This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.
I am so happy that I was introduced to Blue Apron earlier this year. Although my experience with Blue Apron started as a partnership with the brand, it’s become something that I personally use regularly as well. A delivery the week before we moved was a lifesaver in helping me get dinner on the table while things were in disarray and I’ve got deliveries scheduled through the end of this year to help streamline meal planning and shopping during the busy holiday season.
If you’ve missed my past posts on Blue Apron, it’s a service that delivers a box to your doorstep that includes everything you need to make delicious, home cooked meals using farm fresh and high quality ingredients.
This is a small sampling of the delicious meals I’ve made with Blue Apron. I can honestly say that of the 20+ Blue Apron Meals I’ve tried, none have disappointed!
Here are six of my favorite things about Blue Apron.
1) Seasonal and high quality ingredients.
I can always count on Blue Apron meals to feature seasonal ingredients and flavors. My last couple of boxes have been packed full of fresh cranberries, sweet potatoes, kale, brussels sprouts and winter squash along with things like warm spice blends, chestnuts and more.
I have also found the meat and fish selection to be of high quality as well.
2) Delicious meatless meals.
I have several vegetarian friends who use Blue Apron and rave about it. I have loved every meatless meal I have received from them, including this Summer Ratatouille & Parmesan Polenta that I received before we moved.
3) Generous portion sizes.
I have found the Blue Apron portions to be extremely generous and we usually have leftovers from at least one or two of the meals each week. I reheated this Spiced Pork, Kale, Winter Squash and White Bean Soup and added avocado and plain yogurt for a warm lunch on a rainy day. We have never finished a Blue Apron meal feeling unsatisfied.
4) Blue Apron introduces me to new spices and ways of using ingredients.
In a recent delivery I received ras el hanout spice to make a North African Spiced Shrimp and Couscous with Dates, Kale and Carrots.
This was my first time trying ras el hanout and it was so good! Complex, spicy and very fragrant.
A couple of months ago I received ingredients to make a saffron aioli to top a Sauteed Shrimp Sandwich.
I make a lot of aiolis but had never thought to use saffron as the base ingredient. It was amazing!
5) Cooking Blue Apron meals is a fun and relaxing way to end the day.
It’s no secret that the kitchen is my happy place and I love coming home to have a new recipe to try.
Call me crazy but I find the washing, chopping and prepping to be so relaxing.
Especially when the finished product looks so lovely! Blue Apron provides awesome ideas for plating and styling your food so it not only tastes great but looks “fancy” too!
6) Blue Apron is easy to use and customizable.
You get to choose between 2-person meals which is one delivery with three meals or a family plan which is meant to be served family style and can come in one delivery/two meals or two deliveries/four meals. In addition, you get to pick your delivery day and your dietary preferences.
When you log in to your account you can see all the meals that are planned for you in the next few weeks. You can choose to change your menu or skip your delivery. There is no commitment required with Blue Apron and you can stop and start at any time.
I love the ability to customize your menu for the week. I have found this to be a great way to try some interesting vegetarian dishes.
Ready to give Blue Apron a try or give it as a gift? Remember, the first 50 readers to click this link get 2 meals FREE in their first Blue Apron order!
I would like to try the Caramelized Leek and Barley Miso Ramen! I love soups this time of year and this seems like a different take on “fall/winter staples”.
I just finished watching you on periscope about your Aldi haul. I was so excited to see you back with a scope. Perhaps you could scope some of your delicious dinners or holiday baking. Hope to see you more often in the future. Love periscope!
I would love to try the Caramelized Leek and Barley Miso Ramen! A different take on “fall/winter” staples and I love soups this time of year!
I always wanted to try Blue Apron, any of the vegetarian dishes look terrific!
Omg – That shrimp banh mi looks AMAZING in the week of dec 7th!! I seriously hope I win just for that one meal alone!
I meant week of December 14th – oops!
I’d really like the opportunity to try it before committing. I’ve away a been intrigued. I am interested in the spiced pork chops with the homemade salsa and sweet potato mash. Yum!!
I would love to try the Beet & Barley Risotto; the colors are awesome!
I would like to make the Spiced Pork, Kale, Winter Squash and White Bean Soup you posted about. Sounds delicious! It’s nice they post their recipes so you can make it even if you didn’t order that week.
I would love to try the stir-fry orange shrimp — something i would never think to try myself!
Hi Jen! Yum! I definitely want to try this out. I’m a VERY busy college student AND I’m newly married to an equally busy graduate student! Needless to say I could use this week of meals… I would LOVE to try the roasted sweet potato and carmelized onion pizza. I’m in love with sweet potatoes. 🙂 and pizza is my favorite food! Yum!
