5 Meal Services That Even Keto Dieters Can Enjoy
If you’re giving the keto diet a try (or have done so in the past), you know how intense it can feel. From counting your macros to finding ways to prioritize healthy fats 24/7, even meal planning and cooking in your own kitchen can become quite the chore, let alone figuring out ways to dine at your favorite local restaurants. Luckily, a lot of popular meal services are jumping on the keto trend, due to its unwavering popularity. So if you’d like to make mealtime way less stressful (and super tasty), give one of these guys a try.
Daily Harvest started out simple with fresh-frozen smoothie ingredients in a cup that you could blend with your milk of choice, pour back into the container and enjoy on the go. Today, the company offers a variety of soups, harvest bowls, lattes and more, and they now have breakfast-inspired harvest bowls that are keto-friendly, too. The broccoli rice and dill pilaf, in particular, can help you start your day with a solid dose of healthy fats while keeping the carbs at bay. Plus, it’s packed with nourishing veggies! Just toss the cup’s contents into a pan on the stove for a few minutes, and you’re ready to go. Daily Harvest meals start at $6.99 per cup.
2. Green Chef
Major meal kit player Hello Fresh acquired Green Chef last year, making it one of the largest meal services in the country. The Green Chef brand specifically prides itself on clean, healthy ingredients, and it also sorts its meal plans by dietary preferences. From keto to paleo to vegan to health-conscious omnivore, Green Chef’s got your back. When it comes to the keto recipes specifically, you’re looking at $12.99 per meal (six meals per box), plus $6.99 shipping and handling for the box. Not too shabby for a week’s worth of dinner!
3. Sun Basket
Sun Basket’s goal is to help you cook healthy meals with organic produce and clean ingredients that also happen to taste delicious. Similar to Green Chef, the company caters to all sorts of dietary preferences, and they have a carb-conscious menu option that can be a helpful supplement to a keto dieter’s weekly grocery list. Still read the nutrition facts in each recipe to make sure your carb allotment is in check (some people go keto with 20 grams of carbs per day while others can eat 50 grams and fare just fine). When you order three two-portion meals in a box, the cost comes out to $11.99 per meal.
4. Home Chef
Home Chef wins when it comes to the variety of recipes you can choose from each week. Similar to Sun Basket, it includes plenty of low-carb meals that are suitable for folks following the keto diet. They also keep the recipes fairly simple so even the most novice cook won’t struggle in the kitchen when dinnertime rolls around. Home Chef prices start at $7.99 per meal, and shipping is free when you spend more than $45 at a time.
As the name might suggest, Kettlebell Kitchen is a popular meal service pick among fitness fanatics due to how well it caters to different macronutrient goals. The menus vary by your area to keep the ingredients as fresh as possible, and you can reach beyond the standard weekly meal ideas into a custom plan and select “Complete Keto” for the high-fat, low-carb recipes you need. You also don’t have to do any work with Kettlebell Kitchen — the meals come pre-assembled so all you have to do is heat them up and dig in. The delivery options start at six meals per week, coming out to $11.95 per meal, but the more you order, the better the deal gets.
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