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The Best Low-Carb Meal Delivery Services (Over 5 Years Of Tests)
While there are more meal delivery services out there today than ever before, not every single one offers low-carb options. In fact, there are many meal delivery services that claim they offer low carb options but, in actuality, they don’t.
Having spent more than 5 years purchasing and reviewing nearly every meal delivery service out there, I’ve narrowed down our top low-carb meal delivery services to help you find the one that’s right for your specific lifestyle.
Before we jump into everything, here are the specific guidelines we used to evaluate the low-carb meal delivery services and create this list of the top options:
- The meal delivery service must offer a low-carb meal plan or a variety of low-carb options to choose from.
- The ingredients the meal delivery service uses must be high-quality (organic when possible, non-GMO, grass-fed beef, no antibiotics used, and no hormones used).
- The meal delivery service must be able to ship throughout the United States.
- The meal delivery service must offer premade meals or a meal kit (whereby they deliver ingredients and a recipe for the meal to be made at home). We excluded all grocery delivery and low-carb snack boxes.
- The pricing must not exceed $12 per meal. Do keep in mind that premade meal delivery services are generally more expensive than meal kits due to the convenience of not having to cook the meal yourself.
- The meal delivery service must offer a rotating menu of low-carb options to ensure that customers do not eventually get bored eating the same meals over and over.
Food Box HQ Note: Since the phrase “low carb” is a bit vague and can be interpreted differently by different people, we defined it for this article as a single meal that has less than 35 grams of carbohydrates.
Best For Convenient Low-Carb Meals
What It Is: Known for their variety of healthy meal options, Green Chef’s Keto + Paleo plan offers some of the best tasting low-carb meals we’ve cooked to date. Not only are all Green Chef meals organic, they’re one of the only meal kits out there that are a certified organic company. Due to their commitment to prioritizing organic ingredients and from my personal using them, I believe Green Chef offers the cleanest low-carb meals out there.
Types Of Meals Green Chef Offers: Lunch and dinner.
Average Carbohydrates Per Meal: 20 grams.
Starting Price: $11.49 per meal.
Our Favorite Low-Carb Green Chef Meals:
- Parmesan-Crusted Chicken With Marinated Tomatoes & Green Beans with Hazelnuts (13 grams of carbohydrates)
- Blackened Barramundi With Dijonnaise Sautéed Collard Greens, Bell Pepper & Tomato, Toasted Pecans (11 grams of carbohydrates)
- Chicken With Mushroom & Caper Sauce Kale Salad With Radishes & Toasted Sunflower Seeds (12 grams of carbohydrates)
Why It Made This List:
- Green Chef is the only meal kit that is both certified organic and certified gluten-free.
- Having used Green Chef since 2018, we’ve found their meals to be very nutrient-dense.
- They are the most sustainable meal kit we’ve reviewed. 100% of the carbon and plastic is offset, their meal kit packaging is the most recyclable, and they work to ensure the proteins used come from farms that prioritize animal welfare.
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Best For Active Low-Carb Dieters
Trifecta Nutrition Meals
What It Is: If you live an active lifestyle, train, or are simply into physical fitness, Trifecta Nutrition covers your meal needs. They’re one of the few premade meal delivery services out there that offers a full day’s worth of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) as well as additional meal options for those who are extra hungry. Their Keto plan has meals with some of the lowest carbohydrates that we’ve ever tried.
Types Of Meals Trifecta Nutrition Offers: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, additional entrées, add-on proteins (chicken, beef, fish, bison, turkey, elk, and more), sides, and snacks.
Average Carbohydrates Per Meal: 9 net carbs.
Starting Price: $13.79 per meal.
Our Favorite Low-Carb Trifecta Nutrition Meals:
- Garlic Herb Elk Bites (13 grams of carbohydrates)
- Curry Grilled Chicken Breast (13 grams of carbohydrates)
- Beef Stroganoff (13 grams of carbohydrates)
Why It Made This List:
- Trifecta Nutrition is one of the only premade meal delivery services that offers up to 4 daily meals that are low-carb. This makes them perfect for those who are extra hungry or “bulking” up and need to stick to meals with lower portions of carbohydrates.
- They have the most add-on low-carb variety, including additional meats, sides, and snacks.
- From my experience, I’ve found that all of their meals are low-sugar and high-protein. Also, all of the ingredients they use are gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and non-GMO.
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Best For The Most Low-Carb Options
What It Is: Sunbasket has been rated one of our top meal delivery services for years. This is because, year after year, they have evolved their meal delivery service to become more than just a meal kit. They’re one of the only meal delivery services that can replace grocery shopping entirely due to having everything from meal kits to fully premade meals as well as an add-on marketplace stacked with a variety of low-carb breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and sides.
Types Of Meals Sunbasket Offers: Meal kit meals, premade meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner, add-on meats, snacks, and desserts.
Average Carbohydrates Per Meal: 24 net carbs.
Starting Price: $10.99 per meal.
Our Favorite Low-Carb Sunbasket Meals:
- Mediterranean Meze Platter With Chicken And Spicy Tahini Dressing (19 grams of carbohydrates)
- Steaks And Romesco With Baby Broccoli, Squash, And Almonds (15 grams of carbohydrates)
- Black Angus Steaks With Chickpea, Artichoke, And Roasted Red Pepper Salad (18 grams of carbohydrates)
Why It Made This List:
- Sunbasket is the most customizable low-carb meal delivery service on this list. For example, if you’re a picky eater or are looking to avoid certain foods, you can select specific ingredients from meals you do not want to receive. This includes ingredients such as lamb, pork, beef, fish, poultry, and grains. Here’s a screenshot of what I mean from the Sunbasket sign-up process.
- Out of all of the meal delivery services we have reviewed in the past, Sunbasket’s marketplace offers the most variety. In fact, it rivals many grocery delivery services we’ve tried.
- Having both low-carb meal kit and low-carb premade meal options allows you to tailor Sunbasket to fit your weekly routine. For example, on days we know we’re going to be busy, we opt for Sunbasket’s premade meals and on days when we want to make a home cooked meal, we order their meal kit options.
Best For Easy-To-Make Low-Carb Meals
What It Is: Freshly is one of the most recognizable and oldest running premade meal delivery services out there. Their rise to popularity is mainly due to their commitment to high-quality, delicious tasting meals. In recent months Freshly has released a line of low-carb meals called “FreshlyFit”. These meals are packed with high-quality fats and lean proteins. What I enjoy most about FreshlyFit meals are that they are consistently delicious.
Types Of Meals FreshlyFit Offers: Lunch and dinner.
Average Carbohydrates Per Meal: 18 grams net carbohydrates.
Starting Price: $8.49 per meal.
Our Favorite Low-Carb FreshlyFit Meals:
- Oven-Baked Chicken Florentine with Creamed Spinach & Parmesan (15 grams of carbohydrates)
- Fiesta Beef Bowl with Citrus-Twisted Cauli Rice (16 grams of carbohydrates)
- Keto-Friendly Chicken Bowl with Super Greens Pesto & Cauli Rice (13 grams of carbohydrates)
Why It Made This List:
- Since first trying Freshly back in 2019, we’ve been very impressed with how tasty these premade meals have been.
- They’ve set high standards for all of the ingredients they use. Every meal is gluten-free, low-sugar, nutrient-dense (vegetables in every meal), and includes complex carbs.
- Being premade makes FreshlyFit meals very convenient to eat on the go.
Best Frozen Low-Carb Meals
What It Is: BistroMD is a frozen premade meal delivery service that focuses on weight-loss specific meals. Balance is their meal plan that focuses on weight-loss through low-carb meals. Out of all the premade meal delivery services we’ve reviewed, none have more options than BistroMD. Their low-carb plan has nearly 100 meals, snacks, and desserts to choose from.
Types Of Meals Balance by BistroMD Offers: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sides, and desserts.
Average Carbohydrates Per Meal: 22 grams of net carbohydrates.
Starting Price: Meals are a la carte and there are no subscriptions. The average low-carb meal costs around $11.
Our Favorite Low-Carb Balance by BistroMD Meals:
- Grilled Salmon with Creamy Pesto (14 grams of carbohydrates)
- Smoked Chipotle Pork and Eggs (16 grams of carbohydrates)
- Herbed Chicken Parmesan (15 grams of carbohydrates)
Why It Made This List:
- They have an incredible amount of low-carb food selection and easily offer the most out of any other meal delivery service on this list.
- They are a frozen meal delivery service, which allow you to store their meals for longer periods of time.
- They’re the only low-carb meal delivery service on this list that is fully a la carte, rather than subscription based. This allows you to choose meals and have them delivered any time you want without being stuck to a recurring delivery schedule.
Our Process For Selecting The Low-Carb Meal Delivery Services On This List
Since launching this site in 2017, we’ve reviewed dozens of low-carb meal delivery boxes. Though we’ve found that not every single one is worth purchasing. Why? Some out there use low-quality ingredients, poor packaging, or greatly exaggerate exactly how low in carbohydrates their meal plans are.
To get to this list we had to consider over two dozen different low-carb meal delivery services. We began by narrowing down using the guidelines listed at the beginning of this article:
- They must offer low-carb meals or meal plan that are less than 35 grams of carbohydrates per meal.
- They must use high-quality ingredients.
- They must be able to ship nationwide.
- They must offer premade meals and/or meal kit options.
- Pricing must not exceed $12 per meal.
- There must be a rotating menu and/or a wide variety to choose from.
This narrowed down the list but as we began researching further, we began to exclude meal delivery services that were not the best low-carb options. For example, we considered HelloFresh’s “Carb Smart” plan but upon further inspection we found that many recipes on this plan are around 40 grams of carbohydrates. We also considered Blue Apron’s WW meals but as I researched, I found that most of those meals were over 40 grams of carbohydrates too. Even most of the Blue Apron “Carb Conscious” meals are over 40 grams of carbohydrates (example here).
Why We Included Keto Meal Delivery Services
You may have read through the list above and wondered why we included so many meal delivery services with keto meal plans. If you’re unfamiliar, keto is a popular diet that focuses on heavily reducing carbohydrate intake while increasing healthy fats (such as nuts, olives, and coconuts). The average amount of carbs per day on the keto diet are around 50 or less. This means keto meal plans that many meal delivery services offer are perfect for those looking for low-carb meal delivery services.
Premade Low-Carb Meal Delivery Services vs. Low-Carb Meal Kits
You’ll notice in the list above we included low carb versions of both premade meal delivery services and meal kits. This is not only because both have low carb options but because both have their own benefits.
Premade low-carb meal delivery services are great for those who are looking to save as much time as possible. Of course, this comes at a premium since most premade meal delivery services are going to be more expensive than their meal kit counterparts. I tend to prefer premade meal delivery services myself because I’m not the best cook.
They’re also great for those who are starting a diet. I’ve used low-carb meal delivery services like Factor Meals for extended periods of time to “kick start” a diet because I don’t need to think about anything other than heating up the meal and eating it.
