The Good The Bad, and the Ugly...
My current pet-sitting clients use the Green Chef home meal service and forgot to cut off the deliveries soon enough, so I inherited 3 meals to use for myself. Yay! Yippee! I've always wanted to know something about these services.
The quality of food in this service is Very Good. Everything seems completely fresh; all is organic; and all is portioned out for easy prep and cooking. I've tried 2 of them so far, and both were very tasty. No complaints at all about flavor or ease. My clients are on a 2-person plan. There are several plans based on how you eat: Omnivore, Carnivore, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, & Paleo.
This plan is NOT good for single people. There is way too much food for one, and (at least these 3) are not ingredients that will necessarily freeze well. Also, the company has NO plans suitable for singles, and NO plans that deliver fewer than 3 meals a week except for Families...and with those you're getting food for 4. NOT an option for me.
The Green Chef believes that their packaging is Eco-Friendly. They devote a whole page of their website to it. But they don't take into consideration where their customers might live. I've found plastic jars in 2 of the meals, and as many as 11 (yes, eleven) plastic bags in each...ALL of them UNrecyclable in my location, unless I want to drive 89 miles to Las Cruces. Now, that is really Ugly.
A Minor Miracle:
As I was cooking a bit ago, I reached for a 32 oz bottle of olive oil (almost full) that I proceeded to drop on the floor! The miracle? The bottle landed standing UP and did not break! Whew!
I got a small EVOO facial and a few spots on my clothes (still in my day-dress, doesn't matter a whit!), and probably much less than a 1/4 cup splashed on floor, cabinet door and stove. Actually, this is a fairly major miracle when I consider what might have been :)
I love my life.