In the past year, I’ve become SUCH a homebody. I guess it could be blamed on the exhaustion that comes from baking a human? Anyway, I find myself choosing to stay at home & opt for delivery over pretty much everything else. (Amazon Prime, you complete me!) So it was no surprise when Patrick and I started trying out a few different meal kit delivery services. Think healthy fresh ingredients delivered right to your door that you put together yourself.
After testing some out, the one we’re loving the most is Hello Fresh! (Maybe it’s because this one offers recipes with quite a bit of cheese!?!) Today I’m sharing why we’re loving Hello Fresh and how it’s changed the way we do dinner during the busy work week. Apologies in advance if this post makes you a bit hungry!
After a busy day at work, sometimes I get home and I just don’t want to leave. So having a big ol’ box of groceries delivered to my front door is seriously like a dream.
Hello Fresh takes care of the grocery shopping for you by packaging & delivering ingredients for chef-inspired recipes straight to your home. Unlike a regular food delivery service, you know with cooked meals and what not, you get to create the meal yourself. Ensuring a straight from the oven (or pan) fresh taste.
Each box comes with three meals and you can choose the meals you receive beforehand. We were most excited to try the Winner Winner Chicken Orzo Dinner. The recipe card said the meal took only half an hour to prep & cook so we put it to the test.
Lots of chopping ensued!
Followed by baking, olive oil drizzling, grilling & some chicken flipping.
Ta da! True to its namesake, the Winner Winner Chicken Orzo Dinner won over my heart. Especially that cheesy mozzarella veggie side! YUM. Never would I have thought up this dinner creation on my own!
I consider myself a foodie and I really do enjoy cooking. But it’s safe to say I’m somewhat of a novice in the kitchen. I like simple & easy recipes that also taste delicious. (Who doesn’t!?!) Hello Fresh gave us just that. Easy recipes that were doable during the busy work week.
Once baby is here, I’m thinking grocery trips are going to be few & far between while we’re getting our bearings straight on life with a newborn. Thank goodness we have our subscription to Hello Fresh lined up for the next few weeks! Depending on the plan you choose, you can have tasty meals delivered right to your door for around only $10 a person.
Our favorite is the classic plan. It includes 3 meals a week for two people. We find that we really only have time to throw together three “legit” meals a week. The rest are either leftovers, dinners our or frozen pizza. Our biggest weakness!
Cheers to starting off 2017 on a healthier foot with fresh meals at home! And as always, thanks for stopping by the blog! If you’re headed back to the grind of reality today, like I am, wishing you the best of luck!
photos by Lauren Rathbun
*Thanks to Hello Fresh for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks to you for supporting the brands that make Lone Star Looking Glass possible.*