Monday, July 17, 2017

Prep Dish GF/Paleo Meal Plan Subscription: Review/Giveaway


For the past three months, I have not had to wonder about what I was going to make for dinner. I know exactly what I need for an entire week at the grocery store and only need to go there once, and the argument about dinner is nonexistent. My life seems to have changed!

How have I reached such a state? Prep Dish.

Prep Dish is a meal planning service that offers meal plans starting at $14/month for both gluten free and Paleo diets. Every week, I get an email with a link to a printable three to four page document that includes a grocery list, step by step prep day instructions, and simple day-of instructions for four dinners, a salad, a snack, a breakfast, and a dessert.

Primarily, we utilize the Paleo menus in my household, and not once have I finished a dinner still feeling hungry.

These dinners even fill up Mischief, who seems to have a perpetual hollow leg, and a deep love of carbs.

These meal plans work well with people dealing with food sensitivities. For example, while the menus often contain a dairy aspect, all dairy is completely optional, which is nice for my dairy sensitive stomach (thank you children for making Mommy lactose intolerant....). Additionally, the nuts in recipes have alternatives if you have a nut allergy in the house.



Each recipe is intended to feed a family of four (two adults and two children), but I have leftovers after almost every meal, even though sometimes I'm feeding three adults.

In fact, I usually have so many leftovers that after a couple weeks I don't even need to go to the grocery store, we just eat leftovers all week!!


I really enjoy being able to now get some of my vegetation from the local farmer's markets, and wish I could get all of it there, but unfortunately it isn't quite the right climate for certain things like pineapples and oranges here in Washington state.



For produce like zucchini, greens, and berries, though, I love supporting the local farms! Prep Dish menus have evolved with the changing of the seasons, and they allow me to get more and more from them!

To give you an idea of what you might expect from a Prep Dish meal plan here's a sample menu that includes our family's favorite Prep Dish meal, Shrimp Cobb Salad:


  • Meal 1: Shrimp Cobb Salad
  • Meal 2: Honey Mustard Chicken w/Tarragon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus
  • Meal 3: Grass Fed Steaks w/Baked Potatoes and Broccoli
  • Meal 4: Mediterranean Frittata
  • Salad: Spinach, Oranges, Fennel, and Avocado
  • Breakfast: Grain Free Cranberry Pecan Granola
  • Snack: Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Dessert: Banana Cookies 


I've actually gone back and made this salad again twice! It is a wonderful salad for the climbing temperatures of summer!



Shrimp Cobb Salad (courtesy of Prep Dish)
serves 4

2 Avocados
1 Head of Romaine Lettuce
1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
4 slices Thin Cut Bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 lb Peeled and Deveined Shrimp
2 Eggs, Hard Boiled
4 oz Blue Cheese Crumbles
½ T Dried Basil
¼ c Red Wine Vinegar
½ c Olive Oil

Finely chop one head of romaine lettuce. Halve a pint of cherry tomatoes. Peel and quarter hard cooked eggs. Slice avocados.

Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Add shrimp and cover. Remove from heat and cook for ten minutes or until just cooked.

Whisk oil, vinegar, and basil together for vinaigrette.

Toss all ingredients together and top with vinaigrette.

This salad is wonderful for a hot summer night and even tastes good the next day!

If getting recipes like this every week in your inbox sounds awesome to you, you're in luck! Our RCH readers who sign up using this link will get a two week trial of Prep Dish for free (a $7.00 value). A credit card will be required to take advantage of this offer and the subscription will be auto-renewed at $14.00 per month unless canceled.

We are also having a giveaway for a year subscription to Prep Dish, valued at $99.00 - read on to see how you can enter to win!



I love this subscription and have actually elected to continue getting these wonderful recipe, as I really do find that meal planning makes my life run a little bit smoother and this takes out all the hard work, which makes it great for the busy mom of two wild children!

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One winner will each receive a one year subscription to the Prep Dish Meal Plan email subscription service, valued at $99.00.

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below. This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning. (If you don't leave a comment, any additional entries will be void.)

This giveaway is open WORLD-WIDE and will end just before midnight ET on 8/1. 

The winner will be notified by email 24 to 48 hours after the end of the giveaway by email. In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Good luck!

20 comments:

  1. I love this giveaway! I try to meal plan, but I either burn out on coming up with things or I get overly ambitious. I love the idea of help planning Paleo meals that look really good to eat.

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  2. this would be so great for our family I do most of the cooking and am always trying to change things up but never do it this would be a help

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  3. I like the ease of not having to meal plan and they have provided a printable shopping list. Thanks so much for the chance!

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  4. I'd love this for when my son has sports events and it would be so easy to have a meal plan ready for that day and night.

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  5. I have Multiple Sclerosis and this would help me so much. It would cut down on going to the store.

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  6. oh wow, always a great idea to save time by getting ingredients delivered. That meal looks divine. Found this on Thursdays Favorite Things

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  7. I love that these are healthy meal options and would be super helpful since we are about to have baby #3 in a couple weeks!

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  8. I LOVE that they offer a Paleo diet meal prep option. I hope to use this service for my family and start eating healthier! =)

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  9. I think this would be so helpful with meal prep and like that it will provide you with a printable grocery list.

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  10. That sounds so awesome Jessica. It takes away so much of the hassle of trying to plan ahead every week

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  11. The shopping list makes this seem so simple!!

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  12. Looks so good! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!

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  13. Your Cobb Salad looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you will come back and visit us again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. Love this light, refreshing salad :) Thanks for bringing this to FF! - CH from www.cookingfromheart.com

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  15. WOW! This meal plan service and the recipes look GREAT! It would be a blessing to win it. Being a single work-at-home homeschool mom time is of the essence. My daughter and I love cooking and baking together so this service would give us more bonding time and save time trying to figure out what to cook and buy while on a tight budget. The tips provided also help change things up and provide more variety. Prep Dish would be most helpful in my home, because it provides weekly meal plans for the month in addition to breakfast, snack, salad, and dessert ideas. That's just awesome! I was excited when I read about that feature. I've tried meal plans in the past but none included breakfast, salad, snacks, and desserts. The printable, downloadable grocery lists organized by food types with SEASONAL ingredients will make my trip to the store quicker, more convenient, and will be easier on my wallet since food items are in season. I would be less likely to spurge or get distracted buying things I don't need because I have a plan. I would be spending less time at that store and more time with my daughter. I have a strong desire for us to eat healthier using real, whole foods and the meal plans from Prep Dish provide EVERYTHING I would need to do that and gives us the opportunity to try new recipes that may shock our taste buds. I am always looking for ways to reduce my stress level and this meal plan service might help . Thank you for the opportunity to win! - Tracey M @ A Learning Journey

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  16. That cobb salad looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. I am in interested in the paleo diet and would love love love to try this.

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  18. I live a busy life and need help when it comes to meal planning and healthy meals. I would love to try this.

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  19. A meal prep subscription would be great for us! Our problem is not time restraints, but health and energy restraints when it comes to making meals.

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  20. The greatest think that I think I would use would be ideas on what to make for dinner. Sometimes you get into a boring routine and need to spice it up

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