December 6, 2022


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The Best Healthy Meal Delivery Services in 2021

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Just because you’re stuck inside these days doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. But coming up with healthy meal ideas daily—and actually having the ingredients you need—can be a challenge. That’s where the best healthy meal delivery services come in. There are so many options out there right now that can you pick one that meets pretty much any dietary need. There are meal delivery services designed for overall healthy eating, as well as ones created for people following diets that are gluten-free, all organic, Paleo and vegan.

There’s also variety with the meal delivery services themselves. Some offer meal kits with recipes and ingredients that are already portioned out; others will send you meals that are already created. Some feature everything you need to make smoothies at home. Not sure where to start? Check these healthy meal delivery services.

Snap Kitchen

Snap Kitchen sends you ready-to-eat meals that are healthy and delicious. You can take your pick from breakfasts, lunches, dinners, salads, soups, snacks and sweets. Menu options change regularly, and availability of certain meals is based on your zip code.

Meals can be personalized to fit your dietary needs. And each meal comes pre-portioned in microwave- and oven-safe containers, so there’s no need to dirty up dishes. Plan options include your choice of six meals for $70 a week and 12 meals for $115 a week.

Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest started with ready-to-blend smoothies and has since expanded to plant-based soups, flatbreads, desserts and all manner of bowls (oat bowls, chia bowls and harvest bowls). Everything is made with fruit and vegetables, so it’s all vegan and gluten-free, and some items are keto-friendly and paleo compliant. The idea here is super healthy food that actually tastes good, comes together quickly and travels easily.

Prices range from $6 to $9 per item with a minimum order of six items, but if you buy more, you save more ($5 off nine items, $10 off 12, $20 off 24). Deliveries can be scheduled weekly or monthly, and there’s no penalty for skipping a delivery or pausing your plan all together. To save even more, use code WELCOME20 for $20 off your first order.

Blue Apron

Blue Apron, a meal kit delivery service, offers an ever-changing menu of meat, fish, plant-based alternatives, low-carb, WW-approved and other health-conscious options. All ingredients are sourced responsibly and packed according to the highest safety standards.

Blue Apron offers three meal plan options—Signature, Vegetarian and Wellness—and you can choose two to four recipes per week (each recipe serves two people). Most recipes take around 30 minutes to prepare and prices start at $7.49 per serving and go up to $9.99 per serving, depending on which option you choose.

Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot is a plant-based meal kit delivery service that offers vegetarian and/or vegan breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. You can choose from different types of plans, like High-Protein, Gluten-Free and Chef’s Choice, and two to four meals per week. Some recipes take only 15 minutes from kit to table, and others require closer to 50 minutes of your time. Prices start at $9.99 per serving and go up to $11.99 per serving, depending which meal plan you choose.


Factor_ sends fully prepped meals your way. All you have to do is heat them up in the microwave or oven. Menus are updated each week with nutritious—and equally delicious—meals. You can pick and choose your favorites each week, or let Factor_ put together your weekly shipment based on your preferences and prior meal history. Prices range from $60 for four meals a week to $198 for 18 meals a week.


Freshly sends you fully-cooked, healthy meals that you can heat up in two minutes. You choose your lunch and/or dinner from the company’s weekly menu offerings, and it’s delivered on the day of your choosing. There are four meal plans—Crafted Classics, Signature Collection, Takeout Twists and FreshlyFit, which features low-carb and keto-friendly options. Freshly service will cost you anywhere from $46 a week for four meals to $96 a week for 12 meals.

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Hungryroot takes a slightly different spin on meal delivery services. The company lets you choose how much food you want to receive, with plans starting at $59. You can shop by recipe or grocery aisle (or a little of both) to build your weekly deliveries. A wide range of specialty diets are accommodated, including vegan, gluten-free, keto and Paleo with a selection broad enough to work for a household of different eating styles.

Right now, Hungryroot is offering 40% off your first delivery of $99 or more, plus a free gift for life—you’ll receive this item for free in every delivery, even if you skip a week or pause your subscription.

Provenance Meals

Most of the meal plans from Brooklyn-based Provenance Meals are only available in the greater NYC area (specifically, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Long Island, parts of Westchester County in New York and parts of Fairfield County in Connecticut). However, its Feel Good Fix program ships nationwide and is designed as a respite from three of the most common triggers of inflammation: gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.

The program includes dairy-free shakes for breakfast, ready-to-eat meals for lunch and dinner, chia beverages and an herbal detox tea. It’s a sample size of the company’s popular Provenance Detox (available in the greater NYC area), which runs a bit longer, five or seven days.

Sakara Life

Sakara Life sends users 1oo% plant-based, organic, ready-to-eat meals. The company offers a few tiers of meal programs including its Signature Program, Detox and Total Body Reset. Sakara’s meals come from a set menu that rotates weekly and seasonally. It also operates a “Clean Boutique,” with its own line of supplements, snacks and teas.

Splendid Spoon

Splendid Spoon offers plant-based smoothies, soups, grain bowls and noodle dishes that require little or no prep time, just heat and eat (except for the smoothies, obviously). Plans start at $65 per week for one meal per day, $95 for two meals and $185 for three meals plus a one-day soup reset. Get $60 off across your first three boxes when you order from


Sunbasket serves up organic, non-GMO and sustainable meals that can meet the dietary needs of vegetarians, as well as those who are gluten-free or on a Paleo diet. You can choose from meal kits or prepped meals that take only minutes to heat up. The menu changes weekly and each meal is categorized with designations like gluten-free, carb-conscious, dairy-free and/or vegan. The brand offers up different plan options, but meal kits start at $10.99 per serving and prepared meals start at $8.99 per serving.


Thistle delivers ready-to-eat, fully prepared meals, snacks and juices that are gluten- and dairy-free. Meals are vegan by default, but there is the option to add meat for an additional cost. Dishes include tofu scrambles, cauliflower couscous salad, lemony herbed pasta with roasted squash, and snacks like a mango coconut oat bar and a mezze platter. It’s easy to preview upcoming meals and remove dishes you’re not interested in or double up on favorites. Plans start at $42.


Cooking for kids can be a challenge, and that’s where Yumble comes in. The meal delivery service is specifically geared toward kids (who are notoriously picky eaters) and serves up a range of fun, healthy meals that are fully cooked and ready to heat. Dishes include things like savory meatballs and veggies, pizza pockets with broccoli parmesan and gluten-free mac ‘n’ cheese and veggie-packed nuggets. Prices range from $48 for six meals a week to $72 for 12 meals a week.


Veestro’s meals are 100% plant-based, organic and preservative-free. The meals arrive frozen—all you have to do is heat them up, and you’re good to go. You can schedule a one-time delivery from an à la carte menu or set up a recurring subscription (you’ll save 10% on the total cost if you do). Veestro also offers a specialized weight loss plan that includes 15 or 21 meals per week. Each day’s worth of meals provides 1,200 calories. Meals start at $9.90 per serving and go up to $11.70 per meal.

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