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HelloFresh: Cooking at Home With Chef-Curated Meal Kits

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HelloFresh_logoHealthy eating often requires some meal planning, followed by the grocery shopping and food preparation. Sure, there’s healthy meal delivery services out there but they can be pricey. Plus, it takes the fun out of cooking. I recently learned about HelloFresh, a service that delivers chef-curated meal kits, with the exact fresh ingredients need to create a selection of recipes. They are introducing a modern approach to meal planning and shopping, in hopes of making healthy eating more convenient and simple that even kitchen newbies can prepare gourmet healthy meals.

The recipes are put together by professional chefs and nutritionist, and designed so that they can be prepared by anyone at the ease of their own home. Recipes take no more than 30 minutes to prepare. They provide you with step by step photo instructions along with cooking tips. All you need in your pantry are some kitchen basics like salt, pepper, and oil. The rest of the ingredients you will need are delivered weekly – regional, fresh foods measured out exactly for the recipe.

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Sample dishes can be found on their Facebook page. Previous recipes included dishes like Duck à l’orange Salad, Roasted Salmon With Baby New Potatoes And Himalayan Salt, and Herb Garlic Beef with Watercress, Peanuts and Baby Carrots. There’s a sample recipe on their website for a Chorizo and toasted pine nut burgers with red onion marmalade, so you can get an idea of how easy to understand their recipes are.

Currently their service area covers from Maine to Miami and west over to Chicago. At the moment, they offer two options, Classic Box that includes meat and fish and Veggie Box for vegetarians, and ingredients come in quantities for 2, 4, or 6 persons.

What are your thoughts about this kind of service? Would you or someone you know find it useful?

UPDATE:

Use code HELLOSUMMER and receive a $20 off voucher. Valid until Wed, June 5th, 2013

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