Where does Blue Apron get its food from? (+7 Healthy hacks)

This blogpost will answer where Blue Apron gets its food from. Furthermore, we will be checking out a few healthy hacks that you can use to make your Blue Apron recipes even more nutritious. Lastly, we will be noting some of the best sustainability practices that Blue Apron uses in its processes.

 Where does Blue Apron get its food from?

Blue Apron gets its food from a select group of farmers, fisheries and ranchers. Most of these suppliers tend to be family-run farms and need to certify that they use only sustainable practices in their farming in order to partner with Blue Apron. Some examples of suppliers for Blue Apron are Sun Noodle, Reeves Farm and Vermont Creamery.

Healthy hacks for Blue Apron

While Blue Apron may be the perfect option if you are looking for a better balance in your daily diet, you can still make your recipes even healthier. Some ways to do so have been shared in the section below.

Refrigerate ASAP

The most important thing that you need to remember when you are using Blue Apron is to refrigerate your meal kit as soon as possible. This especially refers to ingredients like seafood and meat that can perish very quickly. Refrigerating immediately can help in avoiding food poisoning and contamination.

Just double the veggies

Another thing that you can do is to just double the portion of veggies and greens that the recipe calls for, from your own pantry. In doing so, you will be adding a lot more fiber to your meal, while getting more nutrients out of it. You will also be feeling fuller for longer periods of time due to the extra fiber.

 Drink more water

If you usually drink a soda pop with your meals, you can try skipping this. Sodas and sweetened fruit juices can add a ton of empty calories to your body, without much nutritional content. Instead, go for a nice tall glass of water. Water will not only keep you hydrated, but can also help in keeping you fuller for longer periods of time in between your meals.

Do portion control

You can also try portion control if you are trying to limit your intake. In portion control, you will be eating half of your meal now and then saving the rest for later. To help you in this, you can try eating the proteins in your meal first. This can fill you up easily so that you can eat the rest of your meal much later.

Use natural sweeteners

Blue Apron allows you to create add-ons for your recipes. These add-ons can be in the form of sides and even desserts. To make your desserts healthier, you can try using natural sweeteners instead of sugar. These can be in the form of honey and even mashed dates. Some customers also use pureed bananas to make their desserts healthier.

 Opt for more plant-based

Meat can definitely be an excellent source of much needed vitamins for your body. However, too much meat in your diet can mean that you are eating a lot more unhealthy fats and salt. To offset this, you can try going plant-based a few days in the week. There are several vegetarian options in Blue Apron that will not make you miss your chicken.

Add less salt

Another tip that you can use is to add less salt. Salt can make your food quite tasty but can be deadly for your heart as well as your kidneys. If you are trying to eat healthier, it may be wise to go easy on the salt. Some ingredients in the Blue Apron meal kits may already be salted, so taste before you add.

Blue Apron sustainability practices

One of the best things that Blue Apron offers to its customers is that it is completely sustainable. The sustainability practices of Blue Apron are:

  • Blue Apron is carbon neutral, which means that the greenhouse gasses emitted by it are offset by its smart solutions
  • Blue Apron uses renewable energy like solar energy, in its offices and distribution centers
  • The packaging of the meal kits in Blue Apron is already recyclable to a certain extent. Blue Apron aims to go the extra mile by making its packaging 100% recyclable by the year 2025.
  • Blue Apron only partners with those suppliers and vendors who use sustainability practices in their farming. And thus, the produce is completely organic. No harmful chemicals and preservatives are used for the crops and all the produce is non-GMO.
  • Sustainability also goes towards poultry and meat. The poultry comes from antibiotic-free birds, while the meat comes from grass-fed cattle. The beef comes from cattle which spend at least 80% of their life on pasture.
  • Blue Apron also does not use any species of fish that is overfished in its meal kits. For this, Blue Apron partners with fisheries that use sustainable and safe practices to rear their fish.

Conclusion

This blogpost has answered where Blue Apron gets its food from. Furthermore, we have checked out a few healthy hacks that you can use to make your Blue Apron recipes even more nutritious. Lastly, we have noted some of the best sustainability practices that Blue Apron uses in its processes.

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Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.