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    36 Things For Anyone Who Hates Grocery Shopping In Real Life

    Anyone else ever panic bought five blocks of cheese at the grocery store with no recipes on your shopping list that involve cheese? No? OK, just me.

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    1. Pre-made simmer sauces you can lean on when you're craving a yummy, saucey dish that'd require approximately 58 ingredients if you were whipping it up from scratch. Pour out some Thai Coconut Sauce for all those spices in your cabinet you used *once*.

    cast iron pan with the Thai Coconut Sauce cooking with chicken and bok choy
    Amazon

    I've tried nearly all of these sauces and can vouch they dress up all kinds of stuff. If you're craving some takeout food you're too lazy to replicate at home, some of these (esp the Thai Coconut Sauce that's shown here) will help you get some of that taste without buying a million ingredients. Psst, they're also Keto- and Paleo-friendly but IMO don't taste like it.

    Promising review: "These sauces are magic. A high end trick added to our meal prep. Really tasty options. We have been doing meal prep for quite a while and the salt and pepper meals where getting old. We tried to incorporate skillet sauces into our meals and tried all the brands out there. They were ok but not very healthy. When I saw these on Amazon I had to try them (Keto and Paleo Certified) and they taste amazing. Now we have a different flavor each and every day and we can still keep the diet." —Fernando Pimentel

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $15 (available in a variety of combos).

    2. An EveryPlate subscription, aka an extremely affordable meal kit that includes not-a-million ingredients and will be ready to eat in about 30 minutes. Gone are the days of burning minutes wandering the aisle for that certain kinda sauce for a recipe you found on Pinterest.

    the everyplate Moo Shu Beef Bowls
    @everyplate / Via instagram.com

    If you've shied away from meal kits in the past because of costs then this may be the one for you. Each serving costs about $4.99 each (but there's a sale rn!) so it's super wallet-friendly.

    Sign up for EveryPlate for $2.99/serving + 20% off your next two boxes.

    3. A variety pack of A Dozen Cousins ready-to-eat seasoned beans, an extremely tasty recipe of a dinner staple already zhuzhed up for you, unlike the bulk bag of dried black beans you bought at the grocery store but have actively avoided because of all the extra work.

    Amazon

    The founder based his flavorful creations off his own Creole, Caribbean, and Latin kitchen. These are the ultimate in convenience. You only have to put the bag in the microwave for 60 seconds, which'll help you concentrate on the other parts of your meal. I love mixing the Trini Chickpea Curry with leftover rice for a super satisfying weekday lunch. The black beans are TO DIE FOR.

    Promising review: "Who writes a review about beans? Somebody who loves beans but had given up on them, until now. This is a great product. Canned beans from my local supermarket are always a disappointment so I stopped getting them. I don't have time to cook beans myself but A Dozen Cousins beans are fresh and taste terrific. I am trying to eat healthier and these are a great way to do that. I've been trying to avoid packaged, processed foods but the natural ingredients make these different. I can feel good about eating them. The beans are whole and not mashed up like in cans. All of the varieties are seasoned well and versatile. I've had them on their own, in salads and in wrap sandwiches. I'm really happy to have found these and hope they continue to add new flavors and products. Do yourself a favor and order some. You won't regret it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $24.99.

    4. TJ's everything bagel seasoning to dump all over your toast because you'd LOVE an actual everything bagel but it's so not worth running to the store just to grab one. (I'm talking about me here, folks.)

    hand  holding the bottle of seasoning
    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    I may or may not have dumped this alllllll inside a breakfast sandwich that's made with an everything bagel to improve its already-pretty-good taste! OK, I totally did this. But I'm not the only one who loves this stuff. My colleague Samantha Wieder has been a fan for years. Check out her full review of Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend.

    Get it a two-pack from Amazon for $13.88.

    5. Produce life extenders that'll help keep your fruits and veggies fresher for longer which means that'll it'll look like your produce scrammed when the zombie apocalypse hit, instead of falling prey to it.

    green foam sheets and one shown in a produce drawer as a liner
    Amazon

    The longer those fruits and veggies stay alive, the less likely you'll have to clean up rotting produce! These liners are made of anti-mold, moisture-absorbing material and can be trimmed to size.

    Promising review: "I have had them in my vegetable drawer for just about 10 days. The most notable result was that strawberries that I purchased were still fresh after more than a week. Excellent product." —Katrina

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $10.95.