On the flip side, meal kits are a great option if you enjoy cooking and want to learn to make new low-carb recipes. Whenever we try a new meal kit meal that we enjoy, we’ll save the recipe using a 3-hole punch like this and put it in a binder to store it like this. I’ve found this to be a great way to organize recipes from meal kits that I want to make at a later date.
Food Box HQ Note: Regardless of whether you go with a low-carb premade meal delivery service or meal kit, be sure to check the carbohydrate levels on each meal. With most subscription based meal delivery services, if you do not select your meals for the week, they will automatically select them for you. There have been times in the past when we’ve ordered a box from a low-carb meal plan and some of the meals we’ve received have had over 40 grams of carbohydrates.
Low-Carb Foods To Look For In Your Meal Delivery Service
Around 2 to 3 times per year I will do a variation of a low-carb diet like keto or just simply reduce my carbohydrate intake when I feel like I’m putting on a little too much weight. Here are the low-carb foods I generally stick to so you can have an idea of what to look for when ordering meals from a low-carb meal delivery service:
- Eggs (0-1 carbohydrates)
- Beef (0 carbohydrates)
- Chicken (0 carbohydrates)
- Salmon (0 carbohydrates)
- Broccoli (0 carbohydrates)
- Brussels Sprouts (0 carbohydrates)
- Kale (0 carbohydrates)
Those foods by themselves may seem boring but look over the “favorite meals” section from each meal delivery service above and you’ll see that most of the meals incorporate foods from this list.
Low Carb Diets & Blue Apron Meal Delivery
How can Blue Apron accommodate a low-carb diet?
We pride ourselves on providing home cooks with a variety of meals to suit different diets and lifestyles. With Blue Apron’s transparent nutrition panels and clearly labeled recipes, you can find the right meals to suit your preferences. For home cooks following a low-carb diet, our carb-conscious options may suit your needs.
How does Blue Apron define a carb-conscious recipe?
Our carb-conscious recipes have 42g or less of net carbohydrates (total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber) per serving. Due to the natural variation in size of and contribution of produce in our recipes, some recipes can have 45g or less net carbs per serving.
What comes in the carb-conscious meal kit?
Each meal kit includes 2-3 recipes featuring high-quality ingredients and easy, step-by-step instructions.
What plan options are available for low-carb diets?
Our carb-conscious recipes replace refined carbohydrates with high-fiber foods like veggies and whole grains, all with 42g or less of net carbs per serving. Due to the natural variation in size of and contribution of produce in our recipes, some recipes can have 45g or less net carbs per serving.
How does carb-conscious meal delivery work?
Blue Apron’s meal kit delivery service helps chefs of all levels cook incredible meals at home. We take care of the menu planning and shopping by delivering perfectly portioned fresh ingredients to your door, so all you have to do is cook and enjoy.
How long does it take to prepare a carb-conscious meal kit recipe?
The majority of our meals can be prepared in 25-35 minutes. When you browse menu selection, you’ll see estimated preparation times listed to help you plan accordingly.
Can I stop or pause carb-conscious meal delivery?
Absolutely! You can manage each delivery to suit your needs by selecting recipes you’re interested in, skipping weeks you don’t need, changing your delivery date to suit your schedule, or even ordering an extra box for when you need a little bit more.
12 Keto & Low Carb Meal Delivery Services Reviewed
I’ve always loved meal delivery services, because it reduces food waste, and even if some kits require a lot of prep work, at least you’re eating a fresh meal. And even though I love to cook, there are weeks when, between a more-than-full-time job and an infant, I just want someone to give me a low carb meal delivery with exactly the ingredients I need, no more, no less. And I want it to taste good.
Finding low carb meal delivery services is difficult, and finding keto ones is even harder. So I’m always on the watch and have tried a fair number of them. Some deem themselves as Paleo friendly, but then they’re stuffing you with quinoa and pineapple, and that’s no good either. I’d even be happy with one that regularly has meat and salad, or meat and zoodles, or meat and cauliflower mash. I know it’d get repetitive, but I could get into it.
So just in case you’ve been looking around like me (or even better, have found something that works for you and can comment to let me know!) I decided to review the menus of some of the popular sites, and come up with my top three low carb meal delivery services. (Updated 9/29/2018)
KB sent me a box of 14 meals to try out and overall I think it’s a fine offering for those on a keto diet, and one of the very few low carb meal delivery services that is 100% keto! While I tend to enjoy cooking and taking the “hard road” to keto, my husband in particular (also on keto), devoured these meals. They arrive pre-made and frozen. While they recommend cooking everything in the oven (around 30 minutes) we found many of them tasted fine in the microwave when we were short on time. Although I didn’t particularly love all of the sides, the mains were very good. As for a top three, we both loved the Chiles Verdes Chicken Thighs, Ribeye with Bacon Buttered Brussels, and the Lamb Curry Shepards Pie. I think KB would be great for someone single who is on keto, busy, and who was already eating freezer meals before keto and enjoys the convenience.
Green Chef – $14.99 per serving
What I like about Green Chef is that they have a keto plan, but what I don’t like about Green Chef is that some of the “keto-friendly” options are in the 20 carb range. They used to be my top pick for this list, because I like that they use organic products, they include nutrition facts, and they already had a few keto-ish meals before they started their keto plan. I do still think this is a good option for keto-ers and they seem to be absorbing some of the feedback from the keto community. See the menu here and save $40 on your first order.
Plated – $12 per serving
When I say I love Plated, I mean I REALLY love Plated. All of the recipes I’ve tried have been creative and delicious, and unlike others, their produce is almost always very fresh. In some other boxes I’ve legit had to toss half the ingredients because they were rotten. Gross. Not the case with Plated.
When looking at this week’s menu (which has seven dishes to choose from), I could find only one low-carb item on the menu: Greek Beeftekia with Feta and Kalamata Olives. This lack of options is what I’ve experienced regularly, which is why I’m not a subscriber anymore.
Another negative of Plated (at least when it comes to eating low carb) is that now that they’re super popular, they “sell out” of certain dishes. So even if I decided to opt into Plated for the one meal a week that is low-carb friendly, it might be sold out. And back I am at the grocery store, defeating the purpose. So I love Plated, but it’s not low-carb or Paleo-friendly. They also only list calories, not carbs as their nutrition facts, and some of the below options list the complete card of facts.
HelloFresh – $10.75 per serving
HelloFresh is another box I’ve tried and although I liked it, I did run into a few rotten ingredients, and the recipes weren’t as straight-forward as Plated’s were. I also think Plated has better packaging and insulation. The meals were all good though.
What I don’t love about HelloFresh is meal selection. You get two choices: the classic box, or the veggie box. Since we can’t have soy and we need protein, our option is the classic box. It’s $69 for three meals (per week). Unfortunately none of the options this week were low carb. In the following week, they had zucchini noodle lasagna, but even that recipe had 40 carbs. Ouch. That’s two days of carbs, no thank you.
But what I love is that they offer a full-fledged nutrition fact card which is important to us low-carbers when making decisions about our meals.
HomeChef – $9.95 per serving
HomeChef is the first real low-carb friendly meal delivery service I could find, but at the time of this writing, unfortunately, I couldn’t find a single zip code that it delivered to (tried Boston, San Francisco, Providence), other than New York City.
Basically, you go in, and select your food preferences, and not only is Paleo an option, but there’s a further option to suggest low-carb dishes. When I ran through the tool, I ended up with three almost perfectly keto dishes I could order.
Unlike HelloFresh, it doesn’t display nutrition facts on the site, but it does on the recipe cards, which you can download from the site. And three almost perfect keto dishes is better than 0 keto dishes. When I looked at next week’s menu, I found three more that appeared to be keto friendly. And the week following there were two.
Gobble – $13.95 per serving
Gobble is still limited delivery like most of the new dinner kit startups, but I had high hopes for this one. They’re marketed as 10-minute dinner kits which sounded amazing because all the ones above tend to take thirty minutes to an hour (or more.) And I love to cook, but the 10-minute meals sounded intriguing! Unfortunately, no low-carb options were available while I was reviewing. Just the regular filler sides: pasta, rice and potato.
Blue Apron – $9.99 per serving
Blue Apron used to be a bit of a dictatorship. If you wanted one of their boxes, you’ll be forced into one chicken, one beef, and one fish dish every week. That’s why I never tried them. Well balanced, but dude, I’m not the fish-type. Now you can say you don’t want fish, but they’ll give you a vegetarian dish instead. I looked through four weeks of meals and couldn’t find a single low-carb dish. On to the next one.
Marley Spoon is another fresh startup in the dinner kit world. And gosh their items sure do look tasty, but again, nothing low-carb friendly. They did have some grilled lamb chops and green beans which looked amazing, but we all know how big lamb chops are, and the main side was a giant corn of cob. If I got a giant corn of cob I don’t think I’d be able to stop myself from lathering it in butter and chowing down. In the following week, they did have a skirt steak romaine salad, but that’s not really something most people need a recipe card for, or to pay $8.90 per person for.
Peach Dish – $12.50 per serving
Peach Dish had a few options. The chicken breast, walnut, and snow pea salad recipe includes sugar, but I’d have just omitted it. The chicken fundita looked pretty good, and low carb. What I LOVE is that they do breakfast too, so you could order ingredients for a sweet pepper frittata too, or add a couple breasts of chicken or steak to your order if you want to make a bigger meal (or just so you can skip grocery shopping – yay!) In my opinion, if they keep it up with the low carb options, these perks would make it a win for me. Unfortunately I looked into future weeks and didn’t have the same success. I also didn’t find the ordering process to be very user-friendly. Sigh.
Munchery – $9.95 – $13.95 per serving
Munchery is only available in New York, San Francisco and Seattle, but the first thing that caught my eye was the whole-roasted lemon and herb chicken. Of all the meal / ingredient delivery services, this was a first. They’re like eff the sides, we’re gonna give you a whole fricking chicken and that’s it. And you’re gonna love it.
But dammit, this was the only low carb dish I found. HOWEVER I appreciate that they offer nutrition facts.
Chef’d – $14 – $19.50 per serving
Chef’d calls themselves a “meal store,” and there are TONS of keto-friendly meals you can order (well, it’s just the ingredients, you cook at home). Some of my favorites were the chicken with tarragon, 40 cloves of garlic chicken, chicken en papilotte and chicken w/ goat cheese. So what’s the catch? The meals are $28-$40 for two, and you still have to make them. The recipes are made by famous chefs like Scott Conant and publications like Women’s Health and Men’s Health, but it’s eons more expensive than the other services. But you have a better selection. And nutrition facts are available.
After lots of research, and lots of cardboard boxes of food delivered to my house, you’re probably wondering which low carb meal delivery services I’d recommend, right? Regardless of location, here are my top picks:
- Green Chef – I like that the ingredients are organic and they have keto options. I have definitely had a box where I had to throw the whole thing away due to poor packaging, though. And they have a keto menu that I am hoping they will listen to their customers about more often.
