HelloFresh is The Convenient Little Secret Foodies Love
Scrolling through Instagram, you see plate after plate of delicious dinners. On a Wednesday. Something about this just doesn't make sense. How do all of your Instagram friends have the time to make food during the week?
The secret is in the kit. The recipe kit.
Starting a recipe kit delivery service can seem like a daunting task and a big commitment, but it's actually designed to simplify your lifestyle and allow you to cook easy meals at home. One leader in the field, HelloFresh, is starting a movement among people who want to eat better but don't have the time to cook from scratch; it's their convenient little secret. Intrigued but don't know where to start? I have your most burning questions answered.
What Exactly Is A Recipe Kit Delivery Company?
Recipe Kit Delivery companies like HelloFresh send you a box with pre-portioned ingredients so you can make home cooked meals without trekking to the supermarket, measuring out ingredients or researching recipes. Their aim is to streamline the cooking process and prevent you from cooking the same couple of meals every week for years on end, or living off takeaway.
Why Do People Use It?
Plenty of people still shop traditionally, going to the supermarket, looking up recipes in cookbooks or online, and cooking, but for many of us in this busy world, that's not a realistic option. If it's a choice between one hour of cooking or a takeaway, some of us might choose takeaway five days a week for the sake of convenience. However, HelloFresh organises the prep so all you have to do is throw it together in just 30 minutes. There's a sense of achievement in a home cooked meal you just can't get with takeaway.
Is It Healthy?
Good question! Not only are the meals wholesome, but you can see the nutritional information and ingredients when choosing your recipes each week. Each recipe has three to four different fruits and vegetables and HelloFresh uses between 40 and 60 different types of produce each month! You'll get healthy meals and a huge variety in what you eat.
How Long Do The Meals Take To Cook?
30 minutes. No, really; we've tested it out on multiple occasions and while the cooking time varies for most companies, we found HelloFresh meals actually take just 30 minutes. That includes everything from start to finish, prep to table (for real, we promise). They even now have 20 minute meals too, for the days you're really pushed for time. In about the same time it takes for takeaway to arrive, HelloFresh allows you to learn new cooking skills and eat better. It's a win-win in our book.
How Much Does It Cost?
The important part. HelloFresh costs less than $12 per meal, and prices can go as low as $8 for the family plan (there's a vegetarian plan, too). For us, it's fantastic value as we spend a fortune on takeaways and this way we can eat things like steak or salmon on a Tuesday night. It eliminates the waste associated with buying large quantities of fresh food and leaving half of them to go off, and this in turn saves you money.
Subscription? Am I Locked In?
No way! Everyone has a flexible lifestyle and HelloFresh knows this. You are never committed and can pause or cancel at any time which makes things super easy. You get a login to their website and app, where you can choose your recipes, select your delivery day, and pause or cancel if necessary.
Seems Like You're Fans. Why?
We are, big fans! It's such a convenient service and instead of stressing over dinner we have everything we need delivered to us and ready to go. We've learned so many new things and actually enjoy cooking now. It's helped us move away from microwave meals and takeaway. 3 months in and we just couldn't be happier with it. Give it a shot, you can thank us later!
Update: The folks at HelloFresh are extending a special offer to our readers! Follow this link to get up to $80 off your HelloFresh order now!
Animation is lame and live-action is awesome.
Everybody loves Disney live-action remakes.
In a world plagued by racism, disease, and a seemingly endless bounty of spiraling misfortune, at least we can all agree that Disney knocks it out of the park every time they dredge up an old, animated movie for a live-action makeover because cartoons are for babies.
Sure, some of us thought the original Beauty and the Beast was fine, but could lame, 2D Belle ever hold a candle to 3D Emma Watson? And yeah, the original Lion King was okay, I guess, but there's nobody in the world who preferred cartoon Scar's rendition of "Be Prepared" to the incredible feat of getting a real lion to sing it in the live-action remake.
Being a Disney fan can be hard sometimes, as you have fond memories of beloved childhood movies but also don't want people to make fun of you for liking cartoons. That's why, out of all the corporations in the world, Disney is undoubtedly the most selfless, willing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bring their old, outdated movies into the modern age—all for the fans.
After Halle Berry walked back her consideration of playing a transgender character, we look back at how Hollywood has repeatedly fumbled trans representation.
Halle Berry has made headlines this week after turning down a role in which, had she gone through with production, would have represented a transgender man.
Berry, an Academy Award-winning actress known for roles in films like Monster's Ball, Catwoman, and Gothika, took to Twitter Monday night to apologize for considering the role. "Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I"d like to apologize for those remarks," Berry wrote. "As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories."
The post continued: "I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake. I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera."