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Dinner Made Easy Thanks To #HelloFresh

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I love when groceries are delivered right to my doorstep. Don’t you? I mean no need to spend extra money and time driving to the store to pick out all the ingredients for 3 dinners… instead have it delivered right to you. You can still exercise your cooking skills, but with less time spent shopping! Oh and even better… no menu planning required! 

I’m the first to admit if I don’t have a game plan I’m lost during the week. Most week days I’m warn out from cooking all weekend that I have very little energy to cook dinner (even though I still manage to cook dinner every night it sometimes is with a little less vigor)! And menu planning… blah! I loved trying out HelloFresh. It gave me three new recipes that I know I wouldn’t have normally cooked had it not been sent to my door. The box is sent over night in a cooler pack and filled with everyone you would need to cook the meal (sans olive oil, butter, and cooking utensils)! You also get three detailed photo recipe cards that show you what your final product should look like as well as ingredients, nutritional facts, and instructions with photos. Meals can be tailored for vegetarians, couples, or a family of up to 6!

Beef & Broccoli Rabe Tostada with Arugula from #hellofresh

First up, Beef & Broccoli Rabe Tostada with Arugula. Unique dish that I would have never thought to make. By utilizing tortillas you get the tostada base. I would have never thought to mix ground beef with broccoli rabe! It was so good! And of course you can always add your own twist on it. Since I know my husband is a saucy person I drilled a little sour cream on top of his tostada and he loved it (oh and removed the walnuts he isn’t a fan of nuts in his food).

Beef & Broccoli Rabe Tostada with Arugula from #hellofresh

Beautiful colors to this meal and perfect for a quick dinner!

Beef & Broccoli Rabe Tostada with Arugula from #hellofresh

These would even be great as an appetizer while entertaining. Its like a salad and tostada in one!

Salmon Fillets with Cashew Crust from #hellofresh

Next up, I made my neighbor Salmon Fillets with Cashew Crust. She is currently watching what she is eating and its been really hard for me to not share dinners with her. I’m a feeder by nature–that is my job in life! But this was 598 calories (the lowest calories of all three meals), and I knew this would be a treat for her.

Salmon Fillets with Cashew Crust from #hellofresh

First off I’ll say that I would never think to pair salmon with red sauce and lentils all in the same dish. But honestly… it all worked beautifully together! She also loved the crunch of the cashews!

Salmon Fillets with Cashew Crust from #hellofresh

Of course a little fresh basil never hurts anyone… right?

Turkey Polpette with Basil Tomato Sauce from #hellofresh

Lastly, we had Turkey Polpette with Basil Tomato Sauce on our third night. I’m the first to admit ground turkey at times can creep me out. Don’t get me wrong. I love turkey, but in the ground form… it gives me the heebee-jeebees. I was a little reluctant to want to make this dish, but I knew my husband would probably enjoy it. So I made it and he did… he loved it! Honestly this meal took me less than 30 minutes to make. Who knew you could make fresh meatballs and pasta so quickly!

Turkey Polpette with Basil Tomato Sauce from #hellofresh

Of course seasoning the ground turkey is really key in this dish… The last thing you want is bland meatballs.


#HelloFresh Delivery Review from

So what do you think of this service? Want to get your own HelloFresh box?

Use KATIESCUCINA30 at checkout and receive 30% off the first order of a HelloFresh subscription. (The code does not have an expiration date.)

Keep in mind that HelloFresh only ships to select states in the eastern part of the U.S. For a full listing, please refer to this webpage:

HelloFresh provides the convenience of serviced cooking at home. In less than 30 minutes, you can have meals designed by a nutritionist and discover new ingredients and dishes from around the globe.

Each week you can choose 3 out of 5 options, leaving out what you do not like. There is also a great variety in vegetarian meals every week, going well beyond just regular tofu. If you’re looking to eliminate the hassle of grocery shopping from your already packed schedule and experience quality time cooking together with your loved ones, then HelloFresh is for you.

Think of HelloFresh as your private sous chef! Visit to join the 200M people in 20 eastern states in the U.S. (and beyond) receiving these meals.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HelloFresh.


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4 Responses to “Dinner Made Easy Thanks To #HelloFresh”

  1. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife posted on March 5, 2013 at 12:46 pm (#)

    I’ve looked at these before! I love the idea! My husband would love those Salmon Fillets, I’ll have to look into their service a bit more!

    • Katie replied on March 6th, 2013 at 11:38 am

      With the coupon, Angie, it makes it even more affordable! Its a great service! Super convenient, too!

  2. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious posted on March 5, 2013 at 6:13 pm (#)

    This looks so convenient! I checked it out and the price isn’t terrible either… especially with the coupon. I was honestly expecting them to be quite a bit more.

    • Katie replied on March 6th, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Lauren–I know Jon and I were talking about it and did the math and its actually a really good deal! BIG time saver too!

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