Why would you have the ingredients to make a meal delivered to your door when you can buy them for less at the grocery store? This is a question that often comes up when people first hear about meal kit services. And if your goal is to save as much money as possible, ordering meal kits is probably not the way to do it. These kits do cost a bit more than going to the grocery store in many cases. However, they tend to be very worth the extra cost. Here's why.
Meal delivery kits give you only what you need
If you were to make similar recipes to those found in a meal kit, but with ingredients from the grocery store, you would have a lot of ingredients left over. For instance, you might have to buy a whole, 6-ounce container of turmeric just for the teaspoon your recipe calls for. You might need to buy a 12-ounce bottle of specialty vinegar when you only need an ounce. Meal delivery kits give you only what you need, which means you won't have much, if any, food waste. You won't have a collection of ingredients you won't use again taking up space in your cupboards either.
Meal delivery kits keep you from over-eating
Do you struggle with over-eating? Many people do, and it can contribute greatly to an expanding waistline. With a meal-delivery kit, you typically only get enough food for two reasonably sized servings of the meal you're preparing. (Of course, you can order enough for more people if you have a larger family.) Since there won't be a lot of extras, you won't be tempted to over-eat, which may help you adhere to your weight loss or weight maintenance goals.
Meal delivery kits introduce you to new ideas
Most people run out of creativity in the kitchen at some point. You want to try something new, but you're just not sure what that "something new" should be. Meal delivery kits introduce you to new options that you would probably not think of on your own. Your palate will feel excited and invigorated by the new options you get to try, and that entertainment is worth the cost.
Meal delivery kits are not the cheapest way to eat, but they can be one of the best ways to eat. These services are great for your waistline, your storage organization, and your taste buds.