Are Meal Kits Worth the Money?

The average American household wastes between 30-40% of the food that it purchases, according to a study conducted by the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Let’s say that your monthly food budget is $400. Wasting 30% of that would mean throwing out $120 each month, and that’s the low-end. Does that number scare you? Don’t worry, we can help. 

dinner with dog
No food waste might mean fewer scraps for your dog

Meal kits like Blue Apron cut down on food waste

It’s that simple! Blue Apron meal kits include everything you need to make a meal, and nothing that you don’t. That means no forgotten produce sadly wilting in the back of the fridge. Each Blue Apron dinner is also perfectly portioned for either 2 or 4 servings. So no more sniffing leftovers and guessing whether or not they’re still good. Boom. Food waste eliminated. 

The best part? While you’re saving money, you can still try new things. Maybe you’ve never had Zaatar, or Calabrian chile, or Togarashi, but you’re eager to try. Buying a whole jar of a spice can be expensive, and most recipes only call for a teaspoon or two. Blue Apron sends you the exact amount of seasoning that you need. There’s no need to make that upfront investment, or to clutter your spice drawer with seasoning you might not use frequently. 

If that’s not enough, think about your time. Time is money, and meal kits save you time. There’s the time you would spend meal planning, the time you would spend going to the grocery store, and the time that you would spend running back to the grocery store when you realize you’re actually out of eggs. Your time is valuable, and Blue Apron can help you reclaim a few precious hours. 

The story doesn’t end here. In addition to saving money, a study from the University of Michigan showed that the food waste reduction and simplified last-mile emissions make Blue Apron a more sustainable option than a home-cooked meal from a traditional grocery store. 

Who doesn’t want to try new things, save money, and help the planet? Accomplish all three by ordering a Blue Apron box here.