When you are sick and unable to go out, having healthy food delivered can be a lifesaver! While it may be easy to get pizza or unhealthy takeout delivered, but it’s not as easy to get healthy food at your doorstep.
As our world is getting more and more efficient, there are lots of new ways to get meals, produce, and groceries delivered to your doorstep – quickly!
Getting Healthy Food Delivered
If I am home feeling unwell, healthy food is key to getting back on track and feeling better. Ordering food delivery is one of the first steps that I take when I need some help. My chores and housework can wait, but food can’t!
It may feel like a luxury, but if you can afford it – it can save you so much extra energy that you would normally spend going to the store.
Getting fresh vegetables and fruit delivered is a great thing to do because it helps you try new things and it also supports local farmers. Depending on your location, you may be able to get a box delivered weekly to your doorstep. Look into these options, because often they can also deliver fresh eggs, bread, cheese, spices, and other special or unique features. Just do a google search with your town and “local produce delivery”.
For bigger nationwide options, you can check out Farmbox Direct.
You can also seek out local produce pickup instead of delivery through Bountiful Baskets. They have a very specific process, so make sure you research it thoroughly.
Meat and Fish Delivery
You can order frozen meat, poultry, and fish from numerous places. It’s really helpful and often you can get grass-fed, pasture-raised, or wild-caught protein at a decent price. These are usually shipped frozen so they can serve larger areas across the country.
Here are a few options:
Bulk Foods Delivery
This one is new to me but I’m so excited that I found these places. I was looking for a place to find good quality dried beans and stumbled upon these great places.
In addition to heirloom varieties of dried beans, some of them also offer rice, pasta, flour, lentils, nuts, peas, spices, and more!
Grocery delivery is my savior in tough times! I don’t do this regularly, because it can be a little more expensive, but it’s so nice when I need it.
Your local grocery store may also have a local pickup. This means that they do all the shopping for you and you just pull up and they bring your groceries out to your car. Walmart, Fred Meyer (or Kroger), and Target all offer this option in select locations.
More recently I’ve been testing out Imperfect Foods (affiliate link). I’ve been using them for the past few months and they have won me over! In my area they offer direct delivery to my doorstep, so the food stays cold and arrives super fresh. Produce is not bagged with extra plastic – it’s loose in a box, but packed well. They offer pretty good prices and some great options.
Their customer service is phenomenal. A couple of times they forget something in my order and they promptly refunded me, no questions asked. That is MUCH better service than I’ve received with some meal delivery services (*cough* hello fresh).
They have a good selection of meat, seafood, eggs, cheeses, conventional and organic produce, snacks, chocolate (!), canned goods, condiments, sauces, and more. I made sure to test out eggs with my last order and they arrived in perfect condition! You can check out more about what they offer and save $10 on your first box here (affiliate link).
Nowadays, there are many meal delivery options to make cooking even simpler. You can order fully prepared and cooked meals OR order meal kits. Most people have heard of meal kits like Hello Fresh or Sunbasket.
But when you don’t have the energy to chop, cook, or put together a meal, look into options like these:
Freshly – I’ve used Freshly the most because they offer affordable gluten-free and paleo meal options. You can easily discontinue and order as needed.
Balanced Bites Meals – I haven’t tried these yet, but I love everything Diane Sanfilippo (the founder) does. She really cares about the quality of food and the product and I already know that I love her recipes. It’s on my list for next time I need to order meals. These are grain-free, and they also offer keto and paleo meals.
Paleo On The Go – This is perfect if you follow a specialized diet like AIP or low-carb/keto.
Daily Harvest – This company offers smoothies, grain bowls, soups, chia or oat bowls, and more. It’s a unique system and I think it’s pretty cool! They have some really delicious smoothies. I’ve tried Daily Harvest and I liked it.
Splendid Spoon – These guys offer very similar foods to Daily Harvest. It’s primarily smoothies, soups, and grain-based bowls.
Hungry Root – This is also next on my list to try! They offer prepped ingredients like shredded or chopped veggies, chickpea pasta, rice, sauces, proteins, vegan and meat options, and more.
Thistle – Another plant-based meal delivery service. It is mostly salads, soups, and other vegan meals. Their food looks fresh and delicious.
Trifecta Nutrition – This is a macro-based meal delivery service. It’s a bit focused on dieting, but if you like their food, it may be worth trying.
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