Our week with My Food Bag

If you’re in New Zealand, you should have by now heard all about My Food Bag. Masterchef Winner Nadia Lim and a team of fantastic people put together weekly recipes for singles, couples, professionals and families to all create at home and enjoy. The best part? The food and recipes are delivered right to your door, every Sunday!

There are seven My Food Bags to choose from and I was lucky enough to trial the new Gluten Free My Food Bag. Recommend to New Zealanders by Coeliac NZ, it gives you five gluten free meals, for a family of up to five (2 adults, 2-3 children) There’s only two of us in our house, so we were lucky to have some pretty tasty leftovers most nights!

Our menu for the week was

  • Cashew Lemon-Crumbed Fish with Roast Veggies and Sundried Tomato Mayonnaise
  • Chicken and Cheesy Potato Topped Pies with Green Beans
  • Southwest Turkey Burgers with Parsnip Chips (OUR FAVOURITE MEAL IN THE BAG!)
  • Quick Lamb Curry with Minted Pea Rice and Yoghurt Drizzle
  • Satay Veggie Noodle Stir-Fry

My Food Bag send you everything you need to create all of the above meals, bar a few staples which you should already have in your cupboards (they give you warning as to what these will be, ie; cornflour, tomato sauce) It arrives fresh, packaged well, all you need to do is be home at the time they ask you to, to unpack it all!

Our thoughts around My Food Bag were:

  • Recipes were simple and easy to follow
  • Super healthy, humble food, that everyone can enjoy
  • We got to eat things we wouldn’t usually eat (Turkey Burgers)
  • Everything arrived fresh – we were absolutely blown away by the quality of the produce and meat
  • Value for money – for the average family it is quite an expense (which I can completely understand) but for people like us it was actually quite affordable. We didn’t grocery shop at all that week! (probably because we had so much leftovers..yum!)
  • We learn’t new techniques in the kitchen, that we didn’t practice before
  • It was a great way to spend time together, because one of us diced, one of us read the recipe, etc
  • There was no pressure or debates on what to have for dinner – it was already decided for us
  • They made cooking gluten free easy – other than the buns for the burgers, they didn’t make it completely obvious that the meals were gluten free. It felt like we were eating normal everyday food (which we were, but I think GF people will understand what I mean!)

All in all our experience with our first My Food Bag was definitely a good one. Because I am a cook, I probably wouldn’t do this every week but it’s something I would do on our busier weeks, where we just don’t have time to go to the store or think about what we have to have for dinner.

Have you ever trialled My Food Bag before? Have you ever thought about trialling it? I’d love to know your thoughts and questions below if you have any!

*this post is not sponsored however this My Food Bag was sent to me. All thoughts are my own.


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