9.29.2015

Dinners That You Need To Eat


Before I begin, I need to fully disclose that this post is not sponsored in any way shape or form and I am not being compensated to rave about this service that we use and love. Carry on now.

It has been a few months now since my husband and I have been turning to HelloFresh for all of our dinner needs. It all started when I received an email from one of my friends with a link to sign up for a box and receive $40 off [want the same link - awesome, click here and use the code 6MSFUD]. I thought, well what the heck - of course I'll try it once and see what I really think about this healthy gourmet stuff showing up right to my doorstep. I've had major success with my other favorite door service, Stitch Fix, so I thought it was worth a shot. And so I signed up - and we loved it - and we haven't stopped ordering it since.

For those of you who don't know what this service it is - allow me to explain. HelloFresh is a weekly meal delivery service that arrives at your doorstep. It contains 3 meals for the week [which you choose] containing the freshest of ingredients in the right portion amount ready for you to cook up and eat.

Here's what I love about HelloFresh:

1. You get to choose which 3 meals out of their listed 5 that you want every time you order. Both my mom and sister tried this service and they didn't realize you could select which meals you wanted. Keep in mind that they offer a veggie box or a classic box [which is the one we receive] and every week those two boxes offer 5 different meals. You get to go in the week ahead and select which 3 you would like. For instance, I am not a seafood eater so I can always choose to leave the fish out of our box.

2. You have complete control over your account, meaning you can skip any week that you want to skip. Even though we have been receiving HelloFresh for months, we haven't received a box every single week. If we are going to be out of town, I don't care for the week's selection of meals, or whatever it may be - I simply click skip and move on!

3. The meals are absolutely delicious [seriously, fine dining quality] and offer plenty of food. We receive the box for 2 people [they do offer boxes for 4] but I would say we could usually feed at least 3, sometimes 4 people with our meals meaning leftovers!

4. It has me cooking fresh, healthy, delicious meals that I would have never made otherwise. Some of our favorite dinners have come from HelloFresh. I feel so creative in the kitchen all of a sudden.

5. You still have to cut all of the veggies, cook the meat, etc. I love this because that time in the kitchen is so therapeutic to me. While sometimes yes, it would be nice to throw in the already cut-up onions if I was in hurry, but more times than not cutting up those onions relaxes me [minus the whole tears running down my face thing].

6. All meals can typically be made in 30 minutes or less!

7. They are sure to impress on Instagram - I mean, do you think I would know how to make food look this pretty on my own? Think again.


From prosciutto wrapped chicken, steak with mango slaw, smoky adobo chicken tacos, stuffed peppers with quinoa, etc - it's all been fabulous. 

If you would like to try HelloFresh for yourself - save yourself $40 off your first box by using the code 6MSFUD. The regular price for the box of 2 is $69 [meaning you'll get it for $29 when you try it] for the week which is a little pricey, but I figure it saves money and time going to the grocery store and buying a weeks worth of meals [which we haven't done in months, crazy]. 

HelloFresh, we love you. Thank you for making me look like a genius in the kitchen. Without you, I would be knee deep in macaroni and cheese every night of the week. 

Oh wait, maybe I don't love this service... 

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12 comments:

  1. I have really been on the fence about a service like this. My husband eats literally nothing, but I love to try new things, and I really really enjoy cooking. I've just been so nervous to invest the money. Seeing a review like this (that isn't sponsored) definitely helps the decision making process.

    Food prepared by a regular girl, that photographs like that? Count me in Erin. Good work lol

    *Amanda*
    www.thisISmyrealhair.com

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    1. Go for it it girl! I figure try it once and see what you think and if you don't like it, don't order it anymore :) Good luck!

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  2. This sounds amazing! How do they package the food? I'm nervous about it sitting outside all day when my husband and I are at work!

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    1. It comes in an box every month that is insulated with freezer packs! Everything has still been cold when we receive it! All of the meals come in individual boxes so you just take them out of the package and then put it right into your refrigerator!

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  3. It sounds amazing but seems a little pricey for my budget right now. Though I'd love to take advantage of the $40 off deal, making it only $29 for 3 meals! Can you cancel after one box?

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    1. I believe you can! You should be able to cancel at any time :)

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  4. Love the title of this post-- so straightforward! I haven't heard of HelloFresh, but pre-prepared meals are definitely something I could use some help with. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. My manager at work just sent me an email for 6 free meals from Hello Fresh, so of course my boyfriend and I decided to try it. We're on week two of Blue Apron right now (which we are really liking, I even wrote a review if you're interested in reading about another option) but I love shopping around so I am excited to also try Hello Fresh! Next week our first box arrives! Your experience sounds so positive so now I'm even more excited!

    - Laura

    www.lauraaimevous.com

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  6. I saw another blogger posted a different delivery service and I almost pulled the trigger. I'll have to try this now! I agree with Amanda, seeing this and knowing its not sponsored make me want to try it out. Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Oh wow this sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing these. I hate the preparation part of cooking, so I might have to look into this!
    Morgan | theradwife.blogspot.com

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  8. The food looks delicious! Im subscribed to blue apron, but feel that they are quite repetitive with the taste. Every week there is something with lemon zest, which I love! But would love to check HelloFresh for some new flavours... :)

    xoxo!

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  9. I also subscribe to Hello Fresh and I want to point out one thing - for the vegetarian subscription box, you do not have the ability to choose three meals out of five. You are just automatically sent three meals. Also, the veggie box is $10 less than the "meat" box each week. :)

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)