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At the beginning of the month I shared how we’d be trying out the #FreshWithYourPet meal plan. (Read here) Freshpet, makers of really amazing pet food, teamed up with HelloFresh, a meal kit delivery service, to see if they could change your perception of how easy it is to cook delicious and easy meals at home as well as bring the same benfits of a fresh and well-balanced diet to your pet. To say that we were impressed would be an understatement.
Freshpet is real, all natural pet food, fresh from the fridge. They never use pre-processed meat powders, ‘chicken meals’, or by-products nor do they add any additives or preservatives.
As I mentioned in the first post, it smells amazing. Klaus was even more excited than normal about eating. At the risk of being gross, I honestly think one of the biggest differences since making the switch is in his poop. Hear me out here. He’s going SO much less because what he’s consuming isn’t just a bunch of filler his body can’t do anything with. This is real food! (It resembles actual food too, as opposed to being weird dry pellets.)
I felt a bit guilty feeding just Klaus Freshpet since I had seen they also make a cat food. Midmonth I picked Squid and Professor up a bag to see how they’d like it. They were just as stoked as Klaus about it. It feels really good to feed my babies something that’s actually real, something I’m not grossed out by.
Do your cats do this too? Slam their little bodies into food and water when you try to give it to them. Can’t tell you how many times Squid has had her water dish spilled on her accidentally because she decided to push herself into it as I was kneeling down.
Same thing on the HellloFresh front, nothing but great things to say! One of the most enjoyable things for me was to be pushed out of my food comfort zone. I think a great example of this would be spagetti. That was already one of the meals we regularly make so I was little skeptical to see a recipe that called for zuchinni and soy sauce to be added. Had I simply been reading that recipe on the internet, I would have definitely left those two things out. Since it was already right in front of me, we made it exactly as it was written. It was DELICIOUS! HelloFresh definitely helped us out of the rut of making the same three or four meals on repeat.
Jeff and I cooked more consistently in the month of October than we ever have. Having the food already measured out, and waiting for us in the fridge was so so so awesome. Even on nights where cooking was the last thing either of us wanted to do, we ended up being SO happy after we “had to” cook. It was a great push to get into the kitchen instead of just ordering out. We actually liked HelloFresh so much that we’re highly considering continuing our subscription after returning from vacation.
So, yeah, seriously, no complaints here! This has honestly been one of the most enjoyable campaigns I’ve ever worked on. It feels really great to know I’m feeding my animals well thanks to Freshpet, and HelloFresh has been… wait for it… life-changing. It sounds dramatic but as a couple that always kind of struggled with finding the time and motivation to cook, HelloFresh has made it easy!
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