When You Need A Little Break: 8 Meal Delivery Services We’re Into Right Now

Life is busy as a mom and there’s simply no way around it.

Whether you work out of the home or in the home, life with kids can get super crazy. So the last thing we want to worry about is what we’re going to put on the dinner table. We can feel our eyes already beginning to roll at the aspect of everyone being pleased with what we cook.

Sometimes, we need a little extra help when it comes to balancing our life, which is why meal delivery services are super badass. They’re pretty much designed for busy parents; lots of them offer healthy, delicious, easy-to-make meals, that don’t suck the life out of you and cause you to dissolve into a puddle of frustrated tears when your kids throw your perfect creation across the room because they refuse to eat.

1. One Potato

“One family, one meal.” 

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Fresh produce? Check. Exact proportions to your family? Check. Yummy food? Ummm, check. We love that One Potato caters exactly to your family size, so not only are the meals easy but nothing will be wasted!

2. Foodstirs

“Create meaningful experiences in the kitchen.”

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Okay, Foodstirs is seriously amazing – it’s “foodcrafting” with your kids. The perfect opportunity to get your kids out of your hair while you’re trying to cook, and actually cook with you. We’re all about bonding with our children, and what better way to do it than with cooking? We’re totally on board. Plus, the recipe kits are seriously amazing. “Brownie Popsicle Kit?” UMMM, YES. WE’RE IN.

3. Munchery

“From our kitchen, ready to heat.”

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Any meal delivery service that comes with ready-to-heat meals is an absolute dream come true. Munchery is perfect for the families on the go – when you really don’t have much time to cook (which is always, right?) but want to enjoy a healthy, delicious meal with your family. Munchery also offers special “family style” meals which sounds like way less of a headache than any other dinner plan. Bring on the YUM.

4. PeachDish

“A fresh and healthy homemade dinner is in the bag two nights a week, as often as you like!”

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The cool part about PeachDish is that they know the importance of preparing a meal – and that a lot  of love goes into cooking. Two nights a week, they’ll send you recipe cards and instructions on how to cook the meal, as well as fresh veggies and delicious ingredients. They also specialize in delicious cuisine that you might order at a restaurant, but equip you to make it at home. Saving you time, stress and money. AMEN.

5. Blue Apron’s Family Plan

“Discover a better way to cook.”

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Well this is cool – Blue Apron is a pretty popular home meal kit plan, and they now have a specifically family-centered meal plan with dishes like Miso-Honey Chicken, Seared Steakhouse Salmon, Steak Sandwiches & Roasted Carrots, and Parmesan & Provolone Cheese Pizza. This all sounds amazingly delicious.

6. HelloFresh

“We deliver delicious and healthy recipes with all the pre-measured ingredients to your door each week.”

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We’re all about those pre-measured ingredients. Anything to help us save a little time and save us from wanting to pull our hair out. Also, free delivery? K, you talked us into it. The caveat: these can get a little on the high-calorie side sometimes.

7. Schwan’s Home Service 

“Delivery to your door as easy as 1-2-3.”

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The best part about this service is you can order individual sides – so if you don’t have time to prepare the full meal, but have prepared the main dish, you can have roasted potatoes, broccoli, or salads delivered to your home.

8. Chefday

“Fine-cooking made simple and fun.”

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For all of you on the East Coast, this is a great option. The ingredients that Chefday sends you are 100% organic, which is something we totally appreciate when cooking for our families, and when we don’t have to locate the ingredients ourselves.

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