|Everyone loved this recipe! |
So much so that we wanted to scrape the bowl clean!
|This was lasagna with zucchini noodles instead of pasta noodles. |
So much lighter and still all the flavor!
First of all, I'm sorry I didn't take more Blue Apron pictures. It was simply because I forgot. Not because the meals weren't as good or anything having to do with them. That was totally my fault.
If this was in our budget, I would TOTALLY do this again. Maybe not every week because having three meals planned for me felt a little too much, a little too confining (we're in the stage of life where I text the hubs on his way home to grab take-out or we have a day where eating cereal for dinner seems like a success!), but certainly every other week would be great! The recipes were easy-enough to follow (and I don't consider myself a cook!) and meals were delish! The boys loved pretty much everything we cooked from them. I loved that we had yummy dinners awaiting me but I didn't have to search for the recipe and wander around the grocery store finding everything we needed.
For each service, the recipes were printed on large cards, about the size of a piece of paper, the ingredients were fresh and pre-portioned for you, the meals yummy. The box would show up on the porch and I would transfer the food to the fridge, ready to pull out when we had time for dinner. I think there's so much they had in common that it's really hard to say which would be considered the "winner" and which the "loser."
But, since it's not much of a review if I don't pick a winner, based just on the two weeks we had delivered, I would select Hello Fresh to be our service. The ingredients came in boxes with cool packs for each service, but Hello Fresh went a step beyond and had all things you needed for each meal in a little box, so finding everything you needed for that night was EASY. And, at this stage of life EASY is a big factor. The white boxes were a bit of a challenge to fit in the fridge, but grabbing a box to start dinner more than made up for that in my mind.
Overall, I really enjoyed having the meal delivery service. Like I said, if this was in our budget, I would totally have it delivered every other week. It's not right now, so I'll just have to pine away wishing it was...
So, have you tried a meal delivery service? Have you Loved it! like I have?