Everything You Need To Know About Recipe Box Delivery Services

Dining out is getting expensive so it is no surprise that many people prefer to cook at home right now. But how are so many of them whipping up such amazing looking meals?

Scrolling through Instagram, you see plate after plate of delicious dinners. It's Wednesday. How do all of your Instagram friends have the time to make home-cooked dinners night after night after night - and that's during the week? And this is after working all day and then being in the kitchen for hours at night? Something about this just doesn't make sense.

The secret is in the box. The recipe box.

Your friends aren't in the kitchen wasting their hard-earned, post-work free time whipping up entire entrees. They're using HelloFresh. Subscribing to a recipe box can seem like a big commitment, but they're actually designed to streamline your lifestyle by encouraging you to cook. HelloFresh, the most talked-about recipe box, is starting a trend among people who want to eat better but don't have the time to cook from scratch.

Intrigued? But don't know where to start? We have your most burning questions answered.

What exactly is a Recipe Box Delivery Service?

Recipe Box Delivery companies like HelloFresh send fresh, pre-portioned ingredients along with easy-to-follow recipe cards so you can make home-cooked meals without trekking to the supermarket or measuring out ingredients. They aim to simplify the process and prevent you from living on takeaways or cooking the same meals all week for years on end.

Is it good for you?

Not only are the meals wholesome, but HelloFresh provides nutritional information and ingredients online when choosing your recipes. All meals include a protein complemented by different vegetables. HelloFresh has something for everyone - from pescatarian to vegetarian options for your everyday dinner needs.

Do I need lots of time to cook the recipes?

The truth is, recipe boxes can be a godsend for those days when you can't even think about opening the fridge. Most HelloFresh recipes take less than 50 minutes and all come with step-by-step recipe cards that walk you through the entire process without a burnt pan in sight.

From box to table in under 30 minutes (less time than it often takes to order a takeaway), HelloFresh's Quick Cook recipes are a particularly easy solution to the age-old "I'm too tired to cook" excuse. Perfect for the days when you're really pushed for time.

What's the menu like?

It's such a convenient service and instead of stressing over dinner, everything you need is delivered and ready-to-go. It helps you move away from oven pizzas and takeaways with up to 15+ recipes to choose from each week. With lots of easy recipes, you can actually enjoy cooking yummy dishes like Mexican Style Cheesy Beef Hash, Chicken in Creamy Rosemary Sauce, West African Spiced Peanut Stew and Chorizo and Mushroom Pasta to name a few favourites.

How much does it cost?

The important part. HelloFresh prices can go as low as €2.50 per serving for the family plan post discount (there's also a 2 person option for smaller families). For us, this is fantastic as we spend a fortune on takeaways, and this way we can eat dishes like salmon even on a Tuesday night.

Plus, it eliminates the food waste associated with grocery shopping for large quantities of fresh ingredients and then leaving half of them to go bad, which in turn saves you money.

Subscription? Am I locked in?

No way! Everyone has a flexible lifestyle, and HelloFresh is here to make your life easier. You're never committed and can pause or cancel at any time which makes things super easy. You can easily manage your account by choosing your recipes, how many people you're cooking for, and when to deliver your recipe box.

After a couple of weeks with HelloFresh, you won't ever want to go back. Give it a shot, you can thank us later!

Update: The folks at HelloFresh are extending a special offer to our readers. Follow this link to get a discount off your first 4 boxes!

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