Maintaining a high-protein diet can be a real pain in the neck. From sourcing good quality meats to thinking up new recipes – not to mention the meal prep – it’s a lot of time and effort.
That’s why I recommend meal delivery services for anyone on a high-protein diet – they take the hassle out of eating healthily by delivering everything you need to your door. All the ones I’ve selected offer nothing less than top-quality ingredients and a wide variety of exciting recipes to fuel your workouts, with a mix of meal kits and prepared dishes, too.
It was Home Chef that came out on top for me, thanks to its incredible customization options. But whether you have just three minutes spare to make dinner, or 30, you’ll find something on this list for you.
Meal kits, 15-minute meals, oven-ready dishes, and more
Around 35 recipes per week
Dietary options include calorie-conscious, carb-conscious, and veggie
Current deal: Get 16 Free Meals!
If you love cooking with meal kits but often find the protein portion size leaves a lot to be desired, Home Chef’s customizable menu is just what you’ve been dreaming of. With almost any dish, you can swap the protein, upgrade to antibiotic-free, or double the portion size to ensure you get your fill.
So, if you see a delicious-looking burger but really want ground turkey instead of beef, you’ll more often than not be able to have what you want. This feature takes Home Chef’s menu – which is already of a decent size – and makes it even more expansive.
This service also shines with its variety of preparation options, ranging from quick and easy oven-ready meals to meal kits that require a little more skill from the Culinary Collection. My colleague also tried out this service for themselves, and you’ll find all the details in their Home Chef review.
When it comes to specific dietary plans, Home Chef doesn’t cater to a huge number, but allergen and dietary info is easy to find on the menu and you can omit certain ingredients, such as shellfish or peanuts, when you sign up.
Prepared sauces and seasonings, plus some prepped veggies
24 recipes per week
Dietary options include vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and more
Current deal: Get $135 Off + Free Shipping
Green Chef was the first meal kit to be USDA-certified organic, and it continues to live up to this distinction with its healthy, high-quality ingredients and exciting recipes.
My colleague’s review of Green Chef goes into greater detail, but suffice to say, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better variety of seasonal produce and internationally-inspired flavors.
While it doesn’t offer a specific high-protein plan, Green Chef’s Keto + Paleo plan is filled with carb-conscious, high-protein options free from gluten and grains that should suit your needs. Expect dishes such as the Peruvian-inspired chicken pictured – which has 44g of protein per serving and is packed with veggies.
Green Chef also allows you to order for up to six people each week – great if you’re feeding a large family or just want plenty of leftovers for lunch the following day!
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options available
100+ meals on the menu
Dietary plans include Keto, Paleo, Low-Carb Vegan, and more
Current deal: $20 off 1st Box + 15% Off All Orders
Fresh N Lean markets itself to athletes and fitness fanatics, with sponsors like tennis great Sloane Stephens and snowboarder Jamie Anderson, but this service is perfect for anyone who wants lean, high-protein meals that can be heated up in mere minutes.
The extensive menu caters to many specialized diets and includes a Protein+ plan. It features nutritionally balanced, protein-dense meals centered around high-quality ingredients like grass-fed steak and sustainable salmon.
As you’ll find in my colleague’s more detailed Fresh N Lean review, this service doesn’t cut corners when it comes to providing you with the utmost quality. From breakfast, lunch, and dinner to snacks in between, it has you covered – it will even choose your meals for you, if that’s what you’d prefer.
Perhaps most importantly, Fresh N Lean knows that you don’t always have time to cook when you lead an active lifestyle. That’s why all its meals are microwavable and ready to enjoy in just three minutes.
In-house dietitians available for consultation
29+ meals on the menu per week
Dietary options include keto, vegan, and low-calorie
Current deal: $130 Off your first 6 boxes!
If you’re looking for microwaveable meals without the high levels of sugar and salt that most supermarket ready meals contain, Factor is a premium source of prepared lunches and dinners.
