But while plenty of us have come to adopt this (ultra)throwback culinary lifestyle, today’s world, with its fast food, processed meats, and high-fructose corn syrup, isn’t always so caveman-friendly. That’s where Paleo meal delivery comes in. From actually-good-for-you frozen dinners to DIY kits, these delivery services are tailor-made for the 21st century Paleo faithful.
This subscription plan works along pretty standard lines: enough prepped ingredients to cook up three two-person Paleo dinners (or two four-person for the family plan) shipped to your doorstep each week. All the recipes are organic and gluten-free, featuring lots of protein and fresh veggies and zero grains or dairy.They switch up the menu regularly—one week you’re looking at hearty chorizo-spiced beef patties with sweet potato fries, pepita dressing, and radish curtido; the next, shrimp scampi with grain-free fettuccine and Brussels—and every dish is as creative and filling as it is simple to make. Cost-wise, it’s on the more affordable side and you can skip an order, change your plan, or cancel your subscription whenever you’d like. ($10.49 per serving; greenchef.com)
One of the more versatile big-name services out there, this one gets you three two- or four-person meal kits of your choosing per week sans gluten, grains, soy, corn, added sugar, and dairy.Clean, protein-fueled recipes like Thai turkey lettuce cups, Green Goddess steak salad, and pork chops with braised leeks are centered around antibiotic- and hormone-free lean meats, wild-caught seafood, organic eggs, and fresh, organic produce and clock in at 550 to 800 calories a pop. A trusted company, it’s a safe bet for the cash and you can skip or cancel anytime. ($10.99-$11.99 per serving; sunbasket.com)
Premade meals are the name of the game here, so all you have to do is heat and eat. Weekly menus list a handful of straightforward and clearly specified Paleo meals to pick and choose from, ranging from Chicago-style chicken Vesuvio and mustard herb pork tenderloin to teriyaki salmon, and beef and zucchini bowls.Everything is hormone-, GMO- and antibiotic-free, 100-percent organic, and made without preservatives. Plans are quite flexible, arriving in four, six, eight, 12, and 18-meal allotments you can skip, pause, or cancel as needed.(Starts at $60 per week; factor75.com)
It might seem like you’re dropping a good chunk of change, but remember that you’re getting seven complete ready-to-eat dinners or lunches with options like Santa Fe peppers and flat iron steak, tangerine chicken and mixed veggies, and sweet potato frittata each week.You can also upgrade to add breakfasts, additional entrees, or lunch-dinner combos or go with a la carte packaged or build-your-own meals if you’d rather roll solo. They’re all non-GMO, 100-percent organic, and sugar-, grain-, gluten-, dairy- and soy-free. And of course, ingredients are never, ever processed. Busy schedule? No problemo—these guys can last for up to two weeks in the fridge or six months in the freezer.(Starts at $108.43 per week (7 meals); trifectanutrition.com)
Premade comfort food-esque Paleo, Primal and Zone diet options are on hand here, each prepared with a mind toward protein, carb and fat balance to keep you full, productive, and happy. Meals come in medium or large portion sizes; include breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes; and run the gamut from apple and ham hash to Thai chili meatballs with stir-fry veggies and dairy-free chicken enchilada pie.You can order them individually in quantities of one to 21 or snag a membership for weekly 10-, 15- or 21-meal shipments. And if that doesn’t suit you, call up the company and they’ll help you work out your very own custom plan. (Starts at $10.50 for 1 meal; eatology.co)
San Diego’s Pete and Sarah Servold are behind this Paleo-certified mainstay and the two have made a name for themselves with seasonally inspired, farm-fresh (really—they source ingredients from local producers) prepared meals.Weekly orders of five, 10, 14, or 20 ship nationwide in vacuum-sealed packages, and recipes switch up on the regular, with offerings like poblano pepper beef chili, summer vegetable chicken meatloaf, and jerk-seasoned braised pork cheeks.There’s even a vegetarian plan for the herbivores among us, as well as a $99 “lite” option with seven smaller-portioned meals and a 21 Day Sugar Detox program to kick-start your path toward cleaner eating.(Starts at $123 for 5 meals; petespaleo.com)
Operating out of a totally gluten-free kitchen, this chef-driven, highly rated company specializes in certified Paleo, certified Paleo-friendly and autoimmune protocol-friendly frozen premades. There are 50+ sustainably sourced menu items at your fingertips (think: pineapple chicken curry with cilantro lime riced cauliflower, creamy asparagus soup, and moo shoo pork tacos) all available for individual purchase or wrapped up into convenient 10-meal bundles. And if you opt for the package deal, they’ll throw in a soup and a homemade bone broth to tide you over til the next delivery. ($234 per month (10 meals, 1 soup, 1 bone broth); paleoonthego.com)