Our Editors Tried 13 Meal Kits – These Are The 4 They Recommend

In partnership with Factor.

We never realized just how many meal kits were on the market until our team started chatting New Year’s resolutions. Cliché, we know, but the December sugar addiction was particularly rampant this year, and we all felt ready to clean things up…with some help, of course. Cooking more meals at home was top of mind for many of our editors, but we’re realistic, so meal kits felt like a great place to start. As we worked our way through a multitude of different kinds (frozen, fresh, reheatable, prep-yourself, affordable, clean, etc.), four brands stood out for their taste, ingredients, affordability, and convenience. Meet them here…

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Factor

Pre-Made Meal Kit

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Factor is the most ideal meal kit delivery service for those with nutrition and fitness in mind. While every meal kit speaks to "convenience" as a key value point, Factor's meals can be reheated in a matter of minutes, taking even the burden of prep work away. These meals arrive fresh, never frozen, and chef-prepared for the maximum nutritional impact. We love that heating up dishes like their Vegan Mushroom Marsala and Chimichurri Filet Mignon and Shrimp requires no heavy lifting (save that lifting for the bench press or squat rack!).

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Hello Fresh

Meal Kit

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Perhaps the most recognizable meal kit on the market, HelloFresh boasts up to 60(!) meals available for selection every week. Start by zeroing in on your priorities, with menus broken down into six sub-categories: Meat & Veggies, Veggie, Family Friendly, Fit & Wholesome, Quick & Easy, and Pescatarian. Pick your preference and prepare to be blown away. Our editors were skeptical (how could a brand possibly live up to so much hype), but dishes like The Island Breeze Chicken Cutlets and Mushroom Ravioli convinced us that HelloFresh is ubiquitous for a reason.

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*Offer is for new subs only across 9 boxes & varies by plan. 1 free breakfast item per box as long as subscription is active. 

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Green Chef

Create Your First Box

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Known as the ‘meal kit for clean eating,’ Green Chef provides delicious, organic ingredients for easy from-scratch recipes. Whether you're plant-based, gluten-free, or trying to pack in your protein, Green Chef helps you hit your targets with constantly rotating delicious options for a multitude of dietary preferences (Mediterranean, Calorie Smart, Quick & Easy, Plant-Based, Protein Packed, Keto, Delicious Discoveries, and Gluten-Free). Some of our editors’ picks include Chef's Salad with Prosciutto & Herby Feta and Sockeye Salmon with Spicy Apricot Pan Sauce.

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EveryPlate

Meal Kit Delivery Service

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EveryPlate stands out with refreshingly low prices. With meals as inexpensive as $4.99 per serving, EveryPlate's affordability comes from a streamlined process, not a compromise in quality. The service uses less packaging and opts to keep their recipes simple so you don't need a mountain of ingredients. While easy to make, EveryPlates menus are chock-full of crowdpleasers, like Spicy Shrimp Rice Bowls and Caramelized Onion Patty Melts. The service has fewer options than the more expensive meal kits, but each is a surprisingly heavy hitter.   

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Factor
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16 free meals and free breakfast for life
Hello Fresh
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60% off and free shipping on your first box!
Green Chef
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$1.49/meal + $1 steak for life!
EveryPlate
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Factor
16 free meals and free breakfast for life
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Hello Fresh
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60QUALITY
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Green Chef
$1.49/meal + $1 steak for life!
Coupon:
TQE149
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EveryPlate

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