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Meal kits: what's the point?



  • ButtermelloButtermello Member Posts: 112 Member Member Posts: 112 Member
    I tried them, hoping the would be an easy/convenient way to try new recipes.

    Unfortunately, even though I selected the 'easy prep' recipes, they still took way more time than I usually spend on my meals.
  • Chef_BarbellChef_Barbell Member Posts: 5,741 Member Member Posts: 5,741 Member
    WinoGelato wrote: »
    I don’t know why this got bumped but I did enjoy reading back through it for the LOLs and the hypocrisy.

    Yes!! :laugh:
  • Speckle38Speckle38 Member Posts: 53 Member Member Posts: 53 Member
    Since people are coming back, I will put my reasons. I work and study and my husband is away half the time. This is what I get from meal kits:
    • Convenience - 4 meals a week that I don’t have to plan or shop for.
    • Variety - New recipes that I don’t have to search for or think about. I tend to cook things I know the children will eat, and I get bored, so it’s an easy way of trying new recipes.
    • A night off - meals that my children can cook without assistance. I mostly cook without recipes, and I adapt the meal kit recipes if I feel like it, but the children are starting to learn to cook, e.g. to turn raw mince into meatballs or hamburgers.
    • Value - it works out to about $7.50 per person per serve for a family of 5.

    Since we’ve been using meal kits, there are things we have as staples in our pantry that we’d never had before, and things that I’ve cooked again by buying the ingredients myself, including tonight’s dinner.
    edited February 14
  • karenscfldkarenscfld Member Posts: 38 Member Member Posts: 38 Member
    They're called "children". Many of us like to eat, but don't like to cook.

    Yah, but you have to cook what is in the meal kit.
  • karenscfldkarenscfld Member Posts: 38 Member Member Posts: 38 Member
    I don't buy those meals in a box because I know myself and it would go to waste. I would not be in the mood for whatever food is in the box so I would not cook it. It would spoil. I buy lots of different meat and fish and keep it frozen. When it is meal time I fix what I'm in the mood for.
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