Yes or no to Meal Kit Delivery?
I recently signed up with HelloFresh and delivery should commence tomorrow. I shall find out if it’s a good idea or not, and will let you know. The food pictures on their site are certainly enticing. This one below is an example. Looks good, doesn’t it?
Hopefully, the food will taste as good as it looks.
And I hope the service will help speed things up in the kitchen. I find myself ravenous when I get home from work and thinking of what to cook and starting the whole process from scratch at times leaves me overwhelmed. This way, at least the menu is already set ahead of time and the ingredients already portioned out.
Until I get used to my new schedule, I’ll rely on this new-to-me idea of having my dinner ingredients pre-measured and delivered.
Have you tried a meal kit delivery service? How was your experience?
Now let’s look at these fabulous posts from last week’s fiesta:
“These had me at first glance, how absolutely adorable!” — Liz
“Whoa, these swan cupcakes! They are too pretty to eat! Absolutely gorgeous!” — Angie
“Philly Cheesesteaks are my husband’s guilty pleasure. I now know what to cook for his birthday.” — Liz
“What. Philly Cheesesteaks stuffed inside pasta shells?! That’s crazy delicious! I will try these, definitely.” — Angie
“Shortcake cookies are my favorite and these are a different twist.” — Liz
“Wow, marbled shortcake, what a great idea. Come to think of it, I’ve never even tried chocolate shortcake before, so it’s time.” — Angie
“A delicious-sounding pumpkin soup without pumpkin pie spices and it’s gluten-free as well.” — Liz
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #346 by adding your link(s). Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the cohost(s), so you can be featured. Your cohost this week is Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
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Let us know how that HelloFresh turns out! I’ve never tried a food delivery kid before but I do think it’s a great way to get some variety in meals… We constantly eat the same things for dinner xD We have these meals and it’s like we repeat them every week or two.
Also: thank you so so much for featuring my Swan Cupcakes. Your appreciation means the world to me ❤
You’re welcome. Those cupcakes deserve the spotlight; they’re beyond beautiful! I hope HelloFresh doesn’t let me down, will definitely report back.
Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook says
I haven’t tried getting a meal kit, but I think that would be nice. For now, let’s enjoy the foods from our FF friends. And oh, I brought with me a sinful chocolate cake! 😀 Happy Fiesta Friday, Angie! xx
Sign me up for that sinful chocolate cake, Jhuls. Does it come with ice cream? Cause that would be even better, lol. Thanks so much for cohosting! XO
Thank you so much for including my Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells recipes this week! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did.
You’re welcome. Those shells sound absolutely delicious!
Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist says
Oooohhh…. I look forward to hearing how the Hello Fresh turns out. It does look yummy.
Thank you for featuring my soup… We’re definitely moving toward comfort food and soup season. I have to say though… the swans look fabulous! x
You’re welcome. The soup sounds fabulous, perfect for the season. Will let you know how HelloFresh turns out. Can’t wait for the delivery to arrive tomorrow.
I have never tried those meal delivery services where they send you the ingredients and a menu. I have heard they are good and look forward to your critique. The picture certainly looks appetizing.
Stay safe Angie.
There are so many companies out there now offering the delivery service. I hope I picked the right one. I totally went with the pictures on their site, lol. Goes to show you eat with your eyes first. Will definitely report back how it turns out.
Of Goats and Greens says
I am considering trying Hello Fresh this winter. The only service I’ve tried so far is Dinner Thyme, which doesn’t set you up with a schedule – they send you whatever meals you want (everything is frozen) and you cook what you want on your own time. Of course you’ll also want fresh salads along the way, which they can’t provide – being that everything is frozen. But at least I don’t have to remember to order my choices or cancel each week… At any rate let me know how Hello Fresh works for you.
Will definitely let you know how it turns out. I can’t wait to see my first box, which should arrive tomorrow. I hope they don’t let me down. Supposedly you can cancel anytime, we’ll see.
