Truthfully, when it comes to diet, like most things in my life I’m kind of all or nothing. I’m either very, very good or very, very bad (normally the latter).
In an effort to eat healthier (more like a grown up) and to learn some new cooking skills, I’ve been cooking with Blue Apron for a while now. This way if I’m hosting I can come up with something better than a very fancy platter of goldfish. (cough… not that that’s ever happened… cough)
I also have been trying all kinds of different foods that I really didn’t think I would like and some of the combinations sounded strange but it’s all been amazing. They send you ingredients along with recipes for the whole week and it’s so yummy (be ready to share). It runs about $60 a week for 3 generously sized meals and I’ve even gifted some meals to friends and family (after a couple weeks they give you free meals to give away). You can skip receiving meals for up to 6 weeks so it makes sense for me. I’ve been grocery shopping much less, no food is going to waste, and I feel much more confident in the kitchen now and will use these recipes again and again. Get 2 free meals when you sign up here. I’ve cooked about 15 meals and no one has died so that’s pretty exciting ; )
My brother really enjoyed the meals I got for him and he’s even continued cooking with the recipes and made large enough portions for the week because he liked it so much.
Some of my favorites: