February 18, 2015

Hello Fresh

Have you heard of them yet? It's a service that sends fresh ingredients to make healthy meals right to your doorstep. You choose which meal plan works for you and how often you want the boxes delivered and on which day. You can even swap out recipes if you don't like what the "Chef's Choice" is for the week. I originally decided to give this a try because the subscription is so flexible and the $40 off your first box coupon code.  I figured a total of 6 meals (3 meals x 2 people) for $29 was worth a try! (We couldn't eat out 3 times for $29!!) Plus, I'm trying to get my husband to try new recipes. I'm so very tired of making the same meals time and time again.

The box arrived by 10 am Monday morning, my scheduled delivery day. Everything was neatly packed and labeled inside the box.

That first night I made the Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with potatoes and carrots. It was really, really good.  The fish was very fresh. My husband's only complaint was the topping got a bit crunchy on top when it baked. He doesn't "do crunchy".  Do you feel my pain now?

Anyway, I was thrilled with how delicious the meal was but I'm aware that I could have purchased all the ingredients for this dish for significantly less, especially if I had paid full price for the box.  However, there was no thinking. Everything was pre-measured and we didn't have leftovers, which often seem to go to waste anyway.  I didn't have to buy a bag of shredded parmesan cheese just to use a tiny bit as part of the topping. So again, no waste.

This is not economical for a large family and it's not economical for my family every week either but the plan is very flexible. There is no purchase requirement. You can suspend a week's box for any reason - you just have to remember to do it by midnight every Wednesday.

I will order another box soon but did suspend my 2/23 box due to our schedule next week. See? Very easy!!

Here's the site, if you want to check it out.  I have a code that will save you $40 off your 1st box, just like I did.  If you are interested, let me know by leaving a comment.

Happy Cooking!

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