When it comes to preparing for Christmas Day, for kiwis, the lead-up isn’t stress-free. New research shows that many kiwis find that the preparations for the festive season are one of the most stressful times of the year. My Food Bag aims to reduce this stress, providing kiwis with food options so they can focus less on the food and more on their loved ones.
New Zealand is getting ready to have its first Christmas without Covid restrictions in two years. Still, with the rising cost of food, the stress concerning the affordability of Christmas food is hitting kiwis harder. As revealed in research conducted by Pureprofile, almost half of kiwis say that the cost of food is the main contributor to stress when preparing festive feasts.
Development Kitchen Chef at My Food Bag, Jessie Rolls, says that Christmas food, though hectic and expensive, is always something that most look forward to all year long.
“Despite being on the same day each year, Christmas always seems to creep up on us,” said Rolls. “When you’re unprepared but feeling the pressure to pull something incredible out of the bag for your family, it’s only natural to panic and purchase anything and everything without thinking through your plans for Christmas Day – costing time and money.”
My Food Bag has created three Christmas meal menus to eliminate stress and reduce time. These meal kits are delivered right to one’s doorstep with all the correlating recipes.
“Each My Food Bag Christmas menu uses premium, local ingredients and features deliciously simple recipes inspired by Nadia Lim. Our My Christmas menus have something for everyone this festive season – from all the favourite kiwi classics to new taste adventures for those who are wanting to be a bit more adventurous.”
My Festive BBQ includes a quintessential Kiwi Christmas feast with a bruschetta board, lemon and fennel salmon, BBQ lamb leg, three sides, and a deliciously summery cheesecake.
My Christmas Classic offers delicious foodie twists on Christmas classics, complete with q summer platter, free-range ham, a lamb leg, three sides, and pavlova.
My Plant-Power Christmas makes its renewal, offering delicious vegetable dishes such as a galette, roasted eggplant platter, three sides, and a mouth-watering cheesecake.
My Food Bag is designed for a set number of people, ensuring quantity and avoiding waste of unwanted leftovers, but extras are available. To make Christmas a little more adventurous, customers can add five items to the Christmas menus, including cherries, a vegan Wellington, stuffed turkey roast, an entertainers cheeseboard, and – the newest recipe from their kitchen — a tiramisu brownie.