Using a meal delivery service is a huge convenience. It's so nice to have meals show up at your door, either fully prepared or ready for you to simply prep. But meal delivery services can be more than a convenience. They can be a way to explore new flavors, stick to a healthier diet, keep your life more organized, and so forth. The following are some tips to help you use meal delivery services in a way that's more than just convenient.
Order one "reach meal" every time.
When you order your meals for the week, you probably want to order at least a few that you're familiar with and know, for sure, that you'll enjoy. However, you can also order one "reach meal." This should be a meal you've never had before, and something you're honestly not sure whether you'll like. It can be from a less familiar cuisine, or it can be a dish that incorporates an ingredient you're not that familiar with. Since you're only ordering one of this meal, it's not a huge loss if you don't like it. But trying new meals week after week is sure to expand your palate and help you discover some new favorites.
Try different meal delivery services.
In most areas, there is more than one meal delivery service to choose from. Try a couple of them, especially when you're first getting started. Not only does this help you decide whose meals you like best, but it also provides you with more opportunities for discounts. Most companies offer special discounts for new customers, and by trying multiple companies, you can save some money.
Order meals that are okay as leftovers.
There may be nights you're not as hungry and don't eat your entire meal. And there may be weeks you get really busy and don't eat your meals as quickly as you'd like. If you buy meals that work okay as leftovers, you will have less food waste. Try to find meals you can even pop into the freezer if needed, should you get busy and not get to eat them immediately.
Meal delivery services have made it much easier to eat healthy without spending hours in the kitchen. Follow the tips above, and you should have an expansive experience consisting of lots of great meals, some savings, and the opportunity to try a few new dishes along the way.