healthy food delivery

If your new year’s resolution included ‘eat healthier in 2023’, you wouldn’t be alone. Millions of others have also vowed to enter 2023 with an end goal of being healthier, whether that’s getting out and moving a little more or swapping out dairy for healthier plant-based alternatives. For those of you on the search for healthier food options but don’t have the time to spend four hours slaving in front of the stove, we’re here to help you with some of the best healthy food delivery brands out there. 

We’ve rounded up the best ready-meals on the market that aren’t the terrible additives-ridden, stodgy gloops of yesteryear but are made with top-quality ingredients. We’ve edited out our favourites, from nutritionally-packed plant-based options to microwave dishes you could pass off as your own at your next dinner party.

Best healthy food delivery brands to try now

Detox Kitchen

Determined to provide individuals with healthy, seasonal and delicious meals is Detox Kitchen. Perhaps one of the most sustainable and forward-thinking online meal planners, Detox Kitchen works with you to develop a meal plan to suit your needs. All you’ll have to do is simply heat up the meals prepared by their trained chefs.  

The meals are primarily plant-based and 100% dairy free, which is great for those looking to reduce their meat and fish consumption. They’re also 100% wheat free too and free from refined sugars. All in all, the meals are packed with incredibly nutritious ingredients and will help you maintain your health and wellness goals for 2023. 

Planty

For those tackling Veganuary this month, Planty will help elevate your meals to the max. Their ready-meal program is really simple to use, all you need to do is choose either six-, eight- or ten- healthy plant-based meals and they’ll be delivered straight to your door with very little hassle. 

You’ll be able to pick and choose your favourite flavours, all of which have been crafted by nutritionists and chefs to create well-balanced meals full of fresh veggies, proteins and fibres. Right now they have 20% off your first box too using the code GOPLANTs.

My Local Kitchen

Looking for something a bit more boujee for dinner? Michelin-starred chef Garry Hollihead’s seasonal menu uses only the finest ingredients with My Local Kitchen, which deliver to select postcodes around Southwest and West London. Hand-delivered straight to your door, the dishes are ready to simply heat and serve, so you can experience the joy of eating fresh, exciting food the easy way, in the comfort of your own home.

Created without using preservatives and conservatives, the fresh food is ready to be consumed within 48 hours- if you could wait that long!

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Order online at mylocalkitchen.co.uk

Balance Box

Designed with your individual goals and needs in mind, Balance Box is dedicated to helping you regain your balance. Their team of expert nutritionists and chefs will work with you to help you achieve your goals, all the while taking the hassle out of cooking. 

Each box is packed with everything you need for a healthy day of munching, and you can choose a plan to fit your dietary needs, so if you’re tackling Veganuary right now, it’s no problem. All of the meals and snacks are individually packaged and have simple instructions so you can enjoy your meal in no time.

Kurami

If you thought ready-meals were made up of artificial flavourings, heaps of salt and bad fats, you haven’t met Kurami.

Launched in March 2020 by Camilla Pigozzi Garofalo, the easy midweek meals came at the perfect time for lockdowners unfamiliar with their kitchens and they will genuinely make you feel like you have an at-home A-list chef on your hands.

There USP is that not only do they look the vision of health – a rainbow of veggies and fresh produce – but the meals are curated to improve gut health and overall wellbeing.

The brand has formalted three- and five-day ‘meal paths’ that give you a fuss-free way to re-charge and re-balance your eating, but you can also buy the ready-meals individually. We rate the Rainbow Falafels and the Mexican Rice box. 

Charlie Bigham’s

The Waitrose of ready-meals, these bad boys are your golden ticket to a no-fuss, midweek dinner (or cheat your way to dinner party, we won’t tell) that feels a bit posh.

Not so much on the healthy side but they’re too irresistible not to mention and are great for days when you need a little indulgence. We love their flakey pastry pies and their oozy lasagnas – just don’t count on them being anywhere near healthy.

Founded back in 1996 when the rest of ready-meals were pretty dire, Charlie’s has paved the way for oven-easys that use good quality ingredients and homely dishes you’d really like to cook but don’t have the time or the culinary prowess.

