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Research meal kits before making a choice

A Toronto-based nutritionist recommends looking closely at food portion, the foods you like and how often you intend to eat before researching what kind of prepared meal service or kit is best for you. Lonie Murdock says over the last few years she has seen multiple prepared meal services springing up in the Toronto market. When researching options, Murdock says to look for services with flexibility. Services that for example offer meatless options, shorter preparation and bake times for busy nights and dishes that match multiple moods and occasions. She suggests first-timers look for or ask about trial periods and starter discounts they can use to explore if a service is right for them. Services don't just offer meals, many can also provide snack and dessert options — but that doesn't mean you should purchase a plan that covers every meal. She says consumers should also be conscious of deadlines and to expect hefty additional fees or to go without service for that order period if they do not order on time. While dinner is often the meal most people want a service for, Murdock says it also tends to be the most expensive. If you are being cost conscious, keep an eye out for discount codes at transit stations and busy streets or promotions for customers who refer friends. Murdock adds you should also remember to take a careful look at the fine print when you subscribe to a service.
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