A Busy Couple’s Review Of the UK’s Best Value Meal Box

August 23, 2018 3:23 pm

As a 33 year old nurse living with my boyfriend (also a nurse), it’s tough to find the time to cook proper meals after a 12 hour shift at work. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love cooking, but we all know that exhausted feeling when you get home from a long day at work. The last thing I want to do is plan out a meal for two, go shopping and spend my whole night cooking. So, inevitably, we have ready meals which lack fresh ingredients, taste and have done no favours for my waistline.

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I’ve tried so many different solutions to this, including “new year resolutions” to plan my meals for the whole week and shop on Sunday (that lasted a week!) and various meal boxes which I quite clearly couldn’t afford. I was on the verge of giving up finding a solution, trimming down and enjoying my evening meals when a fellow nurse recommended a British company to me called MyCookBox. “Meal boxes are too expensive” was my immediate reply. Not this one she said. This is the best value meal box in the UK and works out at just over £4 a head per meal. The recipes vary hugely, are simple to make using entirely fresh ingredients and get delivered to your house weekly whenever you want them.

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I’ve written a lot of food reviews over the years about what I recommend and what I’d stay away from and I’m very pleased to say I HIGHLY recommend MyCookBox. My boyfriend does too! Here are our top 3 reasons why:

1. Cooking on a budget

I make OK money as a nurse but I still have student debts and I’m doing my best to save for a mortgage. Most meal plans are unfortunately out of my price range but MyCookBox is serious value for money to the extent that I even struggle to beat it when creating my own meal plans in the supermarket. For a box for 2 people it costs £24.99 which gives you 3 meals each – approximately £4.10 per serving. This is a weekly subscription that you pay and you can very easily opt out of certain weeks if you’re away so you only receive your box when you want it.

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2. Improved eating habits

As mentioned, I was eating a lot of ready meals. Often consisting of pasta dishes, pizzas, burgers etc. and portion size is always difficult to control. I now get enough healthy vegetables and fresh produce which, combined with a little exercise, has improved my health for the better. Additionally, I have WAY more energy and have found my concentration levels soar – something that’s fairly important for a nurse. I’ve always known the value of eating healthily, but it’s even more rewarding because I’m still enjoying my meals.I also love knowing that I’m not wasting any food at all as the boxes contain exactly the right amount of ingredients to cook with. I hate waste and am environmentally conscious so this is a great bonus.

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3. Simple, easy-to-follow recipes and meal varieties.

One thing I hated before starting MyCookBox was the feeling of repetition in my evening meals. I was always eating the same things which got pretty boring and dinner became more of a routine rather than something I enjoyed. With MyCookBox I get different recipes every week, some of which contain foods I’ve never even tried before but many of which are classic meals like homemade burgers or steaks. The recipes are so easy to follow and always absolutely delicious. You get to choose what you eat each week out of a number of different recipes so for fussy eaters, there’s always something to enjoy.

I normally like to rate these kind of things on a star basis and so I’m extremely pleased to rate MyCookBox as my first ever 5* out of 5*.

(Update: Having enjoyed this review, the kind folks at MyCookBox have given MoonProject readers 50% off their first two boxes – click this link to receive the offer)

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