A couple of months ago a friend started ordering the “hot new thing”. Ingredients and recipes delivered to your door. Say goodbye to long grocery lines, parking lot power-struggles, and Pinterest-induced food fails that leave you ordering takeout at 11 PM.
I cook, why would I need this. I got curious. Unfortunately the most popular service does not offer Gluten free food. Kari started doing a little research. She found three services that have Gluten free options. Green Chef, Sun Basket, Home Chef.
Green Chef and Sun Basket have the most choices for us Gluten free folk. Each service is a little different. I usually look at the menus and decide where I will order from. Some weeks I don’t order from any of them. One thing that they do have in common is that they contain pre-portioned ingredients, you also eliminate food waste.
Green chef ~~Pro’s – The most choices for Gluten free. Organic, No synthetic pesticides. No genetically modified organisms. No artificial ingredients. Eco- friendly packing. No growth hormones or antibiotics. Con’s the most labor intensive recipes. $13.49 per meal (each box contains three meals two portions each – so X 6).
Sun Basket~~Pro’s No synthetic pesticides. No genetically modified organisms. No artificial ingredients. No growth hormones or antibiotics. Most meals take about 30 minutes to prepare using easy-to-follow recipe cards. Eco- friendly packing. Con’s- Protein portions seem to be small. Recipe cards are small and no pictures. $11.49 per serving, $5.99 shipping fee per order (first week delivery is always free) (X6).
Home Chef~~Fresh ingredients, Easy to follow recipes (very basic). Suppliers with sustainable practices. New breakfasts, a fruit basket, and a fresh smoothie options. Con’s- some of the recipes are too simple and the ingredients not as varied, but it’s still good. $9.95 per serving. Delivery is free for orders over $45! Shipping is $10 for orders less than $45 (X6).
What I will say is even being a long time Foodie, I have tried several things that I have not tried or have not even thought of trying. One day I made Lamb Kabobs!
This week, I had one of the best meals I have gotten delivered so far. White Chicken Chili from Green Chef.
I made HOMEMADE almond flour tortillas!!
Tomatillos and problano chili saute’ed with chicken. It’s than simmered in a coconut milk broth with cumin, coriander and oregano.
While the tortillas where small as they are meant as an side (like crackers), it was so cool to learn the technique and they were so good.
Gone all day- tired when you get home, FedEx delivers it while your gone and it all stays cold in an insulated box until you get home, no signature required. Anytime I haven’t been happy with a meal or the quality of the ingredients, I’ve sent an email and have been credited back that portion of the box.