I just purchased a Blue Apron trial for my in laws after reading about your love of it in previous posts. However, I still have yet to try it myself! The shrimp Banh Mi looks very tasty! Would love a chance to try this for myself. 🙂
The pan seared salmon and farro salad looks delicious! I especially love that the recipe includes brussel sprouts- they’re one of my favorite veggies!
I would love to try the Shrimp Banh Mi. all of the recipes look delicious!
The shrimp bahn mi looks amazing!
I would love to try the lentil bolognese, though they all look delicious!
I would love to try the Chilled Sesame Soba Noodle Salad. It sounds so refreshing during this time of year with all the heavy food during the holidays!
The soba noodles or the shrimp sandwich or the carmalized onion pizza all sound so yum!
The Vietnamese Chicken Wings look so good, and I love that Blue Apron would send ingredients that might be hard to find… it would definitely break us of our dinnertime rut!
I would love to try the Thai shrimp soup!
The pork, squash, and bean soup looks amazing! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
The Shrimp Bahn Mi looks amazing. We are a busy family with 2 young kids at home and don’t have the time or babysitters to eat out often. I churn out 3 meals a day and the grind gets to me, this would be such a break! Fingers crossed!
I would love to try the glazed Cod…it looks amazing! I’ve been thinking about signing up for a trial, but have been tentative. So getting a sneak peek would be so cool!
That harissa lamb and beef burger sounds amazing and something different to try!
The sweet potato and caramelized onion pizza sounds so, so good!
I would love to try the glazed cod!
pan seared salmon and farro salad sounds so so good!
sweet potato and carmelized onion pizza- yum!!
Link didn’t work for me, but I’d love to give Blue Apron to my mom for her birthday this month.
Mmmm I want to try the Rice Noodles and Coconut-Matcha broth!
I’ve always wanted to try Blue Apron! I also find cooking and washing dishes so relaxing!! I’d like to give the tamarind-glazed cod a try!
I’d love to try the quinoa fried rice!
Thai Shrimp Soup!!!!
I would love to try the crispy tofu drunken noodles. Cooking Thai food seems intimidating to me and I don’t really have most of the ingredients in my pantry. It looks delicious!
The Carmelized onion pizza looks amazing!
The roast chicken and potato latkes sound amazing!
There’s so many options it’s tough to choose! But the Korean style bolgogi sounds great. Not something I would think to make on my own.
I would love to try the Caramelized Leek and Barley Miso Ramen!
The acorn squash tempura tacos look awesome! We do tacos every week, and I’m always looking for something different.
The salmon or any of the vegetarian dishes !
I would love to try the Thai shrimp soup. It all looks so good. I love to cook but sometimes a long ingredient list keeps me from trying out a recipe! This would be great to try.
everything looks so tastey! I would love to give the one-pot shrimp perloo a try
I would love to try the coconut braised cauliflower! I am trying to eat less meat and I need more recipes like this!
Hi Jen! I’ve been wanting to try Blue Apron, I’m so glad you have been posting about it lately! These meals look gourmet but sounds like they aren’t too difficult- perfect for a bottle of wine and date night in :). I would love to try them ALL, but the meals that really stood out were the BBQ salmon and mashed sweet potatoes, mixed mushroom risotto, and Southern-style chicken cacciatore. Yum!!
Lentil Bolognese is something I probably wouldn’t try on my own. I’ve used blue apron a few times and it makes that week so much easier!
The Harissa Lamb and Beef Burgers look amazing! I would love to try this service!
Wow, your North African spiced shrimp couscous looks delicious, and I’m also craving the Thai chicken meatball curry 😉
Newly married and have been wanting to try Blue Apron! I am always scared to cook seafood at home so would love to try some of their recipes and hopefully gain more confidence in the kitchen!
oh my gosh! They all sound sooooo good, but I would love to try the Fall Veggie and Goat Cheese Quiche! Yum!
I love your blog and I love cooking (and running and yoga!). I’ve heard great things about Blue Apron–thank you for giving it a thumbs up. It’s just the motivation I need to go ahead and place an order!
Those chicken meatballs look amazing, and I don’t usually eat meat! All the meals looks great.
I would love to try the Stir-Fried Beef & Udon Noodles!
I’d like to try the summer pepper shakshuka!
I’d love to try the Pork Chops & Apple Mostarda! Yum!
I’d love to try the North African-Spiced Shrimp & Couscous!
Crispy tofu drunken noodles — never tried something like this on my own so this would be great!
The Glazed Cod sounds so good!
I would love to try the cod and fettucine! I think it would be a great gift for my brother’S family that has a new baby 🙂
I would love to try the butternut squash and kale rigatoni!
Stir-Fried Beef & Udon Noodles…or really any of the Blue Apron meals look yummy!
the thai chicken meatball curry looks great!
