Busy moms know we could all use a helping hand when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Some days it seems impossible to find enough time to do our grocery shopping, meal prep, and cook exciting recipes that our family will love. Here are eight healthy and delicious meal delivery services in Vancouver to get you through school days AND the Christmas holidays.
1. Chef’s Plate
Chef’s Plate provides fresh ingredients and delicious recipes delivered to your door each week. Ingredients arrive in 100% recyclable refrigerated boxes so you don’t have to worry about being home when your meals are delivered. Ingredients are pre-portioned for each recipe and simple step-by-step instructions are provided to help even beginner cooks create impressive chef-inspired dishes in under thirty minutes. Meats are antibiotic and hormone free, and vegan options are also available. Delivery is free to most addresses in BC.
2. Real Meals
Real Meals specializes in hearty, traditional “comfort foods” from scratch using certified organic or natural ingredients. Frozen meals are delivered in 100% recyclable containers that are microwave, oven, and freezer safe for optimal convenience, and include tips to maximize flavour. Delivery is available all over Metro Vancouver, and is free to the Tri-Cities, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.
Fresh Prep takes care of the shopping, prep and delivery so you have more time to relax and enjoy dinner with your family. Meals are designed to be cooked in under 30 minutes and each delivery includes just the right amount of locally-sourced and organic ingredients with easy-to-follow instructions. New recipes are added each week and ingredients are delivered for free to your home or office in Vancouver, North Vancouver, or Burnaby.
Vancouver-based Fuud recently launched its ready-to-cook meal kit service in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, focusing on fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, with recipes from local chefs. Owner Thomas Buchan is a filmmaker by trade and former waiter. He wanted to create something for crazy-busy parents living on the West Coast who want fast, healthy food. New week, new recipes, and it’s all about farm to doorstep to table.
5. Be Fresh
Meals created with health is the main focus, that and freshness. Catering to all nutritional diets and providing juice cleanse options as well, the menu covers everything from endless salads to beverages to customizable buffet options. All food is prepared from local and organically grown produce provided by spud.ca. They also practice sustainability with recyclable packaging only.
Did you know that local fave SPUD, best known for its produce boxes, also offers meal kits? Order easy-to-prepare, healthy and delicious meals with minimal waste. They also have local pre-packed restaurant-quality meals like Hey Kokomo Chickpea Curry or Dosanko Hayashi Beef, and local bevvies too! PS: This year for Back to School, they’re partnering with Fuel Up Lunch Program to support vulnerable families, provide healthy meals, and ensure that no child goes hungry.
Located right in the heart of Vancouver, this meal delivery service offers customized meal plans, all organic and strictly vegan. Their mantra is eliminating the stigma behind vegan food not “sucking.” The creative meals and quality ingredients make this a great option, if you are vegan/vegetarian or having a meatless night. Oh and goes without saying, extremely healthy too.
All Your Meals is for families who want to eat healthy food without sacrificing taste and don’t want to cook every meal. Just heeat and eat their chef-designed meals without losing the fresh taste of daily cooking. Meals are prepared in their Coquitlam kitchen. Delivery across the Lower Mainland, from Vancouver to Chilliwack.
PS: Now that you’ve got dinner, how about wine? Check out these 5 wine delivery services!