The brand was founded by a chap actually called Charlie and he still remains part of the brand, with a range that now expands the likes of British classics, Thai curries and Moroccan stews.

We can hanker a guess he puts on a mean dinner party, too.

Available to buy online and in-store at Waitrose

Love Yourself

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Merging the skill of Michelin-trained cooking with easy-to-make ready-meals and a bounty of nutritional value, Love Yourself offers a range of menus from gluten-free, dairy-free, halal, balanced, performance, keto and many more. So whatever your lifestyle, there’s something that will fit.

Plus, if you’re someone who likes to track their health and wellness on their phone, all of Love Yourself’s menus can sync with the MyFitness App, meaning you can keep on top of calories and maintain your goals.

The dishes range from healthy chorizo-spiced, cheddar and coconut pizza to courgette with soft ricotta, fresh peas and mint, plus breakfasts, lunch and snacks. They are all cooked and delivered daily, locally sourced and seasonal and can be heated up in the microwave. Simple.

Love Yourself offer a range of menus from £21 each day.

Buy online at LoveYourself.co.uk.

Fitness Fresh Food 

Bad at time management? Or, simply just don’t have the energy to cook up a storm after a long slog WFH? Forget slinging in a cheap ready-meal from your local superstore that’ll no doubt leave you feeling groggy and swap to Fresh Fitness Food, the personalised meal plan service helping you stay on track with your fitness goals. 

Fresh Fitness Food helps you take back control, no longer will you have to slave away in front of the stove because they’ll deliver meals right to your doorstep, all personalised to fit you and your tastes. Alongside this, you’ll be assigned a dedicated nutritionist to help you to stay on track. It’s been designed with the busy Londoner in mind.

Potage

Having first launched as a side project back in 2012 where founder Georgia Cummings built a website and started selling a different recipe a day while she was looking after her mum who’d broken her ankle, Potage has since become a hugely successful and wildly popular online delivery service. 

Using seasonal ingredients and supporting British farmers, Potage boasts over 16 seasonal recipes to choose from all of which are prepared by their in-house chefs and frozen to seal in the extra freshness, flavour and nutrients. Choose from the likes of Lasagne Al Forno; Beef Bourguignon; Classic Fish Pie; and Pork and Fennel Meatballs. Yum.

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Vibrant Vegan

Lovingly made by their in-house chefs, healthy food delivery brand Vibrant Vegan has become renowned for their nutritious frozen ready meals. Boxes can be built for single or duo use and users can pick and choose from Vibrant Vegan’s huge array of colourful dishes, from the Diavolo Spaghetti Seitan Balls to the Piri Piri Jambalaya, the Rainbow Quinoa and Falafels to the Beetiful Bourguignon. Or if you can’t decide, they have options for pre-selected boxes too, including a Chef’s Choice packed with the chef’s favourites.

COOK

Think of these as the Jamie Oliver of ready meals – easy enough to make yourself but you probably can’t be bothered.

The frozen meal selection is said to be made for people who love to cook but deserve a night off and they are seriously delicious. The range is vast, from tarragon and lemon chicken to veggie pies and drunken noodles with king prawns.

They even do canapes perfect for big bashes, Christmas or your first post-lockdown dinner party.

AllPlants

East London foodie, writer and TV presenter Laura Jackson is already a fan of these, and when it comes to food we totally trust her judgement.

AllPlants prides itself on creating super tasty and 100% plant-based meals cooked by chefs and delivered straight to your door. Plus, each meal accounts for at least two of your five-a-day quota, meaning you know you’re getting the good stuff in.

Even if you aren’t a full-time vegan, they are a great way to explore a more plant-based lifestyle and keep your health a little more in check.

Dishes range from the indulgent Mac + Greens to a rainbow-hued Burrito Bowl.

Order a First Start Bundle, starting from £25

Order online at allplants.com

If you’re obsessed with healthy food delivery brands, check out our roundup of London’s best vegan restaurants.


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