Meal prep companies are a dream for people who lead busy lives and don’t have the time to find recipes, grocery shop, prep and cook meals. They’re also ideal for people who don’t like to (or can’t) cook. There are a wide variety of meal prep services to choose from, so we picked our top three offering vegan meal prep options nationwide for you to check out.
One of the fastest growing meal kit companies, the goal of Green Chef is to help people eat well. Select your dishes from the weekly vegan options and they ship it to you cold. Each brown bag meal contains all of the ingredients you’ll need to make dinner, plus detailed instructions on how to make them. In less than 40 minutes you can have a gourmet meal on the table (and no one will know you had a little assistance). The best part – if you’ve got dietary restrictions, you can easily tweak most of the recipes without losing the flavor. Meals start at $9.99 each on a two person/three dinner plan weekly.
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These chef-crafted meals from Daily Harvest use all organic fruits and veggies and every items is plant-based. Order up ready-to-blend smoothies, oat bowls, savory Harvest bowls, soups, lattes, chilled blended soups and chia bowls. Hand pick your order, or opt for the Best Sellers for a sample of their most popular items. The beauty of these eats is that they sneak in all the nutrients you need into food and drinks that are delicious, like our favorite, the mint cacao smoothie. It’s made with spinach, cacao, banana, chlorella and mint oil, but tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream and is only 240 calories for the two servings it makes. Boxes start at $6.99 a cup for a box of 24.
Another all-vegan meal prep company delivering nationwide is Purple Carrot. These meals come to to you in two and six servings, pre-portioned and ready to be prepared in your kitchen. The company also offers easy-to-make breakfasts and lunches that have you eating in five minutes. Every box comes complete with recipe box and kitchen tips, and it’s all recyclable. Meals start at $7.99 per serving.
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand where she spent years working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism. She is a public speaker who has appeared at SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more, a journalist and entrepreneur. Diana is also behind the Vegas Vegan Dinners at James Beard Foundation’s James Beard House.