CRATE to TABLE is a Twin Cities based customized meal planning, grocery shopping, and meal prep service that seeks to give you a fresh philosophy + fresh ingredients that leads to healthy living.
Fresh meal delivery kit services can be a real time saver in regards to planning and shopping for meals. The kit is delivered right to your doorstep with everything you need to make your meals (usually three meals per week). What I love about these services is that you don’t have to think about dinner. You choose one of your meals and get to work in the kitchen. My husband, who isn’t a cook, can make these meals with ease. All of the ingredients are labeled and the instructions/steps are clear. The fact that he can make the meal alone is one of my favorite things about meal delivery kits. A home cooked meal that I don’t have to cook? Yes, please! We have also had great luck in the taste department. As an added bonus, we get to try new ingredients and recipes that we otherwise may not have the chance to try.
Meal kits do require some effort. Most of the time you have to wash and cut the produce, and prep the different meal components. I don’t mind cooking, but it does take about 30 minutes to make the meal so you need to factor that in to your schedule.
- A subscription-based meal planning website. Each week you receive a meal plan for four simple, healthy dinners. Each dinner can be customized to be gluten free, paleo or vegetarian. They feature a 1-click grocery list, custom serving sizes, tips for prepping ahead of time, and so much more. This company is highly invested in educating, inspiring and nourishing. I have personally tried Cook Smarts and highly recommend it!