Meal kits are a great way to get dinner on the table quickly and easily. But sometimes, they can get a little boring. In my experience of buying meal kits, oftentimes after the one or two month mark, after I’ve cycled through all the meal kits a brand will offer, I tend to get a little bored with having the same meals. If you find yourself in a meal kit rut, here are some easy ways I’ve found you can spice things up.
1. Add some heat.
One easy way to liven up a meal kit is to add some spice. A little bit of heat can go a long way in making a dish more exciting. If you're not sure where to start, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or chili powder to your next meal.
2. Get creative with your garnishes.
Garnishes are often an afterthought, but they can actually make a big impact on the overall flavor and appearance of a dish. Get creative with your garnishes and use them as an opportunity to add new flavors and textures to your meal.
3. Use fresh ingredients.
Meal kits are convenient because they come with all the ingredients you need to make a complete dish. But sometimes, fresh ingredients can make all the difference. If you have time, try swapping out some of the ingredients in your meal kit for fresh ones. For example, use fresh herbs instead of dried, or use freshly grated cheese instead of the pre-shredded kind.
4. Experiment with different cooking techniques.
Another easy way to spice up your meal kits is to experiment with different cooking techniques. If you usually bake or broil your chicken, try grilling it instead. Or if you typically sauté your vegetables, try roasting them in the oven for a change of pace.
Meal kits are a great option for busy weeknight dinners. But sometimes, they can get a little boring. If you find yourself in a meal kit rut, try one of these four easy tips to spice things up: add some heat, get creative with your garnishes, use fresh ingredients, or experiment with different cooking techniques. With just a few simple changes, you can take your meal kit from ordinary to extraordinary!