Eating healthy can be a chore and a half; not only do you need to make sure you do a special shop for all your healthy goodies but then you have to prepare it too! The modern woman just doesn’t have time for that so more often than not when the snack bug hits we’re reaching for that chocolate bar from the convenience store next door to our office. Luckily for all you healthy lasses out there we’ve tracked down some super useful South Africam healthy food delivery services that you just have to try!

1.  Serv’d Fresh

This healthy meal delivery service delivers ready-to-eat, calorie controlled meals straight to your door. The service is available for fitness fanatics all over South Africa who want to make their lives just that little bit easier. Forget whipping up yet another portion of tuna salad because it’s quick and it’s the only thing you know how to make – Serv’d Fresh will bring you a variety of delicious home cooked dishes that are bound to keep your taste buds happy.

We also love that the meals and eating plans are designed to suit your activity level and clients can choose to go with the Low Activity plan (1200 calories with no exercise), Moderate Activity plan (1400 calories with exercise 2 – 3 times per week) or High Activity plan (1600 calories with exercise 4 times per week). Sign up for their 20-day plan and choose from a daily calorie controlled diet for men or women, daily lunch and dinner meals, or just daily dinner meals. They also offer a 3-day trial plan at R552 (for 3 Meals and 2 Snacks per day) for clients who want to try the meals before taking the plunge.

2. O’ My Goodness (OMG)

This healthy snack company isn’t exactly in the business of delivering healthy snacks to customers but you can order their goodies from their online store and that’s pretty much the same thing isn’t it? Plus, some of us want the freedom to choose our own snacks according to our own budget. Which is where OMG comes in. The healthy snack brand was created by two super busy moms who found that they just didn’t have the time to grab a healthy bite in-between school runs, meetings and everything else going on in their lives. Today OMG offers a range of healthy raw vegan, organic and natural snacks that make eating healthy as easy as pie!

Everything in the range is super good for you and is full of wholesome, nutrient dense ingredients. The snacks are a great choice for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters and the range includes things like Chia Oat Munch, Mushroom Biltong and Fiery Hot Mushroom Biltong, Spiced Cashews, Oat Rounds, Apricot Rounds and Organic Dried Olives. The mushroom biltong is the best thing in the history of ever and everyone at the WomenStuff office is officially obsessed with it! Order your snacks directly from O’ My Goodness or visit one of their stockists around South Africa (visit their website for details).

3. FitChef

The FitChef service is for people who really want to take their training and diet seriously. But that’s not all! FitChef is also for people who LOVE food and who would loathe to eat meals that taste suspiciously like cardboard just because they’re on a healthy eating plan. With FitChef keeping your diet fresh and healthy is a cinch – sign up for their delivery service in Cape Town, Joburg or KZN and they’ll deliver delicious, healthy meals and smoothies to your door every day. Your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks will be sorted and all you’ll have to worry about is grabbing a meal from the fridge, re-heating it and enjoying.

All the meals in the range are made with fresh and healthy ingredients and are designed to fit into various lifestyle types – there are Paleo meals, vegan and raw meals and even weight loss kits to help you reach your goals. We loved the ‘Cautage’ Pie with Cauliflower mash and the Vegetarian Green Thai Curry with brown or wild rice. Their smoothies are also delicious and a great way to get your daily intake of veggies and fruits just right. Choose from delights like the Carrot, Orange, Butternut, and Apple smoothie or the Grape, Apple, Beetroot, Banana, and Pear smoothie. FitChef also offers meals for kids so there’s no need to stress about packing healthy school lunches for your little ones every day.

4. iHealth Meals

iHealth offers healthy meals delivered to straight to your door at home or at the office in Cape Town. Clients can choose from tailored meal plans containing from 3 meals up to 6 meals a week and can rest easy knowing that all the meals are cooked fresh, daily without the use of any preservatives. Meals are seasoned with Himalayan Crystal Salt and they only use Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Canola Oil when cooking their food. All the meals in the range are also only baked, grilled or steamed.

The iHealth menu offers meals with lots of fresh fruit and raw veggies that are gluten-free and low in dairy. The company’s executive chef has also embraced the RAW food concept so their Vegan and Vegetarian Clients can enjoy super healthy, delicious and nutritious food. We also love that they have incorporated the offer of ‘Naughty Meals’ into their menu where calories DON’T count and TASTE is of the essence!

5. Good Snacks

If you want to take the fuss out of shopping for your healthy snacks then check out Good Snacks. They offer a range of healthy snack boxes that can be delivered to your door each month. Good Snacks have sourced the most nutritious and delicious snacks on the market so you don’t have to worry about reading labels and figuring out if what you’re about to eat is good for you or not. The monthly subscription service allows you to receive a custom box of full-size snacks delivered straight to your door once a month – no mess, no fuss!

When signing up all you need to to do is tell them if you’re eating gluten-free, vegetarian, Paleo, vegetarian, you name it and they will customise your box just for you. They also allow you to cancel your subscription at any time so there’s no commitment involved (phew!) and for a limited time they are offering a special deal where customers get 20% off their first order so head through to their website now and sign up!