Anyone have experience with meal prep shops? Are they worth it?

Anyone have experience with meal prep shops? Are they worth it? I'm a trugg and my company won't let me get a bigger inverter, so I can't cook healthy on the road and am limited to fast food and rollerdogs. Thinking of getting a big 12v cooler and stocking up before I head out to work, but I don't want to spend all my home time cooking 3 weeks worth of food.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Should mention I DO have a microwave at least

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know about ither meals or cost, but a work friend gave me a bunch of Factor meals and they were very tasty.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      factor is really good imo. although its probably different depending on where you are located.

      One thing that really stood out with factor to me were their sauces and how the dishes were clearly made to be microwaved and taste very good. Factor is affluent hungry man. It's very overpriced though, so i would just do the trial and then quit.

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      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        But anon, it's all about organic advertising these days.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I just used used Factor as an example. Read the OP.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use HelloFresh which is more like a grocery delivery service because you still have to prepare and cook the food. It works well for me because I travel for work and when I get home on a Friday it's nice to have just a weekend's worth of food ready and waiting for me to cook so I don't have to go shopping and I won't have leftovers go bad in my fridge while I'm gone.
    It is pretty expensive once you're no longer in the introductory rate but the trick is every time you cancel your subscription they will send you coupons to get you to come back, and there's no limit on how many times you can quit. I'll get one or two boxes at 40% off, quit the subscription, wait for them to email me a promo code and do another couple boxes. It works with my schedule like that.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's all just upscale TV dinner stuff. It's going to be better than gas station slop that is for sure, but that is a very low bar. Even TV dinner stuff is better that gas station slop, or at least equivalent for stuff like banquet.

    I've seen folks at work use these. No idea if quality matches price. But I'm sure they are convenient. I've always looked at their meal plans and said no because it's shit I don't really care for.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My brother has one near him that caters to various diets, including carnivore. I usually lean towards a Paleo diet, so I'm already expecting a decent price tag. Luckily when it comes to food I don't mind splurging for quality. I just don't know THEIR quality. I'm sure its mostly just Sysco stuff, but even that can be good if handled well.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >caters to various diets
        That is the main advantage of these "meal" services, it they do make it easy to diet. Basically throw out all the food in your house, and get these exclusively and stick to 2 a day and lose weight n shit.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's a big part of why I'm interested. Its very easy to gain and keep weight when doing OTR, and I already started at a disadvantage (5'2 285lbs, feel free to bulli because fat shaming needs to be brought back) so I'm trying to whip myself back into shape.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    factor is really good imo. although its probably different depending on where you are located.

    One thing that really stood out with factor to me were their sauces and how the dishes were clearly made to be microwaved and taste very good. Factor is affluent hungry man. It's very overpriced though, so i would just do the trial and then quit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >It's very overpriced though,
      Yeah, its like $15/meal on the low order end, and $11/meal on the bulk order end. That is literally MRE price range right there (box price, not individual price like resellers scam you with), and a MRE is a fully self contained meal with a main, sides, drinks, and TP, PLUS it lasts for years.

      Honestly OP, you might like a MRE case or two as a trucker. They just need water, no power required. 24 different meals, and no fridge/cooler needed. Even the bag it comes in makes for it's own trash bag when done.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think he wants to enjoy his food. Not simply sustain himself you fricking loon.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think a lot of these companies have issues with quality control because the meals and kits are put together by minimum wage Black day laborers on an assembly line so they really do not give a frick.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Abysmal.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Pictured, the rosemary provided for a dish

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you wanna learn basic cooking the meal preps are actually pretty decent to start with, used hellofresh and homechef for a year then moved on to cooking my own recipes. Otherwise not worth it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I can cook, but I work for 3 weeks with no way to cook and am home for 3 days. I don't want to spend a load of time cooking so I'm looking at the types of places that cook it for you and puts it in tupperware to reheat.

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