We were having a couple over for dinner, so I decided to make one dish to have Sunday night and one to store in the fridge to eat through the week. I picked meals (Cheesy Tomatillo Enchiladas and Parmesan Chicken & Creamy Pepper Pasta) that I thought would keep well. In the case of the enchiladas, I could make them ahead and then pop them in the oven right before our guests arrived. For the chicken dish, I could cook the pasta ahead of time and make the chicken when we’re ready to have it for dinner. (Turns out Marshall and I couldn’t stay out of the pasta that long!)
People have asked if I’m on a specific diet and the answer is no. I’m not doing any special plan. I’m just eating mostly whole, healthy food. And that’s one thing I really love about Blue Apron. Their meals are always packed with fresh veggies, quality dairy, meat, etc. And, even though they come with a recipe card, I always feel the freedom to adapt the recipes. I added shredded chicken to the enchiladas and made a small side dish without the flour tortillas for our gluten-free guest.
I’m almost always introduced to some new food or flavor combination when I try Blue Apron Meals. In this case, I tried this green pear-looking squash that I had never even heard of along with some spice blends that were new to me!
During the slow pace of Sunday afternoon, I took about an hour and prepped both of the meals. (Do you like that I’m wearing a blue apron? I noticed that as I was working on this post!)
Doesn’t fresh, real food just look beautiful?
I had a few cherry tomatoes that I wanted to use up, so I threw those in at the last minute.
I can’t tell you how good it felt to have these meals prepared and ready to eat. When our guests came for dinner, I just had to pop the enchiladas in the oven instead of cooking at the stove. When Marshall needed some dinner after coming home from Youth Group, I was able to heat up some pasta and veggies for him.
And even though four adults ate their fill of the enchiladas, we still have 2-3 meals we can get off of the leftovers! I have found that generous portions are pretty typical of Blue Apron meals.
See the little gluten-free dish I made at the top of the picture below? It was hearty enough to just serve the filling because it contained cannellini beans and red rice.
So, the fridge is fully stocked with meals and snacks that will get us through most of the week!
That’s a win!
A few other cool things about Blue Apron –
- They offer an ever-changing menu (up to 11 recipes to chose from each week) with vegetarian options, low-carb, diabetes-friendly, WW™ Approved, 500 calorie or less meal options. There’s really something for everyone.
- Prices start as low as $7.49/serving
- They offer 2 flexible plans, the 2-Person Plan and 4-Person Family Plan
- 2 Person Plan: You can choose 2-3 recipes, each designed to serve 2 people.
- 4 Person Family Plan: You can choose 2-4 recipes, each designed to serve 4 people.
- And, you can skip meals or cancel at any time.