Our Experience with Freshpet and Hello Fresh!

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I’m going to be honest with y’all. There are so many meal services out there right now. The idea is to make your life easier by taking away the need to plan and grocery shop. Some are pre-made meals that you just need to heat up, some are kits that have everything you need, but I was always so skeptical. Are these services really worth it? As a mom who plans meals out by the month and does two shops a month, I thought it would be a waste of my budget to order these services. Well guys, I was wrong. There you have it, the words I rarely admit out loud. I always say I’ll be 100% honest with y’all and I’m admitting to you that I was, in fact, wrong about how amazing Hello Fresh would be for my family.

And then there is Freshpet. Let me start there. Let me tell you why it means so much to me. It’s simple really, we love Wrigley.

Wrigley, our sweet rescue who so quickly became an important member of our family. With his gentle nature, his love of the kids and his willingness to be Greyson’s jungle gym we can’t imagine life without him. We always used to laugh about the fact that he would “graze” when it came to him eating. Growing up, my dogs would devour their food, so it was comical to me that he would take a couple of bites and go back to sunbathing is the warm glow coming through the windows. I never put much thought into it. Guys, he should love to eat, not leave it all day long in his bowl for Grey to play with! Enter in- Freshpet.

We were given the opportunity to try out the #getfreshwithyourpet meal plan and like I mentioned in my first post, Wrigley absolutely devours his food now. You start out with mixing it into the food they already eat to help their bellies get used to the change (as you should do any time you switch their food). Well, Wrigley ate AROUND his dry food. That’s right, he would pick out all of the Freshpet, leaving his dry food in the bowl. We then knew it wasn’t him not being hungry, but he just didn’t care for the dry food. I hear ya, buddy! I’m a health freak, I shop organic when it’s available, we have next to nothing for processed or canned food in our home, yet I was giving him shelf-stable, dried, processed food! This member of our family, that we love so much. He LOVES his Freshpet foods, and I love knowing how good it is for him. No preservatives, all natural, delicious smelling food. Isn’t that what your pet deserves?

Now, Hello Fresh. Yes, I was wrong about it. I’m hooked you guys. Hello Fresh has gotten my family and I out of the regular meal rut we had been in. You know, those 5-10 same meals you rotate out each week? You know what I’m talking about, I know you do! We now have some FAVORITE Hello Fresh meals that use flavors I NEVER would have tried before. For example? I NEVER cook with onion, I’ve never liked onion. Well, almost every meal we were sent had, you guessed it, onion. And you guys? I eat up every bite! Some meals I’m tempted to lick my plate clean!

 Everything you need is sent right to you, with the exception of things you likely already have such as oil, sugar and butter.

The produce is so fresh (with a name like Hello Fresh, it shouldn’t have been a surprise to me) and the meats are all great cuts. It takes like 30 minutes from prep to finish on most meals. My favorite part is how excited my kids get when it comes! ITs dropped off at our door, the doorbell rings and I take the box in and their faces light up as they squeal “what dinners are in there?!” Greyson especially loves it, he likes opening each bag at meal time and pulling out all of the ingredients and helping me wash them. He’s an excellent parsley and cilrantro tear-er and he loves to roll the limes to get all the juice flowing for me! We now LOVE roasting our green beans now too. I roast broccoli, zucchini, asparagus and a lot more veggies, but never green beans. I was missing out! Grey loves helping lay the beans out on the pan. I’ve got the cutest little helper!

 But let me level with you, my favorite part is eating the meals- ha! The flavors are so incredible, never once in our 30 days of trying Hello Fresh have we had a meal that fell short on flavor. There’s also something about eating a plate of beautiful food that makes it taste so much better, am I right? The meals from Hello Fresh plate beautifully, they’re so vibrant! Weather its the produce incorporated into the meal or the sauce, you are guaranteed a meal that not only tastes fantastic but is beautiful as well!

Go on, give it a try. I promise you that you won’t regret it!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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