Hello Fresh Vegetarian Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

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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.

Kale Chip Quinoa Bowl With Olives, Tomatoes, And Feta Cheese. 30 minutes, level 1, 590 calories per serving.

So glad I chose this for tonight because I had a hankering for vegetable chips. Today while shopping I looked on the factory produced bags of vegetable chips and they were way too high in calories. So I bought some beets to make some baked chips but now that I’ve had kale chips I’m not sure what I’ll do with the beets!

While taking the pictures of this quinoa bowl, I thought of it as a spring time dish. Perhaps it was the tomatoes or the kale. While light yet delicious in taste, it is filling. The only “sauce” is red wine vinegar so the tastes of the other ingredients really pop in your mouth.

The kale chips were the perfect accompaniment to this quinoa “spring time” bowl.

Pad See Ew With Mushrooms And Broccoli. 30 minutes, level 1, 630 calories per serving.

I’m not too crazy about a name that ends in Ew, this recipe title should end in Mmmmm or even Yum. I figured it was a foreign dish and sure enough it’s for standard lunch dish for Thais. I’ve begun inviting my parents, both in their early 80s, to eat dinner with us at one of our Hello Fresh meals.  Hello Fresh is so generous with their portions, we find a meal can be divided into 4 nice servings. I do put bread and butter out in case anyone wants a little extra.

My husband and I eat out at Asian restaurants a couple of times a month but eating  the wide rice noodles was new to both of us but my dad, having been stationed in Vietnam during the war, ate tons of rice and noodles.  He was familiar with the noodles.  On a side note, he ate so much rice then that he prefers not to eat it ever again!  We all enjoyed this dish.  Tasty was the main adjective of the evening.  And the mushrooms were the favored ingredient.
This was a hit all the way around, plenty of food, plenty of taste.

Sweet Potato Sunshine Salad With Avocado And Farro In A Citrus Dressing. 30 minutes, level 1, 710 calories per serving.

This  time I’m going to let my husband describe the meal. “I like the citrus flavor, the texture of the avocado and the chewiness of the farro. It was enhanced by the feta and made for a tasty delight!” That was a great description.

For me, I really liked the sauce made with lemon and orange juice, olive oil and mustard. This is one I’m going to use for a lot of my salads.

One little tip from us, they sent a whole lemon and you use only 1/2. We used the other half by squeezing the juice onto the avocado to help prevent it from turning brown because we had leftovers.
This is a 2 thumbs up, his and mine!

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