Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blue Apron, Fresh Ingredients Delivered to Your Door

When giving dietary changes to my patients I know it can be overwhelming for them sometimes. Blue Apron delivers healthy ingredients to your home to take out the stress (thinking) and is a good tool to use during this transition time or all the time!

You go to and pick out your meal, either 2 person or family meal (4 people) and they deliver all the ingredients you need to make the meal. Food is 'farm to door' for they work directly with artisanal purveyors and hundreds of family-run farms that support sustainable practices. Meals are anything but boring. Steak tacos with mole verde sauce, lemon glazed catfish with ginger collard greens, to only name a few. They accommodate a variety of dietary preferences - e.g. vegetarians, pescetarians, or if you don’t eat red meat, fish, shellfish, pork, or lamb - and personalize your menu each week based on your preferences.

The lowest commitment level is 2 meals a week and you have to sign up for weekly deliveries that can be cancelled any time, 6 days ahead of schedule. If traveling, you can skip a week as well. Price per meal is about $9. They deliver nationwide, Tuesday - Friday in most locations, and select locations are eligible for Monday and Saturday deliveries. Delivery is always free and their refrigerated boxes are packed with ice packs and insulated liners to ensure that ingredients will stay fresh for the full delivery day, even if you’re not at home to accept the delivery.