by MARSHALL BONE
The recent years have reacquainted us with the joys of cooking at home as many of us began to cook for ourselves or with our loved ones to eat healthier, more fulfilling meals. However, whipping up a nutritious meal every day can be a challenging task given our busy schedules.
Just as we want our food to be fresh and healthy, we crave the convenience of takeout and pre-packaged food. Frozen food delivery services have emerged as a middle ground between the two, bringing both the convenience of ready-made meals and the satisfaction of preparing high-quality dishes at home. Let’s take a look at how these kinds of services are transforming the way we cook.
Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping Made Easy
Planning out your daily or weekly meals and shopping for ingredients are two of the most time-consuming aspects of cooking at home. While you can follow meal planning strategies and portion off ingredients to reduce the time and effort that goes into cooking at home, it leaves little flexibility for satisfying cravings and comes with a higher risk for food wastage.
Frozen food delivery services take out the grunt work and ease the entire process by delivering ready-to-eat recipes and pre-portioned ingredients right to you when you need them. This means no more wasting precious hours figuring out what to eat or wandering the supermarket trying to find the right ingredients for your recipes. You can order delicious seafood gumbo or wagyu stew meat from the comfort of your home and relish in a wholesome meal that has that home-cooked touch.
High-Quality Ingredients for Balanced Nutrition
While some delivery services do deal in subpar products, there are many more that only source the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. They work with experienced chefs and nutritionists who ensure the recipes are flavorful, nutritionally rich, and prepared with the utmost care for hygiene. Their facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to prevent cross-contamination and package and freeze the ingredients at the right temperature to prevent nutrient loss and maintain their flavor and aroma.
When done right, frozen food and ingredients retain the same levels of vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, and other nutrients as their fresh counterparts. A study by the University of Georgia observed that while frozen food and fresh food are nutritionally similar on the day of purchase, frozen food is nutritionally superior five days later as the fresh one loses many of its nutrients. This means frozen food is a better choice whether you intend to consume it immediately or days after.
Enriching Culinary Experience for Varying Diets
There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to food. We all have our dietary preferences, whether it be strictly vegan, Mediterranean, paleo, keto, low-carb, or some other type of diet. Many of us also have dietary restrictions due to allergies, intolerances, or personal beliefs.
No matter your needs, frozen food delivery services make it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for with precise recipes curated by expert chefs. You can choose from hundreds, if not thousands, of recipes and ingredients that align with your lifestyle and palette. From hearty pasture-raised chicken thighs and drumsticks to plant-based, protein-rich crumbles and meatballs to mouth-watering pumpkin and pecan pies—the options are wide and gratifying.
If you cook from scratch at home, there are only so many dishes, cuisines, and variations you can try with the limited time, energy, and resources you have. These kinds of delivery services allow you to try out delectable dishes from around the world with just a few taps of your fingers, so whether you’re craving Thai, Italian, or good ol’ American, you can rely on them to keep your taste buds satiated.
A Revolution In Home Cooking