Life seems to get busier and busier every day, which can make it hard to plan and prepare healthy meals at home. The good news is that there are programs to make it easier for you! These programs can be split into two categories: meal planning services and meal delivery services.
Meal planning services provide you with recipes and grocery lists that fit your dietary preferences.
|Meal Planning Services|
|How It Works||Diet Options||Monthly Cost|
|Prep Dish||Each Friday you get your meal plan, grocery list and prep instructions. The meal plan involves one 2-3 hour prep session at the beginning of the week and an additional 5-20 minutes of preparation the day the dish is served.||Only paleo and gluten free recipes||$8.25 – 14|
|Fresh 20||Receive recipes and grocery lists for the week that only require 20 ingredients. Preparation of the recipes will take 1 hour, one time per week. Meals plans are posted every Friday.||Classic, gluten free, vegetarian, paleo, dairy free, kosher, for one||$6 – 18|
|Zipongo||View recipes that fit within your preferences/restrictions. Select recipes for the week and Zipongo will generate a grocery list for the recipes.||Can restrict: dairy, eggs, fish, gluten, peanuts, pork, poultry, red meat, shellfish, soy, and tree nuts||Free|
|The Six O’clock Scramble||Each week 5 recipes with organized grocery lists personalized to your diet preference. All recipes are designed to be made within 30 minutes||Vegetarian, gluten free, diabetic||$6 – 13|
Meal delivery services take things a step further, providing recipes and delivering the ingredients right to your door!
|Meal Delivery Services|
|Hello Fresh||Meals are selected by Hello Fresh, customized to your preferences, but you can change the recipes if you wish. Classic and Veggie boxes provide 3 meals for 2 people and the family box has 3 meals for 4 people.||Classic, Veggie, Family||Begin as low as $69 for classic boxes, $59 for veggie boxes and $105 for family boxes.|
|Chef’d||Offers breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. Most meals are available in 2 servings. Family friendly recipes are available to order with more servings. Each recipe is individually priced and can be chosen through a meal plan or individually.||Recipes: family friendly, gourmet, quick and easy, lighter options, vegetarian, gluten free, vegan
Meal Plans: Atkins, The New York Times Cooking, American Diabetes Association, Weight Watchers, Spoon University, Tone it up Fresh, Runner’s World
|$5 – 27 per
|Peach Dish||Each week you choose from at least 8 meal options and can order 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 servings. Recipes take 30 minutes or less to prepare.||Vegetarian, gluten-free||Servings start around $11|