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My Veggie Chef: Our Family’s Experience with a Vegan Meal Service {Sponsored Post}


{NMB has partnered with My Veggie Chef for this sponsored post. We simply love this local business and are thrilled to highlight and share what they’re up to!}

What do you think of when you think of vegan food? Do you think of things like gumbo? Or tacos? Or pasta? These are just some of the things being cooked up by Nashville local, Kristie Rigdon Holden. If you’ve never tried it, chances are that you may not think there are many options available—much less delicious ones. But My Veggie Chef is trying to change that perception with their delicious and easy to cook meals. My Veggie Chef is a locally owned and operated company that delivers weekly vegan meals to the greater Nashville area (including Murfreesboro). Last week, my family and I were able to enjoy this company’s products firsthand. As a mom to a toddler and a newborn, you can imagine how helpful it was to have our week’s worth of meals prepared for us!

Kristie started My Veggie Chef in 2011 and has a passion for sharing her healthy, vegan recipes with as many families as possible. The concept is simple: place your order no later than noon on Wednesday of any given week, and on Sunday between 2pm-7pm, five frozen entrees will be delivered to your front door! Every meal is 100% vegan and is comprised of 4 servings. This meal size is recommended for singles, couples, and families with 1-2 children (with a cost of $80 a week). The food is in freezer bags that are recyclable and take up less room in a freezer than bulky plastic containers. The meals are meant to be defrosted in the refrigerator for 24 hours prior to cooking. When you’re ready to prepare dinner, the bags are pre-labeled with easy to follow instructions. Easy, foolproof cooking, and all the planning is done for you!

Here is an example of how easy the instructions are!

Here is an example of how easy the instructions are!

All of the prep work has been done in advance, so it never took me more than 30 minutes to have one of these meals ready. As the primary cook in our family, I’m used to following recipes and cooking instructions. For this reason, I had my husband make one of the meals to test the concept, and dinner was on the table in 20 minutes. David prepared the White Bean Quesadillas with Marinara sauce; it was definitely our personal favorite of the meals we enjoyed this week.

There's nothing cuter than a husband who cooks.

There’s nothing cuter than a husband who cooks.

Kristie has many friends whose children enjoy her vegan meals as well. She reports that the Panko Crusted Tofu Strips with Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce is a huge kid favorite! Customers are not required to “subscribe” in any way but can order as often as they like. For people who would like to have the meals ordered automatically so that they don’t have to remember to do so every week, they can e-mail [email protected] MVC has fed over a thousand families in the area with many, many repeat customers. In addition, there are plans to introduce statewide and regional shipping within the next few months. Nashville truly is fortunate to have this business providing healthy and convenient options! If you would like more information, check out the weekly menus as well as their very informative FAQ section. Bon appétit!


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