Meal Plan Monday: April 28, 2014


Happy Monday! This week I’m trying out a new trend from Plated, which is essentially a meal delivery service. They send a box of ingredients right to your doorstep to make “chef-inspired” recipes that you choose from their menu. The box includes just enough of everything you need and has instructions for how to cook the meal.

I have been so intrigued by this concept (Plated recently struck a deal on Shark Tank) and couldn’t resist when I saw they were running a promo for two free meals this week. So I took the plunge! I only had to pay for shipping which made it very affordable (just $20!). Based on the portions I received, I think I can make three meals out of each recipe – an even better deal. I’ll follow up later this week in a comment to let you know how I like it (follow me on Instagram @cooklikekayla for photos)!


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday



Banana & peanut butter

Cheerios with strawberries Cheerios with strawberries Cheerios with strawberries Cheerios with strawberries Cheerios with strawberries Scrambled eggs
L Brunch with the girls Plated Meal 1 Leftovers Plated Meal 2 Leftovers Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Leftovers – TBD!
D Plated: Spice-Rubbed Steak & Roasted Carrots Plated: Mushroom & Gruyere Toasts Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Plated Meal 1 Leftovers Plated Meal 2 Leftovers Cookout with friends (bringing kale salad)

Out with friends

Snacks this week: Bananas, apples, peanut butter energy bites, yogurt protein shakes, popcorn

Grocery list

  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Kale
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Carrots
  • Green onion
  • Cilantro
  • Bean sprouts
  • Lime
  • Peanut butter
  • Oats
  • Milk
  • Total bill: $29 (Including Plated = $49)

From the pantry, fridge, & freezer: Honey, shredded coconut, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, eggs, sriracha, peanuts, chicken

What’s on your menu this week?

2 thoughts on “Meal Plan Monday: April 28, 2014

  1. I promised to report-out, so here are my thoughts my Plated: pros – ingredients were very fresh, the instructions were easy to follow, and the spices were great (especially on the steak – I’ll definitely recreate that one!), cons – lot’s of packaging, cooking times were a little low, and without a discount out of my price range for dinner at home. All in all, definitely a great option for busy parents or people looking for a less risky way to learn how to cook. I think I’ll stick to traditional grocery shopping, but enjoyed the change of pace with Plated!

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