In a world where we are constantly pressed for time, more and more Western Australians are turning to prepared meal kits packed with fresh farm goodness. With a plethora of options to choose from, local businesses from around the state are sourcing the very best produce for hungry humans to chow down on from the comfort of home. For those who are not sure what all the hype is about, meal kit providers source fresh ingredients which are packed into a box alongside an accompanying set of recipes and delivered directly to your door.
There are many benefits to a meal kit subscription, from minimising the chore of the weekly grocery shopping to reducing food waste and single-use plastics. You will even learn new culinary skills plus have the opportunity to trial a range of new dishes. There is a lot to love about this new way of doing dinner.
My Foodie Box
My Foodie Box is a Perth based company that pride themselves on supporting local WA produce and ethically farmed meat and fish. They are all about reducing the environmental impact of food production and make it their bread and butter to source suppliers that adhere to sustainable and safe methods of food production.
My Foodie Box offer four different box dinners: the Classic Box , Family Box , Vegan Box and the Mystery Box for those who like a surprise. Prices range from $79.95 to $174.95 per week depending on the number of people and meals required. The Family Box also boasts dietitian-approved meals designed for families with fussy eaters. Instead of your repeat spaghetti bowl, you could be devouring Haloumi Stuffed Eggplant, Indian Lamb Kofta Curry or a Miso Pumpkin Risotto.
After a long day at work, spending hours in the kitchen is probably the last thing that’s on your mind. Meal kits like Dinner Twist keep cooking time to a minimum. Each meal takes between 20 and 35 minutes and the easy to follow recipe card will have you sitting down at the dinner table in no time. Dinner Twist offers four meal kits to choose from: The Express Box, Family Box, Wholesome Box and Plant-Based Box, ranging from $85 to $160.
Not only does Dinner Twist source premium produce in WA, but they also host their very own online marketplace to add additional goodies to your order. Sourcing from local small-batch providers you can include snacks, eco-living supplies, beverages and even pet treats to your cart. You may never have to set foot in a grocery store again!
You Plate It
Thinking about what you’re going to eat for dinner can easily plague the mind throughout the day. You Plate It has stepped in to put your mind at ease, offering an extensive selection of meals that you can choose a week in advance. How’s that for organisation! You Plate It has a range of recipes for you to mix and match from vego, to beef, extra quick to kid friendly. Even if you forget to pick your meals, they will make the decision for you based on your previous decisions and dietary preferences. Weekly subscriptions start from $68 for 2 people over 2 nights a week to $210 for 4 people over 5 days a week. You will be salivating over a juicy Pork Scotch with Roasted Fennell and Apple Salad, Baked Chicken Enchiladas or a tasty Cheesy Veggie Pot Pie. What more could you want?
You Plate it also pride themselves on supporting neighbouring farmer families in WA and feature mini articles of their fresh produce providers on your recipe card each week. It’s the little features like this that make weekly meal kit delivery feel like Christmas.
For those who can’t be fussed cooking but are still on the hunt for nutritious meals that don’t compromise on flavour, the Feed Me range may be just the meal subscription for you. Each meal is prepared by Gourmet Chef Foods, Gourmania located in Bayswater WA. Feed Me are designed to be popped into the microwave or stovetop ready to serve by the time you pull out the cutlery from the drawer. The handy freezer friendly meals mean that you are never at risk of food waste should you decide to dine out on a whim.
Feed Me have labelled all their meals for the calorie conscious and also offer gluten-free and vegetarian approved options. The Feed Me range include Feed Me Family, Feed Me Lite, Feed Me Soup and Feed Me Vegetarian. Meals are individually selected online and portion sizes range from 1 to 5 servings. The Feed Me Family range also offer a selection of side dishes to add to the table to feed those ravenous teens.
Meal plans have also been thought of and planned by nutritionists for the ‘His and Her’ protein or weight loss oriented eaters. These plans cover both lunch and dinner and are designed to leave you feeling fuller for longer without budging on flavour. Meals start from $8.95 for a single serve and $96.95 for a 6-day meal plan with lunch and dinner included.
Truly spoilt for choice and the chance to shop and support local WA businesses and reduce food wastage in the process, Meal Kit Movement is no doubt here to stay.