I had a $40 gift card for Hello Fresh (a food delivery company that delivers the ingredients to make 3 fresh meals per week). I decided to try it out for one week. By the way, 3 meals (for 2 people) costs $59 for the week and that is just the vegetarian option. Not a great deal.
They are OCD with packaging:
It turned out much better than I expected! The only negative is the cost, and that you might not get food that you want. You can vote on the meal choices, but they send you a recipe for whatever they decide. So, if you are picky, this is not for you.
Meal 1: Vegetable Curry with Brown Rice
By accident, I used the entire container of curry paste when you were only supposed to use 2 Tbsp! Yikes! The directions were not the best. So, it’s obviously not my fault
Meal 2: Lentil Squash Soup
This tasted so light and fresh, yet hearty. The flavors were excellent, and we agreed that we would try to make this at home again.
Meal 3: Cauliflower Stir Fry
This also turned out better than expected. I wasn’t a fan of the white rice, but it was OK to try something different. The recipe called for a crispy panko buttery topping, but it wasn’t too heavy.
We had the cauliflower again as leftovers with some salmon for protein the next night:
If I re-create any of these recipes, I will post my final edited recipe for everyone to try!
Overall, I canceled my subscription because of cost, and I like to be able to decide exactly what I am going to eat that week! But, for others who still want to cook, but want fresh recipes at their fingertips, this might be a good choice.