I love to cook. I love trying new foods, learning about new ingredients, and best of all, seeing the smiles on my family’s faces as the enjoy the delicious meal I’ve just cooked for them. Unfortunately, creating gourmet meals at home is incredibly time consuming and expensive. You have to find the right recipe, get the sometimes impossible to find ingredients, make sure you get the freshest meats and produce, etc. It can be a lot of work to put a great meal on the table!
Hello Fresh makes putting a delicious meal on the table as easy as opening a box and following directions. I’m able to have the freshest ingredients along with an easy to follow, step-by-step recipe delivered right to my doorstep! Hello Fresh, where have you been all my life?
Hello Fresh is a weekly meal delivery service that you can have as often or not as you’d like. It’s so simple, you go online and fill out your profile including dietary preferences, select how often you’d like your deliveries, and wait for that lovely box to arrive to your home. That’s it! No more meal planning or walking up and down the aisles at the grocery store trying to find what you need. Hello Fresh delivers it all right to you, and the ingredients are even already portioned out for you! The box is also insulated and full of ice packs, so if you’re not home right when the box arrives you don’t have to worry about ingredients spoiling.
I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to try out my very own HelloFresh box at home!
The first meal I made was the Creamy Penne w/ Chicken & Sun-Dired Tomatoes. Here is the recipe card:
As you can see it lists all of the necessary ingredients, all of which were included in the box except for the olive oil. I love that it also gives you the nutritional information! On the backside of the card they give you step by step directions including pictures. I promise you, even the most novice of cooks can follow the directions and end up with a delicious meal for your family. The pasta was delicious! It was very rich and flavorful, the kids kept stealing it off of our plates!
Next was the Caramelized Onion Shepherd’s Pie. Here’s the recipe card:
I have to tell you I was very nervous about making this one. My husband grew up eating Shepherd’s Pie, and his mother is an excellent cook. I’ve never even tried to make it just for that reason, so I was really hoping that this would compare. It ended up being a huge success, and he even asked that I start making it using this exact recipe! Thank you Hello Fresh 🙂
The third meal I made was the Mustard Crusted Trout. We eat a lot of fish in our house, so I was really excited to try a new fish recipe. Here’s the recipe card:
Absolutely delicious! The trout was very good quality and the flavors were excellent. I will definitely be repeating this recipe again in the future.
With Hello Fresh, you are getting the “best of the best” ingredients. Everything is local and farm fresh, and they even have an in-house dietician that approves all the meals. Having professional chef’s design your meals also means you get to learn about new ingredients, as well cook new things you wouldn’t usually make at home. As a housewife, it really helps relieve the stress of finding recipes, menu planning, and grocery shopping. Sometimes I feel like I’m at the grocery store half the day by the time I’m done, so I’ll definitely be using Hello Fresh again.
Hello Fresh and myself want all the readers of The Retro Housewife Life to try their amazing service too… so they are offering 25% off your first order! Use the code HELLORETRO at checkout.
* Disclaimer: I was given one free box from HelloFresh for this review.