Home delivery meal kits are all the rage across the Western World. They offer those who are pressed for time and who want to enjoy that perfect work/life balance an easy way to sidestep the lure of fast food. They also allow those who want to explore global cuisine an easy way to dip their toes into tastes that might not be familiar to them. Then there is the fun factor. Having ingredients -and a recipe delivered to your door is a great way to have fun with friends and family – and save the hassle of having to research products and buy them yourself. You are saving time, money and effort.
In short – you get everything you need to make delicious and nutritious meals yourself (for a monthly fee) – and explore tastes from distant shores. All under the remote tutelage of the experts who put those kits together. But the question still remains – is that healthy food delivery meal kit you are getting healthy?
The Devil is (as usual) in the detail.
That question revolves around the definition of ‘healthy’. What exactly is healthy?
The Merriam Webster dictionary says that health is defined as follows:
‘The condition of being sound – in body (mind and spirit)’ This is an extract of the definition, but it encapsulates what we in the Western World define as health.
So those who want to enjoy the benefits of home delivery meal kits need to ensure that those meet the requirements of that definition.
There are numerous companies that offer ‘healthy’ home delivery kits. That claim is most often based on the ingredients that they deliver. Consumers are urged to look carefully at the origins of the ingredients used and the calorific content. That is a very narrow definition. There is, for instance, the additives used in some of those ingredients. Sodium is just one of those. heart unfriendly oil is another. You can check out 2 of the most healthy meal delivery services Sun basket Review and Home Chef Review.
The problem, in essence, is that many of these products are not policed in any way by legislative authorities when it comes to this burgeoning industry. Often the consumer is left to their own devices when it comes to choosing their preferred way of cooking. The recommendations are there – but, the suppliers inform consumers that they are free to experiment.
Experimentation is part and (literal) parcel of what makes these kits so attractive. They allow for a tailored approach to cuisine. It is up to the individual – and their taste to make the most out of the ingredients that are supplied.
Fat, sodium and protein content can be all over the map. However, the companies that supply these meal kits know that if they take the creativity out of the cooking process their sales will suffer.
In the end, it comes down to the individual consumer. Make the right informed decisions depending on your lifestyle choices. If you do that, then home delivery kits are a great way to explore taste and save time. If you do not then you are exposing yourself to an unhealthy experience – as you would in the preparation of every meal you would prepare. The result may not be as healthy as you might think.
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