Pre-Planned Meals and Ingredients Delivered to Your Door

Pre-planned Meals and Ingredients Delivered to Your Door! Hello Fresh - whatthegirlssay.com - Ok, so I have tons of other posts to share, and they are all on a list right now, but I was so excited about this one, I couldn't wait!   I received a coupon in the mail (with my Shutterfly order) for $35 off of a HelloFresh subscription.    (Then found a $40 off coupon online-that's for another post.... BUT I HAVE A $40 OFF COUPON FOR YOU AT THE END OF THIS POST!!)

Ok, so I have tons of other posts to share, and they are all on a list right now, but I was so excited about this one, I couldn't wait! 

I received a coupon in the mail (with my Shutterfly order) for $35 off of a HelloFresh subscription.  

(Then found a $40 off coupon online-that's for another post....
BUT I HAVE A $40 OFF COUPON FOR YOU AT THE END OF THIS POST!!)

***UPDATE- We've teamed up with HelloFresh and they have given whatthegirlssay readers an exclusive deal until 8/31/16...its a $50 Discount on your first TWO BOXES!! LINK BELOW!**

Wish this deal was around when I signed up. Two weeks would've been great!

Now I had never heard of HelloFresh, so I was curious and quickly researched to find...HelloFresh is a subscription company that will send you a recipe with ALL of the fresh ingredients you need to make it...

STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR each week!!

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And the best part, you can cancel or suspend at any time!

This was great for me because...

1). I don't like having to buy a whole bunch of random ingredients just for one recipe that I probably won't use again before it expires or gets old, so I usually just skip trying that meal.  

And, 
2). I don't know how to cook for just 1 or 2 people.  Remember, we come from a family of 7, and we have just grown from there.  Which means I usually end up with LOTS of leftovers. 

So unless I want to buy tons of random ingredients that are not in my pantry already, and I am cooking for an army, it gets a little tough coming up with meal ideas.  

Enter HelloFresh! 

This company sends you the perfect amount of food for 2 or 4 people (there is a family size as well) and all of the ingredients*.

(*pretty much...the only extra ingredients I needed to add, that they didn't send me, were; salt, pepper, and oil to cook with.)

I chose to have my meals delivered on a Tuesday, and ordered 4 meals.  This would have cost $89.50, but with the coupon I had, I paid $49.50.

4 meals for $50 seemed like a good deal to me.  


The box came on Tuesday, sitting right on my doorstep, and I made the first dinner that evening. 

It came packaged so neatly and included ice packs to keep my meats cold. (Free reusable ice packs too! Score!)


The first meal was a Shrimp LoMein.  It turned out great and we had enough for two of us. No leftovers though.

The second meal we made was an Argentine-Spiced Steak with Scallion Chimichurri and Spinach Couscous Salad. Delicious! A little leftover, but not the steak!

Third meal was a Char-broiled BBQ Chicken dish with Summery Potato & Green Bean Salad. No leftovers.

And finally, we ended our week of delivered foods with Skillet Chilaquiles with Adobe Black Beans, pickled Radish and Sour Cream.  We added a couple fried eggs on top, as they suggested to add a little more to the meal. Again, no leftovers.  

(HelloFresh did forget to put in the radishes, we just happened to have some in our fridge.  I emailed them about this and they apologized and gave us a $10 coupon for next time.)
*The first night was the only night I was successful in taking pictures of the meal BEFORE starting to eat it.  The next 3, I forgot until I was already devouring the food! ;) *

I sound like a chef with the meals I cooked above, huh?!  And I actually felt like one too.  I had such a blast making these dinners, and really enjoyed my time in the kitchen, creating these meals I had never cooked before.  They make it easy and delicious! And, $50 for 4 meals, for 2 people?!
 I think we found a great deal! 


I did, however, suspend my subscription as soon as my box was delivered, until we decide we want to splurge on some good meals again. To me, $90 per week is just a little steep, but the great thing is, you can start it again anytime you want.


Thoughts about our HelloFresh Experiment:

-We really enjoyed making new and different meals.

-The meals were very tasty and fun to make.

-They have a Vegetarian option as well. 

-It was nice to have a break from grocery shopping and have all the ingredients arrive on our doorstep.

-Having a coupon really made this deal worth it!

-We haven't written this company off, but don't really want to spend $100 for 4 dinners every week, so we like the flexibility to be able to turn it off and on whenever we please.


Want to try it for yourself?
Have a busy week and need a break from shopping?
Want to enjoy a few new meals and have fun cooking?

We've teamed up with HelloFresh to give our readers a $50 discount on their first TWO boxes!

 

-You can cancel at any time.

-You can choose your own meals (classic box only).



 

And thats, what the girls say! ;)

 

Let us know if you have tried HelloFresh or any other meal subscriptions below!