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Fresh Take


Stressed about last-minute shopping? Don’t be! I’m highlighting great gift ideas you can pick up in a flash that still feel totally tailored and customized to whoever you’re shopping for.

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What It Is: With so many people aiming to live a healthier lifestyle as their New Year’s Resolution, why not give them a jump start by hooking them up with a dinner kit subscription service? HelloFresh is the perfect solution for people who are super busy or a little afraid of the kitchen, but still want to cook healthy, delicious meals for their family. Each HelloFresh box comes equipped with recipe cards and literally everything you need (save for super basic staples like salt or water) to make a meal from scratch, including locally sourced produce and protein, and spices and sauces in just the right amounts to reduce food waste. Available in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, PEI, and Nova Scotia, what I’m perhaps most impressed by is how accessible this gift idea is to so much of Canada.

What’s great is each week you can actually choose which recipes show up at your door. With chef-created recipes like Sticky Cranberry Pork, Zucchini Noodle Lasagna, and Paneer and Spinach Curry, HelloFresh gives you an opportunity to try out different cuisines, interesting ingredients, and meatless meals they might not otherwise experiment with. Choose from a two-person or four-person plan to suit your household’s size and kick back and wait till your yummy, ready-to-cook meal kit arrives at your door.

Who It’s For: Your sibling that’s trying to lose some weight in the new year. Your parents, who love trying new cuisines. Your busy spouse who handles the cooking, to give them a head start on dinner.

What It Costs: HelloFresh offers their plans for either two or four people, with three meals delivered per week (you can pause or skip weeks whenever). For two people you’re looking at $53 per week, and for four you’re looking at $93. Plus when you sign up, you receive three free ‘plates’ (so either close to a full family meal or 1.5 couple meals) as a bonus discount. Hurrah!

Where It’s At: HelloFresh gift cards can be bought online and served up to your loved ones on Christmas Eve!

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CONTEST ALERT! Who would like to try out HelloFresh for themselves? We’re teaming up and hooking one lucky reader up with a $130 meal kit giveaway! Here’s how to enter for your chance to eat fresh in the new year!

1) Heads up: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave a comment by January 4, 2017 telling me what type of subscription you’d get from HelloFresh (Pronto for 2 or Family for 4) and what types of recipes from them you’d *love* to try!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around January 5, 2017 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow HelloFresh on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos, or share a photo of your favourite recipe from their website nto your own Instagram! Don’t forget to tag HelloFresh in your post, and link back to it in a separate comment below.

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137 Responses to “Fresh Take”
  1. CLC says:

    This would be inspiring. I’d need a Pronto subscription and would like to try the Shrimp Farfalle, Oregano Chicken, and Middle Eastern Spiced Beef Ragout
    with Couscous, Cilantro and Flaked Almonds.

  2. cheryl mclellan says:

    My choice is the Sticky Cranberry Pork for the family of 4. Looks delicious!

  3. Victoria M says:

    Family for 4, and since we eat mostly vegetarian in our household, we would try the Zucchini Noodle Lasagna, and Paneer and Spinach Curry recipes!

  4. Debra says:

    Lots of great choices, I’d like to try some recipes/combos that I wouldn’t normally make such as Middle Eastern Spiced Beef Ragout, Seared Steak and Creamy Chipotle Pan Sauce, Paneer and Spinach Curry

  5. Judy says:

    The family for 4, we would try the Hoisin Pork Stir fry and Seared steak and creamy dhipolte pan sauce. Looks great!

  6. aketch says:

    I would probably get the Pronto plan because it sounds speedy and convenient. I love the look of the Sticky Cranberry pork. The vegetarian options look interesting too. Yum!

  7. Sherry K says:

    I would get the Pronto for 2 and like the Rainbow Pepper Fajitas an the Caramelized Onion Pizza and would like to see a fish recipe as well.

  8. This would be great for our daughter and her family – Family of Four. They both work and the children are involved in activities of course. They also love good food.

