You’ve probably heard of meal kit delivery services. They became a fad a few years ago. But unlike other fads, this one stuck around. It has proven practical and cost effective, so that millions of people around the world have bought into the idea.
What are meal delivery companies? The concept is relatively simple. Instead of making dinner from scratch every night, you order a meal kit. It is delivered to your door, with all the ingredients chopped and prepped for cooking. You follow a simple recipe to complete the process, and you get a delicious home-cooked meal without all the hassle.
If you’re not convinced by the idea of meal kit deliveries, here is everything you need to know about why they are so attractive.
Anyone can cook
I fully understand why some people are wary of even having to follow the simple instructions. I never learned to cook, and even frying an egg is intimidating. However, with meal delivery kits, anyone can cook. You don’t need to know anything about anything. Every tiny step is included in the instructions, from how hot the oven needs to be to how long you need to cook the meal for.
You don’t have to worry about food poisoning from undercooked chicken or burning down the house by leaving it in the oven for too long. Even for those of us intimidated by the whole process of cooking, meal delivery kits are straightforward.
One of the main advantages meal kits have over fast food and microwave meals is that they can be incredibly healthy. All the ingredients are fresh, and most services let you order food that adheres to any one of a range of diets or nutrition plans. You can get keto meals or meals that will complement your strength training. You can simply get meals that are healthy.
In the same vein, you can order meals that specifically cater to your dietary preferences or needs. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you can get delicious meals that follow your restrictions to the letter. You can also organize meals that are free from any allergens or that simply don’t include ingredients you dislike.
But perhaps one of the most important reasons meal delivery kits are so popular is that they drastically reduce wastage. This is good for both your pocket and the environment. Instead of going to the grocery store and coming home with perishables that will possibly go off, you get exactly what you need for each meal. You don’t end up having to throw out food you spent money on. And you stop contributing to the huge waste problem we have. Over 30% of the food produced on farms goes to waste, which is terrible for the environment and sustainability in general.
One of the problems with ordering takeout every night is that you never quite feel at home. While growing up, you probably had home-cooked meals most nights. And that was when you felt most settled. Now, if you start coming home after work and eating home-cooked food, your place will feel more like a home.