Use Hello Fresh to beat kitchen boredom

January 30, 2018 4:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Are you making the same recipes on repeat? With a busy schedule, it’s hard to find time to cook creative meals that you actually want to eat. One way to fight boredom in the kitchen is by using a meal service, like Hello Fresh. You get fresh ingredients and meal instructions delivered to your doorstep each week.

Quick questions

What are my plan options? You can choose Classic, Veggie, or Family meal plans for 2-4 people, 2-4 times per week. What does it cost? Classic and Veggie plans start at about $60 per week ($9.99/serving). The Family plan is about $70 per week ($8.74/serving). What about my dietary needs? Vegetarian and kid-friendly plans are available, and all ingredients are listed in the recipes. Recipes will also indicate if they contain common allergens, such as nuts, dairy, and wheat. How much time will it take? Meals take 20-50 minutes to prepare. You’ll see the estimated time on the recipe before you choose. Am I locked into a subscription? No, you can skip a week, pause, or cancel at any time.

Subscription details

You can use the Hello Fresh app or website to pick a subscription based on your lifestyle and needs:
  • Diet plans: Classic, Veggie, or Family
  • Size: 2 to 4 people
  • Frequency: 2 to 4 meals per week
Classic and Veggie plans start at about $60 per week, while Family plans start at $70.

Choosing your menu

Choose the recipes you want to try for the week. This is tough because everything looks delicious. Each meal is listed with prep time, nutritional facts, and allergens to help you decide. The menu changes from week to week, so you never run out of options.

Getting your food

Your order is delivered a week after it’s ordered, on a day of your choice. It comes in an insulated box with ice packs to keep your food fresh.

Preparing your meal

When your box arrives, all the ingredients are pre-measured and organized into smaller packages by meal. Cooking your meal will take 20-50 minutes. To prepare your meal, use the recipe cards that come in the box or in the Hello Fresh app. The recipes include step-by-step instructions with pictures. Alternatively, you can use the app to guide you. Move through the recipe with voice commands by saying “next,” “back,” “read,” “start timer,” or “stop timer.” It’s like you have your own sous chef in the kitchen with you.

Other meal delivery services

Hello Fresh isn’t the only meal delivery service out there. Try out a few and see what you like.  
Blue Apron Home Chef Plated
  • Blue Apron delivers meals with seasonal and sustainably-sourced ingredients.
  • Home Chef provides meals that all take around 30 minutes to prepare.
  • Plated uses your reviews and ratings of meals to design more meals based on your taste.
With meal delivery this easy, you can actually look forward to cooking and eating because you’ll always have something new to try. Bon appetit! Is there a meal service you love that we didn’t mention? Tell us in the comments below!

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This post was written by Nicole Gibbons

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