  9. Alyssa says:

    I just moved back with my family so Id need to get it for a family of 4. That cranberry pork sounds awesome!!

  10. Tainan Lu says:

    I would like to get the Family Meal Plan for 4. I’m interested in the Savoury Steak and Shrimp Farfalle

  11. We’d need it for Family Of Four, and I’d love to try out the Mexican-Style Beef Roly Polys and Sugar-Rubbed pork chops! Mmmmm.

  12. Grace says:

    I’d definitely get the Pronto for 2 and I’d love to try the Pork and Fennel Meatballs or the Seared Steak and Creamy Chipotle Pan Sauce!

  13. kevin snyder says:

    the Family Plan for 4

  14. Nicole Aben says:

    I would get the family for 4 and would try the paneer and spinach curry because it is so different from what I would usually make.

  15. Chanel says:

    I would choose Pronto for 2, perfect for date night! I would like to try multicultural cuisines

  16. Heather Swanson says:

    I’d like to try the family box & make lasagna

  17. Donnas says:

    I’d choose the family plan and would love to have tried the Shallot Peppercorn Pork Chops (archived) recipe.

  18. veronica says:

    family of four for sure … sticky cranberry pork sounds delicious

  19. Anna says:

    I would choose the Pronto plan and would probably get the fish recipes like Moroccan-Spiced Salmon since I am not as confident with cooking fish.

  20. nicolthepickle says:

    I would get it for a family of four and had no idea they shipped to the Maritimes. That’s wonderful.
    I’d like to try their sticky cranberry pork recipe.

  21. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d love to get the Pronto for 2 and try the Zucchini Noodle Lasagna and Pan Seared Chicken!

  22. queendar says:

    I’d want to try the Pronto for 2 and try their Beefed Up Bolognese recipe. It sounds great on a cold night!

  23. kittypride says:

    Family of 4 meals, liking the sounds of the spiced salmon and zucchini noodle Lasagna

  24. Joan G. says:

    I’d choose the Pronto for 2 and would like try the Pan Seared Chicken.

  25. Dominic cloutier says:

    I’m sure it beats the hell out of the food bank

  26. Terrie Tooms says:

    I would try the veggie box. It is hard to get good fresh veggies where we live. Of course I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to serve vegetarian food. This looks very interesting.

  27. Lindsey says:

    I would get the pronto for 2. The Zucchini noodle lasagna looks delish!

  28. aclily19 says:

    I would get Pronto for 2.

  29. tammy ta says:

    I would choose Family for 4-The Zucchini Noodle Lasagna looks good also the pan Seared Chicken.

  30. Gigi says:

    I would choose the Family for 4. This is a fantastic idea!

  31. Silvia D says:

    I would try the family of 4.I would like to try their sticky cranberry pork recipe.

  32. Tom D. says:

    I would try the Family of 4 meal and the Spiced Salmon and Pan Seared Chicken.

  33. sojeles says:

    I would try the Family of 4 and the coconut crusted chicken fingers look great and the paneer and spinach curry. I subscribe too.

  34. Susan says:

    Family of four meatless meals! What a great idea. Who wouldn’t love this!!

  35. Tess Rosario says:

    I would get the pronto box for 2 people and I’d love to try the Lemony Chicken Salad, and the Lemon-Basil Shrimp Skewers!

  36. Chantal says:

    I would love to get a subscription for a family of 4 and try out the meatless recipes.

  37. Holly says:

    I’m a big fan of Supper Central so I would love to try the Pronto Box for 2.

  38. krysta d says:

    I would love to try the Pronto Plan for a family of 2! The recipes look awesome – I would like to try the Zucchini Noodle Lasagna or the Lemony Chicken Salad:)

  39. Ann Gulyas says:

    Only 2 of us empty nesters,so I would get Pronto Box and try tbhe cranberry pork.

