No, you do not. Suvie Smart Meals are completely optional, you can cook your own food in Suvie.
We've created an entire website dedicated to cooking with your own ingredients in Suvie. Please check out our guides and delicious recipes at: https://www.suvie.com/mycook
You can sign up for Suvie Smart Meals at any time — with your pre-order or after you’ve received your appliance. You can also continue to enjoy your Suvie with your own ingredients and meals. Having that flexibility is key to the Suvie experience.