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Written by: Jessica Bain on Jul 16th, 2021

4 Ways Meal Delivery Services Are Perfect For Busy People

Meta Description: Being busy doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy, homecooked meals or stick to a healthy diet. Meal delivery services get you that and more.

Does this sound familiar?

You wake up, drink your morning coffee as quickly as possible, then hit the road with a small snack or fruit to get you through morning rush hour. Famished, you run over to the bakery closest to your office for some fuel to get you through lunch. Fast forward to when you finally walk through your front door and it hits you – you’re in no mood for leftovers, and in no state to start pouring over recipe blogs (can’t anyone get a decent lasagna recipe without having to scroll through an entire life story anymore?!). Plus...how many items didn’t show up in your last grocery store order? Way too many for your regular, go-to dinner recipes.

Life doesn’t have to be this way. You CAN eat healthy, fresh meals, even if you have a hectic lifestyle, thanks to meal delivery services.

Here are just four ways that ordering from a meal delivery service can help you eat healthier, even on an extremely tight schedule.

Too busy to read this?

Go ahead and check out our top recommended meal plans.

1. Fresh and Delicious Meals

Whether you have some time to spare to enjoy cooking your meals or need ready-to-heat meals, you can find a meal plan for your schedule and meal-prep preference. There are 30-, 15-, and even 5-minute meal kits, as well as options for adding ready-chopped salads to every meal. 

Precooked meals often come in oven-safe or microwaveable containers, for a fresh, chef-prepared meal that’s ready in minutes. Now, even busy people can host a weekend barbecue with grill-ready meals. 

Because busy people can eat healthy, too!

2. Convenient and Reliable Service

While takeout is rarely healthy or transparent with ingredients and nutritional facts, grocery deliveries can be unreliable and still require time to meal plan. 

Meal kits offer you a healthy, timely, and reliable alternative to both. You simply select your favorite recipes on the menu, then you’ll be sent all of the ingredients, neatly pre-portioned and packaged according to each recipe. That means you know exactly what’s going into your meal, and you’re guaranteed to have everything you need for a delicious dinner. 

Even pre-cooked meals offer clear ingredients lists and nutritional value charts so that you can make sure ahead of time that each meal you select is aligned with your health goals. See an ingredient you’re sensitive to or simply don’t like? Simply edit it out of your meal.

3. Dedicated Meal Plans for Almost Every Diet

Whether you are already on a special diet, or you’d like to try one but don’t know where to start, meal delivery services have your back. You can find a plan to suit just about any major eating habit out there like plant-based, keto, or even just low-carb.

The added benefit is that you can often find a meal plan that includes breakfasts, snacks, and lunches in addition to dinners. That means you can stay on track throughout your day. For just a few minutes a week or even a month, you can arm yourself with all of the ingredients and recipes, or prepped meals and snacks, that you need to eat better and feel great even while logging in hours at the office.

4. Meal Plans That Fit Your Schedule

Let’s face it – what’s the #1 reason that many busy people don’t want to try a meal delivery service? The hassle of signing up, trying it out, seeing it doesn’t work, then dealing with all the back-and-forths with customer service just to cancel your plan. Or, for those who travel often for business, the idea of having meals show up at your doorstep while you’re away. Lucky neighbors – frustrated you.

But here’s what you may not know: the mark of a quality meal delivery service is a flexible, zero-commitment plan. Just be sure to find out the weekly/monthly deadline for canceling your next order (that’s often easily accessible on the website site or via customer support), and rest assured that you can edit, pause, or cancel your order any time before then.

Life’s always changing, and you can’t possibly plan your life around your meals. But you can find a meal plan that works for your life. 

All you have to do now is give it a try!

About The Author

Jessica Bain

Staff Writer & Meal Kit Expert, Delivery Rank

Jessica is an avid foodie and literature junkie. Having written hundreds - if not thousands - of blog posts, she’s been focusing on writing in the food industry for years now. It’s thanks to her work that Jessica has sampled the top meal and food delivery services in the country. In her spare time, Jessica can be found doing yoga or cozying up to her pug, Timmy. Check out Delivery Rank’s other blogs and reviews to see more of Jessica’s work!

Jessica is an avid foodie and literature junkie. Having written hundreds - if not thousands - of blog posts, she’s been focusing on writing in the food industry for years now. It’s thanks to her work that Jessica has sampled the top meal and food delivery services in the country. In her spare time, Jessica can be found doing yoga or cozying up to her pug, Timmy. Check out Delivery Rank’s other blogs and reviews to see more of Jessica’s work!
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