So here’s the sitch. Finding balance between work, play and (duh) love during your engagement is tough. We’re all about finding ways to keep date nights a priority and remember why your life has turned into one giant tornado of fabric swatches and cake flavors in one hot second. Our answer to this dilemma? Cozy date nights at home with gourmet meal plans that require minimal effort. So we say treat yoself, and we’re pointing all hands towards Green Chef!
Ever feel like you fell down the rabbit hole of looking for great healthy recipes then only to find out you need to go back to the grocery store? Green Chef is not just meal planning made easy, it’s practically your butler too.
- A no-frills date where you can truly focus on your SO… don’t these images captured by Josh & Rachel just make you want to cook + cuddle?
- Finally getting a breather from the stress of planning (meal planning included!)
- Getting organic ingredients delivered straight to you
- Major time savings – meals can be cooked in around 30 minutes!
- Variety of meal plans that cover every kind of diet
- Dare we say, yoga pants?
We are some pretty big foodies, and we’d be willing to bet you are too. When it comes to specialty meal plans, we’re always on the lookout for quality, variety and of course the health factor. Truth be told, Green Chef is the kingpin in the arena where these prerequisites are concerned with the most organic ingredients out of every kit out there. Not only that, but they have all types of eaters covered with their seven plans: omnivore, carnivore, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, vegan and keto. What’s more? You can totally switch between plans each week to try something new!
There’s a whole lot to be thankful for when it’s all pre-portioned and prepped for you. Because let’s be honest, how many of us have trouble converting measurements and nutritional info for those Pinterest recipes for 6-8 people? We’ll be the first to admit it. When you have an option for a 2-person plan where a box is delivered to your doorstep once a week with all the fresh ingredients for 3 distinct meals, you take it. Green Chef provides recipe cards with step-by-step instructions and photos (#PTL) to walk you through it, but trust us when we say you don’t have to be a chef or dietician to make some phenomenal meals that will also help you get healthier before the big day.
All things considered, our recipe for the perfect cozy date night would be this: 30-minute cooking sesh with bae using one of Green Chef’s meal plans, fireside or candlelit dinner to set the mood, and perhaps a blanket fort for post-dinner boardgames or Netflix binging. Whether you use this time to talk about the fun stuff like the honeymoon, reminisce on favorite memories together through photos or chillax completely with a “no-wedding-topics allowed” kind of night, this intimate date offers some serious potential to refresh and recharge. And the best part is, you can put it on repeat!
Check out their meal plans here to see what’s on this week’s menu, and tell us which you’re dying to try in the comments below. If it were us, we’d be going full speed ahead with that Ginger-Tamari with veggie + black bean rice ramen salad… YUM!
All photos captured by Josh & Rachel
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