Moving into our own place and having our own kitchen has brought out my love for cooking and baking again. I love trying out new recipes and spending time in the kitchen preparing meals so I was stoked to try out Blue Apron (a symbol of lifelong learning —> chefs that are in training wear blue aprons).
It was crazy easy for me to set up an account and choose a day for them to deliver the food to our apartment. You can check out the menu each week and choose what you would like according to your dietary preferences. Each meal (per person) that they send out is between 500-700 calories and it lists the calories for each meal on the recipe card.
You can choose for them to send servings for 2, 4 or 6 people per meal and they send three meals a week. Shipping is always free (they ship to 80% of the country.. you can see where they ship to HERE) and they charge $9.99 per person per meal. Also, you can skip or cancel the service at any time—> I feel like that shows how confident they are in their product because they don’t tie you into a contract or purchasing a certain number of weeks of meals.
Everything was delivered right to my door in the perfect proportions for me and the Brookers.
The food came in refrigerated boxes so even if you aren’t home when it is all delivered it will stay fresh until you get home. Everything is farm-fresh from local suppliers. All of the veggies/fruit were very bright and flavorful and the bread was super soft and fresh. I love the fact that I didn’t have to go to the grocery store for anything. Carrying a two year old and a bunch of groceries to my apartment isn’t my favorite thing to do. This was incredibly convenient.
It is also so nice to get the exact amount of food that you need (even for things like soy sauce or sesame oil). With just two of us it is easy for me to buy way too much and have some items go to waste and so I loved that we were able to get exactly what we needed.
Each box comes with recipe cards for each meal with easy to follow steps.
I love that they include pictures of what each step should look like too. I feel like I learned a lot of new cooking tips and techniques through these recipes.
The thing that I loved most about trying Blue Apron out was that it got me to really branch out and make things that I have never made before. All three meals that I made were meals that I have never made anything even similar to. Added bonus—> Each of the three meals took me 35 minutes or less to prepare.
We both loved the Pan-Seared Cod and I felt pretty cool for making such a pretty dish:)
I loved learning new techniques like pickling grapes in white wine vinegar—> these were so so good.
Vietnamese-Style “Shaking” Beef with Lime-Jasmine Rice & Dressed Plum. This rice was amazing and I loved the plum and beef combination.
We also LOVED the Mexican-Style Turkey Burger with Warm Corn & Tomato Salad. I could eat this meal a few times a week and be happy. I can definitely see how Blue Apron would be super addicting because they have so many amazing recipes to try and they constantly have new recipes coming out. All of their meal pictures make me drool a little. They also have an awesome COOKBOOK!
I love that Blue Apron allows you to enjoy all of the best parts about making a meal—> the cooking and the eating part:) I didn’t have to search for amazing recipes (they sent them right to me), go to the store for ingredients or figure out the right proportions for just two people.
We both loved trying new things (ummm I usually cook the same 5 meals over and over again so we needed to get out of my cooking rut) and I honestly really enjoyed the taste of each meal. I also loved watching Brooke try and experience different flavors and foods.
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This post was sponsored by Blue Apron!