Monday, May 18, 2015
Hello Fresh Review
I was blessed with the opportunity to try Hello Fresh services recently. I have to admit I have always been hesitant about companies like this because 1. how does the food sit out on my stoop all day and not spoil? 2. what if I'm going out of town one week? 3. cost?
So, when I was given the opportunity to try it for free I jumped at it! (Thank you, Maura!) Anything that makes meal planning and momlife easier is an A+ in my book!
The package arrived one day while I was at work. Since CT spends each afternoon in his swimming pool on our back deck, I took the opportunity to look everything over and get myself organized while he was playing outside. I was very excited to find that everything is already organized! The food comes with great recipe cards that are easy to follow and it's bagged by meal so there is no confusing herbs or ingredients.
The first night I made the apricot-glazed chicken with couscous and greens. Ah-mazing. We loved it. And it was something I would have never picked out of a recipe book to try so I'm really glad it encouraged me to step outside the norm.
I was a little intimidated by the name because it sounds so fancy! But, it was easy to follow the recipe and didn't take longer than most recipes.
The next night was meatloaf, roasted potatoes, and carrots. It was the first night in a long time I can remember Carson actually sitting at the table and eating what we were eating! I will definitely be making more roasted veggies in our future because he gobbled them up.
So much so that he had leftover meatloaf for dinner the next night! And we ate it all up before I remembered to take a picture the first night.
The last night was our favorite. Since doing the 21 Day Fix Extreme, I've been wanting to try cod because it's on the meal plan and I never bought it to prepare. Hello Fresh sent us cod! I was so excited to try this meal and it is something we will be duplicating in the future.
All in all I was really pleased with the selection, ease, and time saver this service is. I'm not sure it's something I will do on a weekly basis since we tend to buy in bulk and I coupon to save money on groceries, but it's definitely something I will consider in the future for times when we have company coming into town or things are going to be really busy.
I thought I would miss going to the grocery store (I'm one of the crazies that enjoys it), but I definitely didn't!
If you want to try this service use this link to get $40 off your first box!