Meal kit services are quickly growing in popularity and it is not too hard to see why. These services are convenient and affordable which means they could quite possibly save you time and money over making food from scratch. And if you think about it, you could also save in other ways, too.


Obviously, when you subscribe to a meal delivery service, you will save time on food preparation. Even if you are the most efficient of cooks, preparing food often takes longer than the actual eating of that food, especially if you are cooking just for one or two people.  That does not mean this time is wasted on food preparation but maybe you don’t have a lot of time to prepare fresh food every single day; perhaps making a meal from scratch is more of a weekly or special occasion sort of thing.  When you use a home meal kit, most of the prep work is already done for you so you have more time to enjoy the meal and the company.

In addition, when you use a meal kit service, you don’t have to spend time thinking about what you are going to make or how you are going to use some of the ingredients in the refrigerator.

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It might not seem like much but you can actually save a lot of money when you use meal kit services.  Obviously, you will spend a little each month on the cost of each meal but here are ways that you save money:

  • You don’t have to drive to the store (fuel, maintenance)
  • You only buy what you will eat (which means no waste)
  • You don’t have to store/freeze food, (storage items, utilities costs)


Because you only buy what you need—and it is delivered to your door—you don’t need a lot of storage space for ingredients and supplies.  This is far more convenient, then, for single people or couples, especially those who might only be starting out and don’t have a big place.  It allows you to use your cupboard and pantry storage more efficiently.


Finally, when you use a meal kit service you save on waste in two ways:

  • No wasted packaging (from boxed or bagged items)
  • No wasted food from having to buy more than you need and throwing away what you don’t use
  • No wasted food from cooking too much food that you throw away later.