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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!

Disclosure: I am using an invite link in this post. If you use my invite link each of us will receive $30 in free food from Home Chef.


Awhile back I began my journey into foodie subscription boxes. I started with Blue Apron and wrote a review of their service. Right away I was in love with the idea of foodie subscription boxes as a whole and Blue Apron was a wonderful way to start out. I still appreciate what Blue Apron has to offer and their service is still recommended by me. However there are a few things I am enjoying about Home Chef that simply is not offered with the Blue Apron Subscription. Regardless, if you love to cook, or even if you do not love to cook but feel you should be making more meals at home, please consider a cooking subscription box! Here are a few reasons why:



1. Time saver - no need to shop at the store, skip the grind and have all you need delivered to your door! 


2. No more over purchasing - no need to buy more than you need for each meal, no food waste, no over spending! 


3. Try new things - try new foods you may not normally feel comfortable with. 


4. Recipes included - you are sent recipe cards with easy step by step directions.


5. Bring your family together - nothing beats the excitement of opening up a box of goodies, especially when food is involved! Make your cooking experiences a family night event, or date night event. 


Those are just a few of the great reasons to give food subscription boxes a try. 


Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!

I had been faithfully subscribing to Blue Apron for months, receiving three new meals each and every week and I throughly enjoyed the food I received, but my mind kept wandering to other food boxes out of curiosity. One thing that caught my eye about Home Chef was that they offered a lot more menu options.  In fact Home Chef offers twelve or more options which include smoothies, desserts, and breakfast. Blue Apron only offers six choices but some selections will grey out, or remove other options if you happen to opt for a more expensive menu choice. That would mean that my true selections were limited sometimes down to only two viable menu options. This is a world of choices, and we love variety. I did not like being limited in my food selections. With Home Chef, instead of taking options away from you, if and when they do have a more expensive food choice, they just let you know that this selection will cost a bit more and they tell you exactly what that cost is. 


Another thing I prefer about Home Chef is that they offer more information regarding dietary intake. As a Type 1 Diabetic I need to know the carb count in my food. Yes I can look all of that info up online but I really did not appreciating having to take the time to do that. Home Chef puts this information right on their recipe card! 

The last thing I wanted to mention about Home Chef is that you can order as much as you wish! You do have to order at least two menu selections, four servings, per order but if you want to order meals for the entire week, you an do that! With Blue Apron you must get at least three full meals for two people, and you can not opt for more. 

Now these are just particulars that I noticed but I do want to reiterate that both food boxes are wonderful and I would love for you to have an experience with either of them. 

Now, let's take a closer look at Home Chef! 


This first images show one of their recipe cards, as well as their recipe binder, which you receive free in your first shipment. I thought that was a really nice touch. Notice in the lower right corner of the recipe card the dietary information provided. 


Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!


Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!


Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!

This Chicken au Fromage was simply divine! It has been one of my favorite meals from Home Chef so far but all of their meals are just delectable! Sorry about my stray tomato, but honestly I do not want to take much time organizing my food for photos, I want to eat it! 


Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!

Everything arrives for each meal in it's own baggie. You will only need to have on hand salt, pepper, and olive oil. Everything else you may need is always included. In addition, most items are already prepared for you. I find a do a lot less chopping and cutting with Home Chef than I did with Blue Apron. Home Chef leaves just enough slicing for you to feel involved in the process of creating yummy food, but not so much you feel overwhelmed or rushed to get dinner prepared. 


Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!

The meals are plentiful! In fact we often have left overs and trust me, my husband can pack away the food! Even with his big appetite we often have enough left overs for a single serving meal, or healthy snack! Below is what we had left over of one of our meals which I gave to my mother, she loved it! 

Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!

Also I want to note that your Home Chef meals are complete meals with a main dish and at least one side dish. Something I felt was lacking with Blue Apron. Now I really do not mean for this to be a rag on Blue Apron article, because it is not, and I do love Blue Apron as well but I often felt that the meals where a little short often having rice or veggies as the side dish which was more or less truly a part of the main dish. I just feel Home Chef is more down to earth true all american meals yet they still venture out into the fun side of things like they did with their option to order Swiss Fondue! We did not opt for it, but it was a nice choice to be able to select from! 

Oh and remember I said they offer desserts and smoothies? We have not received a dessert yet, we do have one coming soon, however we have received the smoothies, and let me just say they are so good! 

Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!

Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!

We used all of the mango in our smoothies rather than garnishing the top with the extra. Just looking at this is making me crave one now and I have the ingredients for more smoothies in my fridge ready to go thanks to Home Chef! 

Another cool thing you can get from Home Chef is fresh fruit! Each week you have a smoothie and fresh fruit add on option that you can add to your cart. I love having these extra choices because truly I have little need to go to the grocery store these days with the exception of buying things like olive oil, and household goods! 

Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!

I add the fruit to my cart about every other week. What I spend on my entire weekly order varies depending on if I add the fruit, a dessert, smoothies, and how many menu items I select overall. The most I have spent is around 89.00 but that was a large order including all the add on's as well as three meals. 

I can not wait for the St. Patrick's Day menu choices of Bangers and Mash, and Shamrock Smoothie! 

Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!

Why I Am Loving Home Chef Foodie Subscription Service - Get Your Free Food Today!

Also if you have any specialized dietary needs Home Chef offers Omnivore, Pescatarian, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and Soy Free options. In your dietary profile you can also opt to see low carb items first as well. Basically this means desserts will not show up on  your menu choices, but I opt to see the carbs as sometimes I desire them. 

I won't lie, I would love for you to go get your $30.00 in free food because I get $30.00 in free food too when you do, and I love their food! That is the last thing that won me over to Home Chef - FREE FOOD PERKS FOR REFERRALS! You can refer your friends once you join and earn free food too! 

So what do you think so far about Home Chef? Do you plan to sign up? Let me know in the comments below and feel free to ask me questions about the service. I am happy to answer! 


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