A few months ago, I changed jobs and moved into a really cool new place. While I fell in love with my vibrant neighborhood right away, I was so overwhelmed by how busy I became. Between worrying about my new job, setting up everything in the house, and locating the best grocery stores, I struggled to find my rhythm. Maintaining my healthy diet was on the top of my priority list. In my old neighborhood, I had a lot more time to cook during the week and go out on the weekends because I knew the city like the palm of my hand, but now I was wondering how to keep up with way less time. I didn’t yet know the local tips and wanted to consistently have healthy, delicious food in a way that was convenient to my new lifestyle. That’s why I was so excited when one of my new coworkers told me about HelloFresh.
HelloFresh is a meal-kit service that sends you pre-planned, ready-to-cook dinners packed in boxes you can easily fit in your fridge. And trust me, when unpacking, you’ll want to have all the free space you can get! You choose from a variety of plans like the Family plan or the Classic plan, which provides 3 nights of dinner a week, depending on your preferences. They come up with the recipes, find the ingredients, and portion everything out, so all you have to do is cook it up in 30 minutes, and enjoy. So in the time it takes for your new washing machine to be installed, you have dinner ready.
I had heard about meal-kits before I moved, but never thought that they would beat the prices of food I could buy elsewhere. And moving to a neighborhood means adjusting to a new price of living. But at under $10 per meal, I thought HelloFresh could be a great alternative to takeout and eating out; plus, it would make me feel a lot better about what I was feeding to my family. Even just having HelloFresh there a few nights a week would take the hassle out of deciding what to have for dinner during my most stressful days.
One of the first recipes was Creamy Chicken Pasta with Broccoli in a Lemon Basil Sauce. I was a little worried that my little one would freak out because she is against all things broccoli, but I figured I’d give it a shot. I washed all of the produce, cut up the broccoli, browned the chicken, and boiled up the pasta. It was really easy and quick to create the sauce and assemble for dinner. It came out super creamy and delicious, and I got so many compliments on our first HelloFresh feast. And there was no piece of broccoli left uneaten!
I’m finally getting settled into my new place after finding out the tricks of the locals. Any big move can drain your energy, so every little shortcut can make a huge difference. HelloFresh has been a change that I plan to keep around. It’s such a relief to come home to a box of food in my fridge all ready to go. I also don’t have to worry about leftovers hanging around, because all of the meals are perfectly portioned, so there’s no waste. HelloFresh is not only an economical solution to urban cooking, but one that’s also convenient and so much fun. If you’re about to start a new, busy lifestyle after a big move, HelloFresh is a must-have tool to make dinner that much easier.