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.
Mighty Meatless Bolognese With Seitan And Tagliatelle Pasta. 30 minutes, level 1, 720 calories per serving.
Mama Mia, that’s a spicy meatless bolognese! But unlike the original commercial back in 1969, you won’t need antacids as long as you follow the directions and only add the Tuscan Heat Spice to taste. Which, I almost didn’t add to taste. I wasn’t paying careful attention to the directions and dumped the whole package of spices in and then realized it said, “spicy.” Boy oh boy, did I move quickly to get at least half the spice out of the pan. Good thing, too because it is spicy, good spicy but spicy.
I asked my husband after he took his first bite how did he like the meat in this dish. He said he had to do a double-take because he knows these are vegetarian meals. If you didn’t know any better the Tuscan Seitan Crumbles look, taste and feel just like hamburger crumbles. I’m going to have to look for these at the store.
Wholesome Hoisin Veggie Stir-Fry With Snap Peas And Yellow Bell Pepper Over Brown Rice. 35 minutes, level 1, 480 calories per serving.
Funny that the chef or someone at Hello Fresh used wholesome in the name of this recipe as I think of all Hello Fresh as wholesome. Good health and general well being are what I think of when I think of using fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs. You just can’t get any better or wholesomer (is that even a word?) than that!
I love love love snap peas – put them with other veggies and hoisin/lime sauce and you’ve got a real winner. I made this in between talking to daughter, checking on her kids while she was on my computer, getting strawberries for the grandson, and making sure somebody got the granddaughter to dance. Easy “pea-sy” (I’m on a roll here) and very delicious with the hoisin sauce mixed with lime juice. I used more than the recipe called for as we like lime.
Southwestern Superfood Jumble With Black Beans And Quinoa. 35 minutes, level 1, 700 calories per serving.
I did something very different tonight, I didn’t quite follow the directions! They said to use only 1/2 of the corn and beans but I had invited my parents over and thought, “what the heck!” So I added all the corn and beans. The second thing I didn’t do was to put in the jalapeno. I chopped it really fine and then sauteed it by itself and put it in a small dish so everyone could take just what they wanted. My dad doesn’t like anything hot. And the final thing I did differently was to saute the red bell pepper along with the corn.
I have to say, the meal was muy bien! The jalapeno turned out to be extremely mild so my husband and I used that up, dad still wouldn’t try it. My dad liked the quinoa, not so sure he’s had it before. He commented on it a lot. See, an old dog can be taught new tricks! Dad’s 82. And my mom had 2 helpings, she liked this meal.
We talked a lot about how a little bit of feta adds a lot to the flavor of meals, how everything is fresh and that Hello Fresh uses a lot of lemons and limes to increase the flavor. It’s a chef’s secret ingredient.
Not on purpose but I also forgot to salt and pepper everything and it was still really super duper good. This dish would make a great dip for dip chips!