Among all the food-related trends going on in the world, meal-kits have risen to the top for a few good reasons. One, they cater to all different kinds of food preferences; two, they're super convenient; and three, they make healthy eating a lot easier for busy families. Each box specializes in a different strength, but at the core, the idea of a pre-planned meal sent right to your door all ready to cook is quite genius. All you have to do is pick the right meal-kit. Thankfully, we've done all the hard work for you by testing a handful of boxes with families in mind. Our verdict? HelloFresh all the way. Here's why.
One of the first reasons why HelloFresh stood out to us was their variety of meal plan options to accommodate different types of families. With their Family plan, you can have 2 or 3 nights of dinner a week. This plan focuses on simple, delicious meals like baked potatoes and broccoli for those little ones who are veggie-phobic. With their Classic plan, you'll have enough for 4 people, 2 to 5 nights a week. This plan offers more variety and works perfectly for families with teenagers.
Another top quality of HelloFresh is that their food is not too fancy or exotic, so it can appeal to almost any picky eater. They do a really good job of sprucing up everyday meals. Think classic steak and potatoes, but with a zesty marinade. It's fun to do something different, especially when you don't have to think about it or plan for it. This also makes it easier to sneak something new into your dinner which will pleasantly surprise your kids.
Then there's the issue of time. While other meal-kits can be more labor-intensive, HelloFresh's meals take only 30 minutes to cook. After a long day of work, it's such a relief to be able to come home to a little box in the fridge with dinner all ready to cook. The ingredients are pre-portioned, and there's just some simple prep work and assemblage. Other meal-kits have you chopping vegetables for hours or slicing and toasting almonds to add to your dish as a time-consuming garnish that never ends up getting eaten. HelloFresh does the basics the best.
What keeps some people away from meal-kits is the expected cost. HelloFresh's meals are less than $10 per person. And that's a treat! Most families could order HelloFresh a few times a month to replace takeout nights. It ends up being more affordable than $40 worth of pizza or sushi for a family of four, which also takes out the guilt.
Overall, HelloFresh is a meal-kit that actually helps busy parents survive during those seemingly endless weeks where we're not sure we're going to make it. With meals that kids and adults love, high quality ingredients, and easy recipe cards, it's a win-win for everyone. Plus, it's a great way to get the kids in the kitchen, too. A subscription to HelloFresh is a lot more than just some great meals during the week, but it's a lifestyle that's easy and healthy for all kinds of families.
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