By Hannah Muehlberger
Everyone’s New Years Resolution is to be healthier, and that can be a different definition for different people. When it comes to food, people’s resolutions can also be diverse as well. Some people want to eat less, eat more, be more mindful when it comes to eating, find recipes that fit your busy schedule, and just have a better relationship with food. Luckily, in the time we live in now, meal subscription boxes are the hot new ways to spice up your meals. So what’s the easiest, least expensive, and most efficient way to crush your food goals for the New Year? Trying a meal or food subscription box! Below is a list of some of the best food subscription boxes that cater to any food-related resolutions for this New Year!
With over 50+ meal recipe kits to choose from, Hello Fresh offers freshly curated and chosen market items including vegetarian, kid-approved, and low-calorie meals. Hello Fresh features pre-measured ingredients and recipe cards for meals you can choose from that only take 30 minutes or less to make. With plans that are significantly cheaper than buying groceries, Hello Fresh makes it easy to keep a flexible subscription whether you wanna skip a week, change or add to your week’s subscription, or easy cancellation of your subscription at any time. Not only will you be able to stick to a routine with meal planning for dinners or lunches, but you will also feel so advanced in the kitchen with the easy recipes to choose from. Recipes can be classic with a twist like Pecan-Crusted Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce & Lemony Apple Salad, or rustic like Melty Monterey Jack Burgers with Onion Jam, Garlic Mayo & Crispy Potato Wedges. Each recipe comes with a flag that gives more information on whether or not the recipe will cater to the types of food plans, dietary restrictions, and lifestyle you may have. For example, Hello Fresh’s recipe of their Spicy Peruvian Chicken and Loaded Rice with Pickled Jalapeño & Creamy Salsa Verde is a calorie smart option, while their One-Pan Cheesy Beef Tortilla Melts with Green Bell Pepper & Spicy Cream Sauce is a recipe that has easy prep and easy cleanup. Right now, Hello Fresh is having their New Year’s Sale where if you order now you get 16 Free Meals+3 Surprise Gifts and Free Shipping.
For those who are more of a health nut, Daily Harvest might be more your style. With foods like fresh fruits, and vegetables, and no dairy or gluten, these meal kits come frozen, so you can enjoy them whenever you want. Options include ingredients to make smoothies, harvest bowls, soups, flatbreads, oat and chia bowls, and much more. Daily Harvest is designed to meet your every dietary need, sustainable, clean, ready in minutes, and just plain delicious. With every meal you can choose from, Daily Harvest tells you what the finished product will taste like so you know exactly what you are getting. So maybe that kale smoothie will actually taste like mint chocolate chip ice cream rather than leaves and twigs. Some of their most popular meals include their Butternut Squash and Rosemary soup, an Apple Cinnamon Oat Bowl, and Tomato Basil Flatbread. Plus, they even have ice creams, cookie doughs, and lattes that can be added to your order. Believe it or not, everything you can get is 100% healthy and just good, clean food. To get started, you just make an account, choose what meals you’d want and it will be delivered to you ASAP, then you can either pop it into the freezer and enjoy it whenever you want or make it right as the delivery person starts walking back down your driveway. Plans start at just $5.99 per item. Clean eating never tasted so good.
Though Hungryroot requires more effort, it is definitely not to be overlooked. By taking a quick quiz about your lifestyle, your food habits, and dietary needs, Hungryroot curates a grocery plan catered to you. The choice is then yours! You can either choose foods that Hungryroot suggests or you can choose from up to hundreds of healthy, top food products to include in your weekly subscription. Then the groceries will be delivered to you along with some chef-curated recipes that fit the foods you’ve chosen for your box that week. All of the recipes take up to 10 minutes or less to prepare, and it saves you from having to go out and grocery shop yourself. Hungryroot only exclusively offers healthy food products with whole, trusted ingredients. Not only will you feel good about the food you receive and eat from Hungryroot, but since everything they use down to the packaging and shipping material is sustainable, you feel good about the environment as well. With foods like Rainbow Baby Barrots, Sous-Vide Spinach Feta Egg Bites, and Grass-Fed Beef Meatballs, you will save up to $22 a week when using Hungryroot. Subscriptions start at just $65+ per order, your plan size is personalized based on how much food you’d like them to cover and you can update it anytime. Start your order now while they still have their New Year’s Sale of 30% off your delivery plus a free gift in each order!
Blue Apron lets you choose 3 different preferences for your meal kits. With the Signature preference, you can choose from a selection of meats, fish, Beyond MeatTM, WW™ recommended choices and other health-conscious pickings. Some recipes features in the Signature preference are delicious Pancetta & Beef Bolognese with Mushrooms & Spinach, and Pesto Chicken Pasta with Broccoli & Lemon Ricotta. If you are looking for something more focused on healthy options, you can choose the Wellness selection for your preferences. The Wellness preference will give you balanced, nutritionist-approved recipes designed for your holistic health, including carb-conscious and WW™ Approved options. Meals like One-Pan Spicy White Bean & Spinach Shakshuka with Tomatoes & Capers as well as Sambal-Glazed Salmon & Cilantro Rice with Marinated Carrots & Sesame Broccoli can be found in the Wellness section. If you are a vegetarian, or just want more veggies in your life, you can choose the Vegetarian preference and get meat-free meals that feature a variety of colorful and fresh produce. Recipes included in the Vegetarian selection are the Three Cheese Flatbread with Fennel and Hot Honey, or Tofu Katsu & Soy Mayo with Marinated Vegetables & Roasted Broccoli. Blue Apron is perfect for those who want to get back into cooking and enjoy eating again. However, if you want to enjoy these meals but don’t have much time to cook, Blue Apron has Heat and Eat meals you can order, like their Romesco Chicken Bowl with Quinoa & Kale, or Spicy Cavatappi & Beef Bolognese with Parmesan & Ricotta Cheese. Prices just start at $7.49 per serving, and if you order now you can get $140 off your first 5 boxes and get free shipping for the first box. The best thing about using Blue Apron is that when you get your meal kits, everything is perfectly portioned so you have no food waste. Get back to cooking today with Blue Apron.
If you are looking for a meal kit that will cover more than just dinner, Sunbasket is the choice for you. With a variety of choices that fit at least 10 diet options, Sunbasket delivers your meal kits and only gives you the freshest, organic, and clean ingredients to help build whatever meal you want. To start, you can first choose whether you’d prefer to be sent ready-made meals, or a meal kit, but don’t worry, you can still choose something outside of your preference when you’d like. Next, the quiz will ask if you follow any of the diets that they list, and how you usually prefer to eat, whether that be avoiding soy, dairy, poultry, or if you prefer eating high protein, low carb, and low sodium. Then you can choose the number of people you will be serving to, and how many meals you’d like per week. After that, you can choose which meals you would like to have for your first week. Some of the meals are ready in as little as 4 minutes, and with quick and convenient meals to choose from, you can put meal planning on autopilot for the week. Some of the tasty meals to choose from are Italian Sausages and Olive Tapenade with Sautéed Kale and Parsnip, Cornmeal Crust Hand Pie Huevos Rancheros, and even some ready-to-eat plain proteins. Each amount of meals you choose weekly can range from $6.82 to $8.24 in price. But if you order your first week now, you can get $90 off and free shipping!
So if you want to start off this New Year with less stress when it comes to planning, buying, making, and eating food, a meal or grocery subscription box may be right for you. Feel better about the way you eat, prepare, spend money on, and even think about food. Happy New Year Foodies!