When you think about meal delivery services, you probably don’t imagine a well-balanced meal. Chances are, you probably think about fast food that does nothing but makes you fatter and shortens your lifespan. However, the meal delivery industry went through a revolution of sorts…

This particular industry is, in fact, one of the fastest growing in the United States. According to Packaged Facts, nearly 1 in 5 US consumers now use meal delivery services at least once a month.

And things are only going to get better for the industry. Researchers project that the meal delivery services industry will grow around 12% yearly over the course of the next 5 years.

But the industry is not only still growing – it’s still evolving as well. Today, there are numerous healthy takeout services that will not only help you keep your health at an optimum, but also keep your taste buds satisfied. Today, we’re going to go through 7 of these services that are well worth your money.

1. Sun Basket

Who is it for?

As this Sun Basket review points out, this service is perfect for both vegans and vegetarians who want to plan their meals. They also offer paleo, diabetes, and gluten-free menus. And if that’s not enough, you should also know that all of their ingredients are 100% organic.

How does it Work?

You basically pay for your meals based on the quantity of food you’re ordering. The basic box includes three meals for two people. There are different subscription plans, but all of them function the same: Sun Basket delivers new groceries and recipes every week at your front door.

2. Hello Fresh

Who is it for?

While most of the services on the list include recipes, Hello Fresh is perfect for people who don’t know much about cooking, but want to improve their skills. Their recipes are pretty easy to follow, and their Dinner-to-Lunch pack allows you to prepare two different meals with the same ingredients. This is pretty handy for people who don’t have enough time to prepare meals on a few different occasion s.

How does it Work?

Every week, users can pick 1 of 10 different recipes Hello Fresh offers. The food packs in either 2- or 4-person servings. You have both vegetarian and meat options and some of the fan-favorite meals include pork tenderloin with cauliflower mash, zucchini pizza, and chorizo beef chilly.

3. Blue Apron

Who is it for?

If you ever looked into meal delivery, chances are, you’ve heard about this service. Blue Apron is one of the oldest players in the game and to this day, there is considered one of the best. They offer a wide variety of meal options and serve more than 8 million customers worldwide. That means, the service is great for both average consumers and people with specific tastes.

How does it Work?

Every ingredient Blue Apron sends is pre-measured, sliced, and properly packed before sending. This ensures that the ingredients will stay fresh for a long time. Their meal-preparation instructions are also highly detailed and include step-by-step guides that make the cooking process far easier. The only downside to Blue Apron is that their meals take longer to prepare than others on the list.

4. Pete’s Paleo

Who is it for?

Athletes have different nutritional needs than the rest of us. If you’re into CrossFit or weight training, Pete’s Paleo should be your choice. All of their meals are protein-rich, so they can work as both pre- and post-workout meals. Some of the more popular meals include mango chicken with sautéed greens and adobo-braised ribs with mash-potatoes.

How does it Work?

All of the meals are prepared in Pete’s Paleo San Francisco kitchen. They come fully prepared in small zip-lock bags that keep the freshness of the food. And with this service, you don’t have to worry about preparing your food: just put the pack in the oven or the microwave for a few minutes, and voila, you have a nutrient-filled meal that will re-energize you for your next workout.

5.      Sakara Life

Who is it for?

For those of you who like to have Instagram-ready meals, you should look into Sakara Life. While the service was originally only available in the NY area, they’ve expanded their reach throughout the States. After all, the entire country is filled with people who like to have their social media profiles filled with fancy-looking meals.

How does it Work?

Nonetheless, Sakara Life’s offering is not only good to look at – it’s also pretty damn tasty. They offer everything from plant-based menus to superfood meals like protein bagels, vegetarian sandwiches, and seasonal salads. We should just point out that this service is a bit pricier than others here – their basic five-day pack starts at $99 per person/day.

6.      Green Chef

Who is it for?

And here is something for all of the organic food lovers out there. Green Chef is actually the first-ever USDA-certified meal delivery service in the country. That means, if you’re looking for a way to eliminate hours of cooking from your schedule and still eliminate GMO-filled food from your diet, you’ve found your meal service.

How does it Work?

Green Chef offers two-person plans, which works great for young environment-conscious couples. All of the ingredients come in eco-friendly packages and they are clearly color-coded and labeled for better organization. While this is not a huge benefit or anything, we should point out that the packages the food comes in look like small fridges, which ups the cuteness factor to the max.

7.      PeachDish

Who is it for?

Last but definitely not least, we have a meal delivery service that caters to one of the biggest demographics out there: comfort-food lovers. They offer healthier versions of classic Dixie dishes. So if you ever find yourself craving some indulgence, you should contact PeachDish and order some food.

How does it Work?

Some of their most popular offerings include sausage gumbo, flourless chocolate cakes, and Cajun-style chicken. All of the meals come in old-timey-looking bags, which only adds to the Down South charm the service provides its customers with.

Improve Your Health with Planned Meals

Whether you’re trying to lose some extra pounds or you’re looking for a way to make some health-conscious changes in your life, takeout meals can actually help you.

Yeah, we’re living in the future folks.

Although there’s nothing wrong with eating some junk food from time to time, if you really want to improve your health, you need to make sure to treat your body to a good dose of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients every single.

And this doesn’t mean that your new diet has to be a chore.

All of the services we listed above deliver tasty meals that are easy to put together. With so many services out there, it’s practically impossible not to find a service that will satisfy your needs.

We hope you enjoyed our article and that you found it helpful. As always, if you have anything ask to make sure to leave a comment in the comment section below.



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