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If you're a busy parent, it's not easy finding the time to prepare, cook and clean all the meals for your kids. Fortunately, there are really good (and some bad) kids meal delivery brands that help solve that problem. Yumble, in my humble opinion, does just that.
As a Registered Dietitian and momma of two children, I know first-hand how important proper nutrition is for kids. I also know how time-consuming and difficult it can be to plan, prepare, and cook nutritious, wholesome meals.
For me personally, when I’ve had a long day at work, I just want to go home and relax. This has often resulted in me piecing together junk for dinner and feeling defeated as a mom, knowing my kids deserve better.
Being a busy mom ain't easy...
All parents want to provide their children with the best nutrition possible to promote healthy growth and development, but sometimes making your own meals just isn’t an option. Although we try hard, we can’t always do it all! We’re busy parents and It’s important to realize that it’s okay to fall short some days. Thankfully, companies like Yumble and Nurture Life (see my honest Nurture Life review) have created weekly meal subscription services that deliver nutritious, fully prepared kids’ meals straight to your door!
Whether you want to save time on dinner to allow for more quality time with the family or simply help your children start eating healthier, Yumble’s weekly menu with healthy meals has your back.
Today, I am reviewing Yumble, a kids’ meal delivery service that features healthy, convenient, kid-friendly meals for children of all ages. Is it really possible to get nutritious meals ready made for busy families? Are these kid meal options right for your kids? Let’s take a look!
What Are Yumble Meals? A Look Behind The Brand
Yumble was founded by Joanna Parker, a mom of three children and certified Youth Nutrition Specialist. Joanna decided moms shouldn’t have to feel guilty for not being able to do it all and, as a result, founded Yumble. She hopes to relieve some of the pressure many parents face trying to plan, prep, and cook kid-friendly meals from scratch.
A Yumble subscription offers nutritionist-approved, tasty meals with an optimal balance of key nutrients to help our little ones thrive. Experienced chefs handcraft all kids meal selections in USDA inspected facilities.
How Does Yumble Work?
Unlike many meal subscription services, Yumble allows you to hand-select 4,6,8, or 12 meals based on your family’s needs. Yumble also offers a variety of pre-curated boxes, including a box for picky eaters that consists of meals with 5-star ratings and a box based on top customer picks.
After you select your meals and finish payment, there’s nothing else to do but wait for delivery— the process is very simple and straightforward! Your fresh meals will ship free of charge directly to your door and arrive in a sustainable shipping box.
Boxes also include stickers and other goodies like a “table topics” deck to spark children’s excitement with each delivery. Once your Yumble subscription arrives, meals come fully cooked and ready to eat in less than 2 minutes.
Yumble understands that life is not as predictable as we always want. That’s why they offer flexible subscriptions that can be paused, skipped, modified, or canceled at any time.
Sounds pretty good, right? Let’s dive into the specifics to decide if these meals are really healthy!
What Kinds of Kids Meals Does Yumble Offer?
Yumble offers 30+ meal options, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner targeted at kids of all ages.
Yumble supports a diverse population and offers take-and-go lunches, options for those with food allergies, vegetarian options, and solutions for picky eaters.
Yumble meals typically have a shelf life of around seven days and come with an expiration date on individual meals as a reminder.
All meal trays are freezer safe, but Yumble does not recommend freezing meals, so there are no instructions for reheating if you choose to freeze your meals.
What’s On The Weekly Menu (Yumble Meal Plan)?
Four new meals are added into the weekly meal rotation every few weeks in addition to seasonal menu changes. For those who are creatures of habit, a core menu of favorites is always available. With the large variety of meals offered by Yumble, it’s hard to highlight them all!
Here’s a preview of some customer favorites:
Breakfast options include:
- Turkey sausage and eggs - This meal includes a cheesy egg omelet and two all-natural turkey sausage links.
- Egg-cellent bagel breakfast - Picky eater approved, this breakfast option consists of a whole wheat bagel and a whole egg patty. You can easily add creamy nut butter to the bagel for additional nutrients for those with big appetites.
Lunch/dinner options include:
- Creamy mac & trees - This vegetarian-friendly meal consists of gluten-free pasta in a creamy cauliflower cheese sauce with a side of organic broccoli florets.
