I started working from home back in the spring and the experience has been eye opening. The one thing that amazes me the most about working from home is that it seems somehow am busier than ever! I feel like I blink and it’s already dinner time and I have 0 time to make the meal that I had originally planned. So frustrating!
I started getting ads for a new service called Hungryroot and was instantly interested. Hungryroot promised to be a healthy food delivery service (different than the regular meal kits) where they deliver healthy groceries and meals that can be prepared in under 30 minutes. I decided to try it a few weeks ago and wanted to share my experience with you!
What is Hungryroot?
Hungryroot is a food delivery service that’s based in New York and ships high quality groceries throughout the US. Instead of the usual meal kits, Hungryroot provides ingredients that can be mixed and matched to create many different meals. There are recommended recipes each week but you can also shop the grocery section and choose items a la cart. I really like this approach because I can get meal ideas
Is Hungryroot a Meal Service?
Hungryroot isn’t a meal service like the traditional ones where they just send you ingredients for recipes. Instead you’re able to customize what is sent to you (like regular grocery shopping) and make your own recipes, or make the suggested recipes they have each week.
Every week there’s a few special recipes to try, as well as weekly staples like stir fry, burgers, tacos, flatbreads, and grain bowls. Our favorite recipes so far have been:
- Black Bean Tacos with Superblend Salad and Cashew Cheese
- Coconut Curry Tofu with Pea Snaps and Lentil Quinoa Rice Mix
- Guac Veggie Burger and Garlic Potatoes
- Thai Peanut Tofu with Veggie Stir Fry and Quinoa Blend
- Tomato Black Bean Enchiladas
How Much Does Hungryroot Cost?
Hungryroot generally costs anywhere from $60 to $160 – it all depends on how many servings and recipes sent to you. In my case, we use Hungryroot for our dinners and snacks and get 3 recipes (4 servings each) and groceries for about $130 a week.
What Diets does Hungryroot Work For?
Hungryroot is really flexible about diets and dietary restrictions. During your food profile quiz you can select diets that are:
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
and more. In addition, when you select the foods each week you can read the labels to make sure they fit in your diet. We’ve been on their vegan plan and have enjoyed the the variety of meals and how many options we get each week.
How It Works
When you first log into the website you start a small food preference quiz to help Hungryroot determine the best plan for you. You can select how many people you’re feeding, what your goals are (save time, lose weight, try new foods, get healthier, etc.), any dietary preferences like plant based or any food sensitivities, what types of meals you usually eat (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks) and how often. Then they’ll give you a few samples of mealshttps://www.pjtra.com/t/SENKSEdHSE1DSEhLRkpGQ0dNTExJRg and you can select which ones you like, don’t like, and how frequently you’d want to receive them.
Once you have your plan set up, you’re given “Credits” each week that allow you to purchase different recipes or shop for groceries. This part was a little confusing at first to me but once I played around with it I was able to figure it out.
Our plan is set to include some breakfasts, snacks and dinner but I prefer to have a protein shake for breakfast so end up skipping that and getting another dinner. Our boxes usually come out to be 3 dinners (4 servings each, so we basically get 6 nights of meals), snacks and some pantry items like pasta, noodles, or sometimes extra salad.
What Brands Does Hungryroot Carry?
I’ve found that most of the brands available are the same ones you’d find at grocery stores like Whole Foods. A lot of the meals do feature Hungyroot’s own brand (which we’ve been super impressed with! Especially their dips and sauces), but they also do carry brands like:
- Beyond Burgers
- Little Potato Company
Is Hungryroot Worth it?
We’ve been subscribing for a few weeks now and have found that it’s been worth it to us. It’s helped me save time with meal planning and prepping, and it’s introduced us to new foods and combinations that we never would’ve tried before. I also really like how all the produce we’ve received has been great quality and really fresh.
Hungryroot hasn’t completely replaced our grocery shopping but it has replaced a good chunk of it. I still prefer my morning breakfast smoothies so I still buy that in store, but other than that most of the food we eat comes from the Hungryroot box.
Overall we’re really happy with our subscription and plan to continue it. It’s introduced us to so many new foods and combinations, and it’s saved me so much time in the kitchen!
Hungryroot Coupon Code
Ready to try Hungryroot? Click here and use the code “DOUGH” to save 30% off your first delivery and get a free container of their amazing Almond Chickpea Cookie Dough FOR LIFE!
Have you tried Hungyroot before? What did you think of it?!