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    Updated on Jun 28, 2020. Posted on Jun 24, 2020

    10 Easy Meal Kits It's Finally Time To Try

    Easy meal kits for every palate, including paleo, gluten-free, and keto, that are a breeze to make — we're not ~kitting~ you.

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    1. Sun Basket solves all the problems you had with previous meal kits. Each week's menu features 23 new recipes as well as dozens of ready-made options for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dessert. It also offers custom meal plans to fit any and every lifestyle, including Paleo, Pescatarian, and Quick & Easy.

    Sun Basket

    Why it's great: Sun Basket's custom meal plans are a winning option if you're tired of having to look through a new menu each week to pick out the vegetarian or low-carb options; this time, Sun Basket does the work for you!

    What else to know: In addition to offering a huge variety of meals, Sun Basket also sells ready-made options like egg bites, yogurt, oatmeal, granola, bars, spreads, juices, wellness shots, soups/bone broths, bowls, bread(!), cooked meat, fresh pasta and sauce, and more — and it arrives in recyclable, compostable packaging.

    Availability: Sun Basket currently ships to the lower 48 excluding some areas in Montana, New Mexico, and North Dakota.

    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

    Check out the Mushroom Stroganoff with Spinach and Peas (left) and Vietnamese Beef Salad with Zucchini Ribbons and Pickled Vegetables (right) featured above and current menu items here.

    2. Home Chef has your back when you want meals fast — and by fast we mean 15 minutes or less. They also offer ready-made meals in case you just don't have the time, energy, or inclination to cook.

    Home Chef

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    Why it's great: Home Chef's selection of recipes and ready-made meals changes weekly so your tastebuds can take a break from eating ramen five out of seven nights. It also offers custom meal plants like Ready in 15 (ingredients come pre-prepped so you can get dinner on the table in 15 minutes), Slow Cooker, and Entrée Salads so dinner is easy peasy lemon squeezy.

    What else to know: Menus change weekly so you're always in for a delicious treat. And it's easy to customize your recipes; substitute proteins if you don't like the meat in the picture, or double the protein if you know that one serving isn't enough.

    Availability: Home Chef currently ships to 98% of the US. Enter your zip code during sign-up and Home Chef will alert you if you are outside of its delivery range.

    Prices: $6.99+/serving (choose from two or four servings)

    Check out the Salmon with Brown-Butter Tomato Relish (left) and Acapulco Beef Burger (right) featured above and current menu selections here.

    3. Veestro makes it easy to get your veggies with its plant-based dishes that come fully cooked and just need to be warmed before serving.

    Veestro

    Why it's great: Veestro's pre-made meals come frozen so you can walk into your kitchen, warm them in the oven or microwave, and sit down to a hot meal in just five minutes. Plus, Veestro's meals stay good for 8–10 weeks in the freezer (or a week in the fridge), meaning you don't have to worry about food waste if you decide to cook something else or order takeout from your favorite local spot.

    What else to know: You can choose from gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, high-protein, low-calorie, kosher options. The packaging is also recyclable; the trays are 100% compostable and the pouches are 100% BPA-free plastic.

    Availability: Veestro currently ships to the lower 48 states.

    Prices: $9.90/meal; choose from 10, 20, or 30 meals from the A la Carte (you pick) or Chef's Choice (a collection of Veestro's most popular meals) plans. Veestro also offers a three-day or five-day Weight Loss plan (three meals per day totalling ~1,200 calories).

    Check out the Ultimate Veggie Wrap (left) and Baked Mac & Cheez (right) featured above and current menu selections here.

    4. Freshly is another service offering quick and easy microwave meals that look and taste like you spent an hour laboring in the kitchen.

    @freshly / Via instagram.com, @freshly / Via instagram.com

    Two coworkers have raved about Freshly; read their reviews here (#6) and here (#6).

    Why it's great: Freshly meals are ready in minutes and don't require any prep work. Its seasonal menu will keep your tastebuds from getting bored, and they also have fantastic year-round recipes so you can keep your fridge stocked with your fav meals.

    What else to know: There are a variety of meals to choose from, including dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free options. Freshly also includes nutrition facts for all its meals so you can select plates that are high-protein, low-sodium, etc. And! All Freshly meals are made without processed sugars or artificial ingredients.

    Availability: Freshly currently ships to the lower 48 states.

    Prices: $11.50/meal for four meals per week, $8.99/meal for six meals per week, $8.99/meal for nine meals per week, and $7.99/meal for 12 meals per week

    Check out the Swede-ish Meatballs (left) and Chicken Livorno (right) featured above and current menu selections here.

    5. Gobble sends you you pre-prepped ingredients so you don't end up with a sink of dirty measuring cups, pots, pans, and cutting boards.

    Gobble

    Why it's great: Fifteen minutes, folks! That's how long it takes to make each Gobble recipe. To save you time, Gobble's chefs par-cook the sauces, grains, pasta, and rice, as well as pre-slice the veggies and meats so you're in and out of the kitchen in a flash.

    What else to know: Gobble also offers a Lean & Clean Plan that's grain free, protein rich, and under 600 calories per serving.

    Availability: Gobble currently ships within the continental US excluding Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.

    Prices: $11.99/serving for the Classic Dinner Plan, Vegetarian Only Plan, and the Lean & Clean Plan (available in servings of two or four and three or four meals per week)

    Check out the Ribeye Steak French Dip Sandwich with Horseradish Cream & Parmesan Roasted Broccoli (left) and Plant-Based Meatballs with Tuscan Kale & Basil Pesto Spaghetti (right) featured above and current menu items here.

