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A large cardboard box that reads, “Food Delivery” sitting on a kitchen counter.



We all want to cook healthy meals, but it’s hard to find the time to make that happen consistently. As such, more and more people are turning to meal kit delivery services, which provide customers with healthy recipes and all the ingredients you will need in one box – simple, delicious, and nutritious.

Now the only problem is choosing the right one! Here are some of our favorites and why they’re worth trying.


Sunbasket is widely recognized as a high-end favorite. It offers a huge variety of nutrient-dense meals and organic ingredients. Their two difficulty level options are “easy” and “easier” – and you can’t go wrong with that! The “easy” meals are the traditional kits customers assemble. Their “easier” meals are pre-made and can usually be cooked in less than 15 minutes for those nights when you just can’t face the stove. At approximately $8.99 per serving, this is a worthy use of your monthly food budget.

Blue Apron

One of the first meal kit delivery services, you will probably recognize their name. Blue Apron remains one of the most popular meal kit options thanks to their extensive menu and their efforts to include unusual ingredients with the intention of educating customers about food, culinary traditions, and nutrition. They also use recyclable ice packs and packaging, thanks to their commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly business practices.

Hello Fresh

Though one of the more expensive services, Hello Fresh offers larger portion sizes than most other meal kit companies. Part of the reason for this is that they provide options for customers to use for one night’s dinner and then “re-package” it as a to-go lunch the next day. They also allow customers to tag meals according to their allergies and dietary restrictions to make it easier to navigate their menu options.

Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot focuses solely on plant-based meals and is ideal for those of you who are vegan or vegetarian. They include extensive tips on vegan cooking and always incorporate interesting ingredients like cashew cheese, that will ensure you never miss the real thing. They also offer pre-made options for those nights when you don’t want to cook.

For more tips on creating a happy home life here this spring, be sure to follow the Olympus Auburn Lakes blog.