So most of you know that I subscribe to Hello Fresh but a lot of people don’t understand why? Mostly because of the price and I get that. But the number one reason why I subscribe to HF is…well, to be blunt, I’m lazy…as hell!
But for real though, I’m bad at grocery shopping. The following reasons are why (but not limited to):
- I can’t plan meals for dinner worth a crap
- Most of the food I buy will sit in the freezer or go bad, because at the time I wanted it, but then my mind changes.
- I’m lazy. (that part)
- I’ll usually buy too much food, because I be like #mealPrep
- I get tired of eating the same thing over and over
- It’s hard to cook for 1 without having a massive amount of leftover sides
- I’m lazy
So, instead of buying a weeks worth of grocery that will probably only feed me for about two days and then go to waste, I’ve decided to go with Hello Fresh and see what it’s about. I’ve only had good things to say about it, honestly.
Here are my Pros to ordering Hello Fresh
Food Delivert to your doorstep
This is BY FAR the best part of HF because again, I AM LAZY! The hardest part is putting the food in the fridge, and BAM I’m done. I mean, if the pricing was a little bit better, it would be a no brainer that I would continue to do this. Which kind of brings me to my second point!
Each meal feeds me twice!
I do the 3 meals for $60 plan. Which, since I’m single, turns into 6 meals for $60, because each meal serves 2, and I bring the second serving to work for lunch the next day. However, this does not necessarily save me money, it does ensure that I’m eating “decently” at least for half of the week.
If I didn’t have Hello Fresh, I’d probably be eating fast food for every meal. Which I have indeed done and the reason I’ve gained like 20 pounds over the course of the last year. That and no exercising…lol. HF keeps me eating veggies (which I hate), and keeps me from overeating because I know that the serving size is exactly what I should have instead of cooking too much and force feeding my face.
Bunch of options
Vegetarian? No problem, they offer those options. Vegan, not so much. The food is pretty awesome and easy to cook. Considering if you know how to follow directions.
The only Con I can think of is that at the price point, I can’t see it being a long term option.
And this is where the fun part comes in. Hello Fresh sends you recipe cards for EACH AND EVERY MEAL. So after you get yourself a little catalog of recipes from them, you can cancel your subscription, and cook your favorite meals over and over again. Only thing is, you give up the convenience of having food sent to your door, but you save money on getting food shipped to you, but then again, you’re bound to pick up extra items if you go to the grocery store (like wine and candy), so I guess it’s kind of a Catch-22.
And yes, I know that you can just look up your own recipes online, but there’s something about cooking it first from HF and then going out and cooking it again yourself and doing it your own little way.
Things that don’t really matter but bother me anyway…
Why all the Garlic?
Also can you all send the Garlic pre-minced?
Don’t send me those little jars of ketchup that requires me to get a paintbrush in order to scoop out…ketchup is a household staple. Add that to the “you should already have this” list.
(Note: Hello Fresh has a list of items that it will never provide in their boxes, such as Oil, butter, salt, pepper, etc. “Everyday items”)
(Tomato for scale)
Send me something like EVOO….not no damn ketchup.
Why do your recipes require me to use multiple medium sized pans and bowls? I only have 1 of each.
It’s impossible to get into the vacuum sealed proteins…I almost die EACH TIME.
Can you all ship herbs OFF of the stem please? Thank you!
If you have any questions on Hello Fresh, let me know! I’d be glad to share my experiences in more detail if needed!