This month I bought some meat from LiveLean, which I decided to review for my amazing readers. LiveLean is an online butchers which sells meat products as well as other things like egg whites, meat rubs, protein shakes and more. Buying meat online has always been something I’m reluctant of, I had a bad experience with a different company a few years back and it concerns me every time – however due to the low prices and the fact that I hate supermarkets I figured it was worth a shot, here’s my review:
The box that my meat came in was pretty cool – It was really quirky Here’s a photo!
I ate this alongside some new potatoes and veg. Normally I add peppercorn sauce to my steak, but this was so tasty I didn’t even need to. Some steaks I eat are really tough and chewy but this was perfect AND it was so huge it hardly fit on my steak plates!
It cost me £2.95 and for that, I got 2 6oz rump minute steaks – which is an amazing offer, if you ask me!
The taste was beautiful, very meat and succulent. It didn’t even shrink during cooking which is what I expected with them being so massive. It also had a really long date so I could have kept it in the fridge for a few more days, but once I saw it – I knew we had to eat it the night we got it because it looked so scrummy.
This was perfect for our Sunday roast dinner. Combining it with vegetables, roasties, stuffing and of course Yorkshire Puddings (They’re not restricted to beef meals). The chicken was tasty and delicious and surprisingly better than our usual supermarket chicken.
As there’s not many mouths to feed we bought the greatly valued 1.3kg roasting chicken for just £4.95 and we were not disappointed with the amount of meat we got.
I followed the instructions on the LiveLean Roasting Chicken page about putting lemon in its bum – which I did find a bit odd, but it made it really tasty, and then we used the oil and juices to make a beautiful gravy.
The date was also about 5 days long so we had plenty of time to use it, without having to freeze it.
We bought a packet of 8 Chicken sausages for £2.99. I definitely prefer chicken sausages to pork and I normally buy Heck sausages when they have yellow labels at the supermarket, but they’re just so expensive. I found the price of these great value, considering you get 8 sausages not six and they weigh 400g, so it’s not like they’re small.
I like the taste of these chicken sausages because there’s no nasty fatty taste or bits, they were just really tasty sausages. Great to have with my fry-up, alongside the sliced back bacon which I also bought and also go well in our midweek lunch boxes for work, eaten hot or cold. They were also gluten free, which doesn’t matter to us, but other people may be interested to know.
I could live off of chicken, it goes in most of my lunches and dinner so it’s important to find good tasting and good value chicken. LiveLean’s Premium Chicken Fillets cost me £11.95 for 2kg, which is slightly more than I would pay at Aldi, but my Aldi chicken comes frozen, so I think I pay for a lot of frozen water because they definitely don’t weigh as much defrosted.
I got 10 in a pack and I split them into batches of two, flavoured them all differently and cooked them for about an hour and a half. I love using chicken fillets for salads, sandwiches and packed lunches so I love buying big bulk packs like this.
The breasts are huge and tasty, though I did notice they were slightly dryer than some chicken I get, this could be because they don’t add water and fillers, though, so it’s actually a pretty good thing.
Thursday night is chilli night so this lean minced beef made the perfect addition to our pre-weekend meal. PLUS it’s lean so I knew I wasn’t getting too much calorific fat. I usually use Quorn mince to make chillies, I prefer normal mince but because it’s so hard to find a really good quality lean packet I just use the vegetarian stuff.
Now that I’ve found this I might start buying it regularly, it only cost £3.45 and made a really delicious lean chilli. I think it works out cheaper than using Quorn mince too.
Using the back bacon alongside the chicken sausages made my weekend breakfast more interesting. After date night with gin, a little bit of bacon was a necessity. If you have a look on LiveLeans bacon page you’ll see all the nutritional benefits of it too – there’re tonnes which I had no idea about.
It cost me £2.65 to get 400g which worked out at 10 rashers, which means I could freeze the rest for another hungover weekend.
I love buying these instead of buying eggs because I always get upset about wasting the egg yolks when I need a white. If you have any ideas what I can use them for, please let me know…Someone said putting them in my hair to make it smooth and silky, but I’m not sure. Anyway back to the review… The liquid egg whites were great for adding to my omelettes and pancakes. I’m not one for scrambled eggs, though, so I didn’t attempt that but I think many people do.
It cost me £2.94 which is slightly more expensive than buying a pack of cheap eggs, but it is more convenient. Even though everything about these was great – and they tasted delicious, I’m just not sure if I pick convenience over money saving.
If you’re going to go ahead and buy from LiveLean, use one of my Discount codes on this page to save yourself AT LEAST £5!