In an effort to spend less time meal planning and more time reading, I decided to give Blue Apron a try. It costs less than taking the whole family to a restaurant, and it seemed like a fun way to add some new recipes to my repertoire.
Tonight: Seared Chicken & Mashed Potatoes with Kale, Mushrooms, & Verjus
It’s been about a year since I tried Blue Apron. I decided to call it quits last time for two main reasons–lack of nutritional information and high calorie count per meal. Happily, the former has finally been addressed! Yay! But . . . 620 calories per serving, 330 of which come from fat? Ugh. No thanks.
I decided to try stretching the meal to serve 4 instead of 2. It would hardly be enough for 4 adults, but with the addition of two extra potatoes and some chicken from a roast I made earlier in the week it was more than enough for my family of four (two of whom are under five).
If I make it again:
I wouldn’t coat the chicken in flour, nor would I add cream to the greens. I would also swap the kale out for green beans or a warm spinach salad or something . . . Husband isn’t a fan of wilted greens.
Did my kids eat it:
1.5 year old: Ate everything like a champ, threw her bib on the floor in epic mic-drop fashion, and blew spit bubbles at me.
4.5 year old: Refused to eat the chicken until I told him it was “just nuggets with no bread on top,” shunned the mashed potatoes because a green thing had touched them, and then ate all of his and his father’s mushrooms and asked for more. More mushrooms. My son. ASKED FOR MORE MUSHROOMS. It was a weird day.