You have probably already heard of meal delivery services. These are not the services where prepared meals show up at your door, but weekly subscription boxes that includes recipes and all the ingredients needed to make your own meals. This makes it easy to have healthy and vibrant meals without stepping foot in the grocery store. There are many benefits to choosing these services, from not having to find the ingredients yourself, to having recipes essentially chosen for you. It also helps you learn how to cook a lot of different things that you might not have chosen otherwise.
Hello Fresh is one of the more popular, and also newer, meal delivery service boxes. Jamie Oliver has helped release Hello Fresh and also comes up with many of the recipes. While the recipes are created by renowned chefs around the world, they are simple enough for anyone to cook at home. Only basic utensils, cooking pots and pans, and kitchen tools are required to make these recipes. The box arrives on your doorstep with everything you need, including fresh produce, meat, dairy, seasonings, and grains.
All of the ingredients that come in the weekly subscription box are pre-measured, many of which are only used for one recipe. That means if a recipe calls for ¼ cup of brown rice, you probably have a bag with exactly ¼ of brown rice in your box, which couldn’t be simpler. Hello Fresh offers a lot of benefits as compared to other similar services, including free delivery and flexible delivery dates and times. You can choose from meat-based or vegetarian meals and select the size of your family when ordering the boxes. The main box options at Hello Fresh are the classic box, family box, and veggie box.
Some meal options that have been in past Hello Fresh boxes include smokey chicken tacos, rosemary beef skewers, personal pizzas, and Israeli couscous bowls.
As far as the downside to Hello Fresh, they are a little expensive. If you are used to making budget meals for your family, spending more than $10 per person, per meal, might seem a little high. Most of the meals also take quite a bit of work, usually more than a 30-minute meal. However, you are getting fresh, healthy, and home-cooked meals often with recipes you might never have wanted to try before.
With Hello Fresh, another good idea is to mix it up, so you try a family box one week, then a veggie box the next week. Keep in mind the veggie boxes are less expensive, so you’re also going to save some money there.