Everyone is talking about meal kits, and how you can get fresh, pre-portioned ingredients delivered right to your door, along with easy-to-follow recipe cards.

What a great idea! Maybe this was the perfect way for me to get back into cooking home-cooked meals for my husband and I. I used to love cooking, but lately, it's become another chore. Trying to think of new tasty recipes isn't easy, and then standing over the stove all night after a long day at work isn't my idea of fun. Despite our best efforts, we usually end up having something quick and uninspiring to eat.

There is only so much basic pasta a girl can eat! So I decided to try HelloFresh - thanks to my friend for the recommendation! I'm surprised at how dramatically it has changed our lifestyle.

HelloFresh recipes take around 30 minutes, and they're fresh, delicious, and so exciting. It has opened up our palettes to so many new amazing flavours and cuisines. We love all the new recipes that we would never have previously tried. Most recipes I used to cook for us had me chopping vegetables for 20 minutes and spending way too long cooking, but HelloFresh allows me to cook dinner without the stress, and with very little cleanup.

Every HelloFresh meal comes in color-coded paper bags perfectly packed with everything I need for each recipe. They fit neatly in my fridge, and it's ready to go when I'm ready to cook. It has really helped me break the cycle of just grabbing a packet of crisps and plopping on the couch. We get the Classic Plan - 4 dinners each week for 2 people. Depending on your situation, you can customize your meal plan to either 2 or 4 people and 2, 3 or 4 meals per week. HelloFresh also has a veggie and family plan, with family-friendly recipes, so no plate of food goes untouched from fussy eaters.

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I am picky when it comes to veggies; I like them colourful and crispy, and the HelloFresh veggies are just the way I like them — fresh and bright orange carrots, green broccoli, and red tomatoes.

My favourite recipe was the S eared Beef and Potato Mash with Garlic-Rosemary Sauce. As I followed the instructions, I couldn't believe how quick and easy it was! And the beef was surprisingly tender. The recipe for Garlic-Rosemary Sauce was out-of-this-world - just like you'd get in an upmarket Italian restaurant. The creamy mash sealed the deal, and there was even courgette and spinach to add a healthy kick. Altogether it was a wonderful meal, and even the cooking part was fun!

I don't have time to be a gourmet chef or the energy to come up with creative meals, but I want to cook more fresh meals at home and live a more balanced lifestyle, something HelloFresh can help me to accomplish with ease. The quality of the produce is just as fresh as my farmer's market, and their meat is so good too. Plus, their website offers a variety of plans, allowing you to skip or pause your deliveries to fit in with your lifestyle. . Not to mention, you can cancel at any time with their flexible subscription.

Now, both my friend and I can't stop recommending HelloFresh to everyone.

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