More than two-thirds of Americans consider sustainability when making a purchase, according to the CGS 2019 Consumer Sustainability Survey. However, many may not realize that meal delivery services can be eco-friendly, too. For parents, this can be a game changer, especially for those who may not have time to throw together an elaborate meal, or who wish to feed their families healthy foods on the regular. With that in mind, here are just three eco-friendly options worth considering.
Freshly — a quick and easy solution
For parents who find themselves without much time to prepare a healthy and nutritious meal some nights, Freshly brings a quick and eco-friendly option to the table. With single, microwavable portions, this meal delivery service can offer a fantastic option for older kids who may need to be on their own for dinner once in a while, as well as a great solution for parents who don’t have a whole lot of time to cook or pull together a healthy meal due to other obligations. Thanks to its single portion meals, Freshly works to reduce food waste — not to mention the packaging is recyclable as well, making it an eco-friendly option when it comes to supporting the environment.
The many benefits of HelloFresh
HelloFresh is one popular meal delivery service that is also doing its part for the environment. For example, as well as being time consuming, shopping for ingredients means that many of us buy too much, which results in a lot of food waste in the long run. However, HelloFresh works to reduce such problems by accurately proportioning the ingredients needed for each meal, which is great for those who might not have the time to shop or work out the math as to how much food to buy at the grocery store. Additionally, HelloFresh’s carbon footprint is actually 25% lower than that of meals made from store bought groceries, according to one study by the University of Michigan. This is due to efficient distribution of product, which makes HelloFresh a healthy choice for your family and the environment.
Dinnerly — an affordable and vegetarian option
For parents looking to add an eco-friendly “Meatless Monday” or two into their dinner routine, Dinnerly is a great budget friendly option that offers vegetarian options. Not only that, but Dinnerly’s packaging is also sustainably sourced and recyclable, making it good for the environment in more than one way. With that in mind, this option is perfect for those who want to explore vegetarian options yet may not know what to make, as well as for those who want their kids to try new things.
While cooking a nutritious meal every night is a goal of many parents, there’s often not enough time to do so — especially if you often find yourself with a busy schedule. Thankfully, there are a number of options out there when it comes to meal delivery services, with choices like Freshly having the environment in mind.