My friend recently asked me to give her my honest opinion on HelloFresh because she loved the idea of getting pre-measured ingredients with recipe cards delivered to her door, which would save her lots of time and stress.
As a certified culinarian, I care about cooking fresh, nutritious dishes with exciting flavours and textures. When thinking of pre-measured ingredients, I automatically imagine them not being fresh. I also figured the meals tasted bland and boring – not to mention the nutritional aspect… In my mind, meal kits just weren’t healthy.
Surprisingly, my opinion changed after doing some basic research on their site.
Here’s what I found:
HelloFresh offers six meal plans to choose from:
- Mostly Meat
- Quick Cook
- Calorie Smart
I like that the meal selection is customisable and that all meals include labels with descriptions indicating the taste profile and convenience, which is really helpful. Plus, you can choose your meals from an ever-changing menu with 44+ recipes to choose from.
HelloFresh is surprisingly affordable, with meals starting at only £1.26 per serving - not to mention their generous discounts to new customers!
Their subscription is really flexible. You have complete control over your plan - meaning you can pause, skip a week, or opt out at any time in your profile’s settings.
Setting up a HelloFresh account was easy. I chose the Family Friendly Plan and went with 3 recipes per week for 4 people. Then I added my payment method and address, selected my recipes, and pressed "order."
I couldn’t wait for my box to arrive, and when it did, I was amazed by how well the ingredients were packaged. I also noticed that everything came pre-measured, so there’s less food waste!
In terms of the produce everything looked fresh to me and there were lots of exciting seasonings in the box – maybe their meals don’t lack flavour after all?
"Cooking HelloFresh meals is super easy, even without much experience!"
Each of HelloFresh’s recipes comes with easy-to-follow recipe cards that include a brief description of the dish, cook time, a list of ingredients, equipment, and a nutritional facts label. Even though I went to culinary school, I must say that any adult of any skill level can master HelloFresh meals.
Pork Chilli and Rice Burrito Bowl with Tomato Salsa, Soured Cream and Cheese took me exactly as stated on the recipe card; 20 minutes. Wow, it tasted incredible! The next dish I tried was Sticky Bulgogi Pork Noodles with Tenderstem® Broccoli and Peanuts. I never thought about adding peanuts to my noodles, but I thought the combo was genius – it added a nice crunch to the soft noodles!
I must say that HelloFresh's meals are packed with veggies, protein, and other essential nutrients and can be integrated into your diet guilt-free – way healthier than I thought initially!
After trying HelloFresh myself, I can honestly recommend it to anyone looking to save time and cooking stress. Their service is affordable, their globally inspired recipes truly delicious, and some dishes only take 20 minutes. Not to forget that HelloFresh can help you reduce your food waste tremendously.
What an outstanding experience; I’ll definitely order HelloFresh meals again!