Yumble Reviews

Published on September 15, 2020
Last modified on July 20, 2021

These Yumble Reviews contain affiliate links and we were given a sample.  If you make a purchase we may be compensated.  All opinions are our own.

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By Alison Chew

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

Yumble

Yumble delivers balanced prepared kid’s 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 kid’s 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.

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What We Like

  • 35+ weekly menu items
  • Fresh, balanced meals
  • Easy to heat and eat (only 45 sec to 2 min in the microwave)

What We Don’t Like

  • Only ship to the East Coast, Texas, and parts of the West Coast and Midwest
  • Would love larger portions for older kids (meals ranged from 4.25 oz to 8 oz)
  • Freezing is not recommended (be careful to order what you can eat in 7 days)

How much do Yumble prepared kids meals cost?

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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.

  • 4 meals/week: $9.99 plus shipping
  • 6 meals/week: $7.99 plus shipping
  • 8 meals/week: $6.99 per meal + FREE shipping
  • 16 meals/week: $5.99 per meal + FREE shipping
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Yumble Reviews

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”. Save 5% with code MEALFINDS >>

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Our Yumble kid’s 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. Save 5% with code MEALFINDS >>

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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 at 45 sec or 1 min and then adding more time if needed. Save 5% with code MEALFINDS >>

Yumble Reviews: Favorites

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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. Save 5% with code MEALFINDS >>

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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. Save 5% with code MEALFINDS >>

Yumble Reviews: Menu

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Yumble offers 30+ 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 its meals.  They use humanely-raised, antibiotic and hormone-free meats and organic ingredients whenever possible.  A sample menu is below. Save 5% with code MEALFINDS >>

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Yumble Reviews: Bottom Line

Yumble delivers balanced prepared kid’s meals directly to your door.  Each recipe is developed with children’s tastes and nutritional needs in mind and meals are created with sustainable, regionally sourced ingredients.

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Two thumbs up for Yumble kid’s meals!  Our son found them easy to make in the microwave in less than 3 minutes and were a really tasty lunch option while remote learning.  As a mom, I love that he is eating nutritionally balanced lunches made with quality ingredients.  I also love the number of menu options every week.

We would like to see larger portions for our growing son so that he can eat Yumble for dinner, but the current portion size for 9- to 13-year-olds was perfect for lunch for our 9-year-old but would be small for most older children.   Yumble says the “sweet spot” for their meals is 3- to 9-year-olds.

I would also love to be able to freeze Yumble meals so that we can buy more and save without worrying about meals going to waste if we don’t eat them during the week.  And while Yumble doesn’t ship to the entire US yet, they are working on it.

Compared to other kid’s prepared meal services, the cost of Yumble is in the middle of the price range at $5.99 – $9.99 per meal.

Overall, Yumble kid’s meals are a convenient, healthy option for busy parents.  Yumble kids meals would be great for parents who don’t have time to cook, but want a healthy easy to prepare meal for their child, parents with picky children, and great for grandparents or caregivers who are watching kids during the day. Save 5% with code MEALFINDS >>

Enjoy!

Looking for more Prepared Kids Meals?  Check out our Baby & Kids Meal Directory >>

This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca 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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