23rd May 2016
Recycle the same meals every week? Buy the same food every week? Try a new recipe every now and again, but get so frustrated with the odd ingredients you may never use again? Sound familiar? You're not alone.
When trying to improve your diet for the better, it can be quite daunting and we all tend to stick to what we know, basically we stay within our comfort zone and this can become very boring, very quickly, so my husband and I decided to do something about it.
Four months ago we decided to try the Hello Fresh trial box, loved it and we haven’t looked back.
What is Hello Fresh? In a nutshell it delivers evening meals to your door with the exact ingredients needed to make it. I have spoken to some people in work about it and they called me lazy, I called it a time saver, our lives our becoming busier and busier - I know mine is - and we are always trying to find ways to become more efficient with our time. This massively helps me out when I am trying to juggle so many things in my life at the moment.
Every Monday our box is delivered to our front door packed full of fresh ingredients (a large proportion of which are grown in Britain) with easy to follow recipe cards - which you can keep and reuse as often as you like. They are so easy and enjoyable to make my husband has taken over in the kitchen! We have opted to receive three meals a week (you can pick five meals if you wish), this means that for three meals a week I don’t need to think of what we are cooking, and that oh so ever common question, ‘What’s for dinner?’ We can use certain parts of one meal and incorporate it into our own ideas and recipes.
It's convenient. You can opt how often you would like the boxes to be delivered, so once a week, once a fortnight or once a month, if you are going away on holiday (lucky bugger) you can postpone it until your return. You get to input your preferences, do you want the chefs weekly choice, vegetarian, vegan, lighter in calories or family friendly, and this is all sorted out by logging in to your online account. Easy.
I can genuinely say that I have enjoyed every meal that we have made, it’s introduced us to food I have never heard of (celeriac anyone?) but is delightfully yummy, and has shown us what herbs compliment what food (minted lamb burgers - relish)!
Having just completed the theory part of my Nutrition and Weight Management course I can only say that this will help me become a better advisor to you all when I am qualified Personal Trainer.
It’s hard to give an overall favourite as I have enjoyed them all, but in no order of preference I highly recommend the;
If you would like to give Hello Fresh a try then I have a £25 off code for your first box (for new customers only). Sign up here.
If you want to see some of the recipes we have tried then head over to my Instagram and check them out.
Let me know if any of you give it a try!
WOW! I have been training for a little while on my own at home! And I made a big difference! I asked Aishlen for some advice on how to shift some podge around the belly and tone up more! She fully understands that I have two small children and me and my partner both work! So she helped me rewrite the program I was doing and taught me how I should eat! I have only been doing this one week and although there has been times I really didn't like Aishlen at all because it was hard it was so worth it! You are amazing thank you so much! This is just the start of a journey x
Literally cannot recommend Aishlen enough! As a busy mum of two Aishlen offered me fantastic support whenever I needed it despite being a working mum herself and a plan that fitted in perfectly with my lifestyle and most could be done around my home! 5-star service without a doubt... Thanks again!
I loved every session with Aishlen. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make for a great basis and I've felt supported the whole way. Sessions are tailored to you and your goals, I've really enjoyed being challenged and incorporating new aspects into my training. The results speak for themselves, but what is best is how I'm feeling in myself and the positivity the training is bringing to my life. A thank you to Ash, and to anyone considering taking the next step - I encourage you to get in touch.
First of all, before I continue my review I must just say a massive thank you to Aishlen for helping me motivate myself back into a health & fitness regime.
I reached out to Aishlen a few months ago, just for some simple tips, advice and information on how I could not only lose a bit of weight but gain fitness and most importantly adopt a healthy food plan. And Aishlen was more than happy to guide me.
She asked me a bunch of questions about my lifestyle without being invasive and made me comfortable to answer honestly and then she tailored the right kind of plan to my day to day needs. Once that was in place, I got the ball rolling. Aishlen would check in on me a good few times a week to see how I was getting on without being pushy, always made sure I was comfortable with the work out plans she had given me to do in the week and see how I was adjusting to the food plans also. She'd also give me her own extra tips on what she enjoys eating without sacrificing all of the goodies we women love to enjoy.
Once a week then she would have me write down my measurements of bust, weight, hips & thighs. And each week I got to see the difference that Aishlen's plan was making in my body shape.
Aishlen has been fantastic and I strongly recommend her for anyone. Whether you're looking to lose weight, become lean or simply need a new approach to your eating habits. She has the skills to help no matter the individual circumstances.
I’ve known Aishlen now since 2014 and she is the most energetic, outgoing person I know! Having struggled for a number of years with injury and everything that comes with it, I went to Aishlen for help. I initially saw her for individual PT sessions and nutrition and saw and felt a difference within a couple of weeks. Due to work commitments I had to stop going, however, enlisted her help again a month ago for some online personal training. I am now happy with the nutrition side of things but still needed something to follow in the gym. I received a month long programme which I have nearly completed apart from one session and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The sessions are progressive and easy to follow and I am excited about the next month ahead with my second online programme. Aishlen is always on hand to provide advice and guidance where required and nothing is too much hassle for her. If you are looking for some inspiration to kick start the new you for the new year then look no further, you won’t be disappointed. Aishlen takes pride in everything she does and always gives 110%. There is no judgement only encouragement and every programme is tailor made for you and your commitments. Thanks Ash and I look forward to working with you for the foreseeable future.
I started with Aishlen six weeks after having my second baby and loved the fact that she understood how difficult it is to get back into exercise after a c section especially. She helped me break several bad eating habits and made me revaluate what I was eating. I never feel like I'm on a diet or going without, just being healthier. She's always so positive and never makes you feel bad if you have a bad eating day. Would definitely recommend.