My Thoughts On HelloFresh

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I'm sure you all have seen by now (either from friends, family, or on TV), what HelloFresh is about... for those of you who don't, it's a food delivery service that ships 3-5 meals ($9.99/meal), depending on the plan you choose, directly to your door!

My friend was nice enough to send me a coupon where I got to try 3 meals risk-free (each meal is designed for 1 or 2 people).

Here's what I got:

1. Ginger Beef Stir-Fry
(with Snappy Asparagus)

Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Calories: 600

Thoughts - This recipe was absolutely delicious. My plate ended up looking exactly like the recipe card (which is the goal right?) ;)


2. Feisty Shrimp Linguine
(in Fra Diavolo Sauce)

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Calories: 520

Thoughts - I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe. Shrimp coming from a delivery service made me a little nervous. However, the shrimp wasn't chewy at all! The pasta had a perfect mix of spice and tang.

3. Basalmic Chicken Rustico
(with Provençal Roasted Root Veggies)

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Calories: 540

Thoughts - This was my least favorite of the 3. While the chicken was delicious, my tomatoes and potatoes were mushy from the start. A few of them spoiled which inhibited the recipe's full potential.

Pros and Cons

Pros of HelloFresh:

  • Great for new cooks or for those who are looking for new ideas
  • Convenience (ships quickly)
  • No food waste (you decide the portions from the meal plan)
  • Great recipes (quick, easy, yummy)
  • Veggie meal plans available.
  • Easy directions to follow (comes with pictures)
  • Instagram-worthy plates
  • Recipe cards are yours to keep so you can make it again!

Cons of HelloFresh:

  • Food can spoil before you're able to cook it
  • Hardly any leftovers
  • No Vegan food plans available
  • Not 100% Organic or GMO-free

I personally had a great time cooking up the recipes I was given. With everything portioned and easy directions to follow, clean up and cooking is a breeze! While I probably won't buy from HelloFresh again, it was nice to go off from my routine recipes.