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!