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By Brittany Whelan
Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN
The days you don’t feel like cooking don’t always have to end in takeout binges or frozen dinners that haven’t changed since your parents first sat down with them. Prepared meal delivery services are an option! Packaged frozen? Sometimes. Some ship fresh and have to be eaten within 5 days or so, while others are made fresh and then frozen to lock in nutrients. Preservation over preservatives is the theme of this list. Preserve health benefits. Preserve time. Preserve effort. Save more without sacrificing what powers you.
Who says losing weight can’t taste good? BistroMD’s prepared meal delivery program offers customized plans, individualized support, and nutritionally balanced meals for anyone looking to improve their wellness. It’s all about eating better, not less. BistroMD meals are created using only environmentally responsible, rGBH and hormone-free, and locally sourced ingredients. Registered dietitians and chefs carefully evaluate each dish in order to ensure that nothing but the best is being delivered to your door. If they won’t eat it, neither will you.
BistroMD is a weekly subscription service that offers five plans in four program frequencies. Shipping is $19.95.
Top Chef is a prepared meal delivery service that seeks to deepen your connection with food. Choice is one of their biggest priorities. Over seventy different meals and three hundred side combinations made from carefully inspected ingredients that are antibiotic and hormone-free are offered on the Top Chef Meals site. All dishes are flash-frozen upon completion to preserve nutrients. Let them handle dinner while you balance the rest.
Top Chef Meals can be purchased through a weekly subscription or on an individual basis. Prices vary among diet plans. Order ten or more meals and shipping is free!
Dietitian-curated and chef-prepared, Snap Kitchen meals are designed to fit your lifestyle. Offering multiple personalized plans open to customization, this prepared meal delivery service is very adaptable to your unique taste preferences without sacrificing their health standards. Each meal is rich in nutrients to help boost energy, reduces inflammation, improves mood and digestion, clears skin, and helps you rest easy after a long day of being awesome. Menu options are tailored to your location. Just enter your zip code and see what Snap has to offer!
Snap Kitchen offers four base meal plans for customization — low carb, high protein, balance, and total custom. Prices vary depending on meal selection, all with free shipping! Plans between $25 – $125 per week receive a 5% discount off the retail price while plans over $125 receive 10% off.
Ready in minutes, nutritious, and delicious — that’s the freshly guarantee. For this prepared meal delivery service, less is always more. Want more nutritional value for convenience? Freshly meals are made with less sugar and processed ingredients than the outdated grocery store t.v. dinner. All dishes are collaborated on with wellness experts and ready to eat in three minutes or less. Take a night off from cooking that you won’t regret. Eat Freshly!
Freshly is a weekly subscription with four options of meal quantities per week. Shipping is free!
Magic Kitchen’s prepared meal delivery service is a two-step process — heat and eat. Flash-frozen to preserve their nutrients, these dishes are handmade made in small batches without any nasty preservatives. Their shipping packaging contains reusable and recyclable styrofoam and is boxed in with dry ice. Constantly innovating their approach to servicing customers is a top priority for Magic Kitchen. Their menu is ever-expanding and changing, check it out!
Magic Kitchen offers a one time purchase and subscription option for their meals. Prices vary depending on meal selection. Shipping rates are based on the weight and distance of the package.
Want to see more prepared meal delivery services? Check out our Prepared Meals section for over 60 options. Filter by location, dietary needs, and more.
This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
Rebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.
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