10 Benefits of a Meal Delivery Service
Have you ever gone to the grocery store to buy a few ingredients to make a meal and walked out with a cart load of unnecessary items totally blowing your budget? Ordering from a meal delivery service may be the perfect solution for a variety of reasons. We assembled a list of benefits to help answer the question if a meal delivery service makes sense for you and your lifestyle. For those who have utilized services such as ours before, is there anything to add to the list?
- Saves Time & Allows You to Further Your Goals
Whether you’re married with kids, living solo, or anywhere in between, finding time and energy to make a home-cooked meal can feel impossible. With a demanding job, household responsibilities, and family needs, how are you supposed to also grocery shop, cook, and clean everything up?
A meal delivery service is the stress-free solution to getting high-quality meals on your table. With MEALBOX for example, Chef Will Birge fully prepares your meals so all you have to do is heat and eat in as little as 2 minutes. That’s even a fraction of the time it takes to get pizza delivered!
- Significantly Reduces Food Waste
We all know the feeling of dread when you find out your produce in the back of the refrigerator is growing mold on it. Or the daily anxiety of watching your bananas blacken to the point of no return. Did you know the average American wastes 1 pound of food per day?
With a meal delivery service, you get to order exactly what you need for the week and skip all the excess waste. The meals are portioned out for you and your household, and in the event you have an extra meal or 2 on hand at the end of the week they are freezer friendly (except salads!).
- Saves Money (Yes, you read that right!)
While we’re still talking about wasted food, keep in mind that wasted food equals wasted money. Every one of us is guilty of buying fruits, vegetables, bread, etc. that sit and sit and eventually go bad. And upon throwing away the unused groceries, you end up going to get fast food or takeout again. Wasted dollars can add up quickly.
With our weekly meal deal packages, you know exactly how much you’re spending on food each week and cut down on those expensive drive-through orders. And if something unexpected comes up and you need to take time off, or if you’re out of town and aren’t able to receive your order, don’t worry MEALBOX works with you when it is convenient for you.
- You Can Try New Foods
Most of us are creatures of habit which means our typical grocery lists look pretty similar every time we go to the store. Despite what your parents always told you growing up, you can only eat spaghetti so many times before it gets old.
For those of us looking to branch out and expand our palettes, a meal delivery service is the perfect way to sample new and exciting dishes without having to pay for dozens of ingredients that will end up making too much food. Try the Peach Molasses & Porter Braised Duroc Pork with grilled peach, corn, pepper & onion and made with Miller Dohrmann Farm’s Green Oaxacan Grits from North Omaha served with a peach-balsamic glaze on the side. Test out some Asian cuisine such as Chef’s Bibimbap made with Gochugara ground sirloin, Korean marinated vegetables, house made kimchi, crispy brown rice, and sweet chili Gochujang (on side). Check out our current menu to see what’s available and what’s being added. Experience a whole world of new foods without ever leaving your home!
- Allows you to easily accommodate specialized eating plans
Maybe you’ve been hesitant to try a meal delivery service because you have dietary restrictions. Fortunately, MEALBOX has you covered. Each week we offer meals that are dairy free, gluten free, low carb, keto friendly, and vegetarian. Additionally, you can leave Order Notes with further instructions on the checkout screen (i.e. Nut allergy, Low sodium, etc.) In the event we cannot accommodate a request we will reach back out to you and work something out. You can also find a list of ingredients on each menu item, ensuring that you only end up with meals you can enjoy safely.
- It Ensures Better Nutrition
Takeout and fast food aren’t ideal for meeting your nutritional needs. Grease, fat, and excessive oil and calories can make you feel sluggish and unwell. A meal delivery service allows you to plan your menu ahead, with a diverse range of nutrients for your week. MEALBOX uses organic, hand-picked ingredients, so you can get the most out of your foods. Our LEANBOX line of meals are specifically low-carb, keto-friendly, no added sugar options.
- Provides Built-in Portion Control
Who enjoys cutting and measuring every ingredient when they’re just trying to make dinner, especially if they’re strapped for time. A meal delivery service takes the ambiguity out of portion sizes. All of our meals are portioned for 1-2 servings. If you’re having family or friends over, we offer FAMILYBOX’s that serve 6+ adults. It all makes cleanup that much easier!
- No More Grocery Runs
Because nobody likes wandering aimlessly around the grocery store. 87% of consumers say they end up overspending at the grocery store by adding in unnecessary items into their carts. Avoid this and the long checkout lines with having your weekly meals delivered to your door.
- Save on Gas
With gasoline at record highs, every trip adds up. The gas is on us when you order from MEALBOX to have your meals delivered on Sunday’s.
- Supporting Local
When utilizing a local meal delivery service such as MEALBOX, you are cutting out the big box names and supporting a small, local, and family-owned business!