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Best Keto Meal Delivery In Australia: 2021 Comparison Guide

Updated: May 7

If you can’t stand long and tedious grocery shops or deciding what to make for dinner each week, there are easy ways to take the hassle out of choosing the Keto lifestyle. With options like pre-prepared low carb meals or even a keto cooking service, you can say goodbye to the chores you don’t like and still enjoy healthy keto meals.


With just a few clicks, you can have a variety of prepared meals arrive at your doorstep – even if you have complex dietary requirements. When your choice of meals is limited to foods with the right amount of fat and carbohydrates for ketosis, it may feel like you don’t have many options.


The good news is that in 2021, Australians have more keto meal delivery options than ever! Some of these meal companies also offer low-calorie, gluten-free, high-protein, vegetarian, and vegan meals, as well as labelling common allergens. Keto meal delivery services prepare specific dishes with the right nutrients and macronutrient ratio to meet your dietary needs. Of course, not all so-called ‘keto meals’ are made equal, so you’ll want to know how these different brands perform on carbs and on taste.


This article rounds up the most popular keto meal delivery providers in Australia. Drawing on genuine keto meal delivery service reviews, this comparison guide will help you weigh up the pros and cons of each prepared meal service.


Note: prices, meals and macros are all accurate at the time of publishing, but some of these providers regularly change their meal selection or recipes. Be sure to check the brand’s website for the most recent information.




Fresh Keto Meals Delivered in Australia

Eager to have fresh keto meals delivered to your door? Any of the following meal service providers can provide you with nutritious low-carb dishes ready to heat and eat.


These options are fresh meals, meaning they aren’t frozen – but you may have the option to freeze them after delivery. Be sure to check how long the meals will last and whether they’re suitable for freezing to ensure your food is safe to eat.


To give you a balanced perspective on the pros and cons of each meal delivery service, even those who don’t deliver here in WA, I’ve drawn on genuine customer reviews. All opinions expressed are included in the linked reviews, and if you’ve tried any of these low carb meal services yourself, I’d love to hear your thoughts.


Note that these brands are those who promote themselves as a keto or low carb option in Australia. The truth is that not all of them are ideal for keto – reaching ketosis usually requires a daily carb intake of 20 grams or under, while ‘low carb’ can mean anywhere between 50 and 150 grams per day.


The CSIRO low carb diet, for example, aims for 50 – 70 grams of low-GI carbohydrates per day. If this is your goal, even the higher-carb meals on this list might be good options for you.


Meals over 10 to 12 grams of carbohydrates will be challenging to fit into a strict keto meal plan, though it may be practical if you’re practising intermittent fasting. I’ve included a selection of meals and their macronutrient splits so you can weigh up which option best suits your individual dietary needs.


Thrive Meals

Thrive Meals is a meal delivery service based in the Eastern States focusing on healthy and organic food. Their menu consists of over forty different ready-made meals that only need to be heated in a microwave or on the stovetop. Their subscription-based service delivers weekly and offers meals that arrive fresh but can also be frozen upon arrival.


Thrive Meals offers a dedicated ‘Keto-Friendly’ selection of 21 meals, as well as ‘Low Carb’ and ‘Ultra Low Carb’ options. All keto meals have less than 15 grams of carbs, more than 30 grams of protein and over 50 grams of fat.


Dietary Options:

· Gluten Friendly

· High Protein

· Keto-Friendly

· Low Calorie

· Low Carb

· Low Sugar

· Ultra-Low Carb

· Vegan

· Vegetarian


Thrive Meals gives the option to filter by the requirements above, but not by allergen. All meals can contain traces of egg, wheat/gluten, soy, milk, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, sesame, lupin and sulphites.


Thrive Meals Keto Meal Examples:

· Korean Beef Keto bowl – 12.6g of carbs, 33.4g of protein and 34.8g of fat per serving.

· Green Salsa Verde Fish with Seasonal Veg – 8.9g of carbs, 26.8g of protein and 5.5g of fat per serving.

· Chicken Rendang Curry with Broccoli and Cauliflower Rice – 9.6g of carbs, 32.3g of protein and 35.7g of fat per serving.


Pricing:

Most of Thrive’s keto meals range from $12 to $13 per meal.


