This post may contain affiliate links. Read our full Affiliate Disclosure.

I absolutely love to cook, and I am pretty good at it too. However, at 5pm after working a long day with an infant who has refused to take his nap and a puppy that just never quits, sometimes it’s nice to not have to worry about dinner. That’s where Hello Fresh comes in to your home. I have tried several different meal delivery companies in the past several months (mostly due to lack of “oomph” as new parents), and I am still always comparing them to Hello Fresh. Their food is GOOD. Their meals are simple to make and satisfying, while still delivering the “wow factor” that I live for when cooking. I love the fact that their meals come when they say they will, and everything is really COLD. I don’t know why, but the thought of my pork being taken out of refrigeration overnight and then sitting on my doorstep for a couple of hours just doesn’t instill confidence, yet the meat was still icy while the produce was fresh. Also, everything is grouped into nice little packages for cooking. There are other companies that throw everything into a box, and then you unload that into the refrigerator. That’s one of the reasons that I want a meal service, is so that I don’t have to dig through my fridge to find things! I love getting Hello Fresh meals on a monthly basis; it really helps with the month-end rushing around that seems inevitable in our home, and lets us still have delicious, home cooked meals that are easy to make and balanced. It also is a team effort, and there is a fun, novelty-feeling to these so the whole family can jump in! This week, I received coffee rubbed steak tacos, pork Thai meatballs, and chicken paillard.

Here’s the box that the recipes show up in, and I just stick those in the fridge. The meat is separate, so you can put those in the fridge or freezer. Everything is inside this magical box except oil, salt, and pepper, so you don’t need anything but what they send to make a very impressive dinner (also note the SUPER CUTE apron that was in this box!)15033624_10208074100875597_1262702432_n┬áThe Chicken Paillard was a butterflied chicken breast with a chimichurri sauce, sweet potato steak wedges, and a mixed greens salad. This was super easy, and I didn’t think that something so simple would turn out so well!

Chicken Paillard Box


Coffee Rubbed Steak Tacos was next. Hubby was super excited about this steak dinner, but my favorite part was the lime creama. I have started adding this to so many of our recipes since it is really simple but packs oh-so-much flavor. Lime creama has lime juice, lime zest, and sour cream, and is silky-creamy, with a pop of tangy-delicious at the end. Super good!

Coffee Rubbed Steak Tacos Box


This last one was my favorite. The third meal was thai pork meatballs with yakisoba noodles and green beans. This one actually came with a double portion of noodles (to use for “next time”…?). I don’t know why it did, but I was SO excited; we had it for lunch the next day. The pork meatballs were delicious, and had a little kick. The noodles still had some flour on them, and almost seemed hand made. The sauce we have made a couple of times since eating this meal; which brings me to another thing that I love about Hello Fresh. They don’t use “Seasoning Packet #1”, or “Secret Sauce #7”. You literally make just about everything, so you could make it again with the recipe card that they send with your meal!

Thai Pork Meatballs


Overall, I would absolutely recommend the service. Their customer service is exceptional, and they have been very helpful with any kind of account issues that I have had. The meals come when they are supposed to, exactly how I would expect them from going to the grocery store. They are fun to make, and delicious to eat. I don’t think that I will be getting this one on a weekly basis, but on a monthly one is definitely worth it for me. The best part is that they have a great introductory offer running that will give you $40 off of your first box, just by signing up HERE. These run $69 a week for 3 meals for 2 people, and with $40 off the first box, that brings it down to just $29 to try them for a week. That’s cheaper than a drive through for 3 meals, and so much healthier too! Click the image below to get yours today and see what awesome meals are available this week!! (make sure you post your pictures and let me know how they turn out!)