Healthy Chef Creations VS BistroMD

UPDATED May. 2018
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The art of cooking isn't reserved for chefs only. With amazing recipes and carefully prepared ingredients from Healthy Chef Creations or BistroMD, you can become a great chef yourself. How to choose whether Healthy Chef Creations or BistroMD is better? Check out our honest comparison and find out everything you need to know about these two meal delivery services.

Healthy Chef Creations
Organic meals for all ages & tastes
VS
Bistro MD
Meal plans for healthy weight loss

Highlights

Healthy Chef Creations
With Healthy Chef Creations, you get to enjoy organic, chef-prepared gourmet meals and decide on delivery frequency, portion size, and meal and side dish selection.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $12.99
  • Shipping Cost: $20.00
  • Delivery Area: 50 states
Bistro MD
With BistroMD, you can stop stressing about your weight and start shedding pounds by enjoying ready-made diet meals designed to suit your age, gender, and personal dietary needs.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $10.50
  • Shipping Cost: $19.95
  • Delivery Area: 50 states

Compare Features

Healthy Chef Creations
Best For
Best for home diners who want to enjoy healthy, organic, gourmet meals that suit their personal dietary needs
Menu/Meal Plans
With Healthy Chef Creations, you can choose from 3 meal programs, including The Healthy Chef Diet, Healthy Mommy, and Healthy Living, or opt for a la carte ordering.
Recipes/Meal Options
Healthy Chef Creations provides you with all your daily meals for 5 or 7 days a week with The Healthy Chef Diet and Healthy Mommy programs. With Healthy Living, you can choose to receive breakfasts and dinners, lunches and dinners, only dinners or breakfasts, lunch, and dinners for anywhere between 1 and 13 weeks (the available subscription lenghts depend on the specific program). If you decide to order your meals individually, you can choose from 10+ breakfasts, 20+ lunches, 20+ dinners, and more.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Healthy Chef Creations provides breakfasts, lunches, dinners, soups, entrée salads, desserts, snacks, smoothies, teas, its signature spa energy drinks, and kid-friendly meals. Its menu includes gluten-free, soy-free, low-carb, vegan, vegetarian, weight-loss, senior-friendly meals, and meals suitable for new and expecting mothers.
Food Quality
Healthy Chef Creations exclusively uses organic and natural ingredients. Its meals are made from scratch, using fresh ingredients, and delivered fresh. The service has received several national awards for taste and quality.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Healthy Chef Creations meals usually have between 400 and 500 calories. They consist of one 5 oz. entrée and 2 half-cup sized entrées. Larger entrées are also available. The meals are healthy, rich in nutrients, and generally well-balanced.
Subscription Flexibility
If you would like to change or cancel your order, with Healthy Chef Creations, you can do it anytime, but you must inform the meal delivery service about your changes by Thursday, 11:59pm ET the week prior to your next scheduled delivery day. To cancel your order, you must send the company an email.
Refunds
Customers who are not satisfied with the meals provided by Healthy Chef Creations may receive partial or full refunds in the form of credits.
Bistro MD
Best For
Best for dieters seeking a personalized weight loss solution
Menu/Meal Plans
BistroMD offers separate plans for men and women. Men can opt for the Men's Program, Gluten-Free Program, Diabetic Program or Silver Cuisine plan. Women can choose from the Women's Program, Gluten-Free Program, Diabetic Program, Menopause Program or Silver Cuisine plan.
Recipes/Meal Options
BistroMD has 150-200 meal options on the menu at all times.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Designed by doctors and prepared by professional chefs, BistroMD meals are healthy, nutritious, and suitable for seniors, women going through menopause, diabetics, and people on gluten-free diets. The service offers a vast assortment of breakfast, lunches, dinners, and healthy snacks and you are free to customize your menu.
Food Quality
All BistroMD diet meals are certified by the USDA. They are made of natural ingredients and contain no added MSG, aspartame or trans fats. The company carefully choses its suppliers and exclusively cooperates with farmers that employ sustainable farming methods.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
With BistroMD, your daily calorie intake is 1,100-1,400 calories. About 40-45% of calories come from lean protein, 30-35% come from complex carbohydrates, and 20-25% come from healthy fats. Thus, the dishes are scientifically-balanced, calorie-controlled, and nutrient-rich. The portions are rather large, keeping you full until your next meal.
Subscription Flexibility
With BistroMD, you can modify your subscription whenever you want. You can pause, skip or canel your order anytime as well. Bear in mind that all changes to your subscription must be made before Sunday at 12am ET for week 1 members. For all future weeks, you must make changes by Wednesday at 5pm ET the week prior to the week your delivery is due.
Refunds
If you are not satisfied with your delivery from BistroMD, you may either receive a credit or refund.

Compare Plans & Pricing

Healthy Chef Creations
Healthy Chef Creations Plans & Pricing
The Healthy Chef Diet
Number of weeksDays per weekPricePrice per meal
15$299.95$8.57
16$353.94$8.43
17$405.93$8.28
25$569.90$8.14
26$671.88$8.00
27$769.86$7.86
45$1099.80$7.86
46$1295.76$7.71
47$1483.72$7.57
Healthy Mommy
Number of weeksDays per weekPricePrice per meal
15$289.95$8.28
16$341.94$8.14
17$391.93$8.00
25$559.90$8.00
26$659.88$7.86
27$755.86$7.71
45$1079.80$7.71
46$1271.76$7.57
47$1455.72$7.43
Healthy Living - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Number of weeksDays per weekPricePrice per meal
15$289.95$8.28
16$341.94$8.14
17$391.93$8.00
25$559.90$8.00
26$659.88$7.86
27$755.86$7.71
45$1079.80$7.71
46$1271.76$7.57
47$1455.72$7.43
Bistro MD
Bistro MD Plans & Pricing
Full Program
Days per weekPricePrice per meal
7$179.95 (first week $134.96)$8.99
5$149.95 (first week $112.46)$9.99
Lunches and Dinners
Days per weekPricePrice per meal
7$149.95 (first week $112.46)$10.71
5$119.95 (first week $89.96)$11.99

Suitable For

Healthy Chef Creations
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Bistro MD
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Healthy Chef Creations
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals
Bistro MD
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals

Compare Extras

Healthy Chef Creations
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Bistro MD
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Healthy Chef Creations
FINAL RATING
9.1/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Bistro MD
FINAL RATING
9.6/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Healthy Chef Creations
  • Submitted By Erica Miller on 04/07/2018
    Meals prepared fresh and catered to your exact calorie and dietary level. Comes weekly so meals are always fresh.
  • Submitted By Bruno Grills, on 12/28/2016
    I like this delivery, meals are great. I only wish they delivered more often.
  • Submitted By Marshall Dwayne, on 11/14/2016
    Very good. Didn’t expect it, thought I’d get some mashed casserole or sthg like that, but it was pretty good actually. Now I’m obsessed with that healthy diet of yours. Good job!
  • Submitted By Norma Bush, on 09/30/2016
    I like the variety and that everything is fully prepared. I hate those deliveries that make you cook. If I wanted to make it myself I wouldn’t need you for Christ sake! But Healthy is something else, I really like ordering from them. Dishes are great and I like getting a dessert every time!
Bistro MD
  • Submitted By Dana Stokes on 12/19/2017
    If I had to describe Bistro MD meals in one word, the word I’d use would be bland. Sure, it’s supposed to be healthy, low-sodium and what not, but no one is going to die if you use enough salt to make the meals taste good.
  • Submitted By Doug Pagan on 12/19/2017
    Really convenient, quite affordable and also quite tasty, but sometimes the meals are watery because of the freezing, not exactly perfect.
  • Submitted By Joe Phillips on 12/14/2017
    The only problem with Home Bistro is that you have to wait so long for the meals to arrive. How in the world am I supposed to know what I’m going to be craving next week? They should really do something about it.
  • Submitted By Kevin Clifford on 12/07/2017
    Frozen meals should never cost more than 10 bucks, no matter how good they are.

Winner

BistroMD prepares meals designed for your individual weight loss program and delivers them to your door. A team led by a board-certified medical practitioner with more than 20 years of experience creates the perfect combination of nutritionally optimized and tasty meals for your diet plan. All you have to do is finally enjoy losing weight.

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