Why HelloFresh Is My Back-To-School Essential For Weekday Dinners
Lately, I've been hearing a lot about
HelloFresh, but I wasn't sure what all the buzz was about. The idea is grand – a meal kit delivery service that sends you hassle-free, delicious recipes and fresh, pre-measured ingredients in an eco-friendly box. But am I really going to follow through? Would all the produce end up rotting away at the back of my fridge? Or . . . could I actually become one of those super moms who whips up yummy home-cooked dinners while her kids carry on their sword fight with baguettes?
I wanted to try it, but signing up never made it to the top of my to-do list. But with the back-to-school season coming closer and my what's-for-dinner-anxiety rising every day, I had to find a solution ASAP.
It wasn't until my friend Anna – a mom of 3 chatty charmers – promised me HelloFresh would take the work and stress out of meal planning and cooking. It's healthier – and cheaper! – than a takeaway. She spends less time at the supermarket, and her family gets to enjoy home-cooked dinners together every night. And she assured me that their meals are picky-eater approved! That sounded exactly what I needed, so I decided to try it.
When our first box arrived, I got such a pleasant surprise. I was driving home – exhausted after a busy day at work – breaking my head over what to cook for dinner. But then I saw the HelloFresh box on my front porch. I’d totally forgotten about it, but in this moment, it truly felt like I’d discovered a treasure chest full of gold.
Everything was individually packed in lovely kit bags. I grabbed the one on top labeled
Beef and Beany Quesadillas – yummm. My boys go crazy for quesedillas, and I’m thrilled that the recipe states a prep time of less than 30 minutes – win-win.
The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and include colorful pictures that my boys use to help along. While the young chefs were occupied, I set the table, and voila – in almost no time, dinner was ready to be served. It smelled mouth-watering and we couldn't get enough of those exceptional quesedillas. So, we added the dish to our HelloFresh favourite recipe collection.
The other meals for the week were just as heavenly – Thai Inspired Pulled Pork Burger and Chips, Ultimate Chicken Tikka and Rice, and the boys went wild for the Boston Bean Loaded Sweet Potato Jacky-P! We'll be sticking with HelloFresh.
We have the Family Friendly Meal Plan so I usually order 5 nights of dinner for 4 people. That works great with our timetables and it’s only £1.26 per serving – pretty decent. It answers that proverbial question, "What's for dinner?" and it keeps us from getting stuck eating the same old boring dishes every night. My favourites are their Fast & Fresh options – done in less than 15 minutes – and their One-Pot dishes make clean-up a breeze.
The service has lots of options for vegetarians, people without kids, and I like how you can pause and unpause your subscription whenever. On our off nights, we still have our staples of Sausages and Mash or Chicken Nuggets, but it's nice to know we’re eating fresher and tastier meals with far less trips to the supermarket.
I totally love it that the whole family enjoys our HelloFresh meals – especially those recipes that feature little flavour twists, like extra garnish or a chili sprinkle.
The result is best: HelloFresh helps us by taking the stress out of mealtimes. Between after-school activities, sports practice, and a mom's never-ending to-do list, our family enjoys a successful dinner every night. I’m sooo ready and thrilled for this year’s back to school season!
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