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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Guest Post: The Unexpected Benefits of a Meal Delivery Service

The Unexpected Benefits of a Meal Delivery Service
 By Jose A. Sanchez Fournier

Cooking often provides me with a special space where I can leave my daily stress behind and find a few minutes of calmness in the middle of a crazy world. Bringing to life a good recipe for Chorizo and Beef Chili or Chicken Sausage and Zucchini Flatbread Pizza is sometimes all you need to unwind after a stressful day.

This is specially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted our lives in so many ways. Although the world-wide emergency has me under “house arrest,” it has kept me close to the kitchen, where I can escape to a culinary adventure whenever I need a break from the pressures of the real world.

An unexpected challenge I’ve encountered in these social-distancing times is getting my groceries without unnecessarily exposing myself to the health risks associated with in-person shopping. The food industry has been hard-hit by a pandemic that has frozen the global economy and disrupted production and distribution of many supermarket goods. This means that even if I venture out to the local store, I might have difficulty finding all the items on my grocery list.

This is where meal delivery services can become a helpful ally to those of us who enjoy healthy cooking at home but who face the current difficulties associated with food shopping. These services not only make it easier to acquire your favorite ingredients, they also help you avoid visits to the supermarket and the health risks that entails.  

Also, according to an article published by, meal delivery services are a more environmentally-friendly option than conventional grocery shopping. Heck, they might even help in making you a better cook.

I have eclectic taste when it comes to cooking. One day I feel like some Italian sausage and pasta. The next, my tastebuds ask for some braised chicken and vegetables with thyme. Fortunately, there are several services that offer a wide variety of ingredients, including some that may not always be available in your neighborhood grocery store.

This is one of the reasons why people are turning to some of the best meal delivery services to help them eat better during a time of social distancing. Some of these services seem designed to awaken the creative instinct within, providing items and recipes that might make preparing the meal just as satisfying as consuming it. There are also services that cater to those with limited cooking experience, to people pressed for time, and to those looking to eat healthy and lose weight.

The variety of menus available from the better meal delivery companies also allow me to synch my meal preparation with my mood of the moment. Since meal delivery services provide all the ingredients for a particular dish, choosing the day’s menu can become an interesting process of discovery or a pretty straightforward exercise, depending on how I feel at the time. 

Even taking into consideration that most meal delivery services cost a bit more when compared to in-person shopping, the quality ingredients they usually provide and the risk you avoid by staying home and letting them bring the ingredients to you make meal delivery services a very good choice as a partner in the kitchen.

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