The idea of cooking a healthy family dinner every night — on time, after a busy day — can push us over the edge, so when we heard about Blue Apron meal delivery service (available on Gilt City until May 15), we had to try it ASAP. They deliver gourmet meals of your choice that include fresh, pre-portioned ingredients with easy-to-follow recipe cards — which means literally anyone can do it, including Gilt Kids’ Director, and mother of two, Melissa Keswin (above), who admits she’s not a whiz in the kitchen.
“So, I don’t cook,” says Melissa, “maybe one-two times a week I whip up a tilapia and veggie meal, but that plus Kraft mac and cheese for my kids is the extent of it.” She received a vegetarian menu that included a Greek salad with pita, asparagus and spring onion tart, and cauliflower and fava bean biryani, and with help from her five-year-old daughter Esmae (above), had major success. “I loved that everything was prepped, that nothing took long to cook, and that everyone in my house thought it was delicious!” The best part? “The pictures got Esmae excited to help me cook, which in turn got her try new healthy foods,” says Melissa.
Still looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Check out Blue Apron on Gilt City now (three meals for two people at $39 or three meals for four people at $78).