Hello Fresh VS Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon

So you're looking for a meal delivery service, maybe to not waste as much food, maybe to keep you on a healthier track or maybe to be inspired/learn to cook. Well there is so many different choices out ther ebut here are two I have tried and which one i currently prefer!

Hello Fresh- This meal delivery was my starting off point, the recipes were and still are super easy to follow they come with everything you need in a marked little brown bag and the meats are usually separate. You can choose how many meals you would like with options to add on lunches or little snacks too! This was great for me for a long time until the repete of recipes weekly got boring and i needed to switch it up. Overall this box system is great for couples or families on the go. It's also for those of us who never know what to cook (thats me) or how to cook more elaborate meals than mac and cheese from a box (also me, while I can do basics with no instructions and supervision if give me directions and I can make you a 7 course meal!)

Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon- I was googling other meal systems like Homechef and Freshly when I Had come across Martha Stewarts & Marley Spoon and naturally was intrigued! They had great reviews and looking at past meals it seemed a little more edgy than HelloFresh. So I picked m meals for the following week and BAMM, was super impressed! The meals have more flavor and more options too! I love that it's got something for everyone like Vegetarians, Meats as well as seafoods! There are so many new choices weekly and I have yet to see them repeat any recipes! I Like that some are 20 minute meals and some do take longer but all come out so delicious and they're fresh plus healthy too!

Overall I like HelloFresh as a jumping off point, its a great beginner box to get comfortable with the cooking process but once you get too comfortable and a little bored if im being completely honest then you're going to want to switch to Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon! 

Naturally they have referral codes for any member to share so if you want to try out Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon here is 1 Free box + 50% off your next three!


Home Workout Gear I love (space saving too!)

 So working from home and with the gyms being closed for most of the part last year, I had to get creative on my workout and self care overall. At First I used apps like Fit Body By Anna Victoria (I love her and her messages about body image and overall health!) To trying youtube workouts and finally Apples Fitness+. All of these are great options for at home workouts but you do need some equipment to be able to work out at home so below I have listed some of my favorite finds and where to purchase them!

  1. Yoga Mat- This is a huge must have! After shopping around at Target, Dicks Sporting Goods, Walmart and Amazon the cheapest high quality mat I had found was at Marshalls! I picked up this Gaiam 5mm Purple yoga mat for $9.99! Click Here to Order on Marshalls Site

  2. 40" Foldable Mini Trampoline- Okay so you might say do I need this? The answer is not really buit its an amazing and fun way to get your cardio in! Plus it has a stability bar which is really nice because when you start to get tired sometimes your balance is off and that's the last thing you want when jumping around on a trampoline. I jump and run on this to get my heartrate up while I watch TV and the best thing is that I can fold it up and move it out of the way when its not in use! Sometimes i leave it out though because my dog loves to lay on it like a dog bed! 

  3. Innstar Adjustable Bench Press with Bar- This is great for working out your arms nad back! When ordereding it does have different weight bands(80lbs, 105lbs, 150lbs and 200lbs) that were determined by the different colors. I also loce that the bar had little holes at the end so you can add other resistant bands to do squats as well!

  4. Resistant bands- Ones with clips i like the best because they can be interchangeable with benches, bars and handles too! This one is great because it has 5 bands (10lbs, 20lbs, 30lbs, 40lbs and 50lbs!) I like that you can add weight and slowly go up when needed! Plus right now there is $2 off coupon with amazon so it makes it $17.95!

  5. Dumbbells/Kettel bells- Grab them at your local Marshalls or TjMaxx! they will range from $5-$15 but its the cheapest i've found them at especially with everyone building up their home gyms its a great place to save!

  6. A Cloth bin- I use this for storage of my bands, yoga mat and other random exercise equipment i pick up, its easy to toss in there and looks neater plus you know where everything is!
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