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It’s The Best Time of The Year to Try A Meal Kit! 11 Deals to Grab!

ByMSAJan 5, 2019 | 7 comments

If your New Year’s Resolution was healthy eating, you are in luck! The first week of January is the best week to try out a meal/smoothie/etc. subscription – this is when they are offering their best deals!

Here’s a round up of the best deals for you:

For a limited time, new subscribers get 25% off your first four Plated orders, no coupon required, just use this linkUp to $159 off total!

Plated is a weekly meal kit delivery subscription that delivers you pre-portioned ingredients and recipes to help you make chef-designed recipes at home. They offer different weekly menus and randomly pick recipes for you based on preferences you submit when you sign up. They’re committed to using sustainably sourced seafood, seasonal produce, and meat that’s free from antibiotics and added hormones.

The Subscription Box: Plated

The Cost: Recipes begin at $12.00 per plate:

  • 2 recipes (4 plates)= $48.00 per week (+ $6.00 shipping)
  • 3 recipes (6 plates)= $72.00 per week (with free shipping)
  • 4 recipes (8 total plates)= $96.00 per week (with free shipping)
  • Dessert costs $4.00 per serving (available after your first order)

The Products: All of the pre-portioned fresh and seasonal ingredients you need to make chef-designed recipes at home in your own kitchen.

Ships to: 95% of the U.S. (Currently, Plated does not ship to Hawaii and Alaska, and there are also a few cities in Texas, including San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Laredo, and Midland, where they don’t yet ship.)

Check out all of our Plated Reviews to learn more and see our finished meals!

For a limited time, use this link to sign up for ButcherBox and get free Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with your first box!

Every year the best sockeye salmon on the planet make their way to Bristol Bay, Alaska. We’ve partnered with fishermen who uphold strict fishing and handling practices to guarantee the highest quality. You’ll get 2lbs of Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon absolutely free in your first ButcherBox. Plus, all the 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, or heritage breed pork thousands of families have come to count on from ButcherBox.
*Salmon comes in individually wrapped 5-7oz portions.

The Subscription Box: ButcherBox

The Cost: $129 a month + free shipping. 

The Products:  8-11 pounds of grass-fed beef, heritage pork, and free-range organic chicken. There are five different boxes available: beef & pork, chicken & pork, beef & chicken, all beef, or a mixed box of all three meats. 

Ships to: Continental US

Check out all of our Butcher Box reviews 

Freshly is having a Sale! FYI – Freshly now delivers to all states within the continental U.S!

For a limited time, use this link or coupon code LAUNCH15 to save $60 off your first four weeks of meals from Freshly! This will save $15 off each box!

If you aren’t familiar with Freshly, all their meals are pre-made and packaged before they are delivered to you. They use natural and organic ingredients, no added sugars or sweeteners, and all their meals are made in a gluten-free facility. (You can also get most meals with or without cheese), and they have vegan and vegetarian options as well.

The Subscription Box: Freshly

The Cost: Freshly meal plans cost $49.99 (4 meals), $59.99 (6 meals), $89.99 (9 meals) or $107.99 (12 meals) per week and shipping is included.

The Products: Healthy single-serving meals that are fully prepared and ready to eat in minutes.

Ships To: Continental U.S

Check out our Freshly reviews to learn more about this subscription!

For a limited time, use coupon code FRESHSTART to save $60 off your first two boxes from Terra’s Kitchen!

If you aren’t familiar with this subscription, Terra’s Kitchen is a weekly meal delivery service where you select recipes each week, and then receive chopped ingredients that are ready to cook in 30 minutes or less. Recipes are priced individually (minimum order is $64.99), and you can choose add-on salads, proteins, and sides. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo options available.

Check out our Terra’s Kitchen reviews to see what you can expect from this meal kit subscription box!

Now through the end of 1/31, use coupon code NEWYEAR  to save $60 off your first three boxes from SmoothieBox! ($20 off each box)

The Subscription Box: SmoothieBox

The Cost: $119 ($4.95/smoothie)

The Products: Each box comes with 20 x 16 oz smoothies

Keep track of your subscriptions: Add the SmoothieBox to your wishlist or subscription list!

Check out our SmoothieBox review to learn more about this subscription.

Use code ADDICTION to get 3 free cups with a 9, 12, or 24-cup Daily Harvest plan!

