There seem to be a lot of companies out there at the moment that offer a variety of meals to be delivered to your doorstep and all of them offering easy sign ups and tempting offers.
In the age where we crave convenience more than ever, these types of meal packages are proving to be very popular. I’ve tried a couple of companies that deliver fresh meal ingredients before but nothing like Everdine.
Everdine is a little bit different. Their meals are all pre-prepared and delivered to you frozen. However, they’re not just frozen ready meals, they’re gourmet meals using clean eating recipes that contain only natural, nutritious, unprocessed foods.
You have the choice to select a plan (meat or vegetarian) with 8 or 12 clean and wholesome meals in each delivery.
The Everdine chefs trained in Michelin-starred restaurants and their aim is to show you that clean, wholesome food can be tasty!
I was able to choose 8 meals from their selection and I was excited to try them all out. The only downside was finding room in our freezer.
These meals are ideal for people who want to eat better but perhaps find that there aren’t enough hours in the day to go shopping. Busy professionals who want to eat well but don’t want to cook or can’t cook. Or simply families that want the convenience of healthy meals for all the family, that are frozen but don’t lack in taste and goodness.
Everdine basically take away the necessity of finding a recipe, planning the meal, going shopping, cooking the meal and then tidying up the kitchen afterwards!
The meals came packaged well to keep them frozen in transit and they arrived with a menu booklet all about the dishes included.
I chose a variety of meals that were to my taste and actually a fair few contained ingredients that I wouldn’t normally eat but I wanted to try anyway.
Each meal took about 9 minutes in the microwave and they all looked tasty even when frozen, with colourful vegetables and toppings. Very different to your average ‘ready meal’.
TANDOORI SALMON WITH RED LENTIL DAHL
PANEER SWEET POTATO KOFTE BIRYANI
BBQ PULLED PORK WITH BOSTON BEANS
JERK CHICKEN WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA
CHILLI CON CARNE WITH BROWN RICE
MORROCAN CHICKEN TAGINE
SLOW COOKED BEEF AND BEETROOT BOURGIGNON
PIRI PIRI CHICKEN
My eldest son actually ate a few of these meals with me and he really enjoyed trying some vegetables that he hadn’t tried before. He appreciates spices and new flavours (unlike my husband) and we can honestly say that every single meal was very tasty and cooked to perfection. They certainly don’t scrimp on flavour.
I found that one with one of the meals, the chicken was a little dry (I suppose the downside of being frozen) but I found that the beef dishes were absolutely delicious and the meat was extremely tender.
Nb. I was invited to test Everdine’s service thanks to a company called Tornado.