One thing no one ever considers before starting the keto diet? How tough it’s going to be grocery shopping before you become an expert on what’s keto-friendly and what isn’t. For the uninitiated, the ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet that calls for restricting your carb intake in order for your body to burn existing stores of fat for energy.
To save yourself time and effort, here are 14 keto subscription boxes that do all the work for you, whether you’re looking for new snacks to stock your pantry with every month, keto-friendly groceries to cook yourself or heat-and-eat meals that don’t require you to lift a finger in the kitchen. Many include keto staples like meat, fish, poultry, roasted veggies, zoodles and even low-carb desserts. And if you’re sweating the cost, these keto subscription boxes range from a $34 monthly snack box up to a $130 meat subscription. (Meal plans start at $4.50 per serving.)
Now, the only tricky part is deciding which subscription box is right for you.
1. Green Chef
Best keto subscription box for home cooks
If you’re ready to clean up your diet, look no further. On Green Chef’s Keto + Paleo Meal Plan, you’ll get what you need to make gluten- and grain-free meals (bye-bye, carbs) that are rich in protein and veggies shipped right to your home. Just choose what you’re in the mood for and a box of pre-portioned ingredients for three or four meals will be headed to your door. The menu rotates, but past options include creamy chicken with caper sauce, coconut chicken curry and Baja shrimp. Green Chef delivers everywhere in the U.S. except Alaska, Hawaii and parts of Louisiana.
Cost: from $13/serving
Best customizable meal kit
This recipe-driven keto meal kit boasts a range of heat-and-eat dishes crafted by dietitians and chefs. An offshoot of HelloFresh, Factor_ allows you to take your pick from four to 18 keto, plant-based, low-carb and dairy-free dishes a week, including a wild-caught Peruvian shrimp bowl, creamy Parmesan chicken with roasted broccoli and chorizo chili. If you want more help from the pros, your subscription entitles you to a 20-minute consultation with a dietitian that will help you create a menu that's tailored to your personal wellness goals. Factor_ ships everywhere in the U.S. except Hawaii and Alaska.
Cost: from $11/serving
3. The Keto Box
Most affordable keto snack box
Sure, a low-carb dinner is a must on the keto diet—but a girl’s gotta snack. Presenting the Keto Box, a monthly subscription including more than ten keto-friendly snacks, baking ingredients, condiments, sauces and drinks. Not convinced? Your subscription will get you a 20-minute consultation with a keto coach after your second box arrives. Think products like keto butter cookies, hemp brittle, rosemary walnuts and keto pasta. The box ships free within the U.S.
Cost: from $34/month
4. Purple Carrot
Best keto subscription box for vegetarians and vegans
Wondering if you can go vegan and keto? The answer is yes—as long as you get plenty of protein to keep you full. Purple Carrot’s plant-based menu has lots of high-protein, low-carb options that are meat-free, like spaghetti Bolognese with zucchini noodles, kale and cannellini bean soup and creamy coconut carrot soup. Order breakfast, lunch or dinner for the week and the ingredients you need will be shipped to you in two- or four-serving portions. If you’re more of a grazer, you can add snacks like gluten-free cookie dough to your cart, too. Purple Carrot ships everywhere in the contiguous U.S.
Cost: from $4.50/serving
5. Crowd Cow
Best for meat lovers
Most keto dieters lean heavily on animal protein. Crowd Cow sources its meat, poultry and fish from sustainable independent producers, family farms and co-ops, so you know you're getting quality food. Options range from basics like salmon and chicken breast to rarer picks like bison burgers and elk stew meat. With a subscription box, you can either choose exactly what goes in your shipment or opt for a themed subscription box that's already planned out for you, like Best of Beef or Best of Crowd Cow Lean. Sign up for a membership to score 5 percent off recurring orders, free shipping on orders over $99, special savings and free two-pound orders of ground beef for life. Shipping time varies based on your location, but many customers get their package in as little as two days. Crowd Cow ships to all U.S. states except Alaska and Hawaii.
Cost: from $130/shipment
6. Keto Krate
Best for uncovering your new go-to snacks
Get your snack fix with the help of Keto Krate, a subscription box that sends sweet and savory munchies straight to your door. Past boxes have included products like Super Coffee, Chipmonk cookies and pork rinds from Field Trip Snacks. Not only will you get about ten low-carb and low-sugar goodies in every shipment, but you'll also receive more than $20 worth of coupons, so you can save on future snack hauls to boot. Shipping is free to all U.S. states.
