Vacation is a time to relax and indulge, but it can be a challenge with a family (and hard to maintain any type of healthy eating habits while traveling). This is where meal delivery services can come in super handy (my faves are Hungryroot because they have super great easy meals AND groceries and Home Chef because they have Oven Ready meals!) so, today we’re talking about the benefits of using meal delivery services while on vacation.
I often fall into the trap where I don’t really plan that well for meals with kids because it used to be you’d just go out to eat…but with a family of 6, it requires a lot more planning.
Meal delivery is great for vacation because you can plan ahead and have ready made options there and then not have a million groceries left overs.
One of the biggest benefits of using meal delivery services while on vacation is the convenience factor. Rather than spending time researching restaurants or making reservations or waiting at restaurants or searching grocery stores in a new area, you can have meals or groceries delivered right to your door!
Dietary restrictions – healthy options
Many meal delivery services offer healthy meal options, and if there are special dietary needs or restrictions, this is even more perfect (Hungryroot and Fresh n’ Lean). With meal delivery services, you can customize your meals to fit your preferences and needs.
Using a meal delivery service can also be cost-effective. Dining out can be expensive, especially in tourist areas, meal delivery services can provide a more affordable options.
Reduces stress and waste
You have enough to worry about on vacation – but you know what’s the absolute worst? Trying to do meal-planning on the fly or packing up a cooler of leftovers or trying to figure out what to do with leftover food. With meal delivery you know what your family will like and eat and you will reduce waste!!
So next time you’re planning a vacation, consider using a meal delivery service like Hungryroot or Home Chef to simplify your meal planning and enjoy delicious meals without the hassle!
I’m wants to set this up for an upcoming 6 week vacation in 2 locations. I’d love to know the mechanics of having weekly deliveries delivered to the right place. Can you comment on how this works?
Hi Mary, it’s super simple, whichever company you use, just change your address with them for the delivery time period. I would suggest emailing them to confirm 🙂
I’ve never even thought of meal delivery while on vacation but what a genius idea! I do things like sheetpan pancakes. Oatmeal in a crockpot and then have lots of fresh fruits and yogurt out. Or anything grilled where there will be left overs for frittatas and quesadillas the next day.
Thank you so much for commenting Cheri. That’s so genius to do sheetpan pancakes, I’m going to do that next time we go on vacation!!
Susan Craig says
I don’t do much grocery shopping or cooking on vacation. Cooking is one of the tasks I love to leave behind me. Still, I would like to try a meal service sometime soon. They sound interesting.
I hear you on leaving the cooking behind on vacation! I think you’d love meal delivery, it’s really been fun for me to try the different services!
Mary W says
Your advice to try a meal delivery service while on vacation is brilliant! Wish I had this decades ago while traveling with little kids. I’m going to try this the next time we vacation together as a large family.
I’m so happy to hear this. I’d love to know what you think once you’ve tried it!
Marcelo's Man with a Van says
Thanks for sharing this helpful blog with us.
Mick Conley says
Oh how I wish this service was available when my kiddos were young. It’s just amazing to me how easy it is to entertain while on vacation and still be able to enjoy the party!! 🎉
So true, definitely easy to entertain and still be able to enjoy it 🙂
What a GREAT idea!
Do you know if any meal services can be done just once or twice (EG on vacation a few times, but then not again)?
SweetPhi Team says
Thanks – I hope you find it useful on a vacation! Most meal delivery services can be ordered, paused and then ordered again if you want. You can typically cancel anytime – maybe at the end of summer after your done on vacation!