These days, it seems like all I have time to do is work, see my friends, and nothing else. So, of course, by the time I get home, I only have the effort to eat a quick sandwich or just order take-out. Although I love takeout and look forward to it each night, I didn't realize how expensive it could get. I can't even begin to explain my credit card bills.
So, in an effort to save money, eat healthier, and actually use my kitchen, I decided to give meal kit delivery services a try. But how could I pick the right one? After a few days of weighing my options, I realized that there was probably no better service to go with than one of the OG's –HelloFresh.
Aside from it being one of the most popular services, HelloFresh is simple and perfect for someone who is looking for affordable, chef-quality, and nutritious meals. It also comes in pre-portioned packages so I know I won’t make too much food and either eat it all at once or let it go to waste. And if I’m out of town for a week or two, I can easily skip a delivery.
Here's how HelloFresh saves me time as a busy working millennial:
NO MORE TRIPS TO THE SUPERMARKET
Although I used to find actual joy in going to the supermarket, it has now become a daunting task as I have to fight my way through to get whatever products I want to buy. And can we talk about how frustrating it is when what you want is out of stock? On top of the hour I have to spend at the store, it takes another half hour (or more) to lug everything onto the bus and then up a bunch of stairs before I can get the groceries home. By the time I'm done, I feel like I need a nap. With HelloFresh, all I have to do is pick out the meals I want for the week and everything I need gets sent straight to my door.
To save even more time, I can opt for Quick and Easy meals that take less than 30 minutes to make. And since all the ingredients come pre-portioned and occasionally already prepped, it truly does take way less time than ordering takeout. And not only that but because I live by myself, I can make two servings of the same meal and have leftovers for the next day. And the next day's meal is already taken care of!
SAY GOODBYE TO ENDLESS SCROLLING AND WAITING FOR DELIVERY
If you're anything like me, even when you're ordering food, it takes way too long. There are days when I know what I want to order but there are other days when I can spend a good 40 minutes scrolling through various food delivery apps to make a decision on what I want. On top of that, I also have to wait for the delivery person, who can sometimes take another hour to deliver my food. So instead of wasting so much time trying to get dinner, I can simply whip up a HelloFresh recipe in 30 minutes or less.
LESS TIME RESEARCHING FOR SUSTAINABLE VENDORS
These days, we all want the best and want to know that our food is coming from a sustainable source. Instead of going to several markets to find responsibly sourced products, HelloFresh does it all for you. That's time that you're saving on actually going to the store and the time you spend researching where to go and what to get. According to their website, they get to know their suppliers far beyond what you read on the label, visiting supplier facilities in person to ensure they meet their standards. Not only that, but they create less food waste because everything they send is perfectly portioned. They are also the first global carbon-neutral meal-kit company.
Whether you're a single millennial like me or a busy mom, HelloFresh will definitely help you get back the hour or two it could take you to cook, as well as the time spent going to the store. Plus, it actually saved me money. So if you're interested in getting nutritious, home-cooked meals from box to table in 30 minutes or less, HelloFresh is the answer.