I recently had the opportunity to try out the Blue Apron meal delivery service. If you’ve ever wondered if this type of service is right for you, you’re in the right place. I’m going to show you how it all works from start to finish!
This post was sponsored by Blue Apron but as always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
This Pan-Seared Chicken with Pesto-Dressed Squash and Fingerling Potatoes is one of the two meals sent in my recent Blue Apron delivery. The chicken is lying on a bed of peppery arugula that was cooked down with garlic and combined with chopped almonds, Parmesan, fresh lemon juice, roasted squash and fingerling potatoes. Incredible flavor. We all loved this dish!
Thoughts of menu planning, list making, and grocery shopping flooded my mind as I went through the process of signing up for my first Blue Apron meal delivery. As a food blogger and a mom, I know all to well the amount of time and effort involved in cooking at home. It’s pretty incredible how much of our spare time we spend figuring out what to put on the dinner table every night.
It always boils down to the same thing – what should we eat for dinner this week? It’s a pretty easy question to answer when you have beautifully presented meals staring back at you from your computer screen. The culinary team at Blue Apron has new recipe offerings every week and no meal is repeated in the same year which keeps it fresh and interesting. And, it’s all delivered right to your door with easy to follow recipe cards. It’s just up to you to prepare the meal.
You can choose the 2-person plan or the family plan which feeds 4, there is no commitment and you can cancel at any time. Blue Apron is offering two free meals on sign up to readers of From Valerie’s Kitchen. Click HERE to check it out!
Let’s take a look at the entire process, from the beginning to the delicious end.
BLUE APRON MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE
The first step is to select your protein preferences. If you’d prefer not to receive one or more, just uncheck the box. You also choose your delivery day on this screen. Delivery is free!
View the meals chosen for you. I was very happy with these two meals – Roast Pork & Pan Sauce and Pan-Seared Chicken.
Not happy with the meals chosen for you? Not a problem! Additional meals are available and you can easily modify your menu.
I was so intrigued by this Roast Pork with those pretty Mashed Purple Potatoes. Had to try it! As a woman who loves to cook, I found the ingredient selection one of the most exciting aspects of this service. It’s an opportunity to try things you might not pick up at the store on your own. It’s a nudge in a new direction. It’s fun!
And, that’s it! You can come back to modify your delivery date or change your menu if needed.
My refrigerated box arrived on my delivery date and I was pleased with how well it was packed. Everything you need to make your meals is packed inside in between ice packs, ensuring it will stay fresh and cold even if you’re not home to receive the package.
The ingredients are high quality and super fresh and you get precisely the amount you need to prepare your recipes. The photo above includes everything I needed to prepare my chicken dish.
This is the little pork roast for our 2nd meal. The meats are all naturally raised with antibiotic-free and hormone-free diets.
Purple potatoes! We loved them and aren’t they gorgeous?
Roast Pork & Pan Sauce with Mashed Purple Potatoes & Sauteed Green Beans. Another winner. It was homey, comforting, and absolutely delicious!
There’s always that temptation to order takeout on busy days but with Blue Apron, you can take a break from meal planning and shopping every now and then and still cook fresh ingredients in your own kitchen. It’s a real treat!
If you’re ready to give it a go, sign up HERE and receive your fist two meals FREE!
For all of the details, visit Blue Apron.