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

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Let’s face it, in our modern world, being healthy is hard! With demanding and fast-paced schedules, fast food restaurants on every corner, and jobs that keep us sedentary and leave us with little time for leisure…it can easily feel like the odds are never in our favor.

As a registered dietitian, I work with clients to overcome various barriers to living a healthy lifestyle. One of the most frequent hurdles my clients have in creating a healthier lifestyle for themselves is their diet. Whether it’s the lack of time, motivation, culinary confidence, or nutrition know-how that it takes to plan, shop for, and prepare healthy meals each week…eating healthy is consistently one of the largest challenges my clients face. Which is why I am always on the hunt for the latest products and services that can help make healthy eating easier. Enter, Hungryroot!

In this article, I will provide you with a 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 healthy. The company is building a modern way to shop for, cook, and love healthy food.

Hungryroot is undoubtedly 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… literally! First, you build your plan by providing Hungryroot insights into your dietary preferences and lifestyle. Hungryroot then compiles that information to send you a customized grocery delivery to stock your pantry and fridge with nutritious and exciting foods each week.

They include super easy recipes using the items in your grocery delivery, plus some pantry staples. This allows you to conveniently eat nourishing and balanced meals and snacks all week, without having to put any time or energy into planning and shopping. You can think of Hungryroot as your own personal 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 vetted thoroughly by their sourcing team, easy to prepare, and of course, tasty. 

Depending on your preferences, your weekly deliveries will consist of a combination of various Hungryroot branded items (like freshly prepped veggies and sauces and ready-to-eat items like soups and quinoa cups) and products from other reputable brands, like Kite Hill, Beyond Meat, Banza, Right Rice, and Seven Sundays. And since 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 in multiple servings (like a box of Purely Elizabeth Blueberry Hemp Granola Bars).

Each lunch and dinner recipe is intended to prepare 2 servings with 3-4 healthy ingredients (usually with fresh veggies and protein) and is ready in 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 selected preferences help the Hungryroot team generate your weekly grocery lists, you can completely customize your order each week and you can update your preferences at any time. You can also skip, pause, or cancel deliveries whenever you need to.

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Hungryroot breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Wholesome and delicious plant-centric foods

Personally, I love that Hungryroot is committed to providing wholesome and delicious foods that are nutrient-dense and filled with the fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and phytonutrients you need to feel your best.

Everything they offer is plant-centric, 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, modified food starches, and ingredients you can’t pronounce.

Trending (on ingredients and instagram)

Hungryroot is certainly up to speed on all the latest foodie 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 be worth bragging about. 

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. 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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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 3 lunch/dinner recipes, equating to 6 meals, at $9.99/serving) to as high as $225.81 (for 8 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 is still taking care of the time and energy needed to plan and shop each week, which means more time to do everything else on your to do list, and time is money!

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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 am only cooking for myself, I opted for 4 lunch and 4 dinner recipes, 2-3 breakfasts, 2-4 snacks, and 2-3 sweets ready-to-eat servings.

For my food profile, I selected both dairy-free and gluten-free as dietary restrictions and I selected 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 properly dispose of/recycle each piece of packaging material. Recipes for each of my meals were included along with inspiration for ways to get creative and have fun in the kitchen!

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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 really 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 really enjoyed the ability to customize the breakfast/snack items I received to create my own meals. 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 definitely worth raving about.

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Final thoughts

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. They offer options for many different dietary restrictions at an extremely affordable price range, 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 simple, making it easy to eat healthy! 

Given their commitment to high-quality ingredients, overall convenience, and affordability, I would definitely recommend giving Hungryroot a try. Whether you are cooking for yourself or for 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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