After the stress of planning a wedding and then indulging in the celebratory wining and dining of a well-deserved honeymoon, newlyweds are often ready to hit the reset button on their daily diets. But coming back to piles of work and unanswered emails can make it challenging to whip up a healthy, wholesome meal on the spot. With tons of meal kit delivery options to choose from, here are seven that either spark inspiration in the kitchen, or do a lot of the work for you.
Couples who lead an organic lifestyle can appreciate that Green Chef is the very first USDA-certified organic meal kit delivery company. So everything from the facility and process to the ingredients themselves are certified organic. And with one of the most inclusive selections of dietary preferences (think vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and gluten-free), there are options for almost every couple out there. Most meals will take 30 minutes or less, so you have more time to enjoy each other's company. Veggies arrive already chopped and complex sauces are assembled ahead of time so there's less work for you and your hungry spouse.
Southern hospitality is part of the charm of PeachDish. The meal delivery service sources ingredients from local farms and small purveyors in the Southeast. But don't think for a minute that it's all shrimp 'n' grits. You and your new partner-in-crime-forever get to choose from at least 8 different recipes each week, and there's an ongoing "SuperFood Series" to cater to healthier tastes, featuring the likes of wheat berries, pepitas, kale, edamame and more. Expect offerings as diverse as green tea chicken over spinach and sprouts, beef tacos with red cabbage slaw and Georgia-grown strip steak with creamed spinach and roasted potatoes. Sign up for a subscription or order a single box for a date-night at home once in a while.
Besides giving you tons of recipes to choose from (13 at a time) Home Chef is all about catering to your shared lifestyle. You probably won't find a meal delivery service that offers more information on what you're cooking up, with easy-to-read symbols indicating what dishes are low-calorie, low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, shellfish-free, nut-free, vegetarian and varying levels of spiciness. Crack open the box and a half hour later, you're clinking wine glasses and about to enjoy a home-cooked meal. Cook as frequently as you like (anywhere from 2-7 meals per week) and you'll dine on parsley-caper pork medallions, crispy goat cheese and arugula salad or even a burger inspired by the TV show "Fargo."
The cooking powerhouse that is Martha Stewart joined forces with this straightforward service that pulls from more than 18,000 recipes each week to introduce new ingredients that you might not already use. Try new flavors as a couple and choose from international dishes like oven-fried fish and chips, harissa chicken sandwiches and croque monsieur panzanella with tangy greens. Ingredients are sorted by recipe so there's no rummaging through bags and boxes for what you need. And expect to see even more recipes being offered at the end of April.
If you love to eat healthy but don't love the idea of spending tons of time in the kitchen, this service has your name all over it. Urban Remedy will drop a box of organic meals, juices and snacks at your doorstep, and everything's ready to eat—no prep needed. It's not a bad idea to set up a post-honeymoon delivery of UR's Metabolism or Anti-Inflammation Meal Plan to make up for all those piña coladas and six-course dinners. You'll feel as light as you did on your wedding day noshing on well-balanced meals free of gluten, sugar and dairy.
Do slurp-worthy, certified organic soups that you can sip straight from the bottle sound appealing? The grab-and-go options by Züpa will fill you two up with tons of fiber and not too much sugar. You can approach the service like a juice cleanse and commit to a few multiple-bottles-plus-snacks days for great metabolic benefits, or buy a bunch to stock your fridge and have as healthy meals in between the occasional indulgence. Flavors include cucumber avocado fennel, carrot coconut lime and tomato gazpacho
Ideal for a last-minute dinner party, Feastive does most of the prep work for you so there's more time to enjoy your guests. Imagine inviting friends over to dine off your brand-new china for Korean Night with bulgogi sliders. Or rallying the gang for to host a delicious raclette party full of cheese, bread, cured meats and other finger foods that keep the atmosphere casual. Perfect for you, your spouse, and up to four guests.