Tupperware spilled out across the kitchen countertop, mixing bowls piled high in the sink, and a despairing glance cast at the NutriBullet languishing in the back of your cupboard; meal prep is a hassle, no matter your level of experience. Sourcing the ingredients and scouring for the recipes—and above all keeping it fresh, week after week—is a daunting task, even if you’re an old hand at it by now. There’s only so many times you can eat the same cut of broiled chicken, after all.
That’s where the 21st century steps in. Thanks to an ever-evolving understanding of how best to nourish our bodies and, yes, that mixed blessing called the Internet, it’s easier than ever to trust somebody else to do the hard work of figuring out the science behind a healthy meal. There is a veritable multitude of local services out there ready to deliver you anywhere from one meal a week to three square meals a day, nutritionally backed by macro calculators and diet experts.
Even better: these meals are customisable to your preferences and needs. Going vegetarian? They’ve got a handle on it. Gluten intolerant? No problem. You eat halal? There are plenty of appetising options out there. Want to look and—more importantly—feel better in 2021? Start to sate your hunger the right way with one of these meal delivery services today.
High in protein, low in carbs—and every Fresher meal has at least a month’s worth of love and attention lavished upon it before it’s released to the public. They’ll leave their flash-frozen meals (the process seals in all that hearty nutritional value) in an insulated container on your doorstep with a simple phone notification. Then you can tuck into any one of their delectable meals, whether it’s a roasted tomato shakshuka with poached eggs, or Japanese grilled mackerel curry. Fresher even breaks down their meals into neat categories for you to peruse when ordering; keto-friendly, high protein, post-workout, pre-workout, and more. The best part? Their sugar-free desserts, hands-down. Think Japanese cheesecake and deep dish earl grey raspberry panna cotta tarts, all of it completely healthy for the body and the soul. When it comes to delivering the goods, Fresher doesn’t skimp.
Yummy Bros serves up affordable, charming bento boxes that can be customised according to your carb, portion size, and veggie load desires. Featuring twists on beloved Asian dishes, here you can find healthy reinventions of sambal fish, bulgogi-fried chicken, and veggie curry. Yummy Bros prioritises the sustainability of willpower—essentially, making sure their food is delicious enough to keep you returning to it long enough to cement it as a permanent change in your life. Another key emphasis is transparency; they make sure you know the nutritional value of each meal you might want to order. Knowing what’s going into your body, ordering in bulk, and supplementing your active lifestyle. If that sounds like you, then a Yummy Bros meal should be your next venture in 2021.
Calling itself a “food experience” company, Grain prides itself on delivering only top-tier, restaurant quality meals directly to you and your loved ones. Though their meal plan system is still in beta testing, Grain is a brand that believes in limitless possibilities, so you know you’ll never have the same meal twice. With food that’s warm and comforting in a way that’s both cosy and inspiring, the quintessential Grain experience should leave you completely full and satisfied—and yet hungry for more. And not only are they transparent about their nutrition, making sure the customer knows what ingredients go into every dish, but Grain is also uniquely open about their pricing practises. They display on their homepage exactly how much of your money goes to paying their couriers a fair wage, and how delivery distances affect the cost of a meal. Being this forthright testifies to the rest of their values, too. If you’re a fan of plant-based meals and an effortless, straightforward relationship to a company, then Grain is for you.
Can’t get enough of working out at F45? FitThree’s unique collaboration with the fitness brand will allow you to get your meals delivered straight to your gym of choice. That applies to other affiliated gyms, yoga studios, and CrossFit centres, where they’ll wait for you, chilled and ready-to-eat, in a dedicated fridge. In certain areas of Singapore, you’ll also have the option of delivery straight to your doorstep. Choose whether you’d prefer meals three or five days a week, and relish the opportunity to taste a newly creative, tasty, and balanced menu every single week. Simply heat and enjoy—it’s that simple.
With new meals designed by personal trainers posted weekly, you’ll never be starved for something fresh and original from Nutrition Kitchen. The company offers a clear breakdown how each kind of macronutrient positively affects your health, and how much is in the food you’ll be consuming. Flexibility is key with the brand—you can choose the duration of your package (five, eight, or 18 days), size of each meal, and when in the week you’re free to receive the delivery. Nutrition Kitchen’s mission is to make every meal attainable and sustainable, and they’re certainly well on their way to achieving that goal with their current values and business model.