In addition to its low-carb and low-calorie options, there’s a dedicated Protein Plus menu packed with high-protein dishes like the Southern-inspired chicken meal pictured here.
But the proof is in the tasting, right? Well, my colleague gave Factor a go and found the meals to be some of the best-tasting prepared options on the market right now!
Factor is also one of the only meal delivery services to have a team of in-house dietitians available, which you can take advantage of to help you meet your health goals. Enjoy a free 20-minute session when you sign up, or book onto a dedicated coaching package from $99 per month.
Huge range of family-friendly meal kits
50+ recipes available per week
Dietary plans include Vegetarian, Pescatarian, and Fit & Wholesome
HelloFresh is a titan of the meal delivery service industry, and you’ve likely heard of it before. It earns this spot on my list not because of a special high-protein menu, but because of the sheer variety and accessibility of its meals.
My colleague tried HelloFresh for herself, and her review proves that it’s more than deserving of its cult status. From burgers to tacos to protein-packed power bowls, there really is something for everybody on HelloFresh’s menu.
With an insane number of meal kits on offer each week, it’s practically a guarantee that HelloFresh has what you and your family need. Nutritional information is easily accessible so you can pick out suitable dishes like the training-friendly Bang Bang Chicken dish pictured.
Order up to 12 meals per week
45+ dishes on the menu
Dietary options include gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and more
Current deal: Save $125, Promo Code: SAVE125AFF
Freshly’s mission is to provide prepared meals that deliver on flavor while being healthy, unprocessed, and ultra-convenient. The company’s FreshlyFit plan, in particular, offers nutritionally balanced recipes packed with protein to see you through the day.
My colleague gave Freshly a try for herself – find out what she thought in her in-depth review!
One thing I especially love about Freshly is how it manages to sneak tons of veggies into each and every dish. Look out for meals that offer low-carb alternatives to pasta and rice, such as quinoa and cauli-rice, and pick up additional protein packs and sides, too.
Affordable plans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
90+ meals on weekly rotation
Dietary plans include Ket-Carb30, Vegetarian, and more
Current deal: Save 50% Off
Diet-to-Go is one of the original meal delivery services designed for easy weight loss, and you can take advantage of its Keto-Carb30 plan for high-protein, low-carb meals every day of the week. This plan lets you indulge in high-protein ready meals at an average of just 30g of carbs per day.
In this tried-and-tested Diet-to-Go review, my colleague found the meals to be incredibly convenient. But they also promise to be nutritionally balanced, low in calories, and perfect for anyone who needs an extra hand in meeting their health goals.
And if you find that you aren’t a fan of a particular dish, have no fear! All the meals are on a weekly rotation, with the option to make some substitutions.
Doctor-designed plans with specialized menus for men and women
100+ meals on weekly rotation
Dietary plans include Heart-Healthy, Diabetic-Friendly, and Menopause
Current deal: Get 25% Off + Free Shipping
BistroMD represents just how straightforward your life can be with meal delivery services. Your personalized menu includes three prepared meals a day, as well as snacks – five or seven days per week – making it a cinch to monitor everything going into your body.
The company also features some of the most comprehensive diet plans, with calorie- and sodium-controlled meals and special menus depending on your age, gender, and health concern.
But as my colleague points out in this BistroMD review, these premium plans do come at a cost. If you prioritize convenience and foolproof healthy eating, then BistroMD could well be worth it for you.
Prepared dishes high in protein and complex carbs
24 meals on the menu per week, plus sides
Dietary options include keto, gluten-free, and limited vegetarian meals
Current deal: Get $10 off with HEALTHY10
MealPro offers some of the most densely protein-packed meals on this list, with carbon neutral practices and green packaging that make it one of the most environmentally friendly services I’ve researched.
MealPro’s biggest con – its rather limited menu – keeps it from a higher ranking, but its unique model may be just what you’re after. Rather than subscribing to a weekly delivery, MealPro lets you order a box of 18 or 20 meals à la carte so you can stock up on dishes whenever you want.
