This week I’ve been crazy crazy busy at work. I always like to make time for me time during the week, which mainly consists of making myself nice food and doing some exercise. But some weeks, and this week was one of those weeks, I just don’t have the time!
So without wanting to sacrifice the exercise (bootcamp is a GREAT stress reliever), I decided to give Eat First a go after they sent me an email a few weeks ago!
It was a ridiculously simple process actually. I ordered my three meals (and a cookie) on their website, chose a delivery slot (8:00-8:45pm) and payed via paypal. All done in about 2 minutes flat!! It was also q pretty reasonably priced for delivery food, the whole lot came to £25.75 exactly. So not massively stretching the purse,
The next day my driver arrived just after 8pm and handed me over this little bag of delights!
I unpacked my feast and then had to decide what to eat first (GEDDIT? #puntastic).
I eventually decided on the butternut squash quesadillas created by Chef Ben Hodges. Which were grilled quesadillas with “pulled” butternut squash, black beans and mozzarella. Served with tomato salsa, coleslaw and sour cream.
Handily, cooking instructions are included in the lovely little envelope you get sent when your food arrives. So I whacked them in the oven for 8 minutes, sat and watched the mozzarella oooooze, and waited for them to crisp up nicely.
And boy did they crisp up! Check out the cheese porn…
I had to season them a little bit to my taste, but other than that no complaints. A lovely light meal, which left me feeling satisfied but not bloaty – not easily achieved for me with delivery food!
Anyway, enough about my digestive system… ON TO NIGHT TWO!
The second night I went for this super beef protein salad, by Chef Ben Hodges again. This was by far the best meal I had. A TASTE SENSATION.
The salad is made up of super-seed blend of organic quinoa, kale, lemon, pumpkin, edamame, mint and lentils is mixed with white cabbage, dried apricots, and pumpkin seeds. Served with an orange honey dressing and fresh salsa verde on the side.
JUST LOOK AT IT!
Coooooor *drools slightly*
The final night was Moo Ping Thai Pork which was created by KraPow LDN! The little box of wonders contained small pieces of pork collar, marinated overnight in Thai spices and flazed with a sweet Nam Jim Jaew sauce. It came with brown jasmine rice, mint and cucumber and extra sauce (which was very welcome, the sauce was delicious!).
This was probably my least favourite of the three meals, but still went down very nicely (I would have perhaps liked a bit more salad and less rice, but I’m not great with rice, so I’m sure others would disagree!)
Unfortunately I didn’t get a cooking instructions card with this one, but the clever people at Eat First had that covered, with full instructions available on their website.
Again very easy to put together, with very little hassle. Grab an eyeful below!
All in all I really rate Eat First as a concept. The meals are tasty, easy to order and get delivered, and very easy to put together on the night. It’s essentially mid-way between Deliveroo and Taste Made, for those that want to cook, but don’t really want all the hassle!
I’ll definitely bear them in mind again when I know I’ve got a busy week ahead. It’s a great way to still ensure you eat healthily and won’t break the bank.
If you feel like giving it a go, put my code 238COZWO in at the checkout to get £7.50 off your first order!
So the final verdict…
Overall Total: 4.5/5
Difficulty: Very easy
And the crucial details…