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Ever since I finished my Whole30, I’ve been in a food rut. I’ve almost felt a sort of food revolt in that I was just so over thinking about food. I was tired of my go-to foods, tired of meal planning, and tired of doing dishes! I decided this was a good time to have a Blue Apron meal delivery. It wouldn’t help me with the dishes, but it definitely would take care of the food rut and meal planning.

Since my vegetarian friend Heather was coming to town, I thought it would be a good opportunity to try some of Blue Apron’s non-meat options. When my delivery came I opened it up and saw my meals:

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I’m not going to lie to you…the first thing I thought was, “I’ve made a terrible mistake.” Whole30 and Paleo are very protein-focused and I was suddenly very nervous to move out of my meaty comfort zone. But Heather was like, “Stop being weird, let’s make some stir-fried black rice.”

This is honestly something I 100% nevvvver would have tasted, let alone tried to make, without the ingredients being put right in front of me, all pretty and shiny.

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They even sent me the eggs in a cute little package.

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There was a fair amount of chopping and dicing involved with these veggies, but it was nice to have an adult to talk to while I did it! Normally when I’m making dinner, it’s just me and the kids and they are soooo over talking to me by the end of the day.

After roasting the veggies in the oven and boiling the rice, I combined everything on my stove top.

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It had this delicious sweet and savory smell thanks to the soy sauce and miso. The food was still in the pan when Mike arrived home from work, and the first thing he said was, “Wow, it smells amazing in here!”

It looked really pretty on my white plates:

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You are looking at black rice, onions, eggs, Tokyo turnips, gai lan, and heirloom carrots cooked in a miso/mirin/soy sauce/sesame oil mixture. It has about 665 calories per serving.

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Mike and Heather would have eaten 1,000 calories worth if they could have, but they had to fight me for it! It honestly tasted amazing and was surprisingly filling! I am very glad I stepped outside my comfort zone. When I start meal planning for next week, I am going to look into more vegetarian options. I’m actually excited about it!

The first 100 of my readers who sign up with THIS LINK will get two free meals on their first Blue Apron order! Blue Apron sends three meals per week with portions for two at $9.99/person per meal per week, or you can get two or four family style meals for four people at $8.74 per person per meal per week. Shipping is free!