I’ve been on the hunt for healthy, delicious, easy to cook dinner options for during the week. Without a plan for weeknight dinners, it’s easy to fall into the easy options of just ordering takeaway, eating junk food, or relying on frozen meals. Now that we have a little baby, there’s even more incentive to be better organised and eat healthier!
This week I’ve decided to try out HelloFresh and their meal kits. I had heard about them for a while now and had also received a couple of discount cards, so figured I might as well put them to use and subscribe for their deliveries, even if it’s just for a few weeks to try it out!
HelloFresh delivers food boxes full of fresh ingredients with easy to follow recipes directly to your home each week. You can see what recipes are coming up a week in advance so you can opt out for the week if they don’t take your fancy. However, this week’s looked pretty good so I was keen to get started!
They deliver the boxes from 1am-7am on either Tuesday or Saturday mornings (depending on your preference). Mine arrived at around 5:30am this week and I received a text message notifying me that it was on my doorstep.
Luckily it’s been so chilly outside lately, because I didn’t end up bringing it inside until a couple of hours later when I managed to get myself out of bed and into the cold! I didn’t worry about it not staying fresh but if it was summer, it may have been a different story.
Inside were the ingredients for my meals for the week! I had opted for the 3 meal, 2 person Classic Box. You only need to provide a couple of ingredients yourself (milk, olive oil, salt and pepper, etc.) but everything else is supplied. It’s one of the things that appealed most to me about HelloFresh – the convenience of having all the right ingredients and portions ready to go.
I’ll post more about our dinners with HelloFresh throughout the week, including what my husband and I think about each in terms of quantity and flavour! He’s a little sceptical about this whole thing, but I’m looking forward to seeing how the cooking and meals turn out.
EDIT: check out the HelloFresh meals from this week!
- Beef and cheddar soft shell tacos with Mexican slaw
- Speedy stir-fried beef and Hokkien noodles and Asian greens
- Creamy leek and mustard chicken with carrot and mashed potato
In the meantime, want to sign up and try out HelloFresh? Get $50 off your first box using this link!