7. Snap Kitchen
Best keto subscription box for weight loss
If you want to go keto but it all seems like so much work, you need to try this meal subscription box. Snap Kitchen is as easy opening a box, popping your meal in the microwave and devouring it on sight. Start by picking a dietitian-approved plan, then adjust your weekly menu based on what you’re craving. The keto plan puts low-carb meals that will help you improve your blood sugar and lower your weight front and center, like chicken piccata, chimichurri beef and naked salmon. There are also high-protein, general health and custom plans available. Snap Kitchen delivers to most of the continental U.S.
Cost: from $10.50/serving
8. Uprising Food
Best keto chips
Uprising is famous for its keto bread (aka Superfood Cubes), which boasts a sourdough-like flavor and minimal net carbs. The brand's Superfood Freedom Chips, which are made with flaxseed, almonds, egg whites and two types of oil, quickly sold out in less than a day after their launch. You can score a starter pack of four boxes of chips (two Savory Rye and two Sea Salt) and two loaves of keto bread for $39, but if you make your purchase a subscription, you'll save 10 percent on every order. You can choose to receive a shipment every one, two, four, eight or 12 weeks. Uprising ships every Monday to anywhere in the continental U.S. (Note: Hawaii and Alaska can only receive certain products.)
Cost: from $35
Best for low-carb eaters
Sunbasket is chef-crafted, dietitian-approved and damn delicious. The Carb-Conscious plan will help you stay in ketosis with protein-rich, low-carb meals full of organic produce, clean ingredients and, most importantly, signature sauces. Choose from dishes like Thai turkey lettuce cups, Vietnamese shaking beef and green goddess steak salad with roasted carrots. Sunbasket ships to most of the U.S. except Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota and parts of New Mexico.
Cost: from $10/serving
10. Butcher Box
Best for grill masters
You don’t have to be on keto long to figure out you’ll likely need a whole lot of protein to get through it. Skip the grocery store and get a box of high-quality beef, pork and chicken from Butcher Box shipped straight to your door every month instead. Go for all beef, beef and pork, beef and chicken, a mixed box or custom box to enjoy a variety of cuts, from New York strip steak to pork tenderloin to drumsticks. Butcher Box ships free to the contiguous U.S.
Cost: from $137/month
11. Murray’s Classic Cheese of the Month Club
Best for cheese connoisseurs
You’ll miss bread, pasta, cake and all your favorite carbs. But there’s one very important silver lining to keto: cheese. And Murray’s has the best of the best. The classic box is a rotating collection of three to four iconic cheeses that both experts and newbies can get behind, plus tasting notes and suggested drink pairings. If you want to splurge, check out the Cheese Board of the Month Club that comes with with meat, cheese and accompaniments like jam or crackers for $113 a month. Murray’s ships to all U.S. states.
Cost: from $63/month
12. Blue Apron
Most flexible keto subscription box
Blue Apron’s dietary plans are flexible and can accommodate any tweaks or substitutions you might have. If a certain week’s menu doesn’t fit into your meal plan, don’t sweat it: Make some alterations at home when the box arrives or skip that week’s delivery altogether. Carb-conscious recipes include cheesy chipotle beef and vegetable bake with spaghetti squash, sheet-pan pesto salmon with roasted vegetables and tilapia with brown butter-grape pan sauce. You can choose two, three or four recipes per week, depending on the dietary plan you choose. Blue Apron ships throughout the contiguous U.S.
Cost: from $9/serving
13. My Keto Snack Box
Best for dessert lovers
Looking for a keto mug cake? Low-sugar chocolate syrup? Keto chips you’ll actually want to eat? This treasure trove of tastiness has you covered. In each My Keto Snack Box order, you’ll get eight to 12 low-carb snacks a month, each with less than 5 carbs per serving. In case you need more convincing, maybe free U.S. shipping is enough to sway you.
14. Fresh Meal Plan
Best breakfast options
When you have a busy week ahead and just want to go from zero to dinner in a few minutes flat, turn to the Fresh Meal Plan. The keto menu will help you keep your carb intake low and burn fat easily. Not only are there dinners like the beef taco salad and baked cod Oscar, but there are also creative breakfasts, like the Philly cheesesteak omelet and chicken chili and egg scramble bowl. Order them a la carte for $13 a pop, or save with a six-, ten- or 14-meal weekly subscription. Fresh Meal Plan ships throughout the contiguous U.S.
Cost: from $10/serving
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