Green Chef review April, 2016 (+ 2 coupons for a FREE WEEK- First Come First Serve)

Green Chef is a weekly meal delivery subscription. Green Chef is certified organic by CCOF. From wild-caught salmon to GMO-free soybeans, their ingredients are fresh and sustainably sourced.

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No synthetic pesticides.

No genetically modified organisms.
No artificial ingredients.
No growth hormones or antibiotics.

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The Goods

  1. Pesto-Ricotta Flatbread with Veggies & Olives, Crispy Chickpea & Spinach Salad

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I started with this meal because it was the quickest and probably easiest of the bunch. I began by roasting the chickpeas and naan bread. Then I sauteed the veggies, took out the naan bread, and topped it with basil pesto and ricotta. I added the veggies (red onions, tomatoes, corn, olives, artichoke hearts) and topped with mozzarella cheese. While that was baking, I sliced the fennel and added the spinach, roasted chickpeas, and fennel to a bowl with balsamic vinaigrette base for dressing. 25 Minutes after I began, I plated the dish.

This was really, really delicious. I’d never had chickpeas like this before and they were a great texture and flavor with the salad. The flatbread had so much flavor from all the fresh toppings and tasted amazing. It was a filling meal as well, despite there being no meat.

2. Spinach-Herb Chicken Kiev with Thyme-Roasted Purple Cauliflower and Arugula Salad.

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For this meal, I began by warming the creamy herbed spinach, and using it to fill the chicken breasts (cut with lengthwise pockets). I seared the filled chicken on both sides and topped with remaining filling and bread crumbs. Then I put the chicken in oven to roast. Next I destemed the thyme and finely chopped the leaves. I roughly chopped the cauliflower and tossed it in a bowl with olive oil and thyme leaves. Then I spread the cauliflower on a pan and added it to the oven as well. For the salad, I mixed arugula, a sliced roma tomato, and white wine vinaigrette base dressing in a bowl. Time to plate!

This dish was FABULOUS! The purple cauliflower looked intimidating but tasted great, lightly toasted to perfection. I couldn’t believe I cooked that chicken, it tasted way too good to have been made by me haha. So fancy and yummy! This entire meal was scrum-diddly-umptious. It took about 40 minutes to make.

3. Harissa Romesco Steak with Asparagus & Pickled Pepper Farro and Baby Kale Salad.

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So sad this was my third and final meal :(!! For this meal, I began by boiling then simmering the farro. While that simmered, I seared the steak and put in oven to finish cooking. Then I chopped and sauteed the asparagus, apricots, and pickled peppers. I put the baby kale in to a bowl with red wine vinaigrette and tossed. I warmed the harissa romesco sauce in the pan used to saute the steaks and then finished the farro by adding it to asparagus pan with cilantro and lemon zest/juice. Once everything was ready, I plated the dish. 35 Minutes.

This dish, AGAIN, was delightful! I’d never tried farro before, it was a great flavor and texture. The apricots added a bit of flare to the taste of things and the steak was juicy and tender. Me and my boyfriend cleaned our plates for the third night in a row :).

Value

I got the 6 meals free plus shipping ($9.00), so only payed $9.00 for this entire box, which is a GREAT deal. This subscription unfortunately costs too much for my budget to stay subscribed to though, with a 3 meals for 2 people box costing about $80.00/week. If this is within your budget, seriously this is by far the healthiest and most delicious of all the subscription meal delivery services (I’ve tried them ALL!). See a summary of their pricing here.

My box came with two one-time-use coupons for your first box free (3 meals for 2 people), just pay $9.00 shipping!

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If these codes are no longer available, this link will get you 4 free meals.

Ease of Cancellation

Cancelling is easy, just email cancel@greenchef.com and let them know you wish to cancel. They responded immediately with instructions, which were to go to this link lol. Just be sure to cancel at least 1 day before your first box arrives, to be sure you don’t get billed for a second box.

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