Blue Apron Review

by thelifestylelady

Howdy Y’all,

Happy hump day! So todays post is a review of a new service I have tried last week called Blue Apron. I love to cook, I like trying new recipes and producing home cooked meals, I don’t always enjoy meal planning, list making, shopping etc. I often thought how nice would it be to have a service who took some of the hardwork out of it and voila we have Blue Apron. I had been meaning to try this for a while but with moving etc the time had never been right. When I got my hands on a coupon I thought lets give this a try. Now I am aware that Blue Apron is not the only place that provides this service but from what I have read to date Blue Apron has good feedback. It is a service which sends you in refrigerated boxes with fresh produce to provide meals for your family. You have two basic options 2 meals for 2 covers (2 person plan) or 4 meals for 4 covers (family plan.) I went with the latter because I need leftovers to send with Mr L for his lunch. Blue Apron explain that the meals are farm-fresh, seasonal produce, meat and poultry with no added hormones and sustainably-sourced seafood. So if like my family you are conscious about where your food comes from this is for you. As well as the fresh produce you are provided with extensive recipe cards which guide you in producing each meal.

A Photo Diary Of My Blue Apron Experience

Blue Apron Delivery

Here waiting on my doorstep as described was my first delivery

Blue Apron Box Open

When I opened the box, everything was well packed and very cold from the efficient ice packs provided, these can be reused by you if you want to. I was also impressed with the small brochure with seasonal ideas and the menu cards provided.


Inside the boxes, you can see how cold the products are kept, which is a deep concern for people like me who live in a warm climate.


The first meal I prepared was Lemongrass Roasted Pork . This had the thumbs up. Mr L loves pork so I knew it would be a hit.


Please don’t judge my messy plate, I should have wiped it. But this is a view from above.


This is Pan-Seared Barramundi with Prince of Orange Potatoes & Spinach. This was also delicious, I perhaps chopped the potatoes a little small, I enjoyed cooking with Barramundi, I love to cook fish but had never cooked this. I love extending my repertoire.


An overview and the plate is a little cleaner.


This was the vegetarian option Broccoli & Cheese Enchiladas with Tomatillos & Sour Cream, now a veg dish has to be good to get Mr L’s approval and this did. It was delicious. Plus it got Little L eating lots of veggies.


These were yummy.


Seared chicken with brown rice and glazed carrots. This was yummy and the purple carrots were different.

I have Blue Apron delivering this week, mainly because I have been so impressed. The app and website have a great interface, clear and easy to use. The service is first class, every time I have emailed the response has been prompt and effective. I will add, this service is not for someone who has little or no interest in cooking, it does require prep. If you are looking for a prepared meal service this is not for you. If you are a family or couple pushed for time who like wholesome good food and enjoy eating around the table this is for you. If you are in a meal rut and like some insipiration this also may help. The meal cards, provide extensive photographic and written method so if your wanting to improve your cooking this would also help. I really wish they had this service when my husband and I were both working. This would be a great gift idea for new parents or a family or couple on the go. I have been so impressed I intend to keep the service up, I will use in weeks where we have lots going on. If you wish to cancel or miss a week to do so is very easy and straightforward.

If you were thinking of giving this service a try I urge you to do so.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Ta ta for now

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sarahjean518 November 9, 2016 - 10:38 am

My husband and I are definitely planning on trying soon! I think we will love it!

thelifestylelady November 9, 2016 - 3:12 pm

That’s great, it is worth trying. Thanks for visiting.

Katie Arnold (@iamkatiearnold) November 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm

I recently tried Hello Fresh & thought about trying Blue Apron too but my biggest complaint/problem is that they don’t have options for food allergies. I get that it’s hard, but I got the Hello Fresh box free from someone, but ended up buying groceries to replace the items that I couldn’t eat with versions that I could. :-/

thelifestylelady November 9, 2016 - 3:13 pm

Yes it seems a shame they can not cover allergies. I am sure they will do very soon. Thanks for visiting.

Nichole November 9, 2016 - 4:22 pm

Definitely going to give as a gift and hopefully try myself. Thanks for testing for all of us!

Rebecca Hicks November 9, 2016 - 5:29 pm

Blue Apron sounds so interesting! I’ve read a lot about it, but still haven’t given it a try. I think it would be the perfect way to spend a fun date night at home. I love trying out new recipes!

thelifestylelady November 15, 2016 - 3:26 pm

Yes what a great idea. It is surprisingly labor intensive, so a great thing to share.

Mistle Petrey November 10, 2016 - 1:49 pm

All of these dishes look really yummy!!! I have been wanting to try Blue Apron because I have heard such good reviews on it. I think I will try it out soon!

Jackie November 10, 2016 - 2:50 pm

All those meals look great! I’ve done Blue Apron before but we cancelled it. It’s fun to use to switch things up though!

thelifestylelady November 15, 2016 - 3:25 pm

Yes your right but there is a lot of prep involved. Thanks for stopping by.


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