San Diego is home to beaches, boardwalks, and many healthy, fit people. If you live here, statistically speaking, you’re healthier than many other city dwellers around the United States (according to USNews).
Everyone knows one of the main keys to being healthy is to eat quality food. Diets play a large role in appearance, quality of life, and how many years you have to hit the beach and enjoy San Diego.
Everyone has their own strategy for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. More recently, meal delivery services have become one of those strategies.
In this article, we’ll look at why meal delivery is good for maintaining health, and your options in the area.
What Is A Meal Delivery Service?
According to the USDA, Americans spend 37 minutes each day preparing food. Each day! Over the course of one year, that’s more than nine days spent in the kitchen preparing meals for yourself or your family.
A meal delivery service reduces the amount of time you spend cooking and preparing food by cutting out all the guesswork and prep time for you.
Delivered right to your door with pre-measured ingredients, simple instructions, and properly portioned meals, you can feel good about serving your loved ones.
Check out our Lean&Tasty’s menu to see the types of delicious foods we prepare.
Here are some reasons why meal delivery services are an awesome way to stay healthy.
1. They Take Care of Portion Control
A large reason people gain weight is because they eat too many calories. Fortunately, with a meal delivery service, you don’t have to worry about that. You can order enough food to feed your family and know that the meals will be properly divided so everyone eats enough—and not too much—food.
Meals are also equally balanced, meaning they incorporate plenty of healthy carbs, fats, and proteins to ensure you’re getting enough nutrients. This brings us to our next benefit.
If your goal is to lose or maintain your weight, a good food service can help you get there. Cooking or not knowing how much to eat may have been a problem that caused your fitness or health goals to stall in the past, but this no longer has to be the case.
2. They Prioritize Healthy Ingredients
Eating a variety of vegetables is the best way to get in micronutrients, which are the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. A good meal delivery service incorporates plenty of these into each meal.
For example, take note of this Asian stir fry dinner made with brown rice and fresh vegetables. It has almost no fat and 12 grams of protein per serving.
One issue people experience is not knowing which foods to make that are delicious and healthy. But we’ve got a team of chefs working to cover both bases.
3. They Give You Variety
One common misconception about these door delivery services is that you’ll be eating the same foods all the time. But that’s not the case.
We maintain a list of chef favorites that people love because our goal is to provide customers with what they like. New and exciting additions to our menu are added often. We know that variety is essential for keeping our customers happy and healthy, which is why we offer innovative, hearty recipes for everyone to enjoy.
4. You Don’t Have To Meal Prep
The statistic mentioned earlier about Americans spending 37 minutes preparing food each day is staggering. Even worse, it doesn’t take into account grocery shopping or prep time necessary to cook the food. If you do the cooking in your house, then you understand that some meals take longer to shop for or meal prep than they do to actually cook.
Our meal kits cut out all the guesswork and eliminate any chopping, weighing, or measuring. The recipes come right in the box, and couldn’t be more simple to follow. Not only are you cutting down on the time you’re spending cooking, you’re also reducing how many trips you would usually make to the grocery store each week.
5. Plans Are Flexible
A common misconception is that you’re locked into a long-term contract, or need to order each week. This is not the case. Our minimum is $44.95 for an order to be delivered, but aside from that, you are free to customize your plan as you see fit.
We understand that life changes a lot, and we want to be there when you need us. If you have a particularly busy week coming up, you can submit an order ahead of time. But if you would rather take over the cooking for a week, there’s no long term commitment at all.
6. It’s Your Best Option Available If You Don’t Want To Cook
Hey, we like takeout too. But the truth is that takeout meals are expensive, rarely very healthy, and not always made with your health or fitness goals in mind. Instead of ordering a meal that costs $22 (plus tip), you can get several meals at once and save much more money than you would by having food delivered each night.
Compared to most takeout restaurants, a simple meal kit or meal delivery service is way more cost-effective.
There are many reasons to like meal delivery services. They prioritize healthy foods in the right amounts, so using them can help you lose or maintain weight. Plus, the plans are flexible and the options are diverse, so you can order and eat many new types of new food (or take a break if life gets in the way for a bit).
If you’re in San Diego, check out our meal plans today.