I’m so curious about Blue Apron! I’d love to try the Butternut Squash and Kale a Rigatoni, seems like a perfect Fall dish.
This all looks so amazing- I’ve been dying to try Blue Apron. Would love to make the spicy catfish ramen, sounds divine!
I’d love to try the roast chicken with potato latkes. I made latkes once with my little sisters back when I was in high school. It brings back great memories of experimenting in the kitchen!
I would love to try the caramelized onion and sweet potato pizza!
I’ve been dying to try Blue Apron, but it’s a little out of my budget. I would love to try their roast chicken and potato latkes recipe. Looks like delicious comfort food!
Oh my goodness, I would LOVE to try the sweet potato and Carmelized onion pizza!!! All of the meals look amazing.
I would love to try the Southern-Style Shrimp and Grits!
I would love to try seared steak and sage brown butter, because it’s not something I would normally make!
The shrimp bahn mi for sure!
I would love to try the rice noodles with coconut matcha broth!! Looks delicious and unique!
Crispy tofu drinken noodles looks delish! Would love to try that!
The carmelized onion and sweet potato pizza sounds delicious!!
been very curious about blue apron….. the salmon pastrami on rye sounds awesome!
I’ve seen a lot of info online recently about Blue Apron. Would love to try their Chicken Meatballs! And lots of others as well. Now I’m hungry. 🙂
I think the Spiced Salmon & Cranberry Chutney with Parsnip, Sweet Potato & Clementine Sauté sounds like a perfect winter meal.
I’d love to make the chile rubbed steaks. I never make steak at home!
Everything looks delicious but I would love to try the Shrimp Bahn Mi! Your posts and pictures have inspired me to really start thinking about using Blue Apron, thanks!
These all look delicious! I’d love to try the tamarind glazed cod. 🙂
Yum! Quinoa fried rice!
I’d love to try the Tamarind-Glazed Cod!!
The Creamy Sweet Potato and Kale looks delicious!
I’d love to try the Thai Chicken Meatball Curry!
the crispy tofu drunken noodles sound incredible!
I’d love to make the Catfish Po’ Boy sandwiches for my husband! 🙂
The roasted sweet potato and caramelized onion pizza sounds amazing!
Hard to choose just one, but I would love to try the North African spiced shrimp and couscous. It’s not something I would regularly think to make for myself!
I’d like to try the roast chicken and potato latkes!
smoky shrimp and creamy cheddar grits!
I’m trying more vegetarian recipes and I think Blue Apron would really help give me some more ideas. I’d love to try the Delicata Squash Red Curry!
Love how many delicious-sounding vegetarian recipes they have! Tough to narrow down, but I think I’d love to try the butternut squash and kale calzones.
I would like to try the Coconut Curry–Braised Cauliflower. I never used to like coconut OR curry, but now one of my favorite recipes is a coconut curry lentil soup. Here’s to trying (and liking!) new things!
Stir fried beef and udon noodles! I rarely make beef and I never make udon noodles so it would be a nice change!
I would love to try the lamb burgers! I love lamb but the thought of cooking it is a little intimidating!
I would love to try the Roasted Pork & Delicata Squash w/ + Warm Farro and Kale salad- it sounds amazing! Loving fall-inspired dishes right now.
I would love to try that Fall Vegetable and Goat Cheese Quiche!
What a great giveaway!!
So many amazing looking recipes; it was tough to pick one! I would love to try the Creamy Sweet Potato & Kale casserole. I’m a sucker for the sweet potato/kale combo.
With a new baby on the way this year, blue apron sounds like a great way to enjoy time in the kitchen without a ton of shopping, researching, etc. I’d love to try some of the vegetarian creations – the kale sweet potatoe casserole looks scrumptious.
I’d love to try the cauliflower steaks! I think it is so interesting how people are applying traditionally meat-oriented techniques/flavors to vegetables and think this recipe looks delicious.
The spicy Korean chicken wings sound yummy!
The caramelized onion pizza sounds delicious. I’ve been wanting to try Blue Apron for awhile.
Rice noodles and coconut matcha broth sounds so good!
I’d love to try the Moroccan beef tagine! I love Moroccan food but never make it at home because I’m scared to get the spice balance wrong.
The sweet potato pizza looks awesome!
The roasted sweet potato and caramelized onion pizza looks heavenly!!
The sweet potato and caramelized onion pizza would be a crowd-pleaser for my entire family. Hubby loves sweet potatoes, I love onions, and toddler is ALL about pizza these days. Thanks, Jen!
OMG I would love to try the sweet potato and caramelized onion pizza! Holy yum!
They all look great. I’d love to try the Caramelized Leek & Barley Miso Ramen!!!
