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  • Welcome! My name is Kelly, and I am a picky eater. On this blog I share recipes, new (to me) foods, restaurants, and products that I try in an effort to expand my tastes. You might also find me talking about my pug Olive, Miss Kitty, Project Life, my journey with running, and more! Feel free to contact me: [email protected]

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Meal Delivery Services

If you’ve been around the internet at all recently, you are probably aware that there are several meal delivery services that have popped up in the past few years.  What do I mean by “meal delivery services?”  Those companies where you order all of the parts to a meal and they are shipped directly to you so that you don’t have to go to the grocery store, or search for a recipe.  Some examples are Hello Fresh, Plated, and Blue Apron – and there are many others out there too.


Before I start talking about all of these services, I just want to make it clear that I am not being compensated in any way for this (or other related) posts, and these companies have no idea who I am. Since these services seem to be super popular right now, I just wanted to share my experiences with you all, and maybe someone who is deciding whether or not to try one of these services will find them helpful. I will, however, use my affiliate links and/or coupon codes for the various services when I can.  Not only do I get a few dollars back if you use those links to make a purchase, but YOU also get some kind of discount as well!

Anyways.  A few weeks ago the husband and I decided to try out these meal delivery services.  I felt like I needed a little more variety in my meals and food choices – without just getting takeout a few times a week.  I also do generally like making fun meals, but actually finding a recipe, getting the groceries, and hoping that the recipe turns out well once you get around to making it time consuming and a little bit overwhelming sometimes.  I figured that trying these out would give me opportunities to try some new thing, expand my food choices, and have some fun.

So far we have tried a few different meals from Blue Apron, Plated, and Hello Fresh.  I wanted to give them each a few tries before I reviewed them, and now that I have done that I am ready to write some reviews! (Spoiler alert: none of them are perfect, they all have various good and bad qualities, but overall it has been great (and tasty!) trying them all out) Stay tuned for a post reviewing each separate service and then a post comparing the three that I’ve tried. Are there other services like this out there that you’ve tried? Let me know!

New Foods I’m Loving: Kodiak Cakes Flapjack On The Go

Full Disclosure: I paid for this with my money and am not being compensated for this post in any way.  As always, all opinions are my own.  

I’ve always been a fan of pancakes.  Growing up, we made pancakes for breakfast pretty much every weekend.  My tastes about how I like my pancakes has changed a bit though.  I used to be a fan of the Bisquick version, and throughout the years I’ve grown to like a slightly sweeter, eggier, and thinner pancake.  (If anyone has the recipe for the 49er flapjacks at The Original Pancake House, I will be eternally grateful!)

For quick pancakes, my go-to choice now is Kodiak Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix.  (I’ve reviewed these before – here) Recently while browsing the food aisles at Target, I came across a “flapjack on the go” version of Kodiak Cakes, and thought I would give it a try.


Calling these “flapjacks” (aka pancakes) is a bit of a misnomer in my opinion.  To me, no matter the flavor or texture, being flat is what makes something a pancake.  These are definitely not flat.  As you can imagine by the size and shape of the container, they are more like the shape of a muffin.  Which is totally fine with me, I just think it is a bit deceiving if someone thought they were going to get a flat pancake out of that container by the name of the product.

I have tried the Cinnamon Maple, and Buttermilk Maple varieties. (Those links are to Target’s website because I can’t seem to find them on the Kodiak Cakes site.  Maybe they are just that new?) While both are good, the Cinnamon Maple is definitely my favorite.  It tastes like a really light and fluffy cinnamon muffin. I like that it is a little bit sweet, too, in times that I am wanting a sweet snack.


Aside from the flavor, I also really like that these are full of whole grain and pure maple syrup!

Taste: A+, so good.
Cost: A-, you do pay for the convenience, but at $1.99 (and they actually were on sale for $1.79 last time I was there) I don’t think it is too bad to have a convenient, quality, food.

Would I buy them again?  Absolutely.  I have, and I’m sure I will again.

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