It’s been almost two months since I wrote a post for my blog, and I feel so good doing it! After being sick for about three months, I’m finally feeling a lot better! It feels amazing to get my energy back – I feel like I’m myself again. I have to admit that the past few months have been quite a rollercoaster emotionally and I’m glad it’s almost over.
During those few months, I had a lot of trouble taking care of myself since I didn’t have much energy. I kept working four days a week, so all my energy went into work and I couldn’t do much more. That means that careful grocery shopping and menu planning went a out the window as well as working out or planning much activities. I’m sad to admit that I had no choice but be a couch potato. However, as I mentioned in a previous post, my parents were kind enough to come help me out and give me lots of food that I was able to put in the freezer so that I could still eat healthy. But all of that made me think that even when I’m feeling 100%, it takes a lot of time to plan an interesting menu and perhaps I should find another way to shop and cook food. This brings me to a couple weeks ago when I got a Goodfood coupon by the mail. Usually all of those things go directly to the recycling bin, but since I’d been thinking about better ways of eating healthy, I decided to check it out! Turns out it cost me $51 for a first week worth of food with the coupon, so I couldn’t resist trying it.
At first, I was really surprised by the price. I thought those delivering companies were a lot more expensive, but a standard price of $78 per week for 8 meals sounds extremely reasonable to me, especially with the generous portions they send. Since I live on my own, I always end up buying too much food at the grocery store as most products are sold in bulk and not only does a lot of food goes to waste, but I have to eat the same recipe over and over. Therefore, grocery shopping ends up being quite expensive if I want to diversify my meals. With Goodfood, I don’t have to worry about that! Everything is sent in the exact quantities you need to make the recipe and that’s it. This week, I cooked a tuna salad, veggie tacos, beef yakisoba and bolognese rigatoni. To cook all of these recipes the usual way, I would have had to get so many ingredients from the grocery store and there’s no way I would have been able to eat them all. On top of this, the recipes are sent with step-by-step photos that make it so easy to cook, even if you are not an experienced chef. Personally, it forces me to get out of my comfort zone and cook recipes I wouldn’t have tried otherwise. For instance, it was my first time cooking with wild tuna!
By the way, when you buy a box of food, Goodfood gives a meal to a young kid in need. How amazing is that? You eat good and you do good!
Happy cooking 🙂