Hungryroot Review (Pros/Cons, Pricing, and More)

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Being healthy in our modern world can be ultra-challenging. Healthy behaviors can sometimes take a back seat to busy schedules, convenient meals, and sedentary jobs.

I regularly work with clients to overcome various barriers to healthy living. Diet and nutrition are, unsurprisingly, the biggest challenges for many people. Consistently eating well isn’t easy, especially when you consider the time it takes to shop and prepare homemade meals. Because of this, I’m always on the hunt for services that combine convenience with nutrition. Enter Hungryroot!

This article will discuss my complete review of Hungryroot, including pros and cons, key features, and nutritional highlights.

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What is Hungryroot?

Hungryroot is a personalized grocery service that makes it easy to eat well. The company is building a modern way to shop for, cook, and love healthy food.

Hungryroot is not your average meal kit delivery service. In fact, it isn’t really a meal kit, and it isn’t standard grocery delivery either. It’s more like a hybrid between the two. You tell them a little bit about yourself, then each week, they send you a curated delivery of healthy foods and they show you how to use them.

Hungryroot understands that health is personal. Their goal is not to tell you what you should eat. Instead, they break down the barriers to healthy eating, making it easy for you to eat well, and feel great every day.

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How exactly does Hungryroot work?

It’s as easy as one, two, three. First, you build your plan by providing Hungryroot insights into your dietary preferences and lifestyle. Hungryroot then uses that information to send a customized grocery delivery.

They include easy recipes using the items in your grocery delivery, plus some pantry staples. This service allows you to conveniently eat balanced meals and snacks throughout the week without having to put additional time or energy into planning and shopping. You can think of Hungryroot as your kitchen assistant.

The Three-Point Root Standard

Hungryroot delivers real food for real life by following their three-point Root Standard! This means that every product they offer is nutritious, made from whole ingredients, easy to prepare, and of course, tasty. 

Weekly deliveries consist of a combination of various Hungryroot branded items (like freshly prepped veggies and sauces and ready-to-eat things like soups and quinoa cups) and products from other reputable brands, like Kite Hill, Beyond Meat, Banza, Right Rice, and Seven Sundays. Additionally, their selection rotates as often as your tastes do, so there’s always something new to try.

What’s in the Hungryroot delivery?

Your Hungryroot delivery will serve as the majority of your groceries for the week, minus the basics like milk, coffee, oils, and spices.

Breakfasts, snacks, and sweets options come in either ready-to-eat single servings (like Hungryroot Lemon Artichoke Quinoa Cup) or multiple servings (like a box of Purely Elizabeth Blueberry Hemp Granola Bars).

Each lunch and dinner recipe makes two servings using only 3-4 healthy ingredients (usually with fresh veggies and protein). The cooking time is less than 10 minutes. If you’re cooking for yourself, no worries, Hungryoot meals make great leftovers!

Food profile and preferances

By building your food profile and selecting your preferences, you tell Hungryroot what types of foods you’d like to receive and how often. While your profile and chosen preferences help the Hungryroot team generate your weekly grocery lists, you can completely customize your order each week. You can update your preferences at any time, too. You can also skip, pause, or cancel deliveries whenever you need it.

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Hungryroot breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Wholesome and delicious plant-centric foods

I love that Hungryroot is committed to providing wholesome, nutrient-dense foods filled with fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.

Everything they offer is plant-centric, meaning it’s made from vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and whole grains, with the option to include sustainable meat and fish. Rest assured, all items you’ll receive will be free of hydrogenated oils, trans fats, artificial sweeteners/preservatives/colors, refined sugars, high-fructose corn syrup, and modified food starches.

Trending (on ingredients and instagram)

Hungryroot is undoubtedly up to speed on all the latest food trends. With ingredient options like broccoli and cauliflower rice, butternut squash noodles, red lentil fusilli, cauliflower linguine, smoked poké style salmon, and Beyond Meat burgers, your Hungryoot meals will certainly be brag-worthy.

Speaking of bragging about your Hungryroot meals, Instagram is the perfect place to do just that! Hungryroot has an engaging and interactive Instagram platform filled with Hungryroot inspiration, healthy tips & tricks, and of course, funny memes. Hungryroot has even curated a Spotify playlist to get you dancing around your kitchen as you whip up your weekly meals!

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What people are saying…

  • Fortune Magazine reported, “For those who want more control, more choices, and more chances to cook at home, Hungryroot is for you.” 
  • Reader’s digest shared, “When you can’t find time to hit the grocery store, Hungryroot can help save you from another unhealthy take-out dinner.” 
  • Bazaar Magazine claims, “This service is unlike any other food delivery out there in that their meals take no longer than 10 mins to make.” 
  • Women’s Health Magazine boasted, “Hungryoot’s Black Bean Brownie Batter is this year’s Editor’s Pick of Snacks Week 2019.”

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Is Hungryroot right for you? 

