Eating on the go isn’t something we tend to associate with fresh food. In the modern world, whether you are a working professional, student or parent, food and meal planning can get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Before you know it every day becomes a routine of last minute coffee shop lunches and fast-food dinners.
One company is trying to remove the stress of meal planning and cooking, providing families with a solution to a problem that presents itself every day. On The Run Meals does all the hard work when it comes to meal prep, meaning there’s no sacrifice or compromise necessary, especially when it comes to health. The meals also remove the thought process of having to decide what to eat, going to the grocery store and preparing the ingredients.
While other meal delivery services may operate in similar ways, On The Run Meals sets itself apart because of its commitment to ethical and sustainable business. The philosophy at the heart of the company is that nature provides all of the nutrients people need, so there is no need to include harmful ingredients that affect our bodies and the environment.
The service uses only organic ingredients, locally seasoned produce, no refined salts and sugars, as well as no additives or artificial preservatives. It also commits to being environmentally responsible by using all biodegradable, compostable, reusable and recyclable packaging, while also encouraging members to reuse or dispose of packaging in the eco-friendliest way possible. Based in Toronto, Canada, it’s also a strong supporter of the Food and Organic Waste Framework, part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan which aims to eliminate waste, recover resources and reduce pollution levels.
Chief executive of On The Run Meals Galin Djagarov said: “Knowing that real chefs are cooking your meals rather than you having to try and put something together, gives you the time to be a better father, mother, a better athlete, entrepreneur, leader, employee, better versions of yourself.”
Delivering food twice a week, each order contains half the week’s meals. Rotating four different weekly menus, with options including low carb and vegan – a particularly useful service for people who are constantly trying to switch up their five weekly meal rotations to no success. The service has even caught on with former UFC fighter Elias Theodorou highlighting that this business caters for everyone, from top athletes to families.
The priority of helping everyone and giving back into the community is clear with On The Run Meals, as the company is also working on a major initiative to donate 10,000 masks to local hospitals, having already donated over 600 meals during the first lockdown period from March to May 2020.
Djagarov that emphasizes “Quality over everything” remains at the heart of the business.