HelloFresh CA Meals Review

Published on March 23, 2021
Last modified on June 18, 2021

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By Julianne Simpson

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

HelloFresh Canada

HelloFresh Canada has got ‘dinner solved’!  This subscription-based meal kit service delivers fresh, pre-portioned ingredients along with step-by-step recipes directly to your door.  HelloFresh CA focuses on saving you time, providing you value for your money, and helping to balance your carbon footprint. Save $80 Now >>

What We Like

  • The ingredients are really fresh!  ‘Fresh’ is not just in the name.
  • There is less plastic packaging than other meal kit delivery services
  • The meals are simple and quick to prepare and can often be made in less time than indicated.

What We Don’t Like

  • Slightly more expensive than other meal kit delivery services, but you’re paying for the quality.
  • Some of the portions were a bit small for dinner, but could easily be stretched with some kitchen staples
  • The order of steps in the recipes sometimes needed reordering to make the preparation flow better in our kitchen.

HelloFresh Meals Review

HelloFresh Canada is a go-to meal kit service if you’re looking for fresh, high-quality ingredients. We were excited to learn that not only does HelloFresh CA value seasonal and regional produce, but they also put an emphasis on sustainable agriculture, fishing, and farming.  There is a ‘meet our suppliers’ section on their website which allows you to read more about the local suppliers that partner with HelloFresh.  It’s peace of mind to see where your ingredients are coming from.  All of HelloFresh’s recipes are also available on the website. Save $80 Now >>

HelloFresh CA has also made a commitment to environmental sustainability by carefully pre-measuring all of its ingredients to help reduce food waste.  The company is also the first global carbon-neutral meal kit company, and they focus on sourcing ingredients directly from local suppliers.

There are 3 main plans to order from:  Meat and Veggies, Family Friendly, and Vegetarian.  The plans are for 2 or 4 people and you can choose to have 3 or 4 recipes delivered each week.  There are 25 recipes to choose from, so you can create a menu that suits your personal preferences.

HelloFresh CA Unboxing by MealFinds

For our HelloFresh Canada reviews, we received a box of three meals for 2 people which included the Pan-fried Salmon and Soy Glazed Bok Choy (with sriracha mayo and ginger-infused jasmine rice), Indian Turkey Curry (with sweet potato on cilantro rice), and BBQ Rubbed Chicken (with roasted veggie salad and pepitas). Save $80 Now >>

HelloFresh Meals Review: Pan-Fried Salmon with Soy-Glazed Bok Choy

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The Pan-Fried Salmon with Soy-Glazed Bok Choy with Sriracha Mayo and Ginger-Infused Jasmine Rice was the first meal we prepared, and we have to say, it set the bar high.  The meal was very easy to make and came together in under 30 minutes.  Any time we can get dinner on the table in a hurry, it’s a win.

We started out sautéing some ginger and green onions and then adding the jasmine rice.  The rice simmered away while we got on with the rest of the meal.

Next, we pan-fried the salmon in a non-stick skillet.  The salmon fillets cooked very quickly and developed a nice golden sear on both sides.

Setting the salmon aside, we chopped the bok choy and added it to the non-stick skillet.  We then sautéed the bok choy in the soy sauce-mirin blend, garlic, honey, and ginger glaze for a few minutes. Save $80 Now >>

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To serve, we piled the rice into a bowl and added the glazed bok choy and salmon.  The salmon was topped off with a drizzle of the sriracha mayonnaise.

This dish was full of flavour and textures!  It was well seasoned and the two portions were small, but enough for two people.  The ginger rice also made the house smell heavenly.

Overall, this meal was perfect.  The ingredients were fresh, it was packed with flavour, and it was very easy to make.  Our only regret is that we didn’t order more of this meal! Save $80 Now >>

HelloFresh Meals Review: Indian Turkey Curry

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We are big fans of Indian curry and this dish did not disappoint!  It was quick to prepare and bursting with Indian spice flavour.  The dish was mild and creamy, thanks to the addition of coconut milk.

This turkey curry recipe was a bit more complicated to prepare than the other recipes in the box.  The instructions required us to carry out some steps almost simultaneously, so a thorough read-through of the recipe before you prepare it is a good idea!  That being said, the whole meal came together successfully in 30 minutes.

First, we chopped up a sweet potato and roasted it in a hot oven.  While the potato was roasting, we put the rice on to boil and chopped up the onion, tomatoes, and ginger.

Next, we seasoned the turkey scallopine with the Indian spice mix and salt and pepper then pan-seared it for a couple of minutes per side.  We then popped the turkey in the oven alongside the sweet potato to continue roasting.