- Home Chef – From what I can tell, another solid choice with good variety of items week to week that a keto person would be able to eat and cook. Nutrition facts are also available on the recipe cards.
Do you have anything to add about low carb meal delivery services? I’d LOVE to hear your suggestions/recommendations in the comments!
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Best Keto Meal Delivery Services 2021: Meal Kits, Ready-to-Eat Meals
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The keto diet is more trendy than ever, boasting a long list of supposed health benefits (and a meal plan where you don’t have to give up cheese). Originally created in the 1920s as a way to treat chronic illnesses such as epilepsy, keto is now one of the most mainstream meal plans, rising in popularity with others like Whole30 and Paleo.
You might think that one you switch up your eating habits, it’s smooth sailing to kick your body into ketosis (a state where you start burning fat for energy instead of carbs). But it might seem difficult to toss out all that bread and switch up your body long enough to get over that dreaded keto flu hump, or know how long it takes to even get into ketosis.
The good news is it’s easier than ever to go keto, and the best keto meal delivery services can help streamline that process by providing enough high-fat, low-carb meals that you won’t have to think about meal prep. Low-carb meal delivery kits catered for keto can also help kick the boredom of eating the same meals over and over. They can give you a more nutritionally dense plan too, and stop you from just eating meat and cheese all day (though, we won’t lie, that sounds delicious).
If you’re not sure how to even start keto, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about keto, and how it’s surprisingly accessible, with the right tips. (Note: we’re not medical professionals, so it’s best to consult your doctor or a nutritionist to see if going keto right for your health).
What Is the Keto Diet?
The keto diet, at its core, is just a low-carb, high-fat meal plan—when followed consistently, it gets your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis, where you body gets using to burning more fat. Following the standard diet, most people get 70-80 percent of their daily calories from fat, and 20-25 from protein (and none from sugar, which you’ll have to drop).
There’s quite a few different keto methods (and a lot of research debating which ones work best), so it’s up to you to decide which fits in more with your lifestyle. You don’t get into intense tracking if you don’t want to: there’s “lazy keto” which is much less strict, and just means keeping an eye on your carbs. Or “cyclical keto”, where you alternate the days when you eat carbs. It can still be a bit of an adjustment, but here’s what’s generally included: meats, fish, leafy greens, cheese, eggs, healthy fats (think avocado and olive oil), nuts, berries, and lots of water.
How Easy Is It To Get Into Ketosis?
In short: yes and no. If you’re going all in on keto, there will be strict limitation on carb intake and macro-tracking in order for your body to reach ketosis. But a lot of companies have made this transition a lot easier by provide prepared meal services that lay out out macros upfront (or let you adjust meal macros based on your needs). Others have provided keto snacks and beverages to help get you through the day and keep your body in ketosis. It’ll normally take 2-4 days for ketosis to kick in, so having meals on hand can make it easier to maintain your keto lifestyle.
What Are the Best Meal Delivery Services For Keto?
There are plenty of meal delivery services that will help you take the guesswork out of keto. Our best picks have chef-curated recipes, or nutritionist-backed meal plans that will give you keto meals fast. You won’t have to worry about reading every nutrition label in the grocery store when food shopping—just choose the best plan for you, and these companies will prepare and deliver meals directly to your home, fresh or frozen. Many companies also offer the chance to try out a box or a week of meals for a reduced price, so you can see for yourself what works best for you.
Here are our top picks for meal delivery services that have your keto success in mind.
1. Territory Foods
Foodies will rejoice at Territory Foods’ offerings, which have some of the best prepared meals for Keto that can be reheated in a microwave or oven—no TV-dinner frozen qualities here. It’s one of the freshest meal deliveries we’ve tasted, thanks to their independent chefs that prep all the food out of local commercial kitchens.
You’ll have ten different menus to choose from including several “Keto” options, with menus that rotate weekly and keep the focus on local, sustainably-sourced ingredients (keep in mind your menu may vary depending on the time of year and where you’re located too). They also cater to a multitude of dietary needs, including vegan, vegetarian, and low-carb plans if there’s not enough options for you that are keto-specific.
Where Territory Foods excels is in delivering restaurant-quality meals that span different cuisines and cultures from around the world—all while still keeping macro requirements front and center. You can adjust your macros and calories with a slider while building your plan, but there’s always a interesting and flavorful options. Think more “Mushroom Asado Bowl” and less bland, baked chicken on mashed cauliflower.
Get six, 12, or 18 meals delivered per week, with over 35+ meal options per week. You can get the meals delivered fresh twice a week at participating gyms, or delivered straight your door with a $8-9 fee. If you’re just starting keto, Territory Foods will be like the personal chef that guides your way.
2. Fresh n’ Lean
Fresh N’ Lean
Fresh N’ Lean leads the pack when it comes to organic keto meals, with a focus on natural ingredients, free-range meats, and sustainably-sourced fish. You won’t have to worry about quality here since, each meal ships fresh, never frozen, to make sure you won’t just be subsisting on freezer meals.
Their menu thoughtfully-crafted menu, especially for folks doing keto, because it was designed with specific nutrition goals in mind (think athletes). Their variety of plans include keto, vegan (including an entire low-carb vegan menu if you’re doing both), paleo, and high-protein menus. Fresh n’ Lean gives you the option to exclude up to three ingredients from your plan, due to a dietary restriction, or just if you hate a specific ingredient.
Need any extra protein to boost up your non-keto meals? Fresh N’ Lean has you covered with their “bulk” add-ons. But for a regular plan, you can get up to three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for 5 or 7 days, or pick specific meals from their a la carte section.
The menu changes each week, but specific meal plans won’t let you change any meals in particular—though this can actually help you not stray too far away into breaking your ketosis if you’re being strict about it. While the culinary range isn’t as wide as other services either (they mostly stick to Mediterranean and Latin American flavors), if you love consistency and want specific macro breakdowns, then Fresh N’ Lean can deliver.
Fresh n’ Lean
Crafted by in-house dietitians and chefs, Factor is one of the most convenient ways to eat keto if you’re busy and don’t even want to think about meal prep. With a specific ketogenic menu, you’ll get fully-cooked, fresh meals delivered to your home—all you need to do is reheat them whenever you’re ready to chow down.
The menu rotates weekly, but they offer seven nutritionally-dense keto meals per week, along with paleo, dairy-free, and low-carb options. Factor is right in the sweet spot of menu creativity and simple ingredients, with offerings like their Spicy Turkey Poblano Bowl and Parmesan Pesto Chicken being full of flavor without being too complicated. Just starting out eating keto? Factor also offers a complimentary 20-minute nutrition consultation when you subscribe, so you can achieve real results.
We also like that Factor offers add-ons like keto desserts, shakes, and snacks, so there’s more to fill up on during the day besides your structured meal plan. But the plan otherwise is subscription-based, though you can pause or cancel it at any time. Choose from four, six, eight, 12, or 18 meals per week (you get a bigger discount the more meals you order, and bonus: shipping is free). Factor lets you take the guesswork out of eating keto, because it doesn’t need to be more complicated than getting organic, delicious meals with a few simple clicks.
4. Green Chef
BEST MEAL KIT
If you’re someone who wants to cook your meals fresh, but doesn’t want to keep searching ‘what ingredients are keto-friendly?’ on your phone at the grocery store, Green Chef has the meal kit for you. While most other keto-friendly delivery services offer pre-portioned, ready-to-heat meals, Green Chef gives you all the ingredients and recipes you’ll need to make great keto dinners while cutting your prep time in half.
Green Chef’s menu rotates weekly, but all their recipes are built on organic and all-natural ingredients. Their keto options are bundled in a “Keto-Paleo” menu, but that doesn’t mean their offerings aren’t diverse (example: Memphis-Style Pork Patties and Korean Beef Bulgogi). There are nine recipes per week, with a genuine focus on plant-forward meals packed with veggies no matter what plan you choose.
One thing to note: when I tried a box, I wasn’t thrilled that a lot of the sauces are premade (since the only premade aspect of other kits are usually garnishes). You might also want to check the macros of the recipe if you’re watching your sodium, which tends to get a bit high for some recipes. But for a subscription-based service, you can’t beat this level of convenience.
Choose meals for two, four, or six people, depending on your household, or between 3-4 meals a week. For learning to make some killer keto recipes, or just getting your prep out of the way, Green Chef is the keto-friendly meal kit that can’t be beat.
25 Best Healthy Food Delivery Services of 2021
Good for: People who love having options.
The details: Home Chef is one of the post popular meal kit delivery services out there, and it’s not hard to see why: The brand offers one of the most customizable meal kits and doesn’t limit you to just kits with fresh ingredients to cook up at home or one-pan reheatable meals. It gives you the option of choosing based on your needs and even has you narrow down your dietary preferences, whether you want to cut back on shellfish or go gluten-free. There’s an option to choose meals that are “ready in 15 minutes” if you’re truly starved for time, plus a menu for entrée-size salads or “premium” meals from the brand’s culinary collection that will make you feel like you’re eating gourmet.
Recipes are often simple but satisfying, like hearty steak and potatoes, sesame chicken, and salmon bagels, but also extend to international items like Vietnamese pork kebabs and Cuban steak burritos. Home Chef’s memberships are also flexible, in case you change your mind or want to press pause—you can cancel an order or take a break whenever you want. All the dishes are designed to take no more than 30 minutes to put together, and easy-to-follow recipe cards will show you how to make everything. If you’re worried about the waste involved with a weekly meal kit, all of the ingredients are delivered in recyclable packaging, with more instructions on the website that tell you exactly how to dispose of them. (Want to know more about Home Chef? One of our editors shares her experience with this healthy meal kit in her in-depth Home Chef review.)
Special dietary options: Recipes include vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, plus you can opt out of having wheat, dairy, soy, red meat, nuts, and more in your meals.
Availability: Nationwide, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
Customer review: We had our first Home Chef meal this evening. Our 20-year-old son, no chef by any stretch of the imagination, followed the instructions for shrimp. He was chopping bok choy and sprinkling spices and browning shrimp like a pro. The meals were shipped beautifully. The produce looks great. The protein was great. We could not have gotten a better meal if we had gone out to a restaurant. Since we can’t really go out to restaurants right now, what a treat to have a restaurant-quality meal at home prepared by a true amateur. And he had fun doing it! Tomorrow tacos, the next day scallops, next week who knows? —Chris
Cost: $10 per serving for dinner and $8 per serving for lunch. Shipping is free for orders over $40, and otherwise $10.
The 5 Best Keto, Low Carb Food Delivery Services in 2021
Online food delivery services allow you to get necessary items delivered right to your doorstep, saving you a ton of time, energy and money in the process. Whether you are looking for nutritious keto meals and meal kits, high-quality meat, low-carb snacks and smoothies, or even low-sugar wine – this roundup of the best keto, low carb food delivery services online is sure to please. And of course, I have included special discounts just for my readers!
