Everywhere we look it seems like everyone is trying to improve their wellness and lifestyles for the better. But why is eating healthy, nutritious meals often so hard to maintain?
Well, we’re the first to admit, coming home after a long day at work and slapping together a delicious yet healthy meal can be exhausting. You have to brainstorm recipes, buy ingredients, and then wash, chop, cook – it’s a daunting task, and most people don’t have the time or energy.
That’s why many people are turning to meal delivery services to get nutritious meals delivered to their doorstep.
At the moment, CookUnity and Thistle are two companies that offer the most convenient, tastiest and healthiest meals. We wanted to know which one was worth our subscription.
Here’s what we found:
- Both deliver fresh, fully-cooked meals to your door
- Both have different plans available to fit your individual needs
- Both offer a flexible subscription that allows you to pause, skip, or opt out at any time
- Thistle’s got you covered with breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- Thistle also offers healthy smoothies, juices, snacks, and sides
- CookUnity only ships dinners
- Thistle offers plant-based, vegan plans with the option to add on healthy meat proteins
- CookUnity offers meals that cater to different diets
- Thistle meals are curated by chefs, nutritionists and dietitians to ensure each meal is balanced
- CookUnity meals are curated by chefs with less focus on health
Thistle delivers plant-forward, freshly prepared meals right to your doorstep – zero prep needed!
They have everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to snacks, juices and wellness shots. Known as one of the healthiest meal delivery services on the West Coast, they recently expanded and are now on the East Coast.
Their meals are curated by chefs, nutritionists and dietitians to ensure that every meal has the right balance of vitamins and other nutrients to fulfill your health needs. Not to mention that all ingredients are sourced locally to ensure maximum freshness and peak taste.
Thistle’s globally-inspired menu includes mouth-watering options like crave-able Aloo Gobi With Cilantro Tamarind Sauce, Kale Pesto Pasta Salad and Chickpea Polenta Scramble With Harissa Salsa – sooo delicious!
Their 6-day-a-week, breakfast, lunch, and dinner plan costs $207 – which is only $11.50 per meal and makes eating healthy effortless.
CookUnity delivers chef-curated, ready-to-eat meals to your door. Just like Thistle, their meals aren’t frozen and all ingredients are sustainably sourced with no artificial flavors or additives. Every two weeks they post a new menu that is personalized to match your diet with options like keto, vegetarian, vegan, gluten, and dairy-free.
Editor’s note: CookUnity only offers dinners. While we all loved the Sunday Sauce Rigatoni with Meatballs and the Vegetarian Lasagna, we still stressed over what to make for breakfast and lunch, and were tempted to go for takeout or those tasteless frozen burritos — with many of us giving in to those not-so-great temptations.
CookUnity offers different price options. Six meals per week come down to $11.99 per serving which is definitely on the more expensive side.
Both services deliver on their promises and can definitely help ease your dinnertime anxiety.
However, when it comes to all day convenience, nutrition and taste, Thistle is our clear winner.
Their ingredients aren't just colorful and delicious but packed with healthy superfoods and antioxidants known to boost energy, improve skin and help with bloating issues. We love that they’ve got us covered with breakfast, lunch and dinner and are obsessed with their juices.
If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your diet, Thistle is the best meal delivery service we’ve tried.