While the turkey and potatoes finished cooking, we sautéed the tomato and onion along with the remainder of the Indian spice mix.  We finished the curry off by adding coconut milk, soy sauce, and some water.  The curry blipped away over medium-low heat for a few minutes until slightly thickened. Save $80 Now >>

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The final stage was adding the sweet potato to the curry and a bit of butter to the rice.  We served the curry and rice in a big bowl topped with the sliced golden-hued turkey breast.

The curry was silky and seasoned perfectly and the turkey was very moist.  The portions were very big and could easily have been shared between 3 people.

Overall, we enjoyed the Indian Turkey Curry.  It had a nice mild flavour and was very filling. Who needs takeout when you can make this amazing meal at home! Save $80 Now >>

HelloFresh Meals Review: BBQ Rubbed Chicken

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The BBQ Rubbed Chicken with Roasted Veggie Salad is a great meal for lunch or a light dinner.  The smoky-sweet taste of the chicken pairs really well with the bright and vibrant taste of the salad.  This meal was also very simple to prepare.

We began by roasting the butternut squash and onion in a very hot oven.  As the veggies were roasting, we rubbed BBQ seasoning onto the boneless chicken legs and seared them in a non-stick pan for a few minutes per side.  We then placed them into the oven with the veggies to continue baking while we prepared the salad dressing and toppings.

The simple, yet classic, dressing for the salad was just balsamic vinegar, sugar, water, and olive oil.  We also made a creamy mayo and dill sauce to go alongside our chicken.

The salad assembly was quick and easy.  We dressed the spinach leaves and topped them with the roasted veggies.  The entire salad was then crowned off with the BBQ chicken, the creamy dill sauce, and toasted pepitas. Save $80 Now >>

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The chicken was incredibly tender and moist, and the seasoning was deliciously sweet and smoky.  The roasted veggies also added a sweetness to the salad that was perfectly offset by the tangy balsamic dressing.

Overall, this salad made a great option for lunch.  The portions were a bit on the small side, so if you’re making this for dinner, you might want to add a bit more spinach or other lettuce of your choosing.  You could also easily make this recipe ahead and dress the spinach leaves once you’re ready to eat. Save $80 Now >>

HelloFresh Meal Review: Cost

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The cost of HelloFresh CA is between $9.69/serving – $11.49/serving depending on the plan you choose, the number of servings selected 2 or 4, and the number of recipes selected 3 or 4.

Meat & Veggies Plan: Recipes that include a wide variety of meat, fish, and produce and come together in 30 minutes or less.

2 people

  • 3 recipes: $68.94  + $9.99 shipping
  • 4 recipes: $90 + $9.99 shipping
  • Save $80 Now >>

 

4 people

  • 3 recipes: $123.96  + $9.99 shipping
  • 4 recipes: $155.04  + $9.99 shipping
  • Save $80 Now >>

 

Family-Friendly Plan: Recipes with meat, fish, and seasonal produce that are approved by even the pickiest of eaters. There are several 20 Minute Meal options included in this plan.

2 people

  • 3 recipes: $ 68.94 + $9.99 shipping
  • 4 recipes: $ 90 + $9.99 shipping
  • Save $80 Now >>

 

4 people

  • 3 recipes: $ 123.96 + $9.99 shipping
  • 4 recipes: $ 155.04 + $9.99 shipping
  • Save $80 Now >>

 

Vegetarian Plan: Recipes are 100% vegetarian with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

2 people

  • 3 recipes: $ 68.94 + $9.99 shipping
  • 4 recipes: $ 90 + $9.99 shipping
  • Save $80 Now >>

 

4 people

  • 3 recipes: $ 123.96 + $9.99 shipping
  • 4 recipes: $ 155.04 + $9.99 shipping
  • Save $80 Now >>

 

There is a $9.99 flat rate delivery fee for all plans. HelloFresh CA currently delivers to Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Manitoba, and Quebec.

HelloFresh Meal Review: Bottom Line

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HelloFresh CA is a meal kit delivery service that provides fresh ingredients and recipes for you to make delicious meals at home.  With HelloFresh dinnertime is solved.

The ingredients delivered in your box are very fresh.  There is also less plastic packaging in the box than you might receive from other meal kit delivery services, which is great.  All of the meals we received were very easy and quick to make and tasted as if we were in the kitchen for hours!

Although the cost of each meal is slightly higher than some other meal kit subscriptions, you really are receiving high-quality ingredients and recipes with HelloFresh CA.  If you have a big appetite, you might want to consider ordering a larger plan, as some of the portion sizes were on the smaller side.  You’ll also want to read through the recipe card fully before you start your prep.  It might make sense for you to reorder some of the steps so you’re not having to prep multiple steps at the same time.

Overall, we were very impressed with HelloFresh CA.  All of the meals we tried were very easy to make and will appeal to all skill levels in the kitchen.  The meals were simple yet bursting with flavour.  With HelloFresh, you really can have a high-quality meal on the table in no time at all. Save $80 Now >>

Enjoy!

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This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

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