Sep 242016

I signed up for Hello Fresh about a week and a half ago, have made two of the recipes so far, and really liked both. I like that you can choose from 3 different plans, Vegetarian, Classic or Family. I chose Classic, 5 meals, for 2 people. You can click on their link and check out the plans and recipes.

Some of the recipes are not what I would try on my own, but so far both my son and I are enjoying them.

The first recipe I made was Dukkah-Crusted Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes and Lemony Greens. I loved everything, but my son isn’t a fan of lemon and thought the greens were too lemony.


The second one I made was Rockfish Piccata with Sautéed Spinach, Israeli Couscous, and Lemon Caper Sauce. We both liked it all, and since I don’t like fish much I was surprised that my favorite thing was the fish.



I like that they include prep and total time to prepare, allergy alerts, cooking level, and nutritional values. As far as I can tell for the classic 5 day plan, they give you six different recipes a week, and you get to choose the five you want.


wkendcookingWeekend Cooking is hosted @ Beth Fish Reads

  16 Responses to “Weekend Cooking: Hello Fresh”

  1. I’ve been curious about these food boxes, but I’m still unsure if they’d be right for us. I like the look of both your meals and the recipe cards look very detailed.

  2. You didn’t comment on the price of the meals, compared to purchasing your own food and doing the cooking. In some families the scarce resource is time, in others the scarce resource is money — from other things I’ve read, these packaged meals are good where time is short and money not so much. Your thoughts?

    Personally, I like grocery shopping, so this is not an option that appeals to me.

    best… mae at

    • mae, I didn’t comment on the price of the meals, compared to purchasing your own food because not everyone spends the same amount of money for food each week. Plus, the price of food varies depending on where you live. That’s why I gave the link, so you could check out the recipes, plans, and prices for yourself. For me, the price for 5 meals is not much different than what I would spend on my own for 5 dinner meals.

  3. The rockfish piccata looks delicious! I’ve been curious about these food box services.Hadn’t heard of Hello Fresh. Will have to check out their website.

  4. This is interesting and a worthwhile idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. What a cool idea. I’m up for trying anything once. If I can enter please use my email of:

    Tmculbertson AT gmail DOT com.

    I would pick the vegetarian. I like the recipe cards and that rockfish meal looks great!

  6. I check out weekend cooking every week. I love your blog and go to it first. I would love to enter the contest. The rock fish looks delicious .

  7. we have My Food Bag here but I havne’t tried it yet, Have a great week. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

  8. I can just imagine what the price would be shipping to Hawaii. I really like to look at what’s fresh and pick out my veggies and fish, etc.

  9. I would love to be entered. I’d like to try this.

  10. I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time. Thanks for the chance.

  11. I’ve been wanting to try them for a while!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  12. Hello Vicki! Thank you for sharing your dishes with us. They look really delicious! I like that there are 3 plans as well (Meatless Monday? No problem!). Please enter me in the giveaway. suko95(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you, Vicki!

  13. I would love to try Hello Fresh—thanks for the chance to win!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  14. I keep thinking I should be trying meal delivery. I like cooking but not hunting for recipes and getting all of the ingredients and such.

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