I have NEVER tried a food subscription box before but have always been intrigued by the idea of healthy recipes specifically tailored to you and your needs sent straight to your door.
Especially since I can’t cook to save my life so there’s definitely no chance I’m going to come up with award winning recipes magically on my own.
If I can make my life, and meal plans, a little bit easier by having actual chefs come up with great meals for me, I’m sure as hell going to do it! I discovered a new food subscription box that is most definitely becoming a staple in our home.
So lets dive into why this subscription box has become my go to for amazing dishes.
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What Is Martha & Marley Spoon?
So has anyone heard of the extremely well known household name Martha Stewart? Well guess who’s recipes you’re going to be creating right from the comfort of your own home!
Martha & Marley Spoon design easy creative recipes for you and your family to enjoy during the week so you don’t get stuck in the same old same old routine.
And I’m not talking about mac n’ cheese and french fries. I’m talking about seasonal produce, high-quality meats, and artisanal vinegar. In other words, REAL food!
Each meal is pre portioned to fit your recipe exactly so there is less food waste which I know we are all guilty of from time to time. So if you’re a family of four, your meals will be sent to you with exact measurements for a family of four.
Marley Spoon delivers on a weekly basis so you can get new fresh meals every time. You can also pick and choose the weeks you want to receive your meals. So lets say you have two weeks you’re going to be super busy and you don’t have time to come up with new meals for the family.
You can have Marley Spoon cover dinner a couple nights during your busy week to make your life easier while still having new fresh meals the whole family will enjoy.
How Does It Work?
Here’s the really great part, Marley Spoon makes it super easy to customize the dishes to fit your current situation.
You can pick the size of your family and the number of meals you’d like to receive per week so you get measurements made right for you. Whether it’s just you and the boyfriend or hubby, or if the kids are joining you too.
And since not everyone has the same taste, you get to pick the meals you want every week! So you don’t have to cross your fingers and hope it’s something you’ll enjoy.
Plus on top of that they let you pick your delivery day and time to fit your schedule to make your life that much easier.
I was SO happy to see how well all the ingredients were packaged to stay fresh. One of the dishes I chose contained meat so the fact that the box came both insulated AND lined with Icepacks to ensure the meat didn’t spoil was very reassuring.
Each meal came packed in a separate bag that matched the two recipe cards given so there was no confusion as to what food went with what meal. The recipe cards honestly got me even more excited to make the meals because they looked so good!
Plus there are only six simple steps so you don’t get overwhelmed cooking a new meal.
I still can’t get over the fact that you get REAL fresh veggies to create your meal. I definitely strive to live a healthier lifestyle and the Marley Spoon box made that so easy for me to do.
The only additional supplies needed were things like salt/pepper, cooking oil, and flour that are usually basic staples in every household.
Now like I mentioned before, I can’t cook to save my life. So the well explained instructions that included pictures were extremely helpful and easy to follow. My boyfriend and I actually just taped the instructions to the cabinet while we were cooking to make it even easier!
I received a recipe for Chickpea Tinga Tacos (vegetarian) and Crispy Lemon Butter Chicken. And I’m not going to lie, they were waaaaaaay better than anything I’d ever cooked by myself. I honestly would’ve paid for a restaurant meal like these and I made them in my own kitchen!
Not to mention the picture given on the recipe card actually looked pretty damn close to what I made instead of like a foreign object like my dishes usually do.
With the two of us working together the meals were quick to make and absolutely delicious. It was the first time I got my boyfriend to eat a meatless meal that he actually enjoyed!
Veggie tacos are now a new fun staple in our house and we love it!
And let’s just round up all the most important points so you can see why you need Marley Spoon in your life.
1. The dishes were extremely filling and you truly got enough food for the number of people you asked for (my boyfriend and I).
2. The recipes didn’t take you 25 years to make AND you didn’t have to run around your grocery store looking for ingredients you’d never even heard of.
3. You get new cooking inspiration! I’d never had a dish with chickpeas before and guess what item is a new staple in my pantry? I got a great dish and a great new idea!
4. Makes meal planning a few times a week so simple because the meals are already planned for you and you just have to put it all together.
5. It’s fun! You get to live out your inner master chef in your own kitchen with amazing ingredients that to be honest I NEVER would’ve bought on my own.
6. When you’re done, you can keep a recipe binder and put all the dishes you’ve made inside!
Is It Worth It?
Yes! And I’m not just saying that because I love to eat. You truly get to try top notch dishes that you normally either could never come up with on your own, or would’ve never thought to buy those ingredients in the store.
As I’m still learning to cook having Marley Spoon to help up my skills and give me some new dish ideas has been extremely helpful.
Plus my boyfriend and I have found a fun new subscription box that we both enjoy (well duh it’s food!) that has also become a new at home date night idea. Cooking a new recipe together and enjoying the meals at the end.
Why it took me so long to try out a subscription box like this I will never know, but I’m so glad it’s a new staple in our home.
If you’re looking to switch up the same boring dishes you’ve been making for months on end, I highly suggest Martha & Marley Spoon.