The older I become the more I truly enjoy cooking. However, I also am finding that we seem to be getting busier and busier! With the boys going in two different directions it seems that the older they become the more we do. Granted, I truly try to make sure we keep things to a minimum, but it is busy none the less.
So, when I heard about Gobble I was excited to give it a try. Now, when it comes to subscription food boxes I have been hesitant to try them simply because of price points and the variety. I truly like to bargain shop for food and really stretch the items in the pantry, but I also really love to try new things. What was appealing to me about Gobble is the fact that they claimed to have 3 step recipes and food already prepped…hello time saver! I also really appreciated that everything was a one pan meal.
GOBBLE DINNER KIT ARRIVES
The Gobble dinner kit arrived on a Friday in a brown box with a disposable cooler inside as well as ice packs. It easily fit in the refrigerator in the box that it came in. If you have a smaller refrigerator you can always take the kits out and store them that way. Once I opened the kit I was pleasantly surprised by all of the beautiful colors. The vegetables, lemon and lime were bright and vibrant and the steaks and shrimp were a perfect color and texture. I couldn’t have picked out better produce and meat had I been choosing myself. Each part of the kit was packaged together and labeled clearly. All of this already had me so excited just due to the organization and quality of it all.
I made the first meal on Monday. It was Sumac Seasoned Steak with Quinoa Tabbouleh and Haricots verts. Now, this sounds like some fancy dinner you would order in a pricey restaurant and even Graham (age 9) commented that he felt like he was eating fancy! It truly only took me 10 minutes (maybe less) to cook up this beautiful meal. It came with beautiful recipe cards that laid the steps out very simply. The best part is that everyone really enjoyed the flavor. Davis was a little hesitant with the quinoa, but he came around in the end. Speaking of Davis, they made sure to take into consideration his lactose intolerance. These are things you can specify when you place your order.
Last night I made the Brazilian Shrimp with vegetables and rice. I found the flavor to be wonderful and very much on the Thai side of flavorings. The boys didn’t enjoy this dish as much, but ended up eating every bite of it (let’s be honest, how often do kids enjoy EVERY dish we make). I was worried that it may end up being too spicy for me or the boys but it was just right! Again, this one pan meal took me right at 10-15 minutes to create and it is something that I may have never tried to begin with.
If you are a family of four and you struggle getting fresh meals on the table and under budget, Gobble just might be the solution. They have two different subscription plans: 3 dinner kits for 2 people (6 meals per week) or 3 dinner kits for 4 people (12 meals per week). I remember when I was doing the Fresh 20 and prepping all of my food for the week I would often have fresh produce that would go wasted. With Gobble you will waste NOTHING! The recipe stayed true to have very few steps and I loved the convenience of dirtying up only one pan. You pay 11.95 per meal which is really a steal when you think about how much you would spend heading out to eat.
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