Willpower aside, sticking to a special diet can be difficult due to the sheer amount of prepping and planning involved. This is especially true when you’re balancing things like macronutrients, which play a key role in carb-conscious diets. That’s why, when it comes to staying on track, low carb and keto meal delivery services can be the difference between achieving your wellness goals and giving up entirely. All the recipe sourcing, math and measuring is done for you so you’re less likely to slip up on a busy or stressful day (ultimately derailing your ketone levels).
Keto meal delivery services make it easier to keep your low-carb lifestyle on track.
Keto and low carb meal delivery services offer two types of meals: Prepped, heat-and-eat food that can be warmed and enjoyed in minutes, or meal kits that come with recipes and pre-portioned ingredients. The former is best if you need take-to-work lunch options, are short on prep and cleaning time or you just don’t want to cook; the latter is better if you like making the food yourself, plus it’s a great opportunity to learn some new recipes.
While there are quite a few healthy meal delivery services to choose from, it can be trickier to find options that are keto diet-compliant. Here are some stellar picks to fit your low carb lifestyle—and help you maintain it.
Factor_ (formerly Factor75) was one of the first keto meal delivery services on the scene. Starting with only real ingredients that are free of GMOs and artificial preservatives, the meal creators behind Factor_ make ready-to-eat meals like Jalapeño Popper Burgers and Chicken a la Vodka over zucchini noodles. All meats are ethically produced—the beef is grass-fed, the chicken is antibiotic-free and pigs are pasture-raised. While it’s not a guarantee, ingredients are sourced locally and organically grown whenever possible.
You can start with as few as four meals per week, or go up to 18 meals weekly. Prices range from $11 to $15 per meal, depending on which plan you pick. You can also opt for keto-friendly add ons, like grass-fed beef bone broth, turmeric wellness shots and cocoa peanut butter truffles. If you’re not strict keto, or you’re feeding a carb-eater in your household, you can also choose from other diet conscious meals, like Paleo, low-calorie, vegetarian and dairy-free (to name a few). Now, you can score $73 off your first five boxes, which includes 50% off your first order and tiered discounts after.
FreshlyFit is a healthier meal delivery option from the creators of Freshly. All meals are macronutrient-balanced and crafted by nutritionists with energy and performance in mind. When you’re browsing through the Keto + Paleo menu options, you can click on a meal to see the breakdown of carbs, protein, fat and calories. Heads up: The nutrition facts don’t give values for fiber, so you may need to reach out directly for more specific info. All meals are also gluten-free and prepared in a certified gluten-free kitchen.
You can choose from more than a dozen meals, like Zoodles and Turkey Meatballs and Oven-Baked Chicken Florentine, that rotate weekly. Like with Factor_, the meals are fully prepped and ready to cook—all you have to do is put them in the microwave or oven, your choice. Plans start at four meals per week and go up to 12 meals weekly. The prices range from $9 to $12 per meal, and shipping costs are added at checkout.
Sunbasket offers a selection of carb-conscious meal kits that you can customize in accordance to your dietary preferences. When you go to “Build Your Order,” you’ll get to choose from a list of over a dozen factors (including low carb, high protein, avoid grains, avoid shellfish, etc.) to narrow your menu options. Next, you can pick your settings for two or four people (each meal kit serves two) and two to five dinners a week, making this a flexible option to fit your lifestyle and budget.
Prices begin at $15 a serving and new sign-ups can take advantage of $90 off your first four deliveries, plus free shipping and a gift, with code SEMBMKSPRING90.
Unlike the others on this list, Green Chef delivers keto meal kits rather than fully prepped meals. If you like to cook, but just don’t have the time to go grocery shopping and divvy out ingredients for your meals, this is the answer you’re looking for. When you sign up for Green Chef, you can choose the Keto + Paleo meal plan, which features grain-free, gluten-free meals that make it easy to watch your carb intake. Meal options rotate every week (you can see what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks, too) and you can choose from recipes like Chicken Con Queso and Creamy Shrimp Primavera. Green Chef is also a certified organic company, so all ingredients are sourced as responsibly and ethically as possible.
When building your box, you let Green Chef know whether you’re feeding two, four or six people and if you want three or four meals per week. The prices will adjust accordingly, from $11.50 to $13 per serving. Currently, you can score an impressive $103 off your first five boxes.
Snap Kitchen’s tasty, heat-and-eat keto meals will be a convenient addition to your keto lifestyle. While there are a limited amount of dishes available, the menu changes regularly, and there are other diet-compliant meals available if you’re feeding others in your household.
Meals can be personalized to fit your dietary needs, so this is an excellent premade option for anyone following a specific dietary lifestyle, plus all the food is gluten-free. Each meal comes pre-portioned in microwave- and oven-safe containers, making them suitable for taking to work and eliminating most of your cleanup. Plan options include six meals for $76 a week and 12 meals for $126 a week, with the latter giving you the most bang for your buck. You can also snag more savings using code HABIT40, which shaves $10 off your first four orders.
Fresh n’ Lean
Fresh n’ Lean offers a keto meal plan that’s low in net carbs, full of healthy fats and made with sustainably sourced proteins. Like most others on this list, you can choose from an ever-changing menu that includes basic fare, like Beef Sloppy Joes, as well as more advanced meals, like Cuban Ground Beef Encebollado. Fresh n’ Lean also offers limited breakfast and lunch options.
You can choose from any combination of plans—dinner only, lunch and dinner, breakfast, lunch and dinner, breakfast only—and whether you want them delivered five or seven days per week. You can also select up to three ingredients, like elk, seafood or eggs, to exclude from your meal plan due to allergies or personal preferences. All meals are gluten-free.