It’s a school night, you’ve just got in from work and you’re tired after a looong day. The last thing you want to do is make your tea, right? I’ve fallen into this pit so many times and ended up ordering in or sticking to something easy, saving my more nutritious meals for the weekend when I’ve got time to cook. The Christmas period was the worst for this, especially when going into the supermarket meant re-enacting the first thirty minutes of the Hunger Games, fighting for supplies in order to survive the next couple of weeks.
It was on the 15th December that my world was turned upside down.
Discovering Hello Fresh
Okay, maybe not quite as dramatic as that – but after spending the most torturous hour of my life fighting the crowds in Tesco during my weekly shop, I decided that I wasn’t going to step foot into a supermarket until after Christmas. I went online to see who would deliver before Christmas, and the answer is a big fat nobody. I didn’t quite fancy starving until the 25th December, so I decided to try Hello Fresh. They were running a promotion for half off your first delivery, which would arrive the weekend before Christmas. Winner winner, chicken dinner (literally).
For those of you who don’t know, Hello Fresh is a subscription service that send you fresh ingredients for a set number of recipes per week. I chose to get five recipes to feed two people, which comes in at about £41.99, but there are a number of options available.
Initially, I was only going to have the one box and then cancel before the next order was delivered, but being the fickle bitch I am, I changed my mind as soon as my parcel arrived.
Whats in the booooox?
In my big box of wonders, there were five (recyclable) bags that had the exact amount of ingredients for the corresponding recipes. The instructions for each dish were on a handy card with pictures so they were very easy to follow. Because I get excited about literally anything, the next week made me fall in love with cooking again. I was actually looking forward to making mine and Tom’s tea.
The website / app allows you to choose which recipes get delivered straight to your door in advance, and there’s a great range of family-sized dishes, easy to make recipes and a wide choice to suit any dietary requirement. I’ll eat bloody anything though (apart from pork and leeks which are the DEVIL’s FOOD), so I really am spoilt for choice.
We still go to Tescos for a supplementary shop to get things like milk, eggs and naughty snacks, but for the most part Hello Fresh has allowed us to eat healthier, portion-controlled meals made with fresh ingredients. It’s really unfaultable. And because my audience consists of people I’ve bullied into reading my blog, you know this isn’t an ad/ promotional post!
If you’re interested in finding out about Hello Fresh, you can find their website here. For anyone who actually wants to order a box, I’ve got a code that’ll give you £20 off your first box! Yay!
Let me know what you think – are there any dishes that you enjoy cooking, or do you tend to stick to the frozen pizza for your tea?
See ya x