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Lots of us start a new year with every intention of improving our eating habits, focusing on nutrition and adopting new practices to ensure that we have healthier meals on the table at home. But some of us either don’t like to or don’t have time to cook every night. Enter the healthy meal kit, savior of good intentions! While we’re seriously bummed out about the announcement that Freshly is no more, happily there are lots of other options for getting tasty and healthy meals delivered straight to your door. Here are 15 of the best healthy meal delivery services that make eating well easier, including keto, paleo, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options.

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It’s a new year, and you know what that means. Time to put your best foot forward, and figure out the healthy, happy changes you want to make this year.

Of course, it can be difficult to keep your New Year’s resolutions. The plans we make in December can feel exhausting and laborious by the time we reach January 31st – or even January 2nd.

The best healthy eating meal delivery services to try right now.

And so, this seems like a good time to remind you that you don’t have to do it alone. If you’re trying to make some changes this year, you’re allowed to look for support. You’re allowed to make things easy. Or at least, easier.

For instance, if you want to start this year with a healthier diet, we recommend signing up for a meal kit plan. These kits are as easy as they are delicious, and they’ll make it possible for you to keep your New Year’s resolution all the way through to December – without thinking about it so much.

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Healthy meal kits to buy right now. Photo Credit: Envato Elements

As we all know, healthy eating has nothing to do with weight, and neither do these meal kits. Instead, they’re about giving your body the nutrients it needs so that you can feel good, 24/7. And there are plenty of options for keto, paleo, and vegan diets, so no matter what you’re looking for, you can find the plan that’s right for you.

If you’re hitting the reset button this month, here are 15 of the best healthy meal delivery services that make eating well easier, including keto, paleo, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options.

15 Best Meal Delivery Services for Healthy Eating

1. Sunbasket

Sunbasket could not be simpler or more delicious. There are more meals available than you could ever hope to try, including ones that are paleo, vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten-free, and diabetes-friendly – and yes, they are all made sustainably, and with only the best ingredients. Sign up online, and select your four (or more!) meals for the week; and feel free to skip weeks when you have too much going on. You can even choose between meals that are ready-to-eat, and ones that have a few easy cooking steps – whatever suits your lifestyle. Sift through the options to find the one that is the right level of speed and difficulty for you.  Order today, and tomorrow you could be eating Italian sausages with olive tapenade; King Salmon with chile-lime sauce and citrus-cabbage slaw; or French Quarter-style black angus steaks. Meals begin at $11.49 per serving.

2. The Good Kitchen

The Good Kitchen was started with a mission in mind – Amber wanted to make healthy, delicious meals accessible to everyone. And that’s exactly what she did. Meals from The Good Kitchen are delivered on your schedule, and you can trust that each and everyone is sourced ethically, responsibly, and sustainably. You can even look through their website to see which farms source the organic produce on your table. And all meals are seasonal, so you know that they will taste amazing. Choose the meal plan  that’s right for you (six meals for $89.98, eight for $117.60, ten for $143.33, or twelve for $163.80), and look through options that are keto, paleo, and whole 30-approved, as well as ones that vegetarian, gluten-free, and certified diabetic.

3. MacroBites

Based in Atlanta, MacroBites ships their ready-to-eat healthy meals nationwide. Order a la carte, or pick a pack of six ($80.99) or ten ($129.90) meals to begin your journey. Their fresh and delicious dinners are shipped directly to your door the day after ordering, and you will love their vegan choices, as well as their cage-free lemon chicken piccata, and their New Orleans strip steak – which is marinated for twelve hours in a bourbon glaze. And if you love what you eat? Order one of their marinade packs, and try your hand at making their recipes yourself. With a small business like this one, you can taste the care in every bite.

4. Snap Kitchen

Snap Kitchen makes dinner… a snap. Their food is always fresh – no frozen meals here! – and prepared by real chefs, and their flexible plans make it easy to hop on board. All their food is always gluten-free, as well as free of antibiotics, artificial sweeteners, preservatives and hormones. There are options for every meal of the day – from blueberry pancakes to beef bourguignon – and you can choose between six or twelve meals a week ($83.04 or $136.08).

5. 518 Kitchen

If you’re on a keto diet and you want a reliable meal service to send dinner straight to your door, look no further than 518 Kitchen. All meals will arrive ready to eat – all you need to do is reheat. On the menu? Bacon quiche, sesame chicken, chocolate cheesecake, and many more delicious dishes – eating keto has never sounded so good. If you’re trying keto for the first time, you may want to go with the week-o-keto bundle; $250, for a full week’s worth of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, baked goods, and desserts.

