When I went back to work after having Harper, I decided to try out one of the meal services I had seen other's post about. I wasn't really sure which one was best or which I would like more, so over the course of the last six months we have tried two of the larger companies out. And since I wasn't sure which to choose when looking for one to sign up for, I figured maybe some of you are in the same boat.
We have gotten at least a dozen Hello Fresh boxes and out of those approximately 36 meals, only found a couple that we wouldn't make again. We haven't eaten one that we didn't enjoy and have saved several of the recipe cards to remake meals in the future. I love that each meal comes in it's own specific box so all the ingredients except for the protein stay together and are easy to find when you're ready to cook.
Not only has every meal been a hit with the two of us, we've remade recipes and always had guests rave about the food as well! I love that each meal is relatively healthy and doesn't take long to make.
We've only had an issue with one box and it was just because the app didn't connect with my online profile so the meals I had chosen for the week didn't save. I called customer service and they were extremely helpful, offered me tips on how to make sure that doesn't happen in the future and credited me for my box to use for next week's payment.
If you'd like to try out Hello Fresh, go to their website and type in promo code Y8KEPD for $40 off of your next box!
Blue Apron -
With Blue Apron they have two different plans to choose from, a 2 person and a family or 4 person plan. The two person is $59.99 for three meals and the family is $69.92 for two meals and $139.84 for four meals. Their menu cards are big and easy to read and have photos as step by step instructions so that it's nearly impossible to mess anything up!
We've found that these meals seem a little higher in calories than the Hello Fresh meals, but still have all been great.
Overall, both companies have easy to use websites where you can easily pick your meals for the week. I love that once a week, the box arrives on our doorstep and I have everything I need to make three meals for our family. Since Dan is working at least two nights each week and is at the first station for 24 hours on those days, three meals has been the perfect number for us. Having three meals a week that I don't have to spend extra time planning for or grocery shopping for has been such a stress relief and a huge help when tackling a busy week!
Have you tried one of the subscription meal boxes? Which has been your favorite?