Daily Harvest is a subscription service known for ready-to-blend smoothies delivered right to your door – and now they have sundaes! You can choose from 6 different flavors: Cacao Cookie Dough, Chocolate Brownie Batter, Chocolate Hazelnut, Coffee Crunch, Salted Caramel, and Strawberry Cheesecake. The Coffee Crunch flavor was unavailable when I ordered but I was happy to try the rest of the flavors for you!

The Subscription Box: Daily Harvest Sundaes

The Cost: $47.94 for 6 sundaes a week ($7.99 per sundae), $89.88 for 12 smoothies a week ($7.49 per sundae), or $167.76 for 24 smoothies a month ($6.99 sundae).

The Products: Vegan, superfood-filled, and ready-to-blend sundaes delivered frozen in perfectly portioned cups.

Ships to: US only

Good to know: Daily Harvest offers frozen sundaes, smoothies, chia parfaits, overnight oats, and soups. You can customize your box to include a mix of all of these different foods.

Check out all of our Daily Harvest reviews

Now through 1/15, use coupon code NY2019 to save 20% off an order of 8 juices or a 2-day cleanse!

Or, use coupon code NY5DAY to save 25% off a 5-day Reset Cleanse.

Project Juice is a California-based juice company offering organic cold-pressed bottled juices and juice cleanses. They offer a Recurring Membership Program that lets you sample wellness packs, try a juice cleanse, or just get your fancy juice fix. If you’re part of the membership program, you’ll get discounted rates for your weekly organic juice orders and the flexibility to change the selection of juices or the day on which you wish to receive them. (Project Juice is regularly $67.50 per week (6 week commitment required))

Check out our review of Project Juice!


New customers, save $50 off your first two boxes! No code needed, just use this link.

Blue Apron is a subscription meal delivery service. Every week, they send seasonal recipes created by their culinary team and the pre-measured ingredients you need to make them at home.

The Subscription Box: Blue Apron

The Cost: You can choose from a 2 person plan or a family plan:

  • For the 2 person plan, it’s $47.95 ($9.99 per serving + $7.99 shipping) for 2 meals per week or $59.94 ($9.99 per serving + FREE shipping) for the 3 meals per week.
  • Family plans start at $71.92 ($8.99 per serving + FREE shipping) for the 2 meals per week, $95.88 ($7.99 per serving + FREE shipping) for 3 meals per week, or $119.84 ($7.49 per serving + FREE shipping) for 4 meals per week.

Coupon: New customers, save $50 off your first two boxes! No code needed, just use this link !

The Products: Fresh ingredients and recipes to make healthy meals at home.

Ships to: U.S. only

Check out all of our Blue Apron Reviews to learn more about this subscription.

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Use this link to save $30 off your first Home Chef delivery! (Meals start at $9.95 per serving, and delivery is free for orders over $40.)

Home Chef is a subscription meal delivery service that sends a weekly box of “perfectly portioned, premium ingredients, spices & sauces, and easy, step-by-step recipes.”

Check out our Home Chef Reviews to find out more about this meal kit delivery subscription.

New users, save $20 off your first order with code NEWCARROT!

Purple Carrot believes in the healing power of plants, as well as the fact that many plants are less stressful on the environment than meat production. They demonstrate their eco-friendly values in their recyclable boxes and non-toxic ice packs (with recyclable plastic wrapping). Their site states that “the vast majority of our packaging is reusable, recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable.”

The Subscription Box: Purple Carrot

The Cost: $12.00 per serving or $72.00 per week

Good to Know: You can skip or pause shipments so long as you do so by the deadline each week. You can see several weeks worth of menus ahead in your account so you can conveniently set your schedule. Note that unlike other meal kit subscriptions, everyone gets the same three meals each week. (Subscribers can’t pick and choose from several recipes.)

The Products: Everything you need to make three vegan dinners each week! Purple Carrot expects you to have several basic tools and ingredients, including olive oil, salt, and pepper. They supply the rest, plus an easy-to-read recipe card for each meal!

Ships to: Contiguous US

Check out all of our Purple Carrot reviews to learn more about this subscription.


Sun Basket has a new deal available now! Save $35 off your first AND $10 off your second box with this link!

