Meal delivery services have really taken off in the past few years. It's no wonder why! Having prepared, healthy meals delivered to your home saves you so much more time over cooking, and it's also more affordable than dining at restaurants all the time. But with so many meal delivery services available, how do you go about choosing one? Here are a few top factors to consider as you compare and contrast the various meal delivery services available to you.

How many meals are there to choose from?

Most meal delivery services allow you to select your meals from a list of options. Some services have more selections than others. Make sure you're comfortable with the number of choices available to you before signing up for a certain meal service.

Can you modify the number of meals you receive each week?

If you plan on eating delivered, prepared meals every day, then this isn't typically as important to consider. But if your schedule changes a lot, and you figure you may eat 2 prepared meals one week and 5 the next, you need to make sure you can make modifications to the delivery schedule as needed.

Does the service offer meals that suit your dietary restrictions?

If you eat gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, or if you have some other dietary restrictions, then you need to consider whether the delivery service creates meals according to those needs. There are delivery services that make only gluten-free meals, and others that make only vegan meals. These are often your best choices if you do have strict dietary restrictions.

How are the meals reheated?

Most delivery services deliver the meals to you cold, and you have to rewarm them yourself. Check if the service expects you to do this in a microwave, or if you need a toaster oven. You want to make sure you have the kitchen equipment available to do the food justice. Even if the food could be reheated either way, some meals that are intended to be microwaved are delivered in microwave-safe packages that can't then go in the toaster oven.

As you compare and contrast various meal delivery services, make sure you keep the factors above in mind. With so many delivery companies out there, you should have no trouble finding one that can accommodate your desired delivery schedule, fit your dietary restrictions, and send your meals in containers that can be reheated in your preferred way. Contact local prepared meal delivery services, such as Georgie & Tom's, to learn more.