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20 Time-Saving Meal Solutions

From Single-Serve Soup Pods to Instant Vegan Meal Kits

— November 17, 2016 — Lifestyle
With families leading increasingly busy lives, there is a growing demand for time-saving meal solutions. However, instead of frozen dinners and microwaveable entrees, consumers are gradually turning to more futuristic solutions to speed up the cooking process.

Taking cues from the world of coffee, several brands have come up with single-serve pods that produce instant meals. For instance, an appliance called Flatev uses disposable pods to help consumers prepare fresh tortillas and roti at the touch of a button. Similarly, a personal oven called the SideChef uses pods of cookie dough to bake cookies in minutes.

However, not all time-saving meal solutions require special appliances for preparation. Indeed, many brands have developed special packaging that makes the home-cooking process both simple and convenient. Examples of hassle-free packaging include the Tony Roma's BBQ Meat Packages that turn into functional cooking equipment, the Hummustir ready-to-mix hummus pouches and Yowk's pre-packaged soft-boiled eggs.
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Tomato Meatball Soups
Tomato Meatball Soups
Boni Selection Adds Meatballs to Its Frozen Ready-to-Eat Tomato Soup
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19
Barley-Based Burgers
Barley-Based Burgers
Field Roast's 'FieldBurger' is a Hearty Vegetable Burger
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18
Marinated Tofu Packets
Marinated Tofu Packets
Nasoya's Ready-to-Eat Tofu Blocks Simplify the Food Preparation Process
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Instant Diet Meals
Instant Diet Meals
Kinohimitsu's Powdered Packs Take the Form of Instant Soup and Green Tea
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16
Whiskey Brand Meat Entrees
Whiskey Brand Meat Entrees
Jack Daniel's is Selling Ready-to-Eat Barbeque Entrees
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15
Artisan Grain Breakfast Bowls
Artisan Grain Breakfast Bowls
Melanie's Medleys Makes Nourishing Ready-to-Eat Breakfasts
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Dehydrated Soup Mixtures
Dehydrated Soup Mixtures
North Bay Trading Co.'s Soup Mixtures Require Nothing but Water to Cook
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Protein Broth Capsules
Protein Broth Capsules
The Beef Bone Broth K-Cups Create Soup at the Touch of a Button
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Personal Cookie Ovens
Personal Cookie Ovens
The SideChef Oven Uses Pods of Dough to Bake Cookies Nearly Instantaneously
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Chilled Ready-to-Eat Soups
Chilled Ready-to-Eat Soups
JUS by Julie's Soups Can Be Enjoyed Chilled or Hot
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Cancer Treatment Meals
Cancer Treatment Meals
The Hormel Vital Cuisine Line Supplements a Cancer Patient's Nutrition
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Capsule Tortilla Makers
Capsule Tortilla Makers
The Flatev Appliance Creates Bread Instantly Using Dough Pods
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Instant Pod Cookers
Instant Pod Cookers
The Genie Instant Cooker Creates Meals in Under 30 Seconds
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Instant Vegan Meal Kits
Instant Vegan Meal Kits
These Easy Vegan Meals Can Be Prepared Just by Adding Water
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Shelf-Stable Hummus Cups
Shelf-Stable Hummus Cups
Hummustir's Hummus in a Cup Preserves Freshness with Ready-to-Mix Pouches
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Ready-to-Eat Samosa Bowls
Ready-to-Eat Samosa Bowls
Gourmosa's Indian Dinner Remixes Traditional Serving Styles
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Single-Serve Soup Pods
Single-Serve Soup Pods
The New Keurig and Campbell's K-Cup Makes Single Soup Cups Like Coffee
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3
Infant Formula Machines
Infant Formula Machines
The Wyeth BabyNes Preps Infant Formula from Capsules
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Quick-Serve Boiled Eggs
Quick-Serve Boiled Eggs
Yowk's Pre-Packaged Soft-Boiled Eggs Only Take Five Minutes to Make
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Cook-In Meat Packaging
Cook-In Meat Packaging
Tony Roma's BBQ Meat Packages Transform into Cooking Equipment
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