Have you been considering buying prepared meals? Are you confused by all of the options available to you? If you have a special dietary requirement, are vegan or vegetarian, or have food allergies, finding the right ready-to-eat meals can be quite challenging!
Below, we’ll look at the top 7 benefits of ordering prepared meals online, even if you have a specialty diet. We also explore how meal prep services may change your life!
Prepared meals can save you time!
Everyone enjoys a wholesome, hearty, home cooked meal. But, do we always enjoy cooking it, and having to clean up after? Especially when you cook meals with lots of ingredients and different elements to them, and use every pan you own in the process! The great thing about using meal prep services and eating prepared meals is that you can forget about the cooking, and even better you can forget about having to clean the kitchen after!
Prepared meals require little to no cooking at all. Prepared meals can be reheated in the microwave very quickly, so you don't have to spend ages waiting for dinner to be ready either! Cold meals are even easier! Simply open, serve and eat! Healthy, ready-made meals in seconds.
You can even buy your lunches in advance, so you’ll no longer need to meal prep lunch! Buying prepared meals online can save you a lot of time. Time which can then be spent on the things you enjoy, like hobbies, exercise, or having fun with family and friends. And let's face it, even doing nothing is better than cleaning the kitchen, right?!
Save money with prepared meals!
How many times have you stocked up on lots of lovely fresh fruit and vegetables, only to find a few days later that the ones you want to use in that new recipe, are now overripe, rotten, or mouldy? Frustrating isn't it!
Then there are the meal leftovers too. Do you always end up accidentally cooking enough to feed the whole street? Then having to throw half of it away? Prepared meals can save you so much money in food waste. Ready-made meals are prepared into individual, weighed portion sizes. That means you can be sure you're providing enough food for your family, without accidentally cooking enough for the whole neighbourhood! Less food waste in your bin = more money in your pocket!
Prepared meals can be healthier!
If you're on a diet, it can be hard to stick to healthy and nutritious food. There are so many temptations during the day that it's easy to slip up. Lunchtime is extremely tricky. When you're in a rush, and you don't have time to meal prep lunch, it is so easy just to make an empty-calorie sandwich to take with you, or grab some unhealthy fast food on your lunch break.
When it comes to mid-morning or mid-afternoon snacks, it can be even trickier! Especially when a colleague brings in a tray of donuts or a similar calorie-filled treat. Hunger takes over and before you know it you’re three donuts in and wallowing in guilt! Thankfully we have a solution!
When you buy prepared meals, you can say goodbye to having to meal prep lunch, and you’ll still be able to enjoy healthy, nutritious, and diet-friendly food every day. Plus, with meal prep services like XMeals, you can buy the tastiest and most indulgent morning, midday, and afternoon snacks available. Diet-friendly, low-calorie treats that you will love. So you can enjoy all of the flavours, but have none of the guilt!
Ready-made meals are convenient!
We know how it is. You've had a long day at work, you’ve picked up the kids, got stuck in a traffic jam, finally got home and you've still got to cook dinner! Sometimes you're so tired you don't even know what to cook!
For others, cooking isn't always an option. People with reduced mobility or low energy levels may find it a lot harder to recreate that recipe they love or try a new one they've read about or seen on tv. They have to find and buy the ingredients to start with, then peel and chop ingredients, use the cooker and still clean up after. A lot of people rely on ready-made meals from supermarkets, relatives cooking for them, or even takeaways and fast food.
Prepared meals can be so convenient for a range of people, whether you are able-bodied or not, healthy ready-made meals can really make a difference in your life. They’re so convenient when you're late getting home and can't decide what to cook. They can even enhance the lives of those that are unable to cook, by providing them with a nutritious, plant-based diet that requires no preparation, no cooking, and no cleaning after!
Prepared meals are better for the environment!
Plant-based prepared meals are not only better for us, but they're better for our environment too in so many ways. Firstly, by buying ready-made prepared meals, and using meal prep services, you're reducing the number of single-use plastics that you buy, which in turn reduces the amount of plastic and single-use plastic that’s polluting our planet, and having a detrimental effect on our wildlife and environments.
Most food nowadays comes wrapped in some form of plastic, especially when you're buying fresh produce. Just think, if you order prepared meals online there will be no more unrecyclable plastic wrappers to be thrown away in your bin!
Not only this but most of the plant-powered, natural, and fresh ingredients that you'll find in our prepared meals are sustainably sourced and organic, which is better for the growers, farmers, and communities, and of course, ensures the sustainability of our precious fruits and vegetables,
Prepared meals for everyone!
We all know that kids can be incredibly fussy eaters! Having to cook 2 or sometimes even 3 meals can be time-consuming and stressful!
When you order prepared meals online you can choose different dishes and recipes for everyone, so you'll no longer need to spend even longer in the kitchen in an attempt to individually cater to every different person at the table. Even better, you won’t need to spend hours in a supermarket or online trying to find all of the ingredients you need to cook multiple meals every day of the week!
At XMeals there is a wide range of dishes that will suit everybody! And not just for dinner either! You can buy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks and juices when you buy prepared meals online. Not just ready dinner meals! So you can ensure that even the fussiest of eaters is well catered for, without the stress of cooking three different meals throughout the day.
Allergen-friendly ready meals
If you suffer from a food allergy, you'll know exactly how important it is, and sometimes quite challenging, to find safe food! When it comes to buying prepared meals online, finding ready meals that don't contain any allergens can be a little disheartening.
You find delicious meals that you would love to sink your teeth into, but alas it contains dairy or gluten or another one of the many ingredients that can cause quite serious reactions within your body.
Luckily for you, all of the prepared meals at XMeals are clearly labelled with all of their ingredients, and they contain only natural and plant-based ingredients! What's more, XMeals have created some amazingly tasty dishes that substitute ingredients that contain allergens, for ones that don't! Prepared meals that cater to every dietary requirement can be found at XMeals, so you can enjoy your favourite breakfast, lunch, or dinner with peace of mind.
We offer allergen friendly ready-made meals that you can trust!
Conclusion on Ready-Made Meals
So, as you can see, there are some really good benefits to buying prepared meals online!
Ready meals and meal prep services can really make a difference in so many lives, why aren't we all doing it! Prepared meals and ready meals made by meal prep services are delicious, healthy, allergen friendly, time-saving, money-saving, convenient, and of course environmentally friendlier!
Why not take a look for yourself at some of these tasty dishes here, and try some for yourself! We promise you won't be disappointed!