Remember when planning meals meant running to the grocery store and spending hours measuring, chopping, and cooking in the kitchen? While some of us may still love to cook, today’s home chefs have a load of new options available to them when it comes to turning out meals for themselves or for a hungry family. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just one or two, check out these meal-kit delivery services that may just make your life easier than ever.
Home Chef, Freshly, HelloFresh, Plated, Blue Apron … there are so many meal-kit delivery services to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? First off, these services generally fall into two groups: Pre-cooked meals for those who just want to reheat and eat, and cook-it-yourself meal-kits using fresh ingredients and recipes for those who want to prepare and cook the meals themselves. Let’s start with precooked meals. Home Chef, HelloFresh, Plated, and Blue Apron all provide quality pre-measured ingredients and recipes, allowing you to easily prepare fresh meals, which you choose from their web site. The upside: You don’t have to worry about tracking down healthy recipes, going to the grocery store, or measuring out ingredients. You just choose from recipes offered online and the items are delivered to your doorstep in insulated packs. The only downside could be limited menu options for specific diets and wasteful packaging. On a special diet? Green Chef may be your best bet. This meal-kit service works similar to the ones above, but they offer organic ingredients as well as specific vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly plans.
For those looking to have the cooking done for them, there’s Freshly and Prepped, two meal delivery services offering chef-prepared healthy meals delivered to your door. These options are perfect for those who want to eat healthy but don’t have the time or interest in cooking themselves. It’s like eating restaurant meals in the comfort of your own home. You just reheat and eat. (Freshly proudly lists 85 ingredients they have banned from their meals, so you know they take ingredients seriously!)
And if any of these services still sound like too much work (hello, singles!), there’s always Uber Eats and Grubhub that can deliver your favorite restaurant meals right to your door. As in, no heating required. Is there anything you can’t order up from your phone and have delivered these days? Bon appétit!
Source: DLP Marketing