Another day, another dinner I have to plan, prep and serve to my three kids and husband. Getting dinner on the table is a struggle for me as I’m sure it is for many parents. I work full time (as the Managing Editor for Red Tricycle/Tinybeans), my schedule is busy and somehow the afternoon always goes by in a flash. The next thing I know, it’s 5 p.m. and my kids are wandering the kitchen looking for snacks. In an attempt to save time in two areas—grocery shopping and meal planning—I gave Jupiter a try. Here’s how it went.
How Jupiter Is Different from Other Grocery Delivery Services
I was familiar with grocery delivery services like Instacart and Amazon Fresh. I’d tried pretty much all of them during our days of lockdown. If you’ve ever stared blindly at your phone, wondering what to order, Jupiter is the grocery delivery option for you.
Jupiter is special because it’s the first grocery delivery service that proactively helps you decide what to make each week, recommending recipes and products based on your family’s preferences. While grocery apps just literally “fetch” the items you tell them you need, Jupiter helps you with the earlier stages of figuring out what you need to buy in the first place.
How It Worked for Me
My kids are 10, 12 and 13. This summer, I’m really working on “life skills” with them, especially cooking. Each week, the two older kids pick a meal they cook for the family. In the past, they were using Pinterest and cookbooks to search for recipes and I had to individually add each ingredient to my online cart to order them.
Jupiter makes this whole process so much easier. I set the kids up with the Jupiter app on their phones and they were able to search over 2,000 recipes to find one they liked. My 12-year-old son chose Baked Asian BBQ Salmon. He then just clicked the “add to cart” button and all of the ingredients for the recipe were added to my cart. I took a quick look through the cart before ordering (to remove things like lemons and soy sauce that I knew we had on-hand) and then placed my order. Super easy!
Jupiter gives you a window of a few hours when your order will be delivered. It arrives in reusable bags with ice packs that you leave out the next week to return. You get a text that lets you know your delivery is arriving so that you can grab it off your porch, pronto!
I was super impressed with the quality of the Jupiter produce and meats. They had lots of organic options and even cheese from local shops and farm-fresh eggs. The Baked Asian BBQ Salmon was super easy for my son to cook on his own. The recipe is linked in the Jupiter app so he was able to find it without any issue.
photo: Engin Akyurt via pexels
Try Jupiter for Your Family
Editor’s note: Jupiter provided a credit to try out their service by all opinions belong to the writer.