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Family Friendly Menus
In addition to their regular menu options, HelloFresh also offers family-friendly recipes that will help even the pickiest eaters finish their plates. HelloFresh understands that our littlest dinner table patrons can sometimes be the toughest ones to please, so their Family Meal Plan takes that into account with milder spices so the whole family can experience the joy of cooking. These plans also come with easy-to-follow, straightforward instructions since cooking with kids in the house often means being a master of multitasking.
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All About HelloFresh
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HelloFresh only uses fresh ingredients and seasonal fruits and vegetables for their meal delivery service. They have paired with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to create amazing recipes that satisfy your nutritional needs and your flavor cravings at the same time. From zesty risotto to smoky sweet potato chili, you'll find new and exciting recipes by Jamie on your menu every week.
Their most popular Classic Plan includes a variety of handpicked vegetables, meats and fish and balanced grains to create well-rounded meals. Everything is pre-measured and delivered to your home in an insulated package to ensure freshness. You can choose servings for either 2 or 4 people, and you can receive 3, 4 or 5 meals per week. Shipping is always free, and the cost per serving is $9.99 (before discount) regardless of your order size.
Vegetarians can select the Veggie Meal Plan to get an abundance of fresh produce, plant-based proteins and hearty grains delivered every week. You can select between servings for 2 or 4 people, but your only option on the Veggie Plan is for 3 meals per week. Prices are the same as the Classic Plan at $6.99 (before discount) per serving.
As we mentioned earlier, the HelloFresh Family Meal Plan is a great option for families. Each recipe is intended for 4 people (2 adults and 2 children), and you can choose to have either 2 or 3 meals delivered every week. At $8.74 per serving (before discount), it's an affordable (and healthier) alternative to eating out every week.
Here is how our first HelloFresh box arrived:
As soon as we opened it, we were greeted with our delicious-looking recipe cards and a yummy freebie – a bag of gourmet caramel & cheese popcorn!
All of the packaging was recyclable, so that was a plus. You could tell they took care to pack our food in such a way that nothing would get squished or go bad.
Each meal came in its own labeled bag, making them super easy to store in the fridge and just grab when we were ready to cook. Any meat that came with the meal was backed underneath the ice packs at the bottom of the box. Everything was cool and fresh.
When we were ready to cook, we grabbed the Sesame Beef Tacos bag and the recipe card that went with it and got started. This recipe was a really fun blend of Korean and Mexican flavors, both of which we like. We thought it looked delicious and we were right!
Even though I'm no stranger to cooking various types of cuisines, it was really nice to have the very clear instructions on the recipe card. There was no guesswork involved in cooking, and there were appropriate amounts of all the ingredients that were required. The only things we needed from our own kitchen were olive oil, salt, and pepper.
We think the clear instructions with photos make HelloFresh ideal for folks who are hoping to improve their cooking skills, or who are not confident in the kitchen but would like to learn!
From start to finish, it took only about 30 minutes to prepare this meal, with no meal planning, grocery shopping, or food waste involved. Honestly, it was such a relief to have a tasty, interesting, and healthy dinner complete in just half an hour.
When they were finished, the tacos were just as yummy as they looked! The meal was filling and tasty, and there was even enough left over for me to go back for seconds, AND for us to have some more for lunch the next day. My main complaint with meal delivery services is that the portions are too small and there are no leftovers for lunch, but with HelloFresh this is not the case.
We're looking forward to cooking up our other two recipes for dinner this week, too! If they're anything like this first one, they'll be fun & easy to prepare, and satisfying to eat.
The Bottom Line
Overall, HelloFresh is well worth the money. You'll get a healthy variety of foods, interesting new recipes to try, and simple instructions for preparing your meals. Plus, with some leftovers from your HelloFresh meals, you'll save money on buying lunch out – it's a win/win. We love not having to worry about forgetting something at the grocery store, wondering what meals we should make this week, or having one of those days when we just have no idea what we want to eat. HelloFresh solves all these problems!
If you want to eat healthier, cook more at home, learn to cook, or just save time, HelloFresh is for you. Why not try it out today?
Why Customers Choose HelloFresh
HelloFresh features great recipes, delicious ingredients and flexible meal planning. You can modify, pause or cancel your subscription at any time, but make sure you do it at least 5 days before your next delivery if you want your changes to take effect as soon as possible. You can also rate recipes to remember your preferences and download your favorites so you can make them again.