What’s the number one thing exhausted, hungry parents, don’t want to do when they have recently welcomed a baby into their family? I bet it’s grocery shopping right next to trying to figure out what on earth you’re going to make for dinner tonight. Well thanks to your new fairy godmother, you can say goodbye to the meal planning worries and skip the grocery store because Hello Fresh has come to town!


With my first child, I didn’t prepare any freezer meals. I honestly didn’t think I’d need to. HA! When pregnant with my second I made a few meals but they quickly ran out. The very last thing I wanted to do after getting little to no sleep was preparing a meal plan and venture out to the grocery store with a newborn and toddler in tow. Not my idea of a good time. If only I had a fairy godmother to deliver a few meals to my door…

Elm City Doulas was recently given the chance to try out Hello Fresh and share our thoughts and opinions with you. On a Tuesday during the midafternoon, the delivery man came to my door with a GIANT box from Hello Fresh and I was quickly excited to open it and see what I would be cooking up for that week. This had to be the coolest (literally) box I’d ever received because this box was built like a cooler and in it were all the ice packs to ensure the meat stayed at the proper temperature. So If you got this box in the middle of a summer afternoon while you were at work, you’d have no worries about your food going bad.

We received the family sized box which was 3 meals for 4 people. The meals I was given were: Maple bacon and pineapple pizzas with carrot and pepper salad, Steak stir fy, Cornflake chicken with broccoli, peas, and rice. Normally you get to pick your meals for the week but because we were given this as a PR box, we had the meals picked for us. All of the food that comes in the box is perfectly proportioned and measured out. Even the onions are chopped! Who else hates chopping onions? Also, bonus that it doesn’t take long to prep and cook! Who wants to spend hours in the kitchen anyways? Not me.

On the first night, I picked the pizza meal. I won’t lie, I’ve never tried pineapple on pizza and was doubtful if we would like it but I was happy to give it a go. Surprise, surprise we loved it! We were given such large portions of everything that we had leftovers for the next day.

The next night. Oh, the next night. This is where I was thanking my lucky stars for Hello Fresh. At 3 pm I received a text message from my husband letting me know his car died, in traffic of all places. The day ended with us realizing his beloved car was destined for the junkyard and signing up for that CAA membership we’ve been putting off doing so we could tow the darn thing home. So while all this chaos was happening, I wasn’t fretting on what to serve the kids for supper because Hello Fresh to the rescue! We had the most amazing steak stir fry with veggies and noddles. Oh. My. Lord. I cannot tell you how flavourful it was and every bit of it was eaten right up by my normally picky eaters. Everyone had seconds and was loving it. I can honestly tell you that if it weren’t for Hello Fesh, I would have been going to the Mcdonalds drive-thru that night. Instead, my kids and I got healthy, flavorful and quality food.


Tonight is the cornflake chicken and we are so excited to try it. My 4-year-old is also wanting to help in the kitchen as much as she can which makes me a happy mom too.

This is one subscription service that I can truly say we’ll be subscribing to. I love the emails they send out to let you know the next week’s meals with the ability to pause and skip at any time without hassle. This is 100% worth every penny.

And because we know other parents will love it so much, Hello Fresh is graciously offering you 40% off your first box! Simply use promo code ELMCITYDOULAS on your first order so you get to see what all the amazingness is about.


Thanks, Hello Fresh!




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