How Dream Dinners Stacks Up: September Price Comparisons

Are you curious to see how Dream Dinners stacks up against grocery stores, restaurants, and meal kits?

Check out Chef Laura’s price comparison of a few of our September meals!

One of the great things about prepping meals at Dream Dinners is that you only pay for the ingredients that you use, so there’s less wasted food and you save money because you don’t have to buy more than you need for your recipe!

 

surf_and_turf_yakisoba_noodle_bowlSurf and Turf Yakisoba Noodle Bowl

Dream Dinners
– Average cost per plate: $6.21
– 430 calories per plate
– Goes from fridge to table in 15-20 minutes

Grocery Store (Walmart – National Chain)
– Average cost per plate: $10.19
– Goes from fridge to table in 65 minutes (40 minutes prep time, 25 minutes cook time)

Restaurant (Pei Wei – National Chain)
– Average cost per plate: $11.98
– 1170 calories per plate

Meal Kit (Sun Basket)
– Average cost per plate: $11.49

 


 

white_chicken_lasagnaWhite Chicken Lasagna

Dream Dinners
– Average cost per plate: $6.85
– 550 calories per plate
– Goes from fridge to table in 60 minutes

Grocery Store (Walmart – National Chain)
– Average cost per plate: $10.07
– Goes from fridge to table in 1 hr 40 minutes (40 minutes prep time, 60 minutes cook time)

Restaurant (Carrabba’s- National Chain)
– Average cost per plate: $16.99
– 780 calories per plate

Meal Kit (Sun Basket)
– Average cost per plate: $11.49

 


 

grilled_mojo_steak_with_pineapple_salsaGrilled Mojo Steak with Pineapple Salsa

Dream Dinners
– Average cost per plate: $8.99
– 450 calories per plate
– Goes from fridge to table in 25-30 minutes

Grocery Store (Walmart – National Chain)
– Average cost per plate: $11.89
– Goes from fridge to table in 50 minutes (30 minutes prep time, 15-20 minutes cook time)

Restaurant (Outback Steakhouse – National Chain)
– Average cost per plate: $17.99
– 540 calories per plate

Meal Kit (Sun Basket)
– Average cost per plate: $11.49

 

Note: Chef Laura really did go to the grocery store, purchase the necessary ingredients, and prepare these meals to compare to Dream Dinners. All prices, prep time, and nutritional information is accurate as of September 2020. Restaurant prices and nutritional information was sourced from their company websites in September 2020.

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