We are so excited to share with you a game changing dinner option that we just tried and absolutely loved! Ever since we moved to Sacramento, we have completed all of our grocery shopping at Raley’s. It is a store we trust for quality, freshness and affordability. With each visit to Raley’s, we find healthy and fast options to make our recipes come to life. This new discovery at Raley’s is our quickest dinner find yet and will completely transform how we do dinner in the near future. Raley’s has created new “quick kits” that are chef-created meal kit recipes. In one box, you can make a flavorful, healthy and fast dinner that is guaranteed to satisfy. Just add the rotisserie chicken (sold separately) for protein, and the quick kit brings everything you need to create a wholesome and speedy meal. When we got the opportunity to try the meals, we were blown away by the flavors and how simple they were to prepare. Each meal was so incredible and each bite made us so surprised that it was made so quickly in our own kitchen.
After trying all three of the delicious quick kits, we were both sold on buying and making them on a regular basis. With a baby on the way soon and with our busy schedules, we need meals that are fast and convenient to make. We were also really impressed with the affordability of the product. Each meal kit is $14.99 and we were able to use one rotisserie chicken for multiple meals. That is much less than eating out, and the flavors tasted as if we were dining in at an upscale restaurant. Another aspect that we loved about the quick kits was the quality. Each box had extremely fresh ingredients that added great boldness to the dishes. These ingredients were not your typical additions to meals and made for impressive flavors. From roasted butternut sweet potatoes and caramelized onions, to sage butter, the high-quality ingredients created rich and wonderful flavors.
The first meal kit that we made was the Mole Enchiladas. Immediately, I was excited by the caramelized onions and the additions of the pepitas to add crunch to each cheesy bite. These were unique and delicious ingredients that are not seen in typical meal kits. The mole sauce was so rich and bold, and did not need any preparation on my part. In a few simple steps, I was able to put together an elevated dish that had so many delicious components. It took just 10 minutes to prepare and the oven did the rest of the work for the next 15 minutes. I was able to get a few things done around the house, all while the most amazing meal became bubbly and warm in the oven.
With roasted sweet potatoes, cotija cheese and cilantro, this incredibly fast dish really wowed us. We loved that it was filled with a tasty vegetable and that the spice was a perfect balance with the chicken and melted cheese. After we both quickly made and ate the Mole Enchiladas, we knew that we could have this meal on a regular basis.
Another quick kit that amazed us was the Greek Style Pasta Kit. I came home when Allie was making this meal, and was instantly excited by the amazing aromas. As I got out of my car in the garage, I thought that our neighbors were making something heavenly for dinner. To my surprise as I opened the door to come inside, I realized that it was our home that smelled like a fancy restaurant! Allie made this meal on her own and repeatedly praised how easy and fast it really was.
This dish featured a decadent feta cheese sauce and had spinach, kalamata olives, dill and grape tomatoes. The combination of ingredients not only smelled divine, but each bite was so rich and creamy. While we make plenty of pasta dishes for dinner, this one had such unique flavors. It was a fun change to my regular pasta creations. When I looked at it in the skillet, it looked as if she had been making it for at least an hour. However, with the ease of the meal kit, she simply poured, stirred and plated the dish in under thirty minutes.
The last dish we enjoyed was the Sage and Butter Gnocchi. This quick kit featured potato gnocchi in sage butter and was accompanied with roasted butternut squash, shredded spinach and parmesan cheese. To us, this dish embodied fall and was the most comforting and tasty meal to enjoy after a long day. Better yet, it required almost no preparation on our part. Once again, this meal only needed a bit of chopping, pouring and stirring. It was really that easy! This gnocchi did not taste as if it came from a meal kit (or even from our kitchen), and reminded us of something we could purchase on a seasonal menu at a nice restaurant.
After making such high quality and healthy meals in a matter of minutes, we were convinced that these meal kits need to become a staple in our home. The price is so affordable, and the already prepped ingredients are incredibly convenient. They are sold in Raley’s stores all over, and can be effortlessly made in your home as well. No subscription is needed and can be purchased whenever you need a fast and wonderful meal for dinner.
Other great offerings of Raley’s to create simple meals are Components and Steamable sides. The components have 9 different sauces, 8 whole grains and starches and 8 vegetables to choose from. This option is very customizable and has the capability to produce so many different and amazing meals. The other offering that Raley’s has readily available is Steamable Sides. They can be paired with any protein and are a fast way to serve dinner to a busy family. We are certain that if you try any of the quick kits or other offerings from your local Raley’s store, you will be happily surprised. If you want a healthy dinner for a great price that tastes as if a chef prepared it, then you must purchase a quick kit as soon as you can! We cannot wait to try all of the offerings and to make these kits again!
This post was sponsored in part by Raley’s.