A special thanks to Blue Apron for providing the Miss Frugal Mommy blog with their service for free in exchange for an honest review!
I love discovering new recipes and recreating them in my kitchen! However… sometimes being a mother of three with a husband that travels almost weekly for work can leave me exhausted and overwhelmed some days. There are days where I discover a recipe that I just want to make… but am missing 2 ingredients and the thought of running to the grocery store with three kids for just two items makes me want to cry. I am not a fan of premade meals, they just contain way too much sodium and unhealthy ingredients. Imagine if there was a way to have fresh ingredients delivered to your door each month, alongside a detailed description on how to create a meal. Doesn’t that sound like bliss? Well my friends, I am thrilled to share with you today that this service does in fact exist!
The Blue Apron mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone! Your Blue Apron delivery arrives with all of the ingredients you need (in exactly the right proportions) to cook your recipes for the week. One of my favorite features is that each delivery comes with beautifully printed recipe cards and step-by-step instructions with images! Each meal is designed to be well-balanced, healthy, and quick to prepare.
Blue Apron offers two plans, with no commitment or no fees, so you can prepare delicious, inventive meals at home. They do all of the menu planning and shopping, and deliver recipes right to your door with all the fresh, perfectly portioned ingredients you need to cook them. The only thing you have to do is cook the meals and enjoy! They have designed their service to teach you how to cook new recipes, expose you to seasonal, farm-fresh produce and reduce unnecessary food waste. By allowing Blue Apron to do the shopping for you, they are able to bring you fresher and higher-quality food than you can get on your own in the supermarket, all at a better price.
You will discover that many of our ingredients are USDA certified organic! All of our seafood is sustainably sourced, and the meat is raised without added hormones or sub-therapeutic antibiotics. By protecting natural resources, encouraging biodiversity and utilizing integrated pest management, their farmers grow their crops with minimal fertilizers and pesticides, and reduce carbon emissions. Blue Apron works hard to source the best quality products each week from a variety of suppliers, and they work directly with over 100 family-run farms who use regenerative farming practices that help build healthy soil for future generations.
Just look at how amazing these meals are! I am by no means a chef and one over complicated recipe can have me in tears within minutes. These recipes have been simple, straight forward, no hoops to jump through and I have discovered delicious meals that I would actually make again. All of the ingredients have been fresh, not a single complaint in that area. I just could not be more pleased with the service, food and recipes. Blue Apron has allowed me to reduce the time and stress of finding a meal to make during a hectic week and use my free time to spend with my family.