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Hungryroot: courgetti delivered to your door

Whether in supermarkets or at cafés, it’s impossible to ignore the modern obsession with healthy eating. But with such little free time, cooking low-cal comfort food from scratch isn’t always possible. Enter Hungryroot, a US-based delivery service that brings bowls of courgetti straight to your door.

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Whether it’s kale crisps, seaweed snacks, or superfood smoothies, it’s become impossible to ignore the abundance of new health foods appearing on supermarket shelves. We’re keeping a closer eye on our waistlines and being more careful about the things we eat, but with such little free time, cooking a nutritious meal from scratch isn’t always possible.

Enter Hungryroot, a delivery service that brings healthy pre-prepared meals straight to your door. Can it get time-poor Gen Yers – 70% of whom work up to 20 hours a week outside the office – to ditch high-salt, high-fat microwaveable meals for an ...

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