Taste Tested: An Honest Review of HelloFresh

Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life filled with board room meetings, parent teacher conferences, and arriving to spin class on time—preparing a nutritious and delicious meal can seem like the last thing on our minds. Thankfully, HelloFresh is here to save the day with healthy recipes, simple instructions, and delicious meals for the entire family. Calming the chaos has never been so easy.

Healthy and coloful recipes from HelloFresh
HelloFresh ingredients with easy to use instructions. photo

Preparing Delicious Meals Just Got Easier

As much fun as it is to scour the grocery store aisles, compiling all the necessary ingredients for the healthy dinner you've been meaning to cook, it isn't always the most feasible feat given our busy schedules. We get it—staying up to date on food trends and honing in on your top-notch cooking skills can be difficult, so when HelloFresh came along we knew that our readers would be interested in learning more about this healthy and delicious meal kit delivery service.

If you're looking to experiment in meal planning with fresh ingredients and exquisite recipes, here is a taste of what HelloFresh is all about:

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Catered Convenience

HelloFresh is a meal kit delivery service that takes care of all the grocery shopping and meal planning for you, before arriving promptly at your doorstep. Choose from a wide selection of meal plans that come with pre-measured and labeled ingredients, making it easy to simmer and sauté in a pinch.

You can hand-select the day your meal kit will be delivered to best accommodate your schedule so you can ensure you're available to prepare the meals on your own time. You can also put your account on pause during those inevitable periods of late nights at the office or being on carpool duty at your children's school...for all the activities. Nonetheless, the convenience of having healthy meals arrive at your doorstep makes preparing your otherwise go-to meal a thing of the past—much to the delight of our husband and kids, we're sure.

Take a peek at how HelloFresh works, from selecting your meal plan to choosing a delivery date.

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Just In Stock: Something For Everyone

For the picky eaters, health conscious connoisseurs, and everyone in between—HelloFresh offers a wide variety of chef-curated recipes full of tasty flavors and fresh ingredients that are sure to appeal to everyone at the table. HelloFresh makes it incredibly simple to customize your meal choices based on your dietary restrictions, schedule, and household size. Though they will offer you a compilation of meals based on your personal preference, you're also granted the flexibility to hand-pick specific meals that you're merely dying to try.

Choose from three different meal plans, including the Classic plan chocked full of traditional style recipes with a modern twist featuring meats, fish, and seasonal produce, the Veggie plan featuring vegetarian recipes composed of plant-based proteins and seasonal produce, and the Family plan that's full of quick and easy meals that everyone will love. You can rest easy knowing all the ingredients that are sent in the recyclable and insulated packaging are of the highest quality. HelloFresh puts a heavy emphasis on sourcing their ingredients from independent producers, so you know you're preparing meals that will have you feeling good about eating good.

Browse the HelloFresh Recipe Archive to get a taste of what these expert chefs have been cooking up.

Thyme Gravy Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Carrots, Lemongrass Chicken Legs, and Saucy Thyme Steak with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans. photo

Taste Test: From The Editors

The BH&G Shop editors are big fans of the HelloFresh meal kits, and we've loved every step of the process—from selecting our meals, to watching our shipment tracking numbers relentlessly, to finally opening up our boxes and putting on our aprons. With our busy schedules, it was extremely comforting to know that preparing a hearty and delightful meal was only 30 minutes away upon walking in the door.

The excitement of cooking a meal composed of ingredients we otherwise wouldn't have snagged in the produce aisle also gave us a thrill in the kitchen we didn't know we were missing. Exploring your palette becomes second nature with the addition of the simple recipes featuring exotic and delectable flavors, so get ready to fall in love with brand new tastes that will soon become pantry favorites. Each meal kit was composed of such delicious recipes, our editors found it difficult to pick just one favorite creation. However, the crowd favorites were most definitely the Thyme Gravy Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Carrots, Lemongrass Chicken Legs, and Saucy Thyme Steak with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans. You can feel confident when preparing your HelloFresh meals with the recipes outlined in pictures and step-by-step instructions to make cooking precise and effective.

Needless to say, the best part of the week is no longer the latest installment of our favorite TV show, but rather seeing the HelloFresh box sitting gloriously on our doorstep. It definitely puts the fun in flavor, and can we ever say no to cultivating our culinary expertise. Let's get cooking!

Sign up for HelloFresh today, and receive $30 OFF your first box with promo code: BHG30

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