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Best Meal kits ?I started a job that requires me to commute in 3 days a week and we now use hungry root. They send you “recipes” with all the components except you don’t really make it from scratch (think curry paneer with curry sauce, rice that you can microwave in 90 seconds, salad kits etc). Most of the meals take 15 min to prep and it’s not that expensive ($70 for 4 meals that feed 2). it works for us because my husband is bad at thinking of meals but great at execution, and this allows him to prep dinner before I get home from work. It has saved me a lot of mental load burden trying to meal plan and grocery shop in advance. My 2 yo also oddly really like some of the stuff. He discovered he loves curry sauce, black bean and corn salad, veggie burgers, and chopped salad!
Experience with Hungry RootWe’ve been using Hungry Root for a while now (longer than 6 months, I would say?) and are really happy. For a few reasons: it’s extremely flexible—you pay for a plan, but can up or downsize it each week, and distribute your “credits” however you want. If I like a recipe but don’t like one component, I’ll order the groceries for that recipe and leave the component out. The food isn't spectacular, but it's consistently pretty good, and occasionally better than that. We've found the sauces to be really good, and have used them in other dishes, as well. The other reason is that, with few exceptions, most of the ingredients are prepped. It sounds super lazy, but the whole point of a meal kit is convenience. If I have to do all the chopping and slicing, then I may as well just get groceries delivered. The drawback is it’s automatic, so you have to be on top of it if you want to edit your order or skip a week. I'd say that on the occasions where I've forgotten, we haven't been overly thrilled with the recipes that came, but they've been fine. Our boxes are delivered Monday, so I have to remember Thursday by 7pm to make any changes, or cancel if I don’t need it that week. We'd done lots of meal prep kits before this, and this is by far the easiest and fastest. A bunch of times you're just warming the ingredients, not even cooking them. You can also eyeball the cooking/prep times on recipes and choose accordingly if you want longer or shorter cooking times.
Have you used Hungry Root?I’m on my 3rd box. It’s very customizable. The meals are basic cooking or even just assembly, ready in like 5-15 minutes. Unique, healthy items. The packaging is environmentally friendly. The ice packs and plastic bags can both be composted. The drawback is it’s automatic, so you have to be on top of it if you want to edit your order or skip a week. Our boxes are delivered Monday, so I have to remember Thursday by noon to check what’s coming or cancel if I don’t need it that week.
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