Hello Fresh Vegetarian February 2017 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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Hello Fresh is a meal kit subscription box with complete recipes and ingredients to make 3 meals every week, with each meal feeding either two or four people, depending on the plan you choose.

Though it is a subscription, you can pause your deliveries when needed – whether you are out of town, have other dinner plans, or just aren’t in love with that week’s selections. The standard subscription provides high-quality meats (free-range chicken, antibiotic meats, etc.) to use in the recipes.  

DEAL: Currently, you can save $40 off your first box with coupon code 7UT7K8.

Hello Fresh has great instructions, and they are easy to follow even if you are an inexperienced cook. There are even some kitchen tips included in the information card.

Though we do eat meat, we cook vegetarian three times a week. Thankfully, Hello Fresh has a vegetarian subscription for both casual and dedicated vegetarians.

The boxes used by Hello Fresh keep all the ingredients for the recipes in order, and they stack nicely in the fridge. Within each box, everything but the largest vegetables is separately packaged and is packed at the bottom. Condiments and canned goods are provided in high-end, commercial packaging. Hello Fresh usually provides spices in their own, pre-measured branded packaging.

Creamy Dreamy Linguine With Mushrooms And Tarragon. 30 minutes, level 1, 500 calories per serving.
 I bet you can’t say the recipe title 5 times fast!  Shoot, I can’t even say it twice fast.   Not only do I like this name but my husband says, “this has a perfumey fragranty spice taste.  I like it.”  I had to explain that tarragon is an herb and it definitely has a strong taste that we’re not used to but I wouldn’t compare it to perfume!  I don’t usually cook with Tarragon and I can’t wait to see how the flavor blends in the leftovers, will it over power the other ingredients or blend in?  That is the question!

The chef gives the suggestion of trying different mushrooms when you make it the next time.  While we were on the last cruise we went to a cooking class and they were using 5 kinds of mushrooms in the recipes.  That would be a great idea to try in this recipe.

This was another easy to cook dinner.  Quick and tasty.

Utterly Up-Beet Salad With French Lentils and Baby Potatoes.  30 minutes, level 1, 580 calories per serving.
Oh brother, somebody at Hello Fresh has been having fun giving names to these recipes!  With that said it was utterly good. 🙂

I would have never put baby new potatoes in a salad this way but I really liked them roasted in the salad.  The flavors of the roasted vegetables along with the simple olive oil/balsamic vinegar dressing was simply mouthwatering.

And of course, we really like Feta cheese on almost anything, it just adds to the flavors.  My husband’s comment tonight, “this is really good,” says it all.  It’s also quite a vibrant treat for the eyes with all the color.

Buttered-Up Butternut Squash Risotto With Sage And Pepitas. 45 minutes, level 3, 600 calories per serving.
My husband and I have become big fans of risotto, it’s easy and extremely versatile.  Tonight’s risotto was very good with a lot of sage but I just love basil so I could easily substitute basil or any herb I wanted.

Tonight’s roasted veggie was butternut squash but again you could substitute almost any veggie.  Once cooked you garnish with pepitas my mind says what about pine nuts or even sunflower seeds?  Since I live in the southeast, what about using Rosemary, eggplant and chopped peanuts?  What would be a combination you’d like to try? Soooooo good, so easy, so many ideas!

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  • April

    Have you ever had any problems with Hello Fresh’s food?

    My one and only experience had me end up with a slimy icky arugula and green onions that were just this side of bad (brown and dry on the ends).

    In addition I would up with twice the amount of rosemary I needed. I had to pull out a kitchen scale to fix the measurement.

    They wound up giving me a $10 credit, but I decided it wan’t worth renewing. Especially since (as with the arugula) there’s no guarantee that I’d be able to replace something if it arrived bad).

    • Brandy

      I don’t think Vicky has had issues recently with it. The service we see the least issues with is probably Plated, although recently they forgot dough for calzones! No issues with Home Chef in quite some time although my husband and I don’t care for the chicken. The best thing to do is really try them all and see what you like best and then try them again in 6 months.

    • Brandy

      Aunt Vicky says: Brandy is correct, I’ve not had any major issues in a long time. Sometimes I get vegetables with a bad spot and I just cut it off. Not only do I get Hello Fresh but so does my step-daughter and she loves it. Another step-daughter gets some other brand. Brandy is also correct that you need to try different ones to find what’s best for you. For the convience and quality I’ve had, it’s worth it to me. I’m sorry you’ve had such a bad time with it.