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3 Snaps For Blue Apron Meal Delivery

Thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post and for lifting me out of my funk and giving me inspiration to cook again.

It’s spring and for me that means a new beginning and opportunity to get my life together. The resolutions don’t start in January around these parts, but in March when my internal clock starts cranking again. It’s how it’s always been as a person who quite literally hibernates all winter. One of the things that I’ve been wanting to get back to is preparing fresh meals for my family. We’ve been on frozen and boxed foods for too long and now that I finally have some energy, I’m trying to fix it.

I started off by cleaning my kitchen from top to bottom. I packed up bunches of unused dishes, pans, and kitchen trinkets that I haven’t touched in years. A common stressor of mine is clutter or the perception of having too much to do. Disorder drives me up the wall and can send me into lashing fits or shutting down completely and not wanting to deal. Neither of those things are productive and affect my relationships and my work. So listen, I tried as much as possible to create a clean slate and made a promise to enlist help to keep it all together. I have a cleaning service I can dial every other month or so and have been exploring grocery delivery.

 

Enter Blue Apron.

Now, I’m no stranger to the awesomeness that is Blue Apron. I was gifted meals from a friend when baby Akilah was born and decided to continue using the service for a while. If you’re looking for gift ideas for an expecting mother, look no further than Blue Apron because she will already be up to her ears in diapers and onesies. What she will need is a smooth transition into running a household with a new baby and having easy meals on deck will be one less thing to worry about.

Having Blue Apron during the first weeks of having baby Akilah was such a treat. It was nice having fresh ingredients for meals, perfectly portioned, and delivered to our door. I prepared the meals with ease and was inspired to try new recipes and get creative in the kitchen. Fast forward to now and we’re using Blue Apron again as I get my mojo back.

We were sent a complimentary box of 3 meals (for two people) just in time for baby Akilah’s surgery. Before her surgery, I ran around like a mad woman cleaning and planning, not knowing what to expect post-surgery. I knew I wanted to be totally present and free, so having Blue Apron meals during this time really came in handy. The meals that I chose were full of fresh veggies. I just saw lots of spinach, broccoli, and mushrooms and hit that select button.

What to expect from Blue Apron:

Farm-fresh, seasonal produce
Meat with no added hormones
Sustainably-sourced seafood
…and everything else you need including seasonings and step-by-step recipes!

The first and easiest meal that I decided to cook was spinach and mozzarella pizza. It was something that I could quickly throw together to get everyone fed. And since quick was my goal and perfection was not, I went for a freestyled flat bread look vs a perfectly shaped circle or rectangle pizza. Rectangle or blob, it still was fantastic!

Here’s another meal that I LOVED… the mushroom & broccoli casserole with baked pastries. I was feeling fancy, so I added some shrimp.


I highly recommend Blue Apron for getting quick, fresh meals on the table and for providing variety and inspiration in the kitchen. Whether you’re looking to feed your family or looking for a fun date night activity, Blue Apron delivery service is an excellent choice!

Sign up for Blue Apron and receive $30 off your first week!

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17 Comments

  • Reply Shannon Gurnee

    I love Blue Apron! They make meals fun and easy to make. It’s a great service!

    View Comment April 24, 2017 at 3:25 PM
  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc

    I would probably get Blue Apron for my mom. I want to make sure she gets to eat healthy and have the ingredients delivered to her doorstep!

    View Comment April 23, 2017 at 12:24 AM
  • Reply Our Family World

    I would love to give Blue Apron a try. There are days when I cannot even rest for a minute! Their menu looks great, I could really use a little help in the kitchen and Blue Apron will do the trick. Thanks for your honest review.

    View Comment April 22, 2017 at 8:20 AM
  • Reply Wendy Polisi

    Although we love the thought of this, we couldn’t justify buying it. The cost of it was more than the ingredients we could buy ourselves so we had to quit.

    View Comment April 21, 2017 at 3:39 PM
  • Reply Crystal

    My parents watch my kids after school. I tried to pay them, but they refused. Instead I pay for their Blue Apron membership. Love everything they prepare!

    View Comment April 21, 2017 at 11:58 AM
  • Reply Toni | Boulder Locavore

    This looks great! I never tried their service but I would love to!! Such a great service to try!

    View Comment April 21, 2017 at 10:28 AM
  • Reply Seattle Travel Blogger

    I really like these types of services. The dinner unit costs are a little high, but much lower than if you were to go out to eat at a restaurant. Yet, you receive restaurant-style and level dishes (if you follow the easy-to-use instructions properly).

    View Comment April 21, 2017 at 10:12 AM
  • Reply Lisa Favre

    I don’t know why I still haven’t hopped on board for blue apron. This is a service that could totally cater to my needs – I keep on hearing about it time and time again!

    View Comment April 20, 2017 at 5:34 PM
  • Reply Pam Wattenbarger

    I have been wanting to try a service like Blue Apron. That pizza looks super tasty!

    View Comment April 20, 2017 at 3:24 PM
  • Reply Dina Demarest

    that pizza looks amazing. I think when my kids leave the nest I will use this instead of going to the grocery store. I love the meat is hormone free.

    View Comment April 20, 2017 at 3:24 PM
  • Reply Marcie W.

    We so need a solution like this! Between sports practices, cheer meets and choir rehearsals, getting a fresh meal on the table can be tough.

    View Comment April 20, 2017 at 3:08 PM
  • Reply Mitch

    We have never tried this type of service! I am afraid we would need a box of ingredients for each of us, sometimes we eat a lot, and I have a growing teenager!

    View Comment April 20, 2017 at 2:42 PM
  • Reply Vera Sweeney

    Woohoo! Blue Apron deserves three snaps up in a Z formation! We recently gave it a try and it’s AWESOME!

    View Comment April 20, 2017 at 12:28 PM
  • Reply Jen Rattie

    BOOM! I don’t have a lot of free time, and the free time I have is not going to be spent doing a ton of food prep if I can help it. I need Blue Apron in my life.

    View Comment April 20, 2017 at 12:25 PM
  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I need to give Blue Apron a try. I’m so busy, I rarely have time to make good food like this. Blue Apron would really help me.

    View Comment April 20, 2017 at 12:21 PM
  • Reply Rach Ferrucci

    I have been wanting to try them. I love the idea of everything sent to you. It seems like I always forget something at the grocery store.

    View Comment April 20, 2017 at 11:59 AM
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