Food delivery services have gained so much popularity recently, because they offer unparalleled convenience. All you have to do is decide what type of food you want and how often you want to receive it, sign up online for a delivery service, and then the food gets sent straight to your front door. How simple is that?!
Utilizing an online food delivery service saves time because it eliminates the need for grocery shopping (no commuting and sitting in traffic is needed!). It also encourages you to prepare and eat food at home, which prevents you from spending even more money going out to eat or getting take-out. And as long as you choose a transparent, high-quality delivery service, it is an excellent option from a nutritional standpoint, because you know exactly what is going into your food.
In addition, if you’re following a strict and restrictive diet, such as the high fat, low carb keto diet, it can be challenging to stay on top of things. Using a keto-specific food delivery service makes everything so much easier, because you don’t have to constantly figure out what to eat or keep track of what is in your meals.
However, not all food delivery services are created equal. It is important to sign up for a delivery service that is reputable, offers great value, and uses high-quality, clean ingredients that are actually good for you. Keep reading to learn more about my choices for the best online delivery services for healthy and delicious keto, low carb food!
1. Keto Meal Delivery Service: Fresh n’ Lean
Fresh n’ Lean is a keto meal delivery service that sends fresh (never frozen), organic low carb meals straight to your doorstep in an insulated, environmentally-friendly box. Once your box arrives, all you need to do is unpack your meals and then put them in the fridge. Once you are ready to eat, simply heat up your meal in the microwave or on the stove. Absolutely no prep work, cooking or cleanup is required, so using a service like this is a huge time-saver.
Fresh n’ Lean’s ready-to-eat keto meals include whole-food options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, that are all fully-prepared by expert chefs. Their menu includes sustainably-sourced meat, wild-caught seafood, free-range eggs, organic dairy and non-GMO, naturally-grown fruits and vegetables.
One of the best features of this meal delivery service is that it is incredibly flexible, so you can choose to subscribe to a weekly meal plan or choose your meals à la carte. In addition, you can switch plans, pause or cancel anytime, so there is no risk.
Click here to try out Fresh n’ Lean for yourself!
Pictured above: Grilled Marinated Flank Steak from Simply Recipes
2. High-Quality Meat Delivery Service: ButcherBox
If you’re on keto, there’s a high chance that a big part of your diet is consuming animal protein. However, its really important to make sure you’re eating high quality meat and meat products that are free of any added sugars or fillers. Personally, I am a huge believer in using grass-fed, no-hormones-added and ethically-raised meat instead of conventional, factory-farmed meat. It’s more healthy, humane, sustainable and just tastes better.
ButcherBox is a popular monthly meat delivery service that delivers organic, antibiotic- and hormone-free cuts directly to your door. Their meat selection includes 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, grass-fed and pasture-raised bison, free-range chicken, and heritage breed pork.
In addition, ButcherBox offers wild-caught and sustainably-harvested seafood, such as Alaskan sockeye salmon, halibut, cod, and lobster. The company also sells pre-made foods such as grass-fed beef burger patties, wild-caught salmon burgers, and hot dogs that contain no nitrates, nitrites, artificial flavors, or fillers. They also sell keto, paleo, and Whole30-approved bacon which is uncured, applewood-smoked, and free of added sugar and nitrates.
The main reason why I love ButcherBox is because of the high quality of their meat. ButcherBox’s meat always tastes DELICIOUS and all of their animals are ethically-raised and naturally-fed. The meat arrives frozen and individually vacuum-packed in an insulated, eco-friendly box. The price works out to less than $6 per meal and the shipping is always free!
Click here to sign up for ButcherBox!
3. Low-Carb Wine Delivery Service: Dry Farm Wines
You definitely can still drink wine if you’re following a ketogenic diet, as long as you choose the right wine. The best place I’ve found to buy natural, low carb wines is Dry Farm Wines.
All of their wines are free of sugar and carbs as they contain less than 1 g/L, so they are statistically sugar-free. This makes their wines keto-friendly and Whole30-compliant. In addition, their wines are free of preservatives, GMO fruit and commercial yeast.
I also recommend Dry Farm Wines because all of their wines are organic and do not contain any harmful chemicals and additives like most wines on the market. These additives are what actually cause hangovers, headaches, and brain fog – NOT the wine itself.
If you want to be certain that the wine you’re drinking is safe, natural, keto-friendly and free of additives, I highly recommend buying organic and natural wine from Dry Farm Wines. You can cancel your membership anytime, so it’s risk-free.
Click here to get your first bottle of wine for just 1 penny (seriously!)
4. Keto Smoothie and Snack Delivery Service: Catalina Crunch
Catalina Crunch sells keto, low carb smoothie kits as well as keto-friendly cereal and snacks. They pride themselves on always using clean ingredients that are gluten-free and non-GMO, with no artificial flavors or colors.
Their smoothies are particularly suited to those following a ketogenic diet, as their smoothies contain only 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of net carbs. They are also packed with 14 grams of healthy fats and 6 grams of plant-based protein. Catalina Crunch’s shakes are also 100% vegan and are made with whole fruits and vegetables.
The way it works is they ship freeze-dried whole fruits and vegetables, pre-cut into individual cups, right to your door. Then you simply pour the ingredients into your blender, add some ice and water, and blend for 30 seconds. Their low-carb smoothies come in three delicious flavors: Mixed Berry, Tropical Pineapple, and Strawberry Banana.
They also sell a variety of keto cereals that are sugar-free, all natural, vegan and packed with fiber and plant-based protein. Their low carb cereals come in eight tasty flavors: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Fruity, Cinnamon Toast, Dark Chocolate, Honey Graham, Mint Chocolate Chip, Maple Waffle and Chocolate Banana. In addition, they also sell Keto Sandwich Cookies that are low-sugar, plant-based and rich in fiber and protein.
You can select to have a one-time purchase or subscribe and save 10%, where you can cancel your subscription at any time. In addition, you will get free shipping on all orders.
Click here to get free shipping on all orders at Catalina Crunch!
5. Keto-Friendly Meal Kit Delivery Service: Sun Basket
Sun Basket is a meal kit delivery service that sends healthy, organic and eco-friendly ingredients with corresponding recipes right to your front door. This saves so much time and simplifies the process of cooking at home, because it eliminates the need for grocery shopping and meal planning. Everything is already done for you and is ready to go.
Sun Basket isn’t a keto-specific meal kit delivery service, but it offers a variety of diet plans to choose from. For the ketogenic diet, you should select The Carb-Conscious Meal Plan, which features a rotating menu of keto-friendly meals (which you get to pick) that contain between 550-800 calories, 35 grams of net carbs or fewer and at least 20 grams of protein per serving.
Their meals are nutritionist-approved and are made with nutrient-dense produce, high-quality protein (such as pasture-raised, organic eggs and antibiotic- and hormone-free, responsibly-raised meats) and clean, healthy fats. In addition, you can skip a week, cancel or change eating plans whenever you want.
Click here to get up to $35 off plus 4 FREE gifts at Sun Basket!
All in all, online food delivery services are a terrific way to save time, energy and money. Additionally, using a keto-friendly food delivery service makes following a restrictive low-carb diet so much easier. There truly are high-quality, dependable and affordable delivery services for healthy, keto and low carb food out there. By doing your research and signing up for one that suits your preferences, you can ensure that you will always have nutritious, keto-friendly food on hand!
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The Keto Diet Made Easy
Tired of meticulously planning your meals and calculating your fat and carb intake? Don’t worry, keto dieters, we’ve got you covered. We’ve researched the best keto meal delivery services available right now and compiled this in-depth comparison for you.
It’s never been easier to reap the health benefits of a keto lifestyle, no matter your schedule, budget, or culinary preferences.
Short on Time? Here Are the Best Keto Meal Delivery Services of 2021:
Our Best Keto Meal Delivery Services Reviewed
Green Chef – Best Overall Keto Meal Kits
Green Chef Best Features
Dedicated Keto + Paleo plan – tasty meals designed to keep you in ketosis
Certified organic – high-quality produce and responsibly sourced proteins
Easy to follow – simple recipes suitable for all skill levels
Green Chef in a Nutshell
If premium, organic ingredients are high on the agenda for you, Green Chef’s produce is always certified-organic where possible. All of its meats are responsibly sourced and non-GMO, too. It’s also a great service if you’re following the keto diet, with a broad range of low-carb and gluten-free dishes that can be on the table within 30 minutes.
The menu changes weekly, and there are around nine dishes to choose from on each plan, each week. The well-labeled, prepped ingredients, signature spice blends, and simple recipes make these meal kits a breeze to cook. Learn more about the company’s plans and recipes in our full-length Green Chef review.
Green Chef delivers across the US, excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and certain parts of Louisiana. Shipping costs $8.99 each week, with boxes arriving between 8 am and 9 pm, Monday to Saturday. And – in a nod to its green name and sustainable ethos – the company strives to ensure all its packaging is recyclable or reusable where possible.
Fresh n’ Lean – Prepared Keto Meals for Active Lifestyles
Fresh n’ Lean Best Features
High-quality ingredients – local, nutrient-dense, and organic where possible
Certified gluten-free – no matter which plan you choose
Low-carb – keto meals have 10g net carbs per meal (with 26g of protein and 35g of fats)
Fresh n’ Lean in a Nutshell
Fresh n’ Lean’s dedicated Keto plan is just one of the specialized diets catered for – others include Protein+ (designed to support athletes and other active lifestyles), Paleo, and Vegan. All the dishes are made from sustainably sourced ingredients (including its seafood and grass-fed beef) with an emphasis on healthy fats, such as olive oil and avocado.
You can learn more about how Fresh n’ Lean works in our expert review.
The prepared meals are developed by dietitians and cooked by professional keto chefs, guaranteeing meals that are delicious, hassle-free, and in line with a modified keto diet. You can’t pick and choose individual meals if you subscribe to a plan, but you can add extras such as snacks, breakfast, and protein packs.
If you want to choose exactly what you’ll be eating, opt for the a la carte option.
The meals arrive chilled and can be heated in just a couple of minutes. Orders go out every Friday to all 50 states and are delivered in vacuum-sealed, insulated boxes with recyclable packaging.
Factor – Gourmet Keto Dishes and Desserts
Factor Best Features
Healthy and high-quality – ingredients are non-GMO and free of artificial preservatives
Plenty of add-ons – shop smoothies, cold-pressed juices, desserts, and more
Complimentary nutrition coaching – schedule your free 20-minute slot when you sign up
Factor in a Nutshell
Factor is a prepared meal delivery service that focuses on providing rich and nutritious low-carb, high-fat meals to your door. It also has dairy-free and plant-based options, as well as many spicy recipes – so you don’t need to give up on mouth-watering flavor while on keto.
Learn more in our Factor review.
You’ll find around nine or 10 keto meals on the menu each week. The dishes are prepared by pro chefs and tailored by dietitians, so you’ll notice the great variety. As well as meals like Blackened Salmon, Turkey Chili, and the Keto Mushroom Burger, you’ll also find add-ons such as shakes and smoothies, energy balls, and even keto-friendly desserts.
