Imagine no more grocery shopping. No more having to take time out of your busy home and work schedule to plan meals, wait in line to shop for the ingredients, and then make another trip when you inevitably forget something. Sounds nice, right? With meal kits like Chicago’s Home Chef, you can have fresh, healthy meal ingredients and recipes delivered straight to your door. Ingredients are guaranteed to be fresh, and they come pre-chopped and pre-measured to fit the recipe of choice. And with the price coming just under $10 per meal, you’ll save money as well.

1. Easy to Adjust Your Schedule

The first great thing about Home Chef is that it’s not a binding contract, locking you into years of meal delivery if you end up not liking the service. The boxes are delivered each week on a day of your choosing, and you can simply go online to your account to switch the delivery date to a different day to accommodate your schedule. You can even choose to skip a week if you’ll be out of town or pause the account entirely for more long-term vacations or absences. And if you decide that the service isn’t for you, you can cancel entirely with no fee or hassle.

2. Lots of Meal Options

Home Chef boasts ten delicious weekday dinner options (check out the menu), ranging from Vietnamese shrimp-stuffed pancakes and wild mushroom and pesto linguine to spicy apple-glazed pork tenderloin and lemon parmesan chicken orzo. Options are available for gluten-free and low-carb dishes, as well as recently added breakfast recipes along with a seasonal fresh fruit basket and ready-to-blend smoothies. No matter how picky your family is, you’re guaranteed to find something to fit its liking.

Menus change around depending on what’s fresh and available in the season, but the newly updated lists are available as far as five weeks in advance so that you can plan out what you’ll be eating way before the date arrives. As one Home Chef review raved, “The options and variety of recipes are by far the best, and when you go on the site to choose your meals, everything from allergens to low-calorie and low-carb indicators are clear and visible before you even click the recipes.”

3. Tips from Professional Chefs

Fear not if you’re not an experienced cook. For each recipe, Home Chef’s professional chefs make the recipe to figure out the best way to make it and include these tips and tricks along with the main recipe steps.

4. Kit to Table in 30 Minutes

All your ingredients come pre-portioned out so that you simply have to turn on the stove or oven and follow the recipe to make your perfect meal. This convenience speeds up the process while cooking and also greatly simplifies after-dinner cleanup, leaving you free to do other things like focus on work or spend quality time with your family.

5. Eco-Friendly Approach

As this article discusses, Home Chef has an extremely eco-friendly approach to meal kits when compared to competitors. All of the food is packaged in containers that are either recyclable or biodegradable. Liquid ingredients come in reusable containers, and dry spices come in resealable packages so that any leftovers can be saved for other uses.

All in all, Home Chef is one of the best meal kit plans on the market due to its competitive price, a wide selection of delicious dishes, and rapid, eco-friendly delivery. Next time you’re standing in line at the grocery store wondering why you always take time out of your schedule for such a hassle, get on your phone and sign up for Home Cook! Fast, delicious meal prep is on its way.

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