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With Thanksgiving less than a week away and Christmas right around the corner, you’ve likely already started meal planning. Maybe you have a Pinterest board dedicated to Thanksgiving dinner or a grocery list with everything you need ready to go. But if you’re not really a planner, holiday cooking and baking can be far more stressful than exciting.
Whether you're only slightly or immensely overwhelmed about your cooking responsibilities this Holiday season, these three meal prep hacks will allow you to worry less about meal prep and more about enjoying quality time with your friends and family.
HelloFresh strives to make cooking simple, flexible and stress-free, so it’s no wonder that they’re the most popular meal prep subscription box in several states across America. From Mississippi to North Dakota to Pennsylvania to Wisconsin, people seemingly can’t get enough. But if you’ve never tried HelloFresh, this holiday season is the perfect opportunity. No need to spend hours on Pinterest hunting down recipes for Thanksgiving dinner or wandering around the grocery store searching for that obscure spice that your pecan pie recipe calls for. HelloFresh can deliver everything you need for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner right to your front door. Each HelloFresh meal prep kit comes with hassle-free recipes and pre-measured ingredients that will allow you to throw a delicious dinner together in no time. Oh, and did we mention that all HelloFresh orders are customizable? Now, the only question is whether you’ll have cranberry apple pork chops, garlic herb butter steak, Swedish meatloaves, or one of the many other delicious meal options this Thanksgiving.
If you’re a HelloFresh junkie and looking to try a new meal prep delivery service this Holiday season, you should look into Plated -- which happens to be one of the most popular meal subscription services. Plated prides itself on providing both the food you love and the flexibility you crave, and with hundreds of meals to choose from, you’re sure to find something your Holiday guests will love. Whether you go with creamy pumpkin baked rigatoni, rosemary pork chops, or seared steak, their recipes are so delicious you should have no trouble cleaning your plate. They even have seasonal desserts like pecan pie available for order, thus miraculously allowing you to get through the holidays without ever stepping foot in the grocery store.
If you’re from Vermont, Illinois, Alabama, Georgia or South Dakota, you’ve likely already heard of or tried Home Chef. But if you haven’t, this Thanksgiving or Christmas is the perfect time to place your first Home Chef order. Aiming to make home cooking simple, Home Chef allows you to select your favorites from a list of delicious recipes on their website. And just like HelloFresh and Plated, Home Chef ships everything you’ll need to prepare your favorite recipes right to your front door. The only hard part is deciding what recipes to try -- will you order tasty sides like the sage and pecan sweet potatoes and the apple and cranberry stuffing or will you go with the garlic scallops over parmesan risotto? It’s all up to you.
So if you’re looking to minimize stress and make the most of precious time with friends and family this Holiday season, why not allow HelloFresh, Plated, or Home Chef to lighten your load? Your taste buds will thank you.