Editor’s Note: My husband and I had been eating the same dinners in rotation for as long as we could remember. Our grocery bills were outrageous so we “gave in” to a meal-kit subscription, but ended up with lackluster menus and complicated meals. But then we switched to HelloFresh.
Here’s What Our Days Looked Like Before We Signed Up For HelloFresh
My husband Richie’s a foodie. He loves to eat – not just out of hunger but, basically, it’s an obsession.
We spent days during our busy-busy weeks in the grocery store until finally Richie and I admitted it wasn’t working. Our bills were sky-high, food was going bad and ending up in the bin. Whole evenings were spent in the kitchen cooking recipes that were just plain awful.
We dug around and thought we’d opt for a meal kit subscription plan and at least have a few meals sent to us each week. We tried another company before HelloFresh, it was a bit pricey, but still beat how much we were spending at the store (time, energy, and money included).
When our first food box from them arrived, we were overjoyed – so happy to have the ingredients sent directly to us and dinnertime already planned. We unpacked the box and let’s just say, I was under-joyed. The asparagus were yellow and stalky, the tomatoes were tasteless and mushy, and the meat just looked sad.
We were beyond disappointed and fairly surprised since this is a popular subscription in Oz. Despite the lifeless veggies, we followed through and made the recipe. But what a complete waste – it was pretty bland and totally missed the mark.
Determined that this was still a brilliant idea, I checked into companies with 5-star rave reviews. And that’s how I found HelloFresh.
We were absolutely thrilled that HelloFresh features 35+ curated recipes to choose from each week. Plus, HelloFresh offers plans that start at only $7.99 per serving – less than the subscription we’d just tried. I also liked how you can pause and unpause your subscription whenever you want. So we immediately signed up for a subscription and ordered the plan with 5 recipes for 2 people - the rest is history.
Here’s How Our Days Look After Signing Up For HelloFresh
HelloFresh turned our lives around. The produce is always fresh and the meals are nutritious and taste far better than meals we spent tons of time prepping on our own and that sub-par food box we’d previously tried. The best part is most recipes take less than 30 minutes to prepare with zero food waste!
We’ve been sampling loads of new recipes from all around the world – the Ginger-Lemongrass Pork Bowl with Apple Slaw and Garlic Rice & Peanuts is my absolute favourite so far. And Richie’s is Aussie Spiced Chicken Burger with Caramelised Onion & Sweet Potato Wedges - scrummy! Each HelloFresh meal comes with step-by-step recipe cards that we follow to a T. Richie’s even conquered some advanced gourmet recipes and is having real fun in the kitchen!
Thanks to HelloFresh, we save so much money on takeaway and – believe it or not – groceries. Not to mention we now have tons of time to do those things we’d been dreaming of doing for years!
Turns out, we were right all along – we just had the wrong meal kit! HelloFresh helps us in so many ways. Gone are the days of shopping in our local supermarket and throwing out expensive groceries that had expired. I definitely improved my culinary skills, and Richard has found a new hobby – besides eating.
If you need support in the kitchen and you’re thinking of trying food boxes, HelloFresh is the one I’m recommending. For simple, delicious meals delivered to your home, HelloFresh is the most awesome service out there by far.