    Find even more help with our tricks to make your groceries last longer.

    6. And an herb-saving container to house those beauts 'til you can use them... instead of finding them wilted in a produce bag. Repeat after me: Let's eat that food!

    fridge door shelf with the vertical storage unit that holds the herbs inside
    Amazon

    Promising review: "You need to make sure that your fridge has a space tall enough for this item, but I honestly love it! It really does help keep cilantro fresh for an extended period of time. I would recommend this for a single- or two-person household, as it really is designed to hold a small bundle of cilantro. Very easy to clean and definitely as advertised!" —Mariel

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    7. A Hungryroot grocery delivery with 10-minute recipes tailored to your dietary needs/wants because you've been meaning to do so more research into buys that don't have artificial sweeteners, colors, or preservatives. But that sounds like a whole lotta work. Let Hungryroot do it for ya.

    kitchen with Hungryroot items in it
    Hungryroot

    Lots of people use this service to do ALL of their groceries, while others use it to take care of a lot of their weekly grocery haul. Food options vary week by week but you can expect the likes of Banza pasta, a rainbow veggie mix, an ancient grain pancake mix, cauliflower linguine, The Beyond Burger, spinach feta turkey patties, a lemon artichoke quinoa cup, and more. I've tried out a shipment of it and really dug the almond chickpea cookie dough, spicy refried red beans, hot smoked roasted salmon, and superfood salad.

    Check out pricing and take a quiz for a delivery suggestion at Hungryroot here.

    8. A produce dicer that'll transform those whole veggies you buy to buy you extra time between grocery trips into the chopped wonders you can also buy at the grocery store BUT go bad lightning fast.

    Amazon

    Oh and people say using this helps prevents tears from chopping onions!

    Promising review: "I love this veggie chopper. I often use it to make veggie soups and to make hash browns with onions and peppers. (Before this I would view that as far too much work due to the need to chop everything so finely.) I also use it to make zucchini spiral noodles for veggie 'spaghetti.' I appreciate the fact that it is easy to store the spare parts inside the spiralizer. Also, the brush is handy for cleaning." —SLC

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    9. A trio of truffle hot sauces both Oprah and I adore, and think are worth you trying out for yourself. Leftovers and random egg whites that are somehow still not expired in your fridge have never tasted so good. There's no use in actually buying groceries if you have a perfectly good vehicle for consuming this stuff.

    three bottles of the hot sauce beside a burger with it dizzled on
    Amazon

    OK so I know these beauts are a little more steep than your Texas Pete or Frank's Red Hot (both fine hot sauces!), but if you taste them you'll get why I'm making such a big deal over them. A month ago I got super ambitious and ordered a whole bunch of egg whites with a bulk-size grocery delivery, fully forgetting how much you have to doctor up egg whites to make them taste like something. Well, I'm dumping the white truffle sauce all over it. Now those egg whites are merely a vehicle for this delicious stuff! See, I've got lots of great ideas!

    Get the three-pack from Amazon for $69.99 (or get the original, hotter, or white truffle sauce separately).

    10. Dry dog food or wet cat food you can subscribe to and save 5% or 10% every month. After all, hauling a bag of dog food from the shelf to your cart to your car to your home is getting pretty old, huh?

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon: Wag for $12.99+ (three sizes, five flavors) or a 24-pack for $24.99 (five flavors)

    11. Atlas Coffee Club that'll help deliver some delicious caffeination straight to your doorstep and give you all the info on where it's sourced. I've tried several different coffee variations (I drink my coffee black too) and can vouch for its amazing ability to perk ya' right up.

    map with coffee on it
    @atlascoffeeclub / Via instagram.com

    Get a subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+ (available in three sizes, ground or whole beans, three roast types, and bi-weekly or monthly).

    12. Or an "ultra coffee" concentrate in case you'd rather just add water (and milk, in case you take it that way) for a quick, delicious caffeinated that is waaaay effective.

    hand holding bottle of coffee concentrate
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    This stuff is super new to the market and is 20x more concentrated than regular coffee. So if you always have to go for a second or third cup in the morning then you could use this stuff. I'm currently working my way through a bottle of this magic stuff and it's sooo tasty. It's made of *just* organic coffee and water. I drink my coffee black and can vouch that the FLAVOR of this is fantastic.

