Lately life has been so busy. Between birthday parties, graduations, bridal showers, weddings, wedding planning, and day to day fun with my kids, I haven’t had a moment to spare in the last few months! It has been a blast but boy am I starting to tire out! (Good thing my wedding is in 11 days! 😉 )
I’m a planner. I like to know about things in advance, and I like to be ready for them. I keep three calendars, one on my phone, a paper one in my purse/on my desk, and a whiteboard Calendar in our kitchen. I don’t want to miss a thing, and I like everyone to be on the same page. So as you can imagine, with the hectic lifestyle as of late, having time to sit down and meal plan, go grocery shopping, then actually cook dinner, is nearly impossible most weeks.
When you don’t have time for these things, because you know, life happens, you still want to be eating healthy and delicious meals, and lets face it, ordering takeout all the time gets pricy, and isn’t always on the healthy end of the scale. When I was contacted by Blue Apron and asked to review one of their boxes of fresh food and recipes, I jumped at the chance! It came at such a perfect time for us with all the craziness going on!
Blue Apron is a food delivery service based out of New York City. They also make life really easy! Not only do they send you fresh food directly to your door, but they take all the guesswork out of cooking, and send you ready-to-cook meal kits, with recipes and step-by-step instructions! They save you prep time with already measured out ingredients, they are quick to make, all 30 minutes and under, relatively healthy, and it gives you fun new recipes, that you may never have thought to try!
Blue Apron is like the Birchbox of food! Every time you order a box, it includes different foods with different recipes! When you join, you get the option for either meat or vegetarian boxes! In your box, you’ll receive the food and recipe cards for three dinners for the week. That’s three meals that I didn’t have to think about with two kiddos taking up my time! Score!
Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Orzo Risotto and Zucchini
This was fantastic! The sweet potato orzo is to die for! My hubs and I stood there over the stove burning our tongues off, shoveling it into our mouths! The zucchini was a simple, yet absolutely amazing side addition. Everything was pre-portioned and clearly labeled, so there was no question! Even my 2 year old was going bananas over this one!
Haddock with Melted Leeks & Fingerling Potatoes
This dish was great, it gave me the opportunity to cook with leeks, which Ive never done (I know!) and it taught me that I actually really love black olives, despite always thinking I hated them! This dish was fresh, and expanded my taste buds!
Chorizo Arepas with Arugala & Orange Salad
This was my favorite! I’m a chorizo lover in general, but this dish was fantastic with so much flavor. I loved that they included a meal that was of a different cuisine. The salty chorizo was fabulous on top of the corn cakes, and the orange and arugala salad was a perfect, light and refreshing accompaniment.
These are just a few examples of what you could receive in your box! Check out what next weeks menu looks like! I’m drooling already! You can join Blue Apron at any time, and your boxes will keep on coming each week, until you pause or cancel your subscription. So sweet.
Blue Apron has been nice enough to offer all Fabtastic Eat’s readers a chance to win one box, which includes three meals, all for themselves!! How amazing is that!? The winner will receive not just a box of food, but three of their meals planned for them! What an easy week for you!
In the meantime, or for those who do not win this fabulous giveaway, Blue Apron has been even more generous and is offering all my amazing readers 20% off their first order through September 4, 2013!! How nice are they!? Just follow this link, and join now! You will be blown away at the freshness of the food and the tastiness of their recipes!
Blue Apron Giveaway
Details: We are giving away one Blue Apron Meals box of fresh food, your choice of a meat, chicken, and fish box or a vegetarian box. It includes the food portioned out and step by step recipe cards to make cooking a snap! This giveaway is open until Monday, June 17, 2013 until 11:59p.m. eastern time. Come back every day to earn more entries!
To Enter: Follow the directions in the Widget below.
Blue Apron Giveaway!
I received the Blue Apron Meals box to review at no cost. As always, all opinions are my own. This giveaway is sponsored by Blue Apron.