If you aren’t familiar with this meal kit delivery subscription:

Sun Basket is a meal kit delivery subscription dedicated to good-tasting, clean foods. According to their site, Sun Basket is committed to sustainability, low-impact fishing and responsible farming methods, organically grown produce, and giving back to the community via food banks and other programs. Award-winning San Francisco chef Justine Kelly lends her culinary know-how to developing Sun Basket‘s simple, seasonal recipes, which feature pre-portioned ingredients and signature pre-made sauces and spice blends.

Check out our Sun Basket reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Subscription Box Deals - May 20, 2017 - Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh has a new deal for new subscribers!

Use coupon code GET3MEALS to get three FREE meals in your first Hello Fresh order! (50% off!)

Hello Fresh is a weekly meal delivery subscription that sends healthy recipes and the pre-measured ingredients you need to make them at home.  

The Subscription Box: Hello Fresh

The Cost: The Classic Food Box (for omnivores) starts at $9.99 per person per meal. The Veggie Box (for herbivores) starts at $9.99 per person per meal. The Family Box (for families) costs $8.74 per person per meal. Hello Fresh announced that starting in March, they will offer two plans: Unlimited Meal Choice ($11.50 a meal) or Basic Plan ($9.99 per meal). Learn more here!

The Products: Healthy recipes and pre-portioned fresh ingredients.

Ships to: The contiguous U.S.

Check out our Hello Fresh Reviews to see what you can expect from this box!

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I have tried quite a few of these. Home Chef just sent me an incentive $30 to come back, so I jumped to try it again in a couple of weeks. We’ll see. I don’t like cooking in general and have not had the best luck in cooking the proteins that come with these meals.

I have been subbing to Freshly for a couple of months now. I’m single and my son moved to an apartment this year. I have enjoyed their food and I definitely love the no cooking side of it. I just heat it and roll. I don’t love that the menu changes very little. I’m a picky eater, so there are always about half the dishes I won’t eat, and yet they don’t add a lot of variety to the menu to keep it moving. They seem particularly stuck this month where the menu doesn’t seem to be changing at all. I hope they’ll jumpstart it and get some new flavors in there. I would love to see them do a few more traditional dishes or Mexican dishes minus the cilantro. There are so many great possibilities out there and I feel like they are dropping the ball a bit.


I’ve been getting Freshly for 3 weeks now and I agree, the menu has been stagnant. I started looking at them in December and haven’t noticed any different recipes except for one added for mid-February. So far, I am liking it. Some of the portion sizes are a bit off (surprisingly with the sides being just a few bites), but overall it works for me. My husband is on a special diet so I’m usually only cooking for myself. Freshly allows me to eat “home cooked” meals for one.


My favorite food subscription box is definitely Gobble, both for easiness and taste. My boyfriend and I love it. The only downside is that they don’t list full nutrition facts, only calorie total estimates.

We also enjoy Sun Basket, which has more sustainable packaging and is healthier, a bit less tasty, and a bit more prep work (even though I only order their recipes that are supposed to be quickest). However, because they have more prep work/are slightly less prepared in advance, I’m learning a bit more about cooking when I prepare those meals than from Gobble.

Hungry Root is a vegan one that has super easy recipes that still taste pretty good, so I get that one from time to time. They also have yummy prepared foods like soups and quinoa bowls that last a long time in the fridge and can be quick lunches or dinners.

I tried Blue Apron and did NOT like how complicated the recipes were. After working all day I want something that is easy to prepare, and Gobble, Sun Basket, and Hungry Root definitely fit the bill for me in terms of ease.


Thanks to your reviews, I signed up for Home Chef. First box will arrive Tuesday. The menu looks delicious. I’m most excited about getting just the right ingredients so that nothing goes to waste. Also fun to have someone else come up with dinner ideas. I tend to make the same old things. Your reviews convinced me to give it a try. The great deal was just a bonus.


So far, I have tried blue apron, hello fresh and sunbasket. I am also going to get my first plated box next week. My main decision issues about continuing each service are price point and good selection of vegetarian meals. My husband and I have been having a good time comparing these services so far, and I think hello fresh is the most reliable, blue apron has the best customer service and sunbasket has the best vegetarian meal selection but trouble sourcing their organic veggies. I wish I lived in an area where I could just pick these meal kits up at the grocery store though.


I toggle between blue apron and dinnerly for my family. Trying everyplate this week. Excited about that since it has dinnerly’s lower price point but the meals look better. I would love to see MSA review it. 🙂

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