Breaking It Down: How meal kit delivery can save you money
Budgeting for groceries continues to be a huge stressor for Americans as price tags at the grocery store skyrocket to an all-time high. According to the consumer price index, the cost of groceries has risen on average 10.8% in the last 12 months, the most significant increase since 1980. As we all feel our wallets grow thin between gas, groceries, and added travel expenses, it becomes hard to justify things such as organic food and meal delivery during this time. The top categories of food seeing the most significant increase are the building blocks of our plates- proteins, vegetables, and fats. Although meal kits may feel like a needless expense, it is possible that they can save you money in the long run. Breaking down the per meal price is shocking, and when compared to your growing grocery bill, it can provide you with high quality, fast and easy nutritious food at the same expense.
Nutrition for Longevity’s meal kits are a delicious and easy way to enjoy organic, farm-fresh meals delivered to your door. There is no meal planning or grocery lists to make, coupons to clip, or grocery store apps to log into- just food delivered to your doorstep. Meal kits are provided in pre-portioned packages, so you only get what you consume, reducing leftovers and food waste. And even in the best of weeks, when time gets tight and you need to visit a restaurant, the cost of N4L’s meals comes in significantly less than most restaurants.
Poultry, fish, and eggs have seen the most significant price jump, with a 14.3% increase over the last 12 months. In addition to proteins, produce is at the top of the list for the most dramatic price increase in 2022. Organic veggies have skyrocketed- the price of one cup of asparagus now ranges between $2.50 and $3.00, organic kale between 3.99-4.99, and organic mushrooms between 3.79 and 4.99 on average. In addition to the food itself, the oil used to prepare these dishes is the final piece of the puzzle that you will notice has significantly increased over the last nine months. Oils and fats have gone up as much as 15% this year.
So, let’s break it down by individual meal. When purchasing a pound of organic chicken breast at the grocery store at $ 10.99 per lb., you must consider trimmings and size reduction during the cooking process. One pound of chicken yields ~ 3 servings, in the end, coming in around $3.75 per 3.5 oz serving. Add a fresh kale salad with cherry tomatoes, and a side of asparagus for approximately $2.50 and $2.99, respectively. Rounding out the meal with a serving of organic quinoa at $.99, oil for preparation, and salad dressing at $1.25 for ~3 Tbsp. In total, you will spend over $11.00 for your organic homecooked meal, not to mention when you itemize the time and effort spent planning, visiting the grocery store, and preparing the meal. On average, Nutrition for Longevity’s meals cost $11.00 per meal.
You can see even more significant cost savings when considering the Family Meal Kits, Nutrition for Longevity is now offering. The above comparison is for an individual meal. If feeding a family of 3-4, the amount of savings using Nutrition for Longevity’s family meal kits are even more significant. The cost breakdown per person is $8.00-$10.00 per meal. In addition to the cost savings, having a quick and nutritious meal available in minutes for a family of 4 can be priceless on those nights when there are back-to-back meetings and sports activities scheduled on the calendar. In any situation, using the N4L meal kits is a time savings investment that provides you with a healthy and nutritious meal option at a very affordable cost. Click here to purchase your meal kit today.