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    Updated on Mar 26, 2020. Posted on Mar 24, 2020

    12 Meal Subscription Services You May Want To Try

    Turns out, your three go-to recipes are starting to taste like nothing now that we're cooking most meals at home.

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    1. Home Chef is a fan fave amongst my friend group thanks to its easy instructions and accurate cooking times. Oh, and the food is also great too! (And they offer protein packs and oven-ready meals.)

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    Meal types offered: carb-conscious, calorie-conscious, vegetarian, and under-30 minutes

    What does it include? Each shipment includes portioned and labeled ingredients (if you don't like the protein offering in a recipe, you can swap it out or double it up). Plus, my friends who swear by it say that the estimated cooking and prep times are the most accurate of any meal kits they've tried.

    Where is it delivered? Currently ships to 98% of the U.S. Check availability by entering your zip code

    Prices: $6.99+/serving

    You can also get: protein packs (really just packs of meat you can do with as you please) and oven-ready meals (aka, stuff that's already prepped in a container you can put straight in the oven for baking)

    2. Every Plate ranks as one of the most budget-friendly out there without skimping on quality thanks to its fine-tuned selection of 11 weekly recipes available.

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    Meal types offered: Prices are low thanks to not catering to special diets and there are 11 varied recipes offered per week. So if you're a vegetarian or have allergies, this may not be the plan for you.

    What does it include? Labeled ingredients in an insulated box.

    Where is it delivered? The majority of the continental US. Check availability by entering your zip code

    Prices: $8.99 shipping plus $4.99/serving for plans with two servings for two, three, or four meals a week, or $4.99/serving for one weekly meal for four servings

    Sweet Chili-Glazed Chicken above here and you can check out the current menu items here.

    3. Daily Harvest is an organic freezer staple for anyone who lives off of smoothies, harvest bowls, soups, and other scrumptious things but can't quite get around to buying ingredients like pine pollen and black sesame. I've tried it and LOVE it.

    Daily Harvest

    Meal types offered: smoothies, harvest bowls, soups, bites, oat bowls, chia bowls, and lattes

    What does it include? Frozen ingredients in the white cups seen here (excluding a liquid like water or your fave type of milk if your smoothie or soup requires it) in a box with a dry ice pack. As soon as your order arrives transfer it to your freezer or immediately enjoy. Packaging is compostable and recyclable (made from plants!).

    Where is it delivered? Ships to 95% of the continental US. Check availability by entering your zip code

    Prices: plans start at $6.99/item and can be tailored to weekly or monthly

    Check out the Acai + Cherry smoothie featured above. (I've had it and it's gooooood.)

    4. Martha & Marley Spoon lets you choose from 22 original Martha Stewart-approved meals each week you can execute in about 30 minutes. And that's a good thing. (Sorry.)

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    Meal types offered: low-carb, non-dairy, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan, meat and fish, under 30 minutes, family-friendly, and health and diet

    What does it include? Ships in a chilled delivery box with labeled ingredients and recipe cards.

    Where is it delivered? Most of the continental U.S. Check availability by entering your zip code

    Prices: $8.99 shipping plus $10.25/serving for two servings for two meals, $8.99/serving for two servings for three meals, or $8.49/serving for two servings for four meals; $8.49/serving for four servings for two meals, $7.49/serving for four servings for three meals, or $6.99/serving for four servings for four meals

    Menus rotate weekly but you can check out similar items to the shown one-skillet dish with sweet butternut squash, pillowy gnocchi, melted mozzarella, and nutty Parmesan in the menu here.

    5. Blue Apron is definitely one you've heard of thanks to its mouthwatering recipes showing up in your Insta feed and its years around the meal-kit block. Also it now has a market of kitchen tools and wines. WINES, PEOPLE!

    @blueapron / Via instagram.com

    Meal types offered: meat, fish, Beyond Meat, Weight Watchers-approved, and diabetes-friendly

    What does it include? Ingredients are sourced from hundreds of family-run farms. Measured ingredients you need (including spics) come in your delivery. Check out info on recycling the delivery packaging here.

    Where is it delivered? All locations in the continental US.

    Prices: free shipping for all plans except for two servings and two meals per week (which costs $7.99 shipping; $9.99/serving for two servings and two or three meals a week; for four servings and priced per serving, $8.99/two meals a week, $7.99/three meals a week, $7.49/four meals a week; for non-meat options it's $9.99/serving for two or three meals a week

    You can also get: wine

    Check out current menu selections here.

    6. Freshly sells pre-cooked meals that are ready to go in the microwave. If you're super busy but want to eat something that doesn't *taste* like a microwave meal, this is an excellent bet.

    @getfreshly / Via instagram.com

    I've tried these myself (they really don't taste like microwave meals!) and my coworker Mallory Mower SWEARS by them. Plus I'm sure one of my neighbors lives off of them judging by the weekly box sitting in our apartment building lobby.

    Meal types offered: feel-better food, home bistro, market day meals, one-bowl nourishers, takeout twists, and whole comfort

    What does it include? One meal with one serving in a microwave-ready tray. Keep 'em in the fridge 'til you're ready to eat! It completely cuts out the meal prep work.

