Anyone who knows me knows that with three boys and everything else that goes on in my life, I am extremely busy. I also have some incredibly picky eaters. Which means that in addition to looking for ways to save time I am also struggling to find ways to make healthy tasty meals. Enter HelloFresh, a type of subscription box that delivers weekly recipes and fresh ingredients to your doorstep you can cook delicious, quick, and healthy meals at home. When I was offered to opportunity to try this product I obviously jumped at the chance.
I did, however, have my concerns about how exactly they kept their products at a safe temperature while being shipped. As soon as it arrived I tore open the box. I was pleased to find that due to the packaging made up of an insulated box, a separate section for the meat, and multiple still frozen ice packs, that the meat was definitely cold. I took everything out and packed it in my fridge and closed the box up again. The packs didn’t even begin to melt for another 24 hours so I’m confident that they would hold the ingredients at a safe temperature for much longer.
After flipping through the recipes and looking at the pictures I was excited to get started. I opted for the Garlic-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa and Mexican Street Corn to try the first night. I was surprised to find even the chicken was already chopped. All I had to do was the vegetables. The directions were simple and the recipe was easy to make. The avocado was a little under ripe, which probably would have been avoided if I had made it later in the week, and I used a touch too much lime juice but the flavours were perfect for each other. If I had to choose a favourite part of the meal it would be corn but the chicken is a close second.
The second meal we tried was the Honey-Mustard Glazed Pork with Apple-Lentil Green Salad. I was most apprehensive about this meal because It is far from our usual meals. We tend to only have Ceaser salads and usually as a side instead of the largest portion of the meal. The only prep work I had to do with this recipe was chopping an apple. The recipe again was simple to follow and the flavours were powerful. I would even go so far as to say that this was my favourite meal I prepared from the box. The pork was of the highest quality and I would not hesitate to make this recipe again.
The next, and sadly the last, meal to cook was the Tandoori Meatball Curry with Saag Aloo. I’m a huge curry fan and I have never been able to make it at home and enjoy it as much as I have in restaurants so I was excited about this recipe. This had slightly more prep work involved, making the meat balls and chopping up a few things. Still negligible in the grand scene of things. It also was a little more work to prepare from start to finish. The end result was mostly worth it. We LOVED the curry meatballs and rice. The potatoes were good but the least favours item out of the whole box and all three meals.
The biggest thing I noticed about HelloFresh is the quality of the ingredients. From the meat to the herbs to the vegetables everything is of the highest of quality and therefore the highest of taste. That added to the fact that you are getting quick and healthy meals that the whole family will love makes this a no brainer for me. The HelloFresh box lets me take the thinking out of my meal planning allowing me to focus more getting my boys ready for the upcoming school year; and will be a blessing when the hockey season starts.
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**Opinions expressed are simply mine and/or my families. This was a sponsored post with conjunction with a HelloFresh campaign, powered by brandbacker.**