Hello Fresh: More Than Food
Hello Fresh brings you chef-curated recipes based on seasonal farm fresh ingredients, delivered to your doorstep every week.
If you’re like me, weekdays are busy and stressful, and that includes meal times. Especially meal times! Our evenings are hectic, and chaotic. Dinner time is the most stressful part of my day, and I’m always looking for ways to make this part of my day easier. Although I am a competent cook, I rarely venture outside my safety zone. This means that, at times, our meals can be become somewhat repetitive and boring.
Hello Fresh answers all of these issues, and more. By providing everything needed for a home cooked meal, including detailed cooking instructions, they take the stress out of meal planning and meal prep. All ingredients are pre-measured, farm fresh, and delivered straight to your doorstep. Virtually everything is included with the exception of oil, sugar, and salt and pepper.
The meals are varied, and are different from meals I normally make, which adds some much needed variety to our weekly meal plans, and also has me preparing foods that I have never prepared before.
WHAT makes Hello Fresh the perfect choice?
- Pre-portioned Meals reduce food waste by 47%
- Direct sourcing reduces supply chain energy, water, and labour waste by up to 14%
- Sustainable packaging that is recyclable
- Accelerated Supply Chains keep your food fresher than your local store
- Hello Fresh does the shopping for you! Everything is included in your meal kits in the right portions. All you need to supply is oil, salt, pepper and sugar
- Meal portions are generous and filling
- Recipe plans are varied and change weekly
- Recipes are balanced meals with protein and lots of vegetables
- Flexible subscription plans
- Hello Fresh delivers throughout Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC and the Maritimes. They are working on expanding to more places soon. You can learn more about their delivery areas here
- Deliveries are Tuesday and Wednesday, generally between 9-5pm. (Mine came by Purolator)
- Delivery is FREE
- Hello Fresh runs an ice pack return program! Just fill one Hello Fresh box with 3-4 weeks worth of ice packs, email and they’ll arrange free pickup and shipping
Hello Fresh offers 3 different meal plans. The Veggie Plan, The Pronto Plan, and The Family Plan. The Veggie plan serves 2, and for The Pronto plan you can choose meals for either 2 or 4 people. The Family Plan serves 4.
I received the Pronto box for 2 which included the following 3 recipes:
Everything arrived REALLY fresh, nicely packaged with lots of ice packs for freshness. I liked that recipe ingredients (except for the meat) were separated so that there was zero guess work as to what item belongs to what recipe.
I liked that there was very little prep work to be done as everything was already pre-portioned. There was some washing/drying of produce, some vegetable chopping depending on the recipe, but including prep, all the meals were ready within about half an hour.
I really liked the variety of recipes, and they really livened up our regular weekly routine, which was getting a little stale. I make soup often, but I had never made a five-spice soup before, and it was a big hit especially with my husband.
I am not at all an adventurous eater, so something else I really liked was stepping outside of my comfort zone and trying new recipes. None of the ingredients themselves were new to me, but these were recipes that I have never made before and some of the ingredients I had never cooked with before (such as eggplant, and Bok Choy).
My husband loved the Seared Steak with Crispy Potato Salad the most (he’s a big steak fan). He literally started drooling when he saw the steak before I even started cooking it. This was a quality piece of beef. It was so tender that we could cut it with a butter knife. The crispy potato salad was a HUGE hit. Chris loved it so much he’s already begging me to make it again.
My biggest concern with a service like this is portion size. No one wants to be hungry AFTER they have just finished eating dinner. With Hello Fresh that isn’t a concern. My favourite thing about Hello Fresh were the generous portion sizes. All three recipes were large enough for both myself and my husband plus our 9 year old son.
The Five-Spice Chicken Soup, for instance, included 2 good sized boneless chicken thighs and a 200g package of Edon noodles PER PERSON/serving. Out of curiosity, I divided the Roasted Eggplant Linguine into 2 containers, and each serving filled a 5 cup container with very little room to spare. I found the portions to be generous, filling and satisfying.
Prices: (All plans include 3 meals delivered weekly)
Pronto Meal Plan 2 people $79.99/week
Pronto Meal Plan 4 people $139.99/week
Veggie Meal Plan 2 people $73.99/week
Family Meal Plan 4 people $129.99/week
SHIPPING is FREE
If you would like to learn more about Hello Fresh you can visit them online and on social media!
Hello Fresh is currently available in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Maritimes. They are working on expanding to more places in Canada, so make sure to keep checking back!
Thinking of signing up? SAVE on your first week! Use code MOMSPERSPECTIVE50 to save 50% off your first recipe box!
Hello Fresh has partnered with A Mom’s Perspective to give one of our readers the chance to try out Hello Fresh for themselves!
The Prize: One (1) Winner will receive a ONE (1) week Pronto Meal Plan for TWO (2) people ($79.99)
There will be ONE (1) Winner
Eligibility: Canadian Residents living in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and The Maritimes.
End Date: March 13, 2017
All Mandatory entries must be done for the extra (optional) entries to count.
ALL entries are checked and will be validated.
Winner(s) will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY RESIDENTS OF ONTARIO, MANITOBA, SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND THE MARITIMES ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER AND WIN.
Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the mom to five boys between the ages of 6-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, binge watching 90s television on Netflix, and entering contests.
This giveaway is hosted by A Mom’s Perspective and sponsored by Hello Fresh. A Mom’s Perspective is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products from Hello Fresh for testing and review purposes. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.
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