For the past little while, things have gotten extremely busy. Unfortunately we tend to ignore our eating habits in times like these and it’s unreal how much Karan and I were eating out. We didn’t even enjoy eating out so we tried making conscious decisions to start cooking at home. It would last for a week and we’d fall off it for a few weeks. Quite the annoying rut, as you can tell.
I was pleased when Chef’s Plate got in touch with me while we were stuck in this rut. I really can’t complain when opportunities for the blog work well into my life and allow room for positive differences. Chef’s Plate is a meal delivery service serving Ontario and they have seen great success with it in recent years. A lot of similar couples and lifestyles have found the service to be helpful and it absolutely makes sense now that we’ve tried it too. All we had to do was select meals that we want from their menu and choose our preferred delivery date. When the delivery arrived, my husband and I were both really impressed with the packaging, knowing our ingredients are fresh. Of course you have to keep it in the refrigerator right away, but at least there’s comfort in knowing they were protected while out for delivery.
The meals came with a very easy to follow recipe card (pictures included!) and 20-30 minutes later, we had this Mushroom and Avocado Tortas meal ready. It tasted delicious but more importantly, we felt so relieved to have a fresh and home-cooked meal. Not needing to think of what to cook and then picking up the ingredients for the week made all the difference in a successful home-cooked dinner experience. After a few Chef’s Plate meals, we found ourselves inspired to plan better and make time to cook at home. We found the best option for us is to split our week into some Chef’s Plate meals, some of our own and the other days are consumed by socializing; meals with friends, family and such. Having 2-3 meals from Chef’s Plate per week has helped things make really manageable for us and it’s great knowing our time at the gym isn’t going to waste anymore by eating out all the time.
I urge you to try it out for yourself! Use #SONGBIRDECHOES at the checkout to receive $33 off your first order (that’s also equivalent to 3 plate credits). I can’t wait to hear what you guys think.
Have a wonderful week ahead! It’s almost bed time for me but before that, I’m gonna get back to planning for my upcoming trip 🙂