Life after Meal Kits: A New Solution for Meal Prep


Let’s be real. Meal prep can be painful. It takes time and effort to plan meals, go grocery shopping and cook healthy foods that please everyone.

Lugging home bags of groceries is hard work. Finding the time to cook after a long day can be just as hard. Dishes pile up fast, and no one likes cleaning a dirty kitchen. And those groceries you’re buying don’t always get used before their expiration date. How much money have you wasted throwing away produce that’s gone bad?

The Problem with Meal Prep

It’s easy to fall into the trap of fast food. Resorting to takeout might save a little time… until you consider how long you’re stuck in the drive thru line. All those processed ingredients take a toll on your health. Some grocery stores offer ready-to-eat meals, but the choices are often lacking. And then what do you do with all of those containers?

Most people have good intentions and want to eat foods that nourish their bodies but need solutions that make eating healthy more convenient. And that’s where we come in.

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Meal Kits: A Declining Phenomenon

Just a few years ago, the meal kit industry went mainstream by promising to fix the hassle of meal prep with a curated culinary experience delivered right to your doorstep. Who doesn’t love the idea of fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and step-by-step recipe cards with fool-proof pictures? Throw in claims of quick cooking times, easy cleanup and no more grocery stores, and of course people flocked to subscribe to meal kit services.

Declining Meal Kits

But if you ask people who actually tried to make meal kits work for them (and we have), there’s one glaring issue: meal kits don’t actually fix the problem of meal prep.

Why not? Most dishes take around 45 to 60 minutes to make; not exactly “quick,” especially when kitchen cleanup is factored in. They typically only provide ingredients for two or three meals a week, leaving you to figure out the rest.

Lack of variety in flavors, portions and nutritional preferences lead to menu fatigue. Prices have risen, now equaling the cost of what a fully-prepared meal will set you back.

Plus, the playing field is overcrowded – there are just too many companies offering the same services. Finding the right one for you is its own chore.

Fortunately, there is a real fix to the meal prep problem: fully-prepared meal delivery services.

Meal Kit vs Prepared Meal Delivery Prep Time

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A Solution with Staying Power

Picture it: Ready-to-eat meals with high-quality ingredients delivered weekly right to your door. That’s what Metabolic Meals offers.

We have a solution to every problem inherent in traditional meal prep:

1 Convenient, fully-cooked meals that actually save you time

2 Options for specific dietary needs using healthy, real food

3 A wide variety of 30 new meals every week

4 Portion sizes for one or for families

5 Flexible meal plans customizable to your schedule

6 Less wasted food, packaging and money


We take care of the cooking so you don’t have to. You pick, we cook and deliver. It’s really that simple.

All of our chef-prepared meals are nutritionally balanced and ready to eat. Meals are delivered directly to your doorstep. Our meals are perfect for carrying with you anywhere. Take them to work for lunch, carry them in your gym bag or eat them at home for quick family dinners.

Options That Support Your Goals

Curious about keto? Following a diabetic-friendly diet? Eating low carb with a gluten sensitivity? We got you. Whatever your preference is, we have meals that will work for you.

People with allergies can easily find foods that work for them. Everything we make is gluten free, so there’s never a risk of cross contamination. We offer dishes with beef, pork, turkey, chicken and fish, even wild game like bison and yak, making it easy find a protein source you love. Every ingredient is all natural, and our meals include detailed labels with ingredients and macros for easy reference.

No matter what your goal may be, all of our meals are designed with input from health and nutrition coaches who are passionate about helping people reach their goals. That means we can help everyone from busy families to Olympic athletes to people with serious health concerns. Our food is at the center of nutrition studies examining the health benefits of a variety of diets, one patient at a time.

We rotate our menu of 30+ items every single week, so there’s always something new to try.

Choose from a wide range of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and snacks. Our meals are collaborations between our nutritionists and expert chefs with years of culinary experience; you’ll get authentic, gourmet taste every time. It’s easier to stick to your goals when you love the food you’re eating.

We offer different serving sizes to suit everyone, whether you’re dining alone or feeding a family of four. All of our meals come in two sizes – fit or extra protein, and you’ll only find those at Metabolic Meals.

Two Portion Sizes

Our family-size options include both main courses and sides, making it easy to build a meal that pleases everyone. Plus, our fully-cooked protein 2-packs are perfect for healthy lunches, post-gym snacks or quick family dinners.


Our flexible meal plans fit your lifestyle. Let’s say you’re going out of town for two weeks and need your lunches delivered to a different city the first week, and no meals at all the second week. We make it easy to get the meals you want on the schedule that works for your real life.

That level of customer service is unprecedented, especially at the competitive pricing Metabolic Meals offers when compared to meal kit services.

Meal kits are notorious for using too much packaging, especially when each kit only contains ingredients for two or three recipes. With Metabolic Meals, you can get an entire week’s worth of food in the same amount of packaging – that’s a lot less waste. We also exclusively use biodegradable and recyclable materials, leaving a much lighter carbon footprint.

And while we’re on the subject of waste: It’s estimated that 130 billion pounds of food are wasted each year, with the average family throwing away $1,500 in groceries. Not only is that food wasted, so is the money spent to buy it. Our meals last up to a week after delivery (and they freeze well, too), eliminating the need to throw away uneaten food.

Both traditional and online grocery stores contribute to the national problem of food waste. Let’s take a closer look at online grocery stores. Yes, they’re convenient, but the convenience means impulse buys are too easy. With just a few clicks, shoppers can spend a lot more money than they would at traditional grocery stores and end up with a ton of packaging to throw away once their delivery arrives.

A Fresh, New Frontier

Consumers are demanding solutions, not just food, and that’s where we come in.

Metabolic Meals provides ready-to-eat dishes prepared by top chefs, crafted with ingredients of the highest quality and designed to make your life easier.

That’s the way we’ve done things since 2009, the way we’re still doing things in 2019, and how we’ll always do things as we lead the way into the future of prepared meal delivery.

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