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Posted on 25 July 2018 by Amy King, Founder, CORE+

Can we all agree that the worst thing about being an adult is deciding what to cook for dinner?

Whether you live on your own or have a big, busy household, trying to figure out tonight’s meal is a daily chore most of us could do without. It doesn’t stop there either. Once we have made our mind up, we have to drive to the supermarket on the way home from work (because we never have ALL the ingredients we need) and spend an hour cooking it once we’re home. It’s basically the last thing any of us feel like doing after a long day – let alone during a freezing winter’s night.

If this sounds like you, we’ve got you sorted with a round-up of Melbourne’s best meal subscription services that will save you time and effort, keep you on track toward your health and fitness goals, and rescue your bank account from those expensive last-minute meals out.



By far, one of the most popular options is HelloFresh – mainly for its huge point of difference. Unlike many of the meal subscription services available, HelloFresh doesn’t do frozen meals; it sends boxes of fresh produce, protein and pantry items (along with recipe cards) so you can prep and cook your dinner. The recipes mean you don’t have to think about what to cook, and you only receive the exact amount of food you need, so there’s no wastage either.


Primal Food

Staying on the fresh food train, Primal Food is a meal delivery service that focusses on fresh (not frozen) meals using free range and market fresh produce. Designed for people who are sick of eating (and feeling like) crap, it aims to improve insulin health, heal the metabolism and reduce inflammation. The best part? Primal Food’s team of chefs will structure a tailored meal plan specific to your needs – totally free of charge!



For the plant-based foodies, Soulara offers 100% clean and natural juices and chef-created meals made with the highest quality ingredients and superfoods possible. Choose from any of their meal plans and you can expect to get healthier skin, eliminate bloating, shed extra weight, increase your focus, boost your energy, and improve your immunity, all thanks to “plant power”. If that’s not enough, it also a colourful feast for the eyes.



Whether you’re a ‘Busy Single’, looking for ‘Sports Nutrition’ or are part of an ‘Active Couple’, Dineamic has something for you – all spelled out in easy categories. But that’s not all. Unlike most meal delivery services, Dineamic caters for lots of dietary requirements including gluten free, dairy free, vegan, fructose friendly, preservative free and low FODMAP, which means you don’t have to miss out simply because you don’t fit into a standard plan.



You’ve probably seen Thrive at your local shopping centre’s food court, selling grilled chicken breast and steamed veggies among the burgers, fries and overflowing plates of Chinese. Now, Thrive offers their clean and nutritious meals as part of a subscription delivery service, with plans that range from Cyclic Low Carb to 3-Day Real Food Reset.



As one of the very first meal delivery services on the scene, YouFoodz changed the way busy people shopped for groceries, and prepared dinner. Their philosophy is all about saving time. Did you know if you cut out shopping, cooking and cleaning, you can save up to 15 hours a week?! YouFoodz offers a range of menu items, from super clean to more relaxed, so you can create a meal plan for your entire family, if you need. We’re also big fans of their healthy sweet treats for an afternoon pick-me-up.


My Goodness Organics

If high quality, organic wholefoods are a priority for you, but you can’t quite get to the Farmer’s Market every Sunday, My Goodness Organics will be your new go-to. It might be lesser known than the main meal delivery services, but it claims to be Melbourne’s healthiest menu; it caters for everything from Paleo to I Quit Sugar fans, and is completely gluten, wheat, refined sugar and dairy free.

Are you obsessed with a different meal subscription service? Maybe you have a hot tip for making dinner time a breeze? Come by the CORE+ Facebook page and share it with us.