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Cooking for two can sometimes be challenging – as a couple with no kids, you might feel that you don’t have the extra time to go grocery shopping and to cook fresh homemade meals.  As a couple you no doubt have a busy life.  Whether it be juggling career goals, trying to stay fit, maintaining a hectic social life and extended family responsibilities, it means that life is busy.  Often the thought of coming home at the end of a long day and cooking a healthy meal can end up being quite daunting.  Finding the time to cook homemade healthy and warm dinners can be the last thing you want to do!   Thank god there are amazing meal kit delivery services for couples!

It is not a dream – farm-fresh ingredients and beautifully designed recipes can arrive at your door every week! We asked some couples we know to try some different meal kits services, and to give us their feedback. Following are the results: 

#1 Sun Basket Plan

Sun basket provides a variety of Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Paleo-friendlyvegan, Mediterranean, pescatarian or Chef’s Choice meals.

Pricing: $11.99 per serving for classic plan

(Updated May 2018)

Sun Basket makes healthy cooking so achievable! They offer all organic and sustainably sourced ingredients & delicious recipes that are delivered weekly.

Sun Basket has the option of a Classic Couples Plan, which includes 3 meals to choose from out of 18 different choices every week. These choices include some interesting and creative, fresh and healthy recipes, with seasonal and all organic produce. Some of the choices include plant-based proteins, and Sun Basket house-made signature sauces.

Price: Sun Basket offers the Couples Classic Plan which includes 3 meals at a price of $11.99 per serving per week. There is an extra shipping cost of $6.99 per box.

Delivers To: All 48 continental states in the U.S.

Following are some of the recipes you can expect to receive when ordering a Sun Basket Classic Plan for couples:

Chicken teriyaki with stir-fried vegetables and basmati rice
Chicken teriyaki with stir-fried vegetables and basmati rice
Chinese long-life noodles with stir-fried vegetables
Chinese long-life noodles with stir-fried vegetables
Steak and sweet potato fries with kale and mushrooms
Steak and sweet potato fries with kale and mushrooms

#2 Home Chef

Home Chef‘s mantra is to bring people together around the dinner table, by delivering meals that are familiar but with an interesting twist, using best farm-fresh ingredients. The meals are not intimidating to cook and most meals can be made in about 30 minutes.

Pricing: 9.95$ per serving for all plans
(Updated to May 2018)

Home Chef is all about great classic home cooking, using farm fresh ingredients. It is most suitable for couples who are pressed for time but still would love to have great home cooked, super delicious meals that take no longer  than 30 minutes to prepare!

The weekly menus include 12 dinner selections which  include vegetarian options and lovely add-ons like 5 minutes lunches, a fruit basket and a smoothie.

Price: Home Chef offers the Classic  Menu for couples for $9.95 per serving. Free shipping is included for 3 recipes per week.

Delivers to: 98% of the US.

Following are some of the recipes you can expect to receive when ordering the Home Chef meal kit for couples:

Cashew Tofu with broccoli and sweet chili-teriyaki sauce
Cashew Tofu with broccoli and sweet chili-teriyaki sauce
Pesto-Butter Steak with cacio e pepe orzo
Pesto-Butter Steak with cacio e pepe orzo
Shrimp Lo Mein with broccoli and carrots
Shrimp Lo Mein with broccoli and carrots

#3 Plated Meal kits

Plated is ideal for foodies and people who love to cook at home. They provide a variety of meat, veggies and seafood meals as well as desserts, all made to perfection.

Pricing: $11.95 per serving for 2-person plan. $9.95 per serving for 3-4 person plan

Shipping: Free for orders over 60$ (Updated May 2018)

Plated boasts flexible subscription terms, offering 20 professionally designed recipes every week in their Classic Plan for couples. As a bonus there is also the option of two delicious desserts per week.

