If you check my archives, you’ll see I’ve tried a variety of meal delivery services in the past. Blue Apron was one of my favorites. Over the last year, I’ve been really lazy about cooking dinner, and I usually just stop by a restaurant or fast food joint. 2019 will be different. I’ve joined Weight Watchers (WW) which has collaborated with Blue Apron.
I can select meals based on the number of points that fit my WW program. There are also nutritional facts for each meal.
Recipe cards come with each meal, and the foil insulation keeps the food cool. I’ve had these boxes sit outside for hours in the summer and the food remained cold.
Inside the box, the meat is vacuumed sealed, and the vegetables are packaged and labeled. There are also knick knacks bags which have fruits, sauces, and other ingredients in them.
There’s a big ice block at the bottom of the box keeping everything cold.
The first dish I made was –Spiced Barramundi & Yogurt Sauce over Sauteed Vegetables
I chose this meal because I’ve never had barramundi sea bass nor za’atar seasoning. Blue Apron offers both WW meals and their Signature meals. This is a WW meal that’s only 3 points a serving or 360 calories.
- You can order 3 meals which serve 2 people a week
- Or 3 meals which serve 4 people a week
I chose the 3 meals for 2 people a week which equals 6 servings. I had a coupon, so I paid $35 each for my first two boxes. Normally, each box is $60 a week. Think about the money you drop at Starbucks, for lunch and your weekend pizza delivery. It’s easily more than $60. This is a deal for six high-quality, healthy meals.
You pay for convenience, quality meats and produce, and new tasty recipes Each meal comes with a huge recipe card. Simply buy a binder and a hole puncher and you can make a recipe book.
Here are the ingredients used for the barramundi recipe:
- 2 barramundi fillets with skin on
- 1 bunch of kale
- 1 yellow onion
- 1/2 oz of piquante peppers
- 1/2 cup of plain nonfat yogurt
- 1 zucchini
- 1 lemon
- 5 cloves of garlic
- Za’atar seasoning
Heat olive oil in a pan and add the sliced zucchini, onion, 3 cloves of garlic, and kale. Season with salt, pepper and za’atar seasoning. I also added some Mrs. Dash seasoning and squeezed lemon juice on the vegetables. Let the mixture cook until the kale is withered.
While that’s cooking, put the yogurt, 2 minced garlic cloves, lemon juice, and black pepper in a small dish. Use half of the sliced piquante peppers in the sauce. Reserve the rest to garnish the sauteed vegetables. At this point, I got creative and added Mrs. Dash Seasoning and seasoning salt. It made the yogurt sauce sooooooo good.
Next, sprinkle za’atar seasoning on the skin-on side if the barramundi fillets and then place the fish skin down in the pan with olive oil. Cook for five minutes. Put za’atar seasoning on the top and flip the fish. Let it cook for around three minutes, and the meal is done.
Here’s a side by side comparison. Okay, Blue Apron’s plate looks prettier, but I did a pretty good job. I had this for dinner for two nights. The flavors were wonderful. In fact, I bought some authentic (no thyme in it) za’atar seasoning on Amazon. I also learned how to make a sauce with greek yogurt. The veggie mixture was amazing. I would never have thought to saute’ onions, kale, garlic, zucchini, and lemon juice.
The meal took 30 minutes like the recipe card said and it was easy. Since I’ve used Blue Apron before and loved the service, I decided to become an affiliate. To get a total of $50 off your first two boxes click here: BLUE APRON $50 OFF
If you try the service out, let me know what you think. Or if you make this recipe on your own, let me know how it turned out. I’ll be posting more Blue Apron recipes soon. If you like this post, please hit the Follow button for more like it.