Subscription Boxes. We’ve all heard of them. I’ve even tried a few beauty ones, but never a food box. I was actually scrolling through my Instagram feed when an ad for Blue Apron popped up and I thought I would see what they were about.
Original Recipes Weekly:
- Discover exciting, seasonal recipes created by our culinary team & renowned guest chefs
- Recipes never repeated in the same year
- Approximately 500-800 calories per serving
- Specialty ingredients that are fresher than the supermarket
- Ingredients are perfectly pre-measured so there’s no waste
- Meats naturally raised on antibiotic- and hormone-free diets
- Free delivery nationwide
- Choose a delivery day that best fits your schedule
- Ingredients arrive in a refrigerated box so food stays fresh even if you’re not home when we deliver
We received our first box and I was immediately impressed with the quality of the items and how they were packaged. My husband who works in the food service industry was equally impressed. So it was time for our first meal!
Pesto Meatball & Mozzarella Paninis
with Zucchini Slaw
In this exciting take on meatball subs, we’re turning the deliciously saucy sandwiches into warm, crispy paninis. In lieu of a press, we’re using a heavy pot or pan to compress our sandwiches, melting the mozzarella and crisping the soft bread. And instead of the typical tomato sauce, a fresh arugula pesto brightens up the rich beef. For a unique side dish, we’re making a slaw with summery zucchini, which shine with just a quick marinade of lemon juice and garlic.
COOK TIME: 35-45mins
MAKES: 4 Servings
NUTRITION: Est. 800 calories
Needless to say our entire family was happy with this process. As a family we all get busy, but I found with Blue Apron our family is starting to come together in the excitement of a meal at home that is new to us. Everyone gets in on the action and as a mom I enjoyed that I didn’t have to go to the store to shop. Everything delivered right to my door. It was also VERY reasonable. I found a code online and got out first box which included 2 meals for 4 people only $26. Regular price for our second meal was $68. Totally worth it.
— kasandria (@SBellasWays) August 30, 2016
A few extra tips: Download the app! I love to read what “real chefs” (people like me) have to say. Often times it helps with the recipe. I also like that you can go in and change your menu or even skip a delivery if needed. Overall I was extremely happy with our Blue Apron Subscription Box and will continue. Want a free meal on me? Leave your email and name in the comments and I’ll send one your way as I can.