Want a healthy change in the kitchen? Here are the 3 best meal subscription services

For an ambitious young woman like yourself, sometimes it’s hard to carve out enough time for the people, activities and hobbies that mean the most to you, and that includes eating right.

You know a healthy diet is vital to your goals, but it’s challenging to make a habit out of it. First, it’s time consuming to grocery shop, second, it’s hard to find ingredients for trendy superfoods in your local store, and third, it’s a challenge to be creative with what you eat.

Enter home meal delivery kits. They really are the best thing since sliced bread.

With so many options for meal delivery popping up across the country, we thought we would give you our top three picks, so you can spend less time stressing about what you eat and more time nourishing your body.

Sun Basket

  • Organic produce
  • Antibiotic and hormone free meat
  • Gluten-free
  • Wild caught, sustainable seafood
  • Paleo
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescatarian

With this meal delivery kit, you won’t have to compromise your high food standards because Sun Basket offers a plethora of meal plans for your health-conscious palate. There’s a classic menu that feeds 2-4 people per meal which offers paleo, vegetarian, vegan and more, and a family menu that feeds more than four people with the options for chef’s choice (includes seasonal produce, meats and seafood) or vegetarian meals. Meals cost $11.99 per serving from the classic menu and $10.99 a serving from the family menu.

You can plan your meals three weeks ahead of time and filter the menu choices based on your taste buds, how long you want to spend preparing the meal (though most meals take less than 30 minutes) and how many calories you want each meal to have.

Sun Basket also offers healthy snacks and salads to add to your meals. And bonus, they package all their meals in environmentally-friendly packaging that is 100% recyclable!

With 18 clean meals crafted from quality, flavorful ingredients, Sun Basket is sure to satisfy your taste buds and keep your body smiling.

Home Chef

With 16 meal choices per week and menus available five weeks in advance, Home Chef is a versatile meal delivery system that touches on the most important dietary must haves (or have-nots). Gluten free? No problem! Dairy free? They have you covered. Low calorie or low carb? Totally doable. Vegetarian? You got it. There are 27 different recipe categories that allow you to choose exactly what type of meal you’re craving or need.

Meals start at $7.99 and take just under 30 minutes to prepare. Newbies get an added perk: $30 off on your first order.

Before you choose your meals, you can pick from a lengthy list of ingredients that will make up your meals. Once you have checked all your boxes, the website will populate a list of meals that cater to your ingredient list. And if the entire experience gives you a hankering to become a world-class chef, Home Chef has you covered. With a whole section on their website dedicated to expanding your culinary experience with new pans, utensils and even some ingredients to aid in mastering their delicious recipes. Home Chef is more than what meets the eye.

Hello Fresh

With meals starting between $6.99 and $8.99 a serving, (new members receive $20 off their first three deliveries) Hello Fresh hits all the basic must-haves for convenience, taste and affordability. There are three menus to choose from: classic, vegetarian and family. Each menu is full of mouthwatering meals that are easily prepared in about 45 minutes or less.

When you’re looking for that perfect meal for a date night, a quick dinner to prepare after the gym, or a recipe that will give you more than one meal, Hello Fresh is your best bet, as they categorize their meals based on your needs. Some meals are broken down into these categories:

  • Low Calorie: health-conscious, 20-minute meals
  • Dinner to Lunch: for when you need to make enough food for dinner and leftovers you’ll eat for lunch the next day
  • Gourmet: fancier meals such as lobster ravioli and shrimp
  • Global Eats: meals that are “globally-inspired” such as Argentine Chimichurri Steak

As an added bonus, Hello Fresh has a wine delivery service, too, where you can purchase six bottles of wine a month that are perfectly paired with your meal choices.

Whether you’re a healthy eater with little culinary skill or an amateur chef, meal delivery kits can be a life saver. They save time, don’t break the bank and introduce a unique array of foods into your life.

After all, they do say variety is the spice of life.

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