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.
All your meals are planned by a nutritionist. Order from the menu or sign up for a weekly plan focused on weight loss, where you can track your progress. The meals are focused around healthy, organic, clean-eating and whole foods. Delivery options available across the Lower Mainland.
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.
PS: Now that you’ve got dinner, how about wine? Check out these 5 wine delivery services!
Jeanine is a teacher, writer, and mom to two active and curious toddler boys. She has a passion for education and outdoor adventures. She loves to discover and share the best hidden parks, playgrounds, and beaches in Greater Vancouver. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find her and her boys playing in the dirt or peeking under logs in the forest.