A since having my daughter, I seemed to have lost my cooking “mojo”- I would love to try blue apron! So many recipes look great, but I think that I would love the beet and barley risotto-way out of my comfort zone!
I would love to try seared steaks and sage brown butter, roast pork and braised endive, and tamarind glazed cod!
Initially I wasn’t that intrigued by Blue Apron services, but the more I’ve learned about them I realize that they would be amazing to try! I get in a rut and make the same dishes again and again. I would love to have the guidance to branch out! Thanks for sharing, Jen!
I would love to try the Thai Chicken Meatball Curry!
I’d try butternut squash and kale calzones for sure. May get this for my sister who just had a baby.
I like the recipe for BBQ salmon and mashed sweet potatoes!
The sweet potato and carmelized onion pizza sounds soooooo good!!!!!
I would love to try any vegetarian dish. I need help!!!
I would love to try the North-African Spiced Shrimp & CousCous! The flavors are right up my alley, but its one of those recipes I wouldn’t dare to make unless I happened to have all of the ingredients on hand!
I used the link to get 1/2 off my first order – I am so excited to make and prepare the meals! It’s interesting how certain meals can’t ship together so you can pick to a certain extent – but if you choose one, another one might be grayed out. Oh well. I am doing the beef & lamb burgers, arugula pizza and the roast chicken/latkes.
Wow! Everything looks amazing! My fiancé and I love it when we have the opportunity to cook together. The North African Spiced Shrimp and Couscous looks incredible! Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, you should pick up a copy of “Thug Kitchen”, Jen. They have some fantastic vegetarian dishes that are usually pretty easy and fun to throw together!
Chile rubbed steaks with kimchi and tomato rice!
i would try the creamy sweet potato casserole.
The vegetarian options look amazing, especially the lentil bolognese!
These all look amazing! The Crispy Cod and Spiced Couscous looks good, but I also would love to try the Rice Noodles and Coconut Matcha broth!
Id love to try the spiced salmon with cranberry chutney!
While I’m not a vegetarian, I’ve been eating more vegetarian based meals and would love to try some new things out! Like the crispy tofu drunken noodles and coconut curry braised cauliflower!?
The Thai Chicken Meatball Curry sounds delicious!
The French Lentils with lamb – I love trying new cooking styles for lamb
Would LOVE to try the chicken meatballs! Salmon dish looks delish too.
I would love to try the porkchops… They sound delicious!
Honestly, all of the meals you have pictured in this post look so relish, especially the summer ratatouille/polenta, and the spiced pork,kale, squash soup…yum. But looking at the options on blue apron, my first meal I’d try is the spicy sarda…something about a spicy red sauce with veggies makes my mouth water!
I’d love to try the butternut squash and kale rigatoni! It looks and sounds delicious!
The Fall Vegetable & Goat Cheese Quiche looks great!
Rice noodles and coconut matcha broth!
I would love to try any of the vegetarian or seafood dishes! The crispy tofu drunken noodles and coconut curry braised cauliflower looks amazing!
I love noodle dishes so I would love to try the Cumin-Sichuan Beef & Noodles! But honestly, so many of the recipes look delicious 🙂
I’d really like to try and make the Shrimp Banh Mi’s!!
Wow, so many look delicious! I’d love to try the ponzu-tahini soba salad and the thai chicken meatball curry!
Chili rubbed steaks!!
Everything sounds amazing, but I’d love to try the African Spiced Shrimp with Couscous! Nom nom!!
I would love to try the Swiss chard and black bean tostadas! We are trying to incorporate more vegetarian dishes, this would be a perfect start!
I would love to try the butternut squash and kale rigatoni- yum! Actually I’d love to try several of the dishes, they all sound good.
The crispy catfish shoyu ramen looks awesome. I’d love to try it!
Blue apron always introduced me to new things when I did it. I miss it. Would love to try the Vietnamese wings, yummy!
sweet potato and carmelized onion pizza please!
Butternut squash and kale rigatoni mmmmmmm
I’d like to try the Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Caramelized Onions Pizza!! 🙂
Baked penne and kale!
Would love to try the North African-spiced shrimp and couscous!
I’m a veggie, and the Ponzu-Tahini Soba Noodle Salad looks delicious!
Oh wow, the Sumac-Spiced Steak and Honeynut Squash looks so delicious! I’d love to try that recipe!
Ugh so hard to choose, but I’d have to go with Crispy Catfish Shoyu Ramen — it’s something I’d love to eat but probably would never make if I had to buy all the ingredients at the supermarket etc.
Thai chicken meatball curry for sure! That looks delish. This post finally put me over the edge…I’m making my first order for blue apron.
I’d love to try the North African-spiced shrimp and couscous. Those are two ingredients I rarely cool with!
I would like to try the Bhindi Masala. I love Indian food and would love to create something like this on my own!