Meal prep services are becoming even more common in today’s world as we all seek more convenience in our daily lives. There are several different options when it comes to these services being offered in different cities.
Some services offer all packaged ingredients raw and delivered for you to cook while others show up fully cooked and you pop them in the oven or microwave. You have those that are offered as family size meals and those that are pre packaged individual meals. As we look at cost you should remember we are paying for fresh ingredients and convenience..
Hello Fresh-You pick from about 15 different meals and get a box weekly shipped to you with fresh ingredients to cook. Servings start out at $6.99. (From our experience single servings can be quite small.) They offer a discount code on your first order.
HomeChef– They offer about 16 different meals to choose from. You also get a box weekly shipped to you with all meal ingredients to cook, but their servings start out at about $7.99. They too also offer a voucher code for a discount on your first order.
Refuel (DFW Local)– They offer about 33 different lunch, dinner, and snack options starting at $9.50 for standard portions also offering bigger portions. 9 different breakfast options are offered all at $6.50. All options are fully cooked and you heat them up in the microwave from 1-3 minutes. *All meals have macro information on them.
They are a little different in the sense that you order online or in store and pickup in store at one of their 6 pickup locations, only available in Dallas/Fort Worth area. They offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks on their menu. They also sometimes run specials as well.
Icon Meals– They offer 18 lunch and dinner meals starting at $7.00 and only 3 breakfast options starting at $7.00. They do also offer various snacks, meals family style, and A’Lacarte sides. Gluten free menu also available. All options are fully cooked and you heat them up in the microwave from 1-3 minutes. *All meals have macro information on them.
You can order online and they ship them to you in the US only or you can pick them up locally in the DFW area.
Bite Meals- They offer 32 lunch, dinner, and dessert options. They also offer 4 breakfast options. Their pricing is based on your number of meals per week. If you choose their most expensive plan at 16 meals per week it is $8.75 per meal or $140 per week. Their least expensive is 4 meals per week at $12 per meal or $48 per week. They have 2 other options in between as well. *All meals have macro information on them.
With Bite Meals you order online and your meals are shipped to you anywhere. A downfall to some may be that the plan you choose is ongoing until you cancel. All options are fully cooked to be reheated as well.
New Vision Meals – They offer 40 lunch, dinner, and snack options starting at $8.95. They also offer 8 breakfast options starting at $7.95. These meals are fully cooked, frozen, and need to stay frozen until you microwave them. *All meals have macro information on them.
You order your meals online and they are shipped to you frozen in insulated coolers so they stay cold.
Dallas Prep Kitchen (DFW Local)- They offer all of your proteins (10), carbs (6), and vegetables (5) in bulk. They all come in 24oz containers. Most men can get 3-4 meals from 1 container and women 4-6 meals. Proteins start at $20, carbs at $8.00, and vegetables at $9.00. *All containers have macro information on them per serving.
You order your meals online and pickup at 1 of their 20 locations in the DFW area.
Comment below and let us know if you have any questions or refer to each of their websites listed above!