Monday, October 1, 2018 / Lubbock, TX, USA

I TRIED HELLO FRESH. HERE'S THE LOW DOWN

In today's post I'm going to share with you, all about my recent endeavor with hellofresh.com

Hello Fresh is a meal subscription box that you can tailor to you.

Each week there are 15 NEW Hello Fresh recipes to choose from. 
In my box this week I got:
1. Sesame Beef Tacos
On a scale from 1-10 they were a 9! Very very good! The only thing I would have changed is a healthier tortilla (whole wheat & low cal) and a lower fat percentage in the beef! I've never made "pickled" anything and the pickled cucumber & radishes turned out SO GOOD!
 

2. Grilled Mediterranean Steak (which I'm sharing in this post.)
On a scale from 1-10. I rate this meal about a 6. I had the highest expectation for this meal *hint why I shot this for the blog post* and it was my least favorite. The "steak" was a round steak or something like that and very tough. I'm going to recreate this meal on my own in the future because it has all the potential.
There were so many options to pick from so it was kind of hard to pick! During the week I try and eat as healthy and mindful as possible. Keeping my macros (fat, carb & protein) as spot on as I can. Then on the weekend I'm more lenient. This is really the only thing that I didn't absolutely LOVE; none of the meals were as healthy as I wanted them to be.

However if healthy foods aren't your forte there are plenty of cheat worthy meals! Three cheese Alfredo, Fried Tilapia Sandwiches, and Gouda Pork Burgers to name a few.

I love how you can tailor each meal to fit you. When selecting a meal you can filter through cook time, regular & vegetarian options, allergen free options: such a nut, gluten & dairy free. 
I scheduled my food to arrive on Saturday so that on Sunday I could prep one to eat for dinner sunday night and lunch on Monday. It made two portions.

 
Here are a few other things I loved about Hello Fresh.
I. The convenience of ordering and prepping a meal without having to give it any thought
II. It comes with everything you need (the cutest little portions of sauces must i mention)
III. The directions are really easy to follow and the clean up is fairly minimal
V. There are so many different meal options & customizations to chose from each week
VI. The option to skip a week without any penalty 
VII. The ability to pick when an order will be delivered.
All in all I really enjoyed my go with Hellofresh last week. I enjoyed the taco recipe and the convince of not having to grocery shop for as much. The portions were also spot on.

However, I did find a small con to it. In the life stage I'm in right now (full time college kid with two jobs) I find it most convenient for me to cook two, four portion meals on Sunday afternoons to eat for the rest of the week.
So:
a. I only have to make and clean up one mess.
b. I have lunch and dinner prepped for an entire week.

I've found meal prepping four servings of two different meals really helps me be more time efficient during the week. This is just my personal preference.

Next time I order a hello fresh box I will order bigger portions so I can meal prep it on Sunday for the week or order a more delicious & hardier meal to cook for Connor and I for the weekend! You should give it a go and see what you think!

Since you're my friend you can....
Legit, you can can your first box of meals for under $10 no strings attached.

So here's the process...
Sign up HERE
Personalize Your Plan
Pick Your Meals
Order the Meals
Cook what you order with easy to follow instructions 
Serve your Significant other 
This is also the perfect way to show your family you got skills, or impress someone on a date. Dispose of all evidence & you can even pretend like you had no help, no one has to know. It can be our little secret ;)

I hope you enjoyed my take on HelloFresh & you try it just to see what your thoughts are! If you do be sure and use this $40 off coupon & let me know what you think!

xx, braylea



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