Say goodbye to finding recipes and carving out hours to meal prep this year. Meal kits serve both purposes by bringing exactly what you need to prepare a tasty, perfectly portioned meal with easy-to-follow instructions–delivered fresh to your door. Here are 5 meal delivery services we love:
- Fresh! Meal Plan – YouFit Top Pick
- Blue Apron
- Green Chef
How customers describe it: “How can you beat healthy pre-cooked meals, full of fresh ingredients (not frozen), delivered to your door and ready to eat in minutes?” – Ann
How it works: Choose your favorite nutrient-packed meals from a vast range of rotating menus only available to subscription members. Choices include high protein, paleo, keto, vegan, and more. Versatility is key with Fresh! Stick with just one menu or mix & match. Select from a new menu every week, change your delivery day and skip (or unskip) at your convenience. Everything arrives fully cooked and ready to eat every week. No pots or pans required.
- Meals are ready in 3 minutes
- Containers are microwave safe and 100% recyclable
- Most meals are packed with protein to keep you feeling full
- 100+ meals (including new options every single week!) and five different menu plans
- Cooked with locally sourced veggies, high-quality proteins, and sauces made from scratch
How customers describe it: “Super fast prep and lots of plant-based options.” – Clare
This service takes the guesswork out of choosing a meal plan with an online quiz: how do you like to eat and what are your goals? Users get recommendations on what might work best for you and everyone you’re feeding. You can customize your plans even with options like dairy-free, gluten-free, pescatarian, plant-based and more.
How it works: Hungryroot is a monthly subscription service. You buy credits to use in the grocery or meal kit sections, meaning you can buy groceries, snacks AND meal kits in one place.
- Recipes are quick and easy, often around 10 minutes
- 100% curbside recyclable boxes
- Biodegradable ice packs
- Zero-waste sourcing
- Browsing is easy with top-rated recipes
How customers describe it: “Momofuku has always been synonymous with delicious, and these definitely do not disappoint. Great texture, cooks in minutes, and easy to customize.” – David
How it works: Best for non-commital cooks who don’t want to subscribe to a weekly routine, these meal kits recreate the iconic recipes from the famed New York based noodle shop. Everything is a la carte, with options including sheet pan chicken with sweet potatoes and onions, spicy shrimp noodles with mizuna, soy marinated steak and more.
- Affordable restaurant-quality food at home
- Access to trademarked spices, sauces and more
- Makes a great gift idea
How customers describe it: “Everything is delicious, large portions and good vegetarian options.” – Carmen
How it works: Every week, subscribers receive a box brimming with ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions with everything necessary to make a meal. Choose between boxes with quantities to feed two or four people, plus the option to customize for your dietary needs. Recipes are created with unique or seasonal ingredients in mind, and arrive pre-measured and pre-cut. Step-by-step instructions make even the more sophisticated dishes easy enough to bring together.
Bring celebrations to the table more easily with Blue Apron’s special seasonal boxes. Look for feasts available around Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day and other holidays, feeding 6 to 8 people.
- Decadent holiday meals available
- The more meals you choose per week, the lower the cost per serving
- Great customer service
How customers describe it: “The meal options are way more interesting and offer flavor combinations I would have difficulty thinking of or reproducing on my own.” – Erin
Like Blue Apron, Green Chef offers weekly subscriptions for boxes full of ingredients and step-by-step instructions beefed up with photos. It’s possible to pick a plan based on dietary preferences including Paleo, keto, pescatarian, vegetarian, or vegan, and every recipe includes chef’s tips. Choose between a family plan or a 2-person plan (a family-sized box feeds four.)
- Recipes are designed to be whipped up in 30 minutes or less.
- Green Chef is a USDA-certified organic company
- Ingredients are high-quality and sustainable
- Exotic flavors are made simple enough for everyday cooks to pull of
Eating good food is such an important part of taking the best care of your body, and meal kits take much of the time and guesswork out of what’s often seen as a chore. YouFit is committed to helping you feel – and be – your very best. In fact, we’ve partnered with Fresh! meal plans to bring our members a great deal on healthy, fresh meals that can be on the table in under five minutes flat. Try it today and get our offer for $120 off!