Everyone keeps talking about home delivery meal options so I thought I would give it a try. I read several reviews online, chatted with friends and visited several websites.
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As someone who cooks meals several nights a week, I was curious to see if this would help our family or hurt our budget.
This week we had our HelloFresh meal delivery, which has been our third week on the program.
I really liked how everything was neatly organized per recipe and clearly labeled. The meat (vacuum sealed) is not in the recipes boxes, instead it is under the ice packs when it arrives. I like that the meat is separated in the event something leaks during shipping. They send detailed, full-color recipe cards. We just put the boxes in the fridge and grab the box we want to cook that night.
I choose HelloFresh because it is the only prepared meal program out there (or at least that I found) that offers meals for 4 adults. The portions are generous but there were no leftovers from any of the meals. I have two growing teenage boys so the family meals are not enough food for us.
The recipe cards are very easy to follow and we have even had our boys cook the meals with us following along. Everything we received was of high quality and as fresh as possible. I would say that the ingredients are fresher than what I pick up from the local grocery store sometimes.
Click here at Hellofresh.com and sign up for $40 off. There is no commitment or a minimum number of deliveries. You can cancel or skip weeks whenever you like. You can choose the day of delivery, pick from several different meals for the week and how many meals per week.
If you are a family that consistently eats out at a sit-down restaurant, this service will save you money. If you regularly cook meals at home, then you will spend more on this service.
We did have a few things missing from our boxes, some major and some minor. I called customer service to let them know, they had excellent customer service and offered a credit.
All in all, I would say this is a great alternative to eating out and a great way to enjoy fresh new meals. The recipes are simple enough that you can make them again with picking up the ingredients at your local store.