6. Provenance Meals

Provenance Meals specializes in meals that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. Packed with superfoods, every meal is nutrient-dense, and ready to supply your body with everything it needs to grow. No subscription is required, and meals arrive fresh and ready to eat – check here to see if they deliver to your area. Although orders are currently paused, they’ll resume in the New Year; and then we can all start a happy 2023 together!

7. Martha Stewart and Marley Spoon

The minute we heard Martha Stewart had a meal kit service, we rushed to try it out. And it’s as good as the hype! There are more than forty-five different meals to choose from each week – with keto-friendly, gluten-free and vegetarian options among them – and each one comes with an easy six-step recipe guide that you can follow without stress. You can receive anywhere between two ($12.99/per meal) and six ($9.49/per meal) meals each week, with portions for either two or four people. Feel free to skip weeks or change delivery dates whenever you need.

8. Hungryroot

Hungryroot is here to help you live a healthier life – and become a better cook. As well as offering an online grocery store of healthy foods, Hungryroot has a library of recipes for you to choose from. Select the ones you like, and the ingredients you need will show up at your door, along with an easy-to-follow recipe. You’ll have a healthy and delicious meal in no time. This is perfect for anyone who wants to brush up their culinary skills. And yes, there are of course recipes that support gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, peanut-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets. If you’re unsure of where to start, you can even take their quiz. Starting at $65 per delivery.

Best healthy meal delivery services, including keto, paleo, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free

Best healthy meal delivery services, including keto, paleo, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. Photo Credit: Envato Elements

9. Sakara

If you are looking for a more radical transformation, you may want to check out Sakara. They offer targeted programs for metabolism reset ($460 and up), gut health reboot ($595 and up), and even a fresh start cleanse ($460 and up).  These programs include more than meals – they also offer daily supplements, nutritional water drops, and everything else you need for long-lasting results.

10. Green Chef

Green Chef is here to make healthy-eating easier than ever before. There are keto, paleo, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals available, and you can choose between three and four meals a week, as well as customize serving size. You’ll prepare these recipes yourself, but everything is pre-measured for you, and comes with easy instructions. All ingredients are organic, and the even the packaging is eco-friendly! Green Chef is a favorite in the meal kit universe. From $80/week to $287.86/week.

11. Splendid Spoon

If your New Year’s resolution involves reducing the meat in your diet, it’s time to sign up with Splendid Spoon. All of their meals are plant-based, gluten-free and free of GMOs, as well as pre-portioned for your convenience. Fill your weekly box with a roasted tomato risotto, a creamy korma, and a vegan shepherd’s pie. There are plans that suit every lifestyle, and they start at $9.99 per meal.

12. Factor

When you sign up for meals with Factor, you really can have it all. Their menus are designed by a dietitian, but crafted by a chef, so you know that they are never sacrificing taste fornutrition. They have options that are calorie smart, vegan, vegetarian, and keto, and we know that they’re going to help make this the best year ever. This week, their features include a keto chorizo chili, a sun-dried tomato chicken, and a keto mushroom burger. Plans range from $60 – $198 a week.

Best healthy meal delivery services, including keto, paleo, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free

Best healthy meal delivery services, including keto, paleo, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free Photo Credit: Envato Elements

13. Modify Health

If you’re looking for a program that suits a low-FODMAP diet, look no further. Modify Health specializes in low-FODMAP certified and Mediterranean meals, all of which are gluten-free and available for further customization. Their weekly menus are ideal for those suffering from certain chronic illnesses, such as IBS. You will absolutely want to try their barbecue tofu with carrots and kale; their beef skillet with cabbage and potato; and their coconut curry. Meals start at $180 a week.

14. Daily Dose Life

You may not know a lot about the way your diet affects every aspect of your life, but Daily Dose Life does. As well as offering meals that are plant-based, paleo, keto, and protein forward, they offer plans like the NeutriBeauty one from Beauty Brokers. Designed by health experts, this program is designed to support healthy hair, skin, and nails, as well as a slim, toned figure. Write down your New Year’s goals, and then find the plan that works best for you. $225 and up.

15. Sprinly

As we all know, plant-based diets are all the rage – and they should be. They are not only better for our bodies, but also for the environment; so why not make them a part of the new 2023 you? Sprinly’s offers exclusively plant-based meals, all of which are prepared in their kitchen and arrive fresh – no cooking required. You can choose between six ($109), twelve ($199), and eighteen ($289) meals a week, and no matter which one you choose, you can feel good about it.

Best Healthy Meal Delivery Services

That’s our take on the best healthy meal delivery services that make eating well easier, including keto, paleo, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options. We personally love Splendid Spoon – which one’s at the top of your list, dear reader?

Abbie Martin Greenbaum

Abbie Martin Greenbaum is a writer, reader, and pop culture connoisseur, who loves storytelling, coffee, and dessert. Her work has also appeared in Playbill.