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22 Best Meal Kits for Kids & Families

Calling all parents and caregivers who are perpetually out of time, out of hands, and out of appetizing ideas—we’re here to load you up with options for kids’ meal subscriptions that will rescue you from all three of those situations! This list offers plans that cater to picky eaters by sneaking veggies in undetected, as well as foods that feature adventurous ingredients and unexpected seasonings so that even infants who are just being introduced to solids can explore a full spectrum of flavors. So, whether you’re feeding one tiny mouth or a multitude, you’re bound to be set up for success with all these nutritious, delicious, and reassuringly reliable meal subscriptions for babies and kids.

Updated on 8/25/20 to correct outdated info, provide images from our most recent reviews, add extra lunch options, and add a “jump to” function for quick access to each section, and on 9/2/30 to add Tiller & Hatch.

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1. Yumble

Yumble Subscription display of all kids meals received

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $47.94 per week (6 meals per week at $7.99 per meal). Save $1 per meal when you sign up for 8 per week, or $2 per meal when you sign up for 16 meals per week. Sign up here!

Age range: 12 months to 12 years, with an emphasis on children ages 3 to 6 years old

What kind of food do you get?: Yumble sends pre-prepared meals that kids want to eat, made with healthy ingredients and veggies hidden in each dish. Choose whether you’d like to receive 6 meals per week (good for 1 kid), 12 per week (recommended for 1-2 kids), or 24 meals per week (for 2-3 kids), then head over to their menu and select what looks yummiest! In your box will come ready-to-heat food that was cooked using seasonal, fresh, natural, and nutritious ingredients. When possible, Yumble uses organic produce and humanely-raised, antibiotic and hormone-free meats.

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All Yumble foods are free of peanuts & tree nuts, but they are not made in a nut-free kitchen. Some meals are marked as being free of milk, gluten, soy, eggs, or are vegetarian, but the kitchen is not entirely free of these ingredients.

Example recipes: Pizza Pocket & Organic Broccoli Parm, Tex Mex Taco Bowl (with cheesy brown rice and veggie-packed organic tomato sauce), Chili Mac (with veggie-packed organic tomato sauce)

Check out our Yumble reviews for more info! Ships to most of the East Coast, Texas, California, and parts of the Midwest for free. 

 

2. Yumi

Yumi Baby Food Review - Is It Worth It?

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The Cost: Starts at $35 per week (1 meal per day at $4.30 per meal). Save per meal when you sign up to receive 2 or 3 meals per day. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code MSA50 to get 50% off your first purchase!

Age range: 6 to 14 months

What kind of food do you get?: Yumi provides healthy purees and finger foods meant to make introducing your baby to their first solids stress-free and nutrient-rich. Foods come in 4.5 oz. recyclable jars. They have divided their options into four stages: single-ingredient purées for 4+ month olds, multi-ingredient smooth purées for 7+ month olds, multi-ingredient chunky purées for 9+ month olds, and bites & puffs for 10+ month olds. Everything Yumi makes is organic, non-GMO, low sugar, and free of the 8 most common allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, and soy). Their menu includes 70 options that rotate weekly, and are made fresh in California each week.

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All Yumi foods are free of milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, and soy.

Example recipes:

  • Stage 1 (single-ingredient purées): Zucchini, White Bean, Kabocha Squash
  • Stage 2 (multi-ingredient smooth purées): Minestrone Soup, Strawberry Basil Pie, Baby Borscht Soup
  • Stage 3 (multi-ingredient chunky purées): Squash & Greens Bowl, Dragonfruit Chia Pudding, Carrot Ginger Porridge
  • Stage 4 (bites & puffs): Beet Puffs, Pizza Bites, Carrot Spinach Millet Bites

Check out our Yumi review for more info! Ships to the continental US.

 

3. Foodstirs Baking Kits

Tropical gummy bear cupcake.

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The Cost: $25.99 for individual baking kits + shipping. Find one here!

Note: The bi-monthly Baker’s Club is no longer available.

COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off on subscriptions & more!

