6 recipe kit subscription boxes to make cooking tasty new dinners easy and fun

Cook excellent meals without the hassle, by treating yourself to a recipe kit subscription box.

If you want to cook delicious meals from quality ingredients, but don’t have time in your life to research recipes and trawl the supermarket, a recipe kit subscription could be exactly what you need. These services take care of the more tedious parts of cooking, so all you have to do is cook.

They also help you manage your food waste: have you ever spent a bunch of money on herbs and spices required for a new recipe, only to never use them again? In a recipe kit you only get the exact amount you need, eliminating the problem entirely. Many offer great introductory discounts, so if you’re tempted it’s certainly worth trying. Scroll down for our top recipe kit picks.

1. Gousto
Gousto recipe boxes contain everything you need to cook up to four delicious meals for two or four people

You can filter the recipes by convenient categories like "Quick & Easy", "Vegetarian", "Family Friendly" and "Lighter", and view the calories in each, plus what basic ingredients of your own you'll need to already have in the cupboard.

  • A two-person box containing three meals costs £29.99 (£5 per portion).
  • Delivery is free.
  • Woolcool packaging keeps your food fresh even when you're not at home.

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2. Mindful Chef
Mindful Chef is a health-focused box, with recipes to help reduce your intake of sugar and refined carbs

With an emphasis on creative uses of fresh vegetables, Mindful Chef brings you eight new recipes each week, using responsibly-sourced, top-quality West Country ingredients, You won't find pasta, white rice or bread anywhere in these meals.

  • A two-person box containing three meals costs £39 (£19.50 per person).
  • Delivery is free.
  • Half of all new recipes added are vegan.

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3. Hello Fresh
With fresh ingredients and recipes from around the world, Hello Fresh will help you eat like a king

New recipes with buckets of flavour are added every week, and they take just 30-50 minutes for you to cook them at home. Choose from the "Classic", "Veggie" or "Family" boxes, for two, three or four people.

  • A two-person box containing three meals costs £34.99 (£5.83 per serving).
  • Delivery is free.
  • Recipes are designed to ensure a balanced, nutritious diet.

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4. Simply Cook
Expand your dinner repertoire with Simply Cook's easy to follow 15-20 minute recipes

The boxes contain four kits to help you cook four delicious meals for two to three people. You then add some key items of fresh food from your own fridge, but it will save you money compared to cooking similar recipes from scratch.

  • Each box costs £8.99 and contains kits for four meals for two to three people.
  • Delivery is free.
  • Refer a friend – they'll get a discount and you'll get a reward.

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5. Riverford Organic Farmers
Seasonal, inspiring and big on organic veg, Riverford recipes are quick to cook and ideal for weeknights

From humble beginnings on a Devon farm to the multi award-winning Riverford Field Kitchen, and now to the popular organic recipe boxes, with Riverford Organic Farmers seasonal veg is always the star.

  • A two-person box containing three meals costs £39.95 (£6.66 per serving).
  • Delivery is free.
  • Riverford never airfreight any produce.

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6. Abel & Cole
Abel & cole are pioneers of ethically sourced, organic food, helping you to eat with the seasons

Choose from "Simple", "Foodie", "Veggie" or "Light" recipes (yes, you can mix and match them within the same box) to help you on your way to 5 a day.

  • A two-person box containing three meals costs £39 (£6.50 per serving).
  • Delivery costs £1.25.
  • Skip your delivery on dates that you're away.

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