Love healthy eating, but can’t stand meal planning? The best organic food-subscription services for every type of eater
As life gets busier, it seems to get more difficult to eat healthy meals. Enter: organic food subscription services. Whether you’re looking to eat a plant-based diet, paleo, keto or just healthier, the options for organic foods are plenty. To ease the workload of shopping, prepping, cooking and cleaning, while being on the go all day, opt in to one of these delivery services:
New York-based meal program Sakara Life counts celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow, Lily Aldridge and Drew Barrymore as fans. Sakara’s nutrition program, advised by a council of top-notch doctors like Aviva Romm, is based on their science-backed “Pillars of Nutrition,” which includes rules like “no calorie counting” and “eat your water,” with a focus on a plant-based diet. The gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, no-refined-sugar and organic program is fully customizable and starts at $25/day. Menu examples include a sunchoke pasta and ayurvedic carrot soup.
Another organic, plant-based meal plan is Urban Remedy. Founded by Neka Pasquale, whose mantra is “food is healing,” they offer everything from Kate Upton’s 12-week meal plan ($235/week), which is part of her Strong4Me fitness program, to a three-day body reset ($165) made with recipes rich in phytonutrients. Menu items, which are also available at kiosks in select Whole Foods locations, include a vegan Caesar and the Upbeet vegan cheeseburger wrap. Looking to fuel your mind, too? Try the “Metta-Morphosis” program, which includes mindfulness, yoga and meditation practices along with your meals.
For those looking for more of a non-vegan selection, Mighty Macros offers a non-GMO organic meal subscription plan. Start by choosing from four plans—weight loss, sculpt, perform and gain—to suit your health goals. Each pre-portioned recipe is made by a team of expert chefs and dieticians to create a nutritionally balanced meal with the right amount of macros for your goals. High-protein and fresh-never-frozen menu items, such as Korean beef Bulgogi and Portuguese chicken with paprika potatoes, are delivered fresh and just need to be heated before enjoying.
Trifecta Nutrition is a favorite among elite athletes around the country including Team USA champions to UFC fighters. You can build your own ready-to-eat meals or choose plans based on diet type: classic, keto, clean, paleo, vegan or vegetarian (starting at $108.43/week for one meal a day). Menu items include salmon with wild-rice and chicken pesto pasta. Trifecta utilizes an in-house registered dietician and three chefs who prepare the gluten-free, organic, never frozen foods that highlight grass-fed and sustainably caught proteins, and family-run suppliers with sustainable practices.
For family living, One Potato is your answer. “Coming together to share food and conversation especially in such a busy world feels like a daily gift,” co-founder Catherine McCord says. One Potato meals take around 12-15 minutes to prepare from start to finish. “The ingredients are organic, and everything is semi-prepared and homemade,” she says. Each box is delivered every Tuesday or Wednesday and includes a selection of dinners, seven frozen smoothie packs and homemade cookie dough. “We offer omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, gluten and nut free meals for up to six family members in each order,” McCord adds.
Los Angeles-based siblings Monica Klausner and Mark Fachler founded Veestro in 2013 as a plant-based, organic and fully prepared meal delivery company. “No chopping, cooking or clean-up,” Klausner says. Inspired by the food they ate in their native of Costa Rica, Klausner and Fachler’s meals are made fresh and delivered frozen (they’ll stay good for 8-10 weeks in the freezer), so there’s no pressure to eat the meal right away. There’s a 10, 20 and 30 meal plan ($9.90-$11.70 per meal) or a weight-loss plan that’s 5 or 7 days, giving clients lots of flexibility. Menu items include an Impossible lasagna, taco bowl and miso udon noodle plate.
For the little ones in the family, Yumi offers organic blended baby foods that ship nationwide. Select from vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher and certified organic baby foods formulated to be super nutritious and safe for young kids. Think: Pumpkin pie, strawberry basil and triple-berry blends, plus finger foods and snacks. Select from three tiers starting from 8 jars delivered weekly ($35/week). Each box is fully customizable and made fresh. The childhood nutrition company focuses on science-backed meals and works with a team of experts including nutritionists, pediatricians, metabolic health experts and James Beard Award-winning chefs.
Starting off as a smoothie company, Daily Harvest has expanded their slate of organic, plant-based frozen foods to include chia bowls, oat bowls, gluten-free flat breads, harvest bowls, forager bowls (think: spinach and shiitake grits), soups, snack bites, healthy ice cream scoops and more. With 95% organic ingredients, the focus is on harvesting ingredients at the right time and freezing them at the source. Each meal comes without any fillers, gums, refined sugars, harmful oils, stabilizers or anything artificial. Choose from a small (9 items for $66.91/week), medium (14 items; $100.86/week) or large (24 items; $167.76/week) box and simply open, blend, heat or freeze each pre-prepared food item for a quick and healthy meal.
Trust the chefs at Simple Feast, where organic, profesh-prepared meals are delivered 3 nights per week. The main components of each meal are pre-cooked to save you time and the final prep is done at home, taking 20 minutes or less. Menu items, which are all USDA-certified organic, rotate each week and include global fare such as spinach pakoras with lemon-mint aioli and creamy mushroom Strozzapreti pasta. Select the delivery schedule (every week or every other week), size of the box—2-3-person box is $98/week and 4-5 person box is $159/week—and enjoy.