Pros

  • Hungryroot currently offers many allergen-friendly options. You can select the following preferences: dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, egg-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and gluten-free.
  • Hungryroot cares about the environment! Their shipping materials are recyclable, reusable, or compostable. You can learn more about their eco-friendly shipping materials here.  
  • If you want to add specific items into your customized weekly grocery list, you can add a la carte items to your delivery from the grocery section of your customize page.

Cons

  • Hungryroot currently doesn’t have a mobile app, but you can edit and update your account from their mobile website!
  • While you can add individual grocery items to your delivery from the Grocery section of your customize page, you’re only able to order Hungryroot through one of their subscription plans. 
  • There are no breakfast recipe options, which limits the type of breakfast products they offer.

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How much does Hungryroot cost?

Your plan size is completely personalized based on how much food you’d like Hungryroot to cover each week, and you can update it anytime. Plans range in price from as low as $59.94 (for three lunch/dinner recipes, equating to 6 meals, at $9.99/serving) to as high as $225.81 (for eight lunch/dinner recipes, equating to 16 meals, at $8.49/serving plus 7-10 breakfasts, 8-12 snacks, and 7-10 sweets). 

For customized meal plan creation plus weekly grocery delivery, I’d say that Hungryroot is extremely affordable compared to other meal kit delivery services. Keeping in mind that you will still need to purchase some staple grocery items each week, Hungryroot still takes care of the time and energy required to plan and shop each week, which means more time to do everything else on your to-do list.

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Hungryroot meal prep

My personal experience with Hungryroot

My personal experience with Hungryroot was phenomenal! Setting up my account and selecting my preferences was quick and easy. Since I only cook for myself, I opted for four lunch and four dinner recipes, 2-3 breakfasts, 2-4 snacks, and 2-3 sweets.

For my food profile, I selected both dairy-free and gluten-free, and I chose a variety of different recipe types like salad, grain bowl, stir-fry, veggie noodles, and others!

When I received my package, everything was very well insulated, and the packaging included clear instructions on how to dispose of/recycle each piece of packaging material correctly. Recipes for each of my meals were included. They even added additional tips for more kitchen creativity!

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My favorite Hungryroot recipes and products

  • A veggie noodle recipe with Hungryroot Red Lentil Fusilli,  Hungryroot Superfood Tomato, Hungryroot Sweet Baby Broccoli, and Hungryroot Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage.
  • A warm bowl recipe with Right Rice Original Vegetable Rice, Hungryroot shaved brussels, Hungryroot smoked poké style salmon, and Hungryroot house dressing.
  • Base Culture almond butter brownie.    
  • Hungryroot ancient grain pancake mix.
  • Hungryroot toasted coconut clusters.

Honestly, I was skeptical at first, but they aren’t lying when they say that all the recipes take 10 minutes to prepare! Hungryroot takes care of all the prep work for you. Vegetables are pre-sliced, grains are precooked, sauces are pre-prepared, and most meats and protein sources are precooked as well.

I enjoyed the ability to customize the breakfast/snack items. For example, I used the ancient grain pancake mix as a base and got creative by adding a mashed banana for natural sweetness. Plus, I added hemp and pumpkin seeds for a boost of fiber and protein, and I topped them with peanut butter for extra healthy fat and flavor! Overall, my experience with Hungroot was excellent.

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Final thoughts

Hungryroot knows that eating healthy isn’t a one-time thing. It’s a lifestyle that takes consistency and effort. They realize health is personal, and they make high-quality food convenient, no matter what healthy means to you. They offer options for many different dietary restrictions at an extremely affordable price, especially when you factor in the amount of time and energy you’ll be saving each week on planning, shopping, and cooking. They know that when you have the right food in the fridge, getting something fresh and nutritious on the table becomes unexpectedly fast and straightforward, making it easy to eat healthily! 

Given their commitment to high-quality ingredients, overall convenience, and affordability, I would recommend giving Hungryroot a try. Whether you are cooking for yourself or a family, there is no doubt that Hungryroot will help break down the barriers to healthy eating, making it easy for you to eat well, and feel great, every day.

Have you tried Hungryroot before? What did you think of it? Share your feedback in the comments below 🙂

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Summary

Hungryroot knows that eating healthy isn’t a one-time thing, it’s a habit that they are happy to help you achieve. They realize health is personal and they make high-quality food convenient, no matter what healthy means to you.

Pros

  • Hungryroot currently offers many allergen-friendly options. You can select the following preferences: Dairy-Free, Peanut-free, Tree Nut-free, Egg-free, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, and Gluten-free. When you set your preferences, they know to never show or send you anything with those ingredients. 
  • Hungryroot cares about the environment! Their shipping materials are all recyclable, reusable, or compostable. You can learn more about their eco-friendly shipping materials, here.  
  • If you want to add specific items into your customized weekly grocery list, you are able to add a la carte items to your delivery from the Grocery section of your customize page.

Cons

  • Hungryroot does not currently have a mobile app, but you are able to edit and update your account from their mobile website!
  • While you can add individual grocery items to your delivery from the Grocery section of your customize page, you’re only able to order Hungryroot through one of their subscription plans. 
  • There are no breakfast recipe options, which limits the type of breakfast products they are able to offer.

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