I received complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review from the sponsoring company. This is 100% my own honest opinion.
Just like any other mom out there, I want my son to enjoy meals that are nutritious, fresh, and but also allow me to try a variety of culinary delights so to speak. However, as a busy working mom who is always on the go… I’m all for anything of convenience! While many microwaveable meals are convenient, I’m not a fan of feeding my young child so much processed food. Luckily this is where HelloFresh comes in!
Sometimes I struggle to come up with a weekly meal plan. Balancing parenthood, work, social life, and some “me time” doesn’t always allow me to sit down and carefully plan nutritious, yet delicious, meals every night. This is why I was super excited to learn about HelloFresh, a weekly recipe-kit delivery service. I love that you can choose three delicious recipes each week, and then HelloFresh will deliver them straight to your doorstep! Awesome, right?
HelloFresh lets you know when to expect your package. Won’t be home? No worries! Your food will stay nice and cold. This was the case for me. I was at work while my box was delivered. When I arrived home, everything was packaged nicely and my food was still at the proper temperature and well… fresh!
I couldn’t wait to open the Classic Box and see what recipes were in store for my family and I! The box contained all the ingredients, recipes cards, and instructions for Ragu alla Bolognese, Roasted Chicken & Spinach, and Panko Crusted Salmon.
Since I’m a huge seafood fan, I decided to try the salmon dish that night. The sides included ingredients for roasted brussels sprouts and mashed sweet potatoes. YUM! I can’t tell you how convenient it is that everything you need comes right in the box. The only additional ingredient I needed was olive oil (which I had on hand), but that is clearly marked on the recipe card. HelloFresh saved me a trip to the grocery store!
The instructions are on the back of the recipe card and are very easy to follow! Even if you aren’t a skilled culinary genius, no worries. The recipes from HelloFresh are delicious, but simple enough that the culinary challenged can create them.
If you find there is an aspect of the recipe you think you may not enjoy, no worries! The wonderful thing about HelloFresh is that you can change it up a little if you deem fit. For instance, I used less sour cream than the salmon recipe called for on my filet. Just my personal preference. The person eating the other filet very much enjoy the amount of sour cream the recipe called for. Either way, we both had a delicious meal to our choosing! The next night I prepared the Ragu alla Bolognese dish! This pasta was so delicious with both turkey and beef. This meal was definitely a hit in the household! What is great about HelloFresh is not only do you receive a meal to prepare, but if you think about it, you receive a recipe, with the instructions to prepare the meal again and again! I’ve already had requests to prepare the ragu alla bolognese again!
The last dish to create was the Roasted Chicken & Spinach salad with a Greek yogurt dressing and lemon asparagus. Unfortunately someone inadvertently used the ingredients for this meal without consulting me first. No worries though! We can improvise!
I was able to make the roasted chicken with the chili powder, as well as the asparagus. Since someone used up the spinach, there was no salad. However I created the Greek yogurt dressing and used that on the asparagus. Boy was it delicious! While the meal may not be the same as the intended recipe, it still turned out fantastic with the fresh ingredients HelloFresh provided.
Now you may be wondering to yourself how does HelloFresh compare to just finding a recipe online and purchasing the ingredients yourself from the grocer or other food delivery services. Take a look for yourself:
Buy It: You can purchase either the Classic Box or if a vegetarian, there is a Veggie Box option, off the Hello Fresh website. Classic Box subscriptions start at $9.94 (transportation included)per meal, while the Veggie Box starts at $8.28 (transportation included) per meal. Want to take $30 off your first box? Simply use the code SBL2XK2 upon checkout!!
Make sure you check to see if HelloFresh delivers to your zip code! If not, no worries. If there is a FedEx Office near you, it is also possible to get a HelloFresh box shipped there for pick up.