Healthy Meal Delivery Services
Just like anything else that’s inherently good for you, staying the course on the path to meeting healthful eating goals is hard work—researching, shopping for, and actually cooking nutritiously sound, from-scratch meals on the daily isn’t a realistic ask for most. The game-changing brilliance of meal delivery programs is that they make putting delicious healthy food on the table as easy as ordering takeout. The ones below have healthy, organic, local, and diet-specific menus, with many offering detox-friendly options, too.
There’s a growing community of people in the Bay Area, LA, NYC, and Seattle (further expansions are in the works) who’ve come to rely on Munchery’s services for most, if not all, of their weekday meals. The ordering process is gloriously seamless but never boring as there are always a dozen or so dishes to choose from (everything from mushroom udon noodle soup to coconut mahi mahi) that change every few days. They hire seasoned chefs from the best local restaurants and give them free reign of Munchery's neighborhood kitchens to do what they do best. Each order is delivered fresh, never frozen, by vetted drivers and packed in oven-ready, recyclable containers, so all you have to do is heat, plate, and eat. Another brilliant perk: kid-sized portions of tacos, spaghetti and meatballs, sliders, and more.
This one is for anyone curious about clean eating but too busy/cooking-averse to do the goop detox from scratch. As gorgeous as the presentation may be, it’s what’s inside Sakara's pretty packaging that counts: expect to find three or five day’s worth of 100% clean, organic, nutritionally sound meals—water and detox tea included. A menu might read something like this: gluten-free bagel with cashew cream cheese for breakfast, mango veggie burger for lunch, and vegan chopped salad for dinner. The program was launched in NYC by ex-Wall Streeter Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, a former model, and has quickly expanded to offer deliveries across the country.
While it's not exactly a full-on meal delivery service, what Daily Harvest does—deliver pre-measured organic smoothie and/or soup ingredients and super-food add-ons that you store in the freezer until blend time—is just as useful to anyone looking to take their eating habits to a healthier place. And don’t let the freezer bit trip you up: fresh fruits, vegetables, and berries retain both their taste and nutritional value better when cryogenically frozen at their ripest point, which is exactly what these guys do best.
Freshology has been in the gourmet meal plan business for over a decade, making it the unofficial OG of "field-to-fork" meal delivery. As evidenced by the sheer scope of targeted programs on offer (weight management, prenatal, gluten-free, non-dairy, performance, the list goes on), they've used their time wisely. All that said, they've stayed true to their original model of preparing flavorful, healthful, hyper-personalized menus and delivering right to member's doorsteps at lightning speeds for optimal freshness.
22 Days Nutrition
We’ve been fans of Marco Borges and his 22-Day Revolution program from day one. What's special about these clean meals is that they are surprisingly filling considering it's all strictly plant-based—in fact, the program's main objective is to introduce the masses to the joys and health benefits of veganism. While you can receive your meals—which range from hearty breakfast bowls to flavorful curry dinners—on a daily or weekly basis, according to Borges, the most beneficial route is to take on the 22-Day Challenge (the number is based on the theory that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit).
The 75 in Factor 75 stems from the notion that "75% of your fitness comes from what you eat," which is why each and every dish on the rotating daily menu is designed (by certified nutritionists, no less) to fill you up and replenish vital nutrients bodies need to perform at their best. All dishes taste great and the standard for quality of ingredients borders on obsessive: everything is organic- and hormone-, gluten-, soy-, and GMO-free. Meal plans operate on an automatic renewal subscription system, though you can opt for an entire day's worth of meals, or just one or two.