We ordered quite a few weekly Hello Fresh boxes in May, mostly the five meal classic box for two people which is what I will be sharing with you today.
If you are unfamiliar with Hello Fresh and how it works then you can read my introduction to Hello Fresh here, if you just want to see the delicious meals from this box then carry on reading.
Prawn and Asparagus Risotto 520 calories 4g fat.
This dish was beautiful, the flavours of the garlic and butter really worked with the prawns. I’ve never cooked risotto before and was very pleasantly surprised at how my first attempt came out. This was a delicious healthy meal jam packed with flavour.
Piled-High Moroccan Pita Breads with Fresh Tabbouleh 803 calories 28g fat.
I was really looking forward to trying this meal and it didn’t disappoint, it contains Ras-El-Hanout which I had never heard off before Hello Fresh but am now in love with. The only downside with this is that it was very messy to eat as there is just so much food!
Deliciously Ella’s Coconut Thai Curry with Chickpeas 891 calories 24g fat.
I’ve heard a lot about Deliciuosly Ella but have never attempted any of her recipes, until now. This was a hit and has tempted me to try a few more of her recipes. The house smelt beautiful while this was being cooked which had us super eager to eat it, and when we did it didn’t let us down. I do think some meat, such as turkey mince, would have been a welcome addition, but it was lovely without it.
Fresh Homemade Carrot, Pancetta and Lentil Soup with Herb Foccacia 613 calories 22g fat.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to this meal at all and actually meant to cancel this box because I’m not really a soup lover, but I forgot to cancel it in time so went ahead and made it any way. Turns out that I was completely wrong to doubt this meal, this isn’t just any soup, it contains chunky potatoes, pancetta and a lot of flavour. We filled two bowls to tipping point and also had another serving leftover. This ended up being a lovely treat when the weather wasn’t very nice.
Butterflied Chicken with Feta, Leek and Minted Potatoes 424 calories 12g fat.
We received the recipe for this in a previous box, I was a little disappointed to see it again as I like a variety, but the box we had it in previously was the family box, I’m guessing that the duplicate doesn’t happen if you stick to the same boxes consistently. Even though we enjoyed this the last time this was another reason for me wanting to stop the box, as stated above I like Hello Fresh for the variety so don’t want the same meals twice. Any way, that aside, the last time we had this I really enjoyed it but didn’t like the way that the chicken was cooked, this time I popped the chicken in the pan while the leek & feta mixture was cooking and then finished under the grill for longer than stated in the recipe, it turned out a lot nicer (for my personal taste) and I ended up enjoying the meal a lot more.
Despite not looking forward to this box as much as previous boxes we ended up really enjoyed it, I shouldn’t have doubted it really!
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