At the end of a long day the last thing I want to do, sometimes, is head to the kitchen and throw together a satisfying, nutritional meal for my family. After a day full of running errands, keeping up with the household chores, catering to the needs of my children and working on the blog, it’s exhausting to even think about the process of cooking said meal; I can’t tell you how often I’ve dreamed up ways to make it easier on myself on days like these. As often as this seems to happen in my home, imagine my excitement and relief when I happened across Handpick Smart Groceries and their meal preparation services. This post has been sponsored by Handpick Smart Groceries All opinions are my own.
Unlike many meal services that require you to subscribe each month, Handpick Smart Groceries is a meal preparation service that allows you to pick your meals as you go without locking you into a plan and saddling you with recurring monthly fees. Even better than operating outside of a traditional subscription meal plan, it is also only a fraction of the cost compared to other services. Meals start at just $6 so when it comes to comparing it to services like HelloFresh or Blue Apron, who start at $10 per meal, it’s easy to see that Handpick Smart Groceries is the best overall choice for your family when it comes to grocery delivery.
Each meal box includes 10-20 of the freshest ingredients and 3 recipe cards. Throwing together a nutritious, well-balanced meal is as easy as gathering your ingredients and following the easy directions included on one of the recipe cards. Not only does this nifty meal planning box save you time but it also saves you money because instead of buying a bunch of ingredients you don’t need from the grocery store, the folks over at Handpick Smart Groceries have done all the shopping for you!
How it works:
- The chefs behind the scenes creating the recipes
- You placing your order
- Having the experts shop for ingredients
- The box is delivered to your doorstep
- You choose which meal to cook
I was recently sent their Meat Lovers Bundle to review. Customizable to meet your needs based on your family size, the Meat Lovers Bundle comes with enough food to make 3 hearty meals for your family. It comes with everything you need to make Chicken with Roasted Apples, Beef Saltado with Roasted Potatoes and Chicken with Tomatoes and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
Meat Lovers Bundle Include:
- Chicken Thighs
- Beef Flank
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Red Potato
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Soy Sauce
All of the recipes were easy to make! My favorite of the three was the Beef Saltado. I love that the only ingredients that I needed from my pantry to prepare the recipe were salt, pepper and olive oil. Everything else you need is included in your kit.
The end result was a quick, easy and tasty dish that was enjoyed by my husband and I. My only complaint was that the meat was a little on the tough side. Other than that it was a flavorful dish that I can see me cooking again when I want to make a quick weeknight dinner for my family.
For busy families, Handpick is such a blessing, when you don’t have time to go shopping for the week. With our busy schedules, it’s easy to get burnt out quickly over the course of a day or throughout the week so an extra hand with meal preparations is wonderful. The meals are affordable, easy to make and convenient for the nights when you need an extra hand the most.
At this time, Handpick is only available in California, Though they plan to expand soon. To order and learn more visit Handpick Smart Groceries on Facebook•Twitter•Pinterest•Instagram•Youtube•Google+ and never miss the latest news!