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My First Meal Kit Experience

My First Meal Kit Experience
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Tastemakers. All opinions are my own.

If you follow my blog, you probably know that I am a strong believer in meal prep – but also, that I don’t like to do it, and as a result, don’t do it very often (boooo, me!). Truly, meal prep is an amazing thing – and when I make myself spend an hour prepping veggies or lunches for the week, I always thank myself later. And? I eat healthier, too. It’s much easier to eat carrots when they’re cleaned and cut and waiting for you in the fridge, you know what I mean?

Tyson Tastemakers Meal Prep KitSo, following this logic, I should be a huge fan of pre-prepped meal kits, right?

Tyson Tastemakers Meal Prep KitRIGHT!

But until tonight, I had never tried one. Partially because I’m cheap like that, and partially because I just haven’t.

Tonight we tried a Tyson Tastemakers pre-prepped meal kit, and I want to tell you all about it because it was better, less expensive, and easier than I ever imagined. 

Tyson Tastemakers Meal Prep KitI’m just going to walk you through the process here, in case you are new to this, like I was.

Tyson Tastemakers Meal Kits are made with premium ingredients – all natural, and with no preservatives. There were no weird ingredients. This is actually a requirement of mine for any food products I put on my blog (except donuts…I’m cool with whatever goes inside of a donut). I know we don’t live in a perfect world, and I certainly do not follow a perfect diet or feed my kids perfect foods every day, but we’re trying, you know? And as our food habits have gradually changed to better and better ones, this space has reflected that. 

Tyson Tastemakers Meal Prep KitSo that is the first thing I want to say…this food is made with quality ingredients.

You can find Tyson Tastemakers in the meat section at your Texas grocery store – currently, you can find them in the Dallas, San Antonio and Austin markets at Walmart, Target, Kroger, HEB, Alberton’s Market and Tom Thumb. You can check online for the location nearest you (this is a cool feature, actually – you can search by the different meals available). These are in the refrigerated meat section, not with the frozen foods!

Not in Texas? You can still purchase through Amazon Fresh, in select markets.

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Tyson TastemakersThe cost is around $19.99, but Target had them on sale for $17.99. Each one serves three (although we could easily break the third serving up and split it between the kids). So, at $17.99, this is right around $6 per serving. Which seems like a good deal to me considering the quality of the ingredients and how this is ready to cook.

The kits are seasonal, so there are always new things to try and new meals to cook.

We tried the Tuscan-Style Pork Loin and Pork Belly Pasta. The food was packaged individually (the pork was pre-marinated and raw, the onions and zucchini were cut and raw, the parmesan was shaved, the white wine sauce was in a squeezable bag, and the pasta was pre-cooked).

Tyson Tastemakers Meal Prep KitThe kit came with super easy instructions and told us exactly what we needed (all things we had in the kitchen).

Tyson Tastemakers Meal Prep Kit

Tyson Tastemakers Meal Prep KitWe spent about 30 minutes (maybe less) getting dinner on the table. 

YOU GUYS I COOKED IT MYSELF.

Tyson Tastemakers Meal Prep KitEveryone thinks I’m a great cook because I have lots of recipes on my blog, but y’all, I’m not! I barely every cook. My husband is the expert. I’m totally intimidated by raw meat and all the moving parts that go into getting a full dinner on the table. I’m good for some things, but not good for cooking ALL the things. 

But this Tyson Tastemakers Meal Kit was completely non-intimidating, and I did the whole thing. I loved (loved, loved, loved) that the meat was already marinated and just needed to be cooked. I could totally handle that. 

Tyson Tastemakers Meal Prep KitIn my real life, I would never make anything with a name like Tuscan-Style Pork Loin and Pork Belly Pasta. But with this kit, I totally did make just that!

Because the ingredients are pretty clean (and the sugar is low), I don’t feel like I’ve strayed too far from my 21 Day Fix eating plan (I counted this as one yellow container, .5 red, .25 green, .5 blue and 1 orange). Obviously, if you’re following a super strict 21 Day Fix round, you wouldn’t want to have this every night…but that’s not real life for me! Sometimes I have to make things work, and this is close enough that I feel comfortable having it on the plan occasionally.

Tyson Tastemakers Meal Prep KitSo, all that to say – I am looking forward to trying another Tyson Tastemakers Meal Kit next week. I’ll keep you posted.

For more information on a whole new way to meal-kit, visit TysonTastemakers.

And, LONG LOVE MEAL PREP! (Especially the kind someone else does for you!)

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Tastemakers. All opinions are my own.

 

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I just had our 3rd baby and a friend of mine brought us this exact meal kit. It was so easy and so good!! Our meal calendar ends at the end of the month (boo hoo!!) so I’ll definitely be trying different ones for an easy weeknight meal!

I’ve heard of these and really have been excited to try them! I hate to cook but I know we eat healthier when we eat at home instead of out at a restaurant. I definitely need help to be a better chef, and I think a meal kit like this would give me skills and confidence!

I have not tried any of the meal kits yet. We are particular about what we eat and I wondered about them. But I think these would be the meals that we would like.

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Yes! I’d love to try this – especially because it can be purchased and not on some sort of auto-ship thing.

I LOVE meal prepping when I have time. After baseball rolls around on the weekends — it’s really the last thing I want to do too! ๐Ÿ™ This looks fabulous and I’ve never seen it in my stores so I’m totally going to check it out!

I would like to win to have easy summer meals. The summer chaos makes me planning challenging.

Wow, I’d love to win this! It’s a really nice product, and I love being in the kitchen with my little helpers at my side! ๐Ÿ™‚

Wow, I’d really love to win this! It’s a really nice product, and I love being in the kitchen with my little helpers at my side! ๐Ÿ™‚

This sounds great! Always love a simple, wholesome meal!

I don’t like cooking so this would be great.

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