When I heard that Marley Spoon had come out with a low carb range, I really wanted to give them a go. I have always been intrigued by these types of meal services. They have increased in popularity over the past few years, but we have never bothered trying them as they haven’t really catered for keto or low carb very well before. So I decided to do a Marley Spoon review of their low carb meals.
I have never really enjoyed ready-made delivery meals like Lite and Easy or Jenny Craig, so I was really interested to try a meal delivery service like Marley Spoon, where you get all the fresh ingredients and make the meal at home yourself. It’s great that you get to cook and serve the meal from fresh ingredients and in 30 minutes you have a delicious freshly cooked meal on the table.
We are also really excited that companies like Marley Spoon have identified a market for offering low carb options. In the 3.5 years, we have been living our keto lifestyle, we have seen companies adding low carb and keto options to their product range, which is so exciting.
So Marley Spoon has 27 meals to choose from each week, of these we have found there are 3-4 low carb options each week. We only ordered the low carb options, but we recognise that you may even be able to order the standard meals and tweak them to be being low carb. My advice would be to stick to the low carb meals first.
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How Does It Work?
So each week you choose from the 27 meals on offer. Once you are signed up to the Marley Spoon subscription, you will receive an email each week, letting you know when you need to choose your meals by to receive them in your next delivery. You have the option of skipping a week or putting your subscription on hold and cancelling your subscription at any time.
When setting up your subscription, you can choose between a 2 person box and a 4 person box and the number of meals per person you would like. The options are from 2-5 meals per week, per person. You also get to choose your taste profile. Currently, we have selected we like everything but you can select vegetarian or that you like any of the following –
These preferences would only matter if you don’t go and change out your meals. Unfortunately, they don’t have an option here yet to choose that you like low carb meals. So, you are always going to need to go into the website and choose your meals each week.
As mentioned above, we chose the meals for 2 subscription and the 3 meals a week option. When you sign up Marley Spoon give you a $20 credit for the first 4 weeks of meals. The full price for our order would be $67.50 + $8.95 shipping. That would be a total of $76.45. That would be $12.74 per meal without any discounts.
As we had the $20 credit for the first 4 weeks, our cost was $56.45 for 6 meals. Making the cost per meal for the first 4 weeks $9.40. We felt that this was a reasonable cost for the convenience of having the ingredients delivered to your door with the recipe.
Meals we chose
Low Carb Fennel Pork Steaks
Erika made this recipe and she enjoyed the prep and cooking of it. She was able to have this meal on the plate in the recommended cooking time of 30 minutes. This meal included a really big salad and a pork steak. We both really enjoyed the flavour of this meal.
- 520 calories
- 34.1g fat
- 12.2g carbs
- 39.2g Protein
Note: Every recipe has some ingredients that you need to provide. This recipe included honey, which we subbed out for the Nature’s Hollow Honey substitute that worked very well. Using this honey substitute would have also reduced the carb Marco slightly.