At the Everygirl, we’re all for cooking at home as much as possible because it’s healthier and cheaper than eating out. But we’re just as guilty as anyone about being too busy and tired some weeks to add meal planning and grocery shopping to our long list of to-dos. With the start of a new year, we’re challenging ourselves to try new solutions for busy weeknight meals and to shake up our cooking routine. That’s why we love learning about meal-delivery services like Blue Apron.
With Blue Apron, you sign up to receive three meals a week and a big box of fresh ingredients—packaged in exactly the right proportions—arrives at your door. Simple, step-by-step recipe cards walk you through how to prepare delicious, chef-designed recipes that are ready in 40 minutes or less.
Blue Apron is a great way to learn new recipes and get out of your dinner rut of making the same old dishes or turning to take out. Best of all, it’s convenient and easy, which is what we need! And did we mention delicious?
We tested the Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup and found it perfect for a cold winter night with its authentic, spicy flavors. The same week, we also tried Pulled Chicken Tacos and Beef Bolognese. All three recipes were far more interesting than defaulting to scrambled eggs, yet again. We also love that Blue Apron catalogues all their recipes online—the Kale & Butternut Squash Lasagna and Blood Orange Roasted Salmon definitely make us want to place another order stat.
In terms of cost, the basic plan is reasonable at $9.99 per person per meal. Blue Apron definitely gets our vote for busy weeks when we want to get a healthy meal on the table without much effort.
Interested in trying it out for yourself?
This post is sponsored by Blue Apron but the opinions herein are those of The Everygirl editorial staff.