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I Tried Hello Fresh - Here's What Happened

I talk to so many clients who experience very real barriers when it comes to cooking. Long work weeks and lack of energy are just the start. Many people I talk to complain that cooking healthy food is "boring" or they feel like they have an undeveloped, what I like to call "cooking vocabulary." The truth is, to really eat healthy in the long-run, you have to make cooking for yourself part of the program, unless you're going to hire a personal chef to cook your healthy meals for you. Luckily, I discovered an intermediate option, Hello Fresh

Here's how it works: You can decide if you want enough meals for 3, 4 or 5 days of the week. You can also specify if you want vegetarian or omnivore boxes. Then, they send you 3-5 different recipes, and perfectly portioned ingredients for each recipe, all divided into individual boxes. My box included bean burritos, oven roasted chicken and vegetables, and a simple steak recipe (not pictured below). Each recipe took about 30 minutes to make and each had a few ingredients I would have never used, which definitely took the "boring" away from these meals.

Is this something I would do again? Probably not. I actually love creating recipes of my own, going to the grocery store, and cooking everyday. So this service is not for me... but if you're something who doesn't like doing any of those things, I highly recommend you giving it a try! Then, let me know what you think!

Disclaimer: Hello Fresh did send me a complementary box in exchange for this block post. The opinions are my own and I did not receive any monetary compensation. 

Have any questions about my experience? Drop them in the comments below and I'll get back to you.