Happy Monday! I'm very happy to introduce you to a company today that I've had the opportunity to try: Blue Apron! In essence they're a meal delivery service that ships boxes of exact and farm-fresh ingredients and instructions for delicious, chef-designed meals right to your door. I want to share our experience with you today, but also some reasons why I think they're so much more.
Before the box was sent out to us we had the option to choose the two or four portion option. We of course chose the four portion option since we have so many little ones, and it felt like such a relief looking through the ingredients knowing that the proportions of each was exactly the right amount for the meals we were going to make! You can never get that sort of accuracy shopping for yourself, and we always struggle to avoid waste with extra ingredients. Blue Apron sends three meals at a time, once a week, which I loved because having the option of which to cook first was great.
In choosing our meal configurations you have the options of 3 meat/fish meals, 3 all veg meals, 3 pescetarian, 3 no red meat, and 3 no fish which I think is so neat! We decided on the meat/fish option, and we received Flank Steaks and Creamed Kale, Thai Chicken Meatballs, and Crispy Salmon & Barley-Fennel 'Risotto', and they were all so so delicious. I'm cooking the steaks and kale in this post because it was the family favorite! That creamed kale was so heavenly, and I couldn't believe how the kids gobbled up their sunchokes:)
- there is absolutely no commitment! you can skip a shipment or cancel the service at any time.
- they ship to over 80% of the country (you can see a full map of the zones here)
- there's always free shipping no matter your shipping zone
- each meal is $9.99 per serving, which is not a lot at all when you're getting such superior ingredients as well as the pride of cooking fancy restaurant quality cuisine for your family and friends at home!
Isn't it beautiful? The last point that I wanted to make before closing and probably my favorite thing about Blue Apron, is that this is not only a huge, huge time savor (cutting out all the planning, shopping, proportioning, etc) but it is basically a teaching tool to help you improve your cooking skills right in your own home! It's like having a professional chef or cooking class right in your kitchen teaching you how to cook amazing food, and that is priceless. No matter your experience in cooking.
It made us cook with ingredients that we'd never tried before, it gave me peace of mind that at least three days this week I wouldn't have to put too much thought into having a nice dinner and I wouldn't have to resort to some frozen dinner or takeout. We also had company over one of those nights and I felt so good knowing that I'd have a beautiful meal even though I've been so busy and nauseous lately with the pregnancy. We can't say enough good things about Blue Apron!
Also as a special treat, the first 50 readers to purchase through this link will get two free meals on their first Blue Apron order! So hurry over and get signed up because you're going to love your experience!
Also in case you've been wondering what to get that foodie friend of family member for Christmas, I hope this serves as some inspiration for you! Giving the gift that inspires cooking is always appropriate for beginners and novices alike, and Blue Apron has some great options if you want to check it out! Also they have an awesome line of quality cooking tools, starter kits, cookbooks and so much more so definitely hop over and see if there's something to complete your Christmas shopping:)
Thank you so much for visiting and reading today, and I hope you have a great week ahead!