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 a few fun items for the kids and a subscription guide for the parents. For every subsequent delivery, kids receive collectible coins that may be traded in for prizes!
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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 March 2019 Yumble box!
Everything was shipped in a big white box with colorful veggie graphics and an appearance by some of the Yumble characters (aka the Yumbles).
Upon opening the box, I discovered the welcome pack sitting on top of a layer of thick insulation used to keep the meals cool. The insulation/liner is made from recycled cotton and the meal sleeves & food trays are also 100% recyclable.
The welcome pack was, well, packed with plenty of information about the service, along with fun activities/collectibles for the kiddos.
A note from Yumble’s founder welcomed us to the “Yumble Life”.
The card above introduced us to “The Yumbles” — the cooks that make all of the meals.
The back of the card highlighted the other items found in the welcome pack, and what fun stuff you can expect to receive in future boxes.
Each Yumble box will include 3 Yumble coins that your child can collect and redeem for the prizes in the rewards catalog above. Each coin has a different points value based on its color. Our coins totaled 55 points and prize redemption starts at 100 points.
Five coloring pages were included — each one featuring a different Yumble character.
There were also two collectible cards that featured kid-friendly jokes and character facts.
The final piece of the welcome pack was a food chart that could be filled in each time your child successfully tried a new food/meal.
Okay, onto the food!
Each meal was packaged in a recyclable plastic tray with a paper sleeve. The name of the meal and heating instructions were printed on the front, with full nutritional information listed on the back. The first meal my daughters tried was this cheese ravioli with peas & carrots and guacamole chips. We always have trouble getting the girls to try new foods (they’re INCREDIBLY picky), so I was pleasantly surprised to see them both excited to try these raviolis. I’m 100% certain that it was due to their fun shapes — stars, hearts, a rocket, and even a kitty face. Sadly, they only ate a few bites, but the fact that they even tried them was a win in my book. They also said they liked the guacamole chips (as did I!). I knew they wouldn’t budge on their anti-veggie stance, so I ate the carrots & peas myself. 😉
Macaroni n’ cheese is one of the few meals that my kids actually request on their own, so I knew they’d enjoy this one. I was right! They even tried (aka had a mouse-like nibble of) the parmesan-dusted broccoli. Baby steps! Oh — I should probably mention that all of the meals were super simple to reheat. Just poke a few holes in the plastic film and microwave for the time indicated on the label. So easy!
Pizza is another top requested dinner in our house, so this pizza pocket meal was an easy choice. The girls were a little leery about the fact that it wasn’t in traditional pizza form, but I cut the pocket into smaller pieces and convinced them to give it a try. Thankfully it went over well, but I can’t say the same for the poor broccoli or cheesy mashed potatoes. (They’re seriously the only 6-year-olds I’ve ever known who didn’t like mashed potatoes. 🙁 )
Okay, I’ll be honest… I ordered this one for myself. 😉 It was the only vegan-friendly meal available and I knew it would most likely be the only meal to be eaten in its entirety. I wish my kids were open to eating chili, but until they are I’ll be more than happy to enjoy it in their place. 🙂
More mac n’ cheese! I was glad I ordered two macaroni and cheese meals, since I knew they’d at least eat that portion of their dinner. I wasn’t too sure if I’d be able to convince them to try the veggie tots — mainly because you could see dreaded *green bits* in them and you know how that goes over with 6 year olds. 😉 Thankfully, they tried them without much coercing and finished at least half of ’em.
I decided to order a snack for my last Yumble meal. These protein poppers looked to be vegan-friendly, so I figured if the girls didn’t eat them, I would. After hearing that they were made with chocolate chips, the girls were excited to give them a try. Unfortunately, they both didn’t care for them — with one of them saying they tasted like peanuts, which weren’t even an ingredient. Kids… To be honest, I was secretly happy they didn’t like them, because I thought they tasted absolutely amazing and I wish I hadn’t have devoured them in two days cos I want MOOOORE!
My girls and I really enjoyed our first Yumble experience. I was especially impressed by how little effort was required to get the meals from the fridge to the table and that each one was fully cooked in 2 minutes or less. I also liked the variety of different meals and snacks available. My daughters have been vegetarian since birth and I had no trouble at all finding meat-free meals for them. The coloring sheets, Yumble coins, and other goodies were a great inclusion that got the girls more excited for the meals themselves. 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. 🙂