I'm no stranger to meal prepping but never considered purchasing pre-made meals on the regular until hearing about Snap Kitchen's new Meal Plan Service. After test driving it over the past week, I've documented the process from start to finish, including how everything tasted, what it cost, and how to get a discount on your order. 🙂 Check out the details below.
How to Order
Via the Snap Kitchen website, you can place an order for either three, five, or seven days worth of meals. Currently, the available meal plan options are:
- Camp Gladiator
- High Protein
- Low Carb
Once you pick one, you can customize your daily calorie goals, which meals you want included (breakfast, snacks, drinks, etc.) and whether you want free delivery via Favor (driver tip not included) or to pickup in store. I pass by the Montrose Snap Kitchen location on my way home from work so I opted to pick mine up at that time. My order was waiting for me in a reusable bag in the refrigerated section when I arrived. It was the very definition of grab and go. You can also call upon arrival for curbside pickup. Major Key Alert: Get $20 off your first meal plan by ordering through this link (or the one above) using promo code SNP-2482!
What You Get
Many of my friends have been raving about the benefits of following the Keto diet and I watched The Magic Pill on Netflix a while back so I've been curious about it. I decided to test out replacing carbs with fats and protein via the 3-day low carb meal plan. Here's what I ordered:
- Sweet Potato Veggie Benedict + Mixed Fruit
- Shrimp & Cauliflower Grits
- Turkey Chili w/Beans Scramble
- Naked Chicken
- Chimichurri Chicken
- Crunchy Coconut Shrimp
- Almond-Crusted Chicken Nuggets w/Ranch
- Lemon Garlic Hummus
- Blueberry RX Bar
- Maple Sea Salt RX Bar
- Zupa Noma Carrot Coconut Lime
- Energy Boost Cold Pressed Juice
- Ginger Greens Cold Pressed Juice + 2 Hard-boiled Eggs
- Naked Salmon
- Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders w/Turnip Mash
- Naked Beef
- Mint Wild South Tea
- Sway Cucumber Lime Water
- Sway Ginger Lemon Water
- Matchabar Original
- Matchabar Mint
How it Tastes
Firstly, all of the portions were more generous than I expected. I was satiated every day and didn't even get to all of the snacks included and, since I don't typically eat dinner, actually ate for 4 days off this plan! I was also pleasantly surprised by how yummy most every item in my order was. Of course, I chose things that I was drawn to but also tried to be adventurous and get something different for every single meal and incorporate items I had never tried before. My particular favorites were:
- Shrimp & Cauliflower Grits - The texture wasn't actually grits-like but the flavor was on point!
- Sweet Potato Veggie Benedict - The eggs stood up to reheating for those of you who love runny eggs. 🙂
- Naked Chicken - It was so flavorful and the roasted cauliflower served with it had great spice to it.
- Almond-Crusted Chicken Nuggets w/Ranch - I'm not a ranch dressing fan but this one is cashew based and made with fresh herbs.
- Energy Boost Cold Pressed Juice
- Ginger Greens Cold Pressed Juice
Throughout the week, I kept a food diary of sorts in my Instagram stories (and saved it to my highlights!) in order to be able to answer questions in real time.
What it Costs
Meal Plans start at $25 and include 5 to 15% off each item's retail price depending on your order total. Orders up to $125 receive a 5% discount, $126-$200 get 10% off, and over $200 get 15% off. The meal plan I opted for, which consisted of 28 items, cost about $150, including tax and a 10% discount. You can also pay with Snapfunds, which is Snap Kitchen's loyalty currency.
I think Snap Kitchen's Meal Plan Service is a great solution for busy professionals, people who need help sticking to a certain way of eating, frequent travelers or just those who want a break from cooking every now and then (me). I could definitely get used to just loading up the reusable bag each morning and reheating when it's time to eat! I also like the flexibility of being able to skip a week or cancel the subscription at any time. Let me know if you have any questions about the Snap Kitchen Meal Plan Service or just want to chat about the food offerings. You can also check out their meal plan FAQ's. And, if you want to know more about #mealpreplife, check out meal prepping 101 or this Daniel Fast survival guide. Thanks for reading!