Unless you happen to be a wonderful cook with hours in your day to spare, eating healthy, fresh meals can be challenging. Not only is grocery shopping and the subsequent cooking time-consuming, but there are only so many nights you can eat grilled chicken and steamed veggies (or some variation of that) before you drive yourself straight into the arms of the Domino’s delivery man. Lucky for you, pizza’s not the only meal you can get delivered right to your door these days. There are plenty of healthy food delivery services to accommodate your busy schedules and ineptitude in the kitchen.
Keep reading to find the delivery service that’s right for you!
Healthy Chef Creations is the next best thing to having a personal chef. Their team of gourmet chefs prepares each meal individually, and the menu of spa-inspired cuisine changes weekly. The food is all certified organic, and is delivered to your door fresh, not frozen. You can either choose one of their six meal plans (plans include a Mediterranean-style diet designed for weight loss and a healthy dinners option), or customize your meals from their à la carte menu (where you’ll find a long list of breakfast, lunch, dinner, child, and snack options). Vegetarians and vegans, they’ve got you covered too.
The plans offer three-, five-, and seven-day options, ranging from $20 to $48 per day. Healthy Chef Creations delivers everywhere in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Hello Fresh takes the guesswork out of cooking. It’s a subscription-based program that will deliver a weekly box of fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes (with pictures!), enough for three meals for two or four people. The recipes are created by chefs, and then reviewed by dieticians to ensure they’re balanced and nutritious; and they change weekly. Best of all, you can preview the next week’s meals and find past recipes on their website—think roasted beet and lentil salad and chicken paillard. Note: While certainly nutritious—we’re talking 30 plus grams of protein in most meals— not all of the recipes are low-calorie.
Choose from the classic box (for omnivores), starting at $69 per week, or the veggie box, starting at $49 per week. Delivery is available nationwide.
Plated is for the foodie who wants to eat restaurant-quality food without paying restaurant prices. They offer a flexible subscription plan that allows you to skip meals at any time. But with fresh, local ingredients and delicious meals like pork chops with golden beets, why would you want to? And the ingredients are locally sourced; the menus change based on your location. Just shop their seven weekly dishes, add your selects in two-, four-, or six-person increments, and they’ll deliver everything you need. There will be low-calorie, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free recipes every week. But if you’re not an experienced cook, be sure to check the overview of each meal and stick with the ones that have an “easy” level of difficulty.
All meals are $12 per plate, and Plated delivers to 95 percent of the United States.
If it’s your snacking that’s taken you off course, try Fit Snack. The service delivers a monthly box of six to nine items, all curated based on their “Perfect 10” guidelines. Your balanced box will include snacks that are high-protein, low-sugar, GMO-free, organic, sustainable, gluten-free, paleo, raw, “clean,” and rich in complex carbohydrates—the “Perfect 10.” And you can take comfort in the fact that substantial research went into selecting the protein cereal and real veggie chips, not the potato chip-esque ones you buy at the store, that you’re snacking on.
Choose from one-, three, six-, or 12-month plans, ranging from $24 to $240. Fit Snack delivers to the United States and 15 other countries.
If you’re really looking to overhaul your diet, go with the Beyoncé-approved choice, 22 Days Nutrition. 22 Days Nutrition is a vegan delivery service based on the principle that it takes 21 days to break a habit, and day 22 is your fresh start. The meals are also soy-free, gluten-free, and 100 percent organic. Your globally-inspired dishes will be delivered to you fresh, not frozen, once a week. Not sure you can commit to a full 22 days? Never fear, they offer five- and seven-day options too. And you don’t even have to go totally vegan. If you’re not ready for three plant-based meals a day, you can opt for one or two meals instead.
22 Days Nutrition delivers everywhere in the continental U.S., with prices ranging from around $10 to $17 per meal.
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