So I was pretty stoked to be able to try the latest offering from the guys at Aussie Farmers Direct- their home delivered WW Freshbox which comes complete with recipes from Weight Watchers. Given that my brain space is currently filled with nap schedules and feeding times, not having to think about what to cook for dinner is an absolute god-send right now.
It's also great to not feel guilty for running out of food at home and serving up a dinner of chips (guilty as charged).
So how does the WW Freshbox stack up? Let's find out.
The WW Freshbox comes in both vegetarian and a meaty versions, but both are filled with locally sourced products from Australian farmers and producers. And when I say filled, I mean filled.
On opening our Freshbox, I was pleasantly surprised to see it jam packed with amazing quality ingredients for some pretty interesting recipes. I particularly loved the attention to detail in these ingredients with fresh chives and coriander included to bring these dishes to life.
- Roasted potatoes with salmon and chives
- Chargrilled pork with papaya salsa
- Grilled chicken with lemon olive dressing and warm potato salad
There was a bit of chopping involved in each recipe, but once your veggies were sliced to your liking it was pretty smooth sailing from there.
I was slightly worried that the serving sizes would be a bit small, but the amount of ingredients in the box far outweighed what was required in each recipe, meaning you could upsize your portions if you're having a particularly hungry day (people from Weight Watchers look away). Below I totally went a bit more hardcore on upsizing the sides than I needed to, but the fruits and veggies in this Freshbox were so tasty that I felt this was well justified!
The baked potato with salmon was a great way to get a bit more fish into my diet. I scooped out cooked potato and mixed through the flaked salmon with sour cream and chives, which was easy and delicious. The coleslaw took a bit of chopping, but I was given a generous amount of cabbage in my Freshbox, which has meant almost a whole head of green and red cabbage for me to keep using after this dish. The coleslaw recipe was dressed with yoghurt instead of mayonnaise which I really enjoyed from both a taste and health perspective.
The pork and papaya salad on the second night was a unique way to eat papaya for me- I've never served it with a savoury dish before. This side was my all-time favourite. The sweet papaya worked a treat with coriander, chili, lime and diced red onion, and was genuinely the perfect accompaniment to the pork. Apple sauce is so 2015.
Lastly the chicken and potato salad was beautifully tangy with the fresh lemon and chive dressing which I poured all over. This dish was a cinch to make and made for a very satisfying meal.
If you're one of those super-organised people and a pre-planned box of food isn't for you, Aussie Farmers Direct also sell individual food items including fruit and veg, dairy items, meat, eggs, bakery items, and ready made food.
These guys make it easy to support local farmers without stepping outside your door. Ok, one step outside your door- to pick up your box.