I've tried other meal services like this in the past and wasn't very impressed. There was so much packaging, it wasn't very organized, and the recipes involved too many steps and didn't end up being very delicious.
It's been a couple years since I last tried it and I was intrigued by a newer company, Hello Fresh. Their meals looked delicious, healthy, and like something I would normally eat during the week. I also had a coupon for $40 off so I figured I would give it a try.
We've now been using Hello Fresh for three weeks and have really enjoyed it. We get our delivery on Saturday and we order 3 meals. We usually make a meal Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday and then either eat out or from the freezer on Thursday/Friday. This schedule has worked out really well for us and make the beginning of the week so easy. We just make a quick grocery store run for some breakfast and lunch staples.
So far we have loved 90% of the meals we've ordered. The ingredients are freshly packed, one box per meal, which makes organizing the ingredients so easy. Most meals take less than 45min to cook and they are recipes that I would definitely consider making again. Additionally, there is no waste which is usually my main complaint when making a complex recipe during the week. The portions are generous for two people.
I would definitely recommend giving it a try. I also have a coupon that will get you $40 off your first box which means you'll only spend $20 on dinners for three nights! Use this code: U4P23G when you checkout.
March 6, 2016
We took a quick little trip over President's Day weekend to get together with friends in Santa Fe, NM. I've never really spent much time in the southwest and I was excited to spend some quality time with our couple friends from business school. We stayed at a family house and made some breakfasts and dinners at the house but I'll share all the other foodie things and activities below.
- Fork & Fig (Albequere) - Best lunch ever
- Kakawa Chocolate House - for the most amazing "chocolate elixirs"
- Coyote Cafe - the altitude got the best of my and I wasn't able to join, hear it was delish
- Four Seasons Santa Fe - opt for the cheapest service and still take advantage of all the same amenities!
- Tesuque Village Market - cult following breakfast spot
February 19, 2016
I've been having a lot of fun honing my photography skills on any and all willing subjects. I was very honored when my sister asked me to take some engagement pictures while we were in Florida back in December. We had a lot of fun and it was a great experience to practice with them!