Today’s prepared meal delivery services offer healthful, convenient alternatives to those who don’t have the luxury of time to cook. Here are a few that stand out.

Sun Basket

Offering a variety of antibiotic- and hormone-free meals, Sun Basket boasts delivery of quick recipes designed for busy people. Meals are chef-crafted and dietitian-approved. Sun Basket also provides organic produce and is a USDA-certified organic handler. Members can sort meals by:

  • Calorie Count
  • Prep Timer
  • Dietary Preference
Featured meals by Sun Basket

Sample meals:

  • Chicken and Hummus Flatbread Tacos with Greek Kale Salad
  • Mediterranean Salmon with White Bean-Artichoke Salad
  • Pork Chops with Fig Agrodolce and Caraway Cabbage

For a family of 4 to order three meals per week, the total is roughly $132.00 and qualifies for free shipping. Sun Basket is currently offering up to $35.00 off your first order.

Home Chef

Home Chef’s customizable meal delivery service offers up to 26 weekly options and promises to deliver fresh, perfectly portioned meals to avoid waste. Meals can be selected by:

  • Carb and Calorie Conscious
  • Prep Time
  • Dietary Preference
Adventurous meals featured by Home Chef

Sample Meals:

  • Scallop Scampi with Creamy Parmesan Sauce
  • Sirloin Steak with Pesto Butter
  • Garlic-Parmesan Crusted Filet Mignon

Weekly selections come delivered with pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipe cards in an insulated box with ice packs. Meals start at $7.99/day.


Enabling you to choose the number of weekly meals and servings, Hello Fresh provides meal recommendations while allowing you to customize your plan with up to 20 recipes. The following preferences are available:

  • Meat & Veggies
  • Veggie
  • Family Friendly
  • Low Calorie
Featured recipes by HelloFresh

Sample Meals:

  • Lemon-thyme Pork
  • Honey Hot Chicken
  • Pork and Poblano Tacos

HelloFresh offers recipe variety and meals starting at $7.49. Four meals for four people each start at $60.00/week. Over 2500 easy-to-cook meals are also available on their website.


A weekly subscription service providing prepared meals ready in 3 minutes, Freshly delivers nationwide. Chefs and nutritionists prepare gluten-free meals, packed with protein, free from refined sugars, and all-natural ingredients. Meal categories include:

  • Freshly Faves
  • Rotating Specials
  • Seasonal Selection
Meals under ‘Freshly Faves’ category by Freshly

Sample Meals:

  • Cod Cakes
  • Homestyle Chicken
  • Sicilian-Style Chicken Parm

Freshly accommodates dietary restrictions and preferences. Selections start at $49.99 per week for four meals.

Amazon Fresh Meal Kits

Amazon can deliver one meal at a time, letting you choose the delivery date/time. In every meal kit are chef-designed, easy-to-follow recipes. Most of the prep done in advance comes in perfectly portioned ingredients. With Amazon Fresh Meal Kits, you can whip up your meal in about 30 minutes.

Meal kits for two by Amazon Fresh Meal Kits

Sample Meals:

  • Chicken Piccata w/Gemelli
  • Miso-Poached Pollack w/Ginger, Spinach & Mushroom Broth
  • Veggie Quinoa Bowl with Spiced Garbanzo Beans

At a minimum of $38.99/week, coupled with less packaging and insulation, Amazon is attractive. The hitch: you need An Amazon Prime and Fresh membership ($99/year and $14.99/year, respectively).

Whatever your preference and budget, there is sure to be a meal delivery service out there for you.

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