The meal kit delivery industry is a wonderful industry to watch, as it is constantly changing and updating its services and offerings. For companies to survive within this very competitive market they need to be able to cater to different demographics, diets and lifestyle requirements. Some companies specialize in certain areas, while others are broadening their services, to cater to almost every dietary need. The Mediterranean Diet is an increasingly popular diet and due to this fact, there are several companies that have added this diet to their services offered.
What is the Mediterranean Diet?
The Mediterranean Diet is one that was inspired by the lifestyle and dietary habits of countries in the Mediterranean during the 1940s and 1950s. Some of these countries include Greece, Southern Italy and Spain.
The basics of this diet include a relatively high consumption of good quality olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals and a substantial amount of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The diet also involves a moderate to high consumption of fish, a moderate consumption of dairy products (mainly cheese and yogurt) and wine. The final element of the diet is a low consumption of non-fish meat products.
The diet was created due to increasing evidence gathered from these countries of a reduced incidence of heart disease, high blood pressure, certain cancers, chronic illness, and diabetes.
The Mediterranean Diet has also been proven to assist with weight loss and weight maintenance. As a bonus, it is a diet that is very cost effective and tastes great! The US News and World Report in January 2018 announced that the Mediterranean Diet was rated as the best overall diet for 2018.
Whenever you are following a diet with certain restrictions such as the Mediterranean Diet it is easy to think that your options are limited when it comes to using meal kit delivery services. It is refreshing to find out that there are in fact several companies that specialise in this diet and offer some delicious and creative meal choices for you.
#1 Sun Basket- Mediterranean Menu
Sun Basket provides a diverse menu selection and specializes in many dietary requirements including the Mediterranean Diet.
Delivery: $6.99 with first order being free
Sun Basket is known for the incredible diversity of its menu selection. They have a Mediterranean Plan as part of their Classic Plan. They also offer choices that are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and ingredients that are all organic. When ordering Sun Basket meal kits, you will receive dishes that include ingredients that are organic, seasonal and responsibly and sustainably produced. Their seafood is wild-caught, they only use the best quality whole grains, healthy fats, and beautiful fresh herbs.
The Mediterranean Plan includes three meals for two or four adults on a weekly basis.
#2 Terra’s Kitchen- Mediterranean lifestyle
Terra’s Kitchen is very much based on the principles of the Mediterranean lifestyle. They are also big believers inconvenience with meals that are quick and easy to prepare. Their menu includes evenings meals, ‘read-to-eat’ salads, snacks and smoothies.
Delivery: Free with a minimum order of $72.00
Terra’s Kitchen was created with the basics of the Mediterranean Diet in mind, so you will find many choices that suit this diet. Also, if you are after convenience, you will love Terra’s Kitchen as their ingredients come washed, peeled and chopped for you. The Terra’s Kitchen menu is very much a celebration of the Mediterranean lifestyle and you will find a diverse selection of evening meals. They also cater for many special dietary requirements and you can filter meals by different categories such as vegan, low-calorie, paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian and more. This makes it very easy to find the meal choices that are perfect for you. As all their ingredients come fully prepared, meal preparation can be completed within only 15-30 minutes.
On their menu, you will also find a range of ‘ready-to-eat’ meals, snacks and smoothies.
Plated is a food lover’s heaven and is a great option for people who enjoy cooking at home. Their menu includes a variety of dishes that include meat, vegetables, seafood, and desserts.
Delivery: Free for orders over $60
Plated has a menu that includes 20 delicious and creative chef-produced dishes every week. Although the company does not have a specific Mediterranean Plan you will easily find three to five dishes weekly that are ideally suited for the Mediterranean Diet. Within the Plated menu, you will find recipes that are quite simple to prepare but also dishes that offer a range of complexity and sophistication.
Plated is a great choice if you enjoy different culinary experiences and you love spending time in the kitchen. The Plated menu offers something to please everybody.
Staying on track with the Mediterranean Diet is a breeze with these meal kit delivery companies. It is always our recommendation that you try a few different companies at first so that you can compare the style of dishes offered.
As most companies now offer flexibility with the option to skip weeks, trailing several companies over a few weeks is very easy to do. Regardless of which service becomes your ideal choice, choosing a meal kit delivery service will mean that you will be saving heaps of time and you will be eating delicious and nutritious meals. A meal kit delivery service will also help you to easily maintain the Mediterranean Diet lifestyle.