A Paleo diet focuses on whole foods — grass-fed, free-range meat (and offal), eggs, fish and seafood, lots of vegetables, some fruits, berries and nuts. It avoids processed sugar, vegetable oils and most dairy.
Grass-fed and pastured meat is preferable, though not required. Paleo followers often follow a nose-to-tail approach, eating animal products in their entirety.
At the Good Housekeeping Institute, we test all different types of food products and services. From healthy snacks and supplements to food subscription boxes and meal delivery, our experts are committed to bringing you the best of the best when it comes to quality, performance, flavor, nutrition and more.
In our meal delivery services study, we recruited over 200 at-home testers across the nation along with our in-house experts. We evaluated over 40 different meal delivery services, ranging from traditional kits that come with pre-measured ingredients and a follow-along recipe card to fully prepared options like you’ll see on this list. We tested the services over the course of three months.For the best paleo meal delivery services, we made our selections based on tester feedback and the availability of nutritious and whole foods Paleo menu options. We also looked at the breadth of menu choices, overall satisfaction, cost, recycling efforts and availability.
We tried to meet every age range, dietary preference and effort level. Some testers prefer ready-to-heat over the full cooking experience, so we included both options. We’ve also found that customization is important to many testers, so we took that into account. Last but not least, while taste is subjective, we chose companies that scored high points overall with testers (excluding the company that we haven’t yet tested). As a result of our testing, we believe the companies spotlighted above deserve recognition for their performance in their categories. That said, this is a fast-growing segment in the food industry and we’re likely to see exciting new entrants emerging in the near future. We are currently and constantly testing new offerings in this category to keep readers up-to-date.