Good morning, everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I am still stuffed from eating all the delicious foods and treats. Over the holiday season, Kyle and I cooked a couple of Blue Apron boxes. We didn’t want to buy a ton of groceries before heading out to Charleston, so Blue Apron was the perfect solution. If you hadn’t already noticed, I’m kind of Blue Apron-obsessed. Everything we’ve ever tried has been outstanding, and it’s fun to learn new tricks in the kitchen! Not only do I want to share some photos of the meals we tried out last week, but I’m so excited to tell you about Blue Apron‘s collaboration with Whole30! It starts January 8th, and I’m already signed up to try out the meals. If you plan on making a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier or cook more at home, Blue Apron can help you succeed.
We decided to try out the Baked Cajun Catfish & Marinated Persimmon Collard Green Rice first. I was excited when persimmons were included because I love them! I was introduced to persimmons with our last Blue Apron box. Learning all about new fruits and vegetables to cook with is what I love about Blue Apron. We love being able to create beautiful and delicious, chef-designed recipes at home.
Blue Apron offers a family plan and a 2-person plan. I always go with the 2-person plan, which is still a lot of food. I love prepping the meals for the week to make things easier. You can select which meals you want on their menu each week. They are always adding new dishes, so it’s fun to see what they come up with next. They used to only have six meals to choose from, but now they have eight.
You don’t have to be at home when the meals arrive because they are delivered in a refrigerated box. Every time we get a box the ingredients are so fresh! If you’re not going to be around during the week, you can skip or cancel the service at any time. There is no commitment.
I would never go out of my way to make catfish, so I was excited to try the Baked Cajun Recipe. I love Cajun seasoning, and there has NEVER been a Blue Apron recipe that I didn’t like. The ingredients they use are farm-fresh, which makes everything taste better.
The one thing that drives me away from trying out new recipes is the waste. I feel like I have to buy so much just to make one meal. Blue Apron delivers only what you need in the right proportions, so there is no waste or unused ingredients. This is a big money saver, and it saves all the trips to the grocery store.
All of the meals can be made in forty minutes or less! It’s not time-consuming at all. The recipe cards make it so easy to follow so that anyone can make these recipes.
The cajun catfish smelled so good! I’m excited to try cooking other fish fillets like this.
Not only are the meals tasty, but they are gorgeous! I always try to plate mine like the photo 🙂
The next meal I made was the Roasted Turkey & Farro-Endive Salad. This meal was so perfect for the season, and it was warm and comforting. I loved the sweetness from the apples and honey with the turkey.
Wondering about the Blue Apron collaboration with Whole30?
I am excited to try out their Whole30 menu! It’ll be available for eight weeks starting January 8th! I’ve already planned my entire delivery schedule. The order cutoff is 6 days beforehand each week, so make sure to get your orders in 🙂 The Whole30 collaboration will be until the end of February.
There will be two Whole30 Meals on the menu per week. If you plan on having only Whole30 meals, select the 2-person plan to receive only Whole30 meals.
After the holidays, I always feel a little “sluggish.” Mainly because I’ve eaten things that my body isn’t used to taking in. I’m excited to eat a little cleaner and fill it up with nutritious meals. So what is Whole30? It’s a 30-day program designed to help people figure out how the food they’ve been eating is affecting how they look, feel, and live. It’s a reset for your health, habits, and relationship with food. My mom went on the Whole30, and she said she never felt better, so it’s a pretty cool program.
The Whole30 isn’t a weight loss diet or “quick fix.” The program is for eating whole, nutrient-dense food like meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, herbs, spices, healthy fats, and fruits. It can help with cravings, metabolism, digestion, and immune system.
No calorie counting, tracking food, weighing yourself, or restricting calories. The Whole30 is only a 30-day experiment and not meant to follow forever.
The Blue Apron meals are already filled with healthy proteins and vegetables, so I’m excited to see what they come up with for the Whole30 collaboration!
If you’d like to try out some of the Whole30 meals this January, you can sign up here! Blue Apron is giving the first 50 people to sign up for Blue Apron here $40 off their first two weeks of orders!! 🙂
Questions for you!
- Have you ever heard of Whole30?
- What is your favorite Blue Apron Recipe?
Thank you, Blue Apron, for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.