Two of our friends gifted us a subscription to Plated as a wedding present. Plated is a meal subscription service. Every week you pick 2-3 meals and they mail all the ingredients portioned out along with matching recipe cards. This gift came in handy as I started to run out of dinner ideas.
Here’s my week 1 first impressions. I chose the 3 meals a week for 2 people plan, which is $72 per week. You start by picking 2-3 meals from from about 9 recipes. There’s a good variety of vegitarian options and protein options. A plus about Plated is that you can easily skip weeks for whatever reason. You also choose which day of the week you want the package to be delievered. Plated shippments are tracked so you know exactly when it should be delievered to your door.
It came in one box with cooler bags to keep all the ingredients fresh. I appreciated how organized everything was. The ingredients were grouped and labeled by recipe. I enjoyed the large recipe cards with detailed photos. I will definitely be saving these recipe cards for the future.
My biggest complaint would be the portion size. I thought that their filler ingredients outweighed the main ingredient. Their 2 person portion of steak looked more like a portion for one.
Tomato Braised Fish with Fennel, Potatoes and Dill:
Seared Steak with Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Gratin:
Sicilian Turkey Meatballs with Eggplant Ragu Overall, I enjoy using Plated. I do less grocery shopping and don’t have to stress so much about what to make for dinner. We picked recipes based on trying ingredients/recipes that we wouldn’t normally gravitate towards, so it allowed us to expand our horizons. Some of the recepes were better than others. Honestly, I don’t think I’ll be continuing my subscription once my current one runs out. For the little amount of food you recieve, it’s just not worth it. Plated is a unique gift that would be great for newlyweds, parents with newborns or just anyone who wants to cook, but don’t have all the time in the world.