Getting dinner on the table, especially once kids go back to school and schedules get hectic, can be a challenge. I don’t want to admit how often my family has resorted to processed and fast food rather than meals with fresh ingredients lately.
Life get so busy it can be hard to fit everything in.
Family dinner is not something I am willing to give up though, no matter how crazy our schedules get. I love that time to sit down together, talk about the day, and make sure my family is eating something nutritious.
I know I’m not the only one struggling to fit everything into a day. We cram our to-do lists so full of stuff that it is hard to fit meal planning and prep into our schedule.
Ironically, when things get busy, the chance to slow down and enjoy a good meal is exactly what we need.
I just discovered HelloFresh, a great service that delivers fresh ingredients right to your door. They include everything you need to make a complete recipe so you don’t have the hassle of menu planning or grocery shopping.
Do you love Jamie Oliver as much as I do? HelloFresh has partnered with Jamie Oliver to help encourage families to get cooking in the kitchen. One of Jamie’s recipes are featured in a HelloFresh box every, guaranteed to tick all the nutritional boxes, put a smile on everyone’s face, and leave you with more time to enjoy your evening.
Each meal is reviewed by an in-house dietitian to make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need while still delivering a delicious meal that can be on the table in 30 minutes.
As a mom of 6 with VERY little free time, I’m always looking for anything that lets me save time. The meals start as low as $8.75 a meal so they are really reasonably priced. We are at least $30 every time we go out for fast food and I know that we aren’t getting the nutrition we need.
I opted for the HelloFresh family box, which includes delicious twists on classic recipes that get the whole family excited for mealtime.
This week is particularly crazy for my family. School just started. I’m getting ready to head out to town and I’m still unpacking boxes from our move over the summer. Life is hectic. My HelloFresh box on my doorstep was a welcome sight since I knew it meant I could scratch planning dinner (and grocery shopping) right off my to-do list.
Everything arrived nice and cold and the ingredients were all separated and packed by recipe.
We were drooling over the meals that came in our delivery so we started cooking as soon as it arrived and had an early dinner.
The first recipe was for pork burgers with cole slaw and baked sweet potato fries.
I’m not going to lie. This may be my new favorite dinner.
This was so easy to put together. It took us about 30 minutes from start to finish. We weren’t in a rush so we weren’t moving very fast so this isn’t like those meals that claim to be 30 minutes but actually take you an hour. We were at the table and eating at the 30 minute mark.
The ingredients were all pre-measured so I just had to add them in. Measuring alone takes so much time so I loved having that task taken care of. I did love that they included the actual measurements so if you find a recipe you really love you have the option to go back and make it again later. That pork burger is definitely going into our family recipe binder for later.
The ingredients were all farm fresh and looked amazing. Many of them were better quality than I typically see at my local grocery store.
This was an absolute hit for us. My husband started crunching the numbers while we cooked and realized how much money we could save if we replaced our eating out budget with HelloFresh meals.
What I really loved about HelloFresh is that it let me create the types of meals that I would make if I had more time in my day. They were filled with fresh ingredients and the recipes were the types of things we already love to eat. HelloFresh is a definite step up from our typical fast week-night dinner!
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