Eating healthy and cooking your meals at home is being popular with my generation. As much as people want to do this, time and knowledge are lacked. Who has time to find healthy recipes, do all the shopping, prep all the food, and make a delicious meal! It seems even more impossible to do fun, creative meals because who wants to buy an entire package of an item when you will only need a teaspoon of it and may never use it again. That’s were these new meal delivery services come into play.
My friend had a free trial to give for HelloFresh and handed it off to me to try. The free trial was for one week and for 2 persons meal. A week is only actually 3 meals. I went on the website and found the week that best fit our diet. They allow you to choose 3 meals out of a menu they generated for that week.
The thing I loved is that it gave the nutrition facts for each meal! It made choosing our week easy. Last night we got our delivery and decided to dive in to our first meal. I loved how they packaged each meal separately. We’ve tried other meal delivery services and they usually just throw all the ingredients in the box together for all the meals. If I’m buying it for convenience then I truly want convenience!
We decided to do the Garlic Lime Chicken.
Now I’m the one who usually cooks. However, while cooking, Sammy became hungry. So I had to sit at the island and breastfeed him and handed Alex the spatula. He wasn’t too excited to do it because he’s not the best cook, but I think it shows how great this service really is for the new cook!
Alex pulled everything out and was a little upset with the waste. Why did they have to individually wrap the corn? Thankfully, their website actually promotes being green and tells you how to recycle each item.
Now I’m not going to go into details on how to make this particular meal since the website gives great details on how to do it. My husband was able to follow it easily. Although, I did have to teach him how to cut an avocado. No easy task when your hands are full and a knife is involved! We survived with no lost fingers.
The salsa we made was the most difficult part. It said mash with a fork after the tomatillos after they cooked. Alex had difficulty mashing the skin of it and it ended up just being random large chunks. Before serving I was able to cut them down into smaller bits, but they could have given more detail in the proper technique of this.
The finish product was delicious though! The best part was the honey jalapeño butter on the corn! We used heart healthy butter alternative and it still tasted great! It was a little sweet and a little spicy. A perfect topping for corn! I’ll probably be doing this to all of the corn I make in the future.
The chicken and salsa was also the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. These had all the ingredients I could easily find at our local grocery store so it’s a meal we can easily make again.
The plus side is that it’s only 140 mg of sodium! The killer though was the fat and saturated fat. 34 g of fat and 11 g of saturated fat. That’s assuming we used regular butter though, so we were able to reduce that by a bit.
Although, I probably won’t be subscribing to this, I would recommend it. If you have a busy life and diet restrictions, this service may be helpful to you. Every week might not fight your needs, but you can easily skip those weeks. I think this would be a great way to help you stick to your diet without spending a lot. It will also teach you knew techniques and recipes to use in future meals. It also helps with serving size control. There is only enough for 2 servings and since they are sending you the ingredients you can’t go over.
Let me know if you have any meal service recommendations other than HelloFresh’s. I would love to give some others a try!