Hautemealz gives subscribers plenty of meal choices
A Oregon-based company has devised a creative and healthful answer to that daily question, “What’s for dinner?”
Hautemealz (pronounce “hot meals”) is a weekly subscription-based recipe and meal planning service that lets subscribers choose from one of four menus: traditional, lighter, diabetic-friendly or gluten free. The company emails a weekly meal plan and shopping list, organized to correspond to the grocery store aisles, with corresponding nutrition information and “serving size” math for a choice of two, four or six portions.
Chef Perry Perkins believes this system will save at least $5, the cost of a monthly subscription, in grocery bills since most families find they all but eliminate the waste that occurs when shopping without a clear plan.
Their personal touch extends to the company’s mission: They aim to donate 30 percent of their profits to charity. Already, the team provides its cooking expertise to organizations such as Father’s Heart Street Ministry, Impact Northwest and the charity auction organized by Amy Roloff, of “Little People Big World” fame.
“That’s what I love the most … seeing the light in people’s eyes when we feed them,” says Perkins, acknowledging that growing up in a food insecure household helps drive this interest.