How to Menu Plan With Veggie Boxes
The last few years, I've been subscribing to different veggie boxes or complete weekly menu boxes, to see what works for me. When I lived in my student town, there were different possibilities to subscribe to organic veggie boxes. To me, the biggest disadvantage was that it was a monthly subscription. Where I live now, there's a very similar system, but you can decide each week if you sign in for next week's box. I like that system a lot—but when I got pregnant, I jumped off, too tired to work out weekly menus based on what was in the box.
After Little Boy was born, we signed up to get complete menu ingredients AND recipes delivered on Monday night. Boy, did we love it! But it turned out to be quite expensive, and I had to throw a lot of it away. I had subscribed to a four-person formula to get five different meals each week; the other two days were for leftovers, in my mind … but we just had way too much food. That was a pity, because it were really high-quality ingredients.
So the weekly veggie box is back since yesterday. And I thought I could share with you my way of working with it in my kitchen.