When I’m having a busy month, the last thing I want to do is plan my meals or shop for groceries.
I want to avoid thinking at all cost and never step foot into a grocery store.
When life is hectic, I avoid my local store like the plague. Stores nowadays are too stressful. Why should I waste my time bumping carts or fighting for fresh kale?
So I stopped buying most meals from the grocery store. Insane I know, but between dinner dates with friends or not being hungry some nights, all the anxiety I get from shopping at a store, it's just not worth it.
How do I get the best foods without leaving the house?
Blue Apron meal subscription service to the rescue!
If you’re a working woman who is juggling an intense job, personal life, and trying to be healthy, I suggest you do the same.
Pros of Having a Meal Subscription Service?
The food comes perfectly packaged to your door. Yes, to your door in a box with every ingredient labeled.
Less Planning. If you’re a couple or a single who wants leftovers, BlueApron gives you three perfectly portioned meals.
You choose three meals the week before. It reduces the planning process. Committing to three meals leaves room for flexibility you could still have dinner with friends or go out with your boo.
The produce is fresh. Every item that came in our box was incredibly flavorful. I didn't have to spend time at the grocery store to sort through all of the Avocados. A perfectly ripe Avocado was already in the bag.
Ever heard of a caracara orange? No, well it was the best orange I've had.
BlueApron eliminates waste. When I shop, I overbuy. Your box has every ingredient measured out. I no longer have to buy a celery bunch when I only need two sticks.
It makes experimenting easy. I love cooking, and I love making new foods, but I always limit myself to what’s in the pantry. I don’t want to spend time and money on ingredients that I will only use once. For example, the ponzu sauce in the fridge is creeping to about eight months old with about three uses. I’m sure it will last a lot longer, but after awhile, I will throw it away.
Never over salt again! When I follow a recipe, I tend to add too much or too little altering the dish. With every component pre-measured, it was all smooth sailing.
Easy to follow recipes. I don’t have to be Tom Colicchio to understand what to do. It's fun to cook alone or with my boyfriend. Instant date night! We'll turn on the tunes, pour the wine, and heat the pan!
Delicious Meals. Every meal was freaking tasty yall! I truly enjoyed eating them all. If I had to pick a favorite recipe hook me up with the veggie fried rice, any day.
Vegetable Fried Rice Bowl
Chipotle Vegetable Farro Salad
Baked Ricotta Cannelloni
The box is recyclable. You can either go to the site and print a label to send the box back to Blue Apron. Option 2, read through the detailed instructions on how to recycle all items in the box like the ice packs. It's super convenient and makes you feel a bit better about the world.
Make them again and again! Because you have the recipes, you can remake the dishes whenever you want. I’ve already made the bowls 2x! Once just for me and another time when we had company. They were happy with the meals and excited that they tried something new.
High-quality ingredients. Because they work with 150 farms, they ensure the veggies and fruits are like my dad says, “cream of the crop.” It’s helpful to know the food is sustainably grown and non-GMO. Which I can’t confidently say about the food I buy at the grocery store. Yes, I could investigate every item I buy, but I don't always have the time.
Hold the subscription. It's 100% suitable for travelers. My partner and I are always traveling. It's perfect when we come home and don't have time to shop, but also the week before we leave. Put your subscription on hold for as long as you want.
Finally, $60 bucks for three meals is a steal. To some, that may be outrageous, but knowing exactly where your food comes from and that it's high-quality, is worth it to me.
It's also a huge money saver when you're eating for one. My boyfriend sometimes travels, which means I get to eat dinner and have leftovers for lunch. WIN!
Cons of Meal Food Delivery
You can’t choose every recipe. Every week, there’s a selection of meals for you, but if you want the burger, it may remove the Fried Rice. WOMP!
Although Blue Apron is trying to make all meals accessible to everyone, it’s not possible for them right now.
Finding quality produce is hard. Now that we have had the juiciest orange of our lives, we haven't been able to find a caracara orange as good! This is the same for all ingredients we've had delivered from BA.
Maybe I should move this to the pro section?
My official Blue Apron Review?
Loves it! Especially for those weeks that are more hectic than usual. I also said goodbye to the post-traumatic stress from entering the supermarket. Time to enjoy wine and quality time for the ones I love.
Have you used a subscription food delivery service before? Tell me your experience in the comments below!
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