If you’re keeping tabs on that calendar of yours, you know that 2021 is coming to a close. That means a brand new year is right around the corner, and with it always comes an onslaught of “new year, new you” messaging from everyone, from your personal trainer at the gym to your mother-in-law.
This year, instead of being pulled in a million different directions for what you “could” or “should” be and feeling the need to set unrealistic goals for yourself, we’re looking to put control back in your hands. Instead of a crash diet post-holidays or a sudden drastic change in your daily eating habits, take food-related stress off your plate with a helpful meal kit.
Hit the reset button, but do it your way with the help of HelloFresh.
There’s never been a better time to join America’s #1 meal kit, as HelloFresh is now offering 16 free meals to new subscribers, three surprise gifts and free shipping on your first box. With this offer, SPY readers can get delicious homemade meals for less than $4 per serving — for a limited time.
HelloFresh has been ranked America’s #1 Meal Delivery Service for three years running by USA Today’s “10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards,” for their fresh, fun and affordable recipes. Their flexible meal kit subscriptions are meant to make cooking, meal planning and prepping food as easy as possible. During the busy rush of a new year? It’s precisely what you need to meet your goals without stressful trips to the grocery store or guilt from wasted food.
HelloFresh Healthy Meal Kits: How It Works
Rather than being a one-size-fits-all meal kit, HelloFresh allows you to customize your weekly orders based on your individual preferences and has options for everyone. They’ve got nutritious meal options like Calorie Smart and Carb Smart, as well as their Quick & Easy recipes for those who are short on time. However you like to eat, HelloFresh has something delicious to offer you in the new year.
Each HelloFresh box is packed with fresh, pre-portioned ingredients that make cooking easy and decrease food waste at the same time. Every recipe is packed with high-quality proteins and fresh produce that make eating clean interesting, fun and delicious.
Each week, HelloFresh offers 50 menu and market items to choose from for your delivery, and you can skip an order or cancel your subscription at any time.
As a welcome to new subscribers looking to boost their nutrition and take back control of their 2022, HelloFresh is currently offering 16 free meals across five boxes plus free shipping. You’ll also receive three surprise gifts as a reward for starting the new year with a new healthy diet.
To claim your 16 free meals, head to HelloFresh and sign up for a meal plan.
To get your mouth watering, we’ve picked some of our favorite Hall of Fame HelloFresh recipes. Not all of these recipes will be available every week, but they regularly appear on the rotating menu due to their popularity, quality and, of course, deliciousness. Every meal on this list takes between 25-35 minutes to make, so you can save time, money and stress all while eating well in the new year.
Sriracha Turkey Burgers
Who doesn’t love a delicious turkey burger? This one is fancied up with a fresh ginger-dressed salad on the side and some spicy sriracha mayo on top. Sriracha is also mixed right into the turkey patties, so there’s no shortage of flavor in these delectable burgers.
Winner Winner Chicken Orzo Dinner
Trust us, you’ll feel like a champion after making and eating this delicious combo of herbed chicken breast and zucchini tomato medley over lemony, creamy orzo pasta. It’s crispy, decadent, yet light at the same time, and fills you with flavorful veggies you’ll be proud of yourself for eating. A little parmesan sprinkled on top? Forget about it.
Cherry Balsamic Pork
The balance of flavors in this HelloFresh Hall of Fame meal is perfect. It’s sweet, a little tangy and delicious thanks to a cherry balsamic glaze drizzled over the savory pork. The side of roasted broccoli and potatoes will fill you up without taking center stage, letting the pork shine in all its glory.
Classic Beef Chili
You know it, you love it; it’s a game day staple for a reason. This recipe combines a spicy poblano pepper with borlotti beans for sustenance and ground beef for a savory, indulgent meal that’ll fill your entire family up quickly. The spice combo of chili powder and oregano play together perfectly, and a small dollop of sour cream on top gives you the cooling relief you need.
A light, fresh stir fry is sometimes all you want on a busy weeknight when the last thing on your to-do list is getting dinner on the table. This one has a sweet hoisin sauce marinade, aromatic rice and nutty sesame seeds perfectly sprinkled on top. If you’ve got picky eaters in the family and need an easy intro meal to Asian-style cooking, this is it.
Garlic Herb Tortelloni
If you’re looking for warm, Italian comfort food, this tortelloni recipe is an excellent add to the list. It’s got everything you want from Italian cooking — garlic-herb butter, pillowy pasta and crispy breadcrumbs that offer a lot in flavor and texture. Italian pangrattato is used in place of parmesan cheese to up the ante of this classic dish, and the sautéed shallot and veggies add a fresh kick of green for a delicious, nourishing meal.
Beef Bulgogi Meatballs
Meatballs have gotten a much-needed makeover with this dish. Instead of the classic red sauce and pasta, they’ve got a sweet-savory bulgogi glaze and ginger white rice. There’s also a side of roasted carrots for a veggie and sriracha crema for extra sauce and flavor. It’s an excellent balance of flavors and a decadent, easy meal for any day of the week.
Salsa Verde Enchiladas
Who said vegetarian recipes have to lack flavor? These veggie enchiladas are hearty, delicious and smothered in cheese and sour cream for tons of deliciousness. Poblano pepper, tomatoes and black beans are sautéed up and stuffed into tortillas with green salsa and Monterey Jack cheese generously sprinkled on top. It’s everything you want from a Mexican dish, made easy and convenient for easy dinner prep.
Trust us; this isn’t your basic pasta in the tomato sauce recipe. It’s been dressed up with bell pepper, Tuscan herbs and spices, a breadcrumb crust and basil oil for all the Italian flavors you know and love. Toss everything together, throw it in the oven, and you’re mere moments away from cheesy, herbal and slightly spicy bliss.
One Pan Pork Carnitas Tacos
While typically carnitas involves hours of slow cooking pork in a delicious, rich broth, this is a quicker, weeknight-friendly version that’ll satisfy the craving just as well. You can create that same feeling in less time with a blend of stock, ground pork and spices that turn regular ol’ meat into taco magic. The recipe also comes with tasty toppings like lettuce, onion and a lime crema to drizzle on top. The best part? The whole thing comes together in one pan.