Dinnerly ~ The Most Affordable Meal Subscription on the Market

Affordable Meals to Get You Out of The Dinner Rut
By Lakota

May 15th, 2018

Thank you to Marley and Spoon for providing me with product in exchange for review. All opinions are my own! 

I love food, but lately I’ve been stuck in the dinner rut. We get into the habit of eating the same old meals time after time until I can’t stand to even think of them. With no time to research the best meals on Pinterest, I’m left with no new or tasty dinner options  to shop for. I have tried meal subscription boxes in the past and a ton of them are on the pricey side, so it was really refreshing to find a company that charges a pretty reasonable rate to eat healthy at home!

Affordable Meals to Get You Out of The Dinner Rut

Dinnerly is a meal subscription service that offers six different meals per menu week. Every one of the servings from Dinnerly costs on average, $5 per person. Each ingredient is of the highest quality and almost always grass fed or organic. Probably one of my favorite parts about Dinnerly is that the meals are only 6 ingredients per dish, so every meal that is sent is easy to recreate on your own.

Affordable Meals to Get You Out of The Dinner Rut

At first I thought “Man only six ingredients, these meals aren’t going to become favorites because surely it takes so many more ingredients than that to make things tasty”. I was so wrong! These Dinnerly meals were so delicious, my whole family loved each one. I learned a new way of cooking through Dinnerly by using only a few high quality ingredients per meal. So what all did we try this week? I would love to share.

Below is a grass-fed beef burger with coleslaw, fried pickles, and a tasty dipping sauce (not pictured). 

Affordable Meals to Get You Out of The Dinner Rut

This meal actually taught me a few things. The first thing was that making fried pickles isn’t as hard, messy, or time consuming as I thought it was going to be and that they are way tasty and super crispy! The coleslaw dressing doubled as dipping sauce for the pickles once you added a few drops of hot sauce.

Affordable Meals to Get You Out of The Dinner Rut

The second thing I learned is the perfect coleslaw dressing recipe. I have only recently found love with coleslaw and that was at a restaurant which left me puzzled on how to enjoy it at home. I had tried a few recipes and even bought a commercial coleslaw dressing to no avail.

Affordable Meals to Get You Out of The Dinner Rut

This Coleslaw dressing was everything I was looking for and I referenced the recipe again when making some for a weekend BBQ.

Up next is a soul warming tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons. 

Affordable Meals to Get You Out of The Dinner Rut

I was really surprised at how easy it was to make this soup. I used my Ninja blender to blend everything but an emersion blender would have worked much better (when the blender says don’t blend hot liquids, it means it). An emersion blender would have gotten things to a smoother consistency although I actually preferred a more chunky version.

Affordable Meals to Get You Out of The Dinner Rut

The addition of green onions or scallions was such a light touch that really freshened up the meal. Is there anything that scallions doesn’t make better?

Honey Sticky pork stir fry with snow peas and sushi rice is pictured below.

Affordable Meals to Get You Out of The Dinner Rut

Now I have recently been trying to make a few asian inspired dishes and have become more and more surprised at how few ingredients it actually takes to make the sauces. This meal was no different, with fresh ginger and garlic as the star spices this meal was fragrant and rich in flavor. Now upon receiving I did find that I was missing the snow peas (my husband ended up grabbing some on his way home from work) but was taken care of promptly with customer service, they also brought the issue higher up to ensure this sort of thing wouldn’t continue to happen to any future customers.

Affordable Meals to Get You Out of The Dinner Rut

I loved every meal that we received from Dinnerly and learned so much from each one. With a price point as low as $5 per person for things like grass-fed beef and organic produce you just can’t beat it! Not only did I not have to sort through recipes to find the best ones or shop for hours with three kids in tow, I also didn’t have to worry about  needing to cook for hours because every meal took around 30 minutes to cook. Dinnerly was so easy and made dinner time a breeze.

I am a stay at home mother of two, who loves to create in every form, from cooking, to henna, to painting or sculpting, creating with my hands is my passion! I love to dance and let loose when the music flows right. Being outside is a special kind of therapy I think humans need more of as well as mindfulness! I love all things new and adventurous and am always looking to experience more of life 🙂
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This post currently has 4 responses.

  • gloria patterson

    I have just started looking and this one sounds good. Going to do some more checking what available etc. I am a single senior and looking for good food and ideals 🙂

  • Lauryn R

    This sounds like a great meal subscription service! I love that everything is only 6 ingredients, and higher quality as well. All of the meals that you made look delicious. 🙂 I also really like that the price seems way more affordable than a lot of the other ones. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Sarah L

    This does look like a good subscription box. So many others are too expensive for me.

  • ellen beck

    I really like this subscription box. I personally have tried another and found it to be time consuming too many ingredients, and actually too fancy for us. This looks like nice home cooked meals that are very realistic to make. I like simpler meals and this would fit the bill.

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