    Get a bottle from Jot for $24 (enough for one cup a coffee a day for two weeks; also available in other quantities and on a subscription model for a discount).

    13. Nutpods dairy-free creamer made from almond and coconut can give your coffee a smooth taste without messing with your stomach. Plus, some reviewers say it makes your coffee a bit sweeter, so you could even skip other additions! No more running out the store (meaning, running by the coffee shop) bc you're out of creamer!

    Amazon

    The pack comes with original, hazelnut, and French vanilla flavors. Nutpods are free of carrageenan, dairy, soy, and added sugar, and are certified vegan, kosher, gluten-free, Whole30 compliant, and non-GMO.

    Promising review: "I was dismayed when my doctor insisted that I go sugar- and dairy-free as I love coffee but cannot drink it without creamer. I searched and searched for a dairy-free alternative but only found the soy, almond and coconut milk options. YUCK! By chance I came across Nutpods and decided to give it a try. I love this product! It is the creamy texture I want and the flavor I crave. Definite home run, and I vow to never run out." —A. Anson

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.25.

    14. A giant jug of popcorn kernels and some popcorn seasoning to help you end the disappearing rotation of microwave popcorn bags that you'd think were disappearing into thin air, if you didn't catch those random whiffs of hot butter.

    Amazon

    I have this set of popcorn seasoning and it's really tasty without being TOO much. I have some much smaller bags of popcorn kernels I use the seasoning with and it's like I've barely put a dent in them after having them for MONTHS. Plus, popcorn is one of THE best snacks ever. You know I'm right.

    Get them from Amazon: 8 lbs. jug of popcorn for $8.99 and a four-pack of seasoning for $12

    15. A super handy bacon keeper for keeping bacon strips (and other cold meats) safer for longer. Don't act like you've never thrown away some cold cuts you were a lil' lukewarm about eating because they're a bit off.

    container with clear top open to reveal strips of raw bacon inside
    Amazon

    It's also BPA-free and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I bought this just for bacon and it's awesome. Don't have to open the greasy package all the time. Just open and peel off what I want. Holds at least 3 lbs. Sturdy too." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    While you're here, read up on how to store all your groceries.

    16. A GIANT box of 70 green tea bags that, I swear, costs about half of what a box of about 20 bags green tea bags costs in my neighborhood grocery store.

    box of green tea bags
    Amazon

    FYI, reviewers say that this is mild green tea!

    Get them from Amazon for $3.99. Also check out a similar box of English green tea.

    17. A Pig of the Month Club subscription – it comes with lots o' meaty options that are all but ready for ya'. Here's to the hard work having been already done for some amazing ribs that landed on your doorstep.

    pork chops grilling on a grill
    @pigofthemonth / Via instagram.com

    I recently tried this out while staying with my parents (who are big meat eaters and aren't afraid to tell me when they hate food... which they've been vocal about when I've tested other edible goodies for work). They are BIG fans.

    You can buy items a la carte here or get a three-month subscription from Pig of the Month for $225.

    18. And while we're on the subject, some tangy Memphis-style BBQ sauce you'll want to pour over basically everything you forgot you had in your freezer.

    the bottle of sauce
    Pig of the Month

    This stuff, also from Pig of the Month, is mouthwatering. My parents and I went through the initial bottle pretty quickly and then my mom bought two more.

    Get it from Pig of the Month for $6.95.

    19. Fresh & Ready Sun Basket meal kits you just simply pop in the oven, then do some very low-lift effort to finish it off like combine it with a sauce or sprinkle with a freshly cut lime. It's almost *too* easy. (And yes, the below is just as tasty as it looks.)

    Sun Basket's Southwestern turkey and sweet potato skillet
    Sun Basket

    Like most other meal kit subscriptions, there are options that include more meal prep. But the meals marked as "Fresh & Ready" (available in each week's menu!) already come prepped and ready to put in the oven or microwave in a container. I've tried out a few of them, including the above Southwestern turkey and sweet potato skillet, and it really is a criminally low amount of effort for a hot, delicious meal. If you're feeling like putting in a teensy bit more effort (but not a lot!), check out the Market Combos that come with just a few ingredients you can combine for a super quick meal. But of course you can actually cook something with other offerings in the brand's weekly menu. To each their own!

