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.

Order

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.

HelloFresh Menu

HelloFresh Menu

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.

Delivery

 

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.

HelloFresh Recipe Cards

HelloFresh Recipe Cards

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.

HelloFresh Meals;

Mushroom & Pancetta Risotto

Chicken Casserole

Chicken Piccata

Hoisin Chicken Fajitas

And here are my culinary attempts at replicating the perfect meal according to instructions;

Mushroom & Pancetta Risotto

HelloFresh - Mushroom and Pancetta Risotto

HelloFresh – Mushroom and Pancetta Risotto

HelloFresh - Mushroom and Pancetta Risotto

HelloFresh - Mushroom and Pancetta Risotto

A culinary masterpiece if I do say so myself!

Chicken Casserole

HelloFresh - Chicken Casserole

HelloFresh – Chicken Casserole

HelloFresh - Chicken Casserole

HelloFresh - Chicken Casserole

Proper good stodgy nosh – Tantalises the taste buds and lays in the tummy nicely, leaving you satisfied and full.

Chicken Piccata

HelloFresh - Chicken Piccata

HelloFresh – Chicken Piccata

HelloFresh - Chicken Piccata HelloFresh - Chicken Piccata

HelloFresh - Chicken Piccata

Perfect accompaniment of vegetables with a generous side of garlic chicken – Scrum-di-le-umptious!

Hoisin Chicken Fajitas

HelloFresh - Hoisin Chicken Fajitas

HelloFresh – Hoisin Chicken Fajitas

HelloFresh - Hoisin Chicken Fajitas HelloFresh - Hoisin Chicken Fajitas

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!

 

See what else I’ve got up to here!

11 Comments

  1. June 24, 2018 / 9:18 am

    Great Review! 🙂

    • June 24, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Thank you hun, it was so easy to do and fun!

  2. June 24, 2018 / 9:28 am

    Wow they look like delicious meals, I wish they had some vegan options though. I do love that they are prioritizing fresh produce!

    • June 24, 2018 / 9:52 am

      They cater to any food group and do offer vegan alternates as per their statement here: “Our Classic Box is suitable for vegetarians, pescatarians and flexitarians! When you are placing your first order you can select a veggie preference or if you are already a customer you can change your preference to only include the 3 veggie recipes.” Hope this helps. (:

  3. June 28, 2018 / 9:08 am

    Great review, really considering giving hello fresh a go… I love to cook home cooked food and hello fresh just seems like it will take the hassle away from deciding what to have for a few days of the week… thank you for sharing this 😀

    • June 28, 2018 / 9:15 am

      Exactly, I ‘normally’ don’t buy into anything like this but it has TOTALLY altered my way of thinking and it’s also allowed me to be creative whilst still keeping at an affordable budget. I recommend it for anyone, it’s a win-win really. (:

  4. June 28, 2018 / 9:16 am

    wow! this is a genius and easier way to beat taste fatigue and stress when it comes to food prep for people who has a lot of things going on their lives.

    • June 28, 2018 / 9:30 am

      It’s inconceivable just how many people this has helped. It’s definitely a healthier way of life that I want to learn from and will continue to do so.

  5. Cindy
    June 28, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Great review

  6. June 28, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Hello YUUUUM!! Those meals look amazing! Great review! What a great way of making good, healthy, home cooked food readily available for those who may not have the time or confidence before coming across Hello Fresh.

  7. July 2, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    Hi Rachy, new follower here! I heard of HelloFresh but never knew exactly what it was, your post was so clear and understanding. I like how each dish is straight to the point with the ample amount of food for each person. Everything looks so indulgent yet its super fresh and healthy. no way you can feel guilty eating those meals 🙂

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *