My coworker/friend sent me a free Blue Apron box, so I figured I would give it a shot! You still have to sign up with your card in order to get the free box, but you can cancel at any time, or even just skip weeks too. This is similar to other delivery services, such as Hello Fresh and Home Chef.
So, here’s the scoop. You get one box delivered each week with 3 meals in it. You can choose which package you would like, family or 2 person. I chose the 2 person package. You then pick which day you would like the meals to be delivered on, and also choose if you would like to omit certain proteins, or you can choose a vegetarian option. You can edit the meals you receive before they ship them, which is also a nice perk.
Each delivery for the 2 person package comes with 3 meals, with enough food for 2 people, large recipe cards, and all of the ingredients which are nicely portioned and labeled, including spices and oils needed in the recipe. The only thing you may need is salt and pepper and olive oil, which I always have on hand anyway. The meals are usually about 30-40 min cooking times with about 10 min of prep time involved.
What I liked best about the meals is being able to cook with my fiance and follow along on the recipe together. I give him a job to do while I start on another one. We typically cook together often, but the dishes we make from Blue Apron are a little more involved than what we normally cook at home, so I liked the extra time spent together in the kitchen.
Another thing I like is that the dishes aren’t typical dishes we would make at home, so it is nice to change things up every once in a while.
So, the price you may ask, $59.94 per week. This seems like a lot, but if you break it down per person, per meal, that works out to be $9.99 per meal per person. This is less than what you pay to go out to dinner, so I figured it is worth it once in a while.
One more great thing about Blue Apron is the packaging they use in their deliveries, almost everything is recyclable. They have a foil liner and ice pack that I thought I just had to throw out each time and thought it was a big waste. On their site, they tell you exactly how to dispose of everything in the boxes! I am a huge recycler, so I love this!
Here is a list of the meals I have received so far:
Steak & Eggs with Kimchi Fried Rice –one of my favorites so far!!
Chicken Fried Chicken with Baked Sweet Potato & Collard Greens
Dukkah-Spiced Cod with Warm Beet, Carrot & Arugula Salad
BBQ-Spiced Salmon & Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds with Arugula, Apple & Walnut Salad
Fresh Fettuccine Pasta with Porcini Mushroom Bolognese
Asparagus & Arugula Pesto Pizza
I have a fairly picky Fiance and he loved every dish we made from Blue Apron! I was actually shocked that he liked them so much, especially when some of the meals had ingredients in it that I know he doesn’t like. I love having the option to skip weeks, so we will be doing 1-2 weeks a month, which should be just enough.
To find out more information, or to order Blue Apron yourself-
Check out their website at https://www.blueapron.com