Everyone is busier than ever lately and we could all use an extra hand… or four! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a private chef? #lifegoals. Until then, I decided to look into budget-friendly ways to take the stress out of kitchen. One of our readers asked me to write about meal prep/delivery services and I was excited to check out what options existed beyond Hello Fresh and Blue Apron.

Kathy’s Table is located in Jax Beach, Riverside, and Southside. Developed from her personal health story, Kathy’s Table focuses on gluten and dairy-free whole foods, using ingredients that are locally sourced and sustainable. She offers weekly meal plans that range from 5 to 25 meals per week, depending on your needs/preferences. There are also 5 different meal sizes with varying ounces of protein vs starch, so you can build a custom plan for your unique goals. Each meal comes with complete nutritional information and all ingredients listed clearly on the label. DISCOUNT CODE: PLAYGROUNDtalk Jax readers can save 10% off their first week using code firstime10!

Lean Impact Nutrition is a family owned and operated husband and wife team that launched their meal prep company in 2017. Their mission is to provide a sustainable solution to eating healthy without the hassle of having to shop, cook, and clean. Weekly menu options include 1 breakfast, 2 salads, 2 energy balls, and 5 entrees. Their most popular meal size contains 5 oz of protein, 3 oz carbohydrate and 1 serving of vegetables. This past year they were voted JaxBest Local Meal Prep Company.  They service most counties with home delivery or free pickup locations inside local gyms in the community. DISCOUNT CODE: PLAYGROUNDtalk Jax readers can save 10% off their first week using code first order!

Yumble was born when a mom of 3 wanted less stress around mealtime and more quality family time. Their food promise is to include sustainable, regionally sourced, nutritious ingredients with balanced recipes developed just for kids. Meals are intended for children ages 12 months to 12 years. They offer three different plans for either six, eight, or sixteen meals per week. Each week, you will have the option to choose your own meals from a rotating menu. I have two friends who subscribe to Yumble, so I decided to check it out. My box comes Tuesday!

This research definitely got my mouth-watering! It’s nice to know there are services available that offer nutritious and delicious meals. I know I’d much rather spend the time with my boys than in the kitchen!