Hello Fresh review Australia – October 2017

Hello Fresh review Australia – October 2017

Since I posted last monthĀ Hello Fresh had upgraded their program so that you can select from a few meal options each week. This is kind of fun, as it gives you a little more control. It’s kinda fun too šŸ™‚

At the moment we are subscribed to the Classic Box, 4 meals per week for two people. The window for choosing your meals or changing your subscription preferences closes on Wednesday night for the week commencing the following Monday.

This week we had have six options to choose from.

You can also see and edit the options available for the following week.

This week’s meals

Now here’s what we ate this week.

Korean beef tacos with speedy pickled onions and garlic aioli

Creamy leek and mustard chicken with mashed potato

Walnut and rosemary crumbed chicken with golden sweet potatoes and chargrilled capsicum relish

Pork and fennel spaghetti bolognese with parmesan cheese

My favourite was the Korean beef tacos, I love tacos!! My second favourite was the pork and fennel spaghetti bolognese. The spaghetti even made enough to have some for lunch the next day. Bonus!

How much does it cost?

  • Classic Box
    • 2 people, 3 meals = $69.95 ($11.66 per person, per meal)
    • 2 people, 5 meals = $109.95 ($11 per person, per meal)
    • 4 people, 3 meals = $124.95 ($10.41 per person, per meal)
    • 4 people, 5 meals = $189.95 ($9.50 per person, per meal)
  • Veggie Box
    • 2 people, 3 meals = $64.95 ($10.83 per person, per meal)
    • 4 people, 3 meals = $109.95 ($9.16 per person, per meal)
  • Family Box
    • 2 adults and 2-3 kids = $139.95 ($8.75 per person, per meal)

If you want to get a discount of $50 off of your firstĀ Hello FreshĀ box, feel free to use my referral code PRINCESSP.

Is it worth it?

A few weeks ago I found out that I have gestational diabetes. So I am actually really grateful forĀ Hello Fresh as it has made it easy to eat healthy and my dietician has been impressed with my diet and blood glucose results usingĀ Hello Fresh.

Hello Fresh Australia – September 2017 review

Hello Fresh Australia – September 2017 review

I’ve been using Hello Fresh for several months now and I love it!

I feel like we have been eating so much healthier and it also takes the stress out of meal planning, especially now that I’m pregnant!! Hooray šŸ™‚

What is Hello Fresh?

Hello FreshĀ promises to deliverĀ ā€œnutritionally balanced recipes based on seasonal farm fresh ingredientsā€ to your front door every week. They haveĀ three different box options ā€“ Classic, Veggie and Family. Iā€™m subscribed to the Classic Box for 2 people, 3 meals per week.

This week’s meals

This week we got the Class Box with three meals for two people option and it included the following dinners:

I really enjoyed all of the meals this week, my favourite was the Korean Beef dish. Although due to being pregnant I didn’t eat the Aioli but it was still tasty. Also in case you are wondering about eating Feta during pregnancy, if it’s pasteurised the latest studies say that it is fine to eat.

How much does it cost?

  • Classic Box
    • 2 people, 3 meals = $69.95 ($11.66 per person, per meal)
    • 2 people, 5 meals = $109.95 ($11 per person, per meal)
    • 4 people, 3 meals = $124.95 ($10.41 per person, per meal)
    • 4 people, 5 meals = $189.95 ($9.50 per person, per meal)
  • Veggie Box
    • 2 people, 3 meals = $64.95 ($10.83 per person, per meal)
    • 4 people, 3 meals = $109.95 ($9.16 per person, per meal)
  • Family Box
    • 2 adults and 2-3 kids = $139.95 ($8.75 per person, per meal)

If you want to get a discount of $30 off of your firstĀ Hello FreshĀ box, feel free to use my referral code PRINCESSP.

Is it worth it?

I really like Hello Fresh, it has simplified my life – I make less trips to the supermarket, don’t have to worry about what’s for dinner and I save money as I’m not meandering around the supermarket as often šŸ˜‰

Lately we’veĀ had a few nights out for birthday parties and I’ve been away for work, so we’ve only been ordering the three meal option. Once we are back to a normal schedule, I might go back to 5 meals. It’s really easy to change your order each week, just make sure to do it before the cut-off on Wednesday the week prior to your order. My orders come on a Monday. I’m not sure if everyone has the same cut-off day though… So you’ll need to double check in your app or when you log on.

 

Hello Fresh Australia – March 2017 review

Hello Fresh Australia – March 2017 review

I’ve been wanting to try Hello Fresh for a while now, but they didn’t deliver to my area. So when I got the brochure in my mailbox to say that they delivered to my area and that the first delivery was free, I was over the moon!!

I decided that seeing as my first box was free to go all out and order the 5 classic meals for 2 people option.

What is Hello Fresh?

Hello Fresh promises to deliverĀ “nutritionally balanced recipes based on seasonal farm fresh ingredients” to your front door every week. They haveĀ three different box options – Classic, Veggie and Family. I’m subscribed to the Classic Box for 2 people, 5 meals per week.

This review is of my second week šŸ™‚ Ā As I wanted to be 100% sure that I wanted to continue with Hello Fresh before paying any money, I signed up for the free box and then went into the profile area and skipped the following week. That way I had time to weigh up whether or not I wanted to pay for the service.

Hello Fresh - 27 March 2017

Favourite meal of the week: Roast Autumn Lamb with Pea & Fetta Salad. I love Sugar Snap Peas, they remind me of holidays in Adelaide as a kid. We used to get them from a green grocer in North Adelaide.

New cooking skills learnt: Surprisingly I learnt a few things when making the burger, as we made an onion jam (it was amazing!) and a cheddar crisp to go in the burger.

The meal I was least excited about: I’m not a big Hokkien Noodle fan, but this meal was actually pretty tasty. I wouldn’t make it again but I wasn’t disappointed.

How much does it cost?

  • Classic Box
    • 2 people, 3 meals = $69.95 ($11.66 per person, per meal)
    • 2 people, 5 meals = $109.95 ($11 per person, per meal)
    • 4 people, 3 meals = $124.95 ($10.41 per person, per meal)
    • 4 people, 5 meals = $189.95 ($9.50 per person, per meal)
  • Veggie Box
    • 2 people, 3 meals = $64.95 ($10.83 per person, per meal)
    • 4 people, 3 meals = $109.95 ($9.16 per person, per meal)
  • Family Box
    • 2 adults and 2-3 kids = $139.95 ($8.75 per person, per meal)

If you want to get a discount of $30 off of your first Hello Fresh box, feel free to use my referral code PRINCESSP.

Is it worth it?

For me – yes! Until I started Hello Fresh I didn’t realise how draining food planning and food shopping was on me. Especially as I wasn’t really doing any great food planning. More like a dash to the supermarket after work, when we were already hungry and we wanted something quick. So it was time consuming and we weren’t really buying the most healthy options šŸ™

I also feel like I’m saving money by using Hello Fresh as it has majorly cut down on my supermarket visits. When I was visiting the grocery store every day or two I was buying a few items each time that I didn’t need. Easter eggs I’m looking at you. Those bags of mini easter eggs, just keep calling to me…

The final plus is that for a long time now I have been wanting to get better at seasonal eating, and this box uses fruit and veggies that are in season. That way I don’t have to create a menu plan that is seasonal as someone else is doing the brain work and shopping for me!

Just a quick note on who Hello Fresh is not for: if you just want to heat up a meal and go, this box is not for you. You still have to do the prep, chopping and cooking. This box has all the goodies in the right amount and the instructions but you still have to do the actual cooking šŸ˜‰