I love a home-cooked meal but hate the hassle of having to actually do it. The grocery store is always crowded. I loathe trying to come up with a weekly menu that has variety and is on budget. And don’t even get me started on meal-prepping! Who wants to spend hours cooking Sunday and then eat the same thing for days? Then I saw a Hello Fresh coupon. Now I can get healthy, easy and delicious home-cooked meals every week without any of the trouble!
The biggest benefit of Hello Fresh is that it really does save time. Choose the meals you want, for how many people and how many times you plan on cooking that week. Then they will be delivered right to your door. No more fighting for a spot in the grocery store parking lot! And most meals can be made in 30-minutes or less. Each meal tells you exactly how long it will take though, so you will never be surprised by how long it takes to make.
Each meal is preportioned and comes with everything you need including any seasoning or specialty oils. The instructions are easy to follow so anyone can do it (we get the teenagers involved in my family!) and you’ll always get a tasty and well-balanced meal. Plus, unlike other meal services, Hello Fresh meals don’t require a lot of dishes to make it, meaning less time cleaning up afterward!
If someone on your holiday gift list is stretched for time, consider gifting a subscription. I know I would rather have an easier week than another object I have to find space for.
The menu changes every week so there is always something new to try. And there really is something for everyone. They have vegetarian options as well as family-friendly meals. They even offer several low-calorie options a week. But honestly, the calorie-conscious meals are just as good as any other offerings, like a 500-calorie Creamy Mushroom Ravioli. Because of the easy instructions, you can try food you may have otherwise been afraid to cook at home, like Korean Beef Bibimbap. If you’re more of a traditionalist they have options like Figgy Balsamic Pork or Meatloaf a la Mom with Root Veggies.
Some of our friends have tried Hello Fresh and here’s what they had to say:
“I really love the convenience of it because I hate going to the grocery store. It usually gives you pretty well-balanced meals and I think it’s also great for teaching techniques to people new to cooking. We ordered whenever I’ve had a Hello Fresh coupon.” – Lauren D.
“A couple of things I like is that I can try meals that I would not have tried before and now that I have older kids, anyone in the house can make dinner on a moment’s notice. This is a tip: read the whole recipe before you start.” – Lisa H.
“You pre-define your preferences and dietary restrictions (i.e. don’t eat pork). You order meals 4-5 days before they ship, but if you forget they send you meals they select after reviewing your preferences. It is portion-controlled, so good for most… though not enough if you have growing teens! Takes thinking away for busy families, always fresh sourced and taste amazing.” -Alison G.