Blue Apron Meal Delivery Review #BlueApron

Even though the holidays have come and gone, getting dinner on the table on a weeknight can still be challenge. This is where Blue Apron’s easy and convenient delivery of dinner ingredients to your doorstep is a fabulous option. This post is sponsored by Honest Kitchen.
Vietnamese Meatballs from Blue Apron

Blue Apron

Even without school-aged children in the house, making a pleasing weeknight meal can be still be daunting. The planning, the shopping, and the cooking all take time. This is where Blue Apron steps in with some delicious assistance. Their mission is to make tasty home cooking accessible to everyone. A box containing fresh, sustainable ingredients was delivered right to my doorstep. Packaged along with the ingredients were detailed recipe cards instructing how to create 3 marvelous, healthy meals at home. Forget the takeout and order a Blue Apron meal!Seared Chicken from Blue Apron

The Process

My packaged cold, fresh ingredients arrived on the day my Blue Apron delivery was promised. The produce looked fresh and unmarred. The meats were well chilled. Every item was labeled with the exact content. The shrimp said to use that day or freeze so I popped that in our freezer for another day. The instructions for preparation were thorough, and I loved the unique offerings. No hamburger helper or tuna casserole in sight. These are every day meals with a gourmet twist.Shrimp and Shiitake Dumplings from Blue Apron

Pros and Cons of Blue Apron Delivery

Pros:

  • Loads of meal options, from beef to chicken to pork to vegetarian to seafood.
  • You will be receive a variety of seasonal, healthy meals with ingredients that may be new to you!
  • Delivered right to your door, all you need on hand are basics like salt, pepper and olive oil to get dinner on the table.
  • All ingredients are pre-measured and perfectly proportioned.
  • A recipe card with detailed instructions and photos is included.
  • The ingredients come from family run farms to try to ensure a more sustainable food system
  • There’s an added bonus of learning basic cooking skills through the detailed instructions.
  • I have a $30 off your first order discount or 3 free meals with a subscription. Just scroll down to the links below. A GREAT excuse to give Blue Apron a try!

Cons

  • You do need to prepare the meal; it does not come oven ready.
  • There will be some peeling, chopping, frying or roasting involved in your meal preparation.
  • Though you can select your meals, if you have a very picky eater in your household, some of the dishes may not fly.

Seared Chicken from Blue Apron

My first recipe was for Seared Chicken with Honeynut Squash and Garlic Rice. The chicken was still a  wee bit icy when I unpacked it, reassuring me that it was fresh as can be. I unpacked all the supplies for this meal which included the chicken, rice, garlic, squash, a lime, cilantro, pepitas, honey and a Mexican spice blend. I needed only pantry supplies from my kitchen olive oil, salt and pepper. I followed the detailed instructions and had an easy, yet flavorful and gourmet meal on the table in about 45 minutes. I also sampled their Vietnamese Meatballs with Sweet Potato Noodles and Daikon Radish as well as Shrimp and Shiitake Dumplings with Sauteed Bok Choy and Soy Dipping Sauce. They were equally as delicious! Scroll to the bottom of this post for recipe links.

A Special Offer for My Readers!

Have you been hankering to try Blue Apron? I have a deal for you! Blue Apron is offering $30 off your first delivery OR 3 Free Meals with a subscription. What are you waiting for??? I enjoyed each meal, especially those with an Asian twist. If you’re interested in the Cod Sandwich recipe featured in the video below, you’ll find it on the Blue Apron website. Now go ahead and give yourself a break from shopping and meal planning and try out Blue Apron’smeal subscription service. You won’t be disappointed!

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Comments

  1. Everyone has days when they need a quick, easy meal but if it’s fresh and delicious at the same time, it’s a win win win! Love those potstickers, yum!

  2. I’ve seen this advertised, nice to ‘know’ someone that’s tried it! Sounds like you ate well:@)

  3. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    sounds like a quick fix … nice entree post!

  4. Love to try these meal delivery service too, dear! Yummy! xoxo

  5. All these photos are making my tummy rumble. I may have to check out their service!

  6. This sounds like a nice way to just skipping the planning and shopping parts…sometimes that is half the battle! Maybe more than half the battle! I was thinking this might be nice for Matt to have so I may send it to him out in DC as he doesn’t mind the prep work if there are good instructions and well, if Justine comes over, it could be a fun date night! Thanks for the review, enjoyed it and lovely photos of the food, as always. Happy New Year, dear friend! xo

  7. I live alone and lack dinner time motivation at times lol. I see so many of these companies now but have yett o try. Glad to see you review one and have a short list of cons.

  8. I know a lot of people who could benefit from this service. I actually gifted a membership to my brother for his birthday!

  9. I’ve heard great things about Blue Apron! I’ll have to try it sometime!

  10. These look so good. I have to try them. Yum

  11. I’ve never heard of Blue Apron but I’m intrigued – it sounds like they have some really terrific options!

  12. I’ve always wondered about Blue Apron! I get ads in the mail for them all the time. I think I have to try it now!

  13. I’ve been wondering about these Liz. Not so much for me, but for my house bound in laws. The cooking is now left to my FIL and his skills are somewhat lacking. I’m trying to decide if they would use this. It would be so much better for them than frozen pot pies and canned soup. Thanks!

  14. Blue Apron is one of my favorite meal delivery services! I got to try them last year and loved them!

  15. I think Blue Apron is fabulous! I love how they have it all organized and ready for you to make the most perfect meal!!!

  16. Hi Liz, this sounds like a great deal, love the meals that you prepared. Have a wonderful week-end.

  17. You know, I have been seeing and hearing about Blue Apron and you have definitely peaked my interest! This looks wonderful, Liz!

  18. This is awesome! It all looks so good!

  19. I’ve been wondering about these services that seem to be popping up everywhere. Good review, Liz.

  20. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this service and I’m thinking of giving it a try.

  21. Looks to be a great option! Nice indeed, too, to have exact measurements and ingredients.

  22. I’ve always wondered about Blue Apron and your great experience makes me think it’s finally time to give it a try! I especially like the sound of the Asian-inspired meals.

  23. This is great info! I have been wanting to try a couple of these services!

  24. We have totally loved BA in the past! So many great recipes!

  25. This is so interesting to me. Would make dinner planning so much easier!

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