Goodbye Meal Kits, Hello Hungryroot

I really don’t like cooking. I hate the measuring, I hate going to the market, I hate the precise timing of it all, and I hate the waste of tossing old grocery items. If I could afford takeout every night, believe me, I would do it. Alas, I don’t have in infinite bank account (or the metabolism of a teenager) so cooking seemed like my only, disappointing option. See, I don’t just hate cooking, I’m also not very good at it. I enjoy good food, but have neither the time nor the skill to make it myself.

I thought my solution lay in all those online meal kits. But after trying a bunch, I realized I was doing a ton of work (and spending a lot of time) making a few dinners, and then still had to fend for myself the rest of the week. That’s when I stumbled upon Hungryroot and started reading all the positive online reviews. They offer a discount on your first box, so I decided to try it out. What’s my verdict?

Well, let’s start with what you get. Instead of a few meals, you get tons of products and ingredients for not only creating quick (under 10 minutes) and healthy meals (nutrient-dense, under 500 calories), but also for stocking up your fridge and getting through the week. It covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert, customized to your preference.

All the recipes are delicious, but to be honest, my favorite part is just how easy the food is to prepare. Everything is chopped, measured and prepped before you start cooking, and from there, all you need is a single pan. You literally just have to combine the ingredients to make quick, healthy combinations (which is great when you’re hungry, and when you’re cleaning up after).

So while I still don’t love cooking, Hungryroot makes it so easy that I barely even notice. And while I may crave pizza every now and then, Hungryroot makes it so easy to eat healthy that I find myself rarely ordering in.