SUBSCRIPTION BOXES! Is there a thing that exists that you cannot receive in via a monthly subscription box straight to your doorstep? No, no there isn’t. I received a Purple Carrot subscription and wanted to give my opinions. Keep reading if you would like the tea.
What I Liked
I really liked the meals that you can choose from. There is a “quick and easy” option which is what I went with, but there are other options for higher protein meals or more gourmet style as well. It makes it so much easier to make more complicated meals or to use ingredients that I would shy away from. It was a lot of fun trying new foods, techniques, and adding variety into our week.
I like how simple it is to skip weeks from the website. You can choose the meals that you want, with a minimum of three. You can add on breakfasts, lunches, and more dinners if you want to. From this same page you can skip future weeks.
Each week, regardless of how many meals you choose, you get the recipe book for all of them. I absolutely love this feature. Just because you didn’t get the meal that week, you could totally get the ingredients needed from the store and make it yourself in future weeks. You could have a whole cookbook worth of recipes in just a few weeks time.
The quick and easy recipes really are quick and easy. If you just follow the steps, you will have a delicious meal in no time. I loved making some of the dinners with Danny, and we pretended to be on FInal Table (lol).
What I Didn’t Like
In order to package everything properly, A LOT of plastic is used. All the ingredients must be packaged individually, there is a lot of insulation used. It’s just a lot of waste, and that is my number one dislike. Some of the containers you can rinse and re-use, but they quickly stack up.
If you don’t skip your meals by the deadline, you are locked in. Additionally, some meals sell out so if you do not choose your meals in advance, there is a possibility you could be stuck with something you wouldn’t have originally chosen. This could be more problematic for picky eaters or people that can’t eat certain food items.
Who Is It For?
Purple Carrot is perfect for people that are brand new to veganism or just vegan curious. Everything is planned for you, and it takes all of the guessing out of it. This would be an excellent way to familiarize yourself with plant based cooking and ingredients! You could totally do this for a month and have enough fresh ideas for weeks and weeks.
People that want to eat healthier. Each meal gives exact nutritional information. Some are higher in calories, and I often cut my serving in half. Purple Carrot could easily jump-start a healthier meal plan lifestyle.
Busy bees! Purple Carrot is perfect for those that work long hours or have time commitments that don’t allow them the time to meal plan, make grocery lists, go to the store, etc. This cuts out a huge chunk of time that you can use to do other things.
Would I Use It Again?
Ultimately, yes! I have received two weeks worth of Purple Carrot at this point, and I think we will use it again with upcoming travel weeks when we would rather not be rushed with meal planning and store lists, etc. Your initial box can be very affordable with coupon code “pcspring30” - just $42! Subsequent weeks do go up in price, and as I have the time to go to the store, it is much more affordable for us to opt that way. Purple Carrot isn’t sustainable for us on a weekly basis, but I love it for busier weeks.