Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s. We had a nice quiet Christmas and New Years, lots of family gatherings and dinners. It was great, I loved it. However am I so ready to purge the house and say goodbye to all Christmas decorations. I know you probably all see advertisements for different food delivery companies. We had seen them all over as well, I always wondered if it was something we would like or if it would even work for our family, given we have 7 people in it.
It was when Tim and I tried going Vegan for a little bit that we decided to order it for ourselves. As I was making different things for the kids anyways. We had a promo code to use as well, it worked out to get 4 boxes for free. We decided on the veggie plan and ordered 3 meals a week for 2 people. It works out to be $80 a week, which I consider to be really good.
We received our first box, it gets delivered every Monday and comes in a box with ice packs and packaging to keep the food cold. We started it at the beginning of November. When you open your box, the meals are all packaged in separate bags and labelled so you know what is what. You also get a recipe card for each meal which explains what to do for each step of the meal. I really like the cards, I am putting them into plastic sleeves and into a binder. That way if I want to make a meal again, I know exactly what to do. You have to do some prep yourself, peeling and cutting potatoes, chopping herbs, garlic etc.
Most of the meals take about 30 minutes to prepare, cook and finish. I find now they are pre cutting a lot of stuff which makes things a lot easier. We have not had one bad meal, everything is delicious. The portions are great sizes, your menu is very customizable. We went from vegan back to eating meat and doing the Keto diet. We changed our meal plan to meat and have been able to make every meal keto friendly. We will cook the fries, or rice for the kids and just cook different veggies to replace it. I have never cooked so much in my life. Everything tastes like amazing restaurant food, it is filling, healthy and easy to do. We are very busy during the week with kids activities, I still find time when we get home to make us our meal.
It has cut down on our takeout bill immensely, it has taught me how to cook. I have never used fresh herbs, now I use them all the time. We also ordered the Hellofresh Holiday Box, Wow! It took me 3 hours to make everything. It was so easy, I did it one thing after another, no stress. Our Christmas dinner was so delicious. It came with a turkey roll, 5 different sides, gravy and dessert. It said it would feed 6 people. It fed all of us plus my sister in law and we still had left overs the next day. This was such a great decision, honestly. I will do this every Christmas.
I can’t say enough good things about Hellofresh, It has changed our lives and taught me how to cook. I am learning how to flavour everything and I love it. If this is something you are thinking about doing, give it a try! you will not regret it. I’m hoping that I covered everything, if you have any questions, please ask away. If you do give it a try, let me know what you think of it!