A great gift for any occasion—and especially for a last-minute holiday gift—is a subscription to a meal delivery service.
You can send it anytime, in the sum of your choice. The recipient gets an email with instructions on how to select and order his/her meals.
We recently received a gift of a week of prepared meals from Eat Clean Bro Meal Delivery Service, which serves most areas of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
There are other meal delivery options across the country, offering everything from the mainstream to keto-friendly to dairy-free, gluten-free and meals under 400 calories.
We’d never ordered from a service before, and we were very surprised at how good everything was: flavorful meals designed to nourish with “clean” food*.
Eat Clean Bro’s menu was developed by a bodybuilder, based on the guidelines that he and other athletes follow.
In fact, our meals tasted like our Mom was back in the kitchen, turning out her fine home cooking.
We got to choose the menu for the forthcoming week’s meals, and selected;
It’s a great idea for people who don’t like to cook, or don’t have the time.
It’s a great way to get a diet off to an easy start for the new year.
Giftees can order during their busy season (example: the upcoming tax season for accountants, final exams), or the time crunches we all have.
We like to cook and we do have the time, yet our week of ready-to-eat meals was still our favorite food gift of the year. It was very nice to take a break and have someone else do the cooking. No cleanup was a bonus.
A meal delivery service may be an eye-opener for a friend or family member who’s never tried meal delivery before. It’s a luxury that we think is well worth it.
To find a service in the giftee’s area, check online and check the menus.
While most services have excellent choices of meat, poultry and seafood, some services have an equally large selection of vegan and vegetarian options; some have organic and low-salt options, etc.
To our friends who are reading this: Yes, we’d like another gift of meal delivery.
*Clean eating is a dietary concept that avoids refined and processed foods, and those that have artificial ingredients, including certain preservatives and additives. The goal is to eat whole, natural foods.