The Five Best Kid-Friendly Meal Kits for 2020
It's 5 p.m. What’s for dinner? If you subscribe to a meal-kit delivery service, you probably already know! Premeasured, pre-prepped meal kits not only take some of the stress out of dinnertime, they can also be an easy way to get your kids into the kitchen, reading recipes, and helping assemble dishes. Here are some kid-friendly kits to consider.
Money Matters: Each of these kits runs you $9 to $11 per serving.
1. One Potato
With recipes developed by kid-food blogger Catherine McCord of weelicious.com, One Potato includes organic and non-GMO ingredients, as well as a menu that changes with the seasons. This is the only meal kit we’ve found that lets you customize the amount of food based on the size of your family and age of your kids (so you don’t have to pay for an adult-sized serving for your 2-year-old). Each box includes info on getting the kids involved, tips for picky eaters, and free cookie dough!
Families with toddlers and/or older kids
Pan Roasted Chicken with Honey Glazed Carrots & Crispy Fries
Classic Burgers & Fries
Tacos with Guac, Pico de Gallo & Slaw
2. Green Chef Make
Your plant-based eating intentions a reality with this 100-percent-organic meal-kit service that you can customize to be vegetarian, Paleo, and more. Meals are seasonal and menus vary per week. Like most other brands, each recipe can be made in fewer than 30 minutes.
Families with kids ages 8 and older with more adventurous palates
Cuban Chicken with Chimichuri
Chili Con Carne
Shrimp Pasta Primavera
3. HelloFresh Dinner
In 30 minutes with low (or no) prep? We’re in! HelloFresh is one of the most popular meal kits with farm-fresh ingredients, chef-designed menus, and helpful recipe cards with cooking tips. It offers 20 new recipes each week—and kid-friendly dishes parents will love, too.
Families with kids ages 3 and older
Chicken Sausage Flatbreads
Juicy Lucy Burgers with Roasted Broccoli
Chicken Carnitas Tacos
4. Sun Basket
With a Family Plan that includes recipes developed by celebrity chef (and dad) Tyler Florence, you can choose from six kid-friendly and delicious meals each week. Like most other kits, you can specify how many meals you want per week and pause the service at any time. Sun Basket also gives you the option to add breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Plus, each kit includes Kids Can steps that the littles can do, along with related activities.
Families with kids 8 and older with more adventurous taste buds
Mushroom Tostadas with Pinto Beans & Cabbage Slaw
Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups
Chicken Cacciatore with Cauliflower Mash
5. Blue Apron
Its Signature Plan can feed two, three, or four people and costs much less than what you’d pay for similar food at a restaurant. Blue Apron uses GMO-free ingredients and sustainable seafood. And it includes step-by-step recipe cards to make cooking easy.
Families with kids ages 6 and older
Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables
Shrimp Fried Rice
Sicilian Cauliflower Stromboli
This article originally appeared in the February/March 2020 issue of Allrecipes Magazine.