Another novel feature from MealPro is the ability to design your own custom meal by combining a protein of choice with two different sides and a topping (such as walnuts or parmesan cheese). Of course, this comes with a hefty price tag too, at $15 per serving.
Marketplace with organic snacks and store-cupboard essentials
34+ recipes per week
Dietary options include gluten-free, soy-free, keto, and vegan
Current deal: $90 off Plus a Free Gift!
Sunbasket is a multifaceted meal delivery service, offering a variety of meal kits and prepared meals as well as grocery items and snacks like Impossible Burger, smoked salmon, and nut-butter protein balls. What’s more, it caters to a huge number of allergies and dietary needs.
My colleague praised these varying menu options in her Sunbasket review, though admits she found the website a little difficult to navigate.
Sunbasket is also one of the pricier services on this list, but with such a range of offerings – including certified organic ingredients – you may find it to be worth the price.
$6.99 Per Serving
$5.99 Per Serving
$7.53 Per Serving
$5.49 Per Serving
$3.79 Per Serving
$6.90 Per Serving
$4.60 Per Serving
$8.24 Per Serving
$6.99 Per Serving
$4.27 Per Serving
2 meals for 2 people
3 meals for 2 people
5 prepared meals
4 prepared meals
2 meals for 2 people
4 prepared meals
10 prepared meals
10 prepared meals
2 meal kits for 2 people/4 prepared meals
Kits, oven- & grill-ready, prepared
30-minute meal kits
20 - 30 min. meal kits
Fresh & Ready meals, 30-Min Meal Kits
I did the hard work so you don’t have to! Here’s what you want to look for when deciding on the right service for you:
High-quality proteins: It goes without saying that if you’re going to be consuming high amounts of meat every day, it should be of the best quality. Services offering antibiotic-free, free-range chicken and grass-fed beef are not only better for the environment, but better for your body, too.
Holistic nutrition: Rather than focusing on just the amount of protein in each dish, look at services committed to delivering a balance of nutrients in each meal, including healthy fats and complex carbs.
Prep times: Some people like to cook, others don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen. From meal kits to microwaveable prepared meals, there are services to suit a range of needs.
Flexibility: All good services should make it easy to skip a week or adjust your order. Be sure you understand the commitment you’re making to save headaches in the future!
Maintaining a high-protein diet can be challenging, especially when you have a busy and active lifestyle.
Meal delivery services can be a real lifesaver because of just how much time they save you. Not only is your time in the kitchen greatly reduced, but think about the time and energy savings you get by not having to shop for groceries and prep your food in advance! You’re also much else likely to order takeout when you’re starving after work or the gym.
If you’re worried about budgeting, keep in mind that you’ll be spending a lot less on groceries – in particular expensive proteins – when you’re getting your meals delivered. As a result, many services are actually quite affordable. And this is especially true if you use our special introductory offers…
Home Chef, Fresh N Lean, and MealPro all made my list of the best meal delivery services for muscle gain and bodybuilding. Home Chef is an accessible service with dozens of meal types and the option to customize your dishes with extra protein. Both MealPro and Fresh N Lean are athlete-focused services with heat-and-eat meals packed with protein and complex carbs.
The services on my high-protein list range from the budget-friendly to the more premium. HelloFresh is one of the most affordable, starting at just $3.79 per serving. On the other end of the spectrum, Factor and MealPro are both pricier, with Factor starting at $5.49 per meal.
My table of special introductory deals makes all of these services much more affordable!
Purple Carrot offers many high-protein options on its fully plant-based menu. Though it didn’t quite make my list, this service includes delicious vegan-friendly proteins like almond butter and black beans within its meal kits and prepared meals.
Freshly is one of the most affordable healthy meal delivery services on our list. Prices start at just $6.90 per serving with our discount applied, with even better prices for larger orders.