How to build a meal plan
with Marley Spoon

A good meal plan enables you to lay out weekly recipes in advance. The perfect way to make a longer-lasting change to your diet, they remove the stress of last-minute cooking. Find the right plan with our handy tips for building a meal plan with Marley Spoon.

For starters: what makes a good meal plan?

Meal plans are pre-planned menus that sort out your weekly or monthly eating habits. They are often based on dietary choices or restrictions, like low-carb or high-protein diets. They’re also a fun and easy way to keep track of your menus and ensure you’re getting optimal nutrition. Start by laying out your goals. Do you want to eat healthier, watch your weight or be more organized? A meal plan will help you commit to a new diet by creating structure. It will also help you to avoid old, bad habits like eating takeout or junk food. Grab a calendar and compile your favorite recipes. Assign a recipe to a day, and you’re good to go! It’s worth noting too that you don’t have to follow a specific diet to create a successful meal plan, particularly if you enjoy variety in your diet. Check out our menu for an idea of the diversity in our food plans each week.

100+ weekly recipes

Choose a meal kit plan that suits your needs. Whether you’re dining for two or feasting as a family, we’ll send just what you need. Pick your favorites from a menu of 100+ recipes that we update each week!

Schedule delivery

Pick a delivery day that makes sense for you. Your food stays fresh delivered in our insulated box! Plans changed? You can skip a week if you need to.

Smart cooking

Skip meal planning and just start cooking! Smart, easy-to-follow recipes and pre-measured ingredients make it stress-free and fun. Achieve truly impressive results: make meals you’ll love cooking (and eating).

Six Benefits of a Meal Subscription Service

Create a healthy or low-calorie meal plan

If you’re looking to make dietary changes, a healthy meal plan is the way to go. Yet, with so many options out there, it’s hard to keep track. Scientifically recommended and healthy plans like Mediterranean, low-carb, and vegan diets are among the most popular. What’s more, with a weekly template, you’ll know exactly how many calories you’re consuming. Without doubt, home-cooking is the easiest way to improve your diet and live a healthy life. You know exactly what and when you’re eating. With a weekly service like Marley Spoon, there will be no more reverting to bad habits in busy weeks, either! Simply select the recipes you would like to receive on a weekly or monthly basis and you’ll receive a fresh food delivery full of healthy produce each week. With meal kit deliveries, you’ll get all this in one box with no added fuss. Want to create a healthy meal plan that works?

Fall back in love with cooking

While a meal plan is a great way to set and reach dietary goals, it’s also a fun way to fall back in love with cooking. How often do you make last-minute trips to the grocery store? How often do you buy too much or maybe not enough? Meal plans help to eliminate the need – no more impulse items or wasted produce. Meal kit deliveries are all-in-one meal plan solutions. They contain exciting recipes which you select from a variety of dietary categories. Plan for your meals three to six days a week, up to a month in advance, with 100+ recipes to choose from that change each and every week. Most meals won’t take longer than 30 minutes to cook and meal prep is always minimal, with pre-portioned ingredients. Crafted by talented chefs and expert nutritionists, start enjoying the benefits of a healthy meal plan from Marley Spoon.

FAQs about making a meal plan with Marley Spoon:

The Marley Spoon recipe bank includes lots and lots of family-friendly recipes, which we label based on our experience of which foods are most crowd-pleasing. Of course, every family is different, but with a selection of 100+ recipes each week, we’re certain that you’ll always find food to please even the fussiest eaters. Pro tip: if there’s a recipe you know your family will absolutely adore, you can always double up your order to have a meal more than once during the week.

One of the great advantages of meal plan delivery services like ours is the pre-portioned ingredients. Not only is everything easier to cook this way, it also makes portion control easier too. With a selection of 100+ recipes to choose from each week, you’re in charge of how healthy your delivery box will be each week; we do our part by guaranteeing there are a tasty selection of healthy recipes in the mix. After a few weeks, our smart Taste Profile algorithm will learn what you like and start recommending the tastiest healthy options available, too!

Our meal plan delivery service is designed to be enjoyed weekly. This keeps you on the right track with your dietary plan and takes a lot of the hassle out of organizing your meals for the week. Simply select the recipes you want to cook for the following week. Pro tip: we release our weekly menus a couple of weeks in advance, so you can often plan 2-3 weeks of meals to save even more time!
During the sign-up process, we’ll offer you a selection of delivery slots to choose from. In most zip codes we offer delivery four or five days out of the week, both morning and afternoon – simply select the time that works best for you and we’ll save this as your default delivery slot for all future deliveries.

Your diet, your choice…

With an exceptional variety on offer each and every week, you can select recipes that suit your desired meal subscription. Special diets welcome! Whether you want healthy meals, low-carb options, meaty dishes or vegetarian, Marley Spoon provides meal options for you. From family-friendly meals, to quick & easy recipes, we’re also the kings & queens of convenient home cooking. Check out our menu to see what’s cooking this week.