Meal delivery kits have become a vibrant channel in the plant-based boom. Cereal giant Kellogg recently announced plans to launch a new plant-based meal delivery service with Deliveroo in an effort to keep pace with the sweeping health and wellness movement. The popular complete plant-based meal kit company, Purple Carrot, has also created an incubator program, The Garden Incubator, to help support plant-based startups.
As more people seek out plant-based protein alternatives and the popularity of direct-to-consumer brands surge, consumers are drawn to the convenience of these kits to offer whole nutrition delivered directly to their doorsteps. These five meal kits featured below offer nutrient-rich fully cooked or fully prepped meals that are contributing to the meteoric rise of the plant-based protein movement.
Sakara delivers organic, whole-food, plant-rich meals directly to homes or offices. Each fresh, nutrient-dense, and delicious meal is based on the company’s nine nutritional pillars: no calorie counting, plant protein, eat your water, greens, good fats, eat the rainbow, nutrient density, sulfur-rich veggies, and body intelligence. But the company goes beyond creating good-for-you food; they also work with classically trained chefs inspired by global flavors to ensure that you truly enjoy everything you eat. Because food isn’t just fuel — it’s also a form of pleasure. Sakara’s signature program, which provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner five days a week, costs $70/day, but customers claim the program’s benefits far outweigh the heftier price tag.
2. Purple Carrot
Purple Carrot envisions a world where plant-based eating is a mainstream choice. As there are more than 20,000 edible plants in the world, the vegan meal-delivery service holds fast to the truth that plant-based cooking can be tasty, varied, and easy (even for those of us who aren’t very skilled in the kitchen). Each Purple Carrot box features two to three dinners (that serve either two or six) that are packed with the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Subscribers can choose their menu from a variety of rotating options like stuffed acorn squash or a Mexican black bean skillet. You can also choose to add on breakfast and lunch extras that take less than five minutes to prepare.
3. Sun Basket
For home chefs who regularly find themselves short on time, Sun Basket might be the plant-based meal delivery kit solution they need. The easy and convenient recipes included in the box feature organic produce and clean ingredients. Sun Basket also stands out because it allows customers to curate boxes based on a variety of diets and health needs like paleo, gluten-free, pescatarian, and diabetes-friendly. Recently, the subscription service added a host of add-on options for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, meaning you could theoretically order all of your groceries for the week through the website, making this a truly one-stop option for better health.
4. Green Chef
For many, one of the biggest barriers to adopting a more plant-based diet is the cost. Using only organic, high-quality ingredients can add up quickly and prevent those with a more limited food budget from participating in a healthier way of life. This is where Green Chef — a meal delivery service that uses only organic, non-GMO, sustainable, and traceable ingredients — comes in. The keto, paleo, balanced living, and plant-powered meals that come in the box start at $9.99, making it easy to feel good about what you’re eating without breaking the bank. Green Chef also offers a family kit option that features meat, seafood, and veggie options to suit a range of tastebuds.
Those who lack the time or ability to cook will enjoy Sprinly’s fresh take on healthy meals made easy. These 100 percent plant-based, organic meals are delivered fresh and fully-cooked each week. After choosing your weekly dinners from the selection of healthy meals, you simply have to sit back, relax, and wait for the box to show up at your door. Upon arrival, each meal takes 3 minutes or less to make, saving customers an average of 20 hours a week on prep, clean-up, and cook time. Those with dietary concerns should also take note of the meal delivery service, as each option is 100 percent gluten-free with no refined sugars or sweeteners, dairy or animal products, and marginal salt and oil levels.
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