Living in the suburbs of a big city, means commuting. Chris and I live a 50 minute BART ride to The City. With that it makes for a 10 hour work day, if not longer. When away from home for almost half the day, how does a family maintain a healthy, creative, well balanced meals during the week.
Food prep and meal planning is my go to. On the other hand sometimes I do not even want to bother with that. Food prep takes time and well… if you don’t have it? Its time for a little help.
Meals on Wheels
There are so many options out there to help your family have a home cooked meal that are creative, and nutritious. With numerous options of home delivery pre-prepped meal services. (Meals on wheels as we call it in our house) I would like to mention a few that have stood out to me.
The number one rated meal service right now is Home Chef. The meals they offer are adventurous and wholesome. At $9.95 per serving Home chef is one of the more affordable meal delivery services.
The food they offer is of good variety for the price. Although I could not find where they get their products. I prefer to know where my food is coming from.
Sun basket being the service I prefer, has all ingredients included in delivery, making it easy to prepare. The website includes what farms they get their ingredients from. Sun Basket is US based, use only USDA Organic, all sustainable, hormone free, antibiotic free, wild caught meats and fish. At $11.99 a plate, it can add up, but well worth the quality of food. I find the meals are well worth the price. Quality is a key for Sun Basket.
Blue Apron is one of the more popular services. Starting at $8.99 a plate, they strive to remove the middle man. Products are strait from farming to your table. This idea is wonderful, the company has full control of the quality of food and where it comes from, then delivered to your home.
The meals they offer are creative and unique. An other perk, they offer wine.
Having a busy life does not mean you have to sacrifice the things and time that keep us healthy and happy. If having a healthy meal is as easy as a few clicks on the key board why not give it a try.
If you have a opportunity to save time to spend with your family, TAKE IT!