Pan fried halibut with mussels, fresh fennel, garlic, chillies and tomato sauce

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While many of us are strong enough to bare the children, then get back to business, some of us are still struggling to keep all the balls of life in the air. Thankfully, there’s plenty of services these days to keep us all organized and sane. From cleaning ladies to babysitters, a helping hand to a busy woman is always appreciated.

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Honestly, when our day jobs are just ending, our real work begins. And that’s the work that needs to be done at home. First order of business? Getting dinner on the table, when all you want to do is sit down, is one of the hardest struggles there is. Now there’s plenty of services that either deliver a home-cooked meal for you to heat up, fresh ingredients and simple directions for you to make it on your own or link you up with other hungry foodies who want to have a meal in a random (but amazing cook’s) kitchen. Check out these food services you should try:

 

Goodmeal

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1. Goodmeal

They offer healthy, tasty, ready-to-eat meals delivered to your door in no time. Everyday takes on a new menu, so all you have to do is open the app, choose and wait for your doorbell to ring. They display the ingredient list so you know what’s in your meal and there’s nutritional facts so you know just how many calories are in your meal. Shout out to all the dieters out there.

HelloFresh

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2. HelloFresh

Want nutritious and tasty meals made from scratch? Well, HelloFresh is the meal delivery system for you. Every week, they send you the exact ingredients that you need to cook with, the recipe and the rest is simply up to you to follow directions. And when they say they send you everything, they mean it. Every teaspoon of spice is accounted for, ever drip drop of olive oil and more. Say so long to all those last minutes grocery store trips and hello to local foods that are fresh, sustainable and perfectly catered to your tastebuds.

Blue Apron

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3. Blue Apron

The delivery comes with all the raw ingredients you need to produce three meals for the week, in exactly the right portions. Each plate is designed to be a well-balanced, healthy meal. In addition, each delivery comes with beautifully printed recipe cards and step-by-step instructions.

This amazing service is designed to teach the cook new, fun and easy recipes, save on prep time and get rid over overbuying and wasting food. By letting Blue Apron shop for you, you get fresher and higher-quality food than you get in your own market!

It's time for a pizza party!

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4. Meal Sharing

This program has been called the Air B&B of home-cooked meals. MealSharing.com is a website connecting people over home cooked meals all over the world with the goal to build more connected communities through approachable, home-cooking. Guests from around the world can easily search for hosts nearby, see upcoming menus and check past reviews of the hosts. Sure, you’ll be dining with strangers in a stranger’s home, but your friends were once strangers too! Get to know some new people while trying some new, authentic eats! Want a real Turkish brunch or a Dominican dinner? Search for it and book your seat at someone’s table to share a meal.

Try the world food box

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5. Try The World

Thank goodness for synergy because Try The World has married food loving with the love of travel. You can have delicacies from around the world delivered right to your door, wow! The box is sent to you every other month and each box represents a new destination, filled with gourmet products curated by expert chefs.

Honorable Mentions:

Eat Clean Bro

This service only serves the New York and New Jersey area, but it brilliantly takes all the work out of meal prep for you. These are natural, prepped meals that are restaurant-quality, fresh and healthy!

Munchery

This service answers the question, “What’s for dinner” with a mouth-watering, nourishing, chef-made meal, delivered right to your door. They use local chefs to create amazing meals, which are perfectly cooked when you reheat it for 10 minutes or less. And if you needed more reasons to subscribe, Munchery feeds a person in need with a donation to a local food bank with every order. So good!

Marley Spoon

This service creates yummy and easy-to-follow recipes, which they deliver fresh to your door, already pre-portioned, so you’re able to cook what you want when you want it. You can reset your taste preferences every week and they will choose the meals they think you’d enjoy.

Bon appetit!

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