Family cooking

The past four weeks my husband has desciribed his dinners as ‘ coming home to a gourmet restaurant’ and I hate to brag.. but they seriously have been…

So what have I been up to?


I was kindly offered to trial the HelloFresh family box service for four weeks. They claimed to provide fabulous restaurant quality meals without the effort… and it did exactly that! I’m hooked!


I am ashamed to say I was giddy with excitement every week to see what our box contained ( its a bit like Christmas).  Our deliveries were every Tuesday , and the box arrived with four recipe cards, and four matching bags with labels to whichever card. Everything was there, absoutlely everything , and its all  measured out exactly too.. Im not the most confident cook but this is completly fool proof and all you need is a dash of olive oil , nothing else.


Each recipie took an average of 30 minutes to make, and required very little prep, Bertie often liked to help make it too . With the herbs and spices already pre measured in little pots , he could simply tip it into the bowl or pan and feel like he was helping make the tea. The recipe cards were so easy to follow and had photos for each step, you cannot go wrong.


We are so guilty of eating and ordering the same foods each week, we had truly got stuck in a rut. We have now tried new things , discovered new tastes and broadened out palettes. I can honestly say we were not disappointed with one meal and Bertie loved every single one ..  Bonus that they were all Instagram worthy too!

How does it work?

Basically HelloFresh is a fresh food box which is delivered to your door with everything you need to make a set number of meals. The recipe cards are so easy to follow and you literally just take out the allocated bag of ingredients for the meal you’re making and it’s all there ready for you to prepare. There’s a spot of peeling and crushing and chopping, but other than that the preparation is quite minimal.

Each recipe card also tells you how long it will take to cook, so you can decide if you have enough time for each meal which I loved.

You can choose from a classic box, a veggie box and a family box. We tried out the family box which was £64 per box and included four meals for a family of four, and I can tell you the portions are generous too.
I am sooo fussy about my meat , this was my only worry when we signed up  but the meat was all excellent quality, locally sourced and organically produced.

We absolutely loved our Family boxes and I’m going to be honest.. we have extended our subscription. With two young children it has made my life a lot easier and our family dinners so much more enjoyable. I have gained a new found confidence in the kitchen and we are eating a variety of new healthy foods that we all love… so thank you HelloFresh.

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