Note: I was not compensated for this post in any way.
I will be the first to admit this: I actually am not so experienced in the kitchen. Since my mom died (she did all of the cooking), all I knew how to cook was pasta, pizza, and potatoes that I made in the air fryer.
What helped me a lot was going to the hot bar during Whole Foods. However, since the pandemic started, I realized something. I really need to learn how to cook, because I can’t rely on takeout forever.
Enter Hello Fresh. It is a weekly meal service that comes with at least three meals that are quick, already measured, and come with very clear instructions for a little over $60. For someone that lives alone, this equals one freshly cooked meal and lunch the next day.
So, I decided to try it.
And, I love it and do not regret it.
I have the basic of the basics for the plan — three meals for two people.
Here’s how it works: you can pick out whether you want meat or no meat in the plan. Every week, they give you a bunch of choices, and you can pick three of them — and even add in extras like garlic bread, avocados and extra meals.
Now, let’s talk cooking. Prior to this, cooking gave me anxiety. This help remedy it. It gives you a step by step guide of what you need to do. It helps that everything is measured out for you as well, since that is half of the battle.
At first, I was nervous about it. However, after following the directions, it came out amazing.
Since getting Hello Fresh, I have made tacos, burgers, and other various chicken dishes. Many of the dishes have a lot of vegetables, which makes me happy because I have been wanting to get more in my overall diet.
Overall, I highly recommend getting Hello Fresh for a number of different reasons. For once, it does help you learn how to cook. Two, for about $10 per meal, you get a lot. Three, it helps get you out of your comfort zone with food and try new things. And, if you live alone like I do, you get lunch ready for the next day as well.
It’s a win-win all around.
So, if you want to try to save some money on takeout and learn a new skill, definitely check it out.