A review of the new Weight Watchers Smart Kitchen delivery service, plus a 50% discount code off your first box!
Last week we tried out the new Weight Watchers Smart Kitchen delivery service for three days and I’m really excited to share my thoughts about it with you. There are quite a few companies offering delivery of ingredients and recipe cards to your door these days but I was really intrigued to see how a Weight Watchers branded one worked and whether it was something I could incorporate into our family meals.
The website itself is really easy to navigate and ordering your food delivery is very easy. You choose between the Classic and Vegetarian box and then decide how many people to order for (two or four). The recipes themselves are all nutritionally approved by Weight Watchers and list the SmartPoints values along with calories. You can then choose to receive either three or five meals that week and are given a selection of different meals which changes every week.
Delivery of the boxes is very flexible. They offer delivery any day from Tuesday to Saturday from 7am to 10pm and you will be allocated a time with a one hour slot on the day of delivery. The boxes are very well packaged, with the heavy items at the bottom, vegetables on the top and meat and dairy wrapped in insulated cool packs.
On Day One we had this really delicious Peri Peri Chicken with Kale Rice. I was really impressed by how flavoursome the chicken was, especially as I was given just a few simple herbs and spices to make the marinade. The kale rice was very tasty too and even my picky eating kids ate it!
My husband really enjoyed this meal. I sometimes find it tricky to balance my desire to cook something super healthy for dinner, with his desire for a big plate of comforting food but this meal kept us both happy!
Day Two was this yummy Chorizo Bean Stew. I make sausage casserole quite a lot for my family so I knew this dish was going to go down well. It was so easy to make. After frying the vegetables and chorizo I could leave it to simmer for 20 minutes whilst the brown rice cooked in another pot, super simple!
As expected my whole family wolfed this down so it was a big success! And it was great to see everyone eating brown rice without any complaints!
Day Three we had Quinoa Stuffed Courgettes. I absolutely loved these as I’m a massive quinoa fan and the presentation was really lovely too.
For the rest of the family though this was probably their least favourite but they still ate some and the lovely melted Mozzarella on top helped!
Overall I was really impressed with the Weight Watchers Smart Kitchen service. It’s a fantastic way to keep you on track eating healthy, fresh and nutritionally balanced meals. If you lead a busy life and struggle to plan and shop for evening meals then this is ideal.
I really like the idea that you only get sent the ingredients that you need, meaning there is minimal food waste. I was also particularly impressed with the quality of the produce. A lot of it is organic and the branded items were high quality brands.
Although the meals are “Weight Watchers” pointed I would have no issue feeding them to the children given that they are very nutritionally balanced. The only issue that I really had with the children was that some of the meals were a bit spicy. However I found that easy enough to get round and simply adapted some of the recipes. So the Chorizo Bean Stew recipe for example called for one red chilli but I simply left this out so that the kids could eat it.
You can try the Weight Watchers Smart Kitchen out for yourself and get 50% off your first box by using the code RECIPE50 at the checkout!
DISCLOSURE: I have been compensated for my time spent working with Weight Watchers Smart Kitchen but as always all thoughts and opinions are honest and are my own.