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Good news! The team at HelloFresh want you to experience their awesome meal service too, so they’re giving my readers a generous $35 off their first box! Use the voucher code NOURISHED, or grab the discount here to take advantage of this offer now.

As an avid foodie, health coach and recipe developer myself, I find pure joy in grocery shopping and meal planning, BUT know that many people do not!  If you’re one of those people, you’ll want to read on about my experience trying HelloFresh.

 

 

It’s convenient

A conversation I often have with my nutrition clients is one that centers around how busy and time poor they are. They tell me that one of the first things that goes out the window when they’re too busy is conscious healthful food choices. This is where HelloFresh comes to the rescue.

The convenience of coming home to a fridge and pantry full of just the right ingredients for a meal that has been chosen for you, not to mention the step by step ingredient card with the recipe that really takes minimal mental energy to follow, is absolutely a lifesaver on those busy nights.

I found HelloFresh saved me time and energy in deciding what to cook, and it also decreased the number of trips I took to the supermarket. The recipes were incredibly easy to follow and come with beautiful colourful recipe cards with pictures showing the instructions at each step. The meals don’t use obscure ingredients that you’ve never heard of, let alone can pronounce, and the meals came individually packaged, so you literally just open the paper bag which contains all the ingredients for that evening and go from there. It could not have been more simple, oh and did I mention the food was DELICIOUS!

 

Sesame Crusted Haloumi Burger with Sweet Chilli Mayo

 

A complete stress reliever

I frequently work with clients on stress reduction and stress management techniques. I think by now we all know the detrimental effects stress can play on the body, as it’s been well documented in the scientific literature to be a contributing factor in many chronic diseases, and is especially linked to hormonal issues in women and men.

In my experience with clients, and now first hand for myself, I have found that outsourcing meal planning and grocery shopping can have such a positive effect on not just physical health (as we’re not left resorting to peanut butter on toast!), but on mental health too!

The peace of mind of knowing that there is already a plan for dinner once you get home or once the kids are in bed, is priceless! My clients often report that the actual process of decision making is overwhelming in itself. The resulting decrease in stress levels when that simple decision is made for us can have profound effects. I had a client come to me after starting a meal delivery service, who then made leaps and bounds in achieving her health and wellness goals, just from this simple change and the time and space it then gave her to focus on other areas of her life.

If stress is an issue for you, then think about signing up for a HelloFresh box and trying it out for yourself. Your future health will thank you for it 🙂

Adds variety to your dinner routine

HelloFresh meals are packed with nutrition and have a great variety of ingredients in each meal. In my work as a health coach, I encourage clients to try to sneak in veggies at every meal (and snack!). Whether that’s greens in their smoothie, salad at lunchtime or stir fry veggies for dinner. Not only does this help increase the nutrient density of their diet which helps with energy and overall health, but it means that they get a variety of nutrients for optimal health. Our bodies are amazingly adaptable and we can survive on simple food (devoid of much nutritional value at all), however, to THRIVE, we need to be getting a variety of nutrients.

 

Roasted Root Veggie Medley with Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans and Dill

 

HelloFresh meals certainly tick this box too. Bursting with flavor and nutrition, the meals are balanced and the portions just right.

I know by now, you’re all just dying for a sneak peek at what you’re signing up for. On to the recipes….

 

Speedy Lemon Pesto Spaghetti with Pine Nuts & Parmesan.

 

Think Speedy Lemon Pesto Spaghetti with pine nuts & parmesan, Roasted Root Veggie Medley with goat cheese, candied pecans and dill and Sesame Crusted Haloumi Burger with sweet chilli mayo. Drooling yet?

Hopefully now you’re convinced that the convenience, variety and peace of mind that comes with HelloFresh is worth investing in for your family. They’re generously giving my readers a whopping $35 off their first box! Click here to choose your box NOW!