Cooking with Baby & Blue Apron

Good Monday morning friends!  I hope you had a great weekend and are starting the week feeling refreshed and ready to go.  Our weekend was packed with baseball and parties and even a couples’ date night, which is always a good thing.

Today, I have another food post for you and this one is even better because I’ve got Jordan cooking in the kitchen with me with one of our Blue Apron meals.  She’s been a great eater since Day 1 and it’s crazy to look back and see how quickly she’s transitioned from homemade baby food and purees to mostly eating what we eat, just in smaller bite sizes and portions.  She happily gobbles up everything we’ve given her and now is doing so well trying to use her fork.  It is one of my very favorite things to watch- her little hands and mouth at work during meal times!

If you’re not familiar with it, Blue Apron it’s a service that delivers fresh ingredients for meals that you make at home.  They include just enough of what you need to make the three recipes they give you. The food is delivered in a refrigerated box so that the ingredients stay fresh, even if you’re not at home when your package arrives.  I’ve always gotten quality ingredients and you can check out the Blue Apron mission page regarding their efforts at sustainability.

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They have a two-person or family plan and I always get the two-person since James is just now starting to branch out trying new foods.  I like the selection of meals we get with Blue Apron, and this Sicilian Cauliflower Pizza is probably something I would have never made on my own, without the fresh ingredients and recipe delivered by them.  The food comes to your doorstep with ice bags that keep things fresh and cool.  My favorite part about Blue Apron is the time it saves in grocery shopping! 

Jordan always loves to be in the kitchen with me while I cook, so I figured I could get her in on the action with me and start introducing her to cooking now. 

The mozzerella cheese that came with the pizza was so fresh and tasty, we couldn’t help but nibble on a piece during the process. 

The pizza was super easy to make and when it was time to chop the veggies, I had my mom take Jordan for a minute.

The pizza was surprisingly simple to make.  You just cook the cauliflower in a saucepan with garlic, tomato paste, capers, oregano, and red pepper flakes (which I omitted since Jordan would be sharing).
You add water and salt and pepper and cook for about 15-17 minutes until the sauce thickens. 

While the cauliflower cooked, we had fun rolling out the dough together.  Jordan loved this part and I always love to watch her delight in new things. 
I couldn’t resist trying my hand at flipping the pizza dough up into the air, but it’s not as easy as it looks! 
Actually, I don’t recommend doing that because it made the dough harder to roll back out after I started playing with it. 
Once the pizza was in the often, just time to wait . . . 
See, I told you it was simple!  Every recipe I’ve tried from Blue Apron has always been delicious and this pizza was no exception. 

Even Jordan liked it! 

When you go to schedule your Blue Apron order, you can choose 3 out of 6 options for that week.  I appreciate that so you can still pick the meals that are most appealing to you.  But I really think you can’t go wrong,
everything is so good!  Go here, to see their recipes.

blue apron discount offer

As far as pricing, I feel like it’s decent at $60 a week for 3 meals or about $10 per serving.  We’d spend that much or more on takeout and at the grocery store, but are saving time/energy on the meal planning, grocery shopping and preparation.  I like that you can skip or cancel the service anytime too.

If you want to give Blue Apron a try, they are offering the first 25 readers 3 FREE meals on their first Blue Apron order.  Go here to get started!

Have you already tried Blue Apron?  What did you think?


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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Jordan looks like she's having so much fun with you in the kitchen. We just received our 2nd week of ingredients and recipes from Blue Apron last Thursday. We have loved 3 out of the 4 meals we've tried so far, and the 4th wasn't bad, it just wasn't quite as good as the others. I definitely think Blue Apron is a good choice for us!

  2. Her sweet face, with that precious little tooth gap, is the cutest thing ever!!! I've been dying to try blue apron, too, so thanks for the review!! xo

  3. I've tried blue apron and I love it. So simple and amazing. Also a sneaky way to get the hubby to learn to cook more than spaghetti and steaks. : )

  4. Hi Megan, It is the weekend and I know that you try to put away the tech and focus on your family, so don’t feel obligated to answer these questions until you are back at work. I wanted to give a meal company like Blue Apron a try. My question is about the portions. My husband is a big meat eater and small portion will be a no-go. Are the portions generous or do they expect 4 ounces of meat to serve 12? My husband said that we, meaning me, could supplement but that isn’t the idea. We live in the boonies and I like the idea of being able to cook with fresh ingredients without driving 60 miles to the grocery store. Thank you for the great work you do on this blog, it is very enjoyable. Brenda

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