About two weeks before the wedding, my mom gave us a box of HelloFresh and our life was changed forever. I don’t know how I’ve lived this long without it. It’s no secret around here that I can’t really cook. I can make very easy, very simple dishes that usually take two tries before getting it right.
However, HelloFresh has totally changed my world because even I, Hurricane Helen, can do this!
HelloFresh is a company that delivers ingredients and recipes right to your door. All you have to do is whip it up. Each meal takes about 30 minutes so it’s perfect for those of us who work full-time and would be perfectly content just eating Halo Top ice cream every night.
It’s also great for my new marriage. It’s something Stephen and I can do together without wearing ourselves out. Sometimes cooking feels like a chore, but not anymore. We love to make delicious meals very quickly.
So seriously, your box shows up at your house on the day you request it. We usually schedule it for Mondays, and it’s waiting for us when we get home. We have the three meal a week plan for two people, so inside are three boxes-1 for each meal (like the one above) and the recipe book for the week.
Inside each smaller box are your ingredients. The only things that aren’t included are olive oil, butter, salt, and pepper, so you do have to purchase those. Everything else comes perfectly measured out in fun little packets.


Even your fruits and veggies come inside this fun box. They stay fresh in the refrigerator and taste great!


Can you tell we got all new kitchen things for the wedding and are excited to show them off? Our new cutting board set is color coded so you don’t cross-contaminate anything ever. We also have a new knife set so we are no longer chopping vegetables with a butter knife. (Sidenote: we also have a headboard and a toothbrush holder.) We’re so grown up.

It’s so easy to follow the directions. I’m afraid to cook meat because I don’t want to make people sick, so Stephen usually handles cooking the meat and I do the vegetables, sauces, sides, etc. However, if I really wanted to, I could cook the meat because the directions are so easy and simple to follow.


Then at the end of 30 minutes, you have a delicious meal. Last night, we made coffee rubbed steak tacos, but we have also made bayou spiced rockfish with crispy potatoes and succotash, chicken and pineapple quesadillas, beef kofte, and smoky adobo chicken tacos with mango slaw in the past.


Another great thing about HelloFresh is you can plan your calendar! We paused our account during the weeks we were gone for the wedding and picked them back up again when we were home and settled. So you only pay for the weeks you use and don’t let any food go to waste.

I highly recommend this company. They aren’t paying me to write this, I just love everything about this service.

If you want to start using HelloFresh and get DELICIOUS meals delivered to your door every week, you can use my referral code for $40 off your first box: 7MQTF4.

Do you use HelloFresh or another meal delivery service? What has been your experience?


Hel On Heels is an Atlanta-based life and style blog by Helen Gaillet Bailey. Hel On Heels is intended to be a digital magazine written by your best friend.

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