With the growing popularity of meal prep and meal kit delivery services, having an easy and delicious dinner on the table in no time has never been easier. With so many options, schedules and services out there, it can be hard to know what to look for and which to choose. Use these tips and tricks to get the most for your money.
Explore Your Options
Different meal-kit services often have different angles. Some are all about quick and easy, while others are about nutrition and organic ingredients. A company like Sun Basket promotes healthy eating and has options for paleo, gluten-free, vegan and other diets that makes it a great option for someone with (or without) dietary restrictions. Others, like BistroMD, promote weight loss and send health- and calorie-conscious meals to help you drop some pounds.
Check Sign-Up Offers
Many services offer phenomenal sign-up discounts to entice new customers to join. For example, Sun Basket, which typically costs $11.99 per meal for 18 meals a week, offers $35 off the first order and $10 off the second when you first sign up, totaling a $45 discount. BistroMD has many different meal plans available for both men and women and offers sign-up discounts on every single program that can save up to nearly $65 on your first order.
Try Many Different Services
Because there are so many options, it can be difficult to decide which one is the right one for your or your family. In order to make the best and most informed decision, don’t limit your meal-kit exploration to just one brand. Try one and then try another—make sure to use any sign-up offers each time. This will help you understand the differences, pros and cons of each, and the cost implications in the long term. Plus, it will keep delicious meals on your table for weeks or even months, at a fraction of the price.