Kelly the Culinarian: Win it Wednesday: Meez Meals Giveaway

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Win it Wednesday: Meez Meals Giveaway

I love cooking, it's one of my favorite ways to spend an evening. When Meez Meals offered to provide me with a few meals to try, I was really excited. It's a local company that delivers all the ingredients to your home within 25 miles of Chicago ready for cooking once a week in a carton that can be reused the next week. The meals are meatless and the chefs will customize it for your dining preferences and restrictions, too.

When my kit arrived, I was impressed with the packaging and thoroughness of the recipes. A quick-start guide told me how long each of the week's meals would take me to prepare, how complicated it was and what I should do right away when I get home to move the process along. I also think it's really cool that they have a hotline - if you're whisking away and have a question, you can call the number between 5 and 8 p.m. to get the answer. The only thing that was missing from the ensemble was pictures. I do best cooking when I know what the end product should look like.


Another awesome aspect of this service is the meals are labeled clearly with both calories and Weight Watchers Points Plus values, along with suggestions to make the meals lighter. There are also suggestions if you want to make it vegan or go the other direction and add meats.

I tried three meals from Meez, and I was impressed that they really took the amount of time specified to complete. That never happens for me. Rachael Ray's 30-minute meals take me like an hour 10, so this was refreshing.

The first meal I made was udon noodles with glazed vegetables. I made this for Alyssa and I and still had leftovers. It was easily my favorite meal of the week! Very easy, quite fast and healthy to boot.

The second meal in my arsenal was grilled quesadilla taco with roasted zucchini slaw. This was a smaller meal and did only yield two servings, which was just fine by me. It was tasty and not something I would have made myself. The spicy black beans were really good, too.
The final meal I made was the fall pot pie with cherry alfredo sauce. This was the only meal that was less than stellar. I followed the directions, but burned the puff pastry topping and undercooked the veggies. Again, it made three servings (minus the puffed pastry), so when reheated the leftovers, I cooked them a bit longer and really enjoyed the meal. It was quite filling thanks to the assortment of root vegetables mixed in with giant northern beans.

Overall, I really loved these meals and would continue getting deliveries from this company. I appreciate that it's local, the materials are recyclable and the meals are created with both health and flavor in mind.

If you want to give it a try, I have two great offers for you. First, get 50 percent off your order by mentioning this post. Or, enter below to win three meals for two. This giveaway is random but limited to readers within Meez Meals' delivery area. A winner will be selected by RaffleCopter Oct. 9 and announced on this blog Oct. 10. a Rafflecopter giveaway

27 comments:

Katie Adams said...

This looks fun and would give me a week off meal planning!

Erica A said...

I do eat meatless meals often! I tried Meez last year and found them to be pretty awesome. Like you said - easy and times/steps as promised. All of the items I got were 3 servings!

Lacey Burd said...

It's very common to find a meatless meal in our house. Although we are not vegetarians, many of our friends are :)

Lacey Burd said...

It's very common to find a meatless meal in our house. Although we are not vegetarians, many of our friends are :)

Ashley Tester said...

I've always wanted to try this and would definitely help give me some inspiration with cooking!

Ashley Tester said...

I've always wanted to try something like this!

VeggieNextDoor said...

All my meals have been meatless for 13 years and counting :-)

I would love to try Mees! Its so nice to find a veg-friendly service.

VeggieNextDoor said...

Not sure if my prior comment went through... All my meals have been meatless for 13 years and counting :-) It is so exciting to see more veg friendly services popping up!

VeggieNextDoor said...

Not sure if my prior comment went through... All my meals have been meatless for 13 years and counting :-) It is so exciting to see more veg friendly services popping up!

Teresa Millstone said...

I eat meatless meals for lunch all the time. These would be great for me to use for my lunch, as I have a family of 5 so it really wouldn't work for dinner.

Tammigirl said...

We do meatless meals once or twice a week.

Losing Lindy said...

the first picture of noodles looks amazing! I now want peas. Who in their right mind at 9:30 pm wants snow peas?

ChicagoFoodie said...

If you think this was good, you should really try Madison & Rayne... Chicago Magazine called them the "most delicious" of the new ingredient delivery services across the country! They are Chicago based and have amazing meals! Check them out at www.madisonandrayne.com

chasingcheeto said...

Too funny, 30 minute meals NEVER take me 30 minutes either! Protein is always a cornerstone for meals in our house and meat is usually the easy solution. When I cook breakfast for dinner I make a mean veggie omelette or scramble sans meat.

Jennifer said...

I am a vegetarian,so I would love to try out these meals! They look delicious!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I try to make meatless meals at least 3 times a week, sometimes more
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Ally said...

I haven't eaten a meal *with* meat in several years, so yes! I eat meatless meals QUITE often (;

Ray said...

Yes! I enjoy peanut butter sandwiches and bean soups and salads regularly!

renata said...

Meatless meals are great as you can add healthy grains like quinoa, beans, nuts and seeds too!

G said...

I love vegan protein smoothies and veggie salads too!
Georgiana

Lauren said...

I go through phases where I'm into tofu and tempeh, which leads me to have more meatless meals.

Valerie said...

I LOVE this concept! This would be so nice for us during the weekdays when time is tight and I don't have time to plan a menu and grocery shop. (And I'm SO glad I'm not the only one that has issues with Rachel Ray's recipes. PUH-lease lady!)

keshakeke said...

I LOVE this! I do not care for a lot of meat so I often do eat meatless meals regularly!

Ashley Guskind said...

I am a pescatarian so this would be right up my alley!

Kamila Gornia said...

I love meatless meals and those are what I usually eat :)

Shannon McClatchey said...

oo looks delicious! I love good meatless meals!

eclairre said...

Not that often! Maybe once a week