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Hello Fresh, Hello Fun, Hello Healthy

Hi everyone! Happy Spring! I have been absent for awhile, things just seemed to get crazy here after Christmas! My sister got married, my new nephew was born (and you KNOW I have had to do some major cuddling), I painted my living room and just LIFE!!  Who doesn’t want to say Hello Fresh, Hello Fun, Hello Healthy food?!
But, I am back and boy do I have the BEST post for you. Guys, I wish someone had shared this with me a long time ago, this is the greatest thing since sliced bread, for real! AND, I have a discount (keep reading, it’s at the end) for you so YOU can try it out for $40 off your first shipment!! THAT’S RIGHT, $40 off!!! That is an amazing discount and I can tell you it is WELL worth what you will pay. so, read this post then GO get your Hello Fresh! shipment on it’s way. p.s. you can cancel at ANY time.

I got my first Hello Fresh! shipment this week and the timing could NOT have been better, I had a much needed reunion with my best friend to celebrate my birthday (which was in February, just shows how busy we both have been), and then Sunday was spent at a volleyball tournament with my daughter, so no grocery trip for me, which is always a bad move because I try to maintain a pretty healthy diet and when I don’t have healthy food, like all of us, I eat what IS there!  BUT this week I was saved by Hello Fresh!!
Here is the wonderful box that arrived RIGHT TO MY DOOR!

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The box is lined with insulated packing material and includes several still frozen ice packs, and guys, I live in the middle of NOWHERE!  Everything that was supposed to be cold was still cold.

Inside the box, everything is packaged in neat little boxes identifying which recipe it belongs with, also great to stick in your fridge if needed, you can identify them easily!

All nicely packed in the insulated box!
All nicely packed in the insulated box!
My first attempt will be the Salmon en Papillotte! Everything I need is right here, except the Salmon which was packed with many ice packs in another part of the box!
My first attempt will be the Salmon en Papillote! Everything I need is right here, except the Salmon which was packed with many ice packs in another part of the box!

Ok, full disclosure here, I am an adequate cook, this is not my first time following a recipe.  However, this was SOOOO easy, the recipe card gives you instructions in the order you need to do them so that everything is ready at exactly the same time, I really think even the most novice cook would have an easy time creating this fabulous meal!

They give you a great overview of what is in your box for the week!
They give you a great overview of what is in your box for the week!
This is the recipe card, so easy to follow and you can keep it and make this great recipe again!
This is the recipe card, so easy to follow and you can keep it and make this great recipe again!

It absolutely did not take me any longer than the 30 minutes stated on the card to make this, and most of that time was simple chopping of herbs, onion and zesting the lemon!  Easy Peasy!

And finally, this is what I ended up with:

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I cannot express to you how delicious this was (and I am NOT a big fan of salmon normally, but I cleaned my plate).  There was MORE than enough food for my daughter and I, we were STUFFED by the end of the meal, and even had some cous cous left over.

The other thing I loved about this is it prevented me from making unhealthy choices at the grocery store, I wasn’t there picking up chips and dip and cookies because I was hungry.  Every meal in this box is healthy and includes great fresh veggies!

You can order for 4 servings or 2, I ordered 2 since that is what I was cooking for.  You can also specify a vegetarian menu if you would like.  I am not getting paid to tell you all this, I am just so impressed with this service and why not share a discount with you all????  IF you don’t like it or don’t want to continue, you can cancel at any time.

NOW, get on over to Hello Fresh!!  Use code VXTXJP  at checkout and get $40 off your first box!

I will answer any questions you might have, just ask 🙂

Have YOU tried a service like this before?  What did you think?

Happy Wednesday!

xoxo

Heidi

 

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  • Darcy from A Memory of Us

    That’s good it was easy to follow! I’ve always wondered how skille dyou need to be to do these haha
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    • http://www.heidnspeak.com heidikate73@yahoo.com

      Darcy,
      The directions were very simple and none of the meals took longer than 30 minutes from start to plate!! ALso, we found that it was enough for about 3 servings rather than 2!!