Age range: 6 years and up

What kind of food do you get?: These exclusive baking kits busy little hands with kitchen projects! Each box is filled with high-quality, pre-made mixes that have no preservatives or artificial ingredients; you can expect to see things like organic heirloom flour, all-natural food dyes, and fair trade chocolate, and everything included is always organic, non-GMO, and kosher. The recipes are easy and fun, and involve a decorating element so your kiddo can really get creative. And, while the bi-monthly subscription is no longer offered, you can stock up on baking to-dos with their 4-kit cookie gift subscription for a one-time purchase of $119.96. 

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Nuts aren’t used in any Foodstirs recipes, however dry mixes are prepared and packaged using equipment that may come into contact with tree nuts, as well as egg and soy. Currently, only their Organic Vanilla Frosting Mix is gluten-free. All recipes are kosher.

Example recipes: Snowman frosted sugar cookies, firecracker treat pops, little monster cupcakes

Check out our Foodstirs reviews to see a recipe in action (note that the subscription is no longer offered)! Ships to the US only.

 

4. Little Spoon

The Cost: Plans as low as $13.88 per week (7 meals per week at $1.97 per meal). Sign up here!

Age range: 4 months and up

What kind of food do you get?: Little Spoon is a baby food subscription providing healthy, allergen-free purées meant to provide your child with nutritious first foods that also expose their palette to a wide range of flavors. They also offer Boosters, which contain vitamins and probiotics in powder form, meant to be added to your baby’s food to help build brain function, stave colds away, promote gut health, and improve immune strength. Rather than browsing for your own chunky purées, you’ll take an introductory quiz to indicate your child’s allergies and known favorites, and Little Spoon will create a meal plan for you. They discourage swapping out flavors so that your kid can be exposed to all sorts of new, interesting flavors! Choose from 1, 2, or 3 meals per day, to be shipped every 2 weeks.

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All Little Spoon foods are free of milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, and soy, however their facility does produce other foods which do contain allergens.

Example recipes:

  • Babyblends (chunky purées): Carrot mango coconut milk turmeric; Spinach mango banana hemp; Kale white bean pear basil quinoa avocado oil
  • Boosters (supplements): Iron, Vitamin E, and Omega-3 DHA for brain development; Probiotics, Prebiotics, and prune powder for healthy digestion

Check out our Little Spoon details for more info. Ships to the continental US.

 

5. Nurture Life

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The Cost: Baby finger food meals cost $6.89 per meal, Toddler meals are $7.99 per meal, Kid meals are $8.99 per meal, Teen & Adult meals are $10.99 per meal, Cold lunches are $7.99 per lunch, and there are family meal main dishes & sides available for $9.99-$12.99. Save by having a larger volume of meals delivered per week. Shipping is not included. Sign up here!

Age range: 4 months to 13+ years

What kind of food do you get?: Pre-portioned, nutritionally balanced meals that are designed to meet every age of eater’s dietary needs. Meals are prepared fresh using in-season and locally sourced ingredients when available, and everything is free from artificial colors and flavors, trans fats, and high fructose corn syrup. They are shipped with ice packs and come marked with an expiration date that will be about 1 week from the time you receive your box. Nurture Life also offers healthy snack add-ons (2-4 servings each), which, like the meals offered, are designed by pediatric dietitians! 

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: The Nurture Life kitchen is free of peanuts, tree nuts (except coconut), and shellfish. The kitchen does contain coconut, dairy, eggs, fish, soy, and wheat.

Example recipes: 

  • Baby (all examples shown are for 10-24+ months): Puréed tofu, sesame soy carrot, & zucchini; Puréed beef meatloaf, broccoli, & butternut squash; Puréed black bean, sweet potato, & pasta
  • Toddler (1-4+ years): BBQ pulled pork with cornbread muffin and carrots, Cheesy chicken & zucchini pomodoro, Build-your-own pizza with Italian sausage & apple slices
  • Kid (5-11+ years): Chicken & vegetable dumplings with edamame, Mini pupusas with fiesta corn & zucchini, Teriyaki salmon with rainbow veggie rice
  • Teen & Adult (13+ years): Chicken biryani with organic veggies & brown rice, Chicken parmesan with broccoli, Lentil meatballs with ratatouille
  • Cold Lunches: Build-your-own pizza with Italian sausage, Cheesy pesto tortellini with chicken and carrots, and Chicken meatball slider with carrots and pears

Check out our Nurture Life reviews for more info! Ships to the continental US for $6 per plan, or a maximum of $12 for 2+ plans.

