Munchery Review

img_5549Hope you had a great 4th of July! We spent ours relaxing by the pool and watching the fireworks on TV. It’s a shame the fireworks are not on the Hudson River anymore.

As promised in last week’s post, here is our Munchery review. Around the same time we tried Eat Clean Bro, we also tried Munchery. Munchery’s business model works a little different from that of Eat Clean Bro. If you’re in the membership area, you can order from the daily menu for same day delivery or for a week in advance. There is a monthly membership is $8.95 a month or $85 a year or in our case, the fee was waived for the first month as new clients, as well as a delivery charge of $3-5 depending on your location.

img_5552The menu changes daily and in addition to the shipping subscription fee, there is a cost per meal which ranges from under $10 to around $18 for a steak dish. There are main entree options as well as sides, dessert, and drinks. The menu does not have as much variety as Eat Clean Bro but there are still a range of options from seafood to different proteins, and vegetarian. Through our experience, the Munchery model is meant more for eating same day rather than purchasing in bulk and freezing.

img_5551There was a 2 hour delivery window that you can select and when the driver is nearby, you’ll receive a text. The food arrives chilled but since we were not ready to eat it for a couple of hours, we put in the fridge and reheated per instructions before eating. In our first delivery, we tried the Thai-Style Chicken Drumsticks, Pan-Seared Albacore Rice Bowl, and Spice Roasted Potatoes. When selecting the meal, there are additional details about the prep, ingredients, and nutrition for each item. This information is also available on the packaging when the food arrives.

img_5556While we generally enjoyed our meal as it was flavorful and fresh, we found that it was a little fancier than we would cook ourselves or would want to eat on a daily basis and see the menu options as a pre-made version of cooking kit services such as Plated (which we have tried) or Blue Apron (we haven’t tried this ourselves but did gift this service before). In fact, Munchery also offers cooking kits as well – known as their Plaid Box, which is priced differently than that of their pre-cooked meals.

img_5554All in all, Munchery seems a little pricier (especially with the shipping subscription) and the food more elaborate and gourmet than what we are looking for in a meal delivery service post-baby but it is a good option for when we want to add variety.

You can read more about how Munchery works in your area here. If you’re interested in trying the service, use this link to receive a $20 credit.


Has anyone else tried other food delivery services that they would recommend?

**This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. I received no compensation to try and review Munchery.

Friday Favorites #11

I haven’t posted a Friday Favorites in a while and with all these pictures I took on my phone over the last week or two, this is the perfect time to share.

RRCA Coaching CertificationIMG_3476.JPG Course – I signed up for this course over 4 months ago and it finally happened. While I don’t think I would enjoy being a full-time student (I couldn’t even sit still for the 2 days), I really enjoyed the class and everything we learned. Last weekend I took the certification exam and passed! Yay! Now, I am just waiting to hear back from RRCA on being officially certified as a coach.

IMG_3478.JPGMore Plated Meals – We made 2 more meals late last week – Tamarind Beef Wraps and Duck Confit Tacos (yummy!) and ate them both in one sitting. Remember I told you we eat a lot? One of us is training for a marathon and the other one is just really supportive.


IMG_3480.JPGFavorite Work Activity – I rarely talk about work on the blog, but this time is an exception. (P.S. I work at Stevens Institute of Technology, also my alma mater.) This week, my favorite work activity was going to our bookstore to buy 8 stuffed Attila-the-Duck mascots. I’m surprising my team next week with what I think is something cool and the ducks are a part of the surprise.

IMG_3482.JPGFirst CrossFit Class – I enjoyed a free trial CrossFit class at Brazen Athletics last night. I am ridiculously sore in my upper body today but I really enjoyed the class and can see myself maybe wanting to go on a regular basis. Full review of Brazen Athletics to come soon.

IMG_3483.JPGBanana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins – When I found the recipe (through Pinterest, I think), I knew I had to make these immediately. I have enjoyed these delicious muffins for breakfast every morning this week. I made 12 on Sunday and have eaten 2 a day since. They are so good!

IMG_3484.JPGThursday Evening 5K – A couple of teammates and I ran NYRR’s inaugural R-U-N 5K last night. The weather was perfect. It was a cool 82 degrees with barely any humidity. The race was supposed to be a sort-of-tempo-run for me and while the pacing did work out that way, it wasn’t well executed. I didn’t get to run as much of a warm-up as I would have liked, spent most of the first 2 miles dodging people, and my body was sore from CrossFit (have I made enough excuses yet?) but I enjoyed the race. I’m still about 40 seconds off of my 5K PR but today made me feel confident that if I had rested legs, a faster race was definitely possible. After the race, we ran a short cool down and enjoyed the beautiful NYC sky over the reservoir. What a gorgeous evening!


It has been a good week but I am looking forward to my Saturday long run with the team on Summer Streets and spending some time with friends.

What are your plans for the weekend? Especially tell me about your running plans!