Meal prepping when you’re juggling responsibilities is always a hassle, but it’s an even more of a hassle when you’re trying to limit trips to the supermarket. Healthy food delivery services are one work-around, if you can afford them. They can save you time on grocery shopping, plus help you develop your cooking skills and eat healthier by providing you with preselected (often chef-approved) meal kits, with the details of flavors and fixings already thought through.
Particularly for people who are going vegan or vegetarian in quarantine, healthy meal kits are a great way to help filter ingredients according to your dietary needs so you can make sure you’re still getting enough nutrients and proteins (and without worrying that you forgot that head of garlic or bunch of tomatoes at the grocery store).
Since many of them come with recipe cards, they can also help you expand your cooking repertoire and master new dishes. Or, if you’re not interested in cooking at all, there are also meal kits like Fresh and Easy, Freshly, or Snap Kitchen that send you meals precooked and ready to be heated up. And though anything involving shipping and lots of single-use containers is inherently not great for the environment, there are even some meal kits that use recycled or compostable packaging, carefully size portions to avoid food waste, and are sourcing food sustainably.
Below, we detailed all the need-to-know info about navigating the best healthy meal delivery services on the market, including special dietary options and pricing for each. Also, since delivery times and ingredient availability may be in flux due to the coronavirus, we’ve updated this story with COVID-19 statements from brands, along with any other service changes you need to know.
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