I received my wonderful HelloFresh box on Tuesday and was so excited to start cooking! We had a takeout on Tuesday so I decided to make the first meal yesterday night. HelloFresh advises to cook the fish recipe first so that it stays fresh which is what I did. The recipe I used was ‘Sea Bream Oreganata with New Potatoes and Carrots‘… it was really delicious. 🙂
Not sure who HelloFresh are or what they do? Click here to see a previous post I wrote on the company.
All of the ingredients were really easy to prep and the meal took no longer than 20-30mins to make which was one of the main reasons why I wanted to use HelloFresh. My only complaint would be how horrible sea bream can smell when it is fresh – as I’ve never cooked with it before, I assumed it wouldn’t smell as bad as I’ve cooked with sea bass, mackerel and salmon before I really thought the fish was gone off but it was completely fine, it wasn’t gone off or bad, it was just my over-sensitive nose putting me off.
The instructions were super easy to follow and the only ingredients that I needed to add which wasn’t included in the food box was black peper and salt – a household item so no biggie. The fish was a big hit with the family and despite how ‘healthy’ the meal was it was very filling. I cannot wait until I cook my next meal!
The classic box with 3 meals per week for 4 people costs £59.00 including free delivery which is not actually expensive when you break it down. It works out to about £20 per meal for 4 people which is £5 per person per meal – excellent price for good-quality, healthy meals. The only downfall is that the maximum number of meals I can get for 4 people is 3meals (3 days) so I still need to do my food shopping for the other 4 days of the week. When you look at it like this, it’s then not as cheap as you think. However, Hello Fresh allows you to be able to change and pause deliveries which is extremely handy as I can choose to pause which weeks I do not want a delivery and set deliveries on days that I do want to receive a box.
Overall, I am really impressed with the company and will continue to use them but on an occasional basis rather than a regular weekly subscription as I need to be practical and think about meals for the whole week instead. The website has delicious recipes so I will keep looking on there for ideas and order a box 1-2 times a month and substitute a take-away for a food box.