I wasn’t paid to write this post, but it’s about one way I found time to relax this week and I thought you would love it too. There is a special offer just for you at the bottom. The post does contain affiliate links.
It’s a new term at school and like a new year at home. After the slower days of summer suddenly there’s the fresh wind of autumn and a new term of busy-ness. After a time of rest I come back to the next season with a fresh burst of energy.
But, at home, along with the school forms building up, there are the chores to be done, the meal planning, the shopping, laundry and work projects to complete.
The days and evenings are busy and I know it’s hard to find time for the very things that are life giving to me if not careful.
I just need one simple way to find time!
This week I tried something new that should free up some time usually spent shopping or meal planning, leave time for me to be creative and perhaps kick start something creative in itself!
I am not the best cook in the world but we all have to eat right? Cooking, though, it feels like another chore when I know for others it is creative time.
How much time do I spend shopping, looking up recipes, checking the cupboards and fridge before writing a list, then ordering or shopping for for food? Then I go to two different supermarkets – one for price, another because they didn’t have a ingredient I needed. I reckon that’s probably a good 2-3 hours. Even if I have my Tesco delivery set up and just order all my favourites again, the meals we eat become the same and I want to be more creative and adventurous..
So I ordered a food box from HelloFresh. I got an amazing deal of 50% off the full price of a family box, and further down I have that deal for you too!
Do you want to know more? I’m hoping that with the menu already chosen and ingredients all supplied, it will save me time and mental space this week. I will find time to relax and be creative and hopefully these new menus will inspire some creativity in the kitchen and in my children too!
The one way
The food box is not only a food delivery, like your supermarket, but it comes as set meals with the ingredients that you need to make each recipe.
So at HelloFresh you sign up (using your special offer code from below!) order your box from a selection of sizes and then you can change the recipes they select for you up till a week before your delivery.
Inside the box are your recipe cards and the ingredients are separated out into brown recycled grocery bags. The food that needs to go in a fridge is in a reusable insulated bag with reusable or recyclable ice packs also. (The delivery slot is for the whole day so if the box needs to be left somewhere the food will stay fresh.)
The recipe cards tell you how long the meal will take to cook and how many of your 5 a day the meal contains.
My delivery arrived yesterday and we had a meal of Gnocchi Bolognese with Cheesy Broccoli. It was delicious, there is a bit left over and I have the recipe card to do it again, if I shop elsewhere.
The meal took around 45 mins to cook, it was fairly simple, and I know that I have three meals this week that are healthy and balanced. I have saved time and mental space for other life-giving activities that I need to do for my own wellbeing this week. I may not use the service every week but the great thing is I can pause the boxes whenever I want or cancel, there is no minimum requirement.
I think that this is a great way to turn your chores into creativity. And save yourself some time so you can relax in the evenings.
So the offer for you is £25 off your first box. Click here to redeem. (affiliate link) This code won’t last forever so get it while it’s still valid!
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