All of your favourite packaged foods and those tasty takeaways pack a lot of preservatives, right? Not to mention how incredibly unhealthy they are for you.
However, It’s never too late to re-educate ourselves to cook the meals that our bodies actually deserve, it’s not difficult at all and we can start by doing this all from scratch. Wondering where to start? Don’t worry, I was in the same boat, until I came across the prestigious food service, HelloFresh.
For new members, they offered a special promotion for your first delivery box. So with this in mind, I thought I would try their generous half-price service in order to bring back routine, a reason to cook, and healthy choices back into my life.
It’s incredibly simple to do. HelloFresh includes an online menu system which allows you to select how many meals are required for the upcoming or following week. They have a wide selection of meals to choose from, and the choices alternate each week to ensure delectable variety for your plate. HelloFresh also cater to those fussy tummies and include meal choices to suit any food intolerances. Their meals honestly look so good, they can easily be worthy of any restaurant title.
So, once you’ve hit the ‘order’ button, you’ll get an email notifying you of when your goods are going to be delivered and also a flexible one-hour delivery time slot will be agreed. After hassling Ryan (or your delivery guy) for what seems to ALWAYS be the last parcel on his van, you can now go forth, don your metaphorical hat and portray your inner chef whilst wielding your well-insulated box which ensures your groceries are kept pure and fresh.
My first impressions of opening the box – You can see everything is compact and well-insulated. Your box will come with recipe cards which contain all the information you require, including nutritional and written in perfect ‘dummy-guide’ terms in order to simply create the perfect meal.
Meals included in my half-price, family box promotion.
Mushroom & Pancetta Risotto
Hoisin Chicken Fajitas
And here are my culinary attempts at replicating the perfect meal according to instructions;
A culinary masterpiece if I do say so myself!
Proper good stodgy nosh – Tantalises the taste buds and lays in the tummy nicely, leaving you satisfied and full.
Perfect accompaniment of vegetables with a generous side of garlic chicken – Scrum-di-le-umptious!
A slight twist on your typical fajitas, smothered in hoisin sauce to bring out those perfect ethnic flavours!
I have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this review. It has opened my eyes to what exactly goes into our usual day-to-day cuisine and also re-educated me to start cooking from scratch in order to retain essential nutrients which we struggle to get from over processed packaged goods.
So grab a pan and find the joy in cooking again. It’s fun and your body and general well-being will thank you for it.
Let me know if you’ve tried any of the HelloFresh Subscription boxes and your thoughts and feelings!
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