Food is such a big part of everyday life. It should be a joy to eat and prepare, yet for many of us, it’s a chore. To others, it can be a huge source of stress. The pressure of making home cooked meals that are good for you or sticking to a particular diet you are following, can mean cooking is not an enjoyable experience.
But it is really important that we do eat food that is good for us. It is well known now that eating well can help improve your mental and physical health. Eating a wide variety of foods means that your body and brain are properly resourced to function efficiently. You’ll no doubt have noticed how your concentration starts to diminish when you are hungry. Or that doing exercise is difficult after a day of over indulging in foods laden in sugar or bad fats.
Eating well, on the other hand, can mean you are well nourished and therefore far more productive in everything you do. The knock on effect of that is you can take control of your life by being more resilient to its stresses.
Creating food that helps fuel your body effectively does not have to be difficult, though. The market for **food boxes **has proliferated over recent years with companies like Hello Fresh and Hello Fresh alternatives establishing themselves in the UK and abroad. One of the best Hello Fresh alternatives that we have found is Green Chef UK.
We investigate why we love Green Chef here. We look at how it can help you take back control of your life, so you find that creating home cooked meals in your kitchen is a fun activity as opposed to a difficult necessity.
Green Chef’s food boxes are different from the wider market as the boxes and all its contents are ‘carbon-neutral’. That means that as a customer, having a box delivered to your door - and all the food that is within it - won’t have added to your carbon footprint in any way. As more and more of us are looking to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible, that’s a massive selling point for Green Chef UK.
Plus, the company works closely with suppliers to ensure that not only is the food that is included in their food boxes high quality, it’s also produced in an ethical and sustainable way. Again, that’s a big relief for many customers in a time when mass-producing food often is at the detriment of the environment.
will know that there is often a large amount of plastic waste from these products. That’s another big differentiator for Green Chef UK users.
Another way that Green Chef UK differentiates itself is by categorising their recipes into the following meal plans that can help people stick to a particular way of life.
Keto dieters eat a diet that is high in good fats, contains a lot of protein but is very low in carbohydrates. The intention is to achieve a state of ketosis in the metabolism which makes the body work harder to create energy to run optimally. It is, though, one of the more complex diets to follow to the letter as many people won’t realise what foods include carbohydrates - meaning that achieving that state of ketosis, so crucial to fat loss - is difficult to achieve. Green Chef takes that complexity out by offering a range of Keto choices each week.
Green Chef’s flexitarian meal plan is one that users should follow if they don’t necessarily want to cut anything out of their diet - but they want to eat healthily too. That means that recipes in this meal plan will include meat, fish and dairy products as well as having a large amount of vegetables and fruit to keep the nutrient level up. It's a popular plan as it means that customers still have a lot of variety in their diet, but that variety is easy to achieve simply by choosing from the wide array of options available week in, week out.
Veganism has massively increased in popularity in recent years as people strive to eat more healthily and reduce their carbon footprint on the planet. Vegan food is not necessarily healthier than a diet where you can eat meat, but it certainly can be if you eat the right foods. However, knowing those foods as well as eating different plant-based meals every day of the week is hard without help from experts. That’s why the vegan meal plan at Green Chef is great. There’s a wide range that is quick to choose from ,so all you have to do is wait for the food to be delivered.
Being a Vegetarian is perhaps not the newest dietary craze, but it’s great to see Green Chef designing a plan for individuals who don’t want to eat meat, but are happy with recipes including dairy products or eggs. Again, there is a wide range of recipes every week which is great news as vegetarians like variety in their diet as much as the next person. And, because users can be confident that the ingredients are high-quality thanks to Green Chef’s enhanced supplier selection process, all recipes are tasty and jam-packed full of nutrition.
Low carb diets are quite similar to keto, but still allow low Gi carbohydrates as part of a meal- in measured amounts. That’s why it's great to see the inclusion of low carb meal plans as part of Green Chef’s offering. The company does all the measuring out for you so there’s a massive time saver included in making recipes from the low carb selection at Green Chef. Plus, they’re all really tasty too so you’ll be none the wiser that your food doesn’t include the amount of carbs that you may have been used to.
Also read: Your 10 Step Guide To Choosing the Perfect Diet Plan for Your Lifestyle
There are a number of ways that the benefits that Green Chef offers you can help you take back control of your life and minimise the stress that catering for your household can create.
If you or any one of your family members follows a strict diet - for example being vegan - Green Chef can make that diet work for you by offering you a selection of different vegan meals each week. That means you don’t have to stress about meal planning or get frustrated with the lack of variety in your diet. Instead, with just a few clicks on the company’s website, you can pick delicious vegan meals that are easy to make and highly enjoyable to eat.
On the face of it, food boxes from Green Chef are more expensive than the traditional supermarket shop. However, that doesn’t take into account all the extra value that you would derive from using the company’s product. The ease that you add into your life means you have more time to spend where you want it - meaning you can relax with your family, dedicate more time to other hobbies that bring you joy, and spend less time in stressful supermarket queues or traffic going to the supermarket.
Another reason that these boxes are cheaper than they originally seem is that you don’t waste any food. Many of us try to economise by buying bigger size, ‘better value’ packs of food in the supermarket. However, so much of that food is simply wasted as we never finish what we have bought before it goes off - despite our best intentions.
Less waste is also great for the environment, but the company can help you take back another area of control in your life - your energy usage. Knowing that buying a box has had no impact in terms of carbon emissions on the planet is a source of comfort. The subsequent peace of mind that you can gain cannot be dismissed easily, plus the ease with which reducing your carbon emissions in this way is fantastic too. Green Chef is a fantastic convenience.
Green Chef UK food boxes are great and one of the best Hello Fresh alternatives we have found. That’s thanks to continually delivering high quality ingredients that make delicious food - even when part of a strict dietary lifestyle. It means that users gain so much extra time as well as saving themselves the usual amount of stress that can come from catering for a household. The cumulative effect of that - plus adding the advantages of eating a varied, nutritious diet - means that users have more energy to concentrate on the other parts of their lives that matter to them most.