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A Week of Winter Meals: 1 Misfits Market Box, 5 Recipes, 20 Servings

We consider every Misfits Market box a challenge to see how far we can stretch our dollars and our ingredients. So naturally we asked our culinary creator to build a box that could make five delicious, well-rounded, and affordable dinners for every night of the week. Each meal should serve a family of four, or a family of two with leftovers for lunch. (Learn just how long leftovers last in the fridge and freezer.)

Add these items to your Misfits Market cart—and follow our recipe plan—and see for yourself how much you can get out of a single order!

Shopping List

  • Niman Ranch Bacon Ends & Pieces ($5.99)
  • Organic leeks, 2 ($4.99)
  • Organic garlic, 3 heads ($2.78)
  • Spaghetti, 1 bag (1.99)
  • Parmesan cheese, 1 wedge ($4.59)
  • Lemons, 2 ($1.99)
  • Whole chicken, 1 ($6.99)
  • Organic baby potatoes, 1.5 pounds ($4.99)
  • Organic cilantro, 1 bunch ($1.99)
  • Organic parsley, 1 bunch ($1.59)
  • Organic cill, 1 pack ($2.99)
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs, 1 pack (4-5 chicken thighs) ($4.59)
  • Ginger, 1 bag ($2.98)
  • Organic limes, 4 ($2.49)
  • Organic carrots, 1 bag ($2.99)
  • Cucumber, 1 ($1.99)
  • The Essential Baking Company Take & Bake French Demi Baguettes twin pack ($5.99)
  • Organic yellow onions, 1 bag ($2.99)
  • Celery, 1 bag ($3.29)
  • Odds & Ends Jasmine Rice, 1 bag ($5.99)
  • Tuscan kale, 1 bunch ($2.99)
  • Strip steak, 1 steak ($6.49)
  • Butter lettuce, 1 bunch ($3.99)

Price: $87.65*

Get organic groceries delivered with Misfits Market.

Now, get ready to whip together five delicious meals. Note: These meals take into account that most households will have ingredients like salt, pepper, spices, butter, vinegar, and olive oil already on hand. These staple ingredients are not considered in both the shopping list nor the final price of the cost per box.

Monday: Leek and Bacon Pasta

Introducing your new go-to weeknight pasta—and a new method of cutting leeks to add to your repertoire.

Leek and Bacon Pasta Recipe

Tuesday: Whole Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Herb Sauce

The best part of roasting a whole chicken is all the schmaltzy potatoes that get cooked up alongside the bird.

Whole Roasted Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

Wednesday: Chopped Banh Mí

A super flavorful and satisfying sandwich that you can whip up on a weeknight.

Chopped Banh Mí Recipe

Thursday: Schloop Soup

A little bit of this, a little bit of that, all of which adds up to something totally delicious—and excellent for clearing out the dregs of a fridge!

Schloop Soup Recipe

Friday: Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps with Quick-Pickled Carrots

Inspired by the flavor of bulgogi at Korean barbecue, this easy dinner brings a punch of savory, umami richness, complemented by refreshing pickles and lettuce.

Lettuce Wraps with Steak and Pickled Carrots Recipe

Keep reading:

How to Make 5 Delightful Dinners Using a Single Misfits Market Box

13 Things To Freeze In Ice Cube Trays To Prevent Food Waste

How to Make 9 Delicious Meals Using a Single Misfits Market Box

*Prices at the time of publish in February 2024

Comments (31)

So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Heather! We aren’t currently able to accept EBT/SNAP benefits since we’re a smaller and fully online grocer but the team is working hard to make this happen in the future.

Hey Brogan! So glad you enjoyed this one. We’ll keep this in mind for the future!

I agree! This is fantastic. Why haven’t I ever seen these themed emails before?! What a great way to inspire people. I get so tired of trying to think of recipes and that’s a really really good price for 5 meals for the family!

Hi Lynda! Sure thing– your boxes are fully customizable so you’ll choose what goes into them.

I see you are offering prepared meals now. Do you have feedback from customers I can read about them? I work 7 days per week at home, and always looking for things I can just throw in the crockpot, microwave, oven, etc without really cooking as no time at all.

Hi Melissa! Our inventory does rotate weekly as we continue to source from different food-saving partners and vendors. You can always check out our tagged posts on Instagram to see other customer’s insights and unboxing videos!

Will the above suggested price be the same each week or does it increase based upon what the shopping list entails?

Hi Tre’ane! Your boxes are fully customizable so you’ll choose what goes into them. We only charge per individual item, as opposed to a flat rate, so you’ll be able to add/remove items and see the cart’s total in real-time during your shopping window.

Is there an “add all” option/button for this shopping list? If not, that would be very helpful. This would be perfect for weeks I am busy and don’t have much time to customize my cart or plan that week’s meals

Hi Maegan! That’s a great idea. We don’t have this as an option just yet since our inventories do change weekly but we’ll share the suggestion with the team! It could be super helpful for folks when it comes to meal-planning.

I would also love this option please. I don’t have time to search for each ingredient and add it to my cart, but would order this sample cart if available!

Hi Elizabeth. All of your boxes are fully customizable so you’ll be able to adjust the contents and the quantity in your shopping window!

Oh that is such a great idea. Can you also make some Mediterranean meal plans too?
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Hey Janice! Thanks for the suggestion– we’ll keep this in mind for future recipes. Happy cooking!

Hey Kellie! So glad you’re enjoying these recipes. Making this a regular feature is a great idea– we’ll keep that in mind as we create future recipes!

Thanks for sending out recipes with your available groceries. Truly have enjoyed ordering from you all and believe my own intake of vegetables and decreased waste has definitely occurred!

Hey Liv! We’re so glad this was helpful. We love fighting food-waste with you!

Hi Mika! What a great idea– we’ll keep that in mind for future posts. Be sure to check out all of our vegetarian recipes on our blog for some inspo in the meantime!

Hi Susie! Should you need to cancel your service, you can do so in your online account or send our Support Team a message via the “Contact Us” button. As for picky eaters, your boxes are fully customizable so you’ll choose what goes into them!

Hiya! We pack cold-sensitive items with a gel pack and in an insulation bag. The number of boxes will depend on the contents of your order in terms of quantity and weight. Regardless of the number of boxes, if your order that week has a delivery fee, it’ll simply be one fee for your entire order.

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