I was not financially compensated for this post but HelloFresh did send me a free box in exchange for my thoughts. All opinions contained in this post are my own.
A few weeks ago, the folks with HelloFresh reached out and offered me the opportunity to try their meal kit delivery service. I’ve tried several different meal delivery services as of late, each with their own merits and faults, so I decided to try HelloFresh as well. We really enjoyed it. And honestly, I think you might enjoy it, too.
If you’ve been curious, I hope this post will encourage you to take the leap! With leaping in mind, let’s just dive right into the top reasons I think you should give HelloFresh a try:
For us, the main factor for using a subscription service like HelloFresh is convenience. With school pickup, homework, soccer practice, etc., evenings can be a bit hectic at our house. It’s nice to come home and pull one of the meal boxes right out of the fridge and know everything I need is right there.
Now let’s be honest, I love to cook. I cook 6 to 7 days a week. But sometimes, I just need easy. HelloFresh comes with all the ingredients in a cooler box packed with ice right to your door. All you have to do is open up the box and place the labeled boxes for each recipe and the meat (packaged separately) in the fridge.
You simply grab your recipe card, the labeled box for that recipe, and your meat and get to work. The recipes are healthy, easy to prepare, and super tasty.
One of the things that I think HelloFresh does incredibly well is offer flexibility on a host of different levels. To start, you can choose meals to feed 2 or 4 people. Since there’s 3 of us, I went with the 4 person meals and we typically had enough leftover for my lunch the next day. Once thing worth mentioning is that the recipe instructions are written for the 2 person meals, so keep in mind you’ll need to double everything if you order the 4 person meals.
In addition to that, HelloFresh offers 3 different recipe types. You can choose from the classic plan, the family plan, or the all veggie plan. The classic plan offers the most variety in recipes while the family plan features more family-friendly recipes that even the kids will eat. The veggie plan is obviously for those focusing on a vegetarian diet.
You also have the option to choose how many meals you want per week. You can choose between 2 and 5 meals.
Each week, they offer up 13 options for your meals. You can go in the week before and choose which recipes you want. This was super helpful for us, because we do have a few picky eaters in our family – but I’m not naming names. 🙂
You also have the flexibility to pause or skip weeks, which was a huge bonus.
Every meal we’ve tried from HelloFresh we’ve really enjoyed. From the Buttered-Up Steak to the Lobster Ravioli and Shrimp to the Teriyaki Pork Bowl to the Thyme and Honey Pork Chops (pictured here), we always cleaned our plates.
One of the biggest problems when it comes to meal time at our house is deciding what to eat. With HelloFresh, you decide the week before and have a variety of options just sitting in your fridge when you get home. It makes deciding on supper much easier and less stressful. We also tend to get in a rut with the same ol’ recipes and this helps break that up and inject something new and different into our meal plan.
Overall, we were super pleased with HelloFresh. We ended up trying 3 boxes to make the review more balanced. We did have one little hiccup when some produce wasn’t at its freshest – how can anything survive on the porch in this Alabama heat? – but Hello Fresh was quick to offer us a generous credit toward our next box. We will absolutely continue to use HelloFresh for those busy weeks when there’s little time to make a meal plan and do the grocery shopping.
PLUS! The folks at HelloFresh are extending a special offer to Southern Bite readers! Follow this link to get your first 3 meals free!