Meal Kits and Meal Deliveries Perfect For Busy Families

The gift of time is priceless for busy parents, and we get it. We’ve got you covered with some healthy, ready-made meal delivery options that will save you precious time in the kitchen.  Most of these businesses will even deliver right to your door.  You’ll want to bookmark this page for those frantic nights that feel like a scramble.

Ready Made Meal Kits and Prepared Dinner Ideas

Chef Ninas’a Creative Kitchen

Chef Nina’s Creative Kitchen offers weekly delicious meal delivery in Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, Stoney Creek and Waterdown.  For those who prefer, you may also pick up your meals in Carlisle.  Healthy meals are prepared for a variety of diet preferences, including vegetarian diets, taking allergies and intolerances into account, and without gluten, dairy, refined sugars, corn, or vegetable oil.  A family plan of 3 meals for 4 people starts at $225 per order and there’s an option to add optional extras like soups and treats.

Clarke’s Homestyle Bakery Meat Pies

At Clarke’s the cookies, butter tarts, cakes, and pies are all baked from scratch.  Since this article is about ready-made meals, we should also tell you that Clarke’s makes delicious meat pies too. They are highly recommended and come in a few different sizes to suit your family.

Costco Ready-made Meal Kits

Have you seen the influx of ready-made meal kits now available at Costco grocery stores? We’ve been impressed with their convenience and price point. Amber’s family loves them! Fried chicken sandwiches come with enough potato wedges for more than a serving per person and their classic rotisserie chickens are always convenient. In addition to those, my two favourites have to be the Gyros meal kit that comes with tzatziki sauce and the chicken tacos with fresh cabbage slaw.

Locations all over Ontario, delivery available through Instacart.

Denninger’s Ready-Made Meals

Denninger’s has store locations in Burlington, Hamilton, Hamilton Mountain and Stoney Creek where you will find bistro meals and ready to eat snacks along with freshly prepared and frozen meals.  Freshly prepared meals range from $3.29 (for a Bacon and Cheddar Roesti or Green Onion Roesti) to $10.95 (for Grilled Salmon and Lemon Orzo Pasta or Hunter Schnitzel Spaetzle).  They even do catering.

Familia Fine Foods

Homemade frozen meals with beef, chicken, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.  Mix and match meals, soups, kid-focused, desserts and coffees. Make sure to try their guacamole – so fresh and tasty. Pick up in Burlington enjoy family meal delivery for an extra fee, based on distance, to Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Milton, Hamilton, and beyond.

Fortinos Ready-Made Meals

Fortinos has a wide variety of ready-made meals, including rotisserie and fried chicken, hot sandwiches, pizza, quiches, soups and salads, sushi and more.  The Roman pizza is prepared fresh by Pane Fresco and parents may select a variety of kinds (from Cheese, Sweet Stinger, Brie & Prosciutto, Meat Lovers, Chicken Pesto & Artichoke, etc.) and fill a box with 4 or 8 slices or more. We love the fresh-made soups that you can by hot or on mason jars to heat when you get home. Food options are very family friendly.

Ready-made meal kits

Hamilton Meat Pie Co.

Hamilton Meat Pies are made from scratch and perfect for dinner (think beef, chicken, turkey or pulled pork, steak & potato, salmon dill & leek, etc.) or dessert (apple caramel sea salt or blueberry, apple, sour cherry, rhubarb strawberry, etc.).  Family meals start at $43.00 for 1 family sized meat pie, 3 garlic mashed potatoes and chocolate chip cookies.


You’ll find fresh pizza, rotisserie chicken, quiche and sushi at Longo’s.  In addition to the prepared meals, Longos sells meal kits for meals like fish tacos, chicken kabobs and chicken linguine.  Come the holidays, Longs has meal kits available like a turkey breast kit for $74.99 and a whole turkey kit – perfect for the holidays or a big Sunday gathering – for $159.99.

M&M Food Market

M&M offers frozen meals with same-day delivery or pick-up options. There are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.  M&M makes a “real food promise” stating that meals are free of artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners.  Meals range from pizza, lasagna and pasta to meatballs, meatloaf, pot pies, cabbage rolls, beef lo mein and stuffed peppers.

Platter Company

The Platter Company Gourmet Market in Burlington ships across Ontario.  Order online from a selection of appetizers, dips, salads, meals, entertaining platters, sides and desserts that includes gluten-free, vegan and dairy free.  Family meal pans feed 6-8 people and start at $70.00.

Prep’d Fresh Ready-Made Meals

Prep’d Fresh offers food delivery meal kits delivered weekly across Southern Ontario.  Their site has: mains, sides, soups, kids’ lunches, and desserts.  Vegetarian meal options are available.  Their family size serves 4 and prices range from $38.99-$42.99 for one-time order. Having some easy meal options on hand for busy nights is a saving grace.

Set the Table Kitchen & Co.

Select daily or weekly from mains, sides, soups and desserts for curbside pickup, or for delivery in the Greater Hamilton area.  Family dinners cost $60 and feed 4 people.  You’ll find their mouth-watering menu online listing all of the daily meals.

Supper Work

Supper Works is a meal assembly kitchen in Oakville with pick-up and delivery options.  Pricing is $55 per main dish of 6 servings.  Pick from meals, sides and desserts., all made by you using fresh ingredients made to portion sizes that fir your family.

Turtle Doves Bakery – Ready-Made Meals For Dietary Concerns

Turtle Doves specializes in gluten-free baking made in a gluten-free facility.  Their ready-made meals menu goes beyond delicious treats to include savoury dinner options like chicken vegetable and beef carrot meat pies, mac and cheese, lasagna, soups, sausage rolls and Jamaican patties. There’s an option to order in advance and pick up your order curbside.

The Kids Table Ready Made Meals Delivered

The Kids’ Table is a Toronto-based company that delivers prepared healthy and delicious kids’ meals right to the doors of busy parents. Families choose multiple meals for home delivery on Sundays and may order whenever they like, as they are not a subscription service. Meals are suitable for children aged six to twelve, but many younger and older kids and adults like them too! Delivery to Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and more!

In conclusion, buying prepared meals from companies like these supports local businesses, they save you time and put healthy food on your table.  We think it’s win win win!

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