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Get cooking with these 5 healthy meal kit delivery services

New Yorkers are busy -- but not so busy that we can't find time to cook a healthy meal sometimes. Enter the meal kit. Whether you're a devout vegan, a smoothie lover or want to be surprised, there is a growing number of meal delivery services that supply the raw ingredients and recipes so you can get cooking.

Blue Apron

The gist: Get multiple meals a week delivered
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The gist: Get multiple meals a week delivered to your door using seasonal ingredients. No recipe is repeated in the same year, either, so you?re always trying something new.

The numbers: Meals are 500-700 calories a serving and take 35 minutes to prepare.

Sample recipe: Heirloom tomato and fontina grilled cheese sandwiches with dijon-dressed summer vegetables

Price: Two-person plan is $59.94 a week (three meals at $9.99/meal per person); family plan is $69.92-$139.84 a week (two or four family-style meals at $8.74/meal per person)

Info: Blueapron.com

Daily Harvest

The gist: Save time washing and chopping with
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The gist: Save time washing and chopping with these frozen, organic, ready-to-blend smoothie packs, which come in 10 different flavors and are compatible with any blender. No ice needed, but you supply the liquid base.

The numbers: Blends range from 70 to 350 calories and are ready in seconds.

Sample recipe: Easy Being Green (kale, spinach, apple, celery, lemon, parsley)

Price: From $6.99/blend

Info: Daily-harvest.com

Hungryroot

The gist: These spiralized-esque vegetable meals from chef
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The gist: These spiralized-esque vegetable meals from chef Franklin Becker come with a fresh sliced veggie, a homemade sauce, roasted toppings and, optional, chicken in each package that keep for up to 10 days and can be sautéed and mixed in minutes. All six available meals are gluten-free, too, with jicama and daikon noodle ones also in the works.

The numbers: All meals are under 500 calories and take 7 minutes to make.

Sample recipe: Sweet potato noodles with creamy cashew alfredo

Price: $10/meal ($2 extra for chicken)

Info: Hungryroot.com

Plated

The gist: Sustainably-sourced, antibiotic-free meats and fresh, local
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The gist: Sustainably-sourced, antibiotic-free meats and fresh, local produce are the key words with this weekly subscription, which allows you to customize your box by taste and diet, as well as how many meals a week you want.

The numbers: Most recipes are in the 450-750-calorie-range and take 30 minutes to make.

Sample recipe: Crispy roast chickpea bowl with cherries, apples and spicy yogurt

Price: Starting at $12/plate

Info: Plated.com

The Purple Carrot

The gist: This vegan meal delivery service is
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The gist: This vegan meal delivery service is all about providing the raw ingredients to make two whole-food, plant-based dinners and a snack a week. Choose from a menu of four dinner options a week, with each dinner feeding up to four people.

The numbers: Meals typically range from 400 to 600 calories and take 30-40 minutes to prepare.

Sample recipe: Spicy mole poblano with farro

Price: $59/week

Info: Thepurplecarrot.com

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