A friend recommended Mindful Chef to me a little over a year ago and what an amazing find it has been. My boyfriend and I both often work till late and don’t have the time or the motivation to cook every night. As a result we either grab food on the way home or rely on trusty Deliveroo to keep us fed (not great for the bank balance or very healthy either). Then my friend told me about Mindful Chef – a recipe box service that sends you all of the ingredients along with recipe cards to cook healthy meals each week. Since using it I’ve lost a stone without even feeling like I’m on a diet.
If you’re like us the weekends come and go very quickly, the last thing we want to think about is shopping for the week ahead. The great thing about Mindful Chef is they send you everything you need – removing the daily chore of shopping or thinking about what to eat. The box arrives as promised; packed beautifully, with top quality fresh local produce (better than the food I find in my shops). This was one of the main things that attracted us to recipe boxes – they’re perfect for when there is no time to shop. After a stressful day at work I don’t want to waste my time queuing and shopping for dinner on the way home when I can simply head straight home and cook a delicious, healthy meal from Mindful Chef.
The recipes importantly are quick and easy to follow. We’ve learned a whole new way of cooking, using ingredients we would never have used before. We know what we should be eating but always struggle to come up with food that tastes good and is actually healthy. Not anymore – all of the meals with Mindful Chef seem to be balanced and the flavours are great. Having eaten a lot of ready meals in the past (pasta or pizzas) we’ve really tried to reduce our carb intake and Mindful Chef are the only recipe box who cater for this. We’ve tried similar companies before but they really are the best and we like the fact they include more vegetables in their recipes.
Some people think the service is expensive but we find cutting out the mid-week shop has actually saved us money – now we only pay for the food we actually eat. There’s no waste and no need to buy lots of rarely used ingredients that go off before you finish the jar / packet. When you consider the quality of ingredients they use, where the food comes from and the fact everything is delivered we think it’s definitely worth it.
Mindful Chef have completely changed the way I eat and the way I shop. As a result of their boxes and training I now have more energy, feel healthier and have actually lost weight (over a stone in the first two months). I plan on getting these boxes for the foreseeable future. I cannot recommend Mindful Chef highly enough.
Note from Mindful Chef
We would really like to thank Charlotte for her lovely review! If you would like to give Mindful Chef a go just like Charlotte then use the following code LIFE10 for £10 off your first box and a free copy of our recipe book (rated the number 1 healthy recipe book by the Independent) worth £20.
‘As a fairly new mindful chef customer I would like to applaud you for your service. My wife and I have really noticed the difference eating healthier and a surprising side effect is the savings we are making on our grocery shopping, especially helps being less wasteful.‘
‘I love Mindful Chef! One of the best discoveries I’ve made as a new, working mum. Let’s us continue to cook healthily during the week, but take the stress and thinking out of shopping / planning / prepping.
‘It’s absolutely brilliant. With mindful chef I feel like 3 star Michelin chef. Every meal is just like new adventure for my taste buds. And that’s not all, it’s guilt free meals, low carbs, and gluten free. Thank you mindful chef team, you are making my life much better.’
‘Reasons this company is genius: 1. Creative and healthy recipes – I am trying foods I never thought I would 2. I’m excited to cook again 3. I already feel better by eating better. I’ve taken to this company so much, I’ve told everyone I know!’
‘Excellent menu and reliable delivery. I’ve tried them all, but this is the first recipe box that really offers you healthy choices.’
Elize Van Heerden
‘There are a few recipe boxes out there but this is far and away the best of those I’ve tried. I’m a food writer so what I eat is really important. Mindful chef is brilliant at providing recipes that are exciting, healthy and packed with nutrition, colour and texture. Can’t recommend highly enough.’
Delicious, healthy and quick. Just perfect for when there is no time for a weekly shop or planning meals.’