Plated's best feature is its flexibility. The range of recipes encompass all tastes, serving needs (they will send you anywhere from 1-8 servings!), levels of kid-friendliness, difficulty, and more. There's just enough repetition that if you like a recipe you can get it frequently enough, but no so much that you get bored. If you're someone who loves a little of everything and wants to try new things, Plated is for you! Hear more from Chef Nick:
The cost of Plated varies based on servings you need, and how many recipes you get in a box. We usually get three servings of two recipes, and sometimes one of their dessert add ons (see this review of the cherry cheesecakes from this same box). Including the shipping charge, our box this week was $67.65 for six dinner and four dessert servings.
I also like that they track your Chef Stats, counting how many recipes you've cooked, and how many unique ingredients you've used. As of this writing, we are at 34 recipes and 188 ingredients!
The recipe: pan-roasted chicken with curried coconut rice
This recipe was way simpler than I expected. Sometimes I think that I think that the more words in a recipe's name, the more complicated it will be. And maybe that can be true, but here Plated makes it easy!
Plated's ingredients are a mix of prepared, semi-prepared, or completely DIY. Here, we got pre-shredded carrots and a premade sauce, but everything else was whole or raw. For us, Plated's main drawback is the amount of plastic they use. Everything comes in one large bag (not shown), and then nearly everything inside is contained in plastic too. Each piece of chicken is individually wrapped - and none of this is recyclable. I hope they are working on this! It's the main reason we don't get Plated as frequently as some of the more environmentally friendly options, such as Green Chef or.