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By Alison Chew
Yumble delivers balanced prepared kids meals directly to your door through a flexible weekly subscription service. Recipes are developed with the tastes and nutritional needs of children in mind and meals are created with sustainable, regionally-sourced ingredients. Yumble kids meals arrive fresh in a 100% recyclable refrigerated box so all you have to do is store them in the fridge until it’s time to eat. Kids, 12 months to 12 years, can enjoy Yumble cold right out of the fridge or can heat in the microwave for a quick, healthy, delicious meal. Read on for our Yumble reviews.
Only ship to the East Coast, Texas, and parts of the West Coast and Midwest
Would love larger portions for older kids
Freezing is not recommended (be careful to order what you can eat in 7 days)
We were super excited to try Yumble as we have been looking for healthy, prepared kids meals for our 9-year-old to eat for lunch and before sports practices when we are crunched for time. Yumble meals are for children of all ages, but they find that kids ages three to eight years are the “sweet spot”.
Our Yumble kids meals arrived fresh and as we unpacked them and put them in the fridge I noticed how fresh they looked, especially the green beans and broccoli. Meals should be enjoyed within 7 days and Yumble does not recommend freezing their meals, so keep this in mind when ordering.
The Yumble box is made entirely from recycled paper fibers and is fully recyclable. In addition, the trays are made from #5 plastic and can be recycled with normal curbside recycling along with the paper sleeves on the meals. The gel packs and plastic film have to be thrown in the trash, but they are working on more environmentally-friendly alternatives.
For our Yumble reviews, we ordered the Classic Cheese Ravioli, Pizza Pocket & Broccoli Parm, Baked Taco Pocket, Mac N’Cheese & Nuggets Please, Chicken Marinara & Alfredo, and the Chicken Chili Wheat Wrap.
Meals are super easy to heat up in the microwave and my son preferred them warm vs cold, but either is an option. The recommended warming time in the microwave is between 45 sec and 2 min. We found that 2 min worked best for us, but it totally depends on the strength of your microwave. We recommend starting out at 45 sec or 1 min and then adding more time if needed.
Our son ate Yumble meals for lunch all week! He really enjoyed the taste and the fact that he could make them himself in the microwave. We loved that the meals are packed with healthy ingredients and found them to be extremely convenient (especially while we are working and schooling from home). The portion size, which varied from 4.25 oz to 8 oz, was perfect for lunch for our 9-year-old. This size would be small for dinner, though.
Our son’s favorites were the ravioli, the pizza pocket, and the chicken chili wrap. And while he really liked the chicken nuggets and the chicken marinara, he did not like the mac and cheese or the alfredo. Both are made with a cauliflower cheese sauce, which I didn’t tell him about, and he wanted them to be cheesier. I thought they both tasted more like an alfredo and really enjoyed the taste.
Yumble Reviews: Bottom Line
Two thumbs up for Yumble kids meals! Our son found them easy to make and a really tasty lunch option while remote learning. As a mom, I love that he is eating nutritionally balanced lunches starting at $5.99/meal, that there are 20+ weekly choices, and that meals are super convenient. We would like to see larger portions for our growing son so that he can eat Yumble for dinner, but the current portion size was perfect for lunch. And while Yumble doesn’t ship to the entire US yet, they are working on it. Overall, Yumble kid’s meals are a convenient, healthy option for busy parents.
Read on for more details on cost and for a sample Yumble menu.
How much does Yumble cost?
Yumble is a flexible weekly subscription prepared kids meal delivery service with meals starting at $5.99. They make it easy for you to skip a week, pause your subscription, or cancel at any time. You can also change your plan size anytime based on your needs. Yumble currently delivers to most of the East Coast, Texas, and parts of the West Coast and Midwest.
Yumble offers 25+ meal choices per week with the menu rotating about every 6-8 weeks. You can filter by dietary preferences such as gluten-free, no milk, no soy, no egg, or veggie and by age range 1-3, 4-8, and 9-13 years old.
Yumble uses a variety of seasonal, fresh, natural, and nutritious ingredients in their meals. They use humanely-raised, antibiotic and hormone-free meats and organic ingredients whenever possible. Take a look at the current menu (at the time of this posting) below.