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5 Healthy Meal Delivery Systems for Every Eater

Meals & Subscriptions that Will Fit your Personal Lifestyle
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I’ve pretty much tried it all when it comes to food delivery meals.  And that includes the ones you cook yourself, the ones you have to simply heat up, and the ones that arrive at your doorstep ready-to-eat. We find ourselves in the day and age where delivery subscription services no longer market to only the cooking-challenged; they include plans that can fit perfectly into all of our different, busy lifestyles. 

By now you know how much I enjoy cooking.  So I’m not looking to replace cooking, though I am always interested in ways to supplement our weekly meals with healthy, creative options.  And honestly, I don’t have the time nor energy to deal with breakfast and lunch if I’m cooking dinner that night.  So I’ll be the one to tell you that I see the benefits in all of the different plans out there; they deliver—quite literally—the meals that you and your family may need at that time.  

Ladies, if you’re struggling to get your husbands and boyfriends to eat healthier, there’s a great meal service for you.  My husband really loves Freshly, and as I note below, it’s one of the companies that send you meals that are ready in two minutes that are really low in carbs and gluten.  They also happen to be tasty—and Mr.-approved. 

And if you’re interested in ready-to-eat meals with a full wellness regimen, I have to recommend Sakara to you. The Sakara Life meals are an investment, but totally worth it in my opinion when you take note of how much you’re spending on supplements, beauty waters and more if that’s your kind of thing.  This service includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, detox teas, morning waters and night waters…and you save when you subscribe.  

Find more of my tried and tested suggestions for healthy meal delivery services below.  Have you tried and of these options?  Which plans work for you and yours?  Truly, MKR

P.S. Speaking of food delivery-esq deals, I’m also a huge fan of Daily Harvest for healthy smoothies, Butcher Box for meat delivery every two months, and of course Farmer’s Dog, which is fresh food for Fido!  xo 

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5-Day Organic Meal Delivery, Ready to Eat

Sakara Life, $450

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Sakara Life
Perfect for: The wellness junkie on the go

As I mentioned above, this is your whole wellness kit: breakfast, lunch, dinner, detox teas, morning waters and night waters.  Good news is that you save $30/week when you subscribe.  The Sakara Life girls have really created more of a lifestyle than a meal delivery service with this one, and I’m hooked for all of the times I’m needing nutrients on the go. 

3 Meals per Week for 2, Recipes & Ingredients

Green Chef, $80.94

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Green Chef
Perfect for: Those wanting all organic, specific diet-planned meals

I’ve done Green Chef for a year or two now, and I’ve always been so impressed with the fresh, organic ingredients in the box. Though you do have to pay $9 shipping each time, you can customize the creative meal plans to fit your diet: paleo, gluten-free, omnivore, carnivore, etc.  It’s one of the first times I’ve found decent vegan-friendly dinner recipes.  The meals can be relatively easy to make, with some lessons in simultaneous steps. 

4 Meals per Week for 2, Pre-Prepared

Freshly, $49.99

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Freshly
Perfect for: Those interested in almost instant healthier weeknight meals

As I mentioned above, Freshly is a great option for straight-forward, almost-ready-to-eat food.  No cooking is required, besides heating up a meal or two.  Shipping is free, and it’s possible to opt only for breakfast, or lunch, instead of getting only dinners, etc.  This is a favorite plan of ours because we can do breakfast this way, and we can have a home-cooked meal for dinner.  I’ve found it to be hugely successful with the Mr. when we’re trying to eat a bit healthier, without all of the fussy weird recipes that he’d turn his nose up to. 

 

3 Meals per Week for 2, Recipes & Ingredients

Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon, $61.50

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Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon
Perfect for: Those wanting easy, Martha-approved recipes

Let’s just say that these menu options are a lot more classic, and they’re all Martha-approved recipes. You won’t be getting anything too crazy to cook in your boxes, and the recipes don’t feel as overwhelming as some of the other plans.  Less ingredients, free weekly delivery and Martha’s seal of approval make this company one of my favorites of the bunch. 

 

3 Meals Per Week for 2, Recipes & Ingredients

HelloFresh, $59.94

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HelloFresh
Perfect for: Those wanting to cook reliably good meals; nothing too funky or out-there

I always consider HelloFresh as the crowd-pleaser among the home delivery meals; you’ll cook low-difficulty things like chicken pineapple quesadillas, strip steak bernaise, sriracha turkey burgers and more.  And you’re only paying $9.99 per meal for the classic, rather than $11.99 on average for the other options. Shipping is always free. 

