When food delivery services really started to take off a few years ago, I always wondered why they weren’t always Weight Watchers friendly.  Some of the recipes were 20 points per serving when I tried to log them.  Obviously, that doesn’t work with Freestyle (or the old SmartPoints system).  When I heard that Blue Apron and WW had partnered together, I knew we had to try it.  I had never tried Blue Apron before, but that didn’t stop the excitement I felt getting our first box.  And below is my Blue Apron for WW review.

Salad bowl with grilled chicken, roasted chickpeas, beets and butter lettuce. Recipe from Blue Apron for WW.

What is Blue Apron?

Blue Apron is a meal delivery service.  You pay a fee per week depending on the amount of servings you need each week.  The meals are delivered directly to your door.  We chose the 2 servings per meal plan and selected our meals

What makes Blue Apron different

There are a LOT of food delivery services and companies out there.  So finding the one that works best for you can be a challenge.  I liked that Blue Apron had partnered with WW to deliver healthy versions of their meals.  It was awesome to be able to cook meals that were fairly easy (more on that below) and know that they were WW friendly.

Salad bowl with grilled chicken, roasted chickpeas, beets and butter lettuce with salad spoons. Recipe from Blue Apron for WW.

Blue Apron for WW Review:

What I Liked

  1. I was able to choose the meals based on 6 choices each week. 
  2. I also loved that I could use the app to do a bunch of different things:
    • View the menu and choose my options each week
    • Review the meals
    • Change the day I want my delivery to show up to my door
  3. The meals came with pre-portioned ingredients
  4. I could easily scan the meal I made that night into WW and it would come up with the correct Freestyle point value
Close up of salad bowl with grilled chicken, beets, roasted chickpeas, radishes and butter lettuce from Blue Apron for WW

What I Did Not Like

  1. These meals were a lot of work.  I know that most recipes require you to chop things, but there were things I did not do on purpose (like making garlic into a paste) because I didn’t have the time to spend doing that.
  2. I felt like I was losing my creativity in the kitchen since everything was already laid out for me
    • I actually like meal planning, going to the grocery store and cooking, so this was difficult for me to give it up.
  3. Some of the meals took a while to prep and cook, but they didn’t all taste great. 
    • We tried one fish recipe that really should have had more salt and pepper in it to make it edible.  I didn’t love that everything I made needed a ton of salt and pepper but not a lot of other different spices.
  4. Each recipe was enough for 2 (maybe 3) servings, but it wasn’t enough for us to have leftovers.
    • Since we were only getting 3 meals a week, we still had to get enough food to cook (or have delivered) for the other days since there weren’t enough leftovers for both of us.
Blue Apron recipe cards for 3 different recipes. Shows the ingredients and a picture of the recipe.

Overall, we used Blue Apron for WW for 3 weeks, but I canceled our subscription.  Most of why we decided to cancel was that we just didn’t have leftovers (which are great with a young kiddo) and it really didn’t feel like it saved me any time.  I was still in the kitchen chopping, prepping, cooking, and roasting.  I can see how food delivery services are great for some people, but I just didn’t enjoy them as much as I thought.

Blue Apron step by step instructions with images.

Have you tried Blue Apron for WW yet? 

4 Comments

  1. It was nice to not have to think about it, but I wasn’t fully a fan in the end. I’ve heard from other people that Blue Apron recipes are more challenging, so I can see how that might deter some people from trying it.

  2. I’d never heard of this subscription box before. It does sound great for those that aren’t very creative in the kitchen or that are bored with there usual recipes lol I find most of my new recipes on my calorie tracking app (https://www.yazio.com/en), which is great as I know that they are healthy recipes and how many calories their is per serving 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness. I didn’t get spoiled food, but there were a few things that I definitely wasn’t into (like vegetables that barely made it) and I had a mis-delivery that was never remedied. I haven’t shared this on Facebook yet, but goodness…if that is their customer service, that is appalling.

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