- Easy-peasy pizza and pasta - Geared towards toddlers and a member of Yumble’s Picky Eater Pleaser’s Menu, this meal consists of a vegetarian pizza pocket and sauceless, gluten-free pasta for tiny fingers.
- Mac and mozz burger bowl - This meal consists of antibiotic-free beef Bolognese sauce made with veggies blended into gluten-free mozzarella mac ‘n cheese. It comes with a side of diced sweet potatoes to satisfy young taste buds.
- Baked taco pocket - For those with bigger appetites, the baked taco pocket comes wrapped in a whole wheat pocket and served with generous portions of organic brown rice and organic corn.
No heat options include:
- A-Z Grilled Turkey Lunch - This no-heat option pairs grilled turkey, a slice of zucchini kale bread, and a side of dried apricots.
- Chicken N Cheddar Sandwich Meal - This meal includes chicken and creamy cheese blend on a sprouted bun with a side of veggie chips and dried apple rings.
Yumble also offers snack poppers made with rolled oats, flax, coconut, and sun butter for a yummy protein-packed snack.
At the bottom of most meals, you can also find great suggestions and tips on adding healthy ingredients to meals for children who may need extra nutrients.
What Ages Does Yumble Serve?
Yumble is great for kids 1-12 years of age, but, as of right now, they only offer one portion size for all ages.
They do, however, offer a wide variety of finger foods that are age-appropriate for younger children, even if they only take a few bites of their gluten free chicken nuggets or pizza pocket with organic tomato sauce.
According to the Yumble website, their meals work best for kids between 3 and 8 years old. But, like my pediatrician always says, kids eat what they need. I’ve read countless Yumble reviews where parents state they have split the meals between two younger children or have served their older child two meal options like classic cheese ravioli and green beans plus chili mac - don’t knock it til you try it!
Yumble Meals Nutritional Analysis: What’s Inside a Typical Meal?
Each Yumble meal is packed with superfoods to nourish our little ones as they grow.
Meal plans include a variety of regionally sourced fruits and veggies that kids can see (because they need to learn to enjoy eating foods from these groups!) in addition to hidden veggies in most of the foods and sauces.
Though meal compositions and nutrient analyses vary, let’s take a look at the nutrient content of Yumble’s popular Mac ‘n Cheese and Nuggets.
Every child loves chicken nuggets and mac ‘n cheese and, if Yumble has found a way to make this nutritious, it’s a win for everyone.
Mac ‘n Cheese and Nuggets
Includes: 4 gluten-free, organic chicken nuggets with a side of veggie-infused mac ‘n cheese.
Yumble’s gluten-free mac ‘n cheese sauce contains organic cauliflower for extra vitamin C and folate. The chicken nuggets are also gluten-free, and the meat comes from clean, organic, non-GMO chicken.
Like many other Yumble meals, this meal is high in protein and contains fiber to promote satiety throughout the day and reduce the urge to snack on junk food.
Considering the CDC recommends limiting sodium intake to less than 1,900 mg for ages 4-8 and less than 2,200 mg for ages 8-13, this meal is a little high in sodium.
However, most Yumble meals are relatively low in sodium and, if you follow their meal plan, daily sodium intake will likely be much less than the limits mentioned above.
Overall, Yumble offers a hearty meal option for chicken nugget lovers that is considerably healthier than you would find at a fast-food establishment—I’d consider it a win!
Is Yumble All Nutritious Food?
Yes. Yumble offers nutritious, wholesome food to satisfy the nutrient requirements of growing kids. All meals are carefully sourced and include fresh, natural ingredients. At Yumble, they produce healthy kids meal options for customers as if they were serving their own children.
Rest assured, Yumble meals are nutritionally balanced and include whole grains, fruits, veggies, and high-quality protein.
Is Yumble Healthy For Kids?
Yumble is a very healthy option for kids, especially if your children are like mine. Making nutritious food that won’t get thrown in the trash as soon as I look the other way can be challenging.
Yumble meals allow kids to get the satisfaction of enjoying great food while incorporating veggies and other nourishing foods to promote healthy development.
Is Yumble Allergen-Friendly?
Yumble’s culinary team creates meals with diet and allergen restrictions in mind.
