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    Here's What Happened When I Tried EveryPlate For The First Time

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    I know that with everything going on in the world lately, it's been difficult to muster up the energy to cook at home (rather than order takeout every night).

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    ^Live footage of me after I force myself to exit a food delivery app.

    Even when I end up going to the shops and grabbing a bunch of groceries, I can rarely make a decision about what to use said ingredients for — which leaves me with a bunch of wasted food and one very flexible carrot.

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    Plus, the temptation of the frozen aisle is real! Why should I buy all the ingredients to make a lasagne when this family-sized one is ready after just 20 minutes in the oven?!

    If your automatic reaction to the above was "that's ME", then you need to check out EveryPlate — a meal delivery service dedicated to getting delicious meals on your plate, without breaking your budget, or contributing to food waste. And FYI: You can grab 40% off right now with our code "BUZZFEED40".

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    Meals start at just $4.99 per plate, which means using this service is actually cheaper than picking up food at the drive-thru on the way home.

    I personally decided to try EveryPlate because I've always been curious about meal delivery services and I also hate the amount of food I waste because I live alone.

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    I actually am a pretty great cook, but I hate cooking for myself because I end up making way too much and I have nobody else to share it with.

    Here's how it works: You pick a plan — I picked the three meals for two people option, which gave me six sizeable meals to have for lunch and dinner — then you sign up with your details and finally, you pick your meals for the week.

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    Seriously, it's as easy as that.

    I chose the jerk chicken and corn salsa, the Middle Eastern chicken tacos and the Mexican bean chilli and rice for a vegetarian option.

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    The menu is updated each week, so you'll have eight delicious meals to choose from that are totally different from what you've had before.

    When you get your box, you'll have everything you need to create those delicious meals, perfectly proportioned to the serves you selected. All you need to bring to the party are pantry staples like salt and pepper, oil, butter and vinegar.

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    This one is the jerk chicken and it was absolutely delicious.

    And the instructions? Super easy to follow! Even for someone like me, who usually hates using recipes when cooking.

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    My absolute favourite of the bunch was the Middle Eastern tacos.

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    The meat was beautifully seasoned without me needing to add anything else and the tortillas were ridiculously soft — when I was expecting the cardboard variety that you can usually pick up from the shops.

    This recipe took the least amount of time to make too (about 20 minutes!), which just solidifies it as a top tier meal.

    And the Mexican bean chilli surpassed my expectations of how hearty a non-meat meal could be. Plus, I was so obsessed with how colourful my pot looked when I was adding all the veggies.

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    Please enjoy this GIF of me looking like absolute trash on a Tuesday evening, thoroughly enjoying my beans.

    I actually try to incorporate as many veggies in my diet as possible, but this chilli recipe went above and beyond — and I usually hate zucchini (sorry zucchini people, please don't come at me), but I could barely taste it over the delicious Mexican spices.

    Oh, and the portions were HUGE, in my opinion, so you'll absolutely be satisfied after munching down on these tasty meals.

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    Honestly, when I first saw the ingredients I wondered if it would be enough, but trust me, there was plenty of food to enjoy. This was great because the garlic rice from the jerk chicken recipe was something else. I still dream about it.

    And the best part? They've given us a code so that you guys can enjoy EveryPlate with 40% off your first box — just enter the code "BUZZFEED40" when you pick your plan and you can start testing it out to see if it's right for you.

    Me, deleting all the food ordering apps off my phone because I no longer need them:

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