Blue Apron Review

Blue Apron Review

Blue Apron Review- Are there feasible gluten free options?Blue Apron ReviewThis Meal Box was provided by Blue Apron free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

Blue Apron Review

As part of my journey through boxed meal services, I could not leave out Blue Apron. Blue Apron is a well known meal service that allows you to pick the meals you would like to try and they deliver the ingredients and recipes to your door.

Blue Apron offer several naturally gluten free options each week, and several that can easily be converted.

Overall, I enjoyed the food and recipes, as did my husband.

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The Blue Apron Experience


Untitled design (96)I was not thrilled with the Blue Apron packaging. Every item comes wrapped in plastic, even the squash. It seemed a bit unnecessary, however I did like that the meat was double packaged. With the exception of the “knick knacks” everything was just in one box, so I had to sort out all the ingredients. While it is nice that everything is included, things like mayo were in little plastic bottles and it was practically impossible to get out.


Untitled design (95)The recipes were clear and concise. No fancy tools required.  Recipe had to be read carefully ahead of time and make sure that everything was prepped. It felt like there was a lot of prepping. While the recipes were easy and didn’t take long to actually cook, it did feel very involved, which is a bit difficult when you have a toddler running around.

Clean Up:

Untitled design (94)The cleanup wasn’t bad. Minimal pans, the cleanup was actually the easiest part, which is always a good thing for me.

Is it Enough Food?

Yes. It is enough food for 2 adults to have decent sized portions, as well my toddler. The dishes were not  kid friendly, but I was able to make it work. Blue Apron does offer family meals that I think I would look into next time.


Everything is individually sealed and allergens are clearly labeled. There was little concern for cross contamination.


It is about 20.00 a night for enough to make two adult meals and feed a toddler. This seems to be about average. The meals were very tasty and we did try somethings that I would definitely make again, such as the Catfish with Ponzu Sauce. However, for me, with boxed meal services I am looking for ease more than complex flavors.

Final Thoughts

Blue Apron is a little bit hard for me to justify purchasing. The food is delicious. If you would like to expand your cooking skills and taste buds, this is for you. For my family it was just to involved and I had to adjust to much to make it gluten free (though I now know how to make buttermilk biscuits using gluten free Bisquick so that’s a win!). I hope this Blue Apron Review helps you determine if it is something that will work for your family.

Try it yourself:

If you want to try it out, I got a code for you. I have several friends that swear by Blue Apron, so give it a try for yourself and let me know what you think! Click the banner and get 3 meals free (basically half off one week, so it’s not a bad a deal if you want to try it out!) 

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2 thoughts on “Blue Apron Review

  1. Oh my goodness, Amanda! Thank you for posting! As you may know, my husband is on a new modified diet for his deficiencies and the first 6mo he is gluten and grain free. Someone recommended this brand to him, but expense wise, we haven’t tried it. I’ll have to show him this in the morning. Thank you!

  2. Good to know,,,
    I was fixing to try Blue Apron but after reading your post, I think not. I dislike too much prep work also. With no one in the kitchen helping me, and the family just wants to be fed quickly,,, this does not sound like it’s for me.

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