Meal delivery kits are a huge food trend right now, and we don’t see them slowing down anytime soon! And we totally understand why- they arrive straight to your doorstep with all the ingredients needed to whip up a home cooked meal! But which ones have your health in mind? Lindsey Joe, a local Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, takes a look at 6 meal delivery kits with the healthiest options available today.
- Purple Carrot
Purple Carrot is solely a plant-based meal delivery kit service offering a fun way to enjoy more fruits and veggies in your life. I’ve heard these vegan meals are quite large and still just as satisfying with halved portions. (Pst! They also offer breakfast and lunch add-ons.)
PeachDish’s distribution center is in Atlanta, where 80% of our their farmers are located within 40 miles of, so you get to enjoy the tastes and flavors of the South! We love that this meal delivery kit company follows the USDA’s serving size recommendations to promote balanced meals. They also offer flexibility with ordering by allowing you to choose the number of serving sizes YOU want each week.
- Green Chef
With a variety of meal plans to suit your lifestyle, including “Heart Smart” and “Omnivore”, Green Chef prides itself on being a USDA certified organic meal delivery kit company. I also love their transparency with their ingredient list on their nutrition label so it’s not a guessing game.
- Terra’s Kitchen
Are you a 15-minute meal kind of person? Terra’s Kitchen is your answer with ingredients that come already prepped and ready to go! You might also love their climate controlled vessel that reduces on delivery kit packaging waste.
It’s no surprise to hear that as the largest meal delivery kit company, HelloFresh delivers nationwide. What I love about this option it that it is lower in sodium than its competitors (~500 mg or less). And with heart disease being the number one cause of death in Tennessee, we love any reason to eat more heart-healthy.
MEEL is a local meal delivery kit service from Nashville, TN that also offers “Farmstand Boxes”. MEEL kits are always organic, locally sources, freshly harvested, and sustainably packaged. This is a perfect fit for those want local farm fresh goodies, but may not have time to get to the farmer’s market.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lindsey is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from Nashville, TN. She graduated from the Dietetic Internship program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and prior to this, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a weight management expert, meal planning master, and TN Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nashville Media spokesperson. Lindsey is passionate about helping people ignite the healthy that makes them happy and you can follow all her food-filled adventures at @themealplanningmethod!