three recipes for two people costs £5 per
serving. Though the more you order in a
box, the less you'll pay per portion. New
customers get 50% off their first order.
What we think: A great range of recipes,
which are easy to navigate on the website
or app, with clear information to help
you with your selection. The pictures
and detail about what to expect from
each dish really help when making your
selection. If you're watching your weight,
there are recipes labelled as 'balanced',
which come in at under 550 calories.
Some testimonials say portion sizes are
generous so keep an eye on them!
With a clear focus on health and working
with small farms across the UK, Mindful
Chef was set up in 2015 by school friends
Giles Humphries, Myles Hopper and Rob
How it works: These gluten-free, dairy
free, low-carb food boxes are all about
reducing your intake of sugar and refined
carbs, so you'll never find pasta, bread or
white rice to cook on the menu. They cater
for one, two or four people and you can
choose from categories Protein-Packed,
Balanced, Pescatarian and Plant-Based.
Again, like with Gousto and
HelloFresh, recipes are pre-portioned and
come with step-by-step recipe cards.
There are 16 new recipes to choose
from every week created by professional
chefs, with ingredients straight from local
independent award-winning family farms.
What's in the box? Examples include
Creamy Tomato Butter Beans & Pesto
Broccoli, Shredded Chicken & Peanut
Noodle Soup, and Five Spice Duck &
Lettuce Wraps. All recipes are designed
to cook in under 30 minutes and have
less than eight steps.
When and where? Delivery is nationwide
on Monday and Fridays, and within the
M25 you can choose delivery on Sunday,
Monday or Thursday. You can choose
how many deliveries you want, plus it's
easy to cancel, pause or skip. The cut
off for changing orders is Thursday at
midnight for Sunday/Monday deliveries
and Monday at midnight for Thursday/
Nutritional info? The only information
given is calories, carbs (though not
sugars), fat and protein.
How much? Three recipes for two
people costs £5.88 per serving, and three
recipes for four people costs £5.13 per
serving. New customers get £20 off first
What we think: Mindful Chef caters for
everyone, but is great if you're coeliac or
following a low-carb diet. Also, for every
meal sold, Mindful Chef donates a school
meal to a child living in poverty, with
800,000 meals donated so far.
The brainchild of Oli Ashness, Simply
Cook was founded in 2014 after he
struggled with juggling a hectic life
in London and creating tasty, quality,
How it works: Simply Cook has a
different spin on the likes of HelloFresh
and Gousto. Instead of receiving preportioned food, you select kits, which
are a combination of specially created
flavours (think spices, oils, garnishes and
stocks) alongside step-by-step recipe
cards. The box, designed to fit through
your letterbox, contains four recipes and
four ingredient kits (designed for two to
four people, depending on portion sizes),
which have been created by professional
chefs. You have to buy the fresh
ingredients yourself. On the website, you
can rate the meals so you can remember
if you liked them or not.
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