Blue Apron: A Mom’s Best Friend

I dread meal planning and grocery shopping. When it comes to eating healthfully, those two chores are half the battle! I would rather prefer scrubbing dried mud off my preschooler’s boots than sitting down to calendar a week’s worth of meals.

This is where Blue Apron comes in. Basically, they get me out of my “what to cook” rut, which seems to be the constant situation these days (ask my husband). Blue Apron lets me be creative in the kitchen without a whole lot of effort. They make it so easy, it’s almost like magic. Fresh ingredients and detailed recipe cards for restaurant quality meals straight to my doorstep.

Here’s the lowdown- this is a sanity saving service for any busy household (couples, singles or families). Once you try it, you will know what the fuss is all about. If you’re ready to give it a shot, scroll to the bottom of this post for a special discount for Two Free Meals with your first box. The discount is generously offered by Blue Apron for NaturallyNourishedKid.com’s first 80 readers to redeem!

If you want details and a look at my chef-ly Blue Apron dishes, grab a coffee, kick back and enjoy this post. Be warned, you will get hungry.

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Here’s my first box ever. Kinda like Christmas. I chose the Family 2-Meal Plan for my first week.

 

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All the fresh produce, meats and ingredients were impeccably packed. Plenty of ice packs to keep the food at a safe temp in case I wasn’t home to receive the shipment.

 

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Beautifully detailed recipe cards and Blue Apron supplier list with backstories (love this!).

 

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Here I go prepping my first Family Meal: Beef Bolognese with Fresh Pappardelle and Apple, Celery and Romaine Salad.

 

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My plate.

 

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Kiddie’s plate. It was as delicious as it looks. The fresh pasta was unspeakably satisfying.

 

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Prepping for 2nd Family Meal: Chicken Under a “Brick” with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Broccolini.

 

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Completed meal for family of 4. Note- there was another chicken half not pictured. This was way more food than we could eat in one meal. We ended up having leftovers for the next day.

 

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Like I said, restaurant quality. But without the heaviness and expense. And wrangling toddlers to stay in their seats and accidental over consumption of wine.

 

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Kiddo’s plate.

 

I love that the family plans are kid friendly (even my picky eater approved), yet will please adults. We had leftovers from both meals.

And did I mention that all of these meals require only 35 minutes (or less) from beginning to end? Yes, only 35 minutes from prep to digging in.

 

I enjoyed reading about the local suppliers and farmers who employ sustainable practices. While cooking these recipes, I learned some new techniques (how to make a rich gravy from scratch) and how to make the best moist whole chicken ever in under 35 minutes.

 

 

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Give this service a try- save time, switch up the dinner routine, cook with your family and enjoy delicious food!

To get you started, click here to redeem TWO FREE MEALS with your first Blue Apron box.

 

Happy Cooking & All My Best,

Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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