Preparing meals for one can be daunting and time-consuming, especially after a long day of work or when feeling under the weather.
However, maintaining a stock of frozen meals in the freezer can be a game-changer for convenience and peace of mind.
Not only does it save you time and effort, but it also ensures access to a healthy and balanced meal whenever you need it.
We explore the numerous advantages of having pre-made meals for one at your disposal for those days when you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
Frozen meals can be more cost-effective
Many people view ready meals and frozen foods negatively, believing they are more costly than home-cooked meals.
However, the actual cost comparison depends on the specific meal. When cooking from scratch, you must purchase each ingredient, which can sometimes be more expensive than buying a pre-made frozen meal.
According to a recent report by ‘Which?’, fresh meals at major supermarkets can cost up to £1 more than frozen alternatives. Additionally, cooking from scratch takes time; for some, time is money.
Frozen meals can provide peace of mind
One of the most convenient ways to ensure that you always have a delicious and nutritious meal within reach is by keeping your freezer stocked with a diverse range of mouth-watering options.
This approach is particularly advantageous when you find yourself unable to make a trip to the store or desire a break from your usual meal routine.
By having quick and effortless meal options for a single person readily available, you can easily and quickly whip up something delectable in just a matter of minutes.
Food waste reduction
The issue of food waste has become increasingly important in recent years due to the growing concern over climate change. In the UK alone, 6.7 million tonnes of food is wasted annually, which costs households between £250-£400 per year. Although this figure has decreased over the past three years, more work must be done to reduce food waste further.
Consuming food before it spoils can be challenging, but frozen food can help. According to a study published in the British Food Journal, frozen foods result in 47% less food waste in the home than fresh food.
With Hey Fresto!, you don’t need to buy ingredients you might not use. Our main meals and side dishes are portioned to prevent waste.
Additionally, unnecessary and non-recyclable packaging contributes to the problem. There are five million tonnes of household packaging waste in the UK each year. That’s why our packaging is 100% recyclable. The sleeve, tray and film can all be widely recycled. After finishing your meal, simply put the container in the recycling bin.
Frozen meals for one ready to order
From Chicken in Jamaican-style jerk sauce to Paneer and palak curry, at Hey Fresto! We have everything you could wish for on a Friday night after a long day at work – delivered directly to your door. You just need to open your freezer, heat and enjoy – from our chefs to your table!