Can Meal Delivery Kits Teach You How To Cook?

Note: We receive a commission for purchases made through the links on this site. Our sponsors, however, do not influence our editorial content in any way.

More and more people are turning to meal delivery services like Blue Apron, Home Chef, Hello Fresh, and Plated to help them make great food at home. These well reviewed services deliver sets of fresh ingredients directly to your door, ready to prepare according to the enclosed recipe.

Unfortunately, many people experience a problem that stops them from signing up for these services: they don’t know how to cook for themselves at home. But did you know that meal delivery kits can be an invaluable tool for teaching yourself how to cook? Read on to learn how so many people are taking the plunge and learning an essential life skill.

Too Many Choices?

Even an experienced chef can walk into a grocery store and feel overwhelmed. There are simply too many choices to make. Even if you went in with a plan, it’s easy to abandon it and buy a frozen pizza — especially when you’re already intimidated by cooking.

Meal delivery services solve this problem by giving you a limited range of tasty meals to choose from. When the kits show up at your doorstep, everything you need is included. That little limitation is surprisingly freeing: you know exactly where to start and what to do.

Easy-to-Follow Recipes

Meal delivery kits always come with clear step-by-step recipes, to help you assemble your ingredients into a meal. An increasing number of meal delivery companies, like Blue Apron, are providing online tutorial videos to help aspiring chefs master basic cooking techniques. If you can follow instructions, you can make a great meal from a kit!

Because most meal delivery services are subscription services, many people find that signing up serves as encouragement to learn to cook. They’re getting these deliveries, after all, and feel a strong positive incentive to use them.

Plus, using a meal delivery system lets you redo recipes. If you didn’t like how you cooked up one meal (or if you loved it), you can give it a shot again at a later date. You could even try cooking the same meal over and over again to perfection — or, at least, until you’re tired of it.

Many people shy away from meal delivery kits because they don’t know how to cook. But with simple instructions and some guidance on essential kitchen techniques, these kits actually serve as a powerful tool to help home chefs cook with confidence.

Sign up with a meal delivery service today and try for yourself. Read our in-depth reviews of Blue Apron, Home Chef, Hello Fresh, and Plated and compare them side-by-side. Your taste buds will thank you later.

About the Author

Mary Beth Eastman

Mary Beth Eastman serves as the content manager for Versus Reviews, where she is dedicated to helping readers compare popular products. Mary Beth has a degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and has focused her 20-year journalism career on putting readers front and center, carefully considering their concerns and presenting information that will help them in their everyday lives. She has won numerous statewide journalism awards. Her writing has been featured on numerous websites in addition to Versus Reviews, including the Huffington Post and the Lexington Law blog. Mary Beth resides in Pittsburgh, Pa., with her family and two rescue dogs.

Blog Index

Comments 0 Comments

No comments yet.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *