Have you guys noticed the rise of healthy, home meal-delivery services? Maybe you’ve tried one of these programs for yourself? They just recently started popping up on my radar online, and then Gwyneth featured a round-up of her favorite food delivery options on Goop last week. I (Lauren) totally get the allure. Most of us are crunched for time these days, caught in a constant cycle of busyness but also a desire to eat healthy. So enter the food delivery program that allows you to skip all the prep and the trip (or more) each week to the store. Instead you get perfectly-portioned, nutritionally-balanced ingredients delivered right to your door. Some options let you DIY, making the chef-designed meal with the exact items included; others just come ready made.
I think it’s a fabulous concept…for some people, especially those who don’t enjoy cooking. But to me, I just couldn’t do it! My mom instilled in me a love for cooking, even though it didn’t really kick in until my mid-20s. I love the research, menu creating, list making, shopping, preparing and cooking–all of it–that goes into serving an enjoyable meal. I love to taste the fruits of my labor, and especially to have others enjoy my efforts with me. Now doing the dishes afterward? That’s another story. I’d definitely be open to a service for that! A clean-up-my-cooking-mess service anyone? Yes, please. So what do YOU think about the whole home meal-delivery trend–would you or wouldn’t you?