4.09.2016

Globally Local Meal Kits: Plant-based Meals Made Easy

You may have noticed I have a thing for food.  Especially, nutrient dense, organic, local food.  And that's why for the past couple years I have been a loyal customer of Globally Local.

When Globally Local started out they were an organic produce company that focused on sourcing as many items locally, all the while keeping organic fresh food affordable.  What started out as an organic fruit & veggie box delivery company has quickly blossomed into an amazing vegan, organic market with customizable home delivery options for all kinds of amazing plant-based items! 

And recently Globally Local has added home delivered Meal Kits to it's ever expanding repertoire! So what's a meal kit? Well, essentially you get everything you need to create a gorgeous, nutritious, plant-based dinner including detailed instructions delivered straight to your doorstep!

I have to admit, when it first launched I thought it was a cool idea, but probably something I wouldn't really need.  As the cook in my house, I already planned and prepared all the meals for the family so why would I need a meal kit?

Well, after last night I am eating those words!   Yesterday I took the plunge and tried out one of Globally Local's meal kits.  So what was one the menu...how does a Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with a Rustic Spinach, Pecan & Pear Salad sound?

The first thing I noticed when I opened the kit was how simple and organized everything was.  Each ingredient was labelled and measured and the instructions were clear, straight forward with loads of pictures making it essentially fool proof.

After a busy day at work and then wrangling kids I thought there was no way I would be able to whip up a full meal in 30 minutes.  But to my surprise, I totally did!  Having the guess work removed from the dinner rush made things so much easier.  All I had to do was wash and chop a couple things, boil some water and put a few ingredients in the blender.  I seemed way to good to be true.

When all was said and done it probably took me about 40 minutes to make dinner from start to finish.  And the only reason it took a bit longer than the instructions said was all because of me.  Silly me, not paying attention to what I was doing, put the pot of water on the stove but didn't turn it on.  So other than a few extra minutes waiting for the water to boil, this meal was totally doable in 30 minutes!
But how did it taste, you ask?

It was fantastic!  The pasta was creamy and filling with a great combination of sweet and heat from the roasted red peppers and cayenne.  And the salad was beautifully simple with a lovely maple dressing that had just the right amount of sweetness.  The kit fed me and my husband and our 2 girls and I still have a bit of pasta leftover for lunch today.  Pretty amazing!

And now I totally get the draw of the meal kit.  Not only does it make you feel like a gourmet chef, but it's so unbelievably easy AND it's good for you!


Globally Local takes the guess work out of dinner.  At the end of the week, when you're tired and stressed and don't want to cook, forget take-out, grab a meal kit instead!  Not only is it less expensive than eating out, but in the same amount of time you can feed your family a healthy, organic meal that you can feel good about!







Disclaimer: A big thank you to Globally Local for providing this meal kit free of charge for this review. As always, the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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