Food connects people. The benefits of sharing meals together as a family are innumerable. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, kids who share family dinners three or more times a week perform better academically, are less likely to be overweight and are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as drugs and alcohol.
For these reasons and more, Dream Dinners is a meal kit company committed to bringing families around the table. Whether your goal is to eat healthier, save money or connect better as a family, Dream Dinners could be the solution to your 2022 New Year's resolution.
“Sharing a dinnertime experience is so important when raising kids," says Lily Main, owner of the Parker location. "That’s what drives our mission—allowing people to connect around the dinner table."
Unlike other meal delivery services, Dream Dinners is locally owned and operated with a brick-and-mortar location. Lily and her team have built relationships with their customers and their kids. They know everything from their school and work schedules to what nights of the week the kids have extracurricular activities.
Dream Dinners helps Parker families on the employment side of things too. Lily is committed to providing a career pathway that provides a sustainable work-life balance. Many of Dream Dinners’ employees are busy moms who need a flexible job while their kids are in school.
Because the team knows the families of Parker, they are able to cater their services to them. Most meal kit services come with raw ingredients, meaning they require an hour of cook time and an abundance of dishes. At Dream Dinners, they do all of the shopping, chopping and prep work to make mealtimes as simple as possible. The meals come frozen, completely prepared and the majority are ready after 30 minutes on the stove or in the oven.
“Our meal kits are specifically designed for a busy parent that has 100 things on their plate and doesn’t have time to chop an onion or stand in line at the grocery store and hope there’s chicken in stock,” Lily explains. “We do all the work and you get all the credit!”
Let’s talk food. The Dream Dinners menu changes every month and consistently offers 20 rotating options. There are always healthy options under 400 calories, such as the grilled chicken and quinoa Power Bowl, and kid-friendly choices like the roasted tomato soup with cheesy garlic toast. Families can choose either three or six portions for an average of six dollars a serving.
There is no need for a subscription or renewal. Rather, dinners are available when needed and can be distributed in three ways. One way is an assembly session, where customers make and assemble their meals; a great option for people who have dietary restrictions and want to customize their meals. If you'd rather your meals be made for you, you can pick them up or have them delivered to your home.
If you want more time around the table with your family this year (and less work to make it happen), visit the Dream Dinners website at dreamdinners.com or give them a call at 303-840-3030.