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The best meal kit delivery services to treat Mom to this Mother's Day

Show Mom how much you care by helping her out with a meal kit delivery subscription.
Show Mom how much you care by helping her out with a meal kit delivery subscription.

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Meal kit delivery services solve one of life's perennial quandaries: Just how are we supposed to get dinner on the table with so much going on all the time? For the busy mom, they make great gifts for Mother's Day so she has one less thing to worry about—planning what's for dinner.

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Available at varying prices and difficulty levels, kits like Home Chef, Green Chef and more offer lots of selection and feature options that can account for different dietary needs and restrictions, so there's a meal kit for every type of Mom out there.

1. Home Chef

The GOAT among meal kit deliveries.
The GOAT among meal kit deliveries.

With a mixture of oven bake-ables and great recipe kits that come supplied with all the ingredients you need to cook them (except for the knife), Home Chef is a meal kit plan for those who want to learn some cooking skills along the way. We liked the service so much that we named it our number one pick. Basic meal plans for Home Chef start at $6.99 a serving.

Try Home Chef

2. HelloFresh

Kitchen classics.
Kitchen classics.

One of the most famous meal kit subscriptions out there, HelloFresh is known for budget-friendly prices, belly-satiating portions and crowd-pleasing recipes. Most of the company's recipes claim that they're fully capable of being prepared in 30 minutes, and even if this claim isn't always proved true, the company consistently delivers easy to make dinners for less. Most meals range in cost from $9 to $10.

Try HelloFresh

3. Factor

Fitness forward.
Fitness forward.

Factor is a fitness forward, pre-made meal service. With nutrition guides for every meal on their list and packaged meals that require hardly any prep, Factor makes the classic TV-dinner into a fitness buff's dietary fantasy. Factor hits this intention home by offering a free consultation with a dietician to help you select the meal for you. What they don't have a lot of, however, is vegetarian options.

When you set up a plan, Factor meals can cost as little as $5 and under.

Try Factor

4. Everyplate

When affordability is what you want look to Everyplate.
When affordability is what you want look to Everyplate.

With meals starting at $5, Everyplate is a Hello Fresh-owned subscription that leans into budget prices. With a decent amount of customization possible, it's a viable pick for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. The kit will help you invest in simple and affordable dinners.

Try Everyplate

5. Green Chef

Believe in real organic food? So does Green Chef.
Believe in real organic food? So does Green Chef.

Green Chef focuses on organic ingredients, ethical sourcing and catering to those with specific dietary needs and restrictions. If you're a keto adherent or a strict vegan, the meal service's weekly board of dishes will have you covered. Whatever your needs, the subscription delivers easy prepped meals with pre-bagged, diced veggies and other trappings that our testers found to be a simple solution for nutritious dinners at home.

Meal prices start around $12, however, new users should look for new subscriber deals.

Try Green Chef

6. Blue Apron

The pioneer of meal kit deliveries still tastes great today.
The pioneer of meal kit deliveries still tastes great today.

Blue Apron is potentially the best known meal kit delivery service out there, and it's definitely worth a shot. With decent prices, wine pairings and generally good food that's often nutritious enough to win a dietician's approval, Blue Apron makes it easy to get that fresh home cooked meal. At the low end, Blue Apron starts at $8.

Try Blue Apron

7. Purple Carrot

Plant based and nutritious.
Plant based and nutritious.

A fully nutritious vegan diet requires strategy and commitment to achieve. Without the right foods, vegans may lose out on critical vitamins and minerals and can even have trouble getting enough whole proteins.

Whether you're a vegan looking for that easy fix to ensure you get the foods your body needs, or a non-vegan who's begun to feel like their body could use more plant-based foods, Purple Carrot's meal kits and prepared meals are a great option. Meal kits start at about $11 per serving for four serving meals.

Try Purple Carrot

8. Gobble

Simple and tasty is the way.
Simple and tasty is the way.

Gobble steps into the meal kit arena with a promise of ease. The service is all about quick prep times, with most meals including pre-made sauces and pre-chopped fresh materials. In fact, most meals require no more than 15 minutes of kitchen time. All that pre-prepped food requires a lot of packaging, but at least most of it is technically recyclable. Gobble offers a starter package of six meals for $36.

Try Gobble

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9. Sunbasket

The vegetarian's pantry.
The vegetarian's pantry.

Sunbasket is a subscription service that our testers found to be the best pick for vegetarians. However, these veggie-forward options aren't only for vegetarians and vegans; they also have lots of plant-focused foods for the rest of the population. With deals for new subscribers, you can try out Sunbasket for as little as around $5 for a serving.

Try Sunbasket

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This article originally appeared on Reviewed: Mother's Day 2023: Our favorite meal kit delivery plans for Mom