The meals arrive freshly cooked and chilled – never frozen. They’ll happily stay fresh for a full seven days in the fridge. You can order up to 12 meals per week so you’ll always have healthy, keto-friendly meals to hand.
Diet-to-Go – Keto Meals for Weight Loss
Diet-to-Go Best Features
Dedicated Keto-Carb30 plan – swap carbs for fats with plenty of meat, cheese, and eggs
Local pickup available – pick up at your convenience, depending on location
Nutritional coaching included – all the weight loss support you might need
Diet-to-Go in a Nutshell
It’s hard to go wrong with Diet-to-Go’s Keto-Carb30 plan. Diners can choose from a large number of meals that contain up to 30 net carbs and 1,300 calories per day. While for many, the keto diet has a reputation for being difficult to maintain, Diet-to-Go makes it easy to stick to. Find out more in our complete Diet-to-Go review.
The meals are also incredibly convenient. All you need to do is heat and eat – and the plan offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so your entire day is covered. Choose anything from BBQ Pork Ribs to Cheese and Veggie Egg Bites.
Diet-to-Go delivers to the entire continental US but meals are shipped via FedEx, which adds a hefty $19.98 to your weekly order.
Freshly – Simple, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Meals
Freshly Best Features
Certified gluten-free – always low-carb and peanut-free, too
Great variety – choose from more than 40 dishes each time
Convenient – prepared meals ready to serve in minutes
Freshly in a Nutshell
Though Freshly doesn’t have a dedicated keto plan, its prepared meals are entirely gluten-free and it has a whole range of low-carb dishes that sit in line with a keto diet. The company also prides itself on avoiding sugar, preservatives, and other unhealthy ingredients often associated with ready meals. Its recipes focus only on nutrient-dense ingredients, including quality proteins and healthy fats, which are perfect for ketosis.
Each single-serving meal is ready to be heated and eaten immediately, ensuring minimal cleanup and prep. To see which dishes are keto-friendly, simply use the feature that sorts by nutritional values while editing your order in Deliveries or check the individual recipes in the menu. You can learn more about that in our in-depth Freshly review.
The plans are simple and allow you to order between four and 12 meals per week. You’ll also find lots of healthy twists on your favorite takeouts – so why not fill your fridge for when you’re short on time and feeling hungry to help you stay on track?
Blue Apron – Best For Varied Meal Kits
Blue Apron Best Features
Great variety – global-inspired dishes and gourmet options
Diet-friendly – encourages healthy living with its Wellness plan
Sticklers for sustainability – including recyclable and reusable packaging
Blue Apron in a Nutshell
Blue Apron offers a range of balanced meals suited to the average American family, but it also has some recipes that have few enough carbs to be in line with the keto diet, with protein-focused Meal Prep Bundles available. You can also acquire useful keto ingredients from the online marketplace, such as seafood or meat.
The Wellness plan includes recipes that are designed to be low-calorie and low-carb, and have been approved by nutritionists and WW (formerly Weight Watchers). WW uses a SmartPoints system that helps you keep track of calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein, making it a useful tool for keto diets.
Home Chef – Best Value Keto-Friendly Meal Kits
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Home Chef Best Features
Super flexible – customize the protein in almost every meal
Recipes to suit your schedule – including Oven-Ready dishes for busy days
Pickup available – at participating Kroger-owned stores across the county
Home Chef in a Nutshell
There may not be a dedicated keto plan available, but with Home Chef there’s customization. And though many of the dishes on the menu already qualify for the keto diet, you also have the option to swap, upgrade, or double-up on the protein in each meal.
Sort the menu using the Carb-Conscious filter to see the recipes that have carb values of up to 32g.
Low-carb meals include tasty dishes such as the Peach BBQ Chicken Breast with Crispy Broccoli, and the Crispy Buffalo-Style Shrimp Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese. What’s more, you can order extra protein – including shrimp, salmon, and chicken – should you need it. Learn more about how that works in our expert’s Home Chef review.
And the best thing about this service? The price per portion, with some dishes starting at $6.99.
Best Keto Meal Delivery Services: Comparison Table
Meal Delivery Service
Starting Price Per Serving
Dietary Preferences Offered
Keto + Paleo, Plant-Powered
Fresh n’ Lean
Vegan, Low-Carb Vegan, Keto, Paleo, High-Protein, Gluten-Free
Keto, Paleo, High-Protein, Low-Carb, Low-Calorie, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Keto-Carb30, Balance-Diabetes, Vegetarian
Gluten-Free, Peanut-Free, Low-Carb, High-Protein
Vegetarian, WW-Approved, Diabetes-Friendly
Meal kits and prepared meals
Carb-Conscious, Calorie-Conscious, Vegetarian
What We Look For in the Best Meal Delivery Services
There are two ways you can get keto food to your door: as a box of fresh ingredients ready for you to prep and cook (like the meal kits from Green Chef) or as prepared dishes that you only need to heat and eat, like the ones from Fresh n’ Lean.
Our list comprises the best meal kits as well as the best prepared meals, so you can choose what suits you. Here are the key features we looked for:
The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services
Comprehensive recipes – with clear instructions to suit all skill levels
Good mix of produce – sometimes portioned and chopped, sometimes whole, but always fresh (and organic where possible)
Recyclable packaging – since every ingredient comes packaged separately, we wanted to choose the most sustainable options
The Best Prepared Meal Delivery Services
Freshly prepared – to ensure the most nutritious meals possible
Various heating methods – no microwave? No problem. These can also be heated in the oven or on the stovetop
Good shelf life – we looked for services that guarantee freshness between deliveries
What We Look For in Both Prepared Meals and Meal Kits
Top-quality ingredients – sustainably sourced proteins, locally-grown produce, non-GMO, nutrient-dense wholefoods, and more
Variety – after all, exciting menus make following any kind of diet much easier!
Flexible plans – commitment-free and easily manageable
How Keto Meal Delivery Services Work
The Difference Between Regular Keto Meal Plans & Meal Delivery Services
There are plenty of resources online that can give you inspiration for keto recipes. Some are fully-fledged meal plans that even come with coaching. But to put them into practice, you still need to do a lot of work, including purchasing the ingredients and always making sure you have the right things in your store cupboard.
This is where keto (or keto-friendly) meal delivery services come into play: they allow you to experiment and enjoy your meals without having to plan everything beforehand. Rather than grocery shopping, you’ll get everything you need delivered straight to your door.
Keto Delivery Service Plans Explained
Keto meal delivery services usually allow you to subscribe to a plan that brings weekly meals to your door. In some cases, companies like Green Chef or Diet-to-Go will have dedicated keto plans, others – like Home Chef and Freshly – will just offer keto-friendly dishes and the plans are based simply on how many meals you want each week.
You don’t always have to choose your meals every week either: some services have the option to have them chosen for you, or you can put the subscription on autopilot.
Sometimes a subscription is necessary, but some services, such as Fresh n’ Lean, allow you to order a la carte. Others, like Home Chef, even have meals you can buy in grocery stores.
Keto Meal Delivery Service Prices
When looking at prices, it’s important to keep in mind that there are a lot of factors involved and it can be tricky to make a fair comparison.
Keto meals are part of a specialized diet and are subsequently more expensive than regular meals. While you can find regular meal kits for as little as $4.99, the cheapest keto-friendly one on this list is $6.99 – and the price increases with customizations and extras. There’s also the cost of shipping to factor in, which can vary depending on the company and your location.
How Keto Meal Delivery Shipping Works
With keto meal delivery – just like any regular delivery service – all you need to do is enter your zip code and select your preferred day (or get one assigned, depending on your location). Fresh n’ Lean, for example, limits its shipping days so it can ensure all its meals are delivered as fresh as possible.
Shipping costs can be a set weekly fee, or it can be calculated at checkout based on your location or meal plan.
You can track your delivery in most cases, either through a dedicated app or through the shipping company which, from my experience, is usually FedEx.
The most important thing is that the food arrives at your house as fresh as possible. As a general rule, the ingredients are packaged in individual containers or bags, which are kept chilled during transportation by insulating materials or ice packs.
How to Pause, Skip, or Cancel Your Orders
Pausing or canceling your subscription should be easy, as long as you give the company prior notice. You can also skip weeks when you’re out of town or have other plans.
In most cases, you can do all of these things directly from the company’s website, but some, like Diet-to-Go, require you to send a short email or call the customer service hotline in order to cancel. You can find more info on this in our blog post.
When Is a Meal Service NOT Right for You?
If you know you have a serious allergy, it’s important to choose a meal delivery service that caters to your needs. For example, if you have celiac disease, look for services that use only gluten-free ingredients, such as Fresh n’ Lean or Freshly. Always check with your healthcare professional to make sure.
If, however, you yearn for even more variation in your diet or your schedule doesn’t fit with a certain company’s delivery dates, these are things you should also take into consideration when choosing the best keto meal delivery service for you.
Bottom Line – Why Choose a Keto Meal Delivery Service?
Following a keto diet is not easy for many people. But the right meal delivery service allows you to turn it into an exciting culinary experience. No more stress, no more planning, you can just experiment and enjoy the tasty food while also reaping the health benefits of keto. Plus, it leaves you more time to do the things you enjoy!
Is HelloFresh keto-friendly?
HelloFresh provides a range of Carb-Smart meals that could qualify for the ketogenic diet. However, if you’re looking for a meal kit that’s specifically designed for the keto diet, check out Green Chef.
Is Freshly keto-friendly?
Yes! Many of Freshly’s meals are low-carb, high-protein, and perfect for the keto diet. What’s more, all its meals are made from healthy, nutrient-dense ingredients.
Is Sunbasket keto-friendly?
Sunbasket has a Carb-Conscious meal plan that’s a good fit for anyone following a keto diet. However, we would also recommend Ketogenic Diet-to-Go, which caters for every meal of the day and is specifically designed to keep you in ketosis.
What is the cost of a keto meal delivery service?
Some services offer meals at less than $9 per serving, like those at Freshly, while others can be pricier and you can expect to pay a similar cost to dining out. Don’t forget to factor in additional shipping costs when you make your decision.
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A balanced diet is, first of all, a correct eating regimen. You need to learn to eat regularly and on time. It is necessary to divide the daily ration into 5 or 6 parts. It is also necessary to comply with the daily calorie intake, and maintain the correct balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. We did it for you! Second, but no less important, your diet should consist exclusively of healthy foods, and we have taken care of that too! Remember that both a man and a woman should include food with vitamins, minerals and trace elements in their menu.A proper balanced diet will keep you healthy for many years, will allow you to change your physique for the better and maintain your normal weight without exhausting diets.
The daily proportions of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in all diets are the same: Proteins 30%, Carbohydrates 50%, Fats 20%
Any calculator of daily calorie content available on the Internet will help you to choose the right diet or write to us by filling out this form.