  40. Janice W says:

    I would try the pronto box for 2 . Would love to try the Lemony Chicken salad and a few others. Everything looks so good !

  41. Deanna Barkley says:

    All of the recipes sound great. I would especially like to try the Oregano chicken and spinach curry. I would order a box for 4 and hopefully have some left overs.

  42. bkick1 says:

    Everything looks so yummy. I would get the Pronto Box for 2 and try the Cranberry Pork.

  43. Jolene Fleming says:

    All looks delicious …Pronto Box for 2 and the Lemony Chicken Salad!

  44. Linda Webster says:

    I’d try the Pronto Box for 2.

  45. Maria McLachlan says:

    Subscribed would need family box and like the Sticky Cranberry Pork
    with Mustard Mash and Broccolini recipe

  46. Jessica L says:

    Family for four – great idea!

  47. elldubbs says:

    I would get the Pronto for 2!

  48. gloria konelsky says:

    I would get the Pronto for 2 and would like to try new recipes-maybe ethnic ones.

  49. Milly says:

    I would get the pronto as a starter but consider Family for leftovers!

  50. Pronto for Two, for my parents since they are older and delivery to their home would save them the trouble of trying to get out to the grocery store!

  51. Pronto for 2 would be good for me,,, and we would love to try the oregano chicken, the sticky cranberry pork,,, maybe the sugar rubbed pork chops, everything looks so good, it will be hard to pick

  52. intensev5 says:

    Family for 4 and I would love to try the Hoisin Pork Stir-Fry recipe.

  53. Lisa Morrison says:

    We would take the Family for 4 and love to try the Cranberry Pork.

  54. I would love to try the family for 4 I would most like their chicken recipes because that is what we eat most but I would also like the Hoisin Pork Stir-Fry

  55. Stephanie Mac Isaac says:

    I would try the family plan and the savory steak recipe looks very good

  56. debra says:

    would choose the family for 4 and would try the vegetarian options-the zucchini noodle lasagna and the moroccan spiced salmon

  57. Lori P. says:

    I’d like the Pronto subscription. I really like sampling international cuisines and infuences that I’m not so familiar with, like Spanish Steak Salad.

  58. Cathy C says:

    I would get the Pronto for 2 and make the Sticky Cranberry pork.

  59. KellyPC says:

    We would choose Pronto for 2 I’d like to try things I normally wouldn’t try to make at home like the Paneer and Spinach Curry, Rosemary Walnut-Crusted Chicken & Middle Eastern Spiced Beef Ragout!

  60. Melissa F says:

    Paneer and spinach curry as well as the sticky cranberry pork sounds amazing as does everything else! I would choose the family for 4. Thanks for the chance!

  61. Julia H says:

    I’m already a subscriber. I’d get the pronto for 2. And I’d like to try the Pan-Seared Chicken, and Zuchinni Noodle Lasagna. Great idea, this whole thing! Thank you for the chance.

  62. Sean M says:

    Pronto for 4 and the Cranberry Pork is my choice for the recipe

  63. Nicole B says:

    I would get family for 4 and would love to try the cranberry pork!

  64. Marsha Arditti says:

    Paneer and Spinach Curr sound delicious for our family.

  65. wawi says:

    Pronto for 4! Shrimp Taco Lettuce Wraps

  66. kim says:

    I would get the pronto plan and would like to try the Paneer and Spinach Curry.

  67. How fantastic! I’d love the Family for 4 subscription and would be all over the recipe for Sugar-Rubbed Pork Chops with Caramelized Root Vegetables. (YUM!)

  68. Rick Wilson says:

    I’d do Pronto for 2 and try the Seared Steak and Creamy Chipotle Pan Sauce.

  69. mousecat says:

    I’d ge the Family for 4 subscription and I’d love to try the Rosemary Walnut-Crusted Chicken

  70. Lynn M says:

    I would prefer the family for 4 subscription and the Lemon-Basil Shrimp Skewers
    with Orzo, Tomato and Avocado Salad look wonderful!

