Beginner’s Guide: Blue Apron Meal Delivery Service

Disclosure CompensationPan-Seared Chicken with Pesto-Dressed Zucchini & Fingerling Potatoes

When it comes to cooking, it’s easy to fall into the rut of preparing the same recipes over and over again. We all have old stand-bys that are always the first things we think of to cook. It may be due to limited kitchen skills or limited time looking for new dishes to prepare. Maybe it’s that you hate grocery shopping, so it’s easy to run in and grab your go-to ingredients and get out.

Blue Apron can be a great solution to your meal planning needs. I recently gave it a try and want to share everything you may need to know about using Blue Apron.

Beginner’s Guide: Blue Apron Meal Delivery Service

With Blue Apron’s meal delivery services, the foods you need to prepare delicious meals for your family are brought to you. Delivered right to your doorstep! Even if you can’t be home at the time of delivery, Blue Apron packs their boxes with ice packs so nothing spoils before you get it to the fridge. When my first box was delivered, I was gone for the afternoon (and it was hot!), but still found all of my ingredients cold and fresh inside the delivery box.

Beginner’s Guide: Blue Apron Meal Delivery Service

Inside a Blue Apron box, you will find everything you need to make the meals you have selected. Herbs and spices are included as well. All you need to do is prepare the ingredients following the recipe cards included in your box. No extra trips to the grocery store, or browsing Pinterest for hours looking for something to cook.

For those that need extra assistance in the kitchen, there are interactive videos available on Blue Apron’s website. Beginning chefs or newlyweds may really benefit from these tutorials! Even intermediate cooks may find a new way to prepare food in the kitchen with this service.

Blue Apron Delivery Box Packaging

If food boredom is a problem for your family, Blue Apron offers a vast array of recipes. When you select the foods you like to eat, you will get new and appetizing recipes to try each week. They have so many; you’ll never get the same one for a whole year!

Healthy eaters may find Blue Apron especially beneficial. The meals they offer range from 500 to 800 calories per serving. If you are using something like MyFitnessPal to track your calories, it’s easy with this service. Plus, the ingredients delivered to you are always fresh and they only provide hormone and antibiotic-free meat.

Pan-Seared Chicken with Pesto-Dressed Zucchini & Fingerling Potatoes Ingredients

The very first meal I created with Blue Apron was Pan-Seared Chicken with Pesto-Dressed Zucchini & Fingerling Potatoes. There were quite a few steps to create the recipe and a LOT of ingredients that were needed, almost none of which I would normally have on hand. It was so helpful to have all the right ingredients and in appropriate amounts right there for me to turn into the delicious final product, which you see at the top of the page.

Pan-Seared Chicken with Pesto-Dressed Zucchini & Fingerling Potatoes Process

Signing Up for Blue Apron

To sign up for Blue Apron, visit their website and enter your email and a password. You can also sign in with your Facebook login information.

You will also have to select the plan that is best for you and your family. You have two options here. The 2-Person Plan brings one box to your door each week. The box will include three creative recipes based on the dietary preferences you indicate during sign up. The cost is $9.99 per serving, which is $59.94 per week.

The Family Plan works similarly, though you can choose two to four recipes for your delivery each week. Each recipe serves four, and the cost is $8.74 per serving.

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If you choose four recipes, your delivery will come in two separate boxes. You can choose to have these boxes delivered together, or space them out in the week so they only arrive when you are ready to prepare and serve them.

Don’t forget the wine delivery! If you enjoy a nice glass of wine with your meals, you can add this extra service onto your Blue Apron membership. You will get 6 bottles a month at just $10 each.

Blue Apron Wine

With Blue Apron, shipping is always free. There are no additional membership or administrative fees, and you can skip weeks or place your membership on hold at any time. I have been traveling a lot this summer and am able to just put those weeks on hold. But, when I get back from a trip, it’s nice to have that Blue Apron box delivered shortly afterwards so we can get back to home cooked meals!

Beginner’s Guide Blue Apron Meal Delivery Service



About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. This is such a great idea these meal services!
    I have read other stuff about them and they are very comprehensive.

  2. I LOVE Blue Apron. I have time to shop OR I have time to cook. I rarely have time to do both. What an awesome service.

  3. Catherine S says:

    The food looks really good. I like that they deliver it to your door. I will have to check this out.

  4. I have never heard of this before and now I must try it talk about a time saver.

  5. I love these type of delivery services. Being in Canada I’m not sure of many offered here though, i have heard some great things about Blue Apron though and it looks great!

  6. Christina G. says:

    Wow, I wish I could afford this. It looks so easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I have been thinking about trying Blue -Apron. It’s a good way to get out of my cooking comfort zone.

  8. Jerry Marquardt says:

    This looks like a great and upcoming food subscription service. I am checking this out!

  9. The food looks really good and easy enough for home cooks to make.

  10. I’ve heard great things about Blue Apron. It will definitely come in handy for busy families, especially when hectic schedules start when the kids go back to school this fall.

  11. Oh yum! They make it so easy to cook delicious dishes. I want to try out more of their meals!

  12. We loved Blue Apron, so easy to make healthy and fresh meals. Plus my whole family enjoy their meals!

  13. Nicole Escat says:

    Wow, Blue Apron has lots of unique ideas! I wish we have this in our country.

  14. I fall into the category of people who could eat the same thing over & over again. I definitely need to try Blue Apron to grab some new recipes & deliciousness to impress my family and friends.

  15. We tried Blue Apron before. I was really impressed with the quality of products and the meals!

  16. They make it so easy to cook a delicious meal, don’t they? I know Blue Apron, and I love them too!

  17. This is right up my alley. I will definitely try out the service. Anything that saves me time is perfect!

  18. I have heard great things about Blue Apron. As a single woman on the go I love this food subscription service because when I get home I hate figuring out what I am gonna eat…this makes life so much easier. I wanna try it!

  19. I’d like to try this if I get some extra money. Looks like good food.

  20. Christina Aliperti says:

    I hear so much good stuff about Blue Apron but I haven’t tried it yet. It’s definitely on my must do soon list.

  21. Definitely I would try it soon! It looks so good ! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  22. Julie Wood says:

    I would so love to have food delivered to my door and Blue Apron looks so delicious and healthy. What a great service. And would be easy to make for my family.

  23. This looks like a great and convenient way to try healthy recipes at home!

  24. It’s not very frugal for just one person.

  25. I’ve done a couple of these for my family and we really enjoyed Blue Apron’s selections! It really does make life quite a bit easier!

  26. Hannah C says:

    I would love to try Blue Apron. The meals look really delicious, but unfortunately can’t afford it.

  27. shelly peterson says:

    This is such a great idea! I would love to give Blue Apron a try.

  28. Corrina Hernandez says:

    I’ve been wanting to try Blue Apron! Thanks for the info!

  29. This is something I was just talking about to my BFF the other night on the phone. I want to try Blue Apron now that I have moved into a place of my own. I will be checking this company out real soon. The meals look delicious.

  30. Austin H. says:

    Thanks for the review. I have heard other mixed reviews of Blue Apron, although some people may have just not liked the food selection for that week or had bad service from whoever delivered their box. Definitely worth trying

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