Good Kitchen offers you a balanced diet in different calories and number of meals:
You can order a trial diet for 2 days, 6 days or 24 days.When ordering for 24 days, freeze is in effect – you can suspend delivery and then resume with a simple phone call.
Lunch, as the lowest calorie meal, can be eaten with lunch or afternoon tea. Also Lunch, Snack and Snack can be swapped at will. The Super Fit 1200, Balance 1800 and Mass 2400 diets do not have Snack, i.e.because these rations are designed for 5 meals a day.
In the rations WOMAN Classic and MAN Classic there are no Snacks and Snacks, and Lunch (usually soup or salad) is eaten with lunch.
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An effective weight loss program is based on reducing the amount of carbohydrates in the daily diet with a slight increase in protein and fat. As a result, weight loss occurs at the expense of fat mass.At the same time, the carbohydrates remaining in the diet are represented by fiber necessary for weight loss.
In our body, carbohydrates are the main source of energy. When their amount in the daily diet decreases, the formation of the glucose we need begins to occur from non-carbohydrate components (glycerol, amino acids, fatty acids). In the initial period of carbohydrate starvation, the metabolism of amino acids (protein) increases, but then the process of oxidation of free fatty acids with the formation of additional sources of energy – ketones (these substances, plus everything else, can reduce appetite).
The effect of this program is enhanced by minimizing salt and natural sweeteners, a fractional diet to maintain metabolism at the proper level and control appetite, moderately reduced calories and the inclusion of a sufficient amount of vitamins in the diet.
Recommendations for Weight Loss with a Low Carb Diet
In order to make weight loss comfortable, we try to diversify the diet as much as possible and come up with new recipes for healthy desserts and dietary options for everyone’s favorite dishes.To improve the effectiveness of weight loss with a low-carb diet, it is recommended that you consume enough clean water evenly throughout the day and dosed physical activity.
Since with a decrease in carbohydrates, the intake of dietary fiber and vitamins decreases, such a diet is recommended for no more than 10-14 days.
For whom the program is contraindicated:
-Pregnant and lactating women; children
-People engaged in hard physical work
-People suffering from insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or with a tendency to hypoglycemia, with diseases of the kidneys, gastrointestinal tract (hyperacid gastritis, peptic ulcer)
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Home delivery of low-calorie food
If a person has decided to lead a healthy lifestyle in general, and in particular to adhere to the principles of proper nutrition.If there is a problem of excess weight, then such food must also be low-calorie. But how difficult it is to implement such a diet, especially for extremely busy people, many know firsthand. How to deal with all the intricacies of a low-calorie diet, whether it is needed at all, and whether there is delivery of low-calorie food to your home, we will try to consider now.
Who Needs a Low Calorie Diet?
It turns out that not only girls, but sometimes also men should limit themselves in the consumed energy.The first reason for this is obesity or overweight. The fact is that excess weight is formed when a person consumes more energy than he spends during the day. The unused calories are sent to fat depots in the hips, waist, arms and back. This noticeably distorts the proportions of the body and leads to an unaesthetic appearance. But the cosmetic issue is just the tip of the iceberg. Excess weight and eating disorders can cause diseases such as hypertension, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, diseases of the joints and the entire musculoskeletal system.Therefore, it is important and necessary to fight overweight. Exercise and proper low-calorie nutrition should be the main tools to combat it.
Physical activity helps to burn energy, accelerate metabolism, oxygenate blood, strengthen the muscle corset. These beneficial influences will significantly help transform the body of a complete person, tighten it up a little and improve its health. But exercise alone is clearly not enough, an important factor in improving the figure is the organization of proper moderate nutrition.
Food restriction is designed to reduce the amount of energy consumed, but at the same time provide the body with all the necessary nutrients – proteins, fats and carbohydrates, as well as vitamins, minerals and trace elements. The organization of such food is a responsible and painstaking occupation, since here you need to take into account the composition of each ingredient, its quality, and remember the correct ratio of nutrients.
Difficulties in organizing low-calorie meals
To prepare low-calorie meals, you have to take into account the composition of each product and even seasonings.Who would have thought, but starch and sugar may lurk in a seasoning from a mixture of vegetables, which, albeit not much, will affect the final calorie content of the dish. And so in many little things.
In addition, when compiling a low-calorie menu, you have to plan each nutrient and observe their percentage in the daily diet. Therefore, the choice of products and dishes will depend on these very ratios. And if you also think about the presence of vitamins and minerals in the plate, then drawing up a menu for a week will take just this whole week.
That is why many are forced to turn to dietitians for the preparation of the menu and diet. But the list of dishes offered by the doctor, as a rule, is modest and boring, and a person is not just given the ability to enjoy the taste of food. But there are a number of tips that could make it somewhat easier to create a low-calorie menu:
- At first, it is better to try to plan for proteins, since they are present in very small quantities in non-protein foods, and there will be no harm from a small excess of protein in the diet.
- After proteins, carbohydrates should be added to the menu – they are not found in protein products, but they can carry fats, which should also be taken into account, because fat is the most nutritious nutrient;
- To buy and prepare only dietary meals – this will save the losing weight from unnecessary damage in the event of a breakdown. Agree, it is still better to break into an extra portion of chicken breast than a burger with cola;
- Do not skip meals – this will save you from a strong feeling of hunger and overeating;
- Eating often and in small portions is good for both the psyche and the stomach.
But even these rules do not allow some people to organize dietary meals at home. This problem is especially acute for very busy people who, at times, can eat food from the delivery for weeks. But the question is: is there a delivery of low-calorie food to your home?
Benefits of Healthy Food Delivery Services
It turns out that there are a lot of services that are ready to feed their customers only fresh and healthy food, also with home delivery. For example, Grow Food.They have a special low-calorie menu for 5 or 7 days. These are exceptionally healthy and fresh dishes. This diet was developed by the best fitness trainers in St. Petersburg specifically for people who go in for sports or just watch their diet. When ordering food in this service, you get the whole set of dishes that are convenient to take with you and enjoyable to eat. With Grow Food, low-calorie home delivery will become a reality for you. You can easily control your weight and diet without making any efforts in the kitchen or developing a personalized menu.
90,000 service of the future, popular today with Chefmarket
Food is one of the most important conditions for the survival of mankind. And if you do not have the right time to cook your favorite food due to life circumstances or a busy work schedule, you cannot go to a restaurant due to the threat of a pandemic, you will be interested in the best food delivery in Ramenskoye from the Chefmarket company. Food delivery service solves all these problems.
When food delivery is irreplaceable
When Eureka happens, this moment is priceless.Quite often it is preceded by days, months or years of work for the result. And often you could not see food better than ready-made semi-finished products. With the advent of home delivery in Ramenskoye from Chefmarket, you no longer have to be distracted by cooking, but you can take care of your health.
Remember how you watched an exciting movie or TV series at home, or maybe in another place. The appearance of a juicy steak or pizza in the frame caused a sudden desire to eat it immediately.Now you can place an order of any dish at home in a few clicks in the application. Indicate the address where you want food delivered in Ramenskoye and choose any payment method. The order will be completed in the near future.
Also order a set of groceries at home to prepare your favorite restaurant food yourself. In the near future you will receive a beautiful box with everything you need to feel like a real chef. Ingredients neatly packaged, recipe with photos of cooking processes, descriptions of cooking steps – try how haute cuisine can be simple.Try this kind of preparation, it is simply amazing.
Food delivery: the service of the future, popular today
Most of us live in a gourmet culture. Food on order with free delivery in Ramenskoye and other cities is gaining great popularity every day. People admire the online delivery service because of its transparency and simplicity. An easy search allows you to choose what to order and when to deliver the food. And also opens up new opportunities:
- Helps you discover healthy eating trends.Order a menu for a week to see how interesting it is for you, or go back to the previous power system.
- Keeps the focus on cuisines from around the world. With them, you can expand your taste preferences and discover more interesting dishes for your menu.
- To create your own personal dietary menu very tasty. You can place an order for the delivery of a low-carb diet, find great combinations with a low calorie content, choose gluten-free meals.
- Take off the burden of daily planning and preparing a menu for the whole family, taking into account the personal preferences of each member.The masters work for your convenience and offer to order food delivery for a week or even a month.
If, for certain reasons, you need to make adjustments to the approved menu plan, you can do it free of charge. Rate how convenient and affordable it is not only in Moscow, but also in Ramenskoye.
Restaurant Food Delivery and Cost Effectiveness
Restaurant-like food delivery service from Chefmarket saves a lot of time and money from your cards. Previously, you had to go to a restaurant to grab a bite to eat after adjusting your busy schedule.Now you do not need to rush to go out or stand in line waiting for your issue. In addition to the above, organized food-to-order delivery helps companies reduce travel costs.
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90,000 5 Real Benefits of Using a Food Delivery Service
Food is the most important requirement of humanity. But nowadays, people are struggling not only with their busy schedules, but also with the threat of COVID-19 (and the vast lines of supermarkets it creates).They don’t have the right time to cook, eat, or go to a restaurant to eat their favorite food due to life’s circumstances.
Online catering services turned out to be a boon for us. He solves all these problems (and sometimes even makes our day). Imagine watching your favorite Netflix web series at home or elsewhere. All of a sudden, your food cravings started when you saw an apple on a web series. You can simply order an apple with one click in the app.If you think about it, it’s just amazing.
Today we live in a gourmet culture. Online catering services are becoming more popular every day. There are many food delivery services. The purpose of this article is to discuss some of the outstanding benefits of using a food delivery service to make your life easier.
Benefit for people with disabilities
People with disabilities face many challenges. Sometimes it is a problem for them that they have to struggle to get out and enjoy their favorite food.This is where the eco-lakomka.ru food delivery service comes to the rescue, solving this problem for everyone who faces physical obstacles.
This is a significant advantage of the food delivery service. If you have a disability and you are home alone, getting food and groceries delivered to your doorstep is a blessing in disguise. You can simply order food by phone if you are at home.
Food delivery services give you the opportunity to choose from a variety of food options and cuisines from different restaurants.You can also manage your dietary plans as you wish, if you have enough knowledge of dietary calories.
People admire online delivery services because of their simplicity and transparency. They can choose what to order and when to deliver the food. In addition, food companies also offer dietary services. For example, you can contact a low-carb food delivery company if you are on a low-carb diet. How convenient is it?
These food delivery services save a lot of time and money.Previously, you had to go to a restaurant to grab a bite to eat after adjusting your busy schedule.
But now you do not need to rush to go outside, standing in lines waiting for your turn. Moreover, it also reduces travel expenses. Regardless, food delivery services also provide many suggestions for engaging users, which increases their availability.
To access the food delivery service, you just need an Android or iPhone with the application that offers this service.Access through the app makes it more convenient to place an order without finding a number, calling it, holding it, etc. Now it can be done with one click in a few simple steps.
Simple payment process
The process of paying for food delivery services is quite convenient. You can pay using debit cards, credit cards, online banking, and more. The e-wallet option is also sometimes provided to users with coupon and promotional offers.