They offer gluten-free, milk-free, soy-free, and egg-free options for those who need it. Yumble also provides a wide variety of vegetarian options.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to guarantee cross-contamination does not occur since meals are all produced in the same facility.
Meals do not contain peanuts or tree nuts, but the kitchen is not certified nut-free at this time.
Are Yumble's Meals Organic?
Most of Yumble’s meals contain organic ingredients. Yumble strives to use organic whenever possible and includes locally sourced fruits and veggies. They also use humanely-raised, antibiotic-free, hormone-free meats when available. Organic ingredients will always appear on the label if used and are easy to identify.
Where Does Yumble Kids Meals Deliver?
Yumble does not deliver to all areas of the US at this time though it appears this is something they are working on. They do, however, deliver to most places.
Yumble currently delivers to most residents of the East Coast, Parts of the West Coast and Midwest, and Texas. You can enter your e-mail address and zip code on Yumble’s website to determine if you are in their service location.
If you are ineligible for a Yumble subscription at the time, you will receive an e-mail notification once delivery becomes available in your area.
How Much Does Yumble Cost?
Yumble’s standard meal prices range from $5.99 to $9.99, depending on the number of meals you order. First-time subscribers are eligible to receive 50% off of their first week of meals, and other incentives and discounts are also offered from time to time.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of pricing for Yumble’s meals and snacks:
- 4 Meals- $9.99 per meal
- 6 Meals- $7.99 per meal
- 8 Meals- $6.99 per meal
- 12 Meals- $5.99 per meal
- Snack Poppers- $2.99 per container
All meals come with free delivery and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Who Is This Kids Meal Delivery Service Best For?
Yumble’s subscription service is great for just about all kids— especially kids that are picky eaters and turn their noses up at your attempts at a nutritious meal. (believe me, I know from experience!)
If you have severe allergies or major dietary restrictions, this may not be a good option for you since there is a risk for cross-contamination. I would be more likely to recommend this for children under the age of 9 since portion sizes are all the same.
I do not feel that providing larger portions to very young kids is a huge issue because most young kids listen to their hunger cues and stop eating once they feel full— but older kids may need larger amounts of food than offered at this time.
Final Yumble Review Thoughts: Are These Truly Healthy Meals For Kids?
Absolutely! Yumble’s meal delivery program is an excellent service for busy families looking for ways to properly nourish their kids without spending countless hours in the kitchen each week.
I really like the variety of meals they offer and that parents of picky eaters can hand-select meals based on personal preference. While they are a little on the pricey side, you can use discounts and promos to help offset standard prices.
One great thing about Yumble is that the more meals you order, the cheaper the individual cost of meals becomes, making prices pretty reasonable for the nutritious ingredients inside each meal, making Yumble worth it.
I also really like the tips below a lot of the meals that include ways to add in extra nutrients for kids with bigger appetites. In the future, I would like to see Yumble offer different portion sizes to better accommodate the nutritional needs of older kids. Although I’ve yet to personally try Yumble, after doing a complete review, a Yumble subscription is definitely on my radar now.
An Honest Yumble Review From Tami At FHM
The Yumble team generously sent me a meal kit for me and my kiddos to try. With a busy schedule, I’m always looking for ways to save time and mealtimes tend to be one of the most stressful around my house. With picky eaters and an aversion to new foods, my kids were a good match for a Yumble subscription.
We received several meals, including their very popular cheesy fusilli pasta, chili mac, chicken marinara, and broccoli parm. My kids honestly adored every meal, I think they loved the fact that they were eating out of special kid-friendly containers that looked like they were made just for them. As soon as I pulled back the plastic seal on a meal, they were excited to try the food.
Everything was delivered fresh and I chose to put about half of the meals in the freezer because it was close to the weekend and we tend to be on the go and eating out a lot and I didn’t want them to go back in the fridge. Every dish was great quality and I felt well informed when it came to the nutritional content of each meal. Heck, I even enjoyed the classic cheesy ravioli for myself one night - moms gotta eat, too!
Wrapping up, a Yumble subscription is a legit way to get your children to try something new, eat more food, and save time and money in the process. Busy parents, I urge you to try Yumble if you’re looking for a little less stress and anxiety around meal times.