If you’ve been following along with our journey on Instagram you’ve surely seen one of the many Hello Fresh boxes we’ve received since the summer. I post photos of that big beautiful box that lands on my doorstep on Tuesdays and often overshare Insta stories of us making our meals. You might have even read my previous post, seen here, sharing my thoughts on our very first box. After our first box we loved it so much we partnered up again with Hello Fresh through the fall and again this winter, receiving boxes biweekly since the new year. Incase you are wondering why we keep partnering up with Hello Fresh, it really is much more than having free meals delivered to our door. Here are my three reasons to use a meal delivery service and why I think you would enjoy it to.
#1. Convenience. This is probably the number one reason we love Hello Fresh so much and the main reason that I would suggest signing up. Signing up is easy, hassle free, you can pause or cancel at any time. You can submit your food preferences / intolerances / allergies, they really do work with you and your dietary restrictions. The boxes are delivered right to your door and all of the food inside is fully prepped. Something I have heard that other delivery services don’t provide. For the most part there is no chopping, everything is ready to go. Meals really only take 30 minutes to make which is huge for busy families on the go. Because of this you avoid the dinnertime dilemma of what am I making and running to the store at the last minute. And now with three kids in tow this is a huge win for me! Time is everything to a busy family!
#2. Family time. I think this might be a favourite reason by all in our house, or at least my husband. Not only does the convenience factor allow us to spend more time outside of the kitchen but the boxes allow us to spend more time together as a family in the kitchen. We often find ourselves spending more time cooking together as we make our Hello Fresh meals. Perhaps it’s because the meals are generally all new to us so we all like to participate and learn or maybe because it seems more like a fun activity than a chore. Regardless the whole house tends to become involved with the meal time preparations and it makes the whole experience more fun! I think Hello Fresh really nails it out of the park when they say its More than Food, as it really is more than food.
#3. New meal ideas. I think this is my favourite reason for loving Hello Fresh so much, ok I love all three reasons but this might be my top. Through out our boxes, we’ve had a total of 8 so far, we have yet to have a duplicate meal. While we have had a few recipes that we normally make, think chilli and spaghetti, they have been different variations and often simpler versions of what we normally make. Because of this we have been introduced to a whole new world of meals, using ingredients we normally wouldn’t purchase. The reason I love this is not only do we have new found favourites, but they are all super easy and quick to make, often fairly inexpensive when grocery shopping for them and my kids will eat 90% of them!! How is that not amazing? Mom’s everywhere should be rejoicing!
Have you tried a meal delivery service before? If so which one and what were your reasons for loving it or not? I’d love to hear your thoughts, share below!