A Review of Hello Fresh — Is Convenience Worth the Price?

If you spend any time on social media, you’ve probably noticed a variety of meal delivery services that promise convenient, healthy dinners with fresh ingredients all delivered to your door. Many of these companies advertise a half off price for their first time customers. One of these companies is Hello Fresh. I took notice of their Facebook advertisements after hearing about them on my favorite podcast, My Favorite Murder. While their introductory price is a pretty decent deal ($30 for 3, 2 person meals so $5 a portion,) I wondered if it was worth continuing at the full $60 ($10 per portion) price. I took the plunge and decided to give it a try.


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Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowls

Another one of my go to, weekly, prepare ahead, grab and go lunches to make my mornings and my lunch hour better. While this takes some thought and planning on Sunday, the trade off during the week is worth it. By having a grab and go option, my mornings are less stressful and my lunch hours are healthier. Without these types of lunches, I would be late for work, have to eat unhealthy fast food for lunch, or maybe both. With concern over both what I am eating and how much I am eating, these types of meals are a game changer for me. Continue reading

Cilantro Lime Rice


As with desserts, I’ve always been a firm believer that if you are going to eat carbs, they should be the best darn tasting carbs possible. If you plan to commit your precious carb calories to something, why would you make your sandwich with squishy, 99 cent, white bread when you could pick a far more glorious option? Of course, that does not apply if you actually enjoy squishy, 99 cent, white bread.

Personally, I really enjoy white rice in it’s most basic state. Plain, white rice is typically what I use in my Mexican dishes. Lately, however, I have been seeing more and more variations on rice at Mexican restaurants. One of my favorites being cilantro lime rice. Continue reading

Chickpea Veggie Curry

I love curry. It’s such a year round comfort food for me.

In the past, curry has always fallen under the category of dishes I only eat when I’m at a restaurant because they are better left to the professionals. Sushi still lives in this category for me. Curry, I’m proud to say, has made the transition into everyday cooking. Don’t get me wrong, I still order it as much as possible at restaurants and it will probably always be an infinitely better version of my own. (I can’t compete with family recipes!) At least now I’m not afraid to make a quick, cheaper version for myself. Continue reading

Spicy Tomato Pasta

I’m a huge fan of grab and go lunches. I love a fresh salad at lunchtime, but the extra 7 minutes it takes to pack one usually guarantees that I will be 7 minutes late for work. Pack it the night before, you say? I have yet to master that. Soggy, dark spinach makes me sad and usually ends in skipping lunch all together or ordering takeout. Solution: making a week worth of lunches on Sunday so all I have to do in the morning is grab a container, a fork, and a piece of fruit.

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