If you know anything about me, you know I don’t cook. Well…that’s changed in the last three months! I bit the bullet and invested in Blue Apron, a meal kit delivery service, back in November, and it changed my life. (This is not sponsored. I wish it was. I really do. But I mean everything I am saying in this post.)
I started off with Blue Apron because all my research showed it was more affordable and the meals were more diverse, but I always knew I was going to try both. I’m here to breakdown how I feel about them. Let’s get started!
General Feelings on Meal Kits
Clearly, I love meal kits. It’s really changed my life, and I know that sounds dramatic, but I promise I’m not. My boyfriend and I don’t have to spend hours talking about what we are going to eat two times a week. I eat a variety of vegetables, carbs, and proteins, and I’m actually motivated to cook when they come to my door. Now I will say, I did have to adjust my grocery budget, but I’ve been spending so much on groceries since eating more at home, that this was really necessary with or without meal kit deliveries. Now, let’s get into the difference between Blue Apron and Hello Fresh, the only meal kits I’ve tried thus far.
Blue Apron was my first choice because when I was initially deciding to do this my research showed it was one of the cheapest options with the most variety. The meals were also a little trickier to make than some of the other boxes.
I really liked Blue Apron. It was $50 a week, and I got two meal kits. I typically made one meal for myself that would feed me for about three meals and one meal for me and my boyfriend.
Blue Apron had a lot of variety ranging from meatloaf to pasta dishes to chorizo. I was making things I didn’t even know existed.
I just finished my first week of Hello Fresh, and I really like it.
It is about $60 a week, and I got three meal kits. I like this option because for just $10 more a week, I get a whole extra meal to cook for myself or me and my boyfriend.
I don’t think the meals are as varied as Blue Apron, but I’m not sure I care about that. I can eat leftovers for days, and prior to getting these meal kits, the only thing I knew how to make was chicken and vegetables.
Will I Stick With It?
For me, I think meal kits are a necessity. I hate grocery shopping, and cooking still isn’t my favorite, but I’m learning. This makes cooking a more enjoyable experience, and I tend to eat more healthily when I have meal kits in the rotation. I’m not sure which option I will stick with as I move forward, but I think they are both great options.