back to school meal planning | hello fresh + giveaway

it’s that time of year again… backpacks, school buses, schedules, football… it’s back to school we go!

for us, that means we kiss daddy good bye and watch him impact the lives of so many kiddos, following his love for teaching.hello fresh recipes

IMG_0001bows c/o missmagpieoriginals

this also means family dinners are more structured and while i try my best to plan well-balanced, healthy meals… sometimes it’s nice to have a little help.

recently, i discovered hello fresh and our lives have changed!

if you’re not familiar, hello fresh is a recipe kit delivery service that essentially takes all of the work out of providing healthy, delicious meals to you and your family.  they offer three different box options including a classic box, a vegetarian box and a family box. while this is a subscription service, you can easily cancel, pause or modify your service any time and will only be charged upon delivery.

you choose the date + meals (included in the classic box) then await your pre-measured, seasonal ingredients, follow the recipe and enjoy! it really is that easy!

the box of food arrived on a day when temps were in the 90’s.  to be honest, i was a little nervous how it would hold up because i knew we would be out all day, but i was pleasantly surprised when i opened the box to find chilled, fresh ingredients that hadn’t spoiled or changed temps!

so what did we eat?!

IMG_3948brioche shrimp rolls with arugula radish salad
one great thing about these recipes is that they tell you which to use first to ensure that the food doesn’t spoil!  this recipe may have been my favorite out of the week.. i envisioned sitting on the beach, sticking my toes in the sand and indulging in this most delicious sandwich. so. so. so. good!

IMG_0004smoky chicken tacos with charred corn, sautéed veggies, and salsa fresca
next up were these bad boys. i’m a sucker for mexican and this salsa fresca took these up a notch! i love my veggies and this recipe absolutely did not lack in flavor. not only were zach + i impressed, but the girls feasted on theirs as well!

IMG_0003rosemary beef skewers with garlic ciabatta and charred veggies
yum. yum. yum. this little meal had so much flavor…the rosemary made this dish feel like we were eating at a fancy restaurant and the garlic bread had zach asking for seconds and thirds.

IMG_3954necklace c/o: Lisa Leonard Designs

as a busy twin mama who doesn’t have loads of time for planning and prepping, hello fresh exceeded my expectations… the recipes were delicious and it took the thinking out of meal planning for this sleep deprived mama.
we literally haven’t stopped talking about our meals and have already hooked most of our family on getting their own box!

IMG_1942highlights:
fresh ingredients
step-by-step instructions
pre-measured
seasonal ingredients
nutritional information included
appropriate serving sizes
creative recipes
high flavor
easy prep

guys, i am so super excited for the opportunity to partner with hello fresh to offer one lucky winner a Hello Fresh Family Box! be sure to enter the giveaway below and share with your friends!

not only that but if you have been wanting to give hello fresh a try, now is the chance! head over to hello fresh and use the promo code: 222525GERD5H at checkout for $40 off your first box!

don’t forget to enter the giveaway below, wishing you good luck!

disclaimer: this blog post is sponsored by Hello Fresh.  i hope you enjoy the giveaway and as always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
a very special thank you for Twinmom.com for partnering with Twin Peeks!

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31 thoughts on “back to school meal planning | hello fresh + giveaway

  1. Certainly looks delicious, great post and I really love the photos! Might give it a try. ???

  2. The meals look delicious and who doesn’t love someone else grocery shopping for you?!!! This seems like a win, win…think I may actually have to try this out!

    1. Right, Alicia!? It is a win for everyone! 🙂 Let me know what you think when you try it!

  3. I’d love to try the Chicken Marsala, but all the recipes look absolutely delicious.

  4. I’d also love to try the Orange-Glazed Meatballs — too many good things to pick just one!

  5. Just started back to school this week and as a full-time working momma I could totally use this convenience in my life! The pan seared pork chops look yummy! Please pick me!! ????

  6. I just ordered a box for next week. I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for bringing this service to my attention.

    1. Awesome!! You’ll absolutely love it!! Let me know what your favorite is!! 🙂

      1. My favorite was the Italian Meatloaf. Hello Fresh forgot to give us the sour cream for the mashed potatoes so we used butter and milk instead. I bet they would have tasted better with sour cream, but I didn’t have any on hand and we were in the middle of cooking when we noticed the missing ingredient. The Italian Meatloaf was so amazing that I will be making it again, now that I have the recipe. The only thing I would do differently is up the garlic in it. We love garlic at my house.

  7. We just got our second Hello Fresh box yesterday and I made the Icon burger for dinner tonight. My husband said it was one of the best burgers he had ever had! I’m so happy he loved it. I liked the burger also, but the zucchini fries it came with were what really had me happy.

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