If you’re a very busy person, you know finding time to cook and grocery shop is a pain, and ordering out every day is way too expensive. So, is there something that can be so easy and require little time, and affordable? I’d been seeing posts about meal delivery kits for months, but was hesitant to give it a try. After some convincing from friends, I took the plunge and ordered my first box.
There are Options
Upon signing up, you can select your own preferences, such as “no beef” or “veggie” options. I don’t eat beef or pork, but I’ll eat chicken and seafood, so there are still some options available.
However, the options aren’t really allergy friendly. There’s no nut-free preferences or wheat free for those with allergies. Don’t let this turn you away. There are lists of ingredients and it’ll tell you what’s all included in your bag. Most of the ingredients are fresh, so chances are you’ll be able to find something.
Once you save your preferences, you’ll get meals recommended specifically to your liking. You can select your choices from there. Easy enough. Because your options change weekly, there’s always a variety of new foods to choose from. So, if you like to try new things, you’ll enjoy picking out your meals.
Getting the box delivered is the real deal. All the meals that you’ve selected come in individual bags, so you know which ingredients go to what meals. Recipe cards are included with step by step instructions along with prep and cook times, so you know exactly how much time you’ll need to set aside. (Plus, recipes can be saved and reused, even if you will have to buy the ingredients yourself this time.) Most meals only take about 30-45 minutes to prep and cook, so it’s always something fairly quick and easy to make after a long day or in between your crazy schedules.
All in all, the recipes I’ve had so far have been pretty good, with the exception of one or two that were blander than anticipated, but it’s all a matter of personal preference. Cook times have been fairly accurate, and everything’s been super simple and easy to follow. Convenience is key. I love being able to enjoy my free time and not having to worry about spending time deciding what’s for dinner or waiting in lines at the grocery store.
While I love it, there are a few things to keep in mind:
The minimum amount of meals feeds two people. If you’re ordering for one, you’re going to have a lot of leftovers. While this works great for meal prepping, you can easily get tired of the food.
If you’re a picky eater, it might not be for you. The options that are given are not always ordinary. While there are some milder options, a lot of the pairings and the ingredients aren’t always “picky eater” friendly.
Pricing is about the same as what you probably spend at the grocery store. If you can get ahold of some promo codes, you’ll save a bunch on your first few boxes. After that, you’re paying about the same. It’s all about convenience and preference.