3 Reasons You Should Be Using A Meal Prep Company
Updated: Mar 8, 2019
Have you ever taken a minute to consider what goes into the preparation of a meal? A lot of the time we only really consider the immediate cost (time spent cooking or meal prepping,) and always conveniently forget to include all the time it really takes. We spend considerable amounts of time composing our shopping lists, commuting to the grocery store, navigating the isles and then finally heading back home, only to have to spend important time and energy racking our brains on what exactly we want for dinner tonight…
Every time the potential of a meal presents itself, we are immediately faced with a decision that needs to be made, “What am I going to eat?” After this decision has been made, then the process has to begin with that dreaded “C” word, cooking. If we are at work we might go out for lunch, but the cost for that adds up quickly, and our wallets can only take so much. This is where meal planning & preparation companies step in. There are scores of benefits to using a meal prep company, but today we are going to highlight the top 3 for you!
1. Convenience & Efficiency
Most meal prep companies simple allow you to pick from a set menu, and some even offer a fully customizable meal planning solution that will save you more time that you can imagine. Think about it like this, If you’re only eating 3 meals a day, breakfast lunch and dinner, and spend about an hour preparing each meal, in a 7 day week you are looking at potentially saving yourself 21 hours… That’s virtually 1 day. Imagine what you could do with an extra day every week?
2. Cost Effective
Because they are creating their meals on a large scale, meal prep companies are able to source their ingredients in bulk, there by getting themselves a substantial wholesale discount for the ingredients. When you combine this with the opportunity cost of your own time (time you would have spent grocery shopping and cooking,) the savings are astronomical. Some companies have meal planning solutions as low as $9 a meal, which means you can get breakfast lunch and dinner for less than $20 a day!
3. Portion Control
Health and wellness are two factors that should always be top of mind. Portion control is a fantastic way to make sure you are taking in the right amounts of food for you daily requirements and not exceeding them, more importantly, there is a noticeable reduction in wasted food. When you think about the leftovers safely tucked away in the back of your fridge in that $5 tupperware being “saved” for lunch tomorrow, you’re already making a clear cut case why you need meal planning and preparation in your life.
When it comes to Edmonton, there are a number of meal prep companies in the market, but only one was able to meet and exceed out standard. Careit Urban Deli is a locally owned and operated deli that specializes in a number of culinary services, including custom meal preparation. The added bonus to using Careit is that you get:
Gourmet quality meals prepared by a chef
Affordable options coming in at $9 a meal
The option for multiple pick up day to ensure your food is fresh
Locally sourced ingredients
Check out the Careit Urban Deli meal planning service at: www.careit.ca/mealplans
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