3 Ways to Bring Healthy Food to Your Doorstep

Guest Post, by Kyle Young

 

When it comes to eating healthier, the biggest obstacle isn’t usually desire. It’s convenience. 

Finding healthy recipes that actually taste good (so the family won’t complain) is like a time sucking scavenger hunt. Locating high quality ingredients is tricky. And of course, the hours spent in the kitchen add up too. 

Sometimes, even getting a home-cooked meal on the table is an impressive accomplishment — no matter what you’re serving. With drive throughs, frozen pizzas, and processed snacks everywhere, many people with the best of intentions routinely fall short of their health goals on busy days. 

But here’s some good news. Not every food company is out to make healthy living harder. A few timesaving services can actually help you eat better with less stress.

 

Grocery Delivery Services

Grocery delivery services can help you save time and stay on track with healthy eating. By purchasing your groceries using apps, it’s easier to stick to healthy purchases and avoid walking through the junk-food aisles.  Two of the most popular are Instacart and Shipt, These services allow you to buy your groceries online. They then go to the store, collect your food, and bring it to your house. They aren’t for everyone, but grocery delivery services can be a real game changer for busy families who are committed to eating whole food meals. 

Imperfect Produce is another great service to know about. Every year, 20 billion pounds of fruits and veggies go to waste on farms, and many times it’s simply because some foods don’t live up to picky grocery store cosmetic standards. Imperfect Produce delivers this nutritious “ugly produce” from farmers to families in many big cities across the country. Working with Imperfect Produce is a great way to help reduce food waste, avoid a trip to the store or farmers market, get access to organic ingredients you might not have in your grocery store, and save up to 30% on supermarket prices. Pretty cool!

Smoothie Delivery Services

For quick and healthy breakfasts, snacks, or desserts, smoothie delivery services such as Daily Harvest are great. 

The company ships cups filled with flash-frozen, pre-portioned ingredients right to your door, so all you have to do is blend and enjoy. The freezing process acts as “a natural preservative,” which gives the smoothies a longer storage life. 

Like Imperfect Produce, Daily Harvest also prioritizes the use of cosmetically challenged produce to help reduce food waste, and 95% of the produce they ship is organic. 

Also, Daily Harvest lets you choose the liquid base for your smoothies (milk, almond milk, coconut water, water, etc), which makes it easy to make your smoothies vegan, if desired. 

Meal Kit Delivery Services

The world is full of meal kit subscriptions, which send out clear recipes and pre-portioned ingredients to help you get dinner on the table in less time and with less stress. 

Unfortunately, many of these services rely on unhealthy ingredients including, trans fats & hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup, hormones & antibiotics, etc.

We reached out to a few popular companies to look for a good option, and found Sun Basket. Sun Basket is a meal delivery service that features lots of organic produce. They have quite a few healthy meal categories to choose from, including mediterranean, paleo, vegan and vegetarian. This full review by Food Delivery Guru, includes an unboxing video where you can take a look at the food. 

Healthy Living is Possible, Even with Your Busy Life!

Sometimes it can feel like your demanding job, your picky kids, and the nearby fast food restaurants are all conspiring to keep you from eating healthy.  But don’t give up! There are a few timesaving services that work with you — not against you.  

Continue making healthier choices for a better future for your family. It’s worth it!


Kyle is a marketing consultant and has written content published on HBR, Fast Company, and CNBC. He spent four years as the Product Development Director for Full Plate Living, a non-profit that helps people improve their health through better nutrition.
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