  71. M. Archambeau says:

    I’d sign up for Pronto. The Sticky Cranberry pork sounds good. I need a better pizza dough recipe so I’d like to try the Carmelized Onion Pizza too. Everything sounds so good!

  72. Tracy K says:

    I would need a Family for 4 and I’d LOVE to try their Lemon-Basil Shrimp Skewers and Paneer and Spinach Curry!

  73. dabrowne says:

    I would be the Pronto for 2. All the recipes look delicious, but I would go for the seared steak, the cranberry pork,or any of the chicken dishes.

  74. Dayle B. says:

    Would chose the interesting and useful sounding Pronto Plan.for 2.
    Like the Rainbow, Mexican fajitas recipes. yummy

  75. Erin Lewis says:

    I would choose the Pronto for 2 and would love to try both the Spiced Carrot and Lentil Stew and the Oregano Chicken.

  76. Rhonda C says:

    Pronto plan! We would LOVE healthy fresh tasty dish recipes.

  77. sonya says:

    Family of 4. Zucchini Noodle Lasagna, sounds amazing

  78. SarahJ says:

    For a family of two I would like to try Savoury Steak and Shrimp Farfalle.

  79. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    the zucchini noodle lasangna looks great

  80. photomum says:

    I liked the spiced carrot and lentil stew–i subscribe

  81. Erika P says:

    I’d try the coconut crusted chicken fingers, family plan for 4

  82. Natalie says:

    I would get a Pronto subscription for 2. I would love to try recipes like the rainbow pepper fajitas

  83. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d like the Pronto for Two…and I’d like pretty much any healthy recipes.

  84. Carol Oddy says:

    I would like to try Pronto for 2, love to experiment when cooking different meals.

  85. Just the two of us most of the time, cranberry pork sounds delicious

  86. Courtney A says:

    I’d just want to try the one for 2, and I’d love to try the spiced lentil and carrot soup recipe!!

  87. Calvin F. says:

    I’d be interested in trying pronto for 2. Also would love the zucchini lasagna! Sounds tasty.

  88. Kat says:

    I would try the pronto for 2 and would love to try the Paneer and Spinach Curry and the Zucchini Lasagna

  89. J says:

    Zucchini lasagna sounds good, though I am not sure I can persuade my daughter!

  90. Edmond says:

    I would luv to try pronto for 2.

  91. aliyadaya says:

    I love that this service is available in so many provinces; I would sign up for the HelloFresh Pronto Meal Plan for 4 as the recipes and ingredients seem more diverse, creative and complex in their flavour palettes. So many great looking recipes like the Moroccan-Spiced Salmon, Spiced Carrot and Lentil Stew, Zucchini Noodle Lasagna, Caramelized Onion Pizza, Middle Eastern Spiced Beef Ragout.

  92. pj says:

    I would sign up for the family for 4 menus. I would love to try some of the vegetarian meals. We are always looking for something that is meatless for a change.

  93. Pam says:

    I am a loyal subscriber. I would like the couples subscription and I would love to try more international dishes.

  94. Linda Svarovsky says:

    The Hoisin Pork Stir fry and Seared steak and creamy chipotle pan sauce look great.

  95. Linda says:

    I would get a Family for 4 subscription box for our family.

  96. I would choose the family plan and some meals that look good are the cranberry turkey burgers.

  97. Morgan Stewart says:

    I would get the family subscription and would love to try international dishes!

  98. Ellie B says:

    I would like to try the carrot and lentil stew – sounds YUMMY
    My selection is the family plan!
    What a wonderful gift

  99. I would pick the Pronto for 2 and the fajitas sound great!

  100. Theresa C. says:

    Love to try the Pronto for 2 – the Chicken Fried Rice w/ Mushrooms, Bell Pepper and Edamame sounds delicious!