    Check out all the meals.

    20. An Imperfect foods subscription to help cut down on food waste while keeping you well-fed because the service helps farmers (and you with cost-saving) by filling deliveries with surplus and imperfect items like off-size eggs, scarred almonds, and funny looking carrots that are deemed too ugly for grocery stores.

    box of groceries
    Imperect Foods

    ICYMI, food waste is a huge problem! (Really, just watch this scarily informative Last Week Tonight With John Oliver ep on it. This service cuts costs by selecting foods that don't make the cut for grocery store standards but are still fresh and tasty! You can start with a regular or organic box that loads with recommendations, then you can add or remove items as you like.

    Get a regular box for $16+ or organic box for $24+ from Imperfect Foods.

    21. A Stasher reusable silicone bag you've probably seen on Shark Tank that's actually *airtight*, so if you're looking to use a lot fewer ziplock bags and lighten your grocery cart load they'll be worth your coins. (You can even throw it in the dishwasher and microwave — the dream!)

    person holding the bag with asparagus in it pouring olive oil into the bag
    Amazon

    FYI, it's self-sealing and non-plastic. It's also free of BPA, PVC, and latex.

    Promising review: "I've tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. The fabric ones just get gross over time. The vinyl ones are hard to clean and aren't usually dishwasher-safe. There are other silicone ones that need a separate rod to close them that you can easily lose. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. Can withstand any temperature/microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky they are very easy to clean and I trust that they aren't hiding gross crumbs in any of the crevices. My only complaint is the cost — they are the most expensive and I wish they offered a bulk discount. If they were cheaper I would use them for EVERYTHING (open cheese in cheese drawer, all snacks on the go, etc)." —Megan A.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in several sizes and colors).

    22. Or if you go through a TON of ziplock bags and just don't see yourself switching to reusable, some freezer quart and gallon bags in bulk will keep you well stocked for a VERY long time.

    quart freezer bags with berries in one
    Boxed

    I have some of these bags from the site's in-house brand and they are sooo good. If you're into washing, reusing bags several times like I am, these are a great bet.

    Get them from Boxed: 216 quart bags for $9.44 and 152 gallon bags for $11.33

    23. And while we're on the subject of household goods, some Bambooee reusable towels to replace most (if not all!) of the paper towels you go through on the reg. Look at you, Captain Planet!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I've had my Bambooee rolls for five months now. I love using it to clean most of the surfaces at home such as kitchen counter tops, table, and bathroom surfaces. I still buy paper towels for when I eat. This for me did not replace paper towels but it did replace the amount of paper towels I use. Instead of grabbing a paper towel to wipe down my kitchen countertop, I grab a Bambooee and clean up any mess.

    The great part about the Bambooee vs. a rag is that it does not smell! The bamboo never gets moldy or harbors any bacteria. You can tell by smell alone. You can use it multiple times, rinse it with water and soap, and then let it air dry by the sink. I hang mine under they sink. After one week of use, I'll throw it in a bin for wash. I wash it on hot with bleach and detergent. I do not put it in the dryer. It shrinks drastically when you do. Instead I air dry them. Stretch them out when they're still wet. Then after when they're dry I roll them back on to the roller it came with. I stick the whole roll under the sink. I have noticeably spent less on paper towels. I love this product so much!" —AmazonAddict

    Get a roll with 20 sheets from Amazon for $12.99.

    24. A Blueland essentials starter kit with super durable refillable cleaning product bottles and cleaning tablets so you won't have to run to the store for window cleaner. Instead, there's a subscription model to help you re-up. No more staring at a toothpaste-flecked mirror and an empty bottle of glass cleaner.

    the cleaning kit with empty bottles and tablets
    Blueland

    Includes three reusable cleaning bottles; one reusable foaming hand soap bottle; four tablets (fresh lemon multi-surface, unscented glass + mirror, eucalyptus mint bathroom, iris agave foaming hand soap). I recently switched to this and it is SO good. Also the bottles are really nice and sleek-looking.

    Get it from Blueland for $39 (also available on a subscription model for $35 every one, two, three or four months; check out refill options).

