Meal Delivery Kit Reviews

If you sometimes have trouble coming up with quick-to-fix and varied meals night after night, check out these meal delivery kit reviews. The prices vary a bit and you may have to weigh convenience and ease over cost, but for busy lives, meal kits offer time-savings and timely service, delivering all the fixin’s for dinner right to your front door.

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Home Chef

According to the website, Home Chef is number one in customer satisfaction. Choose from 11 new chef-designed recipes available each week with great flavors, high quality ingredients and restaurant-worthy results. With easy-to-follow recipe cards, each meal is $9.95 per serving (there is a lunch option sold at $7.99 per serving) with free delivery for orders over $40. Home Chef also offers fruit and smoothie add-ons for $4.95, and some special occasion meals. There’s a handy Recipe Categories page that includes lists of items “Without Nuts” or “Without Soy” or “Staff Picks.” A couple of this week’s menu choices include Garlic Piccata Salmon with tomato potatoes and Chicken with Poblano Cream Sauce and Pepita-Lime Butter Cauliflower.

Sun Basket

Sun Basket offers paleo, gluten-free and vegetarian, Mediterranean, and “lean and clean” recipes developed by former Slanted Door chef Justine Kelly. The variety of 18 different weekly recipes are flavorful and plant-based and will satisfy vegetarians and omnivores, both. The produce is organic, the meats and seafoods are responsibly-sourced and with Sun Basket, you can opt for either two ($11.99 each) or four servings $10.99 each) per recipe. Upcoming menu items include Fresh Penne with Italian Sausage, endive and peas and Sesame-crusted Tuna and Fresh Udon Salad with Basil.

Plated

Choose from a whopping 20 recipes a week that are delivered with ingredients precisely measured for the recipes you’ve selected. This meal kit offers large portions, great recipe variety and cook-time accuracy which makes it a top choice for families or those of us who like leftovers. Calorie counts are included with each meal, and there are two dessert options. The latest Plated recipes included Shiitake Mushroom Risotto, Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Mascarpone Grits and Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps. The cost options range from $9.95 to $11.95 per serving with options for two to four recipes per week, and two-to four servings per recipe.

HelloFresh

HelloFresh offers three plans: classic, vegetarian, and family-friendly with options that appeal to kids. All plans include complete nutritional information and the recipes are easy-to-follow and tasty. We tried this kit, too, and give it high marks for flavor. Choose between options to feed between two and four people most of which take 30 minutes or less to fix. Recipes coming up this week include Maple and Rosemary-Glazed Pork Cutlets and Beef Bulgogi Bowls with carrots, cucumber and Sriracha Cream over Jasmine Rice. There are usually additional “Gourmet” options like Lemon Dill Lobster Ravioli and Shrimp or Pan-Seared Sirloin with Mashed Sweet Potatoes for an an additional $5.99 per person. The cost starts at $60 per week for two people, three meals per week.

Healthier, Home-Cooking Convenience

According to Chowhound reviewer Kristin Cassidy, whether you want to cook healthier, cook more often, and/or lose weight, the solution can be meal kit delivery services.

Overall, she thinks Home Chef is great for those who want extra portions and Sun Basket is the kit to get you out of your food rut, while Blue Apron is best for gourmet chefs. Hello Fresh is likely the most crowd-pleasing option, and Green Chef may well be the best for those following a specific diet plan.

Cooking It Up in Colliers Hill

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