I recently shared a blog post that was a deep dive into my healthy meal planning strategy. I shared how I plan my week, the tools I use to streamline the process + so much more.
And while I know that some woman will find that guide extremely helpful, I also know that not every woman is in a position to put that much time or energy into her meal planning process.
You see, I get it…
…I know that not every woman enjoys spending time in the kitchen (no matter how simple the meal prep process is).
…I understand that not every woman has the extra time to craft a healthy menu each week.
And I get that, for some women, time spent cooking is just not a ‘high priority’ in their life (they’d much rather spend their time elsewhere- and that’s great!).
But whether you love cooking or hate it, whether you have time to plan a weekly menu or you’re feeling pulled in too many directions- here’s the thing:
We all gotta eat.
And that’s why today, I’m sharing my absolute favorite affordable healthy meal options for when life gets busy.
Let’s be real:
Choosing to eat nutritious + healthy food isn’t just something you do when you’re trying to lose weight. Being intentional with what you feed your body is what allows you to show up as your best in this world.
It’s what allows you to feel great, to have energy, and keep your health in check so that you don’t get run down.
Whatever your current situation is, know this:
> Healthy meal planning doesn’t have to fall to the bottom of your to-do list.
> Sitting down to a healthy meal doesn’t have to be a luxury reserved for when you’re schedule is clear.
> And you don’t have to settle for greasy fast-food night after night- just because it’s convenient.
You CAN enjoy done-for-you healthy meal options- and the best part, it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.
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Now more than ever, it’s easier to enjoy home-cooked, healthy meals without a lot of work.
You see, meal delivery services are more popular than ever, and they are a saving grace for those of us who are either too busy to prepare dinner or who are just not confident with our cooking skills.
From meal kits (complete with recipes and pre-portioned ingredients) to prepared meals and smoothie packs, you can quite literally have anything delivered to your doorstep these days.
And the best part?
With so many options to choose from, there’s surely one that will fit your needs.
If you’re new to the meal delivery scene, you’re going to want to keep reading, my friend because I’m sharing my Top 3 Favorite Healthy Meal Delivery Services below:
1. Clean Eatz:
Perfect for: the time-crunched woman that still wants to eat healthy.
The details: Sometimes you just need a done-for-you meal that you can warm up (but one that’s a little more nutritious than the typical tv-styled dinners you find in the freezer section of your local grocery store). At Clean Eatz, all of their meals are under 500 calories and are intended to help you portion-control with a healthy balance of fats, carbohydrates, and protein.
Clean Eatz is perfect for those days when you’re too busy to set the table (let alone cook!). Your meals arrive at your door fully cooked, so that all you have to do is reheat.
Choose from breakfast, lunch or dinner options. You can even select from their Keto or Gluten-Free menu so that you easily stay on track with your health + fitness goals.
Need more than a single portion?
Clean Eatz also offers ‘Shareable Meals’- they are larger sized portions intended to serve as an entree for dinner. These meals pair perfectly with a fresh salad + will feed your entire family without much work on your part.
Cost: Meal plans start at just $39.95 (for 5 meals). Plus FREE SHIPPING! Buy more, save more: purchase 30 meals at a time and the price per serving is less than $6!
Personally, I love buying the 30-meal box and storing everything in my freezer until I need it.
It’s worth mentioning that there are no contracts with Clean Eatz. Simply order when you need to without worrying about recurring subscriptions.
Perfect for: the woman who wants uncomplicated, healthy meals at home.
The details: HelloFresh is a delivery service that you can easily customize to fit your needs. Choose which recipes you want to see in your HelloFresh box and all the ingredients arrive at your doorstep with an easy-to-follow recipe card.
The recipes are straightforward, simple, and honestly, hard to mess up (so don’t be intimidated if you’re cooking skills aren’t up to par!).
The great thing about HelloFresh is that their on-staff registered dietician evaluates every meal before it appears on the menu to make sure it’s balanced and healthy.
I often choose from the ‘Calorie Smart’ menu options- the meals are light on calorie yet still big on flavor. It’s the ultimate win-win.
Cost: Boxes start at $54 for (3) two-serving meals. Expect to pay about $9 per serving- with the price per serving decreasing when you buy more.
Try it: https://www.hellofresh.com
Perfect for: the woman who’s always on the go.
The details: Unlike traditional meal kits, the focus of this one is on smoothies, soups, lattes, and anything that can fit into a cup and easily be frozen. Each meal comes fully prepared in a cup that often only requires you to add water and heat it up!
It’s like that raman you used to eat in college- only fancier (and way more nutritious!).
With Daily Harvest you choose how many cups you want to receive (9 to 26) and how often (weekly, monthly)- take your pick from over 50 uniquely nourishing, chef-crafted options for any time of day.
Cost: Similar to the other meal delivery services, buying in larger quantities is the best way to save money. Cups range from $6.99 per serving to $7.75 depending on the size of box you select.
Try it: https://www.daily-harvest.com/
Life doesn’t always go as planned, but the good news is that even when you’re feeling overwhelmed, the last thing you have to sacrifice is your nutrition.
With so many meal delivery services available today, it’s never been easier to get a healthy dinner on the table each night.
And with companies focused on bringing you flavorful, nutrient-dense meal options, sticking to your healthy eating habits doesn’t have to feel all that hard either.
I’d love it if you’d share your favorite meal delivery services in the comments below! What’s worked for you? What meals are you loving right now?!
Here to support YOU!
XO- Britney (ms.fit.farmer)
P.S. Looking for tips on how to simplify your healthy lifestyle?
It’s called the Start Living Healthy Challenge and in it, I walk you through the exact strategies you need to start bringing healthy habits into your life!
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