I think it’s fair to say my relationship with meal-prepping has always been flaky at best. That’s why I’m so grateful for HelloFresh and their HFGYM60 discount code that gets you 60% off your first box.
But first, let me paint a picture and show you just how terribly I was doing before HelloFresh came along. For a good two-week stint I make sure I have all the ingredients I need, turn the kitchen upside down and produce a week’s worth of high-protein lunches and dinners.
But as is so often the case, life gets in the way and soon enough I’m back in Tesco settling for a bland meal deal and something quick for tea which I can just chuck in the oven or microwave when I get in from work.
As any bodybuilder, athlete or coach worth their salt will tell you, consistency with your diet is as important as showing up to the gym day after day.
There’s no point putting blood, sweat and tears into a workout if you’re going to go home and nuke some sloppy lasagne in the microwave to refuel – and that’s exactly what I was doing.
I knew I needed to change, and in this article, I’m going to be talking about how HelloFresh helped me get my nutrition back on track and consistently hit my macros.
Plus, we’ve even got a discount code that will get you 60% off your first box! Enough of the preamble, let’s get started, shall we?
HelloFresh Recipe Boxes
If you’re not familiar with HelloFresh, or the concept of a meal kit delivery service, then allow me to bring you up to speed. HelloFresh delivers pre-portioned ingredients directly to your door. Each meal kit comes with a recipe and easy-to-follow instructions that even the clumsiest of home chefs should be able to follow.
Each week you can pick from a fresh menu of 37 deliciously simple recipes. Choose from a variety of categories such as rapid, veggie, family-friendly, calorie smart, global flavours, brunch, lunch and the premium range. Every recipe card provides an exact breakdown of the macros, so you have full transparency and control over what is going into your body.
How HelloFresh Helped Me Hit My Macros
I turned to HelloFresh in dire need of consistency with my diet. With that in mind, I scrolled through the extensive menu and was taken aback by what I found. As I was looking for dishes that were high in protein but moderate in fat and carbohydrates I thought I’d be limited to the calorie smart range.
However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that pretty much every dish was well-balanced and crammed full of high-quality protein sources such as chicken, salmon, lean beef and pork. Not only that but the variety was incredible. I found myself travelling the globe sampling cuisines I’d never before encountered from the comfort of my own kitchen.
A personal favourite of mine that I always look for on the menu is the Lemon Pepper Salmon with Garlic Crushed Potatoes, Veggies and a Herby Butter Sauce. Each portion contains 35g of protein, 31.5g of carbohydrates and 44.9g of heart-healthy fats.
I opted for a plan that provides five meals a week for two people. Here’s where my little life hack comes into play. My partner is vegan so we seldom cook and eat the same meals. So I usually box up my second portion and take it to work for my lunch the next day.
That way, I’m usually surpassing 70-80g of protein from two meals. Chuck in breakfast and my post-workout protein shake and I’m sorted for the day. Another huge bonus of HelloFresh is that it slashed my food waste.
Buying fresh herbs and veggies is all well and good, but when you don’t get around to using them it really irks me having to chuck them away once they’ve gone a little bit funky.
With HelloFresh absolutely everything that arrives in the box, bar the cool packs and recipe cards end up on your plate. Plus, every meal took me around half an hour or under from pan to plate.
If you, like me, want to get five meals a week for two people delivered directly to your door then you can do so by visiting the HelloFresh website. Use our code HFGYM60 at the checkout for 60% off your first box, bringing the total down to just £16.20.
After that, you’ll then get 25% off for two whole months. What’s not to like? Start hitting your macros today.