Since there are so many dishes to choose from, there is a huge range of options. If you are a novice in the kitchen there are simple choices that take no longer than 20 minutes to prepare. If you have a little more experience and like the idea of being adventurous, then there are also recipes that offer meals that are akin to a culinary adventure and will have you thinking that you are you eating in a restaurant. Vegetarians, carnivores and even dessert lovers are all catered for – anyone can find meals they loved when using Plated.

Price: Plated offers the Classic Plan for couples for $11.95 per serving. Free shipping is included for 3 recipes per week.

Delivers to: All 48 continental states in the US.

Following are some of the recipes you can expect to receive when ordering a Plated meal kit for couples:

Sticky Apricot-Glazed Salmon with Garlic Rice and Kale
Sticky Apricot-Glazed Salmon with Garlic Rice and Kale
Beef Bolognese over Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Beef Bolognese over Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Vietnamese Beef Meatballs over Rice with Chile-Lime Dressing
Vietnamese Beef Meatballs over Rice with Chile-Lime Dressing

#4 Blue Apron Options

Blue Apron delivers all the freshest meats, fish, fruits, and veggies direct to your door in an insulated box.

Pricing: 10.99$ per serving for 2-person plan.
8.99$-9.99$ per serving for family plan

(Updated to May 2018)

Blue Apron in one of the most well-known meal kit companies in the United States. It is for good reason as well as they have partnered with a network of farmers to deliver the highest-quality ingredients to your kitchen. They have also created a distribution system that delivers ingredients at the best possible value to their customers. Blue Apron offers a good selection of 8 specifically designed recipes for you to choose from with the Couples Plan.  And as a bonus, you can also try their Blue Apron Wine option which provides a monthly delivery of six premium wines (link) to perfectly compliment your meals.

Price: Blue Apron offers their Couples Plan for $10.99 per serving. Free shipping is included for 3 recipes per week.

Delivers To: Nationwide

Following are some of the recipes you can expect to receive when ordering  the Blue Apron meal kit for couples:

Spaghettini-Yellow-Tomato-Sauce-with-Roasted-Red-Peppers
Spaghettini & Yellow Tomato Sauce with Roasted Red Peppers
Greek Lamb & Beef Burgers with Harissa Yogurt Sauce & Carrot Fries
Greek Lamb & Beef Burgers with Harissa Yogurt Sauce & Carrot Fries
Korean Chicken Tacos with Furikake Sweet Potatoes
Korean Chicken Tacos with Furikake Sweet Potatoes

#5 HelloFresh

HelloFresh is a healthy eating company with the freshest ingredients and the most delicious recipes for individuals and families.

Pricing:  9.99$ per serving for classic or veggie plan
8.74$ per serving for family plan

(Updated to May 2018)

HelloFresh is all about making your weeknight meal preparations easy and delicious. Their recipes are full of farm fresh ingredients that are very tempting. Hello Fresh offers a Couples Plan that is full of classic and simple to make recipes that will suit you well if you have a hectic lifestyle.

Price: HelloFresh offers their Couples Plan for $9.99 per serving. There is no additional shipping fee.

Delivers To: Nationwide

Following are some of the recipes you can expect to receive when ordering your HelloFresh meal kit for couples:

Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo and Southwestern Spices
Japanese-Style Panko Pork Cutlets with Sesame Cucumber Salad and Jasmine Rice
Japanese-Style Panko Pork Cutlets with Sesame Cucumber Salad and Jasmine Rice
Spiced Dijon Salmon with Apple Arugula Salad and Couscous
Spiced Dijon Salmon with Apple Arugula Salad and Couscous

As you can see, there is a large variety of meal kit services that offer a great range of choice when it comes to plans for couples. Some of them offer more classic home cooking and some provide more of a challenge. In my opinion, it is best to experiment with a few of the different services for you to decide as to which is the best meal kit company for you.  

Regardless, using a meal kit delivery service will save you time on grocery shopping and remove the headache when trying to plan your weekly menus. In terms of saving time and making meal preparations easier, meal kit delivery services are ideal for couples, so you might as well start using them right away!

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