Dislike meal prepping? 5 ways to get around it in Vancouver

Mar 13 2019, 5:04 pm

Hands up if you’ve ordered takeout for dinner more than three times this week. Or if you’ve gone and eaten an entire packet of Oreos as a substitute for dinner.

Adulting is hard.

Eating healthy should be a priority for everyone, but let’s be honest — sometimes after a long day at work you just can’t be bothered going to get groceries, let alone prep all the ingredients to cook yourself a proper meal.

If you’re craving a home-cooked meal and some nutrition, there are plenty of meal kit delivery services around Vancouver that will satisfy your hunger pangs! Here are our top picks.

Fresh Prep


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Designed by chefs and nutritionists, Fresh Prep helps busy people create delicious, world-class dinners in 30 minutes or less. Fresh Prep portions and chops ingredients for you (that’s right, say goodbye to chopping onions), and you won’t have to do last minute grocery runs.

There’s a weekly rotating menu of 10 recipe options that accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets. Delivered to you in reusable cooler bags, Fresh Prep also has an in-house recycling program that deals with the plastic packaging for you in the most environmentally responsible method possible.

If you want to give Fresh Prep a try for yourself, use the code SCVANCITY19 to receive $33 off your first order.

Movement Food


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Movement Food delivers ready-made meals that are macro-friendly to help you achieve your fitness goals! Really watching what you eat? Looking to build muscle or just entered that bodybuilding or fitness competition? Movement Foods may be what you need.

They have a seasonally rotating menu with vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and low-carb options, as well as snacks and fresh juices! Minimum spend on your weekly order if $69 which includes delivery to your home or office, as well as several pick-up locations you can choose from.

Eat Your Cake


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Eat Your Cake provides meal plans that are an affordable and convenient way of getting real, healthy food delivered to your home or office on a regular basis. And you don’t even have to worry about spending time or money cooking and doing the grocery shopping!

Choose from a number of plans to find what’s right for you and your budget, whether you’re after a weight loss plan, an athletic plan, or just looking for some family dinners. It’s like having your own personal gourmet chef and nutritionist, with vegan, ketogenic, paleo, and more dietary options.

Gomae Meal Prep


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With Gomae Meal Prep, you can get plant-based meals delivered right to your door. If you’re done with spending hours in the grocery store and cleaning up a messy kitchen after cooking, this might be the easiest meal plan for you.

Enjoy healthy flavours with loads of vegetables, and tons of organic and plant-based ingredients, you won’t even realize that everything you’re eating is completely vegan. The bags, containers, and ice packs are all reusable, too!

Fresh 2 You


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Choose from a variety of gluten-free meal options featured in the rotating menu at Fresh 2 You, and their team of chefs will prepare your meals using fresh and organic ingredients. Your meal will arrive fully prepared, and ready to eat!

Following a healthy diet can sometimes be boring, and that’s why Fresh 2 You rotates their menu to ensure that your taste buds still stay interested. You can also choose between reusable silicon containers or recyclable plastic meal boxes.

There are really so many options in Vancouver, so you’re out of excuses. What will you be having for your next meal?

Get started today by using the code SCVANCITY19 on FreshPrep.ca to get $33 off your first order — it’s time for some adulting, and that means eating something other than cereal for dinner.

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