If someone is not comfortable sharing their credit or debit card details, they can also use cash on delivery, that is, cash on delivery. The food delivery services are amazing as they deliver food right to our doorstep with little effort.
90,000 Intervals between meals – which are optimal?
How many times a day should you eat? The most popular answers to this question are 3 or 5.However, some people feel great
if they eat only 2 or even 1 times a day. What’s the best?
There is no definite answer. It all depends on the state of health, metabolic characteristics, lifestyle, preferences of a particular
5 times a day
Fractional meals, including 3 main meals and 2 snacks, are recommended by almost all nutritionists and nutritionists,
components of a weight loss program. Why?
It is believed that frequent meals help speed up metabolism and control hunger.But is it really so?
Not really. Metabolic rate is influenced by many factors, including genetics. Moreover, many of them have not yet been fully clarified.
For example, it is not clear why one person eats a lot and does not get better, while another is forced to constantly restrict himself, because
every extra crumb will immediately affect the weight.
Regulating metabolic rate by changing the number of meals is not the most effective solution. Better to increase physical
activity, take care of healthy sleep and the right choice of foods.
Studies show that in the long term, multiple meals are fraught with disruption of carbohydrate metabolism. Cause
insulin is produced for any food. Fractional meals increase hormone release and increase risk
insulin resistance. Therefore, frequent meals are highly discouraged in case of poor heredity for diabetes, with already existing
insulin resistance, as well as with other endocrine disorders (hypothyroidism, polycystic).
In addition, fractional meals are not convenient for everyone. It takes a lot of free time to plan menus and daily cooking
different dishes. Often times, people who adhere to this regime become obsessed with food. They constantly think what to cook, they look
for hours so you don’t miss a snack. With a tendency to overeat and without counting calories when eating 5 times a day, the risk is much higher
eat more than you need.
Nevertheless, for some people, five meals a day are really necessary.It is recommended for inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
in the acute stage, with adrenal insufficiency, for pregnant women, as well as for athletes to build muscle mass.
Choosing the right food for your snacks is important to avoid spikes in insulin. These should be low-carb foods with
high in healthy fats and protein. For example, nuts, avocados, cheese, full-fat cottage cheese, eggs, coconut chips.
3 times a day
This is a classic and familiar to us from childhood regimen, which is the most physiological for a healthy person.It includes 3 complete
food intake – breakfast, lunch, dinner.
With such a diet, the intervals between meals are 5-6 hours, which allows the body to rest a little from constant
digestion of food. In between meals, you can drink only water, herbal infusions, tea, coffee without sugar or with a sweetener,
which is not absorbed in the digestive tract. To stay full throughout the day, choose healthy foods that are high in nutrition.
What is responsible for saturation?
When food enters the gastrointestinal tract, the digestive tract produces special hormones that signal that you need to stop eating.The greater the volume and calorie content of food, the more hormones are released. Therefore, we feel satiated after
full meals, not after snacks.
Three meals a day is optimal for insulin and leptin resistance. These conditions, when cells are less sensitive to
insulin and saturation hormone leptin are considered the main causes of weight gain.
Less than 3 times a day
Typically people on intermittent fasting, low-carb, or ketogenic diets eat this type of diet.However, they
feel comfortable, do not suffer from hunger during the day. Long-lasting satiety and energy are provided by the right fats,
which are included in every meal.
The long-term benefits of two or three meals a day have been proven in many studies. For example, in a 2019 review article
according to the effect of the frequency and time of food intake on health, it is shown  that such a regimen, combined with the consumption of most of the calories in the first
half a day and intermittent short-term fasting provides:
- reduction of inflammation;
- Increased autophagy, or cell cleansing processes, when the cell receives new resources for recovery by eating its “old
- normalization of circadian rhythms;
- increased resistance to stress;
- Improved gut microbiota.
Autophagy is one of the mechanisms that helps to slow down aging, prevent the development of senile diseases and
How many times a day to eat to lose weight?
The basic rule for losing weight is a calorie deficit. This is where the classic approach lies, and this is what many say.
nutritionists. But the effect of losing weight in this way will be short-lived. It is very difficult to constantly count calories, refuse
from food with an unknown calorie content.Therefore, after reaching the desired figure on the scales, many relax, and extra pounds
come back again.
It is much more correct to approach the issue of weight loss more globally and consciously. It’s worth starting by changing the structure of the diet:
refusal of sugar, simple carbohydrates, foods containing gluten. It is also important to get rid of hormonal problems and chronic
inflammatory processes, which are often the causes of excess weight.
As for the number of meals, everything is individual here.
It is enough for a healthy person to eat 2-3 times a day. But some people feel great if they only eat once.
in a day.
If there are problems with the digestive tract, endocrine disorders, problems with excess weight, for the selection of the optimal and comfortable
dietary patterns must be examined and consulted with a doctor.
 Antonio Paoli, Grant Tinsley, Antonino Bianco, Tatiana Moro / The Influence of Meal Frequency and Timing on Health in Humans:
The Role of Fasting.- Nutrients. – 2019. – Vol. 11, No. 4.
90,000 We are sitting on a low-carb diet: agritura – LiveJournal
I already wrote somewhere that over the winter, sitting at the easel at home, I happily gained extra pounds to the couple already in stock – the one that made me fill a whole suitcase a year ago things in which I no longer wet, but it is a pity to distribute. More than a month ago, I took up myself and first decided to try out Protasov’s diet – raw vegetables and “milk” below 5% fat, plus 3 apples and one egg a day.Withstood 10 days, no promised “pleasant lightness” instead of constant wolf hunger never came, and the scales showed nothing comforting. Nothing at all! To all I will add constant weakness, irritability and, sorry, a tendency to constipation, which has never been observed before. I realized that it was not mine, and decided to “change” to the already tested, easily tolerated and quite effective, Lord forgive me, “Kremlin”.
From “Protasovka” I can recommend literally a few tried and tested recipes to those who still decide to stop at it – I personally know a person who dropped 7 kilograms on it in a couple of months.
She promised to be carbohydrate-free, but these are just a lot of carbohydrates (fructose, basically, which is deliciously digestible), so she didn’t take me. But suddenly it suits someone, try:
Very, very tasty, just unexpected and incredible!
Raw beets, apples and carrots on a coarse grater, pomegranate seeds, maybe a little walnut. Lemon juice or vinegar, salt, turmeric, powdered ginger (the last two ingredients are a must, they give a wonderful taste).
Thawed green peas, raw mushrooms (choose the freshest and purest in the store) – in pieces, raw (!) Zucchini and raw celery root cut into strips (do not grate, but thinly cut). Salt, pepper, lemon juice, or vinegar.
Cut cucumbers lengthwise into plates, sprinkle with salt, leave for an hour. Filling – boiled egg, herbs, low-fat cottage cheese or tofu, salt, garlic. Wrap in rolls.
Filling – boiled egg, low-fat cottage cheese, herbs, salt, low-fat hard cheese (“Grace”, for example), garlic. All on a fine grater, mix, wrap in lettuce leaves.
Indian cucumber salad.
Cucumbers on a coarse grater, squeeze out and even slightly blot in a paper towel. In yogurt – chopped fresh mint leaves, lemon zest, ginger, salt, Dijon mustard or mustard seeds. Pour cucumbers, eat immediately.
White cabbage very finely chopped, carrots (preferably grated for Korean carrots, or fine grater), chopped walnuts.Pouring – vinegar, salt, sugar or honey (you can do without them), a teaspoon of lean oil.
Celery root, apple straws, you can also carrots. A little walnut. Season with yogurt and salt.
Radish with egg.
Radish, egg, green onion, season with yogurt. I take the white-green radish, the one that is red inside. We have it at ATB quite inexpensive and no worse than the usual radish.
Low-fat cheese (a little), cottage cheese, chopped herbs, salt, garlic – stuff a raw tomato with the core removed with a spoon.
Steam cottage cheese
Cottage cheese 200g, half a large apple in small pieces, egg. You can have a little cinnamon. Mix in molds and in oven or double boiler for 20 minutes.
Now, in fact, low-carb.
They, carbohydrates, are almost absent in meat, eggs, hard cheese and fish (on the top photo – carp stuffed with onions and bell peppers and baked in the oven for 25 minutes). I don’t give any other recipes for meat and fish second courses, it’s not difficult, the main thing is not to add flour and bread crumbs to the recipes, and, of course, not to eat bread.As well as potatoes, ordinary baked goods, pasta, sugar sweets, dried fruits, cereals. At the stage of losing weight, it is better to refuse most fruits – 2-3 weeks can be tolerated.
I can’t say that I ate lard in chunks, but I did not particularly limit fats – I took regular, not fat-free cottage cheese and milk, added vegetable oil to salads – fats are necessary, otherwise fat-soluble vitamins will not be absorbed, you can walk around to violations of the “cycle” and other unpleasant things.
There are carbohydrates in “milk” (yoghurts, cottage cheese, milk, kefir), you need to look at the label and control if you are on a hard “non-carbohydrate” – the first two weeks the amount of carbohydrates should not exceed 40g per day. Expect that in a glass of milk there is about 8 mg – a teaspoon of sugar (in a glass of “Pepsi” – about 3 tablespoons !!!). If you take pre-made fruit yoghurts in jars, consider that you are feasting on dessert, and not dieting.
There are a lot of carbohydrates in potatoes, so we categorically refuse them.It is also advisable to limit the intake of other “underground” vegetables. If you are not used to giving up the “volume” in the thick soup, try cauliflower instead of potatoes (but do not boil it! It should cook for a maximum of 10-12 minutes!) Or (as I did) zucchini – fresh young zucchini can be eaten raw anyway, in the soup, it must be thrown, cut into cubes, 5 minutes before being removed from the heat. What kind of soups can you eat?
Meat hodgepodge (without cereals, of course!)
Cook the broth from meat on the bone (better beef, we don’t spare the meat!), Separate the meat from the bone, cut it into pieces and put it back into the broth.Then we put in the broth all the meat that we can think of (this soup was invented by the servants who threw all the meat that remained from the master’s feast into the hodgepodge) – smoked pork ribs (gorgeous!), Smoked brisket, bacon – etc., even the SK sausage is fine. Cook it all in the broth for 10 minutes, then put pickled cucumbers cut on a coarse grater into it (better not pickled cucumbers, they have a poorer taste in the soup) – do not regret it, 5-7 pieces are possible, cook for another 15 minutes. Then you can a spoonful of tomato paste and fried onions.3 minutes before readiness, throw greens and pitted green olives into the soup, serve with sour cream and sprinkle with capers.
Everything is the same, but we cook the broth on fish heads or inexpensive fish (not as long as meat), 10 minutes before readiness we put a couple of canned fish (tuna, or pink salmon, or even sprats) into the broth ; for a prefabricated hodgepodge, 3 different types of canned food are generally recommended).
