I have to admit I’ve been a little envious when I’ve seen friends post photos to Facebook of the fabulous dinners they’ve made from their weekly meal plan delivery. That’s why I jumped at the chance when I got an email asking if I’d like to try the new Green ChefKeto box*. I picked my delivery date and started daydreaming about what it would be like to have a grocery-store free dinner plan.
When my box arrived, I unpacked everything to take a look. I was impressed to see many of the same brands, like Pacific Foods, I use in my everyday cooking represented in the box. I also appreciated that the proteins were of high quality, reflecting the same types of decisions I make when I shop myself.
The timing for the ketogenic box was especially good for me. You see, after a year on the low FODMAP diet, my naturopath had asked me to go Paleo for a month. She’d correctly diagnosed me with SIBO, and a Paleo diet was part of the healing process from that treatment plan.
The three Green Chef Keto box meals I tried were:
- Merguez Chicken
- Dill-Caper Sole Roulades
- Mustard Roasted Pork
The first dinner I made from the Green Chef Keto box was the Merguez Chicken. I’m a huge fan of Merguez lamb sausage and was excited to see how this spice blend paired with chicken. Becuase I was making this for dinner with my partner, who is low-FODMAP, I swapped out the container of yellow onions, ginger and garlic for an equal sized portion of my own mixture of diced celery, grated ginger, and garlic olive oil.
I found the recipe card’s tip on how to clean crimini mushrooms to be very helpful and have already applied it in my own dinner prep.
You’ll notice there isn’t a photo of this dinner. That’s because it barely hit the table before my partner and I dug into it, completely forgetting about taking a photo of it.
I’ll definitely be making some future dinners inspired by this recipe.
Dill-Caper Sole Roulades
I made the remaining meals, including these dill-caper sole roulades, for lunch, which meant I didn’t have to modify them to be low-FODMAP.
I don’t typically eat fish other than salmon or tuna, so this recipe was something new for me.
The dill-caper filling combined with cooking the fish as a roulade made this meal a winner. The roasted bacon and veggie side was one of my favorite dishes from the Green Check Keto box.
Mustard Roasted Pork
I love the combination of mustard and roasted pork. but I’ve typically used prepared mustard and not mustard powder. But this recipe has changed my ways.
And who knew I’d like sauerkraut?
If I were making this from scratch myself, I’d probably make the cauliflower into cauliflower rice though. For some reason, I prefer it in small riced chunks to whole pieces, no matter how beautifully caramelized.
Overall Thoughts on the Green Chef Keto Box
I’d definitely cook from the box again. The recipe cards were easy-to-follow, and there was minimal prep. Plus, I got a ton of great ideas for making my own dinners. Also, although they are intended as dinners, for me, it would be a nice change from my usual salad to have one of these Keto meals midday (a.k.a. the one meal that doesn’t have to be low-FODMAP in my household).
If you follow the low FODMAP diet, you can cook from the Green Chef Keto box. However, be prepared to make some substitutions. So, if you are looking at a meal plan to save time, it’s probably not the right fit. But f your primary motive is to get new meal ideas and learn some new techniques, it definitely fits the bill.
If you have any questions about my experience with the meal plan, leave them in the comments. I’m happy to share more of my experience with you.
* This post is sponsored by Green Chef who provided me with a complimentary box to review. All opinions are my own.