Keto meal delivery services can ease some of the work of keto meal prep by providing you with meals or meal kits that meet your nutritional needs. This can save you a lot of time in the kitchen and make it easier to follow the keto diet.
Some people find that the keto diet can help them reach their health goals, such as weight loss or improved blood sugar management. Having prepared keto meals delivered to your door can help you stick to the low carb, high fat keto diet. Otherwise, you’ll likely spend a lot of time developing a keto meal plan, then prepping and cooking three meals a day, every day.
Our dietitians reviewed the eight most popular keto meal delivery services. Here’s how they stack up.
Disclaimer: The services tested below were tried by Healthline writers or editors, who received the meals for free. All opinions are our own.
When choosing a keto meal delivery service, there are several important questions to ask, including:
Is it keto-friendly? The most important consideration in choosing a keto meal delivery service is whether it offers keto-friendly options. Many meal delivery services offer paleo or low carb options, but these are not necessarily low enough in carbs to suit a keto diet.
How many keto options are available? While some services offer a dedicated keto menu with several options to choose from, others simply offer a few keto recipes each week. Which one to choose depends on how important variety is to you. You’ll also want to choose whether you want fully prepared meals or delivery kits where you assemble and cook the meal.
Does it fit your budget? It’s important to find a service that’s available in your area and suits your budget. These services range drastically in price, from $9 per serving to $15 or more per serving. Make sure to factor in shipping costs as well.
Does it require a subscription? If you need flexibility, consider choosing a service that doesn’t require a subscription.
Does it accommodate other dietary or ingredient preferences? Check whether the service can accommodate your dietary preferences and whether the ingredient quality is up to your standards. Many options on our list use high quality meats and some organic produce.
These means of raising or harvesting food are considered more ethical than conventional farming practices. Research has shown that grass-fed beef also contains less overall fat than grain-fed beef, and that grass-fed beef has a more favorable profile of healthy fats. Research also shows that giving chickens more range results in improved welfare.
Keto diets may be more filling than other low calorie diets, and they may also help prevent muscle mass losses that often accompany weight loss. Additionally, being in ketosis may make it easier to burn stored body fat.
However, to enter ketosis you must strictly limit your carb intake — making the diet difficult to follow and stick to. You will need to avoid:
sugary beverages like sodas and fruit juices
carb-rich dairy products, like milk, yogurt, and ice cream
cakes, cookies, pastries, candy, and other sweets or desserts
bread, pasta, and rice
honey, jam, jelly, syrup, and sugar
potatoes and sweet potatoes, and foods made from them
starchy vegetables like corn and peas
breaded meats and vegetables, like fried chicken with the skin on or tempura broccoli
carb-rich fruits, such as bananas, mangos, apples, and grapes
Therefore, keto isn’t right for everyone. Additionally, there’s been no long-term research on the safety of the keto diet.
If you’re interested in trying keto, it’s a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional first — especially if you have any preexisting medical conditions or are taking any prescription medications.
Research shows that keto can be helpful for weight loss and blood sugar management.
A high fat, low carb diet may make it easier to feel full and satisfied on fewer calories.
The diet may help prevent losses in muscle mass.
The diet is extremely restrictive and difficult to follow.
No long-term safety data is available.
The diet can be high in processed foods if not well planned.
To assemble this list of keto meal delivery services, we looked for services that are entirely keto-friendly as well as ones with dedicated keto-friendly meal plans or filters.
Healthline also used the following criteria:
Cost: We analyzed the cost of each service’s servings. We also looked at each brand’s shipping and delivery prices.
Customization: We looked for services that accommodated different lifestyles and dietary needs to give people the most variety and flexibility.
Ingredient quality: We looked at where meal delivery services source their ingredients and the quality of those ingredients. For instance, we kept an eye out for companies that use some or all organic ingredients.
Nutritional information: We double-checked the nutrition labels of several meals from each service to ensure that they’re compliant with the keto diet. We also prioritized services that feature healthy fats, plenty of nonstarchy vegetables, and minimally processed ingredients.
Quality and safety standards: Each service on our list uses a trusted shipper to handle its food products, is in compliance with food safety and manufacturing regulations set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and lists all ingredients, allergens, and nutrition facts on its website or product packaging.
Vetting: The services on our list have been vetted to ensure that they align with Healthline’s brand integrity standards and approach to well-being. You can read more about our vetting process.
Personal experience: We’ve tested most of these services ourselves and have included our feedback on how we felt about the ingredient quality, flavors, delivery, and more.
Many companies offer keto-specific menus and meal plans, including:
And all the above offer microwave-ready prepared meals.
If you’re interested in a meal kit, Green Chef and Sunbasket are the best options because they have dedicated keto menus.
Are there any cheap keto meal delivery services?
Finding an affordable keto meal delivery service is a little like finding a unicorn. The keto diet itself is relatively expensive, and when you add preparation and delivery to that, you wind up with a potentially costly service.
Many people regard keto meal delivery service as a good investment that buys them time, stress reduction, and meals too! The most affordable keto meal delivery option on our list is Hello Fresh at $8.99 per meal.
Clean Eatz is another affordable keto meal delivery service that didn’t make this list because we haven’t tested it yet, but that people on a budget often use. For its keto menu plan, every meal is $7.99. You can order in increments of six meals at a time for a minimum cost of $47.99. Shipping is $5, with free shipping on orders over $85.
There’s also a restaurant plan that allows you to order your meals online weekly and pick them up at a Clean Eatz restaurant, if there’s one near you. If you choose the plan that provides 21 meals at a time, the average cost per meal is $6.52.
Are keto meal delivery services as healthy as cooking your own keto meals?
Cooking your own meals tends to be a healthier choice than using a meal delivery service because it gives you more control over the ingredients and the freshness.
However, many of these meal delivery services, including the following, are committed to using whole-food ingredients and avoiding processed additives:
So these services can be a great choice if you need a convenient option that’s still minimally processed.
Do the Kardashians eat keto?
Kourtney Kardashian, known for her dedication to wellness, has chosen the keto diet for brief periods. In a 2019 essay on Poosh, her online wellness guide, she announced that she was resuming the keto diet to jump-start a return to healthy eating.
“I’ve found the best method to train my body to curb sugar cravings, burn fat, and kick-start weight loss is by sticking to a keto diet,” she wrote. “My body never looked better than when I did the keto diet two and half years ago when I did it for two months.”
She remains committed to a healthy lifestyle, including a low carb diet, but she no longer eats a strict keto diet. She encourages anyone considering keto to consult a doctor before jumping into new eating habits.
Is Green Chef actually keto?
Yes! Green Chef offers a keto plan that promises to “deliver keto meal kits with sustainably sourced, organic, and pre-measured ingredients straight to your doorstep.”
Green Chef offers a choice of 10 keto recipes a week, from which you can choose four recipes a week for two or six people. You can also mix it up with meals from the other plan categories, swap proteins, or add chicken or fish to a collection of vegan and veggie meals.
Which is healthier, keto or paleo?
There’s a limited amount of scientific research comparing the health of the paleo and keto diets. There’s also no clear agreement on which diet is healthier. Both diets have been shown to have potential health benefits, but they also have potential risks.
Both the Paleo and keto diets can be restrictive and difficult to follow long term. If you’re considering trying either diet, it’s important to talk with a doctor to make sure it’s right for you. The healthiest diet for you will depend on your individual health needs and preferences.
Here’s a brief summary of what recent research says about both diets.
Keto. A 2021 research review showed that the keto diet can cause rapid weight loss and may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer. It may also benefit gut health and appetite control. However, a 2023 study showed that the keto diet was linked to increased LDL cholesterol in some people, potentially elevating the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Paleo. One 2021 study found that a paleo diet (as well as a Mediterranean diet) helped decrease mortality from heart disease and cancer, and helped reduce oxidative stress. However, a 2020 research review found that those on a Paleo diet didn’t significantly improve either glucose or insulin levels more than other healthy diets.
Both keto and paleo. A 2023 statement from the American Heart Association raised cardiovascular health concerns over both diets and ranked them in the lowest tier of 10 popular diets in order of their alignment with the 2021 AHA guidelines for heart health.
More research needed. A 2021 research review was designed to update information on the benefits of low carb diets for weight management and type 2 diabetes. It concluded that more research was needed, especially head-to-head comparisons of low carbohydrate diets (like paleo) versus very low carb diets (like keto).
The low carb, high fat keto diet is a great option for many people, but it can require a lot of cooking. Using a keto meal delivery service can save you some time in the kitchen, allowing you to focus on other things while still meeting your dietary goals.
Look for services that:
offer keto options
are available in your area
fit your budget
meet any of your other dietary needs and preferences
Plus, as many services offer discounts on your first order, it’s worth trying a few services out to see which one is the best fit for you.
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