Chinese Five Spice Shrimp with Coconut Rice: I got a fun package in the mail, one that I want to share with you! A box of fresh ingredients and cooking instructions, from Blue Apron, a company dedicated to the same purpose as we are: To help you get healthy homemade dinners on your table.
It can be tricky to feed our families a wholesome meal each night.
I know it might seem like I couldn’t possibly understand, since our business is all about food. Yet even with the know-how and best intentions, there are nights I walk in the door with armfuls of kid clutter, hours of homework-duty ahead, and no idea what I’m going to serve my family for dinner.
It happens. Often.
Last week I received a box from Blue Apron, a company created to make it easier on you to cook and share a meal around your family table.
Blue Apron is a service that provides you with:
- Farm-fresh ingredients
- Easy to follow chef-designed recipes with step-by-step photos
Eliminating the need for you to meal plan, grocery shop, and measure out portions. You simply open the box, and start cooking!
My first Blue Apron box had two dinners in it: Chinese Five Spice Shrimp with Coconut Rice, and Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Meatballs.
You can see the fresh and healthy ingredients for the Chinese Five Spice Shrimp with Coconut Rice above.
All I had to do was chop a few perfectly-portioned veggies and follow the quick cooking instructions to create a hot zesty meal for my family.
Each Blue Apron recipe takes less than 40 minutes to prepare from start to finish.
My family LOVED the Chinese Five Spice Shrimp with Coconut Rice, and I loved that Blue Apron did all the thinking for me. I was able to enjoy the cooking process, and offer up something homemade, without the rush at the grocery store.
Blue Apron ships to more than 80% of the country. Meal kits come in a refrigerated box so that they stay cool and fresh, even if they sit on your doorstep for several hours.
To start receiving dinner kits from Blue Apron, simply click to the weekly menu and place an order. (I’ve been eyeing the Lamb and Beef Shawarma and the Bouillabaisse-Style Fish Stew!)
Your box of fresh ready-to-cook meals will show up on your door step, so you can still have a home-cooked dinner on a hectic day. Meal kits are designed for families of 2 or 4 and can be adjusted to meet certain dietary restrictions.
Because Blue Apron meals are portioned out for you, there is very little waste. You don’t have to worry about leftover cilantro or mushrooms rotting in the back of the fridge.
The portioned ingredients can save you money as well, since you are only paying for groceries you are actually going to use within the week… and shipping is always free!
I was really impressed with my Blue Apron cooking experience. Blue Apron is perfect for:
- New cooks who could benefit from the clear step-by-step instructions.
- People who can never decide what to cook. (Or just don’t want to.)
- Those who hate grocery shopping.
- Gifts for newlyweds or new homeowners.
- And Kids!
My kids made the Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Meatballs later in the week, all by themselves. They had fun cooking together, and were very proud of the meal they made.
Blue Apron meal kits are a great way to inspire kids to cook and give them the means to succeed.
Blue Apron is offering a special for A Spicy Perspective readers today! The first 100 readers to join Blue Apron will receive two free meals off their first order!!
Click Here to place your order and get the discount.
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