It’s here, it’s here! I know some of you have been waiting for this post for a while now. I’ve gathered my most FAQ on HelloFresh and why we love it so much! I hope this post helps you, and make sure to read allll the way to the end where you can get 50% off your first box!
Is it duplicatable? Yes! Every meal comes with a card on how to make it, the ingredients needed, and even the kitchenware you need. You can easily save each recipe card and remake your favorite meals. If you download the app, you can also save your favorite meals and follow along on how to cook each meal there.
Is it easy to modify? Eh, this is a tough one. I think you can adjust the meal, but it’s not something I have tried. On a few of the meals, I have taken out a few ingredients, or not add the amount of spice it called for. Those to me, are easy modifications and something anyone can do. I will say, I do think you can also modify and maybe add chicken instead of pork for a meal. But I think if you change it too much you end up losing the point in using HelloFresh to begin with.
If you have any diet restrictions, they do have a Veggie plan that has Vegetarian recipes with plant-based proteins, grains, and seasonal produce.
Is it family friendly? Do the kids love it? Yes, and yes. The boys have loved every meal so far. For the most part, I know what they like and don’t like, so if a recipe calls for something that is a bit spicy, I will leave it out. Or for example on the pork tacos, I know they don’t like the pico de gallo, so I won’t add any to their tacos. Again, nothing crazy and simple adjustments.
How long does it take to cook each meal? About 30 minutes. Some meals may take a bit longer; some are a bit easier. The most significant thing is prepping the meal, and cutting all the veggies up. If they could just provide everything cut up for me, now that would be awesome! Haha (I can wish right ??).
Is pricing based on meals or flat rate? Price is based on how many meals come in each box. So the more meals, the more it will cost.
What’s been your favorite meal? Oh boy, there have been a few favorites. My favorites so far have been; “Little Ears” Pasta, Italian Meatloaf, Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas, Crispy Frico Cheeseburgers, and all the taco meals are good!
Is it expensive? I don’t think it’s costly, not for what you are getting. It’s cheaper than eating out. That’s been the biggest deal breaker for us. It’s kept us from eating out and has held us accountable from eating out. In return, we have been able to cook healthy, and tasty home-cooked meals.
Have you saved money? Yes! Our eating out budget has significantly decreased, and so has our grocery bill.
Does it save you time? YYYYEEES! Especially grocery shopping. I don’t have to meal prep, and worry about what’s for dinner.
What does grocery shopping look like for you now? I will order grocery for us once a week (yes I order my groceries because I am NOT going to the grocery store with three kids??♀️). On my list for grocery are items like cereal, snacks, fruit, milk, and household items. I no longer have to plan our meals or worry about buying spices, and spending extra money on food that will end up going to waste.
Are the ingredients organic? Some, but not all of the ingredients are organic. The focus of HelloFresh is on helping customers make those first steps towards cooking well-balanced meals at home. But the ingredients are fresh and tasty!
What plan are you on? We are on the family meal plan that delivers three meals a week. We get our meals every Monday.
Does it require any special cookware? Nope! All you need is a cutting board, a knife, and pots and pans. I really appreciate how most meals use only one pot and pan, so it’s less of a cleanup.
Does it feed the whole family? For us, yes. I guess it depends on how many teenage boys you have in the house. I always talk about portion controls and making sure you are not overeating. So for us, we still watch our portions, and we end up having leftovers.
Now, I know that may not be the case for many. So I think it depends on how many people you have in your family, and how much each family member eats.
How do the meals arrive? Each meal comes in a box that is well insulated, included with ice packs on the bottom of the box. The ice packs keep the meat well chilled (almost frozen really). I also appreciate how each meal and all the ingredients are held together in a brown bag. It keeps things organized and accessible!
Can you stop the plan at any time? Yes, you can! You can stop at any time, and instead of getting a box every week, you can opt to get one every other week.
Final thoughts? Why didn’t I do this sooner?! Ha, Seriously though, I think HelloFresh has been the most significant time and money saver for us. With three little ones, life is always busy, rushed and you’re trying to make it to bedtime!
HelloFresh for us takes out the worry about what’s for dinner, and I don’t have to meal prep. The best thing also is, I get to cook different meals every time, so the family doesn’t get bored, and everyone’s tummy is happy and full!
If you have any other questions, please make sure to comment below, I will make sure to respond!
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Have you tried HelloFresh, what has been your thoughts? Share below too! I would love to hear from you!
I’ve heard so much about Hello Fresh – it sounds so convenient! If only we had meal plans like this where I live! ❤️
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