A few months ago after hearing about some new Meal Kit services, and trying Fresh Prep, I decided to spend some more time at home cooking and using some more different meal services. Hello Fresh is a national company that has been around for a couple of years, they have created a selection of their own recipes to make it easy for home cooks to make the dishes in approx. 30 mins.
The idea for most of the meal kit services is that they shop, chop, and deliver fresh recipe ingredients directly to your home or office each week. In a cooler box, you’ll receive just the right amount of every ingredient along with simple instructions to cook a meal you’ll love in under 30 minutes. Prepared ingredients mean zero prep required and fewer dishes to clean up.
The process is fairly easy, you set up an account with Hello Fresh online while setting up for your first delivery, you choose the number of meals you want and for 2 person or 4 person. You then get all the pre-portioned ingredients along with the recipes delivered to your home. I chose the 4 person option this time around, making a selection of dishes during the week I used their service.
My favourite dishes in order of preference are here.
Pan-Seared Steak with Cipollini Onions, Roasted Yukon Potatoes, and Tomato Pan Sauce
Crispy-Skined Pesto Chicken with thyme roasted parsnips and zucchini ribbons
Likes: easy step by step instructions with colourful visuals of a 6 step process for each dish, as well as an informative guide explaining sustainability etc.
Dislikes: proteins arrived fresh not frozen.
$80 for 3 meals, 2 person per week
$140 for 3 meals, 4 person per week
I enjoyed making these meals and thought Hello Fresh makes it easy for the average home cook to make meals in under an hour.
By: Richad Wolak