5 Meal Kit Deliveries. Tried and Tested!

If you are not handy in the kitchen or feel rushed and tired in the evenings, meal kits could be just the thing for you. There are now many to choose from suiting most dietary needs and budgets.


Main advantages of meal kits are:

  • Almost all ingredients provided so no need to buy jars of herbs and spices

  • Everything is the right measurement so no weighing required

  • Easy to follow recipes for any level of chef!

  • Delivered to your door!

Review of 5 different meal kits...


#1 Gousto



Gousto is at the top of my list for affordability, variety of recipes and reliability (i.e. rarely is anything missing from the box!)




What I like:

  • Delivery day of your choice

  • I used a 2 person box for 4 of us (two adults + 2 picky teens) and beef up with extra veg

  • Pause the subscription at any time

  • Use an app to choose meals

  • The more meals chosen, the cheaper the cost per head

  • Healthy Choices, 10-minute meals & plant-based options

What is not so good:

  • Recipes rotate slowly so firm favourites stick around for a while but new recipes are added weekly

  • Produce is not organic

Average meal cost per head: £4.40


Tip: Once you've tried a recipe, keep the recipe card and make it again with your own ingredients, or tweak it to suit your tastes.


If you fancy giving it a try, please take advantage of my personal discount referral code : Click here


#2 Mindful Chef


Mindful Chef is one of the higher quality food boxes, bursting with fresh, nutritious ingredients but it does cost significantly more per head.







What I like:

  • Healthy and Vegan boxes available

  • Pause the subscription at any time

  • Nutritious ingredients, no refined or processed carbohydrates

  • 100% British meat and poultry, sustainably sourced fish and award-winning fruit and veg in your box

  • Frozen pre-prepared meals and smoothies mixes also available

What is not so good:

  • It's pricey but you get what you pay for

  • May not be suitable for whole family, depends on how picky your children are

Average meal cost per head: £7.90


If you fancy giving it a try, please take advantage of my personal discount referral code : Click here


#3 Hello Fresh



One of the first boxes on the scene, Hello Fresh was a lifesaver when I was working full-time with two young children! I originally gave Hello Fresh a go to inject some diversity into our weekly dinner menu.





What I like:

  • Great variety of world cuisine recipes

  • Pause the subscription at any time

  • Large enough portions allow for leftovers

  • Family friendly

What is not so good:

  • Missing/incorrect ingredients on occasion (however, customer service resolves quickly)

  • Options are 3 meals for 2 people or 4 meals for 4 people so a slightly more expensive option

Average meal cost per head: £7


If you fancy giving it a try, please take advantage of my personal discount referral code : Click here


#4 Grubby


Grubby is a purely vegan meal kit which I tried to help me cook more healthy vegan options. It is very reasonably priced.






What I like:

  • Healthy balanced plant-based recipes

  • Pause the subscription at any time

  • Recyclable packaging, no plastic

  • Mostly British sourced ingredients

What is not so good:

  • Not family friendly unless all vegan

  • Recipe choice was not as broad as other meal kits (but it is still early days)

Average meal cost per head: £4.80 (using a 20% discount offer)


If you fancy giving it a try, please take advantage of my personal discount referral code : Click here


#5 Green Chef


Green Chef offers various dietary options including keto, flexitarian and vegan. Fairly similar to Hello Fresh in packaging and portion sizes.



What I like:

  • Suits specific dietary requirements

  • Pause the subscription at any time

  • Select meals on an app

What is not so good:

  • Nothing specifically stood out

Average meal cost per head: £6


If you fancy giving it a try, please take advantage of my personal discount referral code : Click here



In my next blog post, I will be reviewing healthy option 'ready meals'

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