I was talking to my cousin recently, who is a dental student. She mentioned this new meal delivery service she had been trying out. She told me how she loved the convenience of having everything for a meal sent to you in one package and not having to spend time going to the grocery store to get all the ingredients. She and her boyfriend really loved the meals they chose for the week. I decided to try out the service for a week to see what I thought of it.
I loved the concept of the service. The website gives you about 8-10 different meals to choose from for the week of delivery. The package I chose was 3 meals for 2 people per week, which came out to about $60 for all 3 meals and free shipping. If you really think about it, $20/meal is not that bad, especially if you’re sharing it with someone else. One “meal” comes with 2 portions (for the 2 people). So that really breaks it down to $10/portion if you’re just using the service for yourself, coming out to 6 meals a week. Which is a really awesome deal. I only tried the service for one week as a trial run, but I really loved the convenience of being able to come home from a long day of studying and be able to have a meal ready with all the ingredients together. Each meal I got came with a meat, carb, vegetables, and all the associated spices and condiments for the recipe, as well as a recipe card with step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the meal. The service provided every single thing I needed for each recipe, and just enough for that recipe so that no ingredients would go to waste.
I think meal delivery services like that are a great concept if you don’t have the free time to go out shopping. Right now, since I am only studying at home and not in rotations yet, I do have the time to get groceries in bulk and meal prep to last me a week – and costing me way less than $60/week. However, when I start rotations and may not have as much time for meal prep, a meal delivery service may not be such a bad idea!