Curly Crafty Mom: Make Dinner and Nightly Chores Easier #HelloFreshPics #cbias

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Make Dinner and Nightly Chores Easier #HelloFreshPics #cbias

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Today I am thrilled to share with you my experience with HelloFresh, an easy way to bring healthy prepped dinners to your doorstep. Ever since the lazy days of summer ended and school started, my time has been limited in the evening as we get home late from after school activities and the kids need help with their endless homework. That is where HelloFresh comes in to play, making dinner easier with already made up recipes that will help you have dinner on the table for the entire family in just 30 minutes!

Save $35.00 off your first box with this discount code: CARRIEA35.

Inside the box with all of your HelloFresh meals will be a booklet that has all of your recipes in it.

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Here is the recipe for the Fig and Quinoa Salad along with the ingredients and directions.

Here you'll see all of the ingredients in the box. If you order meat, it will be stored separately in the bigger box that arrives with all of your meals in-between ice packets. I love how everything is individually labeled!

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I had a lot of fun preparing the Fig and Quinoa Salad! All I had to do was wash the vegetables, chop, prepare the dressing and toss the salad!

Here are what all of the recipes looked like after I prepared them:

Fig and Quinoa Salad with Arugula, Mint and Feta


Jamie's Oozy Zucchini Risotto with Mozzarella & Fresh Basil

Dukkah-Crusted Pork Chops
With HelloFresh, cooking at home can be a lot easier! They've developed, tested and verified recipes that will work in YOUR kitchen! They've done the hard work for you and you just need to finish it up. HelloFresh packages everything you need, with easy practical steps that make meal prep easy! Meal planning and grocery shopping can take a lot of your time, why not let HelloFresh take care of it?

Each HelloFresh box comes with three meals. Each meal serves two adults and two children, or four adults totaling 12 servings per box.

There is even an app that assists you in the kitchen and lets you manage your subscription on the go. Its substantial recipe archive allows you to revisit your favorites anytime.

In January 2016, HelloFresh and Chef Jamie Oliver teamed up to get more people cooking fresh food through a partnership that provides new cooking inspiration from Jamie and the exact ingredients needed for exciting recipes delivered straight to subscribers doors. This recipe pictured above (Jamie's Oozy Zucchini Risotto with Mozzarella & Fresh Basil) is one of Chef Jamie Oliver's recipes! It was delicious!

HelloFresh recipes are nutritionally balanced to include a protein, fresh vegetables, and a starch. Every box comes with a complete nutritional profile and the approval of our in-house R.D., Rebecca Lewis. In a given month, HelloFresh subscribers enjoy more than 50 types of fresh produce and more than fresh 20 herbs and spices, and experience as many as 15 cuisines. It makes me feel better to know I am feeding my entire family the best meal I can given our time restraints. My daughter even gets involved and helps me prepare dinner!

DIY Check Off Jars
Now, I wanted to share with you how I've gotten my kids back on a routine since they've gone back to school. To make our evenings easier, I've made a 'Check Off Jar' that the kids need to work on once they're home from school This helps them learn a little independence and it also helps save ME time so that I can prepare the simple HelloFresh meal for dinner... and still have time to enjoy my family!

3 Jars (or more, depending on how many children you have)
Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
Washi Tape in Various Colors

Label the jars with a chalk marker.

Pick 2 colors per kid and add the washi tape to the top of the popsicle stick. This will help them know which popsicle sticks belong to them.

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Label each popsicle stick with a chore. You can even make certain ones for specific days of the week or leave them out on certain days (for instance, you child may take a bath only every other day).

When the child completes their chore, they put the popsicle stick in the 'Done' jar.

Is your life hectic since school has started? What have you done to make your evenings easier? If you're looking for an easier dinner solution, be sure to check out HelloFresh!

You can save $35.00 off your first box with this discount code: CARRIEA35.