Losing weight and getting healthy are two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, but while they sound doable when you’re full of bubbly, when real life hits again, it may not always be that feasible. Commitments, activities for little ones, homework, and deadlines may make it hard to get a healthy meal on the table that meets the lifestyle goals you’ve set for yourself.
Here to make it a bit easier are meal kits, which are delivered right to your door with all the ingredients you’ll need to make a healthy meal for you and your family in almost no time at all. The best part? Some go above and beyond to ensure you stick to your specific lifestyle choice, from keto to vegan. Here are some of the meal kits that offer the healthiest options.
We actually tested and reviewed five of the most popular options to help you choose.
Kick off the New Year by joining Weight Watchers–Blue Apron style, that is. The company has teamed up with WW to provide its users with meals that are compliant of WW Freestyle. The menu includes pre-portioned meals like Cajun-spiced pork chops and are as low as 4 Smartpoints each. Choose up to three of these meals per week to make your weight loss and health goals easier to reach. Read our in-depth Blue Apron review.See It
Sun Basket has made it their business to help people eat healthier. The company has made the most concessions for people who are serious about healthy eating and has the most choices for different types of diets, offering Paleo, Lean & Clean, Vegan, and Gluten-Free options. (The Lean & Clean program is actually certified by the American Heart Association for low-calorie, heart healthy meals.) The company also uses organic produce and sustainably-sourced seafood. The best part? There are 18 weekly options to choose from and ingredients are pre-measured, allowing for a delicious meal on the table in about half an hour. Read our in-depth Sun Basket review.See It
If keto, paleo, or plant-based, Green Chef is a must-try box. This box comes with all-organic and pre-measured ingredients, which are also made with no GMOs, toxic pesticides, irradiation, sewage sludge, antibiotics, growth hormones, or steroids, the company says. A bit pricier than other boxes and with fewer options (there is no ability to cross over into other categories once you select how you want to eat), Green Chef is a win for anyone trying to stick to paleo or keto on a hectic schedule. Read our in-depth Green Chef review.See It
With three different types of programs–a full week, work week, or custom program–BistroMD makes reaching your health and weight loss goals easier. The programs are split between men and women, with heart-healthy, gluten-free, and diabetic programs for both, but also a menopause box for women. Each week, choose from more than 150 delicious chef-prepared meals that are ready to eat in five minutes or less. The box also claims that its meals are nutritionally-valued and are examined by registered dietitians as well.See It
While some may love cooking, it’s not always feasible on a weeknight. So, instead of choosing from a take-out menu and ruining your quest to be a healthier you, check out Veestro. This meal kit comes to the door with pre-prepared, plant-based meals that you can just heat and eat. And the best part? Meals come with exact calorie, fat, carb, and protein counts in case you’re watching your macros. You can order up gluten-free, kosher, or high-protein meals, or opt for a starter kit, wedding prep, a 3-, 5-, or 7-day weight-loss plan, or even a juice cleanse.See It
If weight loss is the goal, Euphebe is a must-try. This plant-based meal delivery service is like a health makeover in a box, with zero sugar, refined grains, or pesticides. The chef-prepped meals are also creative and delicious. Additionally, there is the option to have a health coach along for the ride with you. Euphebe also has a 28-day reboot program that costs $24 per day for all meals, as well as a 7-day mini-reboot, a weekly reboot, and the ability to purchase only lunches for those who feel that lunchtime eating hinders diet and weight loss plans.
Check out Sakara too; they deliver prepared meals that are vegan, gluten- and dairy-free, and packed with superfoods. Read our Sakara review for more info.
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