Fresh & Healthy Meals Delivered from Blue Apron

I love to eat healthy meals with fresh ingredients. Trouble is, I don’t like to cook. I am the cleaner in my family and my husband usually does the cooking. When the folks at Blue Apron reached out to me to try their service, I was a bit reluctant. Since I’ve heard such good things about them from my friends, I decided to give it a try.

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Setting Up an Account

The minimum plan on Blue Apron is three meals per week. The current rate is $60. I figured this wasn’t bad to replace a meals where my husband and I might dine out and spend at least that.

Blue Apron says these meals are meant to feed two people, but some of our meals could have easily fed more, especially if we added something extra to the meal like a salad. You can also opt for plans that feed four to six people.

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Each week, there are 6 meals to choose from on the regular plan and 4 on the family plan.

You can select vegetarians option or opt out of any meat that you may not like or just don’t feel like for a given week. I am not a picky eater so I opted to try anything.

Blue Apron will automatically sign you up for weekly deliveries, but you can cancel at any time. You just need to provide about a week’s notice. You can also skip weeks if you are not going to be home or just want to take a break.

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Delivery Service

You select from a number of delivery windows, on Monday through Friday. You can also leave special delivery instructions in case you are not home to accept the package. Our package was left in the shade next to our garage door.

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The box is quite big, but that is mostly because it has a lot of padding and cold packs to ensure everything stays fresh. All of the ingredients are clearly labeled. Each meal has an step-by-step instruction card and there is also an information card for the ingredient of the week. Our week was mushrooms.

Time to Cook

As I mentioned, each meal comes with a large recipe card. The front has a photo of what your meal should look like when you are done. The back of the card has step-by-step instructions with photos as well. As a visual learner, this really helped me.
This is the way I was meant to cook! It was delightful to have everything ready to go. There was no measuring involved. The only items I needed from my own pantry were olive oil, salt and pepper.

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I also loved getting the family involved in the process. My daughter made one of the meals nearly by herself. She was so excited to help.

With fresh ingredients and recipes that are typically only 500-800 calories, these are healthy meals I LOVE! I have saved the recipe cards because who knows; maybe I’ll try to so recreate the meals on my own some day. I’ll probably just order more from Blue Apron.

What do you think? Would you try a meal delivery service like Blue Apron? If you have, what has been your experience?

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Fresh & Healthy Meals Delivered from Blue Apron

Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 25 Comments

    1. Jenn

      Give it a try! I will surely be ordering again.

  1. Jenna Wood

    We don’t regularly subscribe to Blue Apron, but about once every 6 or so weeks we log in and grab a meal plan as a treat. It is so much fun to discover new cooking techniques and dishes!

    1. Jenn

      Good idea to order on occasion.

  2. Robin Masshole Mommy

    My best friend gets this subscription and is always making the awesomest meals. I invite myself to her house as much as possible!!

    1. Jenn

      There you go. Take advantage of someone else’s subscription. LOL!

  3. Jeanette

    I need to do this! I hate figuring out what to make every night this would be perfect for me.

    1. Jenn

      It’s really fun at least to try.

  4. Shauna

    You know, I have heard some great things about Blue Apron. There are so many days that I am just done with trying to figure out what to prepare. This would be so awesome to check out

    1. Jenn

      Definitely. I love that it’s all done for you.

  5. I’ve been giving Blue Apron some serious thought. I am so busy. A service like this could really make my life easier.

  6. Jennifer

    Oh, I definitely want to try this. I hate to cook, so having meals delivered sounds like Heaven to me!

  7. Amy Desrosiers

    The most alluring thing about Blue Apron is that I would learn how to make some unique and gourmet dishes.

  8. Mandie Stevens

    I love gourmet foods.I’ve been on the fence about ordering. Everything looks really good. I need to see if I can switch out meals, we don’t eat pork or red meat.

  9. Kelly Hutchinson

    You had me at home delivery! I would love chef inspired meal brought to my home. What a great luxury.

  10. Kathy

    I have heard so many amazing things about Blue Apron. I haven’t had the chance to try them out yet though. It looks like they have some great healthy foods too. I love that it’s delivered to your door as well.

  11. I have heard so many great things about Blue Apron! I would really love to check it out for myself.

  12. Barb W.

    I love subscription meal services and experimenting with new dishes! Haven’t tried Blue Apron yet, but sure looks like I need to!

  13. Jennifer Williams

    I have been wanting to look into their services. I wonder if they have it so you can just skip a week or two a month. I want something that will give me a break from trying to figure out dinner and yet not be as frequent. Love that they focus on healthier meals and ave vegan options.

  14. Janis

    I’ve heard very good things about Blue Apron. In fact, I’m already looking into this for my mom who doesn’t get out much to grocery shop but still cooks for herself.

  15. Ann Bacciaglia

    This would be fantastic for me. I will have to see if it is available in my area.

  16. Elizabeth Lampman

    These meals look so delicious. I would love to try this out. I will have to tell my friends about this.

  17. Dawn Lopez

    I’ve never tried a service like Blue Apron before but it sounds like fun! I love to try new, fresh recipes and it would be great to have all the ingredients ready to go.

  18. Aimee Smith

    I so wish Blue Apron delivered to my area! I only hear such amazing things from everyone about them!

  19. Janeane Davis

    It is great that this company provides raw ingredients that you can cook at home and make delicious meals. I hate shopping and would really like a service like this.

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