Recently, I've been hearing about all these dinner-delivery kits that show up on your doorstep with pre-planned dinners and groceries, neatly organized and ready to cook. I thought maybe they could save me some much needed time and energy to make my life easier. Over the past few years, making dinner has become a chore. I used to love cooking, but recently, I've been too tired to decide what to make for dinner, and my husband and I revert to the same boring meals every day. I tried a few dinner delivery services first, but HelloFresh, which came recommended by a friend (greatly appreciated), totally changed my lifestyle.
HelloFresh recipes usually take 30 minutes and the dinners are fresh and delicious. My husband, is a simple steak-and-potatoes guy, and I like my salmon and veggies, so we needed something simple and versatile. Some of the other meal-kits had me chopping vegetables for 20 minutes and spending more time cooking than I'd planned for. But HelloFresh allowed me to cook my dinner stress-free and with very little setup and cleanup, all within just 30 minutes.
Every HelloFresh meal comes perfectly packed with everything I need for each recipe. Each bag fits in my fridge, and it's ready to go when I start to cook. It helps me break the cycle of just grabbing a frozen dinner and plopping on the couch. We like the Pronto Plan, which provides 3 nights of dinner for two people each week. I am picky when it comes to veggies; I like them colorful and crispy, but sometimes this is hard to find in the off-season. The HelloFresh veggies were just the way I like them—beautiful orange carrots, green broccoli and red tomatoes - they even send pre-chopped onions so no crying! My favourite recipe was the Roasted Pork with Peppercorn Sauce and Sweet Potato Mash. I followed the instructions and found the pork so tasty and simple. I was surprised to see that even for me, it still only took 30 minutes, and even the brussels sprouts went down a treat! It's a meal that you'd expect to only have on a weekend, but with the help of HelloFresh we managed it on a Tuesday, protein, carbs, veggies and a sauce, from fridge to table in under half an hour.
I tried HelloFresh with hopes it would save me time, but it's actually helped me get back into cooking. I don't have time to be a gourmet chef or the energy to come up with creative meals, but I want to eat healthy, and live a more balanced lifestyle, something HelloFresh helped me to accomplish with ease. The quality of produce was just as fresh as my farmer's market and they have really high quality meats and fish. Plus, their website offers a variety of plans and they allow you to skip deliveries when your won't be home or pause your account. You can cancel at anytime, though I don't think you will once you try it!
Update: The folks at HelloFresh are extending a special offer to our readers! Follow this link to get your first 3 plates free!