Our all-in-one meal prep kit provides you with everything you need to plan your week—that’s one meal prep, eight servings, and options for days.
WHAT'S IN A MEAL PREP KIT
Each meal prep kit is full of fresh ingredients, flavorful spices and sauces, and proteins that fit your lifestyle—all prepped and cooked in roughly 90 minutes. Take your pick from two options, one of which features carb-conscious meals.
Recipes in each meal prep subscription change every two weeks. Box deliveries are scheduled for Fridays, so you can cook over the weekend and have multiple meals for the week.
It’s never been easier to meal prep. Simply unbox your ingredients, cook the recipes using our step-by-step instructions, and store your eight servings in your favorite containers. With one streamlined cooking session, you’ll get a variety of flavorful meals that can be taken on-the-go or reheated at home, whatever works for you.
WHERE TO FIND MEAL PREP ON THE MENU
Sign up for any of Blue Apron’s meal plans to gain access to our Meal Prep offering. Just look for the Meal Prep tab on your Upcoming page.
People are talking about how much they love our meal prep kits and menu.
“The [carb-conscious] Meal Prep kit was fantastic and delicious.” – Megan, Texas
“The Meal Prep saves me time during my busy week since I only do dishes and cook once and is much more efficient. Specifically, this last week only took an hour over the regular two hours it takes me. I was pretty happy about that!” – Emily, Michigan
“Love the Meal Prep option. This week has been awesome coming home and just reheating.” – Rose, Texas
“#MealPrep for the week is done! It takes me about 3 hours when I use a meal kit box & although it seems like a lot of time upfront, on the back-end it saves me time, money, and sanity (all of which are priorities in this season of my life!).” – Giae, Maryland
The term “meal prep” is regularly used to describe cooking multiple meals at once to eat later, when cooking may be inconvenient. A common example: Cooking weekday meals on Sunday.
What kinds of recipes can I expect with Blue Apron’s Meal Prep delivery?
Meal Prep by Blue Apron allows you to cook one time and get 8 servings of food. You’ll receive 4 different recipes that can be prepared in under 2 hours using one streamlined set of steps. This means you get to enjoy a variety of delicious meals instead of eating the same thing day after day. You’ll get to choose from grains, noodle and rice bowls, entree-size salads, pastas, tacos, and more, all enhanced by sauces and garnishes at the end.
How is Meal Prep different from my normal Blue Apron meal kit?
With Meal Prep delivery, you can still expect chef-designed dishes that use high-quality, pre-portioned ingredients, and easy-to-follow recipe cards. However, we’ve redesigned the process to better suit your busy life.
If you’ve ever tried to make the recipes in our typical Blue Apron boxes all at once (like traditional meal prep), you may have found that it’s hard to follow multiple recipes at once and have everything come out well. This meal prep plan makes things easy—our chefs streamline the cooking of multiple recipes to create one easy-to-follow process that yields the most food in the shortest amount of time. The best part? You get variety instead of eating the same thing day after day.
We’ve specifically chosen proteins, recipes, and cuisines for your meal prep kit that lend themselves well to being made ahead of time and enjoyed/reheated later. Our unique ability to help you create many different dishes keeps meal prep interesting throughout the week.
Note: Unlike other Blue Apron boxes, Meal Prep kits are scheduled for Fridays.
What materials and tools do I need to do Meal Prep effectively?
You’ll need 16 storage containers to hold your food and sauces—8 on the large side and 8 smaller containers for sauces and garnishes. We recommend glass for reheating.
We’ve designed our meal prep recipes to require minimal kitchen equipment—just one pot, pan, and up to three sheet pans will be needed to cook these recipes. A few mixing bowls will also be helpful.
Round out the above-mentioned tools with a cutting board, peeler, and a knife. You’ll also provide the olive oil, salt, and pepper that you normally have on hand.
Don’t forget to clear out fridge space to hold all of your meals!
How long does it take to Meal Prep with Blue Apron?
We’ve designed an experience that takes between 90 minutes and 3 hours to meal prep, depending on your experience in the kitchen.
How much food is included in a kit for meal prep? How many meals do I get?
Each box comes with ingredients and recipes to create 8 make-ahead servings. This means 4 recipes of 2 servings each.
How do I order Meal Prep recipes? How does it fit with my normal Blue Apron plan?
To view each week’s Meal Prep menu, look for Meal Prep in the menu tab on your Upcoming page.
Are Meal Prep kits available every week?
Yes. The recipes for each meal prep kit change every two weeks. You can opt into Meal Prep at any time.
What’s the cost breakdown per meal?
Each meal comes in at $8.99/per serving or $71.92 for the box—an incredible value for chef-created meals that give you variety and convenience.