 

6. Raised Real

Raised Real meal with all ingredients shown.

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The Cost: $65.88 for 12 meals ($5.49 per meal) or $119.76 for 24 meals ($4.99 per meal). Ships every 2 or 4 weeks. Sign up here!

Age range: 6 months to 2 years

What kind of food do you get?: Raised Real sends organic, plant-based baby and toddler food that averages less than 5g of sugar. Each meal is made up of tiny chunks of fruits and veggies, flash-frozen to maintain freshness. After thawing, you have the option to purée it, mash it, or serve it as finger food, depending on your little one’s stage. While all the menu items are available to explore on their website, Raised Real has subscribers take a quiz to tell about your child’s age and food preferences, and they’ll select meals to send you. The idea is to help expand your baby’s palette and expose them to a multitude of healthy ingredients!

Good to Know: With your Raised Real subscription comes access to the Real Hotline, which you can text with questions about nutrition and food for your baby, “or if you just need a pep talk.” They also offer exclusive discounts to partners like ezpz and more.

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Every Raised Real meal is gluten-free, and free of milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, and soy. Some meals contain coconut.

Example recipes: Oats, cinnamon, pear, sweet potato, date; Chickpeas, tahini, cauliflower, turmeric; Peas, mint, broccoli, navy beans, olive oil

Ships to the continental US for free.

7. Baketivity

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The Cost: $34.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

Age range: 4 to 10 years

What kind of food do you get?: Each month you’ll be sent the pre-portioned ingredients needed to bake one batch of something delicious! Every box includes an ingredients list, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, and an activity book to make the kid-friendly kitchen operation educational. Each month’s recipe is pre-determined and available to view on the Baketivity website, so you can plan your subscription accordingly. Also offered is the option to buy a one-time specialty kit, a box of kitchen accessories, or an add-on birthday card.

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All recipes are certified kosher. Wheat-free and gluten-free options are available. Baketivity does not accommodate nut allergies at this time.

Example recipes: Chocolate chunk cookies, Cinnamon buns, Bagels

Check out our Baketivity review for more info! Ships to the US for free.

Looking for lunch ideas for your school-age children? Try these smoothies, bowls, meal kits, and snacks for complete lunches or to piece something together:

8. Home Chef

teriyaki noodles plated against tile backdrop

Image from our review.

The Cost: Meals start at $6.99/serving. Orders of 3+ meals get free shipping; $10 shipping for orders of 3 or fewer total meals. Sign up here!

COUPON: Save $80 off your first four boxes! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Age range: Kids and adults

What kind of food do you get?: The crowd-pleasing meals from Home Chef can feed a family of 2, 4, 6, or 8 with well-rounded recipes. Home Chef meals are known to take roughly 30 minutes to make—choose what to feed your crew from a weekly rotating menu of dinners that range from simple and delicious (think breaded chicken and a veggie) to elevated and adventurous (think brown sugar & bacon glazed scallops from the “culinary collection” line). This meal delivery subscription service also offers oven-ready recipes, 15-minute meal kits, grill-ready meals for summer, and protein pack add-ons with varieties of meat and fish. Many of their meals offer customizable proteins so your dishes can look exactly as you like. Parents sometimes order extra meals to ensure leftovers for a quick lunchtime solution.

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Vegetarian, calorie-conscious, carb-conscious, and under 30-minute meals are available using the filters in the upper-right-hand corner. All meals are prepared in the same kitchen.

Example recipes: Crispy Oven-Baked Chicken, Cheeseburger Flatbread, Thai Pork Rice Bowl

Check out our Home Chef reviews for more info! Ships to most of the US.

 

9. Sun Basket

Sun Basket Subscription Box Review March 2019 - LAMB MEATBALL FINISHED

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The Cost: Plans start at $10.99 per serving. Sign up here!

