Do meal kits save you money?

Everyone knows meal kit delivery services are convenient and save you time, but can they really save you money?

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While everyone knows meal kit delivery services are convenient and save you time, the question on everyone’s lips is ‘do meal kits save you money?’ 

Meal prepping and cooking at home is one of the best ways to save money every day. But what if you just don’t enjoy cooking or can’t seem to make time for it, and end up resorting to takeout?

How meal kits can help save you money

Putting the money you would use for takeout towards a meal kit delivery service could help you eat at home more (and help you become a better cook too). Fresh Prep’s sustainable and convenient meal kits are delivered to your door weekly and include pre-cut, pre-portioned fresh ingredients for recipes that can be prepared in under 30 minutes. Fresh Prep is Western Canada’s #1 meal kit, with plans starting from $10.50 per serving.

Subscribing to a meal kit delivery service doesn’t mean you’ll never have to go to the grocery store again, but it can definitely save you a few trips. If you’re someone who’s prone to impulse shopping at the grocery store, or find you have lots of ingredients left over that you never use, a meal kit can help you plan your meals and reduce food waste, therefore saving you money. 

Meal kits minimize food waste by delivering just the right amount of ingredients for each meal, reducing the chance of spoiled veg and uneaten leftovers. Gone are the days of buying bunches of herbs or large jars of food, just to have them go bad in the fridge. 

Fresh Prep only uses premium quality ingredients in our meal kits: sustainable seafood and fresh fruit and vegetables from local farms, just to name a few. Customers can create restaurant-quality meals at home for about the same cost as buying ingredients from the supermarket. 

Ok I’m sold, but can I save money on Fresh Prep too? 

You can save money per serving by switching to a bigger plan. For example, a 4 x 4 plan with 4 meals per week and 4 servings each costs less per serving than a plan with 2 meals per week and 2 servings each.

If you need flexibility from week to week, add servings as needed. However, if you find yourself doing that a lot, we recommend increasing your plan size instead of adding servings to get the best deal.

Cooking for one and wondering if a meal kit is worth it money-wise? Try a 2 x 2 plan with 2 meals per week for 2 people. That way you’ll have plenty of leftovers for lunch. 

If you’re cooking for a couple or group with mixed dietary requirements such as vegans and meat eaters, why not order vegan recipes and supplement them with chicken, steak or fish? Fresh Prep has lots of protein options on our Add-ons Menu. 

To earn free meals, refer friends to Fresh Prep. Just log into your account, click on “Invite Friends”, and share your referral link with them. For every friend who signs up and orders with your referral link, you get a free meal credited to your account. Your friend receives 3 free meals, so it’s a win-win situation. The friends you refer must be new customers without Fresh Prep accounts. 

“I cannot begin to explain how meal prepping has made my life easier; with fewer and cheaper shopping trips, no food or material waste, and delicious yet healthy meals. I can’t even remember my weeks without Fresh Prep!”

Courtney D. Fresh Prep customer. 

The multiple benefits of Fresh Prep

In addition to saving you time shopping and preparing food, Fresh Prep:

  • Delivers to your door with no added shipping or service fees
  • Has sustainable packaging including reusable cooler bags, ice packs and meal kit containers
  • Pre-cuts and pre-portions ingredients at no additional cost for convenient cooking
  • Offers delicious, restaurant-quality recipes including vegan and vegetarian options
  • Uses high quality ingredients including antibiotic-free local poultry and sustainably sourced seafood 

If you want to save time during the week and spend less money on impulse takeout dinners, why not try a meal kit delivery service a few days a week? And if you’re not ready to make a commitment to a weekly meal kit service, don’t worry. Our subscription plans are very flexible, meaning you can skip or cancel any time.

Fresh Prep reduces food waste, makes cooking easier, and is cheaper than takeout.

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