Pros and Cons of a Meal Delivery Service


I was just watching a commercial for Blue Apron. Blue Apron makes dinner meals that are delivered to your home in a refrigerated box. All you have to do is follow the easy instructions and dinner is ready.

After a hard day at work, an easy dinner does sound appealing, but there are other factors to consider before you place your first order. Here are the pros and cons of a  meal delivery service:

No Grocery Shopping

You don’t have to stalk the aisles of the grocery store wondering what you’re going to cook.  Now, you just take out the refrigerated box, assemble your ingredients, and put it in the oven.

Vegetarian Meals

If you’re a vegetarian, you can still enjoy delicious meals. Options like Broccoli and Spinach Stromboli, and Thai Curry are vegetarian, and it’s fun to switch it up by trying new foods.

Large Variety

You won’t feel like you’re eating the same boring meals every night. Delicious noodles, seared salmon, and 5-Spiced Chicken are just a few of the yummy options.

Picky Eaters

Many of these meals may not agree with the picky eaters in your household. What if the family doesn’t like it? You may end up preparing another meal.

These meals are often served with vegetables, and I know my husband Mark would make a quick trip to McDonald’s for a Big Mac and fries, if I tried to feed him any vegetable besides corn.


Read the fine print before you sign up for a meal delivery service. Some let you cancel at any time, but your request may not be in time to stop the next shipment.


If you have a pinched pocketbook, a meal delivery service might be more than you’re willing to pay. The options are usually for two people or a family.  Family options with 4 recipes a week can run over $100.

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