Hello Fresh Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2017

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Hello Fresh is a weekly meal kit subscription box with complete recipes and high-quality ingredients to make your own fresh, healthy, gourmet meals at home. 

They offer three different subscription options — Classic (choose 3, 4, or 5 meals for 2 people or 3 meals for 4 people from 6 weekly options), Vegetarian (receive 3 HF-selected meals for 2 or 4 people), and Family (receive 3 HF-selected meals for 2 kids and 2 adults). You can always pause the subscription to skip a week if you need to – this is super handy for vacations!


Each Hello Fresh recipe has its own lovely card with a picture of the plated dish, prep time and total time to table, calorie count, and a visual inventory of the included ingredients.

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

The instructions are easy to follow, regardless of your skill level. Usually you start by washing and prepping all the ingredients before cooking. Within the detailed, step-by-step instructions, ingredients are set in bold type for ease of recognition. Info panes in the sidebar list anything you’ll need from home (pans, cooking oil, etc), as well as the quantity of each provided ingredient needed for 2 and 4 person versions of the recipe.

The ingredients for each meal are packed in separate bags within a padded, insulated cooler bag. Several ice packs keep everything cold, with the individual paper bags protecting the ingredients from touching the ice directly. 

The box also comes with a complete nutrition information for each recipe, including a list of all ingredients and their country of origin.

The brown bags used by Hello Fresh keep all the ingredients for the recipes in order. Everything but the largest vegetables is separately packaged within the bags. Condiments and canned goods are provided in high-end, commercial packaging. Hello Fresh usually provides pre-measured spices in their own branded packaging.

Kiwi Salsa And Steak Fajitas With Charred Bell Pepper, Onion, And Blistered Beans. 30 minutes, level 1, 770 calories per serving.
I really enjoyed this combination – it combined the classic beef, pepper, and onions of a traditional fajita with the modern touch of a fruit-based salsa. The kiwi worked quite well with the steak. It didn’t come across with the strawberry-like flavor you get from eating it straight, but a more general freshness and sweetness. This meal was relatively simple to make, so long as you have a sharp knife and are comfortable using it.
Creamy Dill Chicken With Roasted Potatoes And Green Beans. 30 minutes, level 1, 430 calories per serving.
This delicious dish had a very classic French feel, but the potatoes were prepared like diner hash browns (which is a plus in my book). The beans and chicken were simply prepared, with a big punch of flavor from the creamy and very potent dill sauce. Very straightforward preparation that made a satisfying and yummy dish.
Cheesy Chorizo Orzotto With Tomatoes And Spinach. 45 minutes, level 1, 790 calories per serving.
I don’t think you can really go wrong with cheesy pasta and chorizo! The spicy sausage was a superb substitute for hot Italian sausage – it had all the fiery flavor you could want, just with a smokiness where you would normally find the gentle licorice of fennel seeds. The orzo maintained a lovely texture and provided ample surface area upon which the cheese clung.
I thought these dishes were well thought out. Each had a manageable quantity of superb ingredients within tasty flavor combinations. The recipes hit the sweet spot, being neither boring, nor too avant garde to chow.

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