Meal prep is one of the best ways to ensure you have the time and energy to make healthy meals all week long. And meal prep kits are the best way to do meal prep without all the work. A new generation of services that send everything you need to make amazing, restaurant-quality meals at home take shopping and chopping off your to-do list. Think: Exciting and interesting meals, clear cut and easy to follow instructions, and all the ingredients you need in the perfect amounts, so there's no guesswork and no waste. (Not to mention no leaving the house or planning ahead.)
The field is growing, with specialty purveyors focusing on vegan foods, seasonal ingredients, and smoothies. We tried a dozen of the best meal delivery services out there and we gotta say, they made us feel like bonafide healthy chefs. Here's what we learned:
Why It Rocks: Meals from Terra's Kitchen are delivered to you in the Vessel, an insulated container, similar to a mini-fridge, without the electricity. Simply pull everything out and send the Vessel back. Easy and space saving, with less waste. Oh, and did we mention that all the ingredients are prechopped and many recipes take just 15 minutes to throw together?
Try It: TerrasKitchen.com; $4–$18 per serving; in 36 states