No matter where you live and work, chances are you need a hassle-free solution to weeknight dinners. The nighttime drill — get home with no time to grocery shop, raid the fridge with an empty stomach, and throw something together in a short time — doesn’t leave much room for basic enjoyment, let alone the experience of eating a satisfying and delicious meal.
The life-hack solution is a service called Plated, a company that delivers fresh ingredients and step-by-step recipes directly to your door each week.
This dinner-kit service offers boxes filled with chef-designed meals made up of pre-portioned ingredients that take all the guesswork out of making a restaurant-quality meal. Within 30 minutes, you’ll have delicious, Instagram-ready plates that leave you full and happy (not to mention thrilled with your cooking mastery).
A Plated meal will run you $12 per plate — compare that to any takeout dinner.
Here’s a summary of how it works:
1. Visit Plated.com and order new meals each week.
2. Receive your box, which includes each pre-apportioned ingredient.
3. Follow the simple-to-use recipe card, prepare your meal, and enjoy.
Picky eaters take note: The meats are artisanal and raised without antibiotics or added hormones, the seafood is sustainably sourced, the produce seasonal and fresh. And for those who love variety, there’s a range of cuisines from Thai to Greek to Mexican.