I received the Classic Box with 3 meals for 2 people from Hello Fresh in exchange for my honest review as a member of Mosaic Reviews. #hellofreshpics #mosaicreviews ********************************************************************************
HelloFresh is a food service that delivers all the ingredients necessary for a healthy and delicious home cooked meal right to your door! The chefs at Hello Fresh have prepared recipes that are provided on illustrated step by step cards. The ingredients are pre-measured and fresh and packaged securely in each box. Each meal takes under 30 minutes to prepare.
The HelloFresh Classic box we received contained ingredients and recipes for Chicken Quinoa Stew, Chile Dusted Shrimp with Corn Relish, and Steak and Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry. The ingredients were packaged well and kept cold even though the box was on our front porch for a few hours before we arrived home. Recipe cards were provided for the 3 meals and were incredibly easy to follow and understand. All items were clearly identified and individually packaged.
The family (including our 16 month old) loved the recipes. My mother who shies away from most spicy foods did use slightly less of the chili and spices provided for the Chicken Quinoa Stew (pictured below). We all loved the taste of this soup – even my meat and potato loving husband was a fan!
Chicken Quinoa Stew
Our box arrived 3 days after my husband and I welcomed our second child into the world I thought we were going to have a challenge convincing my mother who had taken over my kitchen to try making the Hello Fresh meals. I was so wrong! My mother had an absolute blast making these meals. She said she felt like a real chef and loved that the spices and fresh ginger came in just the right amounts for the meals. The most intensive part of the cooking process was the slicing and dicing of the fresh vegetables. She loved that there was little measuring and no possibility of having to run back to the store for missing ingredients. Hello Fresh has my vote as an excellent gift! The Chile Dusted Shrimp with Corn Relish, pictured below was my favorite and my daughter’s favorite! Delicious!
Chile Dusted Shrimp with Corn Relish
The meals were only meant to serve 2, but 3 of us ate a decent serving and we shared some from each plate with our 16 month old. There are ordering options that provide 4 servings available. The 3 Classic Meal Box for Two retails for $69 and the 3 Classic Meal Box for Four retails for $129. Vegetarian options are also available with a 3 Vegetarian Meal Box for Two priced at $59 and a 3 Vegetarian Meal Box for Four priced at $109.
Steak and Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry
Overall my family and I loved the Hello Fresh service and highly recommend trying it! Our only issues were limiting the spiciness of some of the dishes for my mother’s more sensitive GI tract and the fact that preparing the steak and brussels sprouts stir fry took closer to an hour than 30 minutes of prep time. The price is higher than what we typically spend for our meals, but the convenience of having fresh food delivered with recipes right to the front door is hard to beat. Given that the price also includes fresh herbs and spices that our family typically omits to save money and that the inclusion of these ingredients is largely responsible for the deliciousness of the meals, we felt we could justify spending a bit more to eat fresh and healthy!
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