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Meez Meals: A Meal Delivery Review

Edit: I received these meals for free. Meez is not paying me nor did they ask me to review their meals. After trying them out, I sent a message to their CEO letting them know I’d be writing about my experience and he sent me a promo code. I am not receiving any commission off the sales from my promo code.

Hi everyone!

I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to try out a healthy meal deal service and wanted to share my experience with you. The past week, I’ve made three meals from Chicago-based Meez Meals and with the promo code “mwfitnessfoodie” you can get $30 off your first order.

So first things first – like many meal delivery services, you will have to create an account and log in. From there, you can view the menu and order for the next week. In order to get your meals for Monday, you will need to get your order in by Friday at 12pm CST. While placing your order, you can select a delivery time and no, you do not need to be home for your delivery! Meez will pack up your foods and place in a cooler with several ice packs so that if you’re not home, the food will stay cold for several hours.

Once you get your delivery, you’ll open up your cooler and notice that all of your meals are neatly organized into their own bags. So if you order a taco meal, all of your prepped goodies will be in one bag while your other meals will be in their own respective bags.

One of the really cool things about Meez is that it is the only certified DIY Meal Kits Green Restaurant in the nation. They use local, fresh ingredients, reusable delivery bags (and ice packs), and they do all their own composting. Another bonus is that nearly all of their meals can be made gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and vegan-friendly. If you have other allergies or food preferences, be sure to specify and their team will work with you to create an amazing experience.

Okay now on to my own meals. I received all of these meals courtesy of Meez. Above I said I had three meals but I only got photos for two. (I had to quickly cook the third and eat it at work!) For all of the meals, I ordered two servings and it was more than enough for two people to eat.

Meal 1: Sweet potato, kale, and rice bowl with peanut sauce.

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Here are all of my prepared ingredients: the chopped kale, peeled & diced sweet potato, the amount of rice needed, the tofu and (not pictured) the peanut sauce. Along with the ingredients, you’ll receive a recipe card. The recipe card includes how to actually cook the meal (including time from start to finish and ease of preparation) along with a nutrition snapshot, modifications you can make to the meal (like adding meat, omitting rice, etc).

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This picture does not do this meal justice. I never thought I was a tofu-fan but this meal definitely turned me into one. This meal was delicious both with and without the peanut sauce. All in all, it took me 40 minutes from start to finish but only 20 minutes were spent “hands on.” 2016-04-05 19.22.132016-04-05 19.42.05

Meal 2: Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken Pasta. It was… amazing. It tasted like I spent hours on it when in reality, I spent under 30 minutes from start to finish. The pesto was rich and the cooking instructions for the meat left me with juicy, tender chicken.

Meal 3 was by far my favorite (because I love Mexican-American food): a steak and rice taco bowl. All of the components were perfectly executed. The seasoning provided for the steak had just enough flavor without a lot of spice (though you could definitely add some, if you wish!), there was more than enough steak for 2 servings, and the salsa was fresh and zesty, even though it had been sitting in the fridge for a few days. All I did to make it my own was serve it on top of some greens and sprinkled some shredded cheese and voila! I had a healthy, delicious taco bowl.

Should you get confused or have questions throughout your cooking process, Meez is standing by on their Dinner Hotline. Their customer service is fantastic: they answered any and all questions very quickly and they even send follow up emails! And because the meals were so delicious, I have kept all of the recipe cards to attempt on my own 🙂

Interested in trying Meez for yourself? Check out their delivery area by entering your zip code on this page and clicking on “Where We Deliver.” If they deliver to your area, use the code MWFITNESSFOODIE for $30 your first order.

Let me know what you think!

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