Soup with chicken giblets
I didn’t like the chicken liver in the soup, I prefer it fried or in pate, so it’s better to take stomachs and hearts.They need to be washed and cleaned well, and excess fat should be cut off from the hearts.
Cook broth from hearts and stomachs for an hour at least. Fry mushrooms with onions in butter, put in broth, put green beans, cook for 12-15 minutes. Add herbs, salt and pepper to taste. Mix 150 ml of cream with a teaspoon of starch (better than corn starch), pour into the broth, bring to a boil, cook for another 3 minutes. Done.
Kharcho with spelled.
Spelled is a cereal from wild wheat, it contains 61 g of carbohydrates, only 26 g in spelled porridge on water, so it is quite possible at the stage of weight maintenance:
Wonderful spelled porridge with fried onions and mushrooms (cereal took in “Auchan”, today I’ll go buy it).
I have the recipe for kharcho HERE, instead of rice we take spelled, but keep in mind that it should be cooked for 50 minutes. You can take bulgur, it contains even less carbohydrates.
You can take any boiled meat, but I recommend trying the beef heart (you can also pork, but it is not so tasty). It is better to cook it for 2 hours, changing the water every 30 minutes. Cut into small pieces.
We also need 3 boiled eggs (more can be done if they are small), pickles, capers would be very nice, green onions can be used.It is better to season with mayonnaise (!), If you take a light one, look at the composition – manufacturers achieve “lightness” by reducing the amount of fat, but adding starch, so that it may contain 8-10 g of carbohydrates. In general, it’s better to make your own home.
Carbohydrates are, of course, suitable for maintaining shape. The recipe is HERE, about crackers instead of chips – below.
Cut the cucumbers across into such stumps, carefully remove the core with a teaspoon to preserve the “bottom”, something like a cup.Filling – 2 boiled eggs mixed with cod liver, add a little salt. I had to throw out one such canned food – it tasted desperately, they say it happens quite often, it is not poisoned, but it is impossible to eat (sorry, I was so angry that I literally threw it out without looking at the manufacturer). I recommend this one – very tasty !:
The recipe is HERE. The fish took quickly fried catfish, biscuits from biscuits (below).
By the way, according to this link, that the previous sentence, low-carbohydrate “real Olivier”, rolls in lettuce leaves, even “nicoise” will work if instead of potatoes you use young, lightly fried zucchini.
Of course, ordinary flour is absolutely not suitable for us. Whole grains are also high in carbohydrates. I experimented by mixing different types of flour and bran. I stopped on the fact that the basis is made from oat bran flour (it is found in supermarkets and on dietary online stores) – 50%, 20% – just oat flour, 15% wheat bran, 15% pumpkin seed flour, for example :
This is a coarse grind (it is better to use it for breading), but there is also a fine one, I bought both at the exhibition.I also bought sesame seeds, but I do not recommend it – it tastes a little bitter, because, most likely, it was made from old sesame seeds.
When choosing recipes, we give preference to those in which there is little flour, since any, even the one with bran, contains carbohydrates, and there are a lot of them.
At first I tried to take as a basis not bran flour, but oat bran, such:
I highly do not recommend it, the distinct taste of sawdust.
Here’s a softer bran of this company, I have such wheat ones:
And it is better, I repeat, to take bran flour – there is a very fine grinding.
I highly do not recommend flaxseed flour – the products are heavy, sticky, unimportant aftertaste. It can be added a little to the flour mixture, but also carefully.
Cakes for snacks
As you can see, I did two types – in Madeleine tins – they are so softer and can be used instead of bread, and on the “mat” for pasta cookies – they are drier like crackers. I broke a few things and used them instead of salad crackers (above).I took the recipe from Sonya Rudenko HERE, she gives 2 options – sweet and salty with herbs, we consider salty first (above), I also made sweet “madelens”, coffee:
Madeleine in tins (bought in “Auchan” ) …
… And on the pasta mat (since all the dough did not fit into the molds, there are only 9 of them).
Lentil croquettes with tofu
Lentils 2/3 cup, boil until tender (see cooking time on the package, it is different depending on the color, I had orange).Throw on a sieve, give excess water, chop in mashed potatoes, cool slightly, add an egg, salt, chopped greens can be. Add a little bran flour – just enough so that the consistency allows to form “cutlets”. In each cutlet we “seal” a tofu cube about 1.5 cm in size. Fry until golden brown. Instead of lentils, you can take chickpeas or mung bean. It is clear that legumes contain ugevods (in boiled lentils – 20g per 100g of product), so at the stage of losing weight it is not advisable to overeat.
Here I experimented. The base is 1 egg and 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil, then add and gradually knead a mixture of different types of flour and bran (the recommendation is described above) until you get a solid mass that can be rolled out on a sheet of parchment. You can add chopped nuts and flaxseeds, sesame seeds and herbs. The light ones turned out to be tasty, but the dark ones:
… With the addition of flaxseed flour, they tasted like cardboard, although the dough is more plastic, so I can’t recommend flaxseed flour, I never mastered it.
Light feta pie.
Almost no carbohydrates at all, as no flour.
250 g of cottage cheese, 2 eggs, a tablespoon of bran, herbs, half a tomato, 100 g of feta. Mix, place in a mold – and in a double boiler for 40 minutes.
It will be tastier if baked in the oven on low heat.
Another feta pie
The recipe is HERE, but I modified it. Instead of flour, I took a mixture with bran (proportions higher), risked adding literally a spoonful of flaxseed flour (don’t throw it away!), It gave such a dark color, but almost did not affect the taste.And the mixture should be taken not 180, like Julia’s, but 150 grams, since the bran is lighter than flour, it takes up a larger volume.
Tasty and quite satisfying, there are quite a lot of carbohydrates, so it is better to eat at the stage of weight maintenance in the morning.
Flourless protein pancakes.
Sonya Rudenko’s recipe HERE.
Soy isolate (as well as stevia, erythrol, bran flour, ice cream thickener – gum, pasteurized proteins and flavors) I took HERE, I have already contacted them more than once.In Kiev, they bring it on the day of order, if ordered before lunch, delivery is 50 UAH.
Pancakes turn out dryish, but quite tasty, especially if with sour cream, and you can’t sit without pancakes on Shrovetide if I’m on a diet ?! I used chopped boiled meat with boiled eggs and herbs as a filling).
Sweet Dukan pancakes
Fry like pancakes. This is a recipe from the book “Desserts of Ducan”, but it gives large portions, in total I took 2 times less.
As a jam, I used thawed blueberries, ground in a blender with a sweetener (I took stevia mixed with erythrol). You can add some gum to thicken it.
Pumpkin and Carrot Pie:
The recipe is HERE, deliciously incredible! It is better to add a sweetener instead of honey.
Adzuki Bean Brownie
Recipe HERE. As you can see, the recipe is lean, I deviated from it, added 2 eggs and instead of honey – a mixture of stevia and erythrol.Don’t ask if you can have other beans – I don’t know. Azuki used to shop somewhere on the Internet a long time ago.
Cottage cheese pie stuffed with apples and strawberries
I took the recipe from Facebook, but I had to adapt it: baked strawberries. Apples are quite enough 2. Bake is better on low heat and longer, my dough turned out to be watery, it was baked for almost 40 minutes.But it turned out to be very tasty, and tastier chilled.
Another tritic is HERE.
From the same book “Ducan’s Desserts”.
The top picture shows the “wrong” cream, I tried to cook it in a double boiler. It turned out watery and not very dense, but still ate it, of course.
But the correct one:
I kept it in the oven at low heat for 40 minutes.There were 3 such molds.
Dieic Cola Jelly:
Pour agar agar dissolved in hot water into 400 ml of very cold cola (a teaspoon without a slide on half a glass of water. It is necessary to completely dissolve the agar, possibly even heat almost to a boil. Pour in, mix quickly, pour instantly into the molds and immediately put in the refrigerator. I even got the texture of “bulbs”! yogurt maker.For 2 cups of yogurt (about 400 ml in total), a bag of gelatin. Dissolve gelatin in half a glass of water, bring to a boil, cool slightly (so as not to freeze only), pour into yogurt, add sweetener. It is also very tasty to add 2-3 tablespoons of coconut milk or 1 sachet – these are triangular, sold in portions. Other flavors, instant coffee, zest, fruit pieces and the like can be added instead.
Orange ice cream.
Boil 2 whole oranges for 90 minutes, cool, chop in a blender.Add 150 ml cream 20%, 2 yolks, 2/3 cup icing sugar. Mix everything in a blender, place in a mold, put in the freezer. remove and mix every 30 minutes (preferably with a submersible mixer) at least 3 times in a row. You can eat in 4 hours.
My recipe: Boil 2 oranges for 90 minutes, chop, 150 ml cream, 2 tablespoons of soy protein isolate, erythrol sweetener, half a teaspoon of guar gum (it does not allow ice to freeze), everything else is the same as in the original.It was frozen in a food container, before putting it in a bowl, it must be defrosting in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, otherwise you do not pick it out – it freezes strongly. Whoever has an ice cream maker is easier.
Very tasty, although there is a hint of orange bitterness – it even refreshes. I did it 2 times already, when I cooked oranges longer (almost 2 hours) it didn’t taste bitter at all.
Lemon ice cream:
Also yummy, I used pasteurized proteins.They also say that you can take quail – there are no salmonella in them.
For dessert, you can also eat a simple soufflé – homemade yogurt, frozen berries after defrosting (blueberries, black currants, strawberries or cherries), a sweetener. Beat everything in a blender.
Stevia is the most “healthy”, but it has a smack, rather an aftertaste, so it is better to drink pastries and desserts with coffee or strong tea (I have been drinking them for a long time without sugar).I’m used to it already, and without drinking everything is ok. Stevioside (stevia extract) is quite expensive – also a disadvantage, but it is concentrated and is economically consumed. It is better to use a mixture of stevia with erythrol – there is almost no aftertaste, I order such composite sweeteners on the already indicated website. Pure erythrol is gorgeous, without any aftertaste, but you need a lot of it – it gives 70% of the sweetness of sugar. Mixed with milk, stevia sometimes gives uh … not a weak laxative effect. Well, for many with a sedentary lifestyle, this is an added benefit.
Stevia is like this:
… – a little “bastard”, since it contains maltodextrin, or molasses – this is practically the same sugar. The manufacturer claims that it is added in order to maintain the crystalline structure of the powder, but the percentage of maltodextrin in the mixture is shyly silent. So this product is not desirable for diabetics.
Fructose can be used by diabetics, insulin is not needed for its assimilation, but it is “bursting” by leaps and bounds.
There is also such a sweetener, sold in “Auchan”:
Quite budgetary and not quite disgusting.It is based on sodium cyclomate – a synthetic sweetener. There is a lot of conflicting information about it, so don’t abuse it too much, I use it sparingly.
The bottom line is clear – we want to lose weight – 40 g of carbohydrates per day, a table of food composition and a kitchen scale to help you. Then we follow this, but without fanaticism, in order to maintain weight, but not overeat proteins.