    Where is it delivered? Areas within the continental U.S. Check availability by entering your zip code

    Prices: $11.50/meal for four meals a week, $8.99/meal for six meals a week, $8.99/meal for nine meals a week, or $7.99/meal for twelve meals a week

    Check out the Olé Chicken and Smoky Chile Sauce feature above and current menu selections here.

    7. Purple Carrot features plant-based meals that'll make your meatless meals more appetizing than your go-to pasta dish whether you're full-on vegan or skip the meat every once in a while (like me!). I've tried it and, TBH, forgot I was eating from a vegan meal plan!

    @purplecarrotxo / Via instagram.com

    Meal types offered: high protein, gluten-free, and chef's choice (aka, gourmet)

    What does it include? Shipments include all the labeled ingredients you need to make your meal (except for vegetable and olive oil, salt, pepper, and non-dairy milk) in an insulated box with non-toxic ice packs and mostly recyclable packaging.

    Where is it delivered? The continental US. Check availability by entering your zip code. Depending on your location, your weekly delivery will arrive on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

    Prices: free shipping and $11.99/serving for two servings and three or four dinners per week; $9.99/serving for four servings and two or three dinners a week

    Check out the Gochujang Veggie Bowls featured above.

    8. HelloFresh has lots and lots of stellar reviews on the internet (and as you and I both know, people do NOT hold back on the internet), and the level of satisfaction likely has to do with each recipe undergoing 45 test runs before it's shipped to customers.

    @hellofresh / Via instagram.com

    Meal types offered: meat and veggies, veggies, family-friendly, and low-calorie

    What does it include? Easy-to-read recipes, farm-sourced ingredients, and labeled ingredients you can put straight in the fridge 'til you're ready to cook.

    Where is it delivered? The continental US. Check availability by entering your zip code

    Prices: $7.99 shipping plus $8.99/serving for two servings three or four meals a week, or $8.99/serving for four servings for two or three meals per week

    9. Sun Basket runs the gamut when it comes to meals tailored to your dietary needs and preferences. *And* there's a 100% money-back guarantee within seven days of receiving your order!

    @sunbasket / Via instagram.com

    Meal types offered: Paleo, carb-conscious, gluten-free, lean and clean, diabetes-friendly, chef's choice (aka, gourmet), vegetarian, pescatarian, Mediterranean, and quick and easy

    What does it include? Measured and labeled organic ingredients (unless otherwise noted in a delivery) in in recyclable and compostable packaging.

    Where is it delivered? The continental US, excluding some zip codes in Montana, North Dakota, and New Mexico

    Prices: $12.99/serving for two or four servings for two meals a week, $11.99/serving for two or four servings for three meals a week, or $10.99/serving for two or four servings for four meals a week

    You can also get: pre-pepped (all the cutting/slicing done for your) and oven-ready (everything prepped and in a container, ready to put in the oven), breakfast, and snacks

    Check out the "Ants Climbing a Tree" Sichuan glass–noodle stir-fry show above and current menu items here.

    10. Dinnerly fits into a variety of budgets without requiring you to tackle a whole bunch of chopping and slicing (the secret to achieving both is recipes with fewer ingredients).

    @dinnerly / Via instagram.com

    Meal types offered: some vegetarian options

    What does it include? Fewer ingredients for each meal (approximately six) and no recipe card (you get digital ones!) in an insulated box with ice packs.

    Where is it delivered? Most of the contiguous US.

    Prices: $8.99 shipping plus $4.99/serving for two servings twice a week, $4.89/serving for two servings three times a week, $4.79/serving for two servings for four times a week; $4.99/serving for four servings three times a week, $4.69/serving for four servings four times a week, $4.49/serving for four servings five times a week

    Get similar recipes to these stuffed peppers with ground turkey and rice on the menu here.

    11. Gobble promises to help you make your meals in a mere 15 minutes in one pan, which is welcome news for anyone who's short on patience and hates washing dishes. Plus, there's a plan built just for meal-prepping lunches!

    @gobbleinc / Via instagram.com

    Meal types offered: lean and clean, kid-friendly, vegetarian, 600 calories or less, and quick and easy

    What does it include? Prepped ingredients (think chopping, peeling, and marinating ingredients) arrive done for you, so you can whip up that meal quickly.

    Where is it delivered? The continental US, except Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

    Prices: Gobble Lunch Box plan for $6.99 shipping plus $7.98+/serving, Classic Dinner Plan for $6.99 shipping plus $11.99/serving, or Lean and Clean Dinner Plan for $6.99 shipping plus $11.99/serving

    Check out recipes like the Cajun Shrimp and Andouille Jambalaya shown above here.

    12. Splendid Spoon offers up plant-based smoothies, soups, and bowls that are ready to eat. They're even appetizing enough to lure in the most avid beef eaters!

    http://@splendid.spoon / Via instagram.com

    Meal types offered: everything is plant-based, and gluten- and GMO-free; smoothies for breakfast, and soups and bowls for lunch and dinner

    What does it include? Pre-made smoothies ready to drink, and bowls and soups you can heat if you'd like.

    Where is it delivered? The continental U.S.

    Prices: Lunch plan for $13/meal with five weekly bowls; Breakfast + Lunch + Reset plan for $9/meal with five smoothies, five bowls, and one full-day reset (smoothie, bowl, and soup) weekly; Breakfast + Lunch plan for $9.50/meal with five smoothies and five bowls weekly.

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