Could a Meal Kit Service Be Right For Your Family?

If you’re the parent of young kids, you’re probably pretty busy. You also probably want to make sure that you’re setting them up with healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime. While we all know that home-cooked meals made from fresh ingredients are ideal, there are a lot of roadblocks that can get in the way of actually creating that delicious, home-cooked meal. Whether your challenge is time, knowledge of how to prepare specific foods, or worry about whether your little ones will like what you cook, a meal kit delivery service might just solve your problem!

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Meal kit services typically come with all of the ingredients for a meal pre-portioned and prepped along with a detailed recipe instruction card. Some kits even come with meals close to or fully prepared.

If you’re interested in creating fantastic, healthy meals without the hassle of planning, shopping, and prepping consider trying out one of the fantastic meal kit services below.

Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh delivers all the ingredients and instructions you need to create delicious meals that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy. Choose three meals a week for a family of four. Most meals take between 30 and 40 minutes to prepare and include classics like meatloaf, roasted chicken, and delicious tacos.

Sun Basket

Sun Basket delivers meals that meet a range of dietary restrictions. From delicious vegan options to delectable Paleo choices you can feel confident that your family is getting a nutritious meal when your order from Sun Basket.

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Yumble is a meal delivery services that is made just for kids! These ultra-packable lunches take the struggle out of making sure that everyone has what they need to stay focused and happy at school or make for a ready-in-seconds dinner. These meals are kid approved and will leave your little ones begging for more!

Fish People

If your family is a fan of seafood, you’re going to love Fish People’s Wildly Delicious Meal Kits. With these kits you’ll be in charge of the sides but the main dish will be totally prepped and ready to be cooked. These meal kits promise a great experience and even let you track where you fish was caught!

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Could a Meal Kit Service Be Right For Your Family?

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. She is writing a memoir on pregnancy, motherhood, and sisterhood and lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. ... More

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