Forget grocery shopping for a Thanksgiving menu a week in advance or waiting forever for that turkey to fully defrost. Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is about to get a whole lot easier.
That’s because Boston Market just rolled out its inaugural Thanksgiving Home Delivery program that ships an entire fully-cooked (and then frozen) meal right to your doorstep.
This inaugural home delivery program is a convenience upgrade to Boston Market’s Heat & Serve Thanksgiving meals, which had to be picked up in stores. Curious how this program works? We break down the details below and take a closer look at the nutritional profiles of some of the major dishes.
What are your options?
The straight-to-your-doorstep Thanksgiving meals begin at $99.99 for a table of 12 (what amounts to a measly $8.25 per person). That’ll come with an 11-12 pound whole roasted Butterball turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, home-style stuffing, and dinner rolls.
If you want more variety on your holiday table, there is a pricier package for $119.99. In this price range, your protein of choice can either be the same whole turkey or a combo of a smaller boneless turkey breast and boneless ham. Both options come with festive fixins like spinach artichoke dip & crackers, cranberry walnut relish, and both pumpkin and apple pie.
Having a more intimate T-Day this year? Opt for either a turkey- or ham-based meal for four to six guests, which is priced at $84.99.
Don’t need the entire delivery package? If you’re looking to bulk up your (mostly) home cooked meal or bring a side to the feast hosted by your sister, you can also order side dishes and desserts a la carte for pick-up at Boston Market restaurants.
Are the dishes Eat This-approved?
While hosting a hassle-free Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family sounds ideal in theory, are Boston Market’s offerings actually Eat This-approved? When picking your holiday protein, we recommend choosing the whole roasted turkey breast, which boasts 140 calories, 7 grams of fat, and 17 grams of protein per three-ounce serving. Compare that to the boneless ham, which packs in 210 calories, 1 gram of fat, only 6 grams of protein—and, get this—43 grams of sugar! That’s the equivalent of scarfing down more than 4 fun-size Milky Way bars.
When ordering your bird’s accompaniments, go for the mashed potatoes, which contain 150 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein per half-cup serving. And dessert-wise, serve yourself a slice of apple pie, which boasts 320 calories, 15 grams of fat, 21 grams of sugar, 3 grams of protein, and a significantly shorter ingredient list than the pumpkin pie.
The bottom line: Although many of Boston Market’s meals contain a handful of additives and preservatives—and we always recommend cooking your own grub at home—the restaurant’s program is fuss-free and will lend you extra time to spend with the kids instead of in the kitchen.
Ok, I’m sold. Where do I sign up?
For more details and to place your order online, visit thanksgivingdinnerdelivered.com starting October 23 until November 19. And if you’re still planning to cook at home, you won’t want to miss The Only 25 Thanksgiving Recipes You’ll Ever Need.