On my Instagram (follow along @_thepinkchickadee), I have been sharing my ratings and meals via Hello Fresh. Last week was my first-ever week of Hello Fresh – a subscription service that brings healthy meals for every type of diet right to your doorstep. While I do know that Hello Fresh is not for everybody or every budget, I have personally really enjoyed it along with its several customization options and several ways for me to cook in my kitchen like never before. So, today, I am going to be sharing my experiences with my first-ever week of Hello Fresh!
How do you get free Hello Fresh meals? Get $120 off your first Hello Fresh box(es) when your order using this link: https://www.hellofresh.com/pages/share?c=HS-7N1HD4BXO&utm_campaign=clipboard&utm_couponvalue=120&utm_invitername=Kate&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=raf-share
*Disclaimer: Now, before I get into the meat of this post, it is in NO way being sponsored by Hello Fresh.*
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Hello Fresh offers several different plans for for 2+ meals/week and with 2-4 servings (I think – I know 2 servings is the smallest offered) and including ALL diets, including vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, and all the meats. You can select your dieting preferences upon creating your account. At the same time, Hello Fresh also offers add-on’s each week, ranging from lunch staples like soup, sandwiches, salads, oatmeal, and even Oat Latte’s. The best part?! The meals and add-on’s vary week per week AND you get to choose which meals and add on’s (if any) you would like. You can also skip a box each week or donate one if you’re going out of town. Personally, I went with 4 meals/week for 2 servings along with a few add-on’s and it solidifies all of my at-home food intake for the week.
When I first opened my Hello Fresh package, I was in AWE! The packaging is beautiful AND the packaging is all done within a sustainable manner. My favorite part was opening up my box to beautifully put together and visually-appealing recipes for each of the 4 meals that I chose. Each meal is arranged with its own special packaging and labelled accordingly. And, everything is contained well with a HUGE ice pack to keep it all cool until its arrival at your home. Overall, I can truly say that Hello Fresh’s packaging was the icing on the top of the cake!
As I got into the meat of the week being the cooking, I found their recipes to be beautifully put together – both visually and directionally. I was able to successfully cook all of my meals and be a bit more adventurous than my usual dump and go sheet pan recipes. Cooking has been a stress relief for me, too. BUT, when it came to the end product aka the meals, I was WOWed! I felt as if I was eating takeout, but thinking much more consciously health-wise and wayyy more delicious.
Personally, I am now HOOKED on the Hello Fresh train and don’t plan to get off of it anytime soon. I am really excited to continue to use it over the next few weeks and potentially months. While it does come at a hefty price tag, the convenience of getting the majority of my groceries delivered right to my doorstep while maintaining healthy eating habits is golden for me and worth the price tag.
XOXO – Katie <3