These Are The Best Healthy Meal Kits You Need To Try Now

Cooking up a storm is effortless with these healthy food boxes.

Best Healthy Meal Kits

by Georgia Aspinall |

If you love the idea of eating delicious and nourishing foods but don't have time or the inspiration to get food on the table, then healthy meal kits will be a godsend. Not only does it save you so much time, but it is a great sustainable option as each meal is adequately portioned.

We all go through times when we have no inspiration on what to cook and how to use ingredients at home, so meal kits are an exciting way to spice up your weekly menu and give you ideas for future cooking endeavours.

Nourishing your body with the meals that you love and are good for your body and mind can be simple - and can be so than a lacklustre salad. From allplants, Mindful Chef, HelloFresh and Pollen + Grace - there are actually more meal kit options than you think - including vegan meal kits, restaurant home kits and beyond! We've selected the best meal delivery services, namely those healthy meal kits that make eating well easy.

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CREDIT: Mindful Chef

One of the newest and best companies leading this trend is Mindful Chef, set up by Giles Humphires and Myles Hopper (below) in 2014. London based, these cool cats set out to provide a super healthy meal-kit service delivering Paleo based dinners to people's doors. (In case you need reminding, Paleo is mainly fish, meat and vegetable. It's one of the most good for you diets out there right now). Co-founder Giles tells us, 'We only use responsibly sourced, organic meat, fish caught by local day boats and organic veg from Devon. The veg is pulled out of the ground on Friday and on your doorstep on Sunday. We are reinventing the process as we believe veg shouldn't sit in supply chains for weeks.'How It Works: Mindful Chef have partnered up with Eversfield Organic Farm in Devon to deliver a box of produce once a week to your doorstep. Mindful Chef have a No Processed Food Rule, so the ingredients are as fresh as you can get with nutrient-dense British vegetables. With the ingredients and recipe cards you can rustle perfectly portioned Paleo dishes. Giles and Myles tell us, 'After a few weeks of healthy home cooking, our customers report feeling leaner, with better skin, brighter eyes and feeling more alive!' Highlight meals include: Walnut & mustard beef, orange, beetroot & watercress salad, Salmon & courgette skewers with fried endive and sweet potato mash and Spiced pork baby fajita gem wraps with a coconut & lime dressing. Prices from £24. Yum!

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CREDIT: Gousto

Working with well-respected brands like Yeo Valley and Woodlands Farm Gousto are passionate about creating exciting, colourful, healthy meals. Highlights include, Dill and Courgette Fish, Daikon Curry and Pulled Chicken Salad. Prices from £29.99.

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CREDIT: Hello Fresh

Sourcing their fish from Mayfair Fishmonger James Knight which has reportedly supplied Clarence House for years this Meal Kit Service is truly a royal affair. Not only do they do the Classic and Veggie Boxes they also provide a Family Box for up to 5 people. Ideal! Prices starting from £31.98.

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CREDIT: Green Box

Green Chef is the first UK recipe box to offer a fully keto meal preference, in addition to four other diets: lower carb, balanced, vegan, and vegetarian. Customers will have complete flexibility to mix and match recipes from different meal preferences, so mealtimes are always full of variety and inspiration, and healthy eating is fun. For three meals a week for two people, each meal comes to £5.95 per serving plus £3.99 shipping.

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CREDIT: Simply Cook

In addition to their healthy low-calorie Discovery Box, Simply Cook also does a box suitable for those of us that are gluten-free. Offerings include Cod and Chorizo Broth, and Firecracker Chicken are just a couple of the Coeliac ready recipe kits. Prices from £10.