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Worth Noting: Mad for Mint

Gushing over green with all of these gorgeous finds
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Mint is everywhere these days; it’s cool, fresh and proving to be one of the season’s preferred shades.  We just so happen to love every color variation that comes with it, too, from pale powder green to rich sage and deep emerald.  So in honor of this feminine take on “the color of life”, we’re rounding up sixteen of our favorite mint green finds today.  Cheers, Kat

P.S. And you know what goes perfectly with mint green?  Pale pink.  Shop our favorite pink-everything finds HERE. xo

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One. Faux Olive Tree, Joss & Main | Two.  Printed Bikini, Net-a-porter | Three. Earrings, Waiting on Martha Home | Four. Pillow, One Kings LaneFive. Green Juice Gummy Bears, Sugarfina | Six. Slides, Nordstrom | Seven. Accent Stool, Wayfair | Eight. Marble Candle, Waiting on Martha Home | Nine. Dress, Net-a-Porter | Ten. Cactus Vase, Waiting on Martha Home |  Eleven. Palm Leaf Keychain, Waiting on Martha Home | Twelve. Ring Holder, Waiting on Martha Home | Thirteen. Trinket Dish, Waiting on Martha Home | Fourteen. Sea Polish, The Well Code | Fifteen. Wool Scarf, Nordstrom | Sixteen. Sunglasses, Net-a-porter 

  

10 Great Luggage Pieces at Every Price Point

An Affordable Carryon, The Best Vegan Leather Duffel Bag & A Suitcase that Charges Your Phone
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10 Great Luggage Pieces at Every Price Point with an Affordable Carryon @waitingonmartha

I am such a sucker for a pretty piece of luggage.  And lately I’ve really, really wanted a new, but affordable carryon and maybe a stylish duffel to add to my collection.  

I’m going to blame Instagram and MKR’s last travel post for that; everyone is always traveling somewhere amazing with a sharp suitcase in tow!  And with all of my travel coming up this summer I’ve decided it’s time I invest in a few pieces that will hopefully last a lifetime.  

So if you’ve been itching to upgrade your travel game lately too, you’ll appreciate this list of ten luggage pieces at every price point.  Please note the affordable carryon options and the suitcase that can charge your phone!  

The reviews don’t lie, and Samsonite, Away, Tumi, Bric’s, Mark & Graham and other brands are worth noting when it comes to dependable and stylish luggage.  And how can I not mention Sole Society for their vegan leather duffel bag that’s a cult-favorite?!  

And while I’m all for getting the most bang for your buck, luggage is one of those items that’s worth the investment. If you buy the right piece it will last a lifetime.  Plus well known brands like Samsonite usually have a lifetime or at least multi year guarantee which is worth looking into.

Keep on reading below for a more detailed take on all of these great pieces of luggage, and be sure to share any of your personal favorites in the comments below.  Cheers, Kat

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CALPAK Astyll Carry-On in Milk Marble

Nordstrom, $125

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Here’s a fun and affordable option for a hard-shell carry-on.  It’s easy to carry  and has that awesome four-dimensional wheel capability that’s a game changer for navigating a busy airport.  

Zalia Organized Bailhandle, 14.1"

Samsonite, $129.99

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Samsonite’s smart handbag was designed for travel; it’s so convenient to carry your laptop and tablet.  The design easily slips over the handle of your suitcase and it’s hardy enough to hold all of your important belongings.

Sole Society 'Cassidy' Faux Leather Duffel Bag

Nordstrom, $69.95

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This cult-favorite duffel bag has classic lines, and is priced at the perfect price point to entice you to upgrade your weekend travel game.  Love this vegan leather find from Sole Society! 

Black Label Magpie, 20" Spinner

Samsonite, $319.99

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The elegant feather embossing texture brings this hard-shell carry-on from Samsonite to a whole new level.  The handles are also wrapped in leather for a stylish nod to the fashion-forward jetsetter.  Oh, and it also has those all direction wheels that makes life a lot easier!

The Carry On, in Sand

Away Luggage, $225

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Away Luggage is killing it these days; I see this luggage everywhere.  They’re unbreakable, so you can stop worrying about how your new luggage is doing on the tarmac. Besides the fact that there are great compartments for all of your clothes and toiletries, there is a built-in battery that can charge any device via USB cord.  I repeat, there is a built-in battery.  No more dead phones when you’re wheels-up! 

Savanna Bag Number 4

Very Troubled Child, $999+

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Hello, Wes Anderson vibes!  Very Troubled Child makes the most interesting and quirky pieces that are straight out of a movie.  They’re really cool conversation pieces, and some that you’ll hopefully pass on someday.  Can’t get enough of these!

Salsa Air Pearl Rose 26" Multiwheel

Rimowa North America, $545

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Rimowa North America is known for its sturdy, dependable luggage.  This piece in “pearl rose” is a nice take on your standard hard-case spinner. 

Globe Trotter Centenary 21" leather-trimmed fiberboard travel trolley

Net-a-porter, $2,155

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Okay fancy pants, here’s your gorgeous heirloom suitcase if you can withstand the splurge!  This piece is absolutely amazing.  Almost a piece of art, really! 

Concourse Carry On Spinner

Mark & Graham, $299

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This is such an affordable option for a stylish, trendy carry-on piece.  The material is a leather-like vinyl that is easy to wipe clean and keep looking fresh.  It also features an optional foil-debossed monogram. 

Zalia Backpack, 14.1"

Samsonite, $99

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I wouldn’t have thought I was a big backpack fan when it wasn’t for a dedicated hiking/camping trip, but this one is so stylish that I’m a new convert.  It’s designed so well; it slips over the handle of suitcase for ease of mobility. There is a ton of internal and external organization features, and compartments for your laptop and tablet. PLUS pockets for the little things like phone, pen and coins.  Genius!

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