A while back I shared a post where I gave Blue Apron a try for the first time. It was an interesting experience, and one I rather enjoyed. Since then, I’ve ordered from Blue Apron a few times, and have also given another meal delivery service a try (Hello Fresh.*)
I’ve tried several weeks of meals from Blue Apron, and have found that it is also a good option for nights when I’d like someone else in my house to cook dinner. If you have a husband or kids who don’t know their way around the kitchen that well, but could feed themselves if they had to, they can follow these directions and prepare the meal. The best part is that this isn’t pizza or hot dogs, it’s real food with veggies and protein. So in my case, my girls are learning to handle chicken and fish, cut up veggies, mince garlic, etc. They are willing to cook dinner every so often and even though there’s always something they have a question about, they are learning.
What about the price you ask? Well, as I mentioned in my first post about Blue Apron, it isn’t cheap. But it isn’t as expensive as eating out either. I find that it is right in the middle of the two. And the simplicity of the planning is a huge bonus. Pretty much all I have to add to my menu plan on the weeks I get a delivery are “Box 1” and “Box 2” and I don’t have to worry about purchasing any supplies at all.
Give Blue Apron’s website a gander and think about giving it a try. And no, they’re not paying me to say this!
Here are a few of the meals I’ve cooked with delivery services:
And here are links to some other meal delivery services, in case you want to try them all:
*A word about Hello Fresh – their meals were good, too. But I found that some of the produce wasn’t as fresh, which was a deal breaker for me. My friends who use Hello Fresh love it and have never had this problem, so don’t let that stop you from trying it out.