I love to cook and I enjoy planning meals, but sometimes I just run out of time. As a result I have considered doing one of the meal delivery services out there, but have never made the commitment to try it. That is where Fresh Market in Greensboro, NC comes in! They have partnered with Hello Fresh and have 4 featured meal kits for $19.99 each. I’m sure this is a temporary special, but I’m glad I stumbled on it.
Hello Fresh is a Meal Delivery service that provides all of the ingredients needed to prepare a meal for 2-4 people, depending on the plan you choose. Each meal comes to $9.99 per meal or $8.74 per meal for the family plan. The ingredients are pre-portioned to make it easy, per the website “Stock your pantry with salt, pepper, sugar, oil, and butter. We’ll take care of the rest!”. The website also states that you are not locked into a contract.
My finished product!
Time: 30 Minutes
We loved it! The meal was easy to prepare, the directions were simple and had pictures to follow, and it was really good! The meal kit said it served 2 and It did that exactly. My husband said he felt satisfied and so did I; there were no leftovers. The Fresh Market price was $19.99 and It would have been hard for me to spend much less than that if I had bought the ingredients. That said, I’m certain that I would spend much less on some of the other meal options. It really comes down to, are you willing to pay for the covenience? For 3 meals a week serving 2 people per meal is $60, this would require good budgeting over the rest of the week for many people.
One thing Hello Fresh did not provide was organic and non-gmo. I tend to make the effort in both of these categories, especially organic and would like to have this as an option if I’m going to choose a meal service. They do have a vegetarian option.
I can see where adding Hello Fresh to your weekly meal planning could be beneficial, depending on your lifestyle and budget. The meal was quick, easy, good, and had fresh ingredients. It would be a great way to learn to step away from pre-packaged foods and learn to use fresh foods. Also a great tool for a beginner cook, who just needs to learn to have a few good recipes under their belt or the busy family who just needs dinner on the table in 30 minutes.
If you live in Greensboro, NC stop by Fresh Market to see if they still have the Hello Fresh Meal Kits available and give it a try before deciding to join, plus you get a handy coupon!
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