A meal delivery service?


img_1449Blue apron

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Putting a healthy dinner on the table for yourself or your family can be a real challenge at the end of a busy day. That’s why so many delivery and meal prep services have sprung up, each offering something unique to consumers. I sampled meals from some of the most popular companies and drilled down what you can expect from each one.

Blue Apron
Meals arrive: Prepped and ready to cook; some chopping is required.
Best for: Busy couples or families who might turn to takeout for meals instead. Great for folks who love variety.


Nutrition info: Calorie information is provided; meals are 500-700 calories per serving.
Vegetarian option: Yes
What it costs per meal: $9.99 for the 2 person plan and $8.74 for the family plan
On the menu: Steak Fajitas with Guacamole & Roasted Zucchini Rounds from the family plan (about 595 calories per serving)
Locations: Full coverage in California, Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia

Plated
Meals arrive: Prepped and ready to cook; some chopping is required.
Best for: Busy urban couples looking to expand their repertoire and experiment with new ingredients. Focus on seasonal produce and meat raised without antibiotics. You can see the recipes online and choose them based on difficulty (easy, medium, difficult).
Nutrition info: Full nutrition info for each recipe is listed under the FAQ section. While some options are high in fat and sodium (see below), others are healthier and recipes are in the 450-850 calories per serving range. Nine new recipes are offered each week including three vegetarian options and one dairy-free option, so there’s something for everyone.
Vegetarian option: Yes
What it costs per meal: $12
On the menu: Pad See Ew with Pork and Sweet Peppers (730 calories, 41g fat, 12g sat fat, 4490mg sodium, 5g fiber, 35g protein)
Locations: The lower 48 states

 

 

 

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