I have been obsessed with Blue Apron since trying it out for the first time last summer. Every month, I go through the online delivery schedule and pick out the boxes I want delivered. There is no commitment whatsoever and you can choose from all kinds of plans. I’m going to start trying out their vegetarian options next. I usually do about one box a month. I also have my parents hooked on the boxes and they get one each week. My mom always sends me photos of their meals and lets me know how she likes them.
I know I am one person, but I find that ordering the box for two is so convenient. I prepare all the meals in one day and then package them up in containers so I can eat them throughout the week. It saves so much time and it’s super fun to have a glass of wine, play some music and cook away.
I decided to spend Friday night blasting Taylor Swift with a glass of wine and food prepping with my Blue Apron! Food prepping is so much easier with Blue Apron because I don’t have to go to the grocery store or choose what I’m going to make.
The first meal I made was the Hoisin Shiitake Burgers. The fun thing about Blue Apron is that you don’t have to follow their directions to a tee (I mean you should) but it’s kind of fun to put your own spin on it as well. Instead of topping the burgers with the sauce and added veggies, I decided to add them all into the burger before cooking. It made it easier for food prepping. Also, I decided to brave it out and add the mushrooms!
The recipes come with cards so you can easily follow them.
I added some oil to the pan and then cooked up the burgers.
Even with changing up the directions a bit, they turned out perfectly! They were moist and filled with flavor. I ended up crumbling the burger on a salad for dinner. The sweet potatoes were delicious as well.
The next recipe I made was the Sumac-Spiced Salmon & Labneh with freekeh, kale and almond salad. I love how Blue Apron introduces me to new foods every time I try out a box. I had never heard of freekeh before! Maybe I was living under a rock?
This is the meal that my mom called me raving about (we had the same box delivered) she was obsessed with the salmon and couldn’t get enough freekeh. She ended up going on a freekeh hunt at the grocery store the next night.
This dish was super easy to make and I will definitely be recreating it again. I loved the addition of the dates and almonds in the freekeh. It had such a unique flavor and texture. I had never thought of adding cooked kale to a rice type dish, but I’m excited to start doing that.
I put all my meals in a food prepping container to heat up throughout the week!
The last dish that I made was the Provencal Chicken & Potato Stew. This meal was so warm and flavorful. It fit in perfectly with our chilly weekend. The garlic toast was the perfect touch and it was even better the next day!
Blue Apron saves so much time and money during the week and I’ve been loving all of the new recipes. They offer free shipping, which is great! The ingredients are shipped in a refrigerated box that way everything stays fresh. They also have a recycling program and you can read all about that here.
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Have you guys ever tried out Blue Apron!?