It’s a beautiful thing to find something you love. It’s just another piece that becomes a part of who you are.
I like to call myself a homemaker. I take pride in keeping our home and making it a place filled with warmth and love. Included in the hundreds of tasks I take on daily, preparing our grocery list, meal planning & cooking is one of them. So HelloFresh has been such a gift to me & I’m head over heels!
Now, I won’t say that I’ve hated meal planning, prepping and cooking – and HelloFresh has changed my life because that isn’t true.
I actually love to cook! It’s something I started to take on more seriously once I got married and the love of cooking is a part of who I am now. It relaxes me, puts my focus into something tangible…and I just love food!
But even something you love can become monotonous and feel like a chore. I look forward to our Friday pizza nights not only because I want a break from cooking, but I just need something different! Something to shake things up! I think we tend to opt for takeout or going out to eat because we are uninspired and are too tired to figure out all the ingredients we need.
Growing up, some of my fondest memories I have at home was when my mom was cooking her famous Japanese Style Chicken Wings or a recipe passed down generations. Those memories comfort me, and I want my kids to have those memories too!
And for all of you who don’t like to cook or prep or anything – my mom didn’t either. I found out years ago that she actually doesn’t like to cook, but nonetheless, she gave us those beautiful memories and I am so thankful for that! So I urge you to try and love it!
All that being said, this is why HelloFresh has been such a treat for us each month! I really could talk for hours about why I am so on board with this – but I will try to keep it short!!
The planning + prepping
Now as much as I love to cook, the planning…I don’t love that much. HelloFresh has taken away the worry of meal planning for a few days and it’s a huge weight off my shoulders! Along with giving us such a variety of meals, without having to purchase a huge amount of ingredients when we only need a few tablespoons.
They also prep all the foods for you, so you don’t have to spend time cutting up the sweet potatoes for fries or tearing up from the chopped onion.
Less food waste
Another thing I quickly realized is how little food waste goes on! When typically I would have to buy an entire bunch of parsley or a whole tub of mayo – they provide you exactly what you need so there is no food that goes to waste, if it’s something you don’t regularly buy and consume in large amounts. There is no leftover food to keep in your fridge to go moldy or expire! That alone is a reason to get on board!
A question I get asked a lot is the allergy concern. What do you do if there is an allergen in the recipe? As someone with a severe peanut allergy, I was worried about this too! When you get a box of recipes, every single ingredient is packaged separately…so there is no cross-contamination going on. If there is an ingredient that you can’t have, just don’t add it to the recipe!
There are a handful of recipes each week you can pick from – so you’ll have a good idea already what you will be able to have. I’ll also note they have a vegetarian box, & even in the Family box and Pronto box there are vegetarian options for good measure, we choose one vegetarian option in each of our boxes!
Along with everything being pre-packaged, on the recipe card, there is an Allergen section which will clarify the ingredients and let you know what is in them. For example, the soy sauce indicates it has wheat & soy in it, and the mayonnaise has egg & soy in it.
Tasty, fresh inspiration delivered to your door…what more could you want?
We have yet to make a recipe that we didn’t like, and even our 4 year old ate every meal! The recipes are healthy + delicious and they have inspired me to cook different ways, and mix ingredients I may not have thought about. We have actually cooked some recipes multiple other times throughout the month because we had the ingredients on hand and they were just so yummy!
For something like cooking, which I love but has become such a task lately, HelloFresh has shaken things up in our home and our tummies in all the right ways!
Pictured above – the delicious sriracha turkey burgers from this week! Soooo good!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and the question of what kind of gift or gesture of love do I want? I have the answer now! A box from HelloFresh would be lovely! Now if only my kids could read! Haha
As much as I look forward to our pizza nights, I look forward to our HelloFresh weeks just as much, and coming from me that’s saying a lot!
If you want to look more into HelloFresh and the recipes they are cooking up the next few weeks click here
Here are some coupon codes on your first box! They actually price out to being very comparable if you are buying groceries for your typical meals anyways! & you can count on it being fresh and healthy!
If you are from the US use code britstrawbridge for $30 off your first box!
If you are from Canada use code STRAW50 for 50% off your first box!
Let me know if you have any other questions I would love to answer them! & check out my Instagram stories highlight as I have many many videos documenting my HelloFresh journey!
Niki at Toot's Mom is Tired says
I’ve been meaning to try Hello Fresh. We did Blue Apron for a while but I want to try all of the services to find the best one.
Mrs. Cherry says
I keep hesring so many good things about this product! Now that I’m about to be a new mom again and have a toddler, I think this would be great to invest in!
We enjoyed Hello Fresh for a while! But our family is size 6 and we have HUGE eaters, so there is never enough food.
We love Hello Fresh! I love that we are able to try new things without having a lot of waste. Great post!
We are huge fans of hello fresh and can’t wait to get our next box!:)
I have been wanting to give Hello Fresh a try! Maybe we will now.
robin rue says
I have a friend who has been getting Hello Fresh for years and she always raves about it. I want to try it for sure.
this would be great for those who don’t care to cook, do any of the prepping or for those nights don’t have time. Everything does look fresh and delicious.
Amber Myers says
Oo I want to try this! I always hear how delicious it is! I might have to order it and see how it works for my family.
I cook with Hello Fresh and think that it’s great! I love how you can mix your own sauces with their ingredients and customize to your taste.
Heather @ Kraus House Mom says
My sister uses Hello Fresh and Blue Apron. I have to look into it and see the cost for a larger family. I would love to try it.
We tried Hello Fresh in the past. I love that everything is measure out for, makes dinner easy
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
I haven’t tried HelloFresh. Conveniencewise we all eat different foods at different times so it might work well for us at certain times. Pricewise so far nothing I’ve seen beats smart shopping and homemade meal prep.
Karen Morse says
It’s an wonderful subscription that will make a mom’s life so much easier! Plus you don’t have to worry about not feeding your family unhealthy food! I think it’s awesome!
Felicita Moncada says
I need to try this! I love that everything is provided and we can get easy meals done quickly! I need to look at the different meals they offer and try it out.
Sarah Bailey says
Hello Fresh always seems like an amazing way to try different meals, I love that it is all sent fresh to you with all the things you need to make a delicious meal.
I always hear so many wonderful things about Hello Fresh. I have to look into actually giving it a try. It looks like it’s a really convenient service.
Reesa Lewandowski says
Hello Fresh is one of the meal delivery plans I haven’t tried yet! It sounds like I need to ASAP!
I’ve tried Hello Fresh two years ago, loved the quality! I like trying different meals everyday without spending too much time in the kitchen or grocery.
Angela Ricardo Bethea says
We totally love HelloFresh and enjoy all their diverse and yummy meals! I have yet renew our subscription but once everything isn’t as tight on the budget we will again.
I have been saying forever that I need to try a meal service because I have ZERO time to cook, LOL! I need to try Hello Fresh!
Chubskulit Rose says
I tried Hello Fresh before and loved it. I wish I could afford to subscribe every month. I love their selections!
I have always wondered about these boxes! I also love to cook but as a mom of two very young ones it sounds like it would be so nice to have a few days a week where I don’t have to worry about dinner!
Dana Peller says
HelloFresh has delicious recipes to choose from. I’ve tried six of them before and each time I’ve been impressed. I’m currently looking into their cookbook.
Carol Cassara says
I’ve heard of this service before but I’ve never tried them! I think it’s a lovely dinner solution especially during those busy nights when you simply don’t have much time!
Sara Welch says
I would need to try them yet. I have heard good things!
Kita Bryant says
They seem pretty decent to me. I would love to get a hold of them one of these days.