If you are used to cooking your own meals, then switching to a meal delivery service can be quite a change at first. Yes, it will be more convenient, and it will save you lots of time in the kitchen. But that doesn't mean there won't be an adjustment period. Here are some tips to help you adjust and start using a meal delivery service effectively.
Set a reminder to select your meals.
Most meal delivery services will give you until a certain day and time to select your meals. If you do not make your selections by that time, they'll automatically select your meals for you. Now, if you want to experiment and try something new, or if you just love surprises, then letting the service select meals for you might not be so bad. However, when you're first starting out, you probably want to have more control over your selection. Set a reminder on your phone so you don't forget to select your meals on time.
Check if you can add permanent preferences to your account.
Maybe you don't eat gluten. Or perhaps you can't have nuts. Having to remember to check each and every meal option for the ingredients you can't have can become time-consuming. This is why many meal delivery services allow you to add permanent preferences to your account. You can select "gluten-free" or "no nuts," and from there on out, the meal delivery service will only recommend or send you meals that meet those preferences.
Clean out your fridge.
Once you start receiving pre-made meals, you will find you don't go through nearly as many groceries and ingredients. So, before your meals start arriving, clean out your fridge. Eat foods that are about to spoil, and toss anything expired that has been hanging around a little too long. You need to make room for those pre-made meals!
Buy six dinners a week, at most.
Your initial plan may be to buy seven dinners a week because there are seven days. But there is almost always something that happens, at least one day a week, to change your dinner plans. Maybe a friend invites you out, or perhaps you have a family party. Start by ordering six dinners a week, and adjust from there.
Meal delivery services can make your life a lot easier. Adhering to the tips above will allow you to get the most out of these services, too. For more information, contact a local delivery service, like Fresh Fit Foods.Share