There are a lot of recipe box delivery services out there. However, none takes healthy eating more seriously that Make Kit. What makes Make Kit different is that not only does it specialise in meat-free recipes but also that its profits fund its community healthy eating programmes for family in need. Pretty awesome isn’t it?
Recipe boxes, for those of you who are not familiar with them, are a convenient way to get food delivered. They generally include all the ingredients for 2 to 3 recipes. Everything is measured in advance so you do not have to run to the shops for last minute ingredients.
Launched a couple of months ago, Make Kit is a social enterprise with a mission that is really close to my heart. Back in 2016, I worked as a tutor for a Public Health England programme ran by our local community farm. We delivered healthy cooking courses in schools and community centres around Sutton. This was an amazing experience which reinforced my belief that teaching people how to cook simple yet healthy food is the best way to ensure families do stay healthy, whatever their income levels.
A couple of weeks ago, I received a Make Kit box to review. The box included 2 vegan recipes: Parsnip & Cranberry Nut Loaf + All The Trimmings and Roasted Cauliflower & Zhoug Couscous.
Each set of ingredients was packed in a kraft paper bags. In keeping with its sustainable vision, Make Kit aims for all its packaging to be compostable or recyclable and recycled. Delivering fresh food can be tricky so yes there is some plastic but most of it can be recycled or reused. Make Kit is also moving away from recyclable plastic with cornstarch or mini glass pots.
The recipe cards came in small yellow binder which I thought was a really nice touch. Going forward, you can use it to keep all your Make Kit recipes together to recreate them later.
Roasted cauliflower is always a big favourite for us, so I made the Roasted Cauliflower & Zhoug Couscous first. It was very straightforward and quick to make. The instructions were really clear and the recipe card included step pictures as a guide. The schwarma rub gave the cauliflower some wonderful flavours, and the Zhoug mix (parsley, coriander, chilli, garlic, cumin, olive oil and vinegar) was really tasty. Delish!
The next recipe we tried was the Parsnip & Cranberry Nut Loaf + All The Trimmings. Again the instructions and step pictures were clear and straightforward. Unfortunately the recipe did not turn out perfectly presented as the picture on the card. The filling collapsed somehow. I felt it probably needed a bit more binder. Our deconstructed nut loaf was still very yummy and we really enjoyed it. The hearty filling was packed with nuts and seeds. The trimmings (roasted potatoes and carrots) were served with a scrumptious maple spice mix.
Make Kit is a fully-flexible subscription so you can change, skip or cancel anytime. Customers sign up for a weekly plan of 2 or 3 vegetarian and vegan meals for 2 or 4 people. Boxes are delivered on Fridays while the menu is published a week ahead so you can make your choice amongst 6 recipes.
The simple step-by-step recipe instructions are clear and concise to help build new skills especially if you are not confident in the kitchen. Most Make Kit’s recipes take around 30 minutes and include only 100% good-for-you ingredients (at least 2 of your 5 a day, low in salt, sugar and saturated fats, and no additives or artificial ingredients).
Make Kit also offers up to 15% savings for office deliveries in London so you can have your meals dropped at work, just before you head home.
Every purchase of a Make Kit recipe box, helps fund cooking courses in joint-partnership with local schools, youth clubs and children’s centres with a focus on accessing families and young people on low-incomes and suffering diet-related illness. The profits fund healthy eating programmes for families in need, making healthy eating accessible to all. A worthwhile mission we can all get behind!
The cost of a Make Kit starts at only £3.99 per portion with 10p donated from each recipe kit, each week to fund Make Kit’s community projects. Make Kit also now offers a one-off box and a 30-day challenge subscription (4-weeks of meat-free boxes).
What’s more is that as a new customer you can also enjoy a discount code of £30 using the code below.
To learn more about Make It, see their delicious weekly recipes on offer and trial your first box delivery, visit its website here.
This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.