Busy: This is great for busy people. The ingredients are fresh, on hand and the meals take on average 35 min to prepare.
Don't cook?: The included recipe cards are not only beautiful they have very easy to follow instructions complete with pictures.
Counting Calories: The calorie info is included and each meal is 500-700 per serving.
Ingredients: fresh ingredients from artisanal purveyors with an emphasis on sustainable practices
Need a specific delivery day: You can choose between Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and even Saturday delivery. Also the food is well packed on ice packs in an insulated box.
The not so good:
Price: It's a bit pricey but you're paying for convenience.
Organic, free range, grass fed: I couldn't find anywhere where these types of items were used. I also went to the Heritage Meat/Unger Meats website and although their product is very good I didn't see anywhere listed that it was grass fed or free range. I usually buy grass fed, free range meats because I do think it taste better and I feel better about eating it.
Chili-Rubbed Flat Iron Steaks with Quick Kimchi and Tomato Rice. The ingredients above and the finished product. This was enough for dinner for two.
Provençal Fish Stew with Toasted Baguette & Aioli. This made two hearty bowls of stew.
The third entree was Pan-Seared Chicken Leg with purple smashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and warm bacon vinaigrette. I was in a hurry when I made it so I didn't take a picture of the ingredients or completed meal.
Chili-Rubbed Flat Iron Steaks with Quick Kimchi and Tomato Rice - I really liked the kimchi and the tomato rice. I wasn't really enjoying the meat. I usually buy grass fed beef and I think I could really taste the difference and I didn't care for it much.
Provençal Fish Stew with Toasted Baguette & Aioli - I really enjoyed this soup. The salmon was terrific and held up nicely in the soup. The aioli on the baguette was delicious.
Pan-Seared Chicken Leg with with Purple Smashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette - This cooked up nicely. I love purple potatoes and of course bacon makes everything extra delicious.
I'm not going to do a complete price breakdown like I did on my last review. I feel like there is value in these meals and they are working out great for those busy weeks. I logged into my account and skipped all weeks. When Blue Apron sends out the email with the menu information I can simply go back into my account and unskip. This works for me and I'm less likely to get a shipment I didn't want.
Verdict: I'm enjoying the food and flexibility of this subscription. I may not use it every month but it will definitely be on my list.