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Last Updated: October 2022

The Best Back-to-School Meal Delivery Services

August 18, 2022

Providing key nutrition, saving precious time, creating special family moments: no matter your family’s unique needs, the right meal delivery service can be a big help during the back-to-school season. We break down the five best kid-friendly meal delivery companies that craft the perfect meals (or snacks!) for every part of the day.

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Are Meal Kits Worth It?

July 22, 2022

We’re experts at comparing meal delivery companies (it’s in our name!), so let’s take a look at some of the key reasons we love meal delivery–as well as a few potential drawbacks to consider when signing up for a meal kit service.

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The Best Meal Delivery Services for Sustainable Living

March 14, 2022

To practice sustainable living, you don’t have to uproot your entire life: instead, start with what’s on your table. One of the easiest ways to live green is to source your meals from environmentally-friendly meal delivery companies.

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The Mediterranean Diet is 2022’s Top-ranked Diet

January 13, 2022

In the first week of 2022, a team of food and health experts from U.S. News and World Report crowned one diet the “Best Overall Diet” out of a pool of 40 others. In fact, this diet was so well rated that 2022 marked its fifth win, five years in a row.

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5 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with Meal Kits

December 14, 2021

It’s easy enough to declare a New Year’s resolution—exercise more, eat better, live with less stress—but the real challenge is to transform your temporary resolution into a lasting, daily routine. Whether it’s losing weight or finding a new hobby, online meal delivery could be the ace up your sleeve.

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I Boosted My Protein Intake with Home Chef’s Chicken-Based Meals

September is National Chicken Month? Yep, you read that right, National Chicken Month is a real thing. I decided I’d celebrate the “holiday” by hitting the gym this month and stacking my plate with chicken breast after chicken breast, hoping to gain a little bit of lean body mass with the help of Home Chef meal delivery kits.

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The 4 Cooking Techniques I Mastered Thanks to Meal Delivery Kits

October 27, 2021

While some meal delivery companies specialize in microwave-only, ready-made meals; the majority of delivery companies send raw ingredients that need to be cooked and prepared. If you’re a cooking enthusiast like me, meal kits are the perfect way to learn: no shopping for hard-to-find ingredients, no hunting for the quickest recipe online. With my meal delivery shipment each week, I simply read over the included instructions, follow them semi-closely (because I like to throw in a personal touch here or there), and end up with a delicious meal for my entire family.

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Your Go-To Guide to the Mediterranean Diet

August 27, 2021

If you’ve ever browsed a health magazine, or maybe clicked on a weight-loss TV drama, you may have heard of the Mediterranean diet. It’s as easy as eating margarita pizza and drinking red wine, right? Well, not quite.

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I Made August’s "National Family Fun Month" Unforgettable with Home Chef

August 2, 2021

As a mom of two, a wife, and a small business owner, spending quality time with my family during August’s “National Family Fun Month” can feel like an impossible goal. How can I transition my kids into a full-time school schedule, cook dinner, and still have time left in the day to plan family adventures? Well, the answer started with Home Chef meal kits.

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Home Chef Meal Kits Simplified My Summer—Here’s How

July 19, 2021

Summer is the time of year when everyone is out in the sun, enjoying the warm weather, and getting outside to socialize. The "sunny season" is the right time to connect with friends, family, and maybe even carve out a little time for yourself.

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How I Quit My Takeout Addiction with Home Chef’s Fast & Fresh Meals

May 2021 | Stephanie M

If you want to eat healthier (read: quit your takeout addiction) but feel like you don’t have the time or ability to commit to complex recipes and hours in the kitchen, Home Chef is ideal for you. It’s super convenient and affordable. Each kit arrives ready to go or with minimal prep, so you aren’t stuck in the kitchen for hours. And you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to how often you receive your meal kits. There’s no commitment – except to yourself to put healthy, delicious food into your body.

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What Is the Paleo Diet and Why Is It So Popular?

January 8, 2021 | Leigh M.

The human diet has changed drastically over just the last 100 years. Advancements in farming, preservation, transportation, chemistry, and more have made a wider variety of foods available to people. There's just one big problem with that...

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Science-Backed Tips for the Keto Diet

December 15, 2020 | Dr. Ana Coito, PhD, CAS

The ketogenic or keto diet is a high fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrate diet. In the keto diet, many nutrient-rich foods that are sources of carbs, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, are restricted to keep carb intake below...

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Important Health Benefits and Guidelines for a Vegan or Plant-Based Diet

December 15, 2020 | Dr. Ana Coito, PhD, CAS

Vegan and plant-based diets have become increasingly popular around the world for their health, moral and environmental benefits. In the typical vegan and plant-based diet, all forms of animal products are eliminated, including meat, fish, dairy...

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Four Holistic, Exercise-Free Tips to Lose Weight

If you’re currently on a weight loss journey, you’ve probably heard that one before: from friends, family, and strangers alike. Is this unsolicited advice true? Not really—while eating healthy and upping your exercise can help some shed weight in the early days of weight loss, this approach is difficult to maintain.

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5 Ways Meal Prep Kits Save You Money

November 2, 2020 | Cheryl B.

You’ve seen the meal prep kits advertised online or on TV and are on the fence about them. On one hand, you would love the convenience of them, but on the other, you’re unsure if you can justify the cost. However, when you stop and think about it...

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6 Tips to Choose The Right Meal Kit

October 28, 2020 | David S.

Meal kits are all the rage right now and for many reasons. Read below to understand the considerations that go into picking the right meal kit for you. We’ll walk you through choosing, ordering, and fine-tuning meal kits to fit your health needs and lifestyle...

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5 Reasons to Use Meal Prep over Delivery

October 20, 2020 | Stephanie M.

Whether you’re an avid foodie or a weekend kitchen warrior, meal kits can be very appealing. And that’s no surprise – in today’s busy world, it’s undeniably convenient to circumvent researching for recipes, shopping for groceries, measuring, cutting and...

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Are Meal Prep Kits Good For You?

October 9, 2020 | Stephanie M.

Over the past few years meal prep kits have enjoyed a rapidly rising popularity. Busy moms breathed a sigh of relief that they could create a home cooked meal without all the planning and shopping while inexperienced cooks saw it as a way to hone their...

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