Lockdown Level 4 allows for delivery from your favourite take out spots and restaurants but there are also healthier options available for order.
Since we have been cooped up in our homes, some of us have probably picked up healthier habits, such as exercise routines and nutritional diets.
Delivery services such as Uber Eats are back on track and brands like UCOOK, Gia’s Kitchen and others have also entered the market offering wholesome home-cooked meals, ingredients and recipes, even frozen foods.
Gia Kramer, a seasoned cook and owner of Gia’s Kitchen, shared her thoughts about how ordering healthier meal options and frozen foods will not only benefit you during lockdown and the longer run. Take a look at them below.
Options for days
One of the highlights about ordering frozen foods is that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian or someone who eats just about anything, there is a huge variety of foods which you can enjoy. Ordering frozen foods is also great because you can order a range of different types of meals from one place instead of waiting for Uber Eats or Mr Delivery to collect the food from different restaurants.
Naturally, the most popular benefit of purchasing frozen food is convenience - with the bulk of the work done for you, what could be easier than just popping a top-notch, tasty meal into the oven? A great thing if you want to take a break from cooking every now and then. And what a bonus if you’re not the world’s keenest cook! Buying frozen foods is also a great way of contributing your bit to big family lunches after the lockdown.
Reducing food waste
Because freezing is a great way to increase the lifespan of your food, it can also help reduce unnecessary food waste. How many times have you thrown out leftover fast foods which got stale the next day? The great thing about ready-made frozen foods is you can skip the preparation stage as the chef who put together the frozen dish sorted out all that already.
If you do your research, you’ll find that buying frozen foods can be a lot cheaper than ordering fast food. A larger portion for a family meal can work out less than ordering, say, four separate items from the local fast food joint, which charges per head, rather than for a bigger dish that’ll feed the whole family. Some suppliers of home-cooked frozen meals, such as Gia’s Kitchen, also don’t charge for delivery, so you could be saving more when there’s no delivery fee.
Thanks to freezing technology, frozen foods are not only healthy, but also just as nutritious as fresh foods. This is because the meals containing vegetables are frozen during peak ripeness, thus locking in and keeping all the nutritional content for longer periods of time.