Blue Apron

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2015-06-24 11:26:13 -0500
Started 2014-05-09 14:58:29 -0500

I saw this advertized today and I thought it was kind of a neat idea. It is a company that sends you 3 meals a week for the number of people you cook for and it comes with all the ingredients and recipes to cook these gourmet meals for 10.00 each person and that includes the shipping.

I started to sign up, but am not ready to make that commitment yet because it is a subscription set up. But many of the recipes sound really yummy. I was wondering if any of you had used them or something like it?

29 replies

berdoo 2015-06-24 11:26:13 -0500 Report

The 22nd was my bday ate those yuky collard grns with smoke turkey also my bff my A1c is now within normal limits my bff is now off the needles & s on the pill,we won the war but not the battle. this is our diet 4 a lifetime. Increase the Peace. Berdoo !!!

ryanfuchs 2014-07-22 12:56:41 -0500 Report

A couple of my friends are working on a business to provide a similar service for diabetic friendly meals! They are working on a small scale right now, and they haven't figured out their pricing yet (they want it to cost the same or less than blue apron)

Check out their site below and feel free to leave feedback if you have any input!

GabbyPA 2014-07-22 14:40:58 -0500 Report

How very cool. I signed up for updates for now. This is a great niche market. Not gross like other weight loss kinds of foods. I hope it does well.

shorty1965 2014-05-13 07:23:19 -0500 Report

It's good someone may be able to you that info keep it coming a lot of people are looking for that type of help thank you very much;)

In Control
In Control 2014-05-10 21:13:44 -0500 Report

Thank you Abby for the info. I jus tmay try it later. Both my husband and I are diabetic. I have a few f2f isbetic cook books It also includes deserts as well. I am new at all of this. I was diagnosed as type2 just 2 weeks ago.

GabbyPA 2014-05-11 11:24:00 -0500 Report

Welcome to the site. These recipes are not necessarily diabetic friendly, but if you are able to choose, you may have some wonderful recipes you can share with us.

smlwndrchar 2014-05-10 13:58:06 -0500 Report

I wouldn't sign up for that-I can't afford something like that and if you didn't like it you are already a member and I don't know if you could sign out

bigcats012076 2014-05-10 08:24:29 -0500 Report

hi, no never did anything like this,,…a friend of mine, which is a little expensive, used Nurtisystem. They did go on this program …they did very well… just another idea…you get enough food with them for all three meals and snacks..he is not diabetic, but i do know they have this program for diabetics also. like everything else, once you lost the weight, you have to maintain it.
you just add the veggies or another side dish, only if you want too.
good luck!!! if you try it, please let us know. thanks Joyce

GabbyPA 2014-05-11 11:26:50 -0500 Report

This is not a diet plan at all. The "blue apron" is the symbol of aspiring cooks, and the idea is to allow the everyday cook access to more gourmet ingredients and recipes. It is not diabeticly geared either, so you would have to choose wisely. I thought it might be more interesting because it is portion controlled because they send you exactly what you need for two meals.

locarbarbie 2014-05-10 06:48:02 -0500 Report

$10.00 initially sounds pretty affordable…but factor in a family of 3 ($30.00 per meal) times 3 meals per week and that is $90.00 per week ($360.00 per mo.) and you still have to plan and shop for the remaining 4 meals per week plus breakfasts and lunches. In addition, not all will be diabetic friendly meal plans.

I have found that what works best for me is always preparing at least 3 times the amount I need when cooking and freezing the remainder for the times I am too lazy to cook an entire meal. Tarragon chicken, chili, chicken and cauliflower thai curry, meatballs, meatloaf, stuffed peppers, unstuffed cabbage (like cabbage rolls but without the work!) etc. These all freeze very well.

GabbyPA 2014-05-11 11:28:23 -0500 Report

I also do that, cook more for later. It helps with my work load a lot and gives us options on days I don't feel like cooking. So in that regard, this is not a good plan. I just liked the novelty of it and the opportunity to expand my taste buds a little.

camerashy 2014-05-09 23:50:40 -0500 Report

Those of us in the South know that Drum isn't an enjoyable fish, and I'm allergic to fish anyway, and to most of what's on the menu, so it wouldn't be good for me. For just 3 meals a week, this sounds like a bit too much money.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-05-12 23:56:10 -0500 Report

You are right about drum camerashy, it has always been called trash fish in the south. I have never ate it, but I love fish and a good fish fry. Maybe I should try some drum and decide about it. No! I think I will stick with the fish I know is good.

haoleboy 2014-05-09 20:29:59 -0500 Report

certainly not something I could afford, but I love the idea!
back when I was in the food service business I had the idea of doing something like this for single guys … everything included simple recipe meals they could prepare themselves. of course this was way before the internet (like 1974)

GabbyPA 2014-05-10 06:04:52 -0500 Report

There are many meals I would not eat in the list as well, just with being diabetic, but the idea is very cool. Like you said, single guys could really impress the gals with these.

elizag1 2014-05-09 19:17:12 -0500 Report

I did not look at it yet but, I probably would not do it…
I prefer to cook from scratch and, see my food when I buy it.
Maybe it would be nice to try if you can afford it.
Have a nice Mothers day everyone…ok!!

GabbyPA 2014-05-09 20:02:48 -0500 Report

This is all from scratch. Fresh veggies and meats. Sent in a refrigerated cool box. Kind of interesting.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-09 17:47:47 -0500 Report

Nope I never sign up for those kinds of subscriptions. I did that once and it took a lot to stop it.

If the recipes sound yummy why not look them up, buy the ingredients and make them yourself. This will save you time and money and you know your ingredients are fresh. You don't know who long the meat has been frozen because it would have to be frozen to ship. I prefer to pick out my own meat than have it shipped to me.

GabbyPA 2014-05-09 20:04:40 -0500 Report

Because there are some interesting ingredients that I could never find, and would not want to buy a lot of it in case I didn't like it. I just thought it was really neat because it's all measured and ready for you to cook.

I am worried about doing the subscription, I would like a trial on it. But they said they just need a 1 week notice (since they ship weekly) to suspend or cancel it.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-09 21:32:21 -0500 Report

Don't have that problem here because some supermarkets sell some fresh herbs in serving sizes. For instance they sell carrots and celery individually as well as small bunches of herbs. I refuse to order food from online.

eberrios343 2014-05-09 15:44:55 -0500 Report

I think i saw this on the TV series the Sharks Tank.No one on the panel backed up the the idea.They said most people would not want ingredients delivered to them to expensive when they could just go to the store and buy the ingredients themselves.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-05-12 21:53:45 -0500 Report

I too saw this on Shark Tank and would not buy into it as I think it is for those who are not particularly creative on their own and need this guidance. If you can afford it and it works for you fine, I just don't find it would work for me.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-09 17:48:32 -0500 Report

I agree with that. Why not just go to the store and buy the ingredients. You don't have to pay shipping for that.

GabbyPA 2014-05-09 20:06:57 -0500 Report

Shipping is free or included. To ship all the ingredients for 2 people for 3 meals ends up just $60.00. This is for gourmet ingredients and I know I could not pay that little and come out with such nice meals.