Blue Apron: A Healthy Meal Solution for Busy Moms
Busy mom? That’s me! If it’s you too then you might want to check this out! I recently partnered with Blue Apron to review and share with you their meal delivery service. This partnership was a no-brainer for me because as a busy mom, this is probably one of the areas that I struggle with the most. We just run out of time, and dinner time is SO important to me as a mom, but the shopping and prep time really take a tole on both my energy and stress levels.
As you will see in this post and video, I’m keeping things really real here – no fancy photography or lighting, and I tried to recreate all of this just as any other mom would, so that I could get a genuine look at this process. We cooked both of these meals on busy nights between sports so there truly was no time to stop and take great pics or adjust lighting. Hopefully this video and photos will give you a realistic look as to how these meals arrive in your home and what the process looks like from there:
Two GREAT offers for She Saved readers: Save $30 off your FIRST order!! (or THREE meals free with your first order)
If this is something that you would like to try, this offer is a no brainer. Right now, Blue Apron is offering She Saved readers $30 off their first order when you sign up here. No coupon code needed, just go to the Blue Apron page here and you should see the $30 offer.
They are also offering THREE Free Meals with your first order, which depending on what size order that you select to start with, that might be the better deal for you. You will only be able to take advantage of ONE of these offers, so maybe check them both out and see which is the best fit. Either of them are an amazing way to get fresh products delivered right to your door, I can’t recommend this enough!
Here’s a closer look at how our first two meals came together:
Mexican-Spiced Beef and Rice Casserole
Paprika and Fennel-Spiced Salmon
I would have to say, this salmon dish was such a hit and I was so proud of how beautiful it was! One thing that really stood out to us was the fact that this was Atlantic Salmon, which is so much tastier (and better for you!) than farm raised. This dish was just amazing, so fresh tasting and I honestly was so proud to serve this one. Oh…and EASY!! They make these dishes so easy!
I think that key factor that makes Blue Apron a win is the fact that getting that package delivered literally hands you everything that you need to make your family a fantastic and healthy meal. Sometimes just that trip to the grocery store is exhausting, expensive and honestly… stressful. I love being able to unpack these meals, follow the instructions and still know that I am feeding my family a home cooked meal and it’s fitting right into our (crazy) schedule. THAT is what makes this all worth it and honestly, I think that the price of these meals is pretty comparable to what it would take to shop and purchase all of the ingredients, not to mention the prep time.
If you have teens or tweens, they might also enjoy joining you to make these meals. Both of my kids were able to assist me and that gave us even more time together, so I would call that another WIN for this mom.
Look at this salmon dish… isn’t it gorgeous?
It was amazing!
Healthy Options for YOUR Family!
Blue Apron really does make things easy so that you can present your family with meals that you will be proud to offer them, and they will be super excited about eating!! Even better, they offer healthy options. They partner with farmers to raise high quality ingredients and offer sustainable seafood, meat with no added hormones and no sub-therapeutic antibiotics and non-GMO ingredients. Head on over the Blue Apron website to find out more!
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.