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How I Quit My Takeout Addiction with Home Chef’s Fast & Fresh Meals

Meal delivery was my answer.

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Last Updated: May 2021 | Stephanie M

I really loved my takeout food – and it showed. That’s why I had such a special affinity for my big, bulky sweaters. They allowed me to hide the results of all the fast-food drive-bys and frequent ordering-in I’d been doing all winter. But now that spring has begun to turn up the heat, the big, bulky sweaters are coming off and I realized I have nowhere to hide.

I needed to find a solution fast, but I knew I couldn’t manage any of those fad diets that are so popular today. I have a busy life! I can’t spend two hours in the kitchen cooking a meal. And I certainly can’t count all those carbs and fat and all. Who has time to do all of that dietary gymnastics anyway?

I sure don’t.

Then I tried Home Chef All I can say is WOW! This service rocks! They have a brand new menu plan with healthier, dietitian-approved options like their calorie and carb-conscious recipes and more. But with Home Chef’s flexible menus, you don’t have to stick with just one plan forever. Customers are always able to order from the full menu with over 38 different meal options each week.

I’m especially excited to try Home Chef’s NEW limited time collaboration with Skinnytaste through May and June. What a way to welcome in Spring! You’re going to be excited too.

What is Skinnytaste?

You may already be familiar with Skinnytaste. It’s the brainchild of recipe developer and author Gina Homolka who penned the Skinnytaste best-selling cookbook series as well as the popular food blog of the same name. She has a gift of making healthy cooking not only delicious but approachable. Anyone can do it – and do it well.

Now that Skinnytaste has partnered with Home Chef for this two-month promotion, several of the fantastic Skinnytaste recipes will be crafted into meal kits. This means that Home Chef subscribers can get one Skinnytaste recipe per week during May and June!

Each Skinnytaste recipe is made with the freshest seasonal ingredients available. What’s more, each of the kits for these dietitian-approved recipes contains portion-controlled ingredients and are absolutely delicious! This is great news if you’re like me and trying to shed the winter “insulation” that my big, bulky sweaters were hiding!

How Does Home Chef work?

Home Chef has revamped their program a little to give you access to more high-quality, affordable, nutritious meals, each packed with hearty proteins so you stay fuller longer.

Now you can choose from one of three meal plans

  • Classic: A wide selection of exciting and familiar meal kits that range from easy to expert.
  • Fresh and Easy: Our most convenient recipe options yet like Oven-Ready, Fast & Fresh, and 15 Minute Meal Kits.
  • A NEW Fresh Start: Healthier, dietitian-approved options that meet all plate goals with calorie and carb-conscious filters, sodium sensible, protein-packed, and reduced saturated fat.

What really makes this whole program so special though is that no matter what menu plan you pick, you can always choose from the full menu.

You go on the Home Chef website each week, choose your meals, and they show up at your door. It’s that simple.

Who knew it could be so easy to eat so healthy?

Do I Need to Know How to Cook?

I’ll be the first one to tell you, cooking is NOT my thing. And I’m not going to lie – when I first looked at the Home Chef program, I was a little nervous. I just could not see myself spending hours in the kitchen to prepare a meal that, given my cooking skills, would have an iffy outcome at best.

I mean, making toast is a challenge for me. If I get it right, it’s an accident.

But Home Chef takes the pressure off us non-cooks. Each kit contains fresh, portioned ingredients and detailed instructions. BUT if even that is too much, the Oven-Ready options even come pre-prepped to make it extra easy.

So, I had no excuse – and neither do you.

I can get in and out of the kitchen in under 30 minutes most of the time. There’s very minimal prep, and the kits are not complicated at all – but you would never know it. They are delicious! They look pretty fancy too.

What if I have to Pause or Cancel My Home Chef Service?

When Home Chef says no strings attached, they mean it! You can see that right away. Did you know that they don’t charge on signup? You can start, stop, pause, or cancel your Home Chef service whenever you want. There is no contract – ever.

Going on vacation? No sweat! Put it on pause. Are you at a place where you only need one kit a week or a couple of times a month? That’s fine. Simply make the adjustments to your delivery frequency from your account page. It is SO FLEXIBLE and accommodating. Whatever your lifestyle looks like, Home Chef can work with you and provide the healthy, tasty meals you love.

Plus, if you ever hit a snag or have a question, Home Chef has a great customer support team that is always ready to help.

The Bottom Line

If you want to eat healthier (read: quit your takeout addiction) but feel like you don’t have the time or ability to commit to complex recipes and hours in the kitchen, Home Chef is ideal for you. It’s super convenient and affordable. Each kit arrives ready to go or with minimal prep, so you aren’t stuck in the kitchen for hours. And you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to how often you receive your meal kits. There’s no commitment – except to yourself to put healthy, delicious food into your body.

There are a million reasons to try Home Chef, and you’ll have to find yours. But I can tell you that it has made my life so much easier, not to mention it helps me get a little closer to getting out of my winter sweaters and into my cute summer outfits. I’m excited! And when you decide to give Home Chef a shot, I know you will be excited too.

So, sign up, choose your meals, get started! Oh! And make sure to look for the Skinnytaste menu badge on the NEW Fresh Start menu plan! You are going to love it.