HelloFresh Solves the Problem of What to Do For Dinner Every Night

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By Diana Ditty, publisher of Macaroni KID Chesapeake, Va. April 1, 2024

Our family is large and busy with five kids and two parents juggling different work, school, and activity schedules. Dinner at our house often defaults to whatever is easy and quick, but this usually means having the same meals over and over. Fresh ingredients don't make it to our dinner table many nights. 

You may have seen the meme floating around social media revealing the harsh reality that one of the hardest parts of parenting is deciding what to make for dinner every night! The solution is easier than you think. 

The author received HelloFresh products and compensation for this article. All thoughts and opinions expressed are her own.

Imagine having restaurant quality, pre-measured ingredients and chef-curated recipes sent right to your door, taking the guesswork out of dinner. I recently tried HelloFresh, America's #1 meal kit, and prepared four different meals with my family. Here are the highlights! 

Thanks to HelloFresh, I didn't have to worry about what to make for dinner for an entire week. When our box of meals arrived, I felt like a burden was lifted, and opening up the HelloFresh box felt like unwrapping a gift! No grocery shopping, no fast food, and no boring meals.

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This was my family's first time trying out a meal kit, so I was excited to get started. I like to know how things have been working for others before I try them, so knowing that HelloFresh delivers over a million meals monthly helped to make my decision an easy one. 

If you feel the same way, keep reading to see how our experience was!

Convenience and Quality

The quality of the ingredients and recipes we received in our meal kit impressed me. I felt like a trusted friend had just shopped at the grocery store, picked out the exact amount of proteins and vegetables needed, and given me recipes for restaurant quality entrees. When it was time to cook dinner, the estimated cooking time listed on the recipe cards proved pretty accurate. About 30 to 45 minutes was all the time I needed to make each delicious meal.

Instead of sacrificing quality for convenience, with HelloFresh meal kits, you can have both!

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Family Friendly Options

When you sign up for HelloFresh, you can choose from over 21 options each week, and you can easily customize the meals by swapping sides or adding proteins to veggie dishes. For families with specific dietary concerns, vegetarian and pescatarian options are easy to find, and allergens are displayed for each recipe. I would love to try their sustainably sourced seafood next time! 

We received four different meals to try as a family:

  • Paprika Chicken in a Lemony Sauce
  • Szechuan Pork Noodle Stir-Fry
  • Southwest Beef Cavatappi
  • Ancho BBQ Burgers

"If I could eat only one meal for dinner every night, I would pick this!" – my 7-year-old, about the Southwest Beef Cavatappi

The variety of meals was a refreshing change for our family. I was afraid my pickier eaters would refuse to try new foods, but I was pleasantly surprised. The chef-curated meals are designed to be family-friendly without being boring. With the meals I received, I was easily able to leave out some ingredients that I knew would make the food too spicy for my little ones.

The problem of deciding what to have for dinner every single night for the rest of your life has been solved. Sign up for HelloFresh and say goodbye to meal planning, expensive restaurant meals, and boring weeknight dinners. 

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