As a low-income college student just trying to balance making good grades, volunteerting, and staying sane and healthy, I'm always on the lookout for new, easy meal opportunities at a low cost. Thankfully, Publix has introduced a type of meal prep that is fast, healthy, and affordable.
This new feature allows shoppers to prepare a whole fresh meal in store while avoiding preservatives and hassles of microwave dinners. The process includes choosing a fresh meat choice from the seafood section of the grocery store, then deciding on a flavor, and finally having the meal bagged and sealed in a special packaging that keeps the components fresh and can be cooked without any unwrapping or distributing.
Publix's new feature also offers a variety of flavors including Caribbean, Mediterranean, Dijon, and Sweet Chili- so there is an option for everyone! While these meals are not as cheap as a frozen pizza necessarily, they are surprisingly affordable. At around $20, you receive a fresh, flavorful meal with plenty of food to save for leftovers. This meal option is perfect for a variety of people, from families to struggling college students.
So throw out your Ramen noodles and Stouffer's and add some nutrition and variation to your diet. I'm sure you'll be hearing about this trend from friends or seeing ads pop up all over your social media. And with reason, because this is a tasty new service that everyone should be taking advantage of at their local Publix (where shopping is a pleasure).