Anyone who says it’s easy to make a home-cooked meal from scratch is lying. There’s searching for recipes, buying ingredients, and then chopping. Oh, chopping. Our hands are tired just thinking about it! It’s no wonder we end up ordering pizza or Chinese food so often. Now, that’s easy.
But these nine companies are here to put an end to our takeout habit by making home cooking simple. Some send perfectly portioned ingredients and recipe cards to your doorstep; others deliver pre-made meals that only require a quick zap in the microwave and taste better than anything you’ll find in the freezer aisle. We tried dozens of companies, so your healthy dinner is now just a few clicks away.
Meal in a Box
Photo: Blue Apron
1. Blue Apron
Price: $9.99 per serving
Delivery: Nationwide (except Alaska and Hawaii)
With easy-to-follow recipes (like lemon-glazed catfish), Blue Apron makes it a cinch to become a healthy home cook. The company offers subscriptions designed for couples and families. Each box comes with pre-p…