    6. Daily Harvest covers all the other meals you hate cooking for — breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dessert — but it tastes so good that you'll probably end up eating it for dinner too. Time to make some room in your freezer for all the delicious treats you're about to buy!

    Daily Harvest

    My coworkers have given Daily Harvest their stamp of approval; read their reviews here and here (#38).

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    Why it's great: Daily Harvest's offerings are flash frozen meaning the fruits and veggies are still at peak goodness (in terms of both nutrition *and* flavor) when they arrive at your door. With the smoothies and soups, you simply add water or your favorite milk or milk substitute and enjoy.

    What else to know: In addition to soups and smoothies, Daily Harvest offers harvest bowls, flatbreads, oat bowls, chia bowls, scoops (similar to ice cream), bites (bite-sized sweet snacks), and lattes. The packaging is also 100% compostable and recyclable!

    Availability: Daily Harvest currently ships to 95% percent of the continental US. Enter your zip code during sign-up and Daily Harvest will alert you if you are outside of its delivery range.

    Prices: $5.99+/item; you select how many items you want to receive weekly (9, 14, or 24 items) or monthly (24 items) and you can earn $10–$20 off depending on which quantity you choose

    Check out the Kale + Sweet Potato flatbread (left) and Mulberry + Dragon Fruit oat bowl (right) featured above and current menu selections here.

    7. Dinnerly satisfies your desire for quick, easy, fuss-free meals that don't cost a fortune. At less than $5 per serving, there's no reason to *not* give it a try.

    Dinnerly

    Why it's great: Dinnerly is a streamlined meal kit that offers digital recipe cards and meals made with fewer ingredients (read: less slicing and dicing for you). While the dishes require simple ingredients, the flavors you and your family will enjoy are deliciously complex.

    What else to know: There are multiple filters to help you find meals that best fit your lifestyle, including low carb, low calorie, kid friendly, vegetarian, no added gluten, dairy free, one pot meal, and under 30 minutes.

    Availability: Dinnerly currently ships to most of the contiguous US. Enter your zip code and Dinnerly will alert you if you are outside of its delivery range.

    Prices: $4.29/serving + $8.99 shipping (available in servings of two or four and three, four, five, or six meals per week)

    Check out the Turkey Gyro Meatball Sandwich with Garlic Yogurt Sauce (left) and Warm Sugar-Glazed Scones with Chocolate Chips (right) featured above and current menu items here.

    8. Every Plate ticks all the boxes: affordable, delicious, and so stinkin' easy. It's a fantastic option for home chefs who enjoy cooking but don't want to spend an hour or more in the kitchen each night making dinner.

    @everyplate / Via instagram.com, @everyplate / Via instagram.com

    Why it's great: Every Plate's recipes have only six — yes, six! — steps separating you from your package of pre-portioned ingredients and a mouthwatering homemade meal.

    What else to know: For less than $5 a serving, Every Plate's affordable meal options will make your wallet (and stomach) very happy. All meals take between 30 to 45 minutes to make.

    Availability: Every Plate currently ships to most of continental US. Enter your zip code during checkout and Every Plate will alert you if you are outside of its delivery range.

    Prices: $4.99/serving + $8.99 shipping (available in servings of two or four and three, four, or five meals per week)

    Check out the Easy Chicken Fajitas (left) and Chicken Sausage Orzotto (right) featured above and current menu selections here.

    9. Splendid Spoon delivers low-sugar, plant-based smoothies, soups, and bowls that are filling *and* delicious.

    Splendid Spoon

    Why it's great: Hate making breakfasts? Constantly working through lunch? Splendid Spoon's got your back with its ready-to-eat smoothies, soups, and grain bowls.

    What else to know: Splendid Spoon's concoctions are plant based, gluten free, gluten free, soy free, low sodium, free of added sugars, dairy free, and made from non-GMO ingredients.

    Availability: Splendid Spoon currently ships to the lower 48 states.

    Prices: $65/week for the Breakfast plan (five smoothies), $95/week for the Breakfast + Lunch plan (five smoothies and five grain bowls/soups), and $135/week for Breakfast + Lunch + Reset plan (five smoothies, five grain bowls/soups, and five light soups)

    Check out the Mango Guava Smoothie (left) and Brown Rice Taco Bowl (right) featured above and current menu items here.

    10. Mosaic specializes in fresh, flash-frozen plant-based meals that are seriously nutritious and seriously stunning. You'll feel like you're eating veggies fresh from the farm with every bite.

    Spicy Dan Dan Noodles, Red Curry Rice Noodles, and Creamy Cauliflower "Alfredo"
    Mosaic Foods / Via instagram.com

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    Why it's great: Mosaic is another brand offering flash frozen veggie-packed meals that'll save the day when your definition of "cooking" is pushing a few buttons on your microwave. The good news is these meals don't taste like they arrived on your doorstep frozen.

    What else to know: Noodle bowls, risottos, and veggie bowls are on the menu at Mosaic — and they're all made without preservatives or artificial ingredients. Wheat-free and dairy-free options are available, and almost all of Mosaic's meals are high in protein.

    Availability: Mosaic currently delivers within a one-day radius of its kitchen in New York's Hudson Valley. Major cities like New York, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and surrounding areas fall within that radius.

    Prices: $79.92 for an eight-meal box every two or four weeks

    Check out the (left to right) Spicy Dan Dan Noodles, Red Curry Rice Noodles, and Creamy Cauliflower "Alredo" featured above and current menu items here.

    You hitting a home run by trying any of these meal kits:

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