June 22, 2015

Let me introduce you to Mindful Chef

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Since moving in with my boyfriend into our new flat in Hackney, I’ve been handed lots of cookbooks as moving in presents which I’m actually (surprisingly) enjoying going through and having fun picking new things out to try. Mainly Mary Berry beginner guides, admittedly. It’s nice to have our own kitchen finally. Not sharing with anyone now means we (*cough*…I) can make all the mess I want experimenting with things and then leisurely clearing it all away whilst bopping along to the radio.

The thing is: time. Because aren’t we so busy busy busy? Weekends are nice for experimenting because it doesn’t matter as much if you get things wrong because you’re not in a rush. But on weekdays, it’s hard to fit in time to cook anything exciting, plus the cookbooks are big and chunky and pretty scary-looking at times. And there’s often too much choice. And it’s nice to go out for dinner. But it’s not that nice on the old bank balance.

So, you can imagine my delight upon discovering the Mindful Chef meal-kits. Yes I am also slightly biased because the founders are from my home-town in Exeter and really nice guys but it’s also an excellent idea; something there is a genuine demand for. The boxes are laid out in such a fantastic way that it’s also so easy; you receive the food (meat and vegetables), the meal cards with a really clear step-by-step method and they come in separate paper bags so you don’t get confused. For me personally, it wasn’t about having a string of weight-loss #EATCLEAN #FEELINGBLESSED meals because Instagram was telling me to; I simply liked them because they were delicious and gave me energy. That’s all I (personally) really care about: having a good amount of energy to take on the busiest of days/weeks so I can be my best self at work, battling side-projects, seeing friends & not being grumpy because I’m on a sugar-low. Because as much as we might try and ignore it, bad food really can make you feel awful.

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In Mindful Chef’s own words:

“We’re a new British company who believe that what you eat is really important, but can be difficult to get right, especially with the time pressures of a busy lifestyle.  Our mission is to make it easy for you. Every Sunday night or Monday (the choice is yours) we’ll deliver you all the fresh ingredients you need to make 3 nights of healthy meals with just 15-30 minute prep-times.

You won’t find any pasta, white/brown rice or white potatoes in any of our recipes.  Instead, our chefs design dishes with nutrient-dense organic British vegetables, grass-fed meat and fish caught by local dayboats.  Knowing where your food comes from is a big deal to us.”

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Cajun Chicken Tacos Staged 5

One of my favourites was the avocado spinach and bacon frittata.

And what’s really great, is you can keep the meal cards whenever you’re in need of a nice healthy pick-me-up. I just keep mine in the cupboard if I’m in need of some inspiration.

So, in a nutshell, I totally recommend! Give it a go, and order yours today. For only £24 for 3 meals I think that’s a total bargain.

  • Lj

    Oh my GOD those frittatas look incredible!
    I really wish that I could cook – when I moved into my flat I was full of good intentions that I’d cook at least one meal from scratch once a week but instead I still find myself living on pasta or fishcakes or other things that can be quickly thrown in the oven 🙁 xo
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