    25. A NatureBox pantry staples box to help you replenish some pantry snacks that aren't just potato chips. Plus this company has TONS of options for folks with food allergies or different dietary needs.

    the contents of the snack box
    Naturebox

    This box includes Blueberry, Apple & Sunflower Seed Oatmeal, Apple & Cinnamon Oatmeal, Roasted Salted Almonds, Roasted Salted Cashews, Teriyaki Beef Jerky, Hickory Smoked Turkey Jerky, and Equal Exchange Organic Breakfast Blend Ground Coffee.

    I've tried LOTS of their snacks, including the oatmeal (that's in this box!) I simply fill with hot water when I'm filling up my French press full of coffee in the morn...then they're good to go at the same time! Their chocolate chip cookies (made with oats) are so tasty. And, full disclosure: I'm a bit obsessed with their lemon turmeric cookies.

    Get the box from Naturebox for $60.99 ($49.99 for members).

    26. A 44-pack of Crystal Light packets that are good for a single glass or bottle of water so you aren't tied down to a craving you have for some weird juice OR won't weigh down a grocery order with a heavy jug.

    the Crystal Light pack
    Amazon

    I always keep one of these in my pantry so I won't have to lug juice up my five flights of stairs (welcome to NYC, baybeee). It works! Water is great for you, but sometimes you just want something else!

    Get a 44-pack of packets from Amazon for $6.98.

    27. A Home Chef subscription – it's a fan fave amongst my friend group thanks to its easy instructions and accurate cooking times. Oh, and the food is also great too! (And they offer protein packs and oven-ready meals.)

    sheet pan roasted vegetables
    @realhomechef / Via instagram.com

    Each shipment includes portioned and labeled ingredients (if you don't like the protein offering in a recipe, you can swap it out or double it up). Plus, my friends who swear by it say that the estimated cooking and prep times are the most accurate of any meal kits they've tried. There are carb-conscious, calorie-conscious, vegetarian, and under-30 minutes options!

    Get it from Home Chef for $6.99+/serving.

    28. Individually portioned frozen fish for when you wanna whip up dinner for one (or four!) without having to run out to the fish market. Plus they're sustainably sourced so you get full transparency on where your food is sourced!

    Blue Circle

    Each piece is vacuum packed, shipped with dry ice, and thaws easily in the fridge overnight to get ready for cooking. Even if you have zero experience cooking fish, you'll be able to pull off fixing these with finesse. The directions are right on the back! I love making salmon with a squeeze of lemon and have found that a sriracha seasoning (BuzzFeed's Tasty fiery seasoning to be specific) is delish on the cod.

    Get a four-pack from Blue Circle for $20.99+ (available in Atlantic Norwegian Cod, Atlantic Norwegian Salmon, and Sockeye Salmon).

    29. A vacuum sealing system to divvy up your bulk buys into normal-size portions — both for storage and meal prep — to make sure you finally eat all that food from your ambitious Costco haul because you prefer a one-and-done.

    kitchen counter with a vacuum sealing machine sealing a hunk of meat
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Can't say enough about this unit. I had a very old Seal-a-Meal that died after about 20 years or more. Some of the nice features: You can stop the vacuum to avoid squishing the food but still seal the bag. It will vacuum seal completely, just a little, or not at all — just seal. You can re-seal a potato chip or pretzel bag (and less snacking that way :-). I use it to seal the bag of brown sugar so it doesn't dry out. I buy frozen fruit for smoothies and the bags can be resealed. I buy the pint-sized FoodVac bags which are very cost-effective and seal single serving leftovers. It's so useful I leave it out on my counter all the time. I measure dry ingredients for chocolate chip cookies and seal them for future, quicker baking." —lwf928

    Get it from Amazon for $88.15.

    30. A ~spicy~ 28-pack of snacks with a lineup including all your faves, like THREE varieties of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, two spicy versions of Doritos, and, the pièce de résistance of the flamin' hot snack variety, Funyuns. Yes, go ahead and fight me about this.

    variety of snack size bags
    Boxed

    FYI, the site Boxed gives you big box-store savings *without* having to buy a membership. I order from there often! As someone who avoids grocery shopping IRL, I can vouch that smaller bags of snacks like this are preferable because you don't have to worry about an open bag's contents going stale before you can finish!

    Get it from Boxed for $12.09.

    31. A Drizly delivery that'll help restock the liquor cabinet for ya because it isn't a trip to the liquor store without forgetting a bottle of something. Or maybe that's just me.

    @drizlyinc / Via instagram.com

    Also, there's a lot to be said for not being put on the spot IRL trying to figure out how many ounces a drink recipe calls for. No I'm totally not talking ABOUT MYSELF.

    Check out the selection of beer, wine, liquor, and more from Drizly here.

    32. And some environmentally friendly wine delivered to your home because if you want to drink rosé after Labor Day that's your own dang business, not your nosy neighbor you always run into at the wine shop. (OK there are other great nonrosé wines too.)

    a bike outside with a bottle of rosé beside it
    @moniscellars / Via instagram.com

    This wine is made by a low-production winery in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, which is really just fancy talk meaning the wine is made sustainably in small batches by handpicking the grapes (not over-picking grapes). Those same grape growers crush and then bottle them, cutting out the middle man typical to most wine production. The result is a luxury taste at an affordable cost with lower sulfites than bigger brands. I probably needn't say more. But I will!

    I've recently gave this wine a spin and the 2018 Nebbiolo Rosé has a few fans amongst my friends I split a bottle with in the park on a Sunday afternoon. (One of said friends worked at a wine and spirits trade publication so she knows what she's talking about.) It was super refreshing and a fruitier spin on other rosés I've tried in the past. I've been spending a lot of time outdoors this summer sitting at parks with friends (while socially distanced!) and I'm pretty sure that's going to continue well into the fall. So it sure doesn't hurt to have some good bottles at the ready.

    Get the rosé from Monis Cellars for $25 each or sign up for the wine club for monthly or quarterly deliveries by wine type in 3, 6, or 12 bottles. (Also available in a 2018 Syrah Santa Barbara, 2019 Pinot Noir, and 2019 Chardonnay.

    33. A SodaStream that comes with a carafe for your seltzer you can store in the fridge in a much smaller footprint than a bunch of cans. No more trips to the store to lug home heavy cans!

    silver soda stream and CO2 bottle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very happy I bought this. I should have brought this years ago. It has saved me money and space. I don't have to keep buying sparkling water at the store and taking up space in the fridge. And I can carbonate it as much as you want." —Aricka

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (also available in white or a larger bundle).

    34. A set of silicone food huggers to preserve cut produce so you don't have to order extra lemons for tomorrow night's salmon because putting an open slice (as your fam tends to do) doesn't cut it.

    The huggers on different fruits and vegetables as well as open containers
    Amaozn

    Promising review: "I've used them for red onions, cucumber, bell peppers, tomatoes large and small, and the occasional banana. I LOVE them. I feel like the produce lasts longer than if stored in a plastic bag. I do occasionally have to trim a small slice off of the veggie before using the remaining portion. I have not had any issue with them retaining onion smell. I wash on the top rack in the dishwasher and when its finished just rinse the remaining dishwasher water out and dry with a towel before storing. I would definitely recommend buying these!" —A&D W

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $12.95 (available in five colors).

    35. Freshly pre-cooked meals that'll help sub in for other grab 'n' go lunches you can shove in the microwave for something that doesn't *taste* like a microwave meal.

    plate of Truffled Mushroom Steak with Spinach & Wild Grain Sauté
    @getfreshly / Via instagram.com

    I've tried these myself (they really don't taste like microwave meals!) and my coworker Mallory Mower SWEARS by them. Plus I'm sure one of my neighbors lives off of them judging by the weekly box sitting in our apartment building lobby. Plus they even come in a microwave-ready tray because sometimes you cannot be bothered to get out a real plate.

    Get them from Freshly for $11.50/meal for four meals a week, $8.99/meal for six meals a week, $8.99/meal for nine meals a week, or $7.99/meal for twelve meals a week

    Check out the Truffled Mushroom Steak with Spinach & Wild Grain Sauté featured above and current menu selections here.

    36. And an Amazon Fresh membership to help keep you stocked up with eats without having to run out for them yourself. Most everything is available there, including meat substitutes and SNAP EBT eligible groceries.

    Marquaysa Battle / BuzzFeed

    Amazon Fresh has most EVERYTHING you'd want to pick up at a grocery store. In case you're wondering if you read the above wrong, yes, you can add your SNAP EBT card, shop eligible groceries and deals, and then pay with your EBT pin. And my colleague Marquaysa Battle has come to swear by it in 2020!

    Sign up for Amazon Fresh here.

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