  101. Deborah Coghill says:

    I love to make healthy choices

  102. Francine says:

    I’d pick Pronto for 2, and would love to try some international dishes that I wouldn’t necessarily buy/find all the ingredients for.

  103. darci paice says:

    I would try the family box and I would love to try lasagna!

  104. Glogirl says:

    I would get the Family for 4 subscription and would love to try recipes like the Lemony Chicken Salad.

  105. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. I’d get their HelloFresh Family for 4 meal plan with recipes like their Savoury steak with shallot gravy, crispy roasted potatoes and creamed kale to try.

  106. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d love the meal plan for two and would love to try the lasagna or the cranberry chicken.

  107. Alison K says:

    Bonus @HelloFreshCa Entry: Followed HelloFresh Canada on Instagram and regrammed https://www.instagram.com/p/BOffIFUDknr/

  108. diane says:

    I’d like the Family for four and I’d love to try the Mediterranean Couscous and Lentil Salad.

  109. Shelley Nelson says:

    Pronto for 2 would be my choice and I would like to try things like Moroccan-Spiced Salmon and Lemony Chicken Salad

  110. Erin McSweeney says:

    i would choose pronto for 2 yummy and would love to try the Lemony Chicken Salad and Lasagna

  111. Alana LeSueur says:

    I would have to choose the Pronto for 2, from HelloFresh. I would like the Lemony Chicken Salad, the Lasagna, the Carmelized onion Pizza..many great choices.

  112. Donna L. says:

    I’d pick the Family for 4 and try the Spinach Curry recipe.

  113. Pamela Fontaine says:

    I would get the Pronto for 2. I really like the sound of the Rainbow Pepper Fajitas an the Caramelized Onion Pizza!

  114. Kim K says:

    I’d sign up for the family of 4 subscription and I’d love to try the Lemony Chicken Salad recipe.

  115. Angela Eagle says:

    family of 4 I like the Middle Eastern Spiced Beef Ragout
    with Couscous, Cilantro and Flaked Almonds, the Spinach Curry recipe

  116. Megan Young says:

    I would pick the family for 4 option and I would love to try any kind of new recipe to spice up my regular cooking routine.

  117. Rebecca H says:

    The Family for 4 option sounds like what I need! I would try the coconut crusted chicken fingers! Thanks!

  118. Jenna Pealow says:

    I’d love to try the Shrimp Farfalle.

  119. wai man says:

    i love to try Pronto for 2. , entry pls

  120. Maryanne says:

    We would like a Pronto for 2. The Paneer and Spinach Curry sounds delicious!

  121. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I would like to try the Pronto for 2 – the Zucchini Noodle Lasagna, Shrimp Farfalle, Caramelized Onion Pizza all sound really yummy!

  122. Lisa S says:

    I would get the 4 person so there are leftovers. The curry dishes sound super yummy

  123. Denae Boucher says:

    I’d get the Pronto for four and I’d love to try the jerk pork, zucchini noodle lasagna and so much more!

  124. Dawn gordon says:

    I am a subscriber and I would love to try the family box

    Problem is it jumps from 2-4

    They should have a three option

  125. Jennifer I says:

    I would pick Family for 4. We love trying foods from new cultures so this would be great!

  126. Jennifer I says:

    @hellofreshca this looks delicious! #delicious

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  127. Lori Sexton says:

    I would love to try the Pronto Plan

  128. julia g says:

    I would choose the Pronto for 2 plan and would love to try recipes like Sticky Cranberry Pork and Moroccan-Spiced Salmon

  129. Laurie W. says:

    I would get the Family box and I would love to try their Crispy Chicken Tacos with Tomato Salad.

  130. Amy Doyle says:

    Would love to try the Pronto plan!

  131. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    the family box with chicken tacos yum ym

  132. Megan M Hurd says:

    for sure the Pronto plan, that way we could try more. anything international like tacos would be awesome, and I’d love not measuring!

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