Thrive Delivery Area:

Thrive’s delivery area covers 4500 postcodes in the states of New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (VIC), Queensland (QLD), and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).


Pros of Thrive Meals:

· Great variety of dishes to select from

· Choice of keto, low carb and ultra low carb meals

· Meal box option allowing you to customise an order


Cons of Thrive Meals:

· Delivery is limited to the Eastern states

· Reviews regarding bland or watery keto meals

· Reviews mention delivery issues, including missing items


Nourish’d

Nourish’d aims to help busy people eat healthy meals by taking care of meal prep. The company offers a range of 55 different meals, but only 18 are available per week on a rotating schedule, meaning there are around seven designated keto meals to choose from at any given time.


Their dishes do not contain added carbohydrates, sugar, preservatives, or other unwanted ingredients.


Dietary Options:

· Gluten-free

· Keto-friendly

· Vegetarian

· Low carb

· Nut-free

· Paleo-friendly

All Nourish’d meals may contain eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, soy, tree nuts and sesame seeds.


Nourish’d Keto Meal Examples:

· Paleo Paella – 9.9g of carbs, 25.5g of protein and 15.1g of fat per serving.

· Chicken and Mushroom Risotto – 5.9g of carbs, 24.1g of protein and 27.5g of fat per serving.

· Korean Sesame Chicken – 7.9g of carbs, 31.7g of protein and 13.4g of fat per serving.


Pricing:

· Individual meals priced up to $12.75

· Meal packages that start at $69 for five meals and go up to $300 for $28 meals


Nourish’d Delivery Area:

Nourish delivers to major cities on Australia’s East Coast. They also serve the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Coastal & Rural NSW, North QLD, and more.


Pros of Nourish’d Meals:

· Meals are free of added sugar, gluten and preservatives

· Three portion size options to keep everyone satisfied

· Keto meals aim for a 10g carbs/20g fat ratio


Cons of Nourish’d Meals:

· Choice reports meals are heavy on sauce and low on proteins

· Limited weekly meal selection, especially for dietary restrictions

· Limited delivery area and week-long turnaround


Foober


Originally a fitness provider, Foober is another meal kit service that operates in the Eastern States of Australia. Foober uses a calorie calculator to tailor their menu to the client’s needs, though it’s questionable whether a quick online calculator can really give proper nutritional advice to suit everyone.


Their menu has over sixty individual meals, with forty of them being keto-friendly, with additional vegan meals and plans. The sugar-free meals created at Foober are delivered weekly fresh, not frozen.


Dietary Options:

· Keto

· Muscle building

· Fat loss

· Vegan

· Paleo

· Gluten-Free

· Vegetarian

All meals may contain traces of allergens.


Foober Keto Meal Examples:

· Loaded Lasagna (Low Carb) – 5g of carbs, 17g of protein and 46g of fat per serving.

· Buffalo Chicken Wings with Summer Slaw and Ranch Dipping Sauce – 4.3g of carbs, 29g of protein and 32.5g of fat per serving.

· Coconut Yoghurt and Granola Parfait –7.2g of carbs, 3.1g of protein and 21.5g of fat per serving.


Pricing:

· Foober keto meals range between $9.95 and $12

· A keto meal plan costing $158 provides you with three meals a day, five days a week


Foober Delivery Area: Foober currently delivers across Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. Pros of Foober Meals:

· Affordable dishes from a range of cuisines

· Meals are divided into breakfast, mains, salads and desserts, plus snacks and drinks

· Reviews of flavour are generally positive.


Cons of Foober Meals:

· Calorie counter may be too simplistic to give proper nutrition advice

· Some items are missing ingredients lists, or ingredients lists are not comprehensive

· Reviews mention inconsistency in quality and portion size


A Life Plus

A Life Plus delivers fresh pre-made meals to the greater Victoria, Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland areas. A Life Plus has a strong focus on dietary options and has meals specifically for people on keto, plant-based, alkaline and organic diets. They offer over fifty different meals and have no lock-in contracts or subscriptions. They also sell fresh fruit and vegetables to supplement the meals or help with grocery shopping. Dietary Options:

· Ketogenic

· NDIS

· Plant-based

· Alkaline

· Organic


A Life Plus Keto Meal Examples:

· Keto Waffles and Keto Berry Sauce – 4.9g of carbs, 13.3g of protein and 37.7g of fat per serving.

