Stuff We Love: Hungryroot

Hungryroot

It turns out most of us didn’t listen to mom (or Popeye the Sailor Man) when we were told to eat our veggies. Only one in four Americans eats the recommended three or more servings of vegetables every day. We know how easy it is to fall off the bandwagon—we’re sick of the same old salads and mixed-veggie sides too.

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Everything changed when we discovered vegetable noodles. (You mean we can enjoy amazing noodles covered in pesto, alfredo, or peanut sauce, all while getting our daily dose of veggies?!) So we bought a spiralizer and veggie noodles became one of our staple weeknight dinners. But there are still plenty of days when we get home late from work and we can’t be bothered to do all the prep work for cooking. We want food and we want it now.

Luckily, a friend introduced us to Hungryroot a few weeks ago. The new company loves veggie noodles as much as we do, but they've taken their love to a whole new level. They created six pre-packaged veggie noodle meals (priced at $10 each) that ship right to your door. Hungryroot uses fresh ingredients, and also uses special packaging so meals last up to 14 days in the fridge.

We’ve only made zucchini and carrot noodles on our own, but Hungryroot comes with so many other delicious veggie options, including beet noodles in a savory Thai sesame sauce, sweet potato noodles with creamy cashew alfredo, and celery root noodles with sweet basil gremolata. Even with the rich-tasting sauces, the meals are all under 500 calories. And the prep seriously couldn’t be easier: Just put a splash of olive oil in a skillet, add noodles, and then stir in various add-ons (including pre-cooked chicken, if you opt for it). It all takes fewer than 10 minutes. And prepare to be full—eating all of those veggies is surprisingly filling.

The best news of all: Hungryroot is offering Greatist readers 20 percent off their first purchase. All you have to do is click the button below and start shopping.

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