Our editors are always looking to save money, but when we kept hearing about saving with recipe boxes, we were skeptical, to say the least.
Recipe boxes and all of their individually packaged, fresh ingredients, have to cost more in the long run, right? We liked the idea of everything being pre-portioned so nothing went to waste, and we're all guilty of throwing a last-minute sweet onto the register belt at the supermarket checkout, but signing up for this kind of service seemed pricey.
After looking at the main contenders, we decided to check out HelloFresh. They're known for a delicious variety of recipes and to our surprise, it's much more affordable than we thought.
Here are a few reasons why HelloFresh gets our vote:
Skip The Grocery Store & Save Money
Not only is HelloFresh convenient since it delivers right to your door, but it's a lot more affordable than the supermarket. Through their direct relationships with suppliers, HelloFresh is able to cut out the middlemen, so the prices of ingredients aren't marked up. HelloFresh's direct relationships with these farmers also helps guarantee freshness!
Meals start at just £3.44 per serving. That's so much cheaper than ordering a take-away (which we're guilty of doing too much of recently).
No Food Waste
Bulk buying contributes to excess food waste. HelloFresh sends the exact amount of every ingredient you need, so you won't be left with large amounts of leftovers. This will save you money and reduce your environmental impact.
Variety Of Recipes With Fun, Quality Ingredients To Try
HelloFresh offers a wide variety of globally inspired cuisines; every week there are over 31 recipes to choose from, like Sirloin Steak and King Prawns with Wedges, Asparagus and a Charred Lemon and Garlic Butter, 10-minute Hunters Chicken Pasta with Fresh Tagliatelle, and Miso Glazed Aubergine Tacos
with Wedges, Pickled Red Onions and Sesame Mayo.
And because they only send you the exact amounts of ingredients you need, you can cook new, delicious meals from scratch without ending up with a jar of leftover fig jam or a teriyaki sauce you'll never use again.
It's A Time Saver
The great thing about HelloFresh's recipes is that most of them take only 30 minutes to prepare. However, if you're short on time, the company's Rapid and Extra Rapid Recipes mean you can cook a meal in 20 or 10 minutes. Recipes are clearly labeled with their cooking times, and everything is super accurate!
After a long day of work, the last thing we want to do is spend hours on dinner, so we're loving the minimal chopping and prep. In most cases, you don't even need to peel the vegetables!
Their detailed recipe cards show you step-by-step how to make all of the meals, so there's no extra needed. You even learn new cooking skills in the process.
HelloFresh has not only reduced our trips to the supermarket, but saved us money. Every HelloFresh meal we eat is always in full and we never have leftover ingredients. The website options are so varied and delicious, we can't imagine ever running out of things to try! And if we have a favourite recipe, there's a chance it'll get into the Hall Of Fame, and we'll be able to order it again and again when it's available.
Cooking at home with HelloFresh has become the best part of our day. It's so easy, there's a delicious reward, and no luxury price tag!
Update: The folks at HelloFresh are extending a special offer to our readers! Follow this link to get a discount off your first 4 deliveries!