· Keto Chocolate Mousse – 2.8g of carbs, 2.8g of protein and 28.7g of fat per serving.

· Pumpkin Feta Gourmet Pizza – 5.9g of carbs, 18.6g of protein and 39.4g of fat per serving.


Pricing:

· The A Life Plus keto meal plan starts at $78 for three lunch and three dinner meals. You can increase your portion sizes, make them organic or vegetarian, and add breakfast options for an additional cost.

· Individual meal prices range from $5 to $15, averaging $13.


A Life Plus Delivery Area:

A Life Plus delivers to major cities and suburbs in the NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD, and SA areas. A Life Plus’s delivery area covers a range of suburbs across eastern and central Australia.


Pros of A Life Plus Meals:

· Keto-friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner meals are available

· Pre-packed keto chocolate bars, coffees, and other easy-to-prepare foodstuffs available

· Reviews are very positive towards their keto options


Cons of A Life Plus Meals:

· Challenging to order individual keto dishes in their meal plans

· Small portions for the cost

· Reports of delivery errors, poor customer service and misleading photos


My Muscle Chef

My Muscle Chef delivers fresh meals right across Australia targeted at weight lifters and athletes. With a focus on high protein meals, My Muscle Chef has fifty-plus meals with vegan options available. My Muscle Chef also has breakfast and snack options that are also healthy and high in protein and meal plans that customers can choose and edit each week.


My Muscle Chef advertises a keto prepared meal range but is on the higher end, between 12 and 15 grams of carbohydrates per meal.


Dietary Options:

· Keto-Friendly

· Low Calorie

· Vegan


My Muscle Chef Keto Meal Examples:

· Naked Beef Fajitas – 13g of carbs, 50g of protein and 10g of fat per serving.

· Lemon Pepper Chicken With Pea Mash – 13.8g of carbs, 53.2g of protein and 22g of fat per serving.

· Naked Beef Burger with Onion Relish and Salad – 13.4g of carbs, 51.8g of protein and 21g of fat per serving.


Pricing:

· Their keto dishes range from $9.55 to $11.95.

· An entire 17-meal keto pack costs $134.95.


My Muscle Chef Delivery Area:

My Muscle Chef’s delivery area covers more than 4,500 suburbs Australia wide, across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.


Pros of My Muscle Chef Meals:

· Fixed and customised meal plans are available

· Many positive reviews for taste, quality and value for money

· Option to add extra sides to your order

· On-the-go milkshakes, keto bars, and protein bites are also available


Cons of My Muscle Chef Meals:

· The taste of food is not consistent from week to week

· Some critical reviews regarding delivery issues, including damaged meals

· Reports of incorrect nutritional information

· Carb count is on the higher end for keto meals


Macros

Macros have a rotating list of menu items for customers who get bored of the same meals, unlike other meal kit services. Macros deliver weekly on a Sunday night and feature meals suitable for people on dairy-free, paleo, plant-based, and low carb diets. Macros also focuses on athletes and bodybuilders, and their meals reflect that, with specific meals to ‘sculpt’, ‘gain’ or ‘perform’ in the gym.


Depending on the plan chosen, Macros adjusts the portion size and proportion of ingredients in their dishes – so a lower-carb ‘sculpt’ dish is 300 grams, while ‘gain’ meals are 450 grams. The ‘gain’ version of their Coconut Chicken & Lentil stew adds sweet potato, while the ‘sculpt’ version has less vegetable content.


Macros Low Carb Meal Examples:

· Beef Bourguignon with Herb Mash –12g of carbs, 25g of protein and 6g of fat per serving.

· Coconut Chicken and Lentil Stew – 11g of carbs, 32g of protein and 17g of fat per serving.

· Classic Tomato Soup with Chicken – 10g of carbs, 31g of protein and 7g of fat per serving.


Pricing:

· The prices of dishes can range from $8.70 to $10.70,

· Meals are only available on a subscription basis.

· Meal plans vary from $73.50 a week for seven meals to $208.80 for 24 meals.


Macros Delivery Area: