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The 10 Best Healthy Meal Delivery Services

Healthy Meal Delivery Services

 

Hi Babes! We’re excited to share our roundup of the best 10 healthy meal delivery services. With so many meal delivery services popping up, how do you navigate and find the one that’s best for you? Well, after extensive research, which you know we love, we’ve narrowed down our top favorites so you can skip the time it takes navigating this crowded space. Because let’s be honest, if you had the time to look into the many options available, you’d probably just be cooking 😉 

 

Happy (easy) eating everyone!

 

1. Sun Basket: 

Quality ingredients are the top priority at Sun Basket.   The produce is organic, seafood sustainable and wild-caught, and all meats are antibiotic and hormone-free. The thing we love most about Sun Basket is the variety of meal plan options that are tailored to specific diets like pescatarian, vegan, paleo, and vegetarian. Additionally, you can mix-and-match recipes from all of these menus to ensure you’re happy with your meal ingredients. Another amazing plus is that all meals are nutritionist-approved. The meals are fresh, simple, and quick, yet more interesting than your daily chicken and veggies. You can choose the classic or family plan (including kid friend options) and pick between gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, paleo, diabetes-friendly, and more specialty meal plan options.

  • Prep Time: Ingredients are delivered, with recipe instructions to cook. Cook time is estimated around 30 mins.  
  • National: Available nationally!
  • Dietary: Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, paleo, diabetes-friendly, and more specialty meal plan options.
  • Cost: Around $70 for 2 people, for 3 meals

 

2. Home Chef:

We like Home Chef as you’re able to choose from 15 meals per week. Each meal is ready in under 30 minutes, and Home Chef is great in accommodating dietary restrictions. You can choose between meat or vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, and exclude things like nuts and soy. Menus are available around five weeks ahead, allowing you to plan out your meals.

  • Prep Time: Ingredients are delivered, with recipe instructions to cook. Cook time is estimated under 30 mins.  
  • National: Available nationally!
  • Dietary: Can choose between dietary restrictions and exclude ingredients.
  • Cost: The standard meal is $10/meal (choose 2 or 4 servings). Check out other meal options here.

 

3.  Green Chef:

Green Chef is focused on entirely organic meal kits, ready to eat in under 30 minutes. The recipes are color-coded and easy to follow. They include subsets such as carnivore, omnivore, vegetarian and vegan, and there are Keto, Paleo, and Gluten-Free menus to choose from as well.

  • Prep Time: Ingredients are delivered, with recipe instructions to cook. Cook time is estimated around 30 mins.  
  • National: Available nationwide with the exception of Alaska, Hawaii and some parts of Louisana.
  • Dietary: Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, paleo, diabetes-friendly, and more specialty meal plan options.
  • Cost: Ranges from $10.99-$12.99 per meal, or $79-$95 per week depending on the number of meals, people, and dietary options.  

 

4. Purple Carrot:

Purple Carrot is focused entirely on plant-based eating and is perfect for those who are meat/dairy free. Every dish is both vegan and vegetarian, but not the typical steamed veggie plate. The Purple Carrot meals feature seasonally fresh produce and herbs, along with custom sauces to spice things up a bit. You can choose from quick and easy, chef’s choice, or high protein plans. There’s also an option for athletes (TB12) featuring gluten-free, high protein, and higher calorie meals that are limited in refined sugars and soy.

  • Prep Time: Meals take between 30-45 minutes to prepare.
  • National: Nationwide, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Dietary: Entierly plan based. TB12 meals are gluten-free, but otherwise, most other meals contain gluten or soy.
  • Cost: $72 per week for three meals for two people.

 

5. Freshly:

Freshly incorporates nutrient-dense veggies, high-quality proteins, and healthy fats into balanced meals that are wholesome and delicious. The meals arrive at your door pre-cooked by Freshly chefs and are insulated in eco-friendly packs. The pre-cooked nature of the meals allows for an under 3 minute time to table! You can select breakfast, lunch, or dinner from a rotating weekly menu. All options are gluten-free, free of refined sugars, natural, and protein packed. Additionally, Freshly allows you to sort by nutritional attributes on their “choose meals” page to find exactly what suits you. Meals also have badges that denote if they are paleo, vegetarian, soy-free, dairy-free, fewer than 500 calories/35 grams of carbs, or are high-protein. You can skip a week or cancel at any time.

  • Prep Time: Less than 3 minutes! Meals are precooked and ready to heat and eat.  
  • National: Available in all states within the continental US
  • Dietary: All meals are gluten-free and peanut free. You can eliminate ingredients like red meat, fish, shellfish or pork.
  • Cost: Per meal, is $12.99 per meal for 4 meals/week or $8.99 for 12 meals/week. Per week is $50/week for 4 meals or $108/week for 12 meals.

