I Tried HelloFresh's Quick & Easy Meal Kits For My Busy Lifestyle

To say life is hectic is an understatement. Every day feels like a marathon, from taking care of the house, working full-time, and taking care of your family, it sometimes feels completely overwhelming to make a healthy and filling dinner. That's where HelloFresh comes in, specifically their Quick & Easy meal plan that gets a delicious meal on the table in 30 minutes flat. And the fact that you can skip grocery shopping to prepare this HelloFresh meal, is altogether priceless when it comes to saving time.

A little bit about me: I work full-time editing, writing, and thinking about food. My husband works in the food space as an assistant camera operator for Food Network competition shows. We are around food all day, and while most of the time we still have the energy to make something from scratch, we have those weeks where our schedules are unaligned and we are passing each other like ships in the night. On those weeks a meal delivery service such as a HelloFresh meal kit is honestly a lifesaver, especially if our weekly menu consists of delicious recipes ready in less time than it takes to call and pick up take-out.

What Are Some of the Benefits of Using HelloFresh Meals?

What's worse than planning on making something for dinner and realizing you need to grab an ingredient from the grocery store? The meal kit company delivers fresh ingredients in a HelloFresh box weekly on your designated delivery day. The popular meal kit comes with everything you need to make dinner, plus easy-to-read recipe cards.

HelloFresh recipes can range from family-friendly to dietary needs including vegetarian options, calorie-smart, and pescatarian. The subscription service can be customized to 2-4 servings with 2-6 meals per week. Your weekly meal plan can change from week to week depending on what you are feeling. One week might be low-calorie, low-carb healthy meals and the next week of meal options might be BBQ and mashed potatoes.

The meal kit delivery service also offers a special Hero's Discount Program, which offers Medical Providers, Nurses, Hospital Employees, and Military & Veterans 50% off their first box and free shipping plus 10% OFF all other boxes over the next year.

My HelloFresh Review

Lyndsay Cordell

This week I specifically chose three HelloFresh meals with the "Quick & Easy" tag. All these meals were on the table In 30 minutes or less, which made these meals perfect for anyone with a hectic schedule.

One-Pan Santa Fe Pork Tacos

Wesley Cordell

With four steps, these spicy tacos were the perfect quick meal. I did serve these with a side of salsa and chips to round out the meal a little bit. An added veggie such as poblano pepper zucchini spears would also be a great side to these tacos!

Get the recipe here.

Chicken in Dijon Sauce

Lyndsay Cordell

I never think of adding grapes to my salads, but this recipe has changed my mind! I did find that I needed to bake my chicken in the oven after searing to cook it through.

I also loved the crispy garlic bread that came with this meal!

Get the recipe here.

One-Pot Spicy Coconut Curry Stir Fry

Lyndsay Cordell

I LOVE curry so I was very excited when this recipe was on the menu for the week. I only added about half of the Sweet Tai Chili Sauce because I was worried it would be too spicy and it was perfect! To punch up the protein add a soft boiled egg.

Get the recipe here.

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