Prepared vegan meals that are ready-to-eat with several meal options to choose from.
Purple Carrot is an all vegan meal delivery service that offers a weekly subscription for both meal kits and prepared meals offering a wide variety of savory and unique recipes to choose from – perfect for back to school season or savory tastes for fall.
While there are other great vegan meal delivery services like Sakara Life which also offer ready-to-eat meals, they tend to lean more toward the pricier side.
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What is Purple Carrot?
Purple Carrot is a vegan meal delivery service that offers both meal kits and ready-to-eat prepared meals at a reasonable investment. Meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and pantry staples from what they call their “Plantry.”
How it Works
First, you sign up. Next, you choose your subscription options, set up payment details and customize your meal selection.
Meal kits come grouped in bags with fresh ingredients and a label on the bag that helps you identify each recipe. The only thing that is not included are any oils, salt or pepper.
Meal kits also include a recipe booklet with all the recipes for the week – both the ones you selected and the ones you didn’t choose including breakfast and lunch.
Purple Carrot Prepared Meals
Purple Carrot offers prepared meals which is a Godsend for those who prefer to have a ready-to-eat meal versus cooking it up in the kitchen. These meals come in handy in a school-aged family household and makes serving dinner a breeze!
There are 15 single-serving prepared meal options to choose from every week.
Some delicious options include:
Don’t mistake these prepared meals for the Purple Carrot frozen meals you find at Target, Whole Foods or anywhere else they are sold. These meal options are only offered through the Purple Carrot vegan meal delivery service and are not found in stores.
Since they are made with fresh, all-natural ingredients, they must be refrigerated and consumed within the week.
Cooking Purple Carrot Prepared Meals
The meals only take 5 minutes to heat up and can be stored in the fridge – making them ready-to-eat at any time!
The instructions on the package are super easy to follow and a healthy, fresh, delicious meal can be ready-to-eat in less than 5 minutes.
- Remove the packaged food from the cardboard sleeve and pull the plastic film back approximately 1 inch from the corner
- Microwave for 2 minutes
- Let it cool for about a minute and enjoy!
Servings Per Container
Purple Carrot prepared meals are made to serve one person and are single-serve meal options versus the meal kits which are made to serve two at minimum.
For prepared meals, you can find nutritional info on the package itself. Meals have no added sugar and are made with a substantial amount of plant protein with calories ranging between 480 and 690 per serving.
For meal kits, nutritional info can be found under each recipe on the Purple Carrot website and can be viewed at time of meal selection.
A recent clinical study proved Purple Carrot meal kits to be beneficial in lowering cholesterol and reducing body weight significantly…
“eating dinners from Purple Carrot’s meal kit showed a statistically significant reduction in both ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) and body weight as compared to dinners by a nationally-known non plant-based meal kit.”
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What’s even more is that their findings showed that by transitioning to a plant-based diet starting with even a few days a week, you would be able to see a difference in your heart and cardiovascular health.
Prepared Meals Pricing
Each single-serve meal is $12.99 per tray. You can order as many as you’d like but in order to save on shipping, you must meet the $75 minimum order which means you would have to order at least 6 meal trays.
Keep in mind, prepared meals are refrigerated and not frozen, so if not consumed within the week, they can go bad.
Changes and Cancellations
You can add, change or cancel meals easily through the app or through the website. You can also skip a week’s delivery or cancel anytime prior to the weekly cut off.
Purple Carrot does a great job keeping you in the loop from beginning to end with important order and shipping details as well as useful tips and suggestions. With their email notifications reminding you of the cut off date, you’ll have plenty of time to make changes to your box or subscription if needed.
As long as changes are made before the deadline, you should not have a problem at all. There are no limits to the amount of changes you can make or how many weeks you want to skip.
If you choose to cancel your subscription, you are free to do so at any time – hassle-free. You don’t even need to call anyone.
Purple Carrot has a streamlined system that makes it super easy to use making it easy for changes or cancellations to be done quickly and easily online.
And, if you decide to give it a go again, simply sign back into the system and start back up. Your information is stored for you to make it easy to reactivate and pick it right back up again.
Who are Purple Carrot Prepared Meals Good for?
These single-serve meals are great for those who don’t like to cook, live alone, have busy schedules and need help getting in good nutrition throughout the week versus opting for JUNK take-out when you’re in a rush or simply just need a break from cooking and want something nourishing that is ready-to-eat.
It’s also a perfect option for single parent households with school-aged kids and takes the pressure off the back-to-school craziness!
Summing it Up
Purple Carrot prepared meals work great during the week when you are tired from a long day and don’t feel like putting in the work to prepare and cook dinner. And then, clean it all up.
The ready-to-eat meals are a perfect way to ease the load and provide healthier meal options versus ordering takeout or picking up fast food.
Personally, I would much rather opt for a meal made from scratch with whole food ingredients versus relying on prepared meals but sometimes you just need a break – at least 2 or 3 times a week.
The last thing you want to think about when you get done with work is working some more in the kitchen when you get home. It’s so much easier to open your fridge and grab a meal that’s ready to eat – all you have to do is heat and serve! This way you have more time to unwind and enjoy a relaxing evening at home.