Morsels of Life | CJ Huang says
I’ll definitely be interested to hear how the Hello Fresh turned out. Sometimes it’s just easier to be able to make something mindlessly without having to figure out all the details. I’m liking those pink swan cupcakes too. They look so fancy! Thanks for hosting! I brought by some Chipotle Jicama Fries. Hope you enjoy. 🙂
That’s exactly what I was thinking; all the ingredients already picked out and measured should make things easier. We’ll see how it goes. The swan cupcakes are just gorgeous!!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Thanks for hosting the party. Have a wonderful weekend.
You’re welcome. You, too, Helen, have agreat weekend!
Glenda Purvis says
I tried Blue Apron once. It seemed a bit pricey, but I liked that there were no leftover onions, potatoes, seasonings, NOTHING. It was all pre-measured so there was no waste. That’s a big thing in my house. And the food was tasty. I think you’ll like it for those evenings when you want everything measured for you.
Oh, that’s right about no-waste. How many times did we have to buy a whole package of an ingredient just to use a teaspoon. Then the rest stayed in the pantry until it expired. Too many times! My first box should arrive today. Wish there’s a way to track it.
Dee | Grammy's Grid says
Thanks so much for hosting!
I have tried several of the food delivery groups and they were all good, but eventually a few delayed deliveries and the recipes eventually becoming a bit repetative sent me back to my own menu planning.
Another GREAT party – THANK YOU for hosting and continuing to keep some normalcy for us during these trying times. I’m always finding inspiring ideas and recipes. I’m bringing some CREAMY RUSTIC TOMATO SOUP with GRILLED CHEESE ROLL UP DIPPERS, HOISIN GLAZED PORK CHOPS & PINEAPPLE SALSA AND SLOW COOKED SWEDISH MEATBALLS. I hope you have a GREAT week.
Repetitive menu is a concern, but delayed deliveries are unforgivable! Yesterday my box arrived at a perfect time of 3 pm, just when I started thinking about cooking dinner. We’ll see how things go. Thanks for sharing your experience, and for linking to Fiesta Friday.
Life Diet Health says
Angie we tried several meal kits! They are great if you are short of time and lacking new ideas (how could you be when there’s all these delightful things on FF each week)! Anyway, once you’ve tried them a few times, you realise that it gives you some inspiration and different ideas, and you no longer need to spend so much money on their kits! The ones we tried were all really delicious (we got to pick our own meals each week) and prepared in under 20 minutes BUT… way too much plastic for my liking! There’s only so many spoonfuls of spice in a plastic bag or tiny pot I can cope with! I also discovered that most of the recipes are on their websites and with a few additional purchases we could create them ourselves for a fraction of the price! Sometimes I’m all for convenience but not for the sake of excess plastic! Hopefully yours will be amazing, delicious, time-saving and plastic-free! 😛 Sorry for the long message! AND… more importantly THANK YOU for featuring my marbled shortbread!
My first box arrived yesterday, and guess what my first thought was? The packaging is an overkill! But I suppose they want everything to stay fresh. But I have a feeling I’ll feel the same way you did after a while. Too much plastic. Which always makes me feel guilty each time I throw a piece of plastic in the trash can. We’ll see how things go. Once I’m used to my new working hours (earlier and longer) I might not need meal kits anymore. Your marbled shortbread is a great idea!
zeba durrani says
Hi Angie, I tried Hello Fresh and 2 others…..could not reconcile with the plastic and packaging and seriously, I kept thinking there is not much to it to just make everything at home with the groceries from the farmers market. Not doing it again. I think it is meant for folks that are short on time and ideas….there were lovely recipes though:)
You’re right about everything. I’ll probably keep it for several weeks until I get used to my new schedule. I do like how they organize all the ingredients for a recipe in one bag, all pre-measured and the meat pre-cut, etc., but then again therein lies the plastic problem, right? Maybe I can borrow the idea and use bowls instead.