I recently had a Hello Fresh experience and I don’t know why I hadn’t tried it sooner. Thanks to my friend Erin from A Parenting Production for sharing a complimentary code so I could try out the service. First, let me say that I’ve never had pre-selected recipes delivered to my doorstep. It was easy to follow the prompts and set up my Hello Fresh Account. I also downloaded the app for even more convenience. I chose the Family Plan which offers 2 meals and feeds 4 people.
The meals vary from week to week and you can choose from the scheduled selection. I chose the Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Bake and One-Pan Orzo Italiano. They both seemed like straight forward to make quick, easy and tasty meals. Once I completed my order, I received an email notifying me that my package was on the way and when to expect it. I received it within 48 hours. The box was left on my patio. It was packaged perfectly to keep the contents in the box cool.
My recipes included fresh produce and meat that required staying cool until it could be transferred to my refrigerator. Once I opened the box, the contents for each meal were pre-portioned and separated in two paper bags. The meat was positioned under the ice to keep it extra cool. The ice was in a recyclable plastic bag which gave you easy instructions on how to dispose of it when you’re done. I put the ingredients in the refrigerator and planned to prepare the meals later in the week.
The Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Bake was easy to prepare. The recipe cards made it a seamless step-by-step process. Both meals were prepared in under thirty minutes and were delicious. Hello Fresh is a weekly recipe kit delivery service delivered straight to your doorstep. You can mix, match and substitute ingredients. I substituted the sausage with chicken in the One-Pan Orzo Italiano. My kids loved it and it made my evenings less hectic because it’s a time saver.
Hello Fresh gives you the option to offer your friends $40 off their first delivery, and get $20 off when they order. You can also offer your friends 3 complimentary meals for 2 when they join Hello Fresh. The newsletters are full of recipe and cooking ideas. You can also visit the blog for fresh content. Hello fresh is all over social media and they like when you share your pictures using the #HelloFreshPics hashtag. You can also join them for live cooking parties on Facebook.