You guys when cooking weeknight meals, I am ALL about convenience. I mean seriously, after working all day the last thing anyone wants to do is run to the grocery store (after sitting in traffic of course), figure out what to make then come home and spend over an hour in the kitchen. Yes the struggle is real. Well what if I told you that you could have a fresh wholesome meal on your dinner table in 40 minutes or less without one single trip to the grocery store?!
One word: Blue Apron.
Blue Apron is a meal delivery service that sends you all the ingredients for three recipes of your choosing all packaged together in a refrigerated box that comes conveniently right to your doorstep! I spend a TON of time in my kitchen developing recipes for my blog, but I also work a full-time job throughout the week too so having a service that sends me farm fresh ingredients for delicious recipes not only gives me more time in the evenings to relax with my hubby, but it also saves me from resorting to take-out! It really is a total lifesaver.
Each meal comes with a detailed recipe card with step-by-step photo instructions that make it easy for literally anyone to dive right in and start cooking. The recipe card also includes all the necessary ingredients, prep and cook time, the calorie amount and even suggested wine pairings! I seriously can’t tell you how much I love that Blue Apron‘s ingredients are all pre-portioned out so that you know no food will go to waste. There have been so many times that I have gone to the grocery store after planning out my meals for the week and have ended up throwing away produce that I never even had the chance to use.
Horrible I know….but it’s the truth!
The ingredients also come in cute little packages that are clearly labeled so that you know which ingredients go with which recipe. This truly makes the cooking experience super easy and actually really fun too! Anytime my hubby and I order Blue Apron it feels like a date night because we both enjoy making the meals together.
One of the recipes we made was Blue Apron‘s Chicken and Fresh Basil Fettuccine and lemme tell you – by fresh, they really do mean FRESH! The fettuccine was legit freshly made pasta infused with basil and their chicken is all organic and hormone-free so you know you’re cooking your family a meal with quality ingredients. All the produce I received was vibrant and gorgeous too, much better than what I typically see at my local grocery store.
I also want to note that all of Blue Apron’s recipes use seasonal ingredients and they are constantly adding NEW dishes to their menu every week. I mean with so many delicious recipes to choose from, you know you’ll never get bored of preparing the same dish each week and every meal is between 500 to 800 calories per person! I do want to note that the individual portions for each person are rather on the large side and we were able to enjoy leftovers so that calorie count is pretty good!
This whole entire meal took us about 30 minutes to make from start to finish and WOW was it delicious! The sauce had so much flavor with a good amount of spice and as I said before, the portions were perfect for two people with even a little extra for some leftovers the next day. I was really excited for the leftovers because this dish was that good. The prep was really simple too, only requiring me to chop up the tomatoes, onion and garlic, brown the ground chicken and boil some pasta. Then you really just throw everything together for a hearty meal that turns out looking like this!
Are you hungry yet??
Seriously though, if you are in a rut not knowing what to cook each week or simply just want to save some time preparing quality meals in your kitchen then you really need to try Blue Apron! It has been such a life saver for us and all the meals we’ve had so far have been super delicious. The best part is you can completely customize your menu based on your family size and dietary preference. There is no commitment and you can skip or cancel this service at any time!
Blue Apron has two types of plans – the 2-Person Plan and the Family Plan:
- The 2-Person Plan offers deliveries once a week with three perfectly portioned meals for two that costs $9.99 per person per meal. Shipping is always free!
- The Family Plan is perfect for a family of four or six and you can choose to receive one or two deliveries per week, each delivery including two meals to be served family-style. The price for this plan is $8.74 per person per meal which is such a great deal!
This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. As always all opinions are 100% my own.