I Was Skeptical About Meal Kits Until I Tried HelloFresh

The #1 meal kit did not disappoint.

I Was Skeptical About Meal Kits Until I Tried HelloFresh

Don't judge me, but I might be the most poorly organized person on the planet. I know everyone is busy, but the last thing I want to do during the workweek is to try and plan what I'm going to eat for dinner. I'm guilty of ordering take out most nights or eating a sad frozen pizza - anything that requires little effort or time.

My sister has been telling me for years that I need to eat more like a grown-up and cook meals at home, but I wouldn't know where to start. She said she and her boyfriend swear by HelloFresh for helping them make home-cooked meals during the week by sending them pre-portioned ingredients and recipe cards. I've obviously heard of meal kits, but I always thought they were kind of silly and overpriced.

Determined to show her how unnecessary meal kits are, I checked out HelloFresh's site. I was surprised by how good all of the meals looked. After a little more digging, I was surprised to learn a few more things about HelloFresh.

Over 22 recipes to choose from a week from cuisines like Asian, Italian, Mexican & American Style Gourmet Burgers

By sending you the exact amount of every ingredient you need, there's no food waste

Recipes take 30 minutes or less, and there are options for vegetarians, lower calorie meals, and every week has a gourmet recipe selected by one of their chefs

You can choose, 2, 3, or 4 recipes a week and tweak or pause your plan at any time. They also have delicious add-ons like Garlic bread and cookies

HelloFreshis cheaper than the grocery store - meals start from just $7.49

As much as I hate to admit this, my sister was right. I ordered HelloFresh's classic plan, and it's been a game changer. Not having to worry about grocery shopping and planning recipes during the week is such a relief, and HelloFresh has even helped me improve my cooking skills!

Update: Our friends at HelloFresh are extending a special New Year's offer to our readers. Follow this link to get 10 meals free including free shipping!

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