Which do you prefer? Cooking for yourself or ordering out? I like a healthy mix of both. Some days, I have no energy to cook so ordering out is the best option. Other days, I'm super excited about a new recipe I've been wanting to make. Meal prepping is kind of the same deal. You can meal prep for the weekend cooking it yourself, or having someone else do it for you.
I have been toying with the idea of having a meal prep service for a variety of reasons. Some great pluses to having a meal service is the convenience first. There is nothing easier then having your meals sent to you house, simply waiting for you to eat. The second convenience is that you don't have to cook which means way less time taken out of your day. You don't need to shop for the ingredients, then cook and clean up. Depending on how vigorous your meal prep is, this could save you a few hours a week. But there are some down sides too. For example, you are not cooking the food yourself. While you hope the company is honest in what's in the ingredients and how it is prepared, there is always that variable. For some people, that may not be a negative. But for others, it can be a huge deal. For example, I really have to watch my salt intake. When I cook for myself, I typically don't add salt especially if I am cooking with foods or other ingredients that already contain it. My hope is that the label of food I am eating is accurate, but it could be a real problem if it isn't. The second negative is that it can be costly. Now for some, this is also not an issue. But for others, cooking can be way less expensive. Most meals vary between $8-$14, which can cost a pretty penny if you're buying enough meals for the week.
So which do you choose?
Convenience vs. time cooking
More expensive vs. cooking
Cooking at home vs. sent to your house
Meal prep yourself vs. not knowing what you're eating
Tell me what you think, below!