A few weeks ago my husband and I went ahead and tried out Blue Apron meals. We have been very busy with the buying and selling of our home and figured it would make eating somewhat healthier and homemade a little easier. We signed up online and were given the option to pick out meals.
Because it is just the two of us we went with the three meals for two people box. The meals are $9.99 each so it comes to $59.94 for the box and shipping is free.
We went online and selected our meals from the six choices. The way Blue apron is set up, you get to pick your meals but not all meal combinations are available. This may be a cost issue as not all meals cost the same and some ingredients cost more than others. The three meals we selected were Butter Brown Gnocchi, Sweet Chili Chicken, and Spiced Shrimp Pearl Couscous.
Our box was shipped via FedEx one day from New Jersey to our home in Florida. The box is designed to be able to sit outdoors in the elements until the evening of the delivery day. I was home from work that day so I was able to bring it inside and put the items away fairly quickly, but I am sure it would have been fine for a few more hours.
The box was packed with a thickly insulated inner liner which acted like a cooler for the contents. The fresh vegetables and other items were on the top of the box and perishables such as meats were on the bottom of the box under a sheet of cardboard and between two layers of ice packs.
I went ahead and pulled all the items out and stored them.
All three meals were able to be cooked in a half hour or less and we enjoyed all three of them. I love that we got to try gnocchi; I had never cooked this before and I doubt I would have tried it if it were not for Blue Apron. The recipes were all easy to follow and steps were explained.
One thing that I was a little disappointed by was the lack of full nutritional information on the meals. When you select your meal you shown the calorie count per serving, however no other nutritional information is shared. We were able to look at the ingredients for the meals to decide if they would fit our needs, but knowing the full nutritional information would be very useful.
Have you tried Blue Apron? What did you think?
Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. I purchased the box on my own and am not being compensated for this post in any way. All ideas and opinions are my own.