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How HelloFresh Makes My Meal Prep Easy Amid the Busy Holiday Season

Paige Bennett
ByPaige BennettDec 27, 2022


HelloFresh Lemony Spaghetti With Brussels Sprouts

POV: The holidays are coming to a close, but after weeks of cooking family-sized feasts and enough cookies to feed the neighborhood, you can’t bare the thought of meal planning or spending hours in the kitchen. Still, you know you want to put together some fulfilling meals for your household rather than ordering in… again.

Enter HelloFresh, a tried-and-true favorite here at MSA. From meal planning to prepping to getting dinner on the table, HelloFresh makes every step of the process simple. It’s been the key to getting me through the days and weeks following holiday celebrations.

No meal planning, no problem

I’ve planned out what holiday cookies to bake and what foods to feast on with loved ones during holiday gatherings. While that planning, cooking, and baking can be joyous and filled with love, it leaves me feeling pretty depleted for meal prep after the gatherings are over. After the winter holidays are over, I’m ready to kick back and relax, not spend a bunch more time deciding what to make for every meal.

HelloFresh takes care of this chore for me. Instead of planning out ingredients and meals, I can select from dozens of meal options each week to suit my household. There are fan-favorite staples as well as new, seasonal options, so I won’t have any trouble finding delicious options that won’t keep me from feeling bored.

bag of ingredients in HelloFresh box

Meals are quick and easy to prepare

After several weeks of traveling, gathering with loved ones, and spending hours prepping feast-worthy meals and baked goods, I’ve hit a breaking point. I definitely crave spending a little more time relaxing before the hustle and bustle of the new year hits, but I still need to get some fulfilling meals on the table.

Thankfully, HelloFresh offers many meals that take under 45 minutes to make, and there’s even a Quick and Easy plan option with meals that take 30 minutes or less. Plus, with easy-to-follow recipe cards, I don’t have to spend much time figuring out what to do next after prepping my veggies or cooking my grains.

HelloFresh Maple Carrot Power Bowls

Variety is the spice of life with HelloFresh

While I don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen right now, I still want my meals to feel like something to look forward to. I could get by in this weird span of time leading up to and following the new year with PB&Js or bagged salads from the grocery store, but I’d rather have meals that I’m actually excited to eat.

HelloFresh meal options change every week. One week, I can dig into Lemony Spaghetti With Brussels Sprouts and Maple Carrot Power Bowls, while the next week I can be enjoying Sweet Corn & Green Pepper Chowder and Garden Spinach Ricotta Ravioli. Plans offer two to six recipes per week, and the three-recipes-per-week plan is ideal for my household (especially since I find many of the recipes make enough for leftovers!).

Breakfast and lunch options make my entire week a breeze

HelloFresh offers some excellent dinner options, but it also has breakfast, brunch, and lunch recipes that I like to add to my orders, too. Lunch options often come together in just 10 to 15 minutes, so I don’t spend my entire lunch break cooking.

In addition to tasty dinner options (which make for great leftovers), I can also find quick, filling, and delicious breakfasts, brunches, and lunches like Apple, Ricotta & Hot Honey Toasts With Arugula Walnut Salad, Sun-Dried Tomato & Cuke Sandwiches, or the Lemon-Ricotta Dutch Baby.

HelloFresh ingredients and meal kits on kitchen counter

Meals are affordable and convenient

After the rush of the holidays, HelloFresh brings a big sigh of relief for me. Not only can I make meals in about 30 minutes, but I also don’t have to blow my already-stretched budget (I may have gone overboard with holiday gifting, oops!) with this meal delivery kit. Plus, it arrives straight to my door — no grocery shopping required

By signing up for HelloFresh through MSA, you can score a whopping 22 free meals, plus free shipping and a few surprise gifts to boot. Sign up today to score the best deal and take some stress out of your post-holiday meal planning and prepping!

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HelloFresh is a popular meal kit delivery service and subscription that takes the guesswork out of planning and prepping home-cooked meals. Feed your family or just yourself with quality pre-portioned and fresh ingredients, and easy-to-follow recipes that you can choose week by week. No grocery s... read more.

Paige Bennett
Paige Bennett
Based in Los Angeles, Paige equally loves to explore her surroundings and cozy up at home. When it comes to subscription boxes, she's obsessed with all things food, fitness, fashion, beauty, and home goods (especially candles!). When she isn't writing for MSA, Paige also creates content for Insider, HomeAdvisor, EuroCheapo.com, Eat This, Not That!, and more.