Yes, we all love Hello Fresh! I ordered a box for this past week specifically because the menus were so ridiculously child friendly I knew that my children would eat everything, and they totally did. My son actually asked for this specific meal again this evening. This box was such a hit and totally made my week that much easier. I’m totally busy with non blog stuff so I was able to cook dinner without worrying how I was going to do it. I am not sure anyone noticed but I pretty much ate Hello Fresh exclusively during my first trimester, because I just couldn’t get my stuff together! also I’m sure you’re all thrilled about my $4.99 IKEA find – my new food plate that is the perfect size and orientation for taking pictures of dinner.
The Description: Each week Hello Fresh delivers beautifully photographed step-by-step recipe cards, with the exact fresh ingredients needed to create a selection of new recipes.
The Price: $69/week (59 vegetarian)
The Coupon: Save $25 on your first order. Use code SUMMER25 . Expires July 13, 2014.
Hello Fresh Classic Box Review
I didn’t take outside photos of my box or anything, you can read my past reviews for that. It comes in an insulated box with two ice packs. Each meal has 1+ labeled bags of ingredients plus a recipe card.
Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Arugula and Roasted Potatoes – This was probably my favorite from the whole box. The pork tenderloin was briefly marinated in garlic and rosemary, seared, and roasted alone with onions and potatoes and served on a bed of dijon/balsmic dressed arugula. To die for.
This was so good. Every bite. SO GOOD. The kids ate their “dead pig” (what they call tenderloin) with mashed potatoes from a bag, because that’s what they enjoy and I cooked a few peas to go with. Easy peasy kid friendly meal.
Garlic Skillet Meatballs with Baby New Potatoes – Look, half my meat balls sort of fell apart, because I cooked them in the wrong pan. So it was meatball in a delicious ragu and it was so good.
Mine was so much prettier 🙂 I loved the idea of putting the red sauce on potatoes, and it had the added bonus of being blood sugar friendly for me. Mine is cool, except when I eat a lot of processed food, then it gets mad. This also included my favorite vegetable (green beans). What’s not to love?
Apricot Glazed Chicken with Couscous & Lemony Green Beans – Look, I barely got to eat mine because the kids stole most of it. I left out the pepper, I can use it for something else or cut it in rings & freeze it.
This was delicious – the green beans (again, fave veggie) had lemon and walnuts and they were SO FANTASTIC I ate all of them.
Whenever I cook Hello Fresh everything just turns out so well, and I’m not 100% sure why! Is it the ingredients, the fact that I’m following an unfamiliar recipe, the fact that it’s a lot more “chefy” than normal stuff? I don’t know! But it’s dang good and dang easy.
Menu selection for Hello Fresh is available for the week of 6/22 (ends midnight Weds). Choices: Indian Spiced Chicken, Chiles Rellenos, Shrimp Lo Mein, Penne with Pancetta, Peas, and Mint, and Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos. I wasn’t planning on getting a box but when I logged in and saw the rellenos, I knew I HAD to get it next week. I’m getting those, the Indian chicken, and the Penne. I did not get any of these because I thought they would be child friendly, but I’m betting they eat the chicken and the penne. I’m not worried about the rellenos, I’m eating all of those! #PregnantLadyPrerogative