Meal kits can be a godsend for busy families, combining convenience, variety and an ever-fresh answer to the constant what’s-for-dinner conundrum. Only one problem: Until recently, there haven’t been many options for vegans.
Online meal kit provider eMeals has closed the gap, offering seven easy-to-cook vegan dinner recipes to subscribers each week. eMeals are a slightly different kind of “kit” — rather than deliver prepackaged selections to customers’ doors, the subscription includes rotating recipes and a shopping list. eMeals cost an average of $3.50 per serving, and the shopping list ingredients can be ordered online and delivered; they’re also available for grocery pickup at Walmart and Kroger. The service makes use of Instacart, Kroger ClickList, AmazonFresh and Walmart Grocery to up the integration with bricks-and-mortar. There’s even an app.
The flexibility doesn’t stop there: eMeals offers a 14-day free trial period, allows the substitution and/or removal of meals and gives the option of deleting particular ingredients and replacing them with other grocery items. In addition to vegan, other meal plans include clean eating, quick and healthy, low calorie, low carb, budget friendly, kid friendly, heart healthy, diabetic, slow cooker, paleo and Mediterranean. For those attempting to follow a diet plan that might otherwise seem strict, a little added flexibility can be a tasty treat.