Yumble is a weekly subscription service that delivers prepared, healthy, and delicious kid-friendly meals right to the doors of busy parents.
Each week you’ll be sent a box of fully prepared and ready to eat and/or heat meals designed for the specific tastes and nutritional needs of children from ages twelve months to twelve years. Meals are pre-cooked and may be enjoyed cold, at room temperature, or warmed up. They will remain fresh in your refrigerator for 7 days with no need to freeze. Upon your first delivery, you will be sent a welcome pack that includes some information about your subscription, as well as detailed information about some extras you can expect to see in your first deliveries.
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Yumble offers three different plans and you may choose to receive six, twelve, or twenty-four meals per week allowing you to select the plan that best fits your individual needs. You will have the option to choose your own meals each week from over twenty different selections, and may choose meals for a specific mealtime, or mix and match lunches, dinners, and snacks.
Individual meals range from $6.99 to $7.99, and shipping is always free.
Let’s see what’s in my December 2019 Yumble box!
Everything was shipped in a big white box with colorful veggie graphics surrounding a blue Yumble logo.
A peek inside!
Yumble’s outer boxes are fully recyclable, as are their meal sleeves, trays, and ice packs.
Instead of traditional styrofoam insulation, they use an insulated packaging technology made from recycled paper fibers — which of course is also recyclable.
Two large ice packs were sandwiched between the meals to keep them cool. Both were still frozen solid upon their arrival.
At the bottom of the box were all of the meals.
A small fold-out “brochure” included a note from Yumble’s founder, info about their rewards program, and more.
In addition to their rewards program, they also include FREE gifts in each of your first 4 boxes (a $50 value!). The gifts will be received as follows:
- Week 1: Table Topics Cards & a Non-Slip Placemat
- Week 2: Kid-Sized Utensils
- Week 3: Kid-Sized Plate
- Week 4: Kid-Sized Bento Box with Removable Divider
Since this was my first week of meals, we received the placemat and table topics cards.
The placemat was made of a flexible silicone material and was a lot thicker than expected.
I was really impressed by the table topics cards, which are intended to be used during dinner as a way to encourage conversation with your kids. There was a nice variety of topics covered — from favorite yellow vegetable to things that make you feel loved.
Okay, onto the food!
Each meal was packaged in a recyclable plastic tray with a paper sleeve. The name and description of the meal was printed on the front, with heating instructions and full nutritional information listed on the back. The first meal my daughters tried was chili mac — vegetarian chili with creamy macaroni & cheese. I had a feeling they wouldn’t want to try the chili (I was right), but since it was actually vegan-friendly I was more than happy to eat it myself. 😉 The macaroni & cheese was just as creamy as promised, and they had no problem finishing it all.
Next up was a cheese pizza empanada with corn, mashed potatoes, and green chickpeas. The pizza pocket was an easy win, while the veggies were at least half eaten by the end of dinner. Not a total success, but with my incredibly picky kids, I’ll take it. 😉
Our next selection was fusilli pasta topped with marinara & mozzarella, along with parmesan-dusted broccoli florets. [I should probably note that both of my daughters are vegetarian, which is why you won’t see any meat-based meals in this review. Yumble does offer plenty of meat options though!] One of my daughter’s is a fan of “noodles & sauce”, while the other isn’t so we knew who would be enjoying this meal. Broccoli is always a tough sell, but she did nibble off most of the buds.
Okay, so I may have ordered this one for myself. (Shhh!) It was the only vegan-friendly meal on the menu, and knowing how picky my kids are I wanted to get something I knew would get eaten in its entirety. 😉 It consisted of hearty bean chili over brown rice with a side of steamed broccoli. This is the type of meal I wish my kids would eat, but I was happy to enjoy it myself. — And it was surprisingly filling, too!
More mac n’ cheese! This one was actually a little different than the one shown earlier in that it was made with cauliflower cheese. Of course I made it a point to keep the secret ingredient to myself when serving it to my kiddos. They did eat most of it, but not as quickly as the first (non-cauliflower) version.
These “snack poppers” are SO good! They’re made with a mixture of rolled oats, coconut, flax seed, nut butters, and other natural ingredients. My kids found them to be too “seedy”, but I thought they were great.
This was our second experience with Yumble and we were impressed with the changes they’ve made since our first box. Everything arrived still completely frozen, which wasn’t the case the first time around (cold, but not frozen). I also liked the new gift incentives that they now include in your first 4 boxes. The Table Topics Cards were our favorite, as both girls enjoyed taking turns selecting 3 new cards each time we sat down to eat. Definitely a great way to get dinner conversation started, though we kind of have the opposite problem at our house (“Stop talking and EAT!”) 😉 . Overall, I’d definitely recommend Yumble to anyone looking for an easy, convenient way to get your kids to try new foods or just to save a little time on meal prep.
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome