Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blue Apron ~ New Weekly Meal Preparation Service

I recently found out about a weekly meal preparation subscription service, called Blue Apron . I contacted them to see if they would like me to review their service. They generously sent me this box for free, in exchange for my honest feedback.

Each week, Blue Apron sends you a box full of per-portioned ingredients, which will create 3 delicious, gourmet meals. The only ingredients you need to have on hand are salt, pepper & olive oil. Blue Apron provides the rest! Although you don't get to choose your individual meal selections, you can choose between the meat, seafood & poultry box, or the vegetarian box. 

A colorful, easy to follow recipe card is provided for each meal. The meals can be completed in a approximately 35 minutes, and yield 500 to 700 calories per serving. Depending on which option you choose, each meal serves 2, 4 or 6 people.

The cost of Blue Apron is $9.99 per meal, including shipping. So, for 2 people, 3 meals a week, Blue Apron costs $59.94 per week. 4 people, 3 meals a week is $119.88, and 6 people, 3 meals a week is $179.82. You also have an option of several delivery windows.

I absolutely loved this service! I enjoy cooking, but don't really enjoy meal planning, and shopping. Thinking about preparing dinner gives me anxiety some nights, mostly because I have no idea what I'm going to prepare for my husband and two children. On the nights I knew that I had the Blue Apron meals waiting for me, the stress that I normally have concerning preparing dinner ceased to exist! I felt so much more freedom going about my day, because I knew that dinner was already planned out for me.  Everything is perfectly portioned. The only item that I had extra of, was garlic cloves, since they included a whole head.

The meal portions were very generous! My husband and I were able to stretch 2 of the meals for 2 nights!

All the items come packed with ice packs

Everything is individually labeled

My Roasted Chicken Demi-Glace leaked a bit, but I was able to salvage it.

 Jerk-Spiced Chicken with Rice & Beans

This meal made HUGE portions!
 Fresh Fettucelle Bolognese with Baby Heirloom Carrots

Served with Pillsbury Garlic Bread Sticks

Seared Trout with Peach and Arugula Salad

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Nancy said...

Awesome comments! I have been with Blue Apron several weeks and love, love, love it! May you continue to enjoy it as much as I do!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That seems really reasonably priced and everything looks fresh and yummy!

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