through good friends last summer, we were introduced to blue apron, a service that delivers fresh ingredients in a refrigerated box, all packaged in the right amounts for the recipes to make three different meals. so when blue apron reached out to us a few months ago and asked if we’d like to partner together, it made perfect sense! we were like, we’ve actually been using you guys off and on since last july! absolutely!
one of the reasons we’ve especially loved using blue apron is because it’s pushed us to try new recipes of things we’d never have created on our own, and because all the ingredients come in the exact proportions, i don’t feel like i’m wasting anything since i’m not buying a huge jar of expensive spices for some curry recipe i probably won’t recreate for several months, if ever again. it’s been a great set up for our family, especially in the city when grocery shopping and kitchen storage can be a bit harder to navigate.
last week, the three meals blue apron sent us were whole wheat spaghetti and homemade meatballs, a shrimp quinoa fried rice dish and black bean and chicken enchiladas. (they have a vegetarian plan, too.)
^^^here’s a stack of the recipe cards i’ve collected from blue apron since last summer. they are just so pretty, and easy to use, we’ve enjoyed recreating a few of the dishes we’ve loved, too.^^^
^^^the instructions on the back of the recipe cards share six simple steps to creating your dish, too. ^^^
^^^all the meals can be prepared in 40 minutes or less, so you’re still prepping and cooking in the kitchen, verses just heating something up. it’s another thing i really like about blue apron, since it still gives us a chance to hang out together in the kitchen as we cook lunch or dinner.^^^
blue apron is offering 30% off your first order to the first 250 readers to try it out! sign up or log in here to get 30% off! blue apron is available in the US, shipping to over 80% of the country (you can see the full map of delivery zones here) and there’s also no commitment, so you can skip weeks during the month or cancel at anytime so your plan can remain flexible with you and your lifestyle.
also, see the blue apron cookbook here, to try out a few of the recipes on your own if you’d like!
this post is in partnership with blue apron. thanks for checking them out!