 

6. Sakara Life:

Sakara is informed by cutting-edge nutrition science and age-old healing traditions, our meal delivery floods your body with what it needs for weight loss, improved digestion, clearer skin, more energy, and better moods. This service is based on delivering plant-rich super meals delivered to your door. Available nationwide. All meals are nutrient-rich + chef crafted, trustworthy ingredients (organic and sourced sustainably), are delivered weekly made fresh + ready to eat, directly to your door. Their meals based around 9 core health principles (no calorie counting, plant protein, eat your water, greens, good fats, eat the rainbow, nutrient density, sulfur-rich veggies, body intelligence).

  • Prep Time: All meals come prepared. For meals that are recommended to heat up range from 5-10 min of heat time.
  • National: Yes
  • Dietary: Ability to remove ingredients for cost and option to opt out of meals
  • Cost: Signature program $380/wk for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

7. Food Matters:

Food Matters is an organic meal delivery service offering customized, balanced, and personalized meals. The holistic approach is focused on well-being, and providing nutrient dense, colorful, and naturally-sourced meals. Meals are delivered directly each morning. Food Matters starts with an introductory call/email where you discuss health history, exercise routines, sleep patterns, goals, and food preferences. The chefs then get to work with a wellness team (doctor, nutritionist, trainer) to create a menu that the client approves. Through personally tailored menus designed to meet the individual customer’s health goals, taste preferences, and eating patterns, Food Matters helps create a wholesome and health-optimized lifestyle.

  • Prep Time: Everything comes ready to be heated up with instructions
  • National: Delivered in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Hamptons (summer)
  • Dietary: Totally customizable clients goals, preferences, and eating patterns
  • Cost: About $150 a day for breakfast, a snack, lunch, dinner and dessert

 

8. Urban Remedy:

Urban Remedy Offers ready-to-eat meal plans are designed to revitalize your body and refocus your cravings by eliminating common inflammatory foods like white sugar, gluten, dairy, preservatives, and artificial flavorings. They strive to make each offering low glycemic, anti-inflammatory, and food that truly nourishes every cell in your body. Every meal is organic, plant-based, gluten-free, non-GMO, and dairy-free. Various meal plans and cleanses are designed to lower inflammation, increase energy and sustain healthy lifestyle habits for mind, body, and spirit.

  • Prep Time: Ready to eat
  • National: Yes, a minimum order of $95 must be reached for orders outside of California
  • Dietary: You can “shop by need”. Keto friendly, Inflammation Remedy, Energy Boost, Post Baby, Immune Boost, Metabolism Reset, Digestion Ease, Wedding Ready, Weight Loss, Food Allergy, and Chronic Illness
  • Cost: Meal plans range from $165-$220 ($15 off first order at checkout)

 

9. Terras Kitchen:

Terras Kitchen believes in sourcing clean, sustainable ingredients that follow the principles of the Mediterranean lifestyle offering ready-to-eat salads, snacks, smoothies and more. Proteins are non-GMO + hormone +antibiotic-free, + seafood is sustainably sourced. Ingredients are antibiotic and hormone-free, as well as non-GMO and organic when possible* Their meals are made to support healthy lifestyles, including Paleo, gluten-free, low-calorie, and vegetarian. Terra’s Kitchen can bring you delicious meals with the right balance of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and other essentials to fuel your body.

 

10. Plated:

Plated believes in the power to choose. Select exactly the recipes you want week to week from a menu of 20 dinners and even add dessert! Additionally, you can customize your subscription to cook anywhere from twice a week to every night and can also change your delivery day for any week. Enjoy dishes in two, three, or four servings, and adjust depending on who’s coming to dinner. Great for every cooking level.

  • Prep time: Ingredients included to cook the recipes you choose. From 20-minute quick-prep recipes to full culinary adventures in under an hour.
  • National: Available nationally
  • Dietary: You can easily modify recipes by omitting ingredients you’d like to avoid. Plated’s recipes can be sorted according to a range of meal types, characteristics, and dietary preferences including meat, seafood, vegetarian, dessert, <600 Calories, Low-Carb Diet, no gluten ingredients, etc.
  • Cost: Pricing based off the number of servings per recipe (ex. 2 servings per night for 4 nights at $95.60 per week) $80 off for first 4 weeks

 

BD Pro Tip:

Almost all of these companies have discount codes! Search RetailMeNot or do a simple Google Search to save. Also, we love using the Honey Browser Plug-In for great deals every time we shop.

 

Have you tried any of these services? Tell us more! If you’re more interested in cooking fresh check out our Chicken Meatballs recipe

 

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