Box Subscription: Hello Fresh

I feel like there’s a box subscription for everything now. You name it, it can come in a monthly box, perfectly packaged, right on your doorstep. We’re either living in a very lazy age or a very lucky, innovative one. I haven’t quite decided yet.

My friends and family alike have been subscribing to food boxes recently. For me, I love my weekend grocery store runs and have stayed clear but when I got a call this weekend saying that someone I know ordered 2 boxes from Hello Fresh instead of 1 and asked if I’d like one, who am I to say no?

I first heard of Hello Fresh when listening to Lady Lovin’ but was a little skeptical. How can veggies be sent to you that are fresh and, most importantly, not full of preservatives? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s possible, delicious and extremely convenient.

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Within a refrigerated box, each meal comes in its own separate box with everything you’ll need to make your meal including a meal card with instructions, measurements and calorie information.

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I’m not a good cook. I’m too lazy. Truth be told, most days I come home from work to a dinner of cereal or, on a good day, a basic salad. I’ve always said though if I could be like the chefs on cooking shows where everything is already premeasured and ready to go, I could be a great chef. If you’re like me, you’ll love Hello Fresh.

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My box was vegetarian and my meals included quesadillas, couscous and a salad. After a weekend of fried mediterranean, salty thai and a big bowl of gnocchi, I figured a salad was necessary to start the week off.

All the veggies and fresh herbs in the box were fresh, flavorful and the perfect amount.

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The result: the perfect summer salad.

Chopped radish, persian cucumber, carrot, feta, cooked lentils flavored with mediterranean spice, over a bed of arugula and seasoned with lemon and a homemade dill salad dressing.

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The recipe was fantastic and took around 30 minutes to make which isn’t terrible. My misgivings about the quality of vegetables were all wrong and everything included was incredibly fresh.

It does make you feel like Giada (or whoever your favorite cooking show host is) when you don’t have to waste your time trying to figure out what would be good ratios and measurements.

I’ve since had the other meals in the box and really enjoyed them as well. If you’re having a lazy week and don’t want to cook or if you live alone (which can be very hard to shop for food for), definitely give Hello Fresh a try. It’s convenient, fresh and the recipes are not only delicious but easy to make.

Have you tried a box subscription? Which one and what did you think?

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