Picture this: it’s chilly outside with a layer of snow on the ground, you’re in a cozy sweater reading a book in front of the fireplace. A candle is burning and you feel so relaxed … but could use something to eat.
In this cold weather, you’re really craving soup … like gotta have it, need it now, sort of craving.
So you go to your pantry, only to find it … empty!!
Darn, if only you had thought ahead to get a can of soup at your last grocery store visit. :(
But don’t worry! These days, tasty, nutritious soup isn’t confined to the shelves of your local grocery store! You can get wholesome, heart-healthy soups delivered right to your door.
And believe it or not, food delivery itself has a really fascinating history, too ...
How the idea of food delivery began
People have relied on food delivery for years as a convenient meal option, but up until 1889, food delivery didn’t even exist!
Crazy, right? Especially when you consider how much we rely on getting our food delivered right to our door today.
The very first time food delivery happened was in Naples, Italy when King Umberto and Queen Margherita demanded that their favorite pizza be delivered to their door from Pizzeria di Pietro e Basta Cosi, a now-famous pizza restaurant in Italy.
When you’re craving a tasty treat, you’ve got to have it at that very moment, right?! We understand that.
The rest is history, and food delivery slowly became more and more common until present day, where it seems that every restaurant offers delivery.
And food delivery continues to grow!
The global online food delivery services market has increased from $115 billion in 2020 to $126 billion in 2021–a whopping 10 percent!
But the downside to most food delivery options?
While getting food delivered from your favorite restaurants is convenient, delivery can get pretty expensive, and worse, is not always a nutritious meal option to rely on several times per week.
Nutritious meal delivery in 2021
That’s why many people have turned to healthier food delivery options, such as subscription box services like Thrive Market and Imperfect Foods.
A few of our favorite brands also include Moment, Birch Benders, RememBar, and wildwonder.
We live in a really exciting time for food delivery where you can get almost anything you want delivered directly to you!
And let us reassure you: there are sooo many ways getting food delivered can feel like an indulgence without compromising on your health goals!
How to stick with health goals when ordering food delivery
Sometimes it’s tempting to give in to a craving for sweets or something salty, only to feel a little less-than-your-best the next day. But just because you’re experiencing a craving doesn’t mean you have to go completely without it!
Here are a few tips to consider when ordering delivery, and how delivery can work better for you and your health goals.
Moderation is key! If you’re craving a slice of pizza, it’s okay to have it! Kick that guilt to the curb. Just make sure to indulge in moderation.
Try waiting 30 minutes before ordering. Are you really hungry or are you actually thirsty? Drink a glass of water, hang out for a while, and if you are still craving that tasty treat, go for it.
Ask if there’s a healthier alternative. Perhaps you’re craving pizza for example, but don’t want to deal with an upset stomach and a too-full feeling the next day (we’ve got pizza on the brain today … what can we say? ;) ). Is there a healthier option that is similar to pizza you can eat instead? Perhaps you can eat a cauliflower crust with a tasty tomato sauce, or a whole-grain flatbread? You’ll still get to experience that yummy, crusty flavor but in a way that works for you!
So wait … can I get soup delivered, too?
The short answer: yes!
So many people love a cup of warm, comforting soup, but find themselves searching their pantries too late and not finding soup there.
Savory, delicious soup can satisfy cravings for a food that feels indulgent, but is actually quite good for you.
Soups are filled with healthy grains, vegetables, and meats–leaving you full and satisfied without a stomach-ache the next day! Pre-made soup is a great option to fill your pantry with because it stays fresh and keeps for several months.
But after a long day, you’re just NOT in the mood to make a healthy soup from scratch, and that’s where Proper Good comes in.
At Proper Good, our soups are shelf-stable and require no refrigeration, and we don’t use yucky preservatives! Plus, they’re delivered to you so you don’t have to brave the busy grocery store or cold weather.
Right now, if you’re working from home, you may not have access to your usual “take out” soup option. But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavor! Yummy, nutritious soup is available at your fingertips with the click of a button.
In short, there’s no such thing as perfect food delivery. But getting nutritious foods delivered right to your door is a great start! These days, comforting soup available for delivery nationwide is a reality and a great solution to stay on track with your health goals while also enjoying a tasty meal.
And what’s not to love about that?