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Managing to get a homemade dinner on the table is hard enough if you’re only cooking for yourself. But if you’re cooking for the whole family? Good luck. Between shopping, prepping, and getting food on the table, it’s practically a full-time job.

Thankfully, meal services like Hello Fresh take the majority of the work out of the equation, allowing you to focus on cooking, instead of finding recipes, shopping, and prepping. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the Hello Fresh for families meal plan.

The Hello Fresh Meal Plan for Families

Hello Fresh offers three different meal plans, including one that caters especially to families.

Each week, Hello Fresh customers can choose from up to fifteen different menu options (the family plan offers nine options.) Within that menu, you’ll find delicious meals that cater to several different diets, including low calorie and low carb.

Here’s how the family plan breaks down:

  • Two recipes per week with four servings each: $5.37 per serving
  • Three recipes per week with four servings each: $5.82 per serving

There’s usually a shipping charge of $6.99 for each box, but Hello Fresh regularly waves that shipping charge as part of one of their promotions.

Benefits of Hello Fresh

Of course, the main benefit of Hello Fresh is that they provide delicious meals that make it easy for anyone to enjoy a homemade meal. But, there’s plenty of additional benefits beyond the food.

Meal kit services like Hello Fresh help save a great deal of time. In the past, you’d have to spend time putting together recipes, doing your grocery shopping, and prepping your ingredients before you could even get started on the meal. Hours later, you’d have something on the table.

With Hello Fresh, all of the shopping and prep is done for you. All you’ll need to do is unpack the ingredients, follow the recipes, and enjoy a delicious meal.

There’s also the added benefit of sustainability. From the box itself down to the ice packs, everything you receive from Hello Fresh is recyclable. Plus, since every meal is perfectly pre-portioned, there’s no wasted food. Hello Fresh also works closely with ethical farmers and herders to ensure that every piece of produce or protein you receive is handled with the utmost care.

Altogether, Hello Fresh helps you to get a delicious meal on the table for your family in less time, with the added benefit of reducing your impact on the earth.

Our Experience with the Hello Fresh Family Plan

My family got together to decide on the menu options we wanted to try and placed our first order. A few days later, our first Hello Fresh box arrived.

Everything was beautifully packaged and arrived safe and sound. I unpacked each ingredient and started looking forward to that week’s dinners. Mind you; I haven’t looked forward to cooking dinner in ages.

Each of the three meals we tried was delicious in their own way, here’s our experience with the meals we tried:

Sesame Beef Tacos

What household doesn’t love tacos? Ours sure does, so we went right for the sesame beef tacos with pickled vegetables and spicy crema for night one.

At first, I was expecting this dish to be a bit of an undertaking. It seemed fairly complex. To my surprise, I had this delicious meal on the table in under a half hour.

The beef was tangy, spicy, and delicious, and the pickled vegetables added an extra zing that really took these tacos to the next level. The dish was delicious to the point where I was impressed that it came from my kitchen!

Sesame Beef Tacos

Cherry Balsamic Pork Chops

The cherry balsamic pork chops with roasted potatoes and broccoli caught our eye as well, so we gave that menu item a shot on the next night.

For me personally, I’ve never managed to cook a pork chop properly in my life. I start on the right path, and before I know it, the pork chop is dry, overcooked, and hardly appetizing. Thanks to the folks at Hello Fresh, I’m happy to report that even I was able to come up with a delicious and juicy pork chop for that night’s dinner.

This recipe came together in about a half hour, and every aspect of it was delicious. The tart cherry jam added a sweet punch that made this dish one of our favorites.

Cherry Balsamic Pork Chops

Bacon Caprese Chicken

Of all the dishes we chose, this was the most involved. But, we couldn’t resist how delicious it sounded, so we buckled down and prepared to give the bacon Caprese salad our best shot.

It took about forty-five minutes to get this meal onto the table, and once it was finished, we were rewarded with a hearty and delicious dish that really sticks to your ribs. Best of all, at just over 700 calories per serving, it’s also a healthy option.

Of all the dishes we tried, this was our clear favorite. It had such a deep flavor, and each ingredient played off one of the other ingredients, making for a really delicious meal.

bacon Caprese salad

Final Thoughts

Meal kit services like Hello Fresh make it easy for people to take back control of their time while still getting a delicious meal on the table. Thankfully, the Hello Fresh for families plan delivers delicious ingredients and recipes that even the clumsiest of home chefs can make.

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