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Meal Kits Or Takeout? Which Is Better?

Can Meal Kits Fit A Busy Lifestyle?

Nowadays, everyone wants as much delivered to their door as possible. No wonder the meal kit industry is booming! One meal kit that people are raving about right now is Chefs Plate.

But are meal kits really worth it, when you can get whatever you want ready to eat on Deliveroo and Uber eats? We've taken a look at Chefs Plate, and compared it with take out options, to see which is better.

Convenience

Of course, when it comes to getting take out, there is little effort involved, you just place an order, and it will get delivered right to your door. But with a meal kit, all the ingredients are delivered right to your doorstep, too. Yes, it takes some preparation, but with Chef's plate, the meals are super quick and easy to whip up - some just taking 15 minutes. While you could be waiting up to an hour for your take out! So if you want a meal fast, Chefs Plate wins. But if you're feeling super lazy, ordering a burrito to your door is the easiest option.

Price

With this one, Chefs Plate will more than likely win every time. Their meals start at just $8.99. When ordering take out with an app, there's usually a service fee, delivery fee, as well as a tip. Overall you'd be lucky to get a full meal for less than 15 bucks.

Taste

Taste is completely subjective. With take out, you can order your favorite meal from your favorite food stop every time. But we have to admit, Chefs Plate's meals are delicious, and there's a huge variety of recipes, 15 meals to choose from every week, with new options constantly added. Whether you select familiar and comforting recipes or new cuisines, you'll always find something that will satisfy your cravings. Between Spicy Kung Pao Chicken, Beef Chili Con Carne, or Lentil Taquito, there's something for everyone.

Ingredients

The great thing about Chefs Plate is that the ingredients are all pre-portioned perfectly in paper bags as each meal plan is created by a professional culinary team. This makes following the recipe cards so simple. I don't know about you, but whenever I order something, the portion is usually huge, and I'll either finish it without actually wanting it or just end up throwing the rest away. Chef Plate means fewer unnecessary calories and less food waste! Plus, all their ingredients are sourced from local Candian farmers, so you are guaranteed fresh seasonal and high-quality ingredients every week. You see exactly what went into making your Chef's Plate meal, and you can't say that for your take out!

Final Verdict

If you're someone who's inclined to order take out a lot, then you're likely someone who doesn't have the best cooking skills, or you simply don't have the time to look up recipes and prepare meals. If that's the case, we'd recommend trying out Chefs Plate, and here's why:

All the ingredients are delivered to your doorstep whenever it suits you. Every step is planned for you - The meals come in individual, recyclable paper bags that match up to the recipe cards, and the ingredients are already measured out! Plus, it comes packed in an insulated box with ice packs, so they stay fresh until you put them into your fridge.

All you have to do when you get home is grab the kit and the card and start cookin'. The recipes are super easy to follow and can be made in about 15-30 minutes on average. Plus, they have slow cooker meals, you can just dump the ingredients in the AM and come home to a home-cooked meal. You could even add extra meals to bring in to work for lunch the next day.

Not to mention the amount of money you'd save! Ordering take out regularly is a big expense. Plus, you don't need to buy that 12 oz. bottle of honey dijon you use once. Chefs Plate allows you to relax during the day, knowing that you've got everything you need to get dinner done.

Lastly, cooking at home is always better - and healthier, too. So if you'd like to start cooking more, Chefs Plate makes the entire process so easy and convenient. It takes less than 5 minutes to sign up!

Update: Our friends at Chefs Plate are extending a limited time offer to our readers. Follow this link to get 50% off your first 2 Chefs Plate deliveries!

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