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Run Oregon Test Kitchen: Green Chef – Organic Food Delivery

As a family of five, with two working parents, our on-the-go schedules can make dinners a challenge at times. We are constantly on the run from one job to the next and one activity to another and as much as I’d like to pretend that we do a great job at food prep, the honest truth is that 3 kids under the age of 7 leave us tired and not the best at planning in certain weeks. That is why it is great that food boxes exist – especially Green Chef, one that provides organic ingredients in addition to preportioned recipes. Green Chef has a variety of options:

We tried out the omnivore box and received:

Garbanzo Bean Fideos before…

I was surprised by the portion size, while still staying in a manageable caloric range. One of the big knocks about food boxes is that they don’t produce enough food (or perhaps it has a little to do with us not fully knowing what a serving size should be). However, the Garbanzo Bean Fideos provided a surprisingly large and filling serving size, and stayed under 850 calories in doing so. I could have probably split it up into two lunch size meals had I wanted to (hey, I was hungry – don’t judge). And it was still flavorful and diverse! The Chicken and Veggie Pho was also super fresh and delicious – a dish I was happy to try and experience, but probably wouldn’t have tried otherwise. The Curried Pork Chops were FANTASTIC, filling, and completely sold me on the Green Chef box.

…and after

I definitely think there is something to the belief (fact?) that organic foods taste fresher and better. These stack up cost-wise, and exceed in flavor many other food boxes out there. I’d definitely recommend giving them a try.


Subscription: Green Chef
Cost:

  • Family Plan: 1 box contains 2 dinners for a family of four, served family-style for parents and kids (8 meals/servings total per box).
    • Vegetarian $10.49 per meal
    • Omnivore $11.99 per meal
    • Vegan $11.99 per meal
    • Carnivore $13.49 per meal
      • Family Omnivore $11.99 per meal
      • Family Carnivore $12.99 per meal
    • Gluten-free $13.49 per meal
    • Paleo $14.99 per meal

Chicken and Veggie Pho

More about Green Chef:

It’s an old saying but it holds true: You are what you eat. That’s why Green Chef is proud to be USDA-certified organic. We source wholesome, clean, sustainable ingredients of the highest quality.

Nothing artificial here.

You choose the meal plan for your lifestyle, and we send you new, easy-to-prepare recipes crafted by our expert chefs to delight your palate. No more agonizing over what’s for dinner.

We’re your sous chef. All ingredients come pre-measured, perfectly portioned, and mostly prepped. Each recipe also features our pre-made signature sauces, dressings, and spices.

Green Chef is a meal kit subscription service. With Green Chef, you can enjoy restaurant-quality meals that are quick and easy to cook. No meal planning, recipe hunting, or grocery shopping required.

All you have to do to is sign up, sit back, and enjoy the convenience of weekly deliveries. Or you can opt for a flexible bi-weekly or monthly subscription.

Not sure how often you want to cook? Plan to travel to the Bahamas for a week? Not to worry! There’s no minimum commitment, you can skip orders (no charge, of course), and you can easily change or cancel your subscription.


Thank you to Green Chef for providing us with a sample box. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

 

 

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About Matt Rasmussen (1032 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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