Meal planning is the last thing you want to do when things get hectic
We might all have lofty ambitions of doing our meal prep and shopping on a Saturday morning and spending Sunday batch cooking healthy meals for the week but let’s be honest, that’s not always going to be possible.
Life happens, emergencies pop up, children get sick, family members need to be visited, and when you don’t have time to organise meals for yourself or your family, it’s great to know where you can turn to for quick and healthy dishes.
Here is a list of mealkit or delivery services around Ireland for when you need a helping hand:
Hello Fresh prides itself on being a convenient and healthy meal delivery option while also keeping sustainability at the forefront of everything it does. One such way is by asking exactly what you need and sending pre-measured amounts, they cut out the unnecessary food waste that happens regularly in homes around the country. Through the website, you can choose the meal(s) with fresh and seasonal ingredients you want to try and schedule your delivery to ensure it arrives at your door at a time that suits you.
If you feel like trying it out for yourself, there are two €25 off vouchers for Hello Fresh in the new edition of Irish Country Magazine, on shelves now.
Dropchef.com is already an incredibly popular meal delivery service for busy professionals and families alike and now it has just launched a new prepared meal service called ‘Made Fresh’ to make life even easier for it’s customers.
With over 22 new menu options to choose from, you have the choice to order nutritious fully-prepared meals that just need to be reheated or recipe kits with perfectly portioned fresh ingredients. And don’t worry, each meal comes with a step-by-step recipe card to ensure you know exactly what you’re doing!
If you’re following a specific diet for health reasons or want to know more about the macro and micronutrient content in your meal, this could be the meal service for you. Gourmet Fuel allows you to set your preferences so that you can receive meals or meal plans that are tailor-made to your exact specifications. Prepared by a gourmet chef, it’s delivered fresh to your door every week, taking the hassle out of healthy eating for good.
If you’re looking for affordable healthy meals using Irish ingredients, check out Clean Cut Meals. Prices start at €3.49 per meal and are freshly produced in-house by a team of chefs. You can choose calorie-controlled options if you want to and it offers flexible plans that are delivered on a weekly basis.
Meal delivery service Eatto has a mouth-watering array of meal options, drinks and desserts that come in fully recyclable or compostable packaging. It offers vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and calorie-controlled options as well as meal bundles to suit a variety of different household sizes – couples, families, new parents, etc.
If time isn’t on your side, Nutriquick lives up to it’s name by offering healthy meal plans all over the country with a next day delivery option. There are meal plans available for the week or ready meals, depending on your lifestyle, as well as ‘build a box’ or ready made bundles that include up to 10 meals, snacks and a sauce of your choice. You can order online right at nutriquick.ie or shop the range in one of over 300 stores located across Ireland.