i think a lot of people are realizing how unhealthy it can really be to dine out all the time – plus so expensive! cooking at home is the answer, but when you don’t have the time or the knowledge to do so, it can be quite intimidating. that’s why meal delivery services have become all the rage.
i’ve heard about HelloFresh, but when i found out they were now shipping Canada-wide, i wanted to give them a try. while i love to meal plan and cook, i really hate to grocery shop because of the crowds and lines. i’ve tried to overcome this by going late on a saturday night, or setting an alarm for early sunday morning but it’s still near the top of my like list.
HelloFresh offers the opportunity to enjoy healthy home-cooked meals without the hassle. eliminating the need to plan or shop, HelloFresh delivers delicious and satisfying meals that are easy, stress-free and fun to make in just about 30 minutes.
you simply pick three meals from their weekly online menu, and they get delivered straight to your door the next week.
besides giving you all the ingredients you need, each meal kit contains step-by-step recipes that include nutritional information, making nutritional education simple. this was extra important to me, because i like to know what’s in my food.
after taking out all of the individually wrapped items, i was concerned about the amount of waste it would create. thankfully there was a note inside the box that let me know that it’s all recyclable. HelloFresh will even take back the packaging and recycle it for you.
the three meals i selected were:
- steak au poivre with creamed kale and cheesy hasselback potatoes
- dukkah-roasted chicken with citrus sour cream
- kung pao mushrooms and broccoli
there was also a pasta option, but i was looking for the healthiest of healthy options.
true to their promise, HelloFresh provided all of the perfectly portioned ingredients and instructions, and i finished cooking each dish in just over 30 minutes.
the recipes were just far enough outside of my comfort zone. while the roast chicken with sweet potato and snap peas is something i’d normally make, i’ve never tried dukkah spice. i also don’t like to cook steak for myself, but after following the directions it came out perfect!
it’s hard to pick a favourite dish because they were all so different. each recipe made two servings so i was able to take leftovers for my lunch the next day. i had a lot of jealous coworkers when they got a smell of what i was warming up.
i keep checking the menus and figuring out the next time i’m going to order. want to give it a try? use the code SCRIBBLES50 to receive 50% off your first box!
thanks HelloFresh for making this blog post, and my simple meal planning possible.