Do You Need a Meal Kit?

First off, let me say I’m not affiliated with any of the million different meal kit companies out there these days. I don’t get a dime if you end up subscribing to one.

There’s a different meal kit for every kind of preferences and lifestyle and diet – even gluten-free or vegan or vegetarian. Everybody can find SOMETHING that works for them.

But should you?

A lot of my clients buy meal kits these days, and I was initially reallllllly skeptical about boxed food that shows up at your house. I mean, how fresh is it really going to be?

And we know they’re not very green. Every meal kit I’ve ever seen has packaging out the wazoo and tons of cold packs.

Still, they do have some upsides:

  • They’re easy
  • Most of them are fairly healthy
  • They’re quick
  • They can prevent food waste

If you live alone or with just one other person, you may not feel like cooking very often. It’s a lot of work and expense for two people. Add in a demanding job (which most of my clients have) and you’re talking about people who definitely aren’t cooking. Instead, they’re eating out or ordering in.

When I look at the meal kits vs. eating out all the time, it’s definitely the better option. Sure, they’re expensive – but I’ve tried a few just to see what all the fuss is about, and most are actually pretty healthy. I think the best of the bunch was probably Hungry Root when you’re talking strictly about health – but they didn’t have a ton of variety and their suggested combinations weren’t always very palatable.

In terms of flavor, I loved Veestro for veg food and Sun Basket for paleo.

Have you tried any? What did you prefer?

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