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We Tried Aldi’s Limited Edition $6 FIT Meals

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Cooking can feel like torture if you don’t enjoy the task. First, you have to find a recipe, shop for groceries, then prepare your meal. But ordering from a meal delivery service takes nearly all the work out of eating at home. Especially if you’re counting your calories or tracking your gains.

The problem is, though, that are so damn many of these meal delivery services that deciding which one to go with is nearly as frustrating. Which of them are any good? Are some less expensive than others? How much cooking will you actually have to do? And, maybe even most importantly, is cooking from these meal delivery services a healthy way to eat?

The good news is that over the years, many of the less-than-stellar options in the meal kit market have fallen by the wayside. No longer are there 1,500 options out there (okay, that’s an exaggeration, but only a minor one). And the meal delivery companies that do remain tend to send you delicious food, at somewhat reasonable prices, involved a moderate amount of cooking (but not, like, a ton), and have a wide variety of healthy options to choose from.

And, of these remaining services, German-owned discount supermarket Aldi is coming in strong with its new offering. 

Coming under the brand name ‘Health and Vitality FIT,’ the limited offering comes in the form of a selection of ready made meals with a focus on low car/fat options that are packed with protein. The boxes cost just under $6 however have been spotted for as little as $4.50 at some locations.

The flavours range from a Chicken and pesto penne to a pea mash and breast combo, and taste pretty bloody good for the price. They’re simple, don’t have any unessecary spices and flavours some options have (maybe to try hide the bland taste of the food?) and left us feeling pretty content.

The supermarked also has another offering under the brand name International Cuisine: a pre-made Satay chicken that only costs a wild $2.79 and tastes just at good.

There’s not too much information online or instore as to how long Aldi will be offering the meals, so we suggest you get in quick.

How it stacks up

Name Price Offering
Aldi $6 Low calorie focus. Meal example: Chicken & pesto penne. 38.6g protein, 42.6g carbs, 19.8g fat and 469 calories.
My Muscle Chef Approximately $10 per meal however cheaper if bought in bulk. (Prices vary). Protein focus. Meal example: Beef Massaman Curry with Brown Rice. 40g protein, 58g carbs, 16g fat and 545 calories.
Youfoodz Fuelled Approximately $10.95 per meal however cheaper if bought in bulk. (Prices vary). Meal example: FUEL'D Lemon Garlic Chicken. 50g protein, 47g carbs, 15.4g fat and 549 calories.
Macros Approximately $11 per meal however cheaper if bought in bulk. Meal example: Chicken Tenders with Lemon Mustard Sauce. 33g protein, 26g carbs, 15g fat and 382 calories.
Soulara Approximately $10.95 per meal however cheaper if bought in bulk. (Prices vary) Focus: Vegan. Meal example: Soulful Char Siu. 29g protein, 52g carbs, 11g fat and 433 calories

By Nikolina Ilic

Nikolina is the former Digital Editor at Men's Health Australia, responsible for all things social media and .com. A lover of boxing, she has written for Women's Health, esquire, GQ and Vogue magazine.

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