COUPON: Get $35 off plus 4 free gifts! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Age range: Kids and adults

What kind of food do you get?: Sun Basket provides families with quick recipes made from simple, healthy ingredients, using fresh organic fruits and veggies and responsibly sourced meat and seafood. These meals make clean eating fun by providing you with bright, colorful produce and fresh takes on familiar recipes—like classic chili but with a dollop of Greek yogurt or a creamy penne dish with almonds mixed in. This is a great one to make for dinner, then heat up leftovers for lunch!

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Mediterranean, and Pescatarian options available.

Example recipes: Turkey Bolognese with penne rigate, zucchini, and peas, Mediterranean lemon chicken with baby broccoli, artichokes, and olives, Rainbow quinoa–black bean tacos with guacamole and cabbage slaw

Check out our Sun Basket reviews for more info! Ships to most of the contiguous US.

 

10. Splendid Spoon

Group shot of all Splendid Spoon Meals with box

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The Cost: Starts at $65 per week. See all three plans below. Sign up here!

  • Breakfast: 5 ready-made smoothies for $65 ($13/meal)
  • Breakfast + Lunch: 5 smoothies & 5 bowls for $95 per week ($9.50/meal)
  • Breakfast, Lunch + Reset: 5 smoothies, 5 bowls, and 1 full-day soup reset (5 light soups) for $135 per week ($9/meal)

COUPON: Save $25 off your first box! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Age range: Kids and adults

What kind of food do you get?: Kids seriously love smoothies (for the same reason they love pouches), and Splendid Spoon sure does smoothies well! We also love their grain bowls and soups—partially because they’re healthy, filling, and taste amazing, but also because every single one of them is readymade and meant to be enjoyed cold. No prep necessary! Splendid Spoon goodies make for great quick lunches for parents and kids alike.

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All Splendid Spoon products are plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and made with GMO-free ingredients. But please note that their smoothies and foods are processed in a facility that sometimes handles common allergens including but not limited to: dairy, eggs, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, and soy.

Example recipes: Chocolate cherry smoothie, Lemon wild rice & broccoli bowl, Parsnip apple purée

Check out our Splendid Spoon reviews for more info! Ships to the US for free.

 

11. Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest shipment with all smoothies shown.

Image from our review.

The Cost: Items range from $5.99 to $8.99. See weekly and monthly plans below. Sign up here!

  • 9 cups a week at $7.75 each for a total of $69.75 each week
  • 12 cups a week at $7.49 each for a total of $89.88 each week
  • 24 cups a week at $6.99 each for a total of $167.76 each week

OR

  • 24 cups a month at $6.99 each for a total of $167.76 each month

COUPON: Use code GOODFOOD4U to get $25 off your first box of 9, 12, or 24 cups!

Age range: Kids and adults

What kind of food do you get?: Daily Harvest is a healthy food subscription providing you with smoothies, soups, bowls, flatbreads, dairy-free ice cream, snacks, and more made with mostly organic ingredients. Everything arrives frozen and can be stored in the freezer for about a month—but they likely won’t last that long, as their quick-prep snacks and lunches are oh-so-appetizing! The smoothie ingredients arrive in a cup that can serve as an on-the-go vessel from which to enjoy your blended creation, and their warm meals only require a quick stint in the microwave. For a treat, try their healthy no-bake bites or their Scoops (which taste like a smoothie in ice cream form), and parents, don’t miss out on their single-serve lattes!

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All recipes are plant-based, vegan, and gluten-free. Some are soy-free (these options are indicated clearly). Please note everything is made in a facility that processes dairy, nuts, soy, and gluten.

Example recipes: Strawberry + peach smoothie, Lentil + tomato ‘bolognese’ bowl, Kale + sweet potato flatbread, Mushroom + miso soup (includes soy), Cinnamon + banana oat bowl, Blackberry + majik chia bowl, Mint + dark, melty cacao chip Scoops, Coconut + lemon bites, Matcha + lemongrass latte

Check out our Daily Harvest reviews for more info! Ships to most of the US.

 

12. Freshly

Freshly prepared meal subscription.

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $46 per week. See weekly plans below. Sign up here!

  • 4 meals per week @ 11.50/meal = $46.00/week
  • 6 meals per week @ 8.99/meal = $53.94/week
  • 9 meals per week @ 8.99/meal = $80.91/week
  • 12 meals per week @ 7.99/meal = $95.88/week

Age range: Kids and adults

What kind of food do you get?: Freshly is a prepared meal delivery service sending pre-cooked dishes that can be prepped in about 3 minutes. These healthy meals are an awesome lunch option for parents, and some options would be great for kids, too—it’s clearly indicated if meals are spicy and to which dietary needs they cater. Freshly has a way of sneaking veggies into their meals in creative and yummy ways, too, which can come in handy for children and adults alike! A rotation of 30 new meals is featured each week.

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All meals are gluten-free, peanut-free, and refined-sugar-free. Some meals are dairy-free, low-carb, and low-calorie.

Example recipes: Cauliflower-shell bolognese with ground beef & Italian cheeses, Due South BBQ beef with butternut mac & collard greens, Italian sausage & herby potatoes with kale sauté (spicy)

Check out our Freshly reviews for more info! Ships to most of the US.

 

13. Kids Snack Box

Box filled with healthy snacks for kids.

Image via Kids Snack Box.

The Cost: $15 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!

Age range: Toddler and up

What kind of food do you get?: This monthly subscription comes bearing snacks! Each box is filled with 5-8 healthy and kid-friendly snacks that are approved by their in-house Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. Expect granola bars, fruit & veggie pouches, portable nut butters, and more—all are great to eat at home or toss in a bag for when the on-the-go hungries hit.

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Gluten-free and nut-free options available

Example snacks: Pouches, popcorn, fruit snacks

Ships to the US only.

 

14. Cerebelly

Carrot Pumpkin organic pouch from cerebelly.

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The Cost: Starts at $40.46 every other week (7 pouches per week at $2.89 per pouch). Save with higher volume. Sign up here!

Age range: 4-6 months to toddlers and young children

What kind of food do you get?: Cerebelly creates organic baby food blends that come in pouches. There are recipes suited to baby’s first solids and developing toddlers alike—you’ll start by taking a quiz that shares info about your child’s developmental milestones and then be shown a variety of recommendations that provide nutrients specific to your kid’s age and development window. You can add their suggestions to your box or customize based on your child’s preferences. Boxes are delivered every 2 weeks and come in 14, 28, 42, or 56 packs. They also offer lots of information on the science behind what nutrients help with which types of development!

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All Cerebelly foods are free of milk, eggs, shellfish, fin fish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans, however Cerebelly foods are manufactured in a facility that uses tree nuts for other products.

Example recipes: Pea Spinach Pear, Black Bean Sweet Potato, Carrot Chickpea

Ships to US (first order ships free; after that, 28-packs ship free, 14-packs ship for $4.99).

Kids aren’t the only hungry ones! Here are some quick & affordable dinner ideas for the entire family:

15. One Potato

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The Cost: Starts at $59.79 per week + shipping for 2 servings of 2 meals. Save per meal with larger, more frequent orders; shipping is free for larger orders. Sign up here!

Age range: Kids (kid-size portions available) and adults

What kind of food do you get?: One Potato is a meal kit service intended for the entire family! Not only does this service send their farm-fresh, organic, non-GMO, ingredients in a combination of adult and children’s portions (about half of an adult portion), they also ship them pre-prepped with the thought that the kids can get involved in the kitchen. Choose the adult/child meal ratio that best suits you from five tier options, and look forward to your weekly surprise: organic slice-and-bake cookie dough for a sweet treat to enjoy together! Packaging is all recyclable or made of biodegradable materials, meaning you can feed your family with ease and the comfort of knowing your environmental impacts remain low.

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free meals are available, however meals are not made in a gluten-free or nut-free facility.

Example recipes: Vegetable Lo Mein with Crispy Garlic Haricot Vert; French Onion Soup with Grilled Cheese; Beef, Turkey, or Vegetarian Tacos with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, and Slaw

Ships to the US, most states are free; $4.99 for deliveries to CO, ID, MT, NM, OR, UT, and WA.

16. Everyplate

EveryPlate Review - September 2019

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The Cost: Starts at $4.99 per serving. The 4-person plan starts at $59.88 per week + $8.99 shipping. Sign up here!

Age range: Kids and adults

What kind of food do you get?: Everyplate is a family-friendly meal delivery service that sends you all the ingredients you need to compile simple, classic recipes. Choose from 13 different meals that change each week (though subscriber favorites certainly do cycle back in now and then), all of which only require 6 steps to prepare. This a great option for parents who have a little extra time to prepare hot lunches or dinners, but without the time-consuming step of going to the grocery store. 

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Everyplate does not cater to specific dietary preferences nor restrictions (in an effort to keep costs low), but they do clearly indicate allergen information on their recipe detail pages and physical recipe cards.

Example recipes: Saucy chicken & pepper stir fry, Loaded baked potato chowder, Sweet potato & pepper quesadillas

Check out our Everyplate reviews for more info! Ships to most of the continental US.

17. Dinnerly

Veggie ravioli dinner from Dinnerly.

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The Cost: $68.87 per week for the Family Box (3 recipes for 2 adults and 2 kids) + $8.99 shipping. Save with a greater volume of meals per week. Sign up here!

Age range: Kids and adults

What kind of food do you get?: Dinnerly is a meal kit subscription that’s suited for adults and families alike. They are known for their simple meals, each using 6 high-quality ingredients like antibiotic-free chicken and free-range ground beef, to make dishes in 30 minutes or less. Their recipes arrive digitally and guide subscribers to make simple meals that are sure to please even picky eaters. As you browse recipes to choose, be sure to tick their Kid-Friendly option to see what they suggest!

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Vegetarian and Dairy-free options are available, however meals are not made in an allergen-free kitchen.

Example recipes: Garlic knot cheese ravioli with marinara dipping sauce, BBQ beef & mashed potato casserole with cheddar cheese, Cheesy salsa chicken with bell pepper & steamed rice

Check out our Dinnerly review for more info! Ships to the continental US.

 

18. Gobble

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The Cost: $11.99 per serving + $6.99 shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Get 6 meals for $36. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Age range: Kids and adults

What kind of food do you get?: This family-friendly meal kit will help you get dinner on the table in 15 minutes flat. Impressive, right? Arriving with ingredients not only pre-portioned, but also chopped and marinated when applicable, this subscription sets you up to simply combine, cook, serve, and enjoy. Keep an eye out for options marked as Kid-Friendly as you select your meals!

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Vegetarian, dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free options are available using the filters on the site, but meals are not made in an allergen-free kitchen.

Example recipes: Saag Chicken with Basmati Rice & Indian Cucumber Salad, Swedish Meatballs with Glazed Carrots & Herbed Spaetzle, Mediterranean Vegetable Platter with Hummus & Za’atar Flatbread

Check out our Gobble reviews for more info! Ships to the continental US.

19. Tiller & Hatch

Italian Stew from Tiller & Hatch

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The Cost: $65 every 4 weeks for 4 family meals ($3.25 per serving), $87 every 4 weeks for 6 family meals ($2.90 per serving), and $114 every 4 weeks for 8 family meals ($2.85 per serving). Sign up here!

Age range: Kids and adults

What kind of food do you get?: Have a pressure cooker and not afraid to use it? Tiller & Hatch sends chef-prepared, flash-frozen family meals that you can pop in your pressure cooker and feed 4-5 mouths with little effort. Think artisanal pastas, rustic stews, and hearty dishes that your whole family will enjoy, ready to feed the masses in minutes. 

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: None indicated.

Example recipes: Chili Mac with Beef, Tikka Masala with Chicken, Southwest Style Minestrone Soup with Meatballs

 

Bonus! These boxes don’t send food, but they do invite your kiddo to get creative in the kitchen:

20. Raddish Kids

12-year-old girl with a white aprong and pigtails opening the Raddish Kids box at the counter in a kitchen.

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The Cost: $24 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!

Age range: 4 to 14+ years

What do you get?: Raddish Kids is a monthly kids’ subscription for cooking, baking, and creating! In each box, you’ll find a trio of illustrated recipes, 3 cute cards that teach new culinary skills, one set of instructions for a creative kitchen project, and a tool to use in the kitchen. The box also comes with a grocery shopping list and digital materials such as dietary substitutions and lesson plans for parents of homeschooled students. 6- and 12-month subscriptions come with an apron; you can purchase a sibling apron for $15, and a monthly sibling bundle (extra kitchen tool and apron patch) for $5 per month.

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Recipe modifications for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free diets are available here.

Example recipes: Family fun cornbread, Chocolate banana bites, Homemade applesauce

Check out our Raddish Kids reviews for more info! Ships to the US for free. International shipping available to some countries for $7.

21. Kidstir

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The Cost: $24.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!

Age range: 5 to 10+ years

What do you get?: This subscription encourages your kids to get familiar with the kitchen! In each box comes several recipes to add to a binder, thus creating a customized cookbook, as well as healthy food-related activities, a couple of kitchen gadgets, and a grocery list so that your family can shop for ingredients at your local market together. You’ll concoct appetizers, snacks, meals, and sweets together—and, if you have more helping hands than there are preparation tasks, you can purchase a sibling add-on for $10 per month. With this add-on, you’ll be sent an extra set of tools, games, and gifts, but siblings will share recipes, activity pages, and binders. 

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Recipe modifications for vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free diets are available on the Kidstir website.

Example recipes: Cheesy Broccoli Bowls, Cauliflower Crunchies, S’more Shakes

Check out our Kidstir reviews for more info! Ships to the US only.

 

22. Young Chefs’ Club

The Cost: $24.99 per month. Sign up here!

Age range: 5 years and up

What do you get?: Young chefs will learn new culinary skills and create scrumptious meals with this fun and educational subscription! Each box sends recipe cards, kitchen technique instructions, creative recipe challenges, experiment cards, and activities, as well as cooking tools and achievement buttons—all these arranged around a surprise theme and setup with a scientific spin. Parents will be sent a grocery shopping list via email ahead of time so that they can have everything needed ready for kids to jump in and enjoy all their at-home test kitchen has to offer!

Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: None

Example recipes: Tacos and guacamole, Grilled cheese and cheese crackers

Check out our Young Chefs’ Club reviews for more info! Ships to the US for free.

 


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Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Comments (8)

  1. I have a coupon for Home Chef that gets you your first box completely free, just pay $10 shipping (and no commitment thereafter) if anyone wants it.

  2. I just subscribed to a new service called Tiller & Hatch. They send frozen instant pot meals. Just add water and they cook quickly. They’re delicious and pretty well-priced! I get Every Plate and love it, but once my fall quarter starts I won’t have any time to cook. So this new box is going to save my life!!

    • Serena, thank you for sharing your experience! I added Tiller & Hatch to the list—yay!

  3. Where is the subscription service that offers ready to go healthy school lunches? This year so many more families will be packing lunches as communal dining becomes difficult in school cafeterias. Seems like a great opportunity for an entrepreneurial solution. A week of school lunches, customized to your child’s taste, shipped direct, ready to go. Is there such a thing? Hello, Panera, Blue Apron, anyone?

    • Thanks so much for the suggestion, Carolyn! We’ve added several new options to the list with school lunches in mind—some offer prepackaged lunches for kids, while others are good for family dinners with the potential for leftovers that can be packed up. We know everyone goes about it a little differently! Hope this helps!

  4. We got Yumble for my 5 year old daughter and she didn’t like any of the meals. We tasted them as well because we thought she might just be picky, but they didn’t taste very good. The mac and cheese was especially bad. She asked for Kraft mac and cheese in the box which, to her, tastes better. Most of the food is bland. It seems like they don’t take kids’ taste buds into account. We were very disappointed.

  5. This is an amazing compilation! I’ve been thinking about trying a baby food sub but managing food allergies is tough- thanks for including that info!

    • Thank you for reading! I’m a mom of a toddler so I get it, it can be a lot to navigate! If you end up trying one, please come back and let us know what you think. 🙂

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