Given busy schedules, it is not surprising that so many people with young families have engaged regular home food deliveries. The quality of these food programs varies wildly, but several seem to deliver fresh food products that appear consistent with the goals of the Mediterranean diet: Fresh Seasonal Produce and no Factory-Processed Foods!
Healthy food delivery programs should require a limited amount of preparation to encourage families to cook together. Simply throwing prepared food in the microwave deprives the younger generation of a most useful “learning experience” in developing an appreciation of food.
Indeed, the Mediterranean lifestyle encourages dining with friends and family. The preparation and consumption of fresh food should be celebrated with those around you that you most love. Wolfing down a microwaved veggie burger or factory-processed lasagna is not dining.
If you are considering adopting a home delivery plan to restore some balance in your life, do consider some of the home food delivery programs recommended by Gourmet Living. Short of frequenting a local produce market, some of these programs may work for you.
Ideally, one should eat farm-fresh produce in season. Sadly, many of us don’t have time to shop locally or can’t find stores that can regularly provide fresh vegetables or fish. As such, a regular home delivery program may make more sense. There are many programs available, but do concentrate on eating healthy rather than choosing a diet fad with the hyped “power-shake.”
Dining properly may help restore the balance in your life and your focus on the important things life: Your family! A toast to your success in embracing the Mediterranean diet with a glass of wine.