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Award-winning plant-based meal delivery service, allplants offers start from £4.99 per person per meal, making them a perfect choice for vegetarians, vegans or anyone who's looking to reduce the amount of meat in their diets. They deliver five days a week, so you can choose a delivery slot to fit in with your life: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

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CREDIT: Japan Centre

Japan Centre, one of the largest and most influential Japanese stores in Europe, has launched easy to make DIY at home kits. What could more healthy than fresh fish, avocado and edamame peas? The DIY kits available include DIY Sushi Rolls, Poke Bowls, the UK's first authentic Sakura Cherry Blossom & Matcha Cookies and Sake Flight.

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CREDIT: Riverford Organic Farm

Winners of The Observer Ethical Award five years in a row, Riverford's 100% organic Recipe Boxes offer an easy way to enjoy seasonal recipes each week – including low plastic, seasonal stars, plant-based (vegan) recipes, comforting family favourites and more. Each has easy step-by-step instructions and exact quantities of every organic ingredient, so there's no food waste. All with free delivery straight to your door. Prices from £12.45 for a meal for two.

Pollen + Grace
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One of our favourite meal delivery kits to date, Pollen + Grace, make ready meals feel gourmet. They're all healthy, vegan and of course... delicious. With yummy breakfast pots, veg boxes packed with protein and fibre, and heatable meal boxes delivering serious feel-good fakeaway vibes, enjoy healthy meals without the hard work. Available to buy in various supermarkets in store and online.

The Pure Package
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The most luxurious healthy meal kit out there, The Pure Package, is definitely a cut above the rest when it comes to quality and quantity food. You can choose from packages like training support, weight loss, healthy eating and longevity, as well as all of your specific diet requirements like vegan or vegetarian. Testing out the 'training support' diet for three days, I was more than satisfied with the high quality of the food and the range of meals available. The addition of snacks made the diet all the more fulfilling and certainly aided my training schedule. Seriously, this meal kit might be a treat, but it's a treat you deserve. Prices start from £49.95

Planthood
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Another delicious plant-based option, Planthood delivers restaurant-quality meals to your door. There are also many gluten-free options. Think dishes such as tender tofu bites, tossed in a tandoori marinade of garlic, ginger, lemon and spices, roasted until charred, then smothered in a cool minted yoghurt, tangy pickled red cabbage and fresh spinach. All wrapped in a freshly baked, pillowy soft garlic and herb naan. Prices start at £28.80 per week.

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CREDIT: Rick Stein

Stein's at-home delivery service sends customers a pre-prepared three-course meal for two people, packed full of stunning Cornish produce. Example starters include grilled scallops with hazelnut and coriander butter, moules mariniere and homemade mackerel pate with sourdough toast and fresh leaves. Mains include their signature Indonesian seafood curry with rice and a crisp green bean salad, a whole Lobster thermidor; and even a Ribeye steak from Cornish butcher Phillip Warren. Round things off with a classic Sticky toffee pudding with Cornish clotted cream or a chocolate pave. Available for national delivery from £35 for two people.

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CREDIT: Iberica

A veritable spread comes from Iberica restaurants, put together by Michelin starred chef, Nacho Manzano. The celebration box starts proceedings in true Spanish style with a selection of tapas, including bread and extra virgin olive oil speciality olives, pan con tomate, charcuterie, salads of anchovy adorned tomatoes and a cheese board of 5 Spanish cheeses. Main dishes include grilled octopus, tomato spiced prawns, and the centrepiece of a leg of milk fed lamb, herb-marinated and ready to finish at home. Dessert is a crowning Gloria Cheesecake. With simple instructions to finish preparing your meal, escaping the gloom of a winter's day via Asturia Spain can be delivered right to your door. Available for national delivery and local collection, £50 per person.

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CREDIT: London Gastro Boy

Ex Pétrus, Fera and Roganic Andy Bowler launched Indulge Dining last year - it's an exceptional fine dining meal kit delivery service offering not only Michelin star quality food, but also the ambiance: no styrofoam containers or lukewarm food in sight. Everything comes carefully packaged and with specific instructions, making it incredibly easy to recreate a restaurant-quality meal at home. This is a must get treat for a special occasion at home.

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