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How HelloFresh Makes Home Cooking Easy and Fun

By Sponsored ArticleJuly 10, 2017

 Shrimp Burger
Shrimp Burger

Have you heard about those pre-planned dinner kits that show up on your doorstep ready to cook? I thought they might make my life easier. Over the past year, making dinner has become a chore. I used to like cooking, but lately, I've been too tired to decide what to make for dinner. My husband and I revert to the same meals everyday. I tried a few dinner delivery services first, but HelloFresh, which came recommended by a friend, changed my lifestyle.

HelloFresh recipes take 30 minutes and are fresh and delicious. My husband is a steak-and-potatoes guy, and I like my salmon, so we needed something simple and versatile. Some of the other meal-kits had me chopping vegetables for 20 minutes and spending more time cooking than I'd planned for. But HelloFresh allowed me to cook my dinner stress-free, with very little setup and cleanup.

Every HelloFresh meal comes in mini boxes packed with everything I need for each recipe. We like the Classic Plan, which provides 3 nights of dinner for two people each week. I am picky when it comes to veggies; I like them colorful and crispy. The HelloFresh veggies are just the way I like them—beautiful orange carrots, green broccoli and red tomatoes.

My favorite recipe was the Shrimp Burgers with Sriracha Mayo and Carrot Fries. I followed the instructions and found the burgers and sriracha mayo to be delicious. The recipe called for a brioche bun that we warmed in the oven for 5 minutes before. It was heaven: just like when you get to the bakery first thing in the morning. The carrot fries were something I never would have thought up on my own. We sliced the carrots, drizzled them with olive oil, salt and pepper, and baked them for 15 minutes. Altogether it was a wonderful meal and even the cooking part was fun.

I tried HelloFresh with hopes it would save me time, but it's actually helped me get back into cooking. I don't have time to be a gourmet chef or the energy to come up with creative meals, but I want to eat healthy and live a more balanced lifestyle, something HelloFresh helped me accomplish. The quality of produce was just as fresh as my farmer's market and they have really good meats. Plus, their website offers a variety of plans and dietary options, and they allow you to turn on and off delivery each week or pause your account. And you can cancel at anytime.

Update: The folks at HelloFresh are extending a special offer to our readers! Follow this link to get your first 3 meals free!