I Wanna Stay Home

Hello Fresh!

Sometimes, like now for instance, the “I Wanna Stay Home” chant takes on an added verse: “And I Wanna Have Someone Else Shop for Dinner.” Just cuz, that’s why.

As our good fortune would have it, there are some very clever individuals out there who are all over this concept. Check out https://www.hellofresh.com/howitworks/, which launches leisure to a new orbit with this service.

First off, HelloFresh chefs create recipes. Oh, yes they do — “interesting yet simple,” which is right up our alley. Moreover, the recipes are created with a balanced and varied diet in mind.

Golden! But wait. There’s more: With the recipes, they plan the meals.

Then – and this is where they had us at “hellofresh” – they do the shopping for the meals. They actually go to the store and THEN deliver the pre-measured ingredients to one’s doorstep. Delivery, BTW, is free.

With recipe before you and ingredients on the counter, you can prepare the meal in your own kitchen. Hellofresh promises “no fancy equipment or techniques, and no obscure ingredients.”

Another similar service is provided by 13 companies profiled on http://greatist.com/health/companies-healthy-home-cooking.

Greatist.com says that Blue Apron is a “(for the most part) nationwide delivery service that sends you a box of pre-portioned meal ingredients, with recipes.” Ingredients for three meals for two arrive in a kit that includes step-by-step photos. There are also plans to feed four and six, and there are choices of meat, fish or vegetarian plans.    

The reviewer says because “Blue Apron includes literally everything needed, making dinner is almost as easy as ordering it in, without the guilt.”

We like that. There’s plenty of other stuff to bring on guilt, right? Read more of the review at http://www.thekitchn.com/blue-apron-product-review-198855



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