Let’s face it, we all get stuck in a food rut sometimes. You whizz round the supermarket, sticking the same old ingredients in your trolley in a bid to get out as quickly as possible and end up cooking the same meals, week in week out. How lovely would it be to simply have someone do all the thinking and shopping for you.
In come recipe boxes. You simply click on what new and inspirational dish you fancy consuming that week, and all the ingredients, carefully chosen and portioned for you, appear at your door. All that’s left is the fun part of putting it together. Modern day witchcraft at it’s finest.
Here our some of Piglet’s favourites to get you enjoying fun new dishes in no time.
This is one of most popular recipe boxes available currently. It's a fab option for people who enjoy cooking but want their meals planned for them. Hello Fresh offer a great variety of delicious, healthy and customizable family dinners perfect for any household.
Recipes include bacon & butternut squash risotto, harissa sausage naan bread and crisp cauliflower nuggets. Prices start from $7.49 per portion.
Meez Meals is low effort and maximum result which is what you need after a hard week. All the ingredients (which are often locally sourced from it's Chicago suburbs base) are perfectly prepared and pre-portioned making creating the perfect mid-week supper a total breeze!
Recipes include massaman steak curry and udon noodle salad and cost $9-$15 per portion.
When in doubt, let Amazon do the hard work for you. Their meal kits are available full of fresh, modern and inventive meals and can easily ordered online (without subscription!) and you can even pick your box up in Whole Foods which is great if you need to grab some additional groceries at the same time.
Recipes include pan-roasted za’atar chicken, masala tofu and shwarma-spiced lamb meatballs- all delicious and priced at an average $17 for 2.
These recipe boxes are slightly more labour intensive. Expect to chop and prep and give the meal your full attention but the results are definitely worth it. Martha and Marley Spoon offer a selection of over 22 restaurant quality recipes each week, all designed with thoughtful touches to make them extra delicious.
You can opt for vegetarian, family friendly and other special diets and recipes include treats such as dill and garlic butter pork cutlets, three-cheese skillet lasagne and take out style beef gorditas and will set you back about $10 per portion.