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4 Healthy Meal Delivery Options For Triathletes

These companies deliver nutrient-packed options right to your front door, making healthy cooking easy and quick.

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Healthy meal deliveries for the time-crunched triathlete.

When work days are bookended by early-morning swims and evening intervals on the trainer, the last thing any triathlete wants to do is spend an hour putting a healthy dinner on the table. Though Chinese food and pizza delivery are convenient, they’re not typically the wisest options to fuel your training and racing. Luckily, these companies deliver nutrient-packed options right to your front door, making healthy cooking easy and quick.

Hello Fresh

Hellofresh.com
$69 per week; three meals for two people

Most pizza places will no longer guarantee 30-minutes-or-less delivery, but Hello Fresh is centered around that very philosophy. Directions and photos accompany each step of Hello Fresh recipes to create flavors you won’t believe you can develop in a half-hour.

Sample delivery:
Orange Shrimp Stir Fry over Brown Rice, Braised Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta, Tuscan Ribollita with Parmesan Croutons

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Blue Apron

Blueapron.com
$140 per week; four meals for four people

Gourmet fare on the table, four nights per week? Yes, please. Blue Apron, named after the garment worn by apprentice chefs in France, will take care of the shopping and portioning of ingredients, cutting prep and cooking time down to 35 minutes, on average.

Sample delivery:
New England-style Shrimp Rolls with Warm Potato & Kale Salad; Chicken with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes & Broccolini; Fresh Pappardelle Bolognese with Romaine, Celery & Apple Salad; Two-Cheese Pizza with Iceberg Chopped Salad

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Thrive Foods Direct

Thrivefoodsdirect.com
$33 per day; three meals plus nutrition supplement

Based on the nutritional philosophies of former professional triathlete-turned-CEO Brendan Brazier, Thrive is centered around vegan foods that provide the most nutrients for the least digestive energy. The vacuum-sealed meals can be heated and served within 5–7 days of delivery, or frozen for later.

Sample delivery:
Cinnamon Date Oatmeal, Coconut Curry Quinoa, Italian Grain and Vegetable Medley with Pesto

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The Purple Carrot

Thepurplecarrot.com
$59 per week; two meals and one week’s worth of snacks for four people

Put the kids to work with The Purple Carrot—plant-based meal ingredients arrive pre-washed, pre-chopped and pre-measured, making it easy for kids to contribute to the cooking process. The meals are so tasty and family-friendly, the kids won’t know they’re eating (and enjoying!) their vegetables.

Sample delivery:

Beautiful Bowties with Mushrooms, Black Bean Chili with Cilantro Pesto, No-Bake Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

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