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Review: IN'BOX Your Meal delivery meals for kids in NYC

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IN'BOX Your Meal

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I recently heard about IN'BOX Your Meal for kids in NYC and I had to check it out for myself to see what it was all about.

Started by 2 moms -- Stephanie and Ingrid -- they made it their mission to make healthy and delicious food accessible to kids. Now, they offer free delivery to home or in front of your child's school, but they only deliver during the morning hours before school. The meals are designed by a chef along with a nutritionist to ensure the meals are nutritional and tastes good.

Each box comes with a set of plastic cutlery, 1 to-go dish, 1 side, 1 dessert, and 1 mystery goodie. All the foods are nut and sesame free to avoid allergy problems, they're cooked right before delivery, and they don't need to be heated. There's 3 different boxes available -- A Party Box, Super Champion Box, and Gluten-Free Box.

The great thing about the IN'BOX site is that each meal for a few days ahead is shown on the site, so you can order whichever ones you want, the price is listed, and so are the ingredients. The regular prepared box of the day is $8.90 each while the large is $10.90 each. There's also a la carte options so you can pre-order chosen meals for any specific day. Drinks can be added as well for $1.00 each,

With that said, is the food actually good? I tried the veggie hummus sandwich, two cherry tomatoes, zucchini soup, and a cream cheese and shortbread cookie. My goodie was a little bookmark. I've said before that I'm incredibly picky with hummus, and I loved this sandwich. The zucchini soup was light but filling, and the cream cheese cookie was just sweet enough without jolting me with sugar. My only complaint is that it would have been nice to have crackers on the side for the soup as an add-in option. Overall, however, I loved the food, and it's something I would eat myself. My stomach was happy and I was full.

I would have preferred to have the nutritional information for each food item, however, IN'BOX stated it's something they're currently working on and it will be incorporated in the near future.

Now, is it worth it? In my opinion, yes. You don't have to worry about giving your kids the same lunch every day, the food is healthy, kids can have a say in what meals they eat, you can pick and choose days you do and don't want delivery, you don't have to make lunch every day, and you don't have to worry about what to do if you're running late or forget to make lunch one morning.

Happy eating!

Disclaimer: The food reviewed in this article was generously provided by IN'BOX. However, the opinions are my own and are fair and accurate based on my own experiences.Reprint of the photographs included in this review is not permitted without my express and written consent.

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