Simplifying Family life With Hello Fresh

I’d like to share a little secret with you. Please don’t tell anyone else, it’s just between you, me and these four walls. I’m getting a little help with the weekly shop. It’s not that I’m too posh to shop, far from it, it’s just I got bored. Bored with cooking the same boring old meals as I simply don’t have the time or imagination to sit down a plough through my dusty collection of cook books. So after a very kind friend saw my foodie plight, she offered me her Hello Fresh delivery voucher.

The rest is history.

I can write off a whole morning driving to the shops, walking round the supermarket, and coming home to unload and pack away. Time it wrong and I’m chasing round a mischievous toddler who refuses to sit in the trolly who then falls asleep in the car, depriving me of my golden hour of work time. And my culinary imagination is non-existent. As sole vegetarian in the house, I was just omitting the meat from family meals or replacing it with a bean burger. Bean burgers are nice, just not 4 times a week.

Then my family decided to join me on a clean eating mission but we needed a sure-fire plan to make this life switch a success. Knowing that previous attempts have lasted a few days and our fridge of healthy food has been neglected in favour of quick to prepare meals. Not this time, we were doing it properly.

Hello Fresh is a weekly meal subscription service. You sign up to the meals you fancy; family, classic or vegetarian. How many people it’s for and how many meals you’d like. It’s all managed online and the best thing is that you can pause your deliveries easily through your online account if you’re going on holiday or have a busy week coming up. You just need to do it a week in advance.

Each delivery comes in a large cardboard box, insulated with natural wadding and with ice filled plastic cool bags. And everything you need is there, right My initial worry was that there wouldn’t be enough but that simply wasn’t the case.

making family life as a busy working mum so much easier with Hello fresh boxes!

Our first box arrived containing ingredients for mushroom panzanella salad with mozzarella and caramelised onion which was every inch as fabulous as it sounds and even better, I cooked it! The following evening I came home to find Daz cooking up paella de verdurous de tempered con frijoles (seasonal veggie paella! with the music cranked up all the ingredients spread out infant of him, he was definitely more Jay Kay than Gordon Ramsey, finding the recipe card super easy to follow and producing a restaurant worthy family meal.

It was never my intention to share our Hello Fresh experience on here but I am so impressed with how it’s changed our meal times for the better, not to mention simplifying family life by taking the headache out of deciding what to cook and then shopping for them that I thought it would be wrong to keep it all to myself!  making family life as a busy working mum so much easier with Hello fresh boxes!

 

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11 Comments

  1. 25th May 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Oh they all look so lovely. I nearly ordered this the other day. I think I will go back now and do this. Now I am starving haha #sharewithme

    • 25th May 2016 / 9:39 pm

      I’ve had nutty noodle broth tonight, it was amazing. I love how my boys are trying foods I never thought they’d touch too.

  2. 25th May 2016 / 5:55 pm

    I can totally relate with you finding shopping with kids so hassle and stressful. This one is a clever idea, it’s like everything is provided for you apart from cooking it yourself. The meals looks so yum and healthy too. Thanks for sharing! #sharewithme

  3. 27th May 2016 / 9:26 am

    I do online shopping but it still consumes a lot of time each week. I have started using an app which makes things easier as I just add to my order throughout the week as I think of things.

    I have tried these before and was really impressed – I could totally do this all the time.

    Thanks for linking to #sharewithme – hope to see you next week

    • 27th May 2016 / 9:49 am

      Thats why I’m really loving Hello Fresh at the moment, I don’t even have to think what to cook. It all just arrives in a box with the recipe cards and is saving me so much time.

  4. 30th May 2016 / 9:18 am

    Glad Hello Fresh are working out for you, sadly it wasn’t for us when we tried it a few years back. Mich X #sharethejoy

    • 30th May 2016 / 9:20 am

      I love the time it’s saving me each week and the chance to try out new foods. Worth giving it a go though as you never know til you try you

  5. 30th May 2016 / 11:59 am

    Ive heard about this company before.. it does look good, I was worried about not liking it though and having to spend ages trying to cancel it, but if its as simple as you say, I must just try it! the food looks great (your pics are fab!) hmmm.. to try or not to try lol #sharethejoy

  6. 31st May 2016 / 7:29 am

    I’ve seen a few people trying out this service now and the results do look delicious I must say! Will check them out for sure now Ali thanks for sharing and joining us at #sharethjoy x

  7. 31st May 2016 / 8:53 am

    How wonderful that you have found something that works so well for you and your family! We tend to steer clear of things like this purely because my IBS is triggered by so many things it is easier for us to plan our own meals. But I do find we tend to eat similar things over and over as I just don’t have the time to search for new recipes, so I can well imagine the fun of trying new things without the hassle of planning it all yourself! #sharethejoy

  8. jenny
    7th June 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Wow I have never heard of this before definitely have a look. Sounds like my kind of dining looks like quality delicious food too. Apologies for the late commenting the hand over of Share With Me to Mummy Fever and the busy half term has me a little behind but never forgetting your amazing support and thanking you for linking up. I hope you will link up again tomorrow for another great round of Share With Me over with Charlotte and keep Share With Me blog hop going long after my hosting. #sharewithme

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