With Hello Fresh, Mums can cook amazing food at home in no time

Every once in a while a new idea comes along that makes people wonder why nobody thought of it before. Hello Fresh is a brand new grocery delivery service tailored to the needs of busy mums. With Hello Fresh anyone can easily prepare amazing food for their family and friends in their own home.

Hello Fresh delivers amazing recipes and all the necessary ingredients to your door every week. It is easy to sign up on the website for a weekly subscription. Simply choose how many meals you would like to receive and Hello Fresh does all the hard work for you.

The recipes are created by professional chefs who have worked in world-famous restaurants such as the Fat Duck. These chefs have taken the hassle out of weekly meal planning, ensuring your family has a healthy balanced diet. And don’t worry; they are so easy to prepare that busy mums can create a Hello Fresh meal in no time. Kids love trying the exciting new meals. Take them on a journey around the world with dishes like Emperor’s Chocolate Chilli Con Carne, and Penne at Sunset. Pickier eaters can easily leave ingredients out of a recipe, or be bold and try something for the first time. Who knows, it could be a favourite!

In fact, Hello Fresh takes easy cooking to a new level. Recipes typically take only 30 minutes or less to prepare and don’t require fancy kitchen equipment. The recipe cards are lovely to look at and provide a photo for each step, making sure that every meal is just perfect. So if you enjoy great food but want to save time on meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking, – Hello Fresh comes to the rescue!

The company was started by a small group of food fanatics in Central London who believe that it should be easier for busy mums to cook delicious food in their own home. Launched in early January, the service has already found a following among savvy Londoners and is taking off as a revolutionary new way to eat. Currently, Hello Fresh only delivers to addresses within the M25 but expect this to change soon. Certainly one to watch for 2012!

The website is www.hellofresh.co.uk and and find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hellofresh.co.uk

BEAR Nibbles

We were sent a selection of BEAR Nibbles for Madame to try out.  I have to say I love the modesty of the bear on the packaging!  It made me smile.  I’m forever trying to find healthy snacks for Madame and to be honest we are getting bored of the limited selection in our local supermarket.  They basically only stock 2 brands and I had never seen the BEAR brand.

This reminds me of when we were in Canada last summer visiting family and I asked at the grocery store where the children’s healthy snacks were.  They looked at me like I was from Mars.  No wonder they have issues with childhood obesity.

Anyhow, we were sent quite a selection (Fruit Nibbles, Granola Nibbles and Yo-yo’s which are dried fruit roll ups).  What I really like about them is that they are all natural, no additives and they count for 1 of your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables or 1 of your 3 a day of whole grains.  The also come with collectable nature fact cards inside.

Here is the list of ingredients from the back of one of the packs and I can pronounce every single one of them!

  • Whole grain oats
  • Whole Grain Maize
  • Pineapple Pieces
  • Coconut, apple, grape and carob extract
  • Absolutely nothing else

Madame really likes the granola type ones.  She did turn her nose up at the dried pineapple one.  However, I have to admit I’m personally not a fan of dried fruit either but they do smell delicious.

Price is 49p yoyos – 2 of your 5 a day & nibbles 69p.

Current BEAR range stockists: Waitrose, Ocado, Boots, Co-operative, Holland & Barrett, Somerfield, Asda, Wilkinsons, Wholefoods, Planet Organic, over 250 small chains & independents & available through Marigold, Fife Creamery, Sweet Ideas, Simple Simon, The Bay Tree, Fosters Traditional Foods.

Hope we see them on ‘our’ local supermarket shelves soon.