There's no doubt that meal kits are having a moment. Think about it this way-why bother trekking all the way to the grocery store where you'll have to overpay for a week's worth of meals? Meal kits are more convenient and affordable than any alternative.
Millennials and Gen X'ers alike are hopping on the meal kit wave as they look for new ways to add a little bit of flexibility to their hectic lifestyles. According to Packaged facts, 17% of North American Consumers have signed up for a meal kit service at least once. The top two reasons for meal kit purchases were "saves me time meal planning" (43.4%) and "saves me time shopping" (36.0%). This was followed by the final optional "to try new cuisines" (32.7%).
Especially during such an uncertain time, the option to stay at home and still receive affordable and fresh meals (without having to pay take-out prices) was a no-brainer! Thanks to streamlined supply chain management and a heavy emphasis on the consumer, meal kits might just be the future of home cooking.
One of our favorite meal kit providers is HelloFresh. HelloFresh is incredibly simple to use and is arguably the biggest international meal kit service. All you have to do is choose your meals from a curated, easy-to-follow recipe guide each week, schedule a delivery right to your door, and enjoy a made from scratch meal in less than 30 minutes.
Compared to other meal kits, HelloFresh offers the most straightforward quick and easy to cook recipes. Choosing your meals each week is a breeze, and once you receive your first kit, you can hit the ground running. Directions are easy to follow and HelloFresh provides all of the ingredients in pre-portioned bags. You even get the same sense of satisfaction from slicing and dicing, without any of the mess or any of those pesky leftovers.
When you break down the numbers, HelloFresh's value is unmatched. There are three preferences to choose from, the veggie, the pronto, and the family. HelloFresh starts from as low as $9.69 per serving. . Just think about how much you could save compared to take-out or grocery shopping.
A recent study by the University of Michigan showed that HelloFresh and other meal kit providers have a 25% lower carbon footprint than groceries bought in-store. But HelloFresh isn't satisfied with just that. HelloFresh is the first global carbon-neutral meal kit company, and they are committed to offsetting 100% of our direct CO2 emissions. HelloFresh provides full transparency into their suppliers so customers can understand exactly where their food is coming from and how much fuel it requires for travel. HelloFresh is also using recyclable packaging and fuel-efficient shipping routes to reduce carbon emissions. Along with setting up local and global initiatives and partnering with Planety to offset all of their carbon footprint.
Just because you're getting ingredients shipped to your door doesn't mean that they can't be fresh. HelloFresh boasts a massive network of local farmers and suppliers to offer 40 to 60 different types of produce each month. HelloFresh also offers a huge variety of meals through their three different plans, with meals that are constantly rotating in and out each week. There are 22 different recipes to choose from including fan favorites like Steak Spiced Burgers, Dukkah-Crusted Salmon, and Pesto Shrimp Pizzas.
Whether you're a vegetarian looking for some sweet greens, a meat-lover craving a savoury cut of steak, or a busy mom that just doesn't have enough time in her day, then look no further than HelloFresh.
Update: The folks at HelloFresh are extending a special offer to our readers! Follow this link to get up to 16 meals free with free shipping!