If at the end of the rainbow, you're hoping the pot is filled with a delicious dinner ready in 30 minutes or less, you need HelloFresh in your life. HelloFresh is a meal kit subscription that delivers fresh, ready-to-cook meals right to your door. They cut out the prep work by sending you pre-portioned ingredients and detailed recipe cards so making pan-seared steak and veggies or delicious pasta with shrimp has never been easier. Plus, with plans starting at under $8 a meal, your wallet will thank you. With dinners so good they'll shamrock your family's world, it's become America's number one meal kit for a reason. Now, St. Patrick's Day is coming up and to celebrate HelloFresh is offering their best deal yet: you'll be feelin' a whole lot luckier with your first 8 meals completely free!

If saving big at dinner-time isn't enough of a celebration for you, here are the three biggest March 17th celebrations in America commemorating Irish heritage.

Chicago dyes their river green.

Nearly all month long, Chicago celebrates with pop-up Irish pubs, parades, 5ks, and clover hunts, but by far their biggest show of pride is when they dye the Chicago River green. Aiming for the title of "greenest city in the world," they light up city landmarks in green along with the Chicago River. For 40 years, they've been dyeing the river to honor the "Emerald Isle." It's completely safe, and they use 25 pounds of dye to make it last a full day. With HelloFresh's new promotion, you can save some serious green to put towards a visit to the big green river.

New York's Fifth Avenue Parade is the place to be.

Bagpipes, floats, marching bands, and green hats, sunglasses, and goofy sweaters can be found in the parade line-up in NYC and the crowds. The free annual St. Patrick's Day Parade features performers of all kinds, and when it's over, there's still pub crawls, face-painting, dances, and beer tastings all over the city. You know what else is free? 8 free dinners with HelloFresh's St Paddy's deal!

You can see the Dropkick Murphys or traditional Irish dance in Boston.

Boston is home to the complete spectrum of Irish festivities this St. Patrick's Day. The Dropkick Murphys are playing at the House of Blues, you can find Irish step-dancing and corned beef all over the city, and the Boston Celtics are playing all weekend, so there are plenty of opportunities to dress in head-to-toe green. You're bound to have worked up an appetite after all that dancing, come home to a homemade meal from HelloFresh, like a classic favorite and Boston signature, Fish and Chips with Tilapia, Dill Pickle Tartar Sauce, and Zucchini.

The Feast of St. Patrick is approaching and no matter how you're planning to have fun, don't forget to sign up for HelloFresh's sweeter-than-shortbread deal. Starting at $7.87 a meal, it's cheaper than takeout and with easy-to-follow instructions, you won't need the luck of the Irish to cook dinner for the whole family perfectly.

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Recently, I've heard 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 like to cook, 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 take only 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.

Every HelloFresh meal comes in mini boxes perfectly packed with everything I need for each recipe. Each box fits neatly in my fridge, and it's ready to go when I'm ready to cook. It helps me break the cycle of just grabbing a bag of chips and plopping on the couch.

We like the Classic 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 off-season grocery store specials can make this challenging. The HelloFresh veggies were just the way I like them—beautiful orange carrots, green broccoli, and red tomatoes.

My favorite recipe was the Shrimp Burgers with Sriracha Mayo and Carrot Fries. I followed the instructions and found the burgers, including the sriracha mayo, to be surprisingly delicious. The recipe called for a brioche bun that we warmed in the oven for 5 minutes before. It was heaven: just like when you get to the bakery first thing in the morning. The carrot fries were something I never would have thought up on my own. We sliced the carrots so they looked like orange french fries, drizzled them with olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper, and baked them for 15 minutes— that was it. Easy peasy. Altogether it was a wonderful meal, and even the cooking part was fun.

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 good meats. Plus, their website offers a variety of plans and dietary options, and they allow you to turn on and off delivery each week or pause your account. And you can cancel at anytime.

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