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!