This small indulgence might seem like a frivolous expense, but the benefits you’ll receive from it can pay off in a big way. Here is a luxurious service that can improve your health and quality of life.
Healthy Meals: Home Cuisine
Expert: Mae Pike, co-owner
What it is: Home Cuisine is a healthy meal pickup/delivery service. Everything is prepared for the customer with the use of fresh and locally grown, organic ingredients and produce. “It’s like having a really healthy home-cooked meal – breakfast, lunch, and dinner — that is perfectly balanced and is actually delicious,” Mae says.
Preparations: No preparations needed for the customer. Whereas some companies mail the ingredients to be prepared by the customer, Mae and her staff fully prepare the meals. Pick up is available at the Prospect Party Mart or any of the five Rainbow Blossom locations. All you need to do is warm up the meal. Door delivery service is also available in certain areas for a nominal fee.
Cost: Varies, depending on what you order. Meal plans start at $60 for three dinners, and the per-meal cost decreases as the quantity of meals ordered increases. Customers can order plans for three, five, or seven days, as well as breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. Home Cuisine also offers meals for different types of diets like Paleo, vegetarian, vegan, and calorie-controlled. “We really try to accommodate everybody’s lifestyle and everybody’s schedule,” Mae says. “It’s my goal to keep it affordable for everybody.”
Time commitment: No time commitment for customers.
Benefits: Customers have fully-cooked meals ready for pick-up or delivery, which helps save time for those who have busy schedules. It also can save money for people who spend a lot on constantly buying food to-go or eating out. In addition, Home Cuisine’s meals follow the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association, which makes it helpful for customers with health concerns.