When we get busy, one of the first things we sacrifice is the nutritional value of our food. How many times have we rushed out the door with nothing but coffee in our stomachs, snacked on granola bars and candy throughout the day, and ordered Chinese takeout at night because we're too tired or busy to cook something?
Food is fuel, and to run a business we need to have high-quality fuel in our tanks. It could mean the difference between being grumpy and cheerful or getting through the afternoon with or without wanting to take a nap. Over the long term, it could also mean the difference between being generally healthy or not.
There are ways around the fast-food fixes, especially if we take the time to plan in advance. Fortunately for busy entrepreneurs, it is easier than ever to eat well (and feed our families well) without needing to find the time to cook — or even shop. These are a big help:
This company, based in Florida, delivers freshly prepared gourmet meals throughout the U.S. You can also have them deliver the raw ingredients so you can prepare the meal yourself. There are four meal plans and a variety of menu options available starting at $7.50 per meal. FuelFood.com prides itself on an ever-changing menu using fresh, healthy ingredients, including grass-fed beef and hormone-free chicken.
This food co-op distributes produce baskets in various cities throughout 24 states. You have to be able to pick your basket up at the appointed time, and you'll be getting a grab bag of delicious fruits and vegetables. What comes in the box depends upon what the farmers are growing. This is a great option if you like to keep trying new produce but don't want to take the time to sort through everything at the store. Baskets are $15 for conventional or $25 for certified organic.
This subscription snack box delivery service has three boxes to choose from. The Classic Box, for example, features 15 full-sized healthy snacks delivered to your door every month. Healthy Surprise doesn't send you any items that have soy, corn, wheat, GMOs, or artificial sweeteners or flavors.
What other food delivery services do you use and like?