Founded in 2015 by David Rabie and Bryan Wilcox, Tovala aims to help people eat healthy and delicious home-cooked meals without any hassle. It does so by combining an internet-connected steam oven with gourmet meals prepared by chefs.
Tovala’s smart ovens are pre-loaded with recipes that cook meals to a specific set of parameters. You simply scan a QR code and the meal is ready to eat.
1. Saves you time
Meal kits like HelloFresh and Home Chef can help you save time by taking the planning and grocery shopping out of cooking. But they still require you to do a little work.
Tovala takes meal delivery to the next level by not only shipping pre-portioned ingredients, but automatically cooking them in your wifi-connected smart oven. All you have to do is scan the barcode, and your meal cooks in 20 minutes or less.
The food arrives in an insulated box, containing foam-and-mylar-lined packets and ice packs to keep it fresh until you’re ready to eat it. Tovala uses a computer model to adjust packaging based on your location so it can minimize the amount of material it needs to send you.
2. Saves you money
Tovala is an oven-based meal service that aims to take the stress out of cooking by eliminating the need for prep work. The company’s high-tech smart oven downloads the chef’s instructions and lets you bake, broil, steam, and toast meals with minimal fuss.
Tovala’s menu offers a wide range of calorie-conscious, carb-conscious, gluten-friendly, and veggie-friendly dishes. Some meals even accommodate diabetics and renal patients.
3. Boosts your health
Tovala meals are chef-crafted and designed with a heavy focus on health benefits. They come in low-fat, low-calorie, low-carb, high-protein, and vegetarian options.
They’re prepared in a smart oven and delivered straight to your door. They’re ready in just 20 minutes or less, and have zero cleanup thanks to fully recyclable containers.
Tovala’s team is made up of engineers, manufacturing professionals, and culinary specialists. The engineers and manufacturing professionals combine their expertise with the culinary team’s experience in fine dining.
4. Boosts your mood
Most of us experience low moments from time to time. A late arrival at work, a mishap with the kids, or a major project gone awry can all leave us feeling a little down in the dumps.
The good news is that there are a few things you can do to improve your mood and lift the gloom. One of the best ways is to try a new or unusual activity. For example, a brisk walk or an exercise video on YouTube may be just what you need to get out of the rut and feel better about yourself. The other is to talk to a trusted health care professional about what might be causing you to feel down.
5. Boosts your energy
When you’re busy, finding time to plan meals, go shopping, prepare food and clean up afterward can be difficult. Tovala helps make mealtimes easier by sending you pre-prepared meals to cook in your own smart oven.
Their smart oven cooks each chef-crafted meal simultaneously and is designed to use a fraction of the energy used by an average microwave or toaster oven. This means that you don’t need to worry about drying out your food and compromising its nutritional value. It also reduces waste, which helps you save money in the long run. Plus, the resulting meals are bursting with vitamins and minerals.
6. Boosts your mood
Having a meal ready to go in the nick of time can be a lifesaver when you’re in a pinch. Whether you’re running late to meet your deadline or your kids won’t stop asking for leftovers again, having a good meal on hand can make the difference between a crappy day and a stellar one.
Tovala is a great way to get the most out of your meal prep efforts. Their newest offering, the tovala oven, uses steam to heat your food up in a low-carbon, energy-efficient manner that doesn’t dry out your dishes. It’s also the best way to save time and energy with a hands-free solution that takes care of all your meal prep needs without sacrificing taste or quality.