If you have kids, you’ve probably had some crazy grocery store experiences. You have to take the time to get each kid to stop what they’re doing, get ready, and get into the car. You then have to battle traffic on the streets and in parking lots while your kids are going wild and crazy in the back seat.
Then, you have to keep everyone happy and do the shopping at the same time and finally you get to the check out to learn that you’ve spent much more than you planned to; and now you have to pack the kids and the groceries back into the car and get them all home.
Plus, if you really like to have fresh organic food; you may have to make one or more extra stops to get everything you need. Whew!
Grocery shopping can be such a hassle, especially if you’re trying to get your family to eat healthy. Imagine being able to get online for about 10 minutes and having quality health food show up at your door.
Well, the growing number of organic delivery services has made this possible for many people. No lines, no traffic, no screaming kids.
While most services follow the routine of ordering online or by phone and getting your food delivered to your door, there are some differences among companies.
Some strictly deliver organic vegetables, milks meats, and other “straight from the farm” products. Others have all kinds of natural and organic products like you’d find in a health food store.
These have the added convenience of more “quick prep” meals like pasta and other packaged food. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to find a service that has pre-made meals.
You may think that these services are just too much for you budget since organic food is already expensive to begin with. If you do some searching, you might find that prices are not quite as bad as you imagine.
I have a friend who lives in downtown Philadelphia. She gets groceries delivered to her door from a grocery store that’s farther away from the center of the city.
Since food is more expensive where she lives, she ends up paying just as much as if she went out shopping in her area.
Some services keep costs down by only stocking vegetables that are in season. You may not get as good selection, but you’ll get better prices and higher quality products.
Another benefit of shopping online is that you actually save costs and eat healthier by cutting down on impulse buying.
Not only will you be less likely to buy food that’s not on your diet, but you also won’t have to deal with your kids wanting their favorite sugary snacks.
And if you think your impulses are just too strong for the internet, many places will let you have a set order: 4 orders set up for a month, since you don’t need everything once a week.
While it may require a little research to find the best service in your area; ordering organic food from a delivery service will not only improve your family’s health, but will also save you a lot of time and hassle.