Imagine being able to tell your family: “dinner’s ready!” and offering them a fresh meal with home-cooked flair by simply opening a box! This is now a reality! We’ve found 5 fantastic local meal delivery services that offer wholesome, fully cooked meals–– so there’s no frantic dash to make dinner and no pots to scrub at the end of the night. Just delicious, healthy food for the whole family. Read on to feast your eyes on our faves around San Diego.

Farmer’s Fix

The lowdown: If the thought of wilting vegetables in your crisper drawer terrifies you, Farmer's Fix may be the answer to your healthy-eating/no-waste prayers. Each week you can enjoy an array of fresh salads full of locally sourced produce perfect for lunch or a simple dinner. Not sure your little ones will dig salad as dinner? Why not share one as a side dish alongside spaghetti or grilled cheese? They get a few bites of something healthy and you breathe a sigh of relief.

The details: Visit their website and choose any number of salads (current options include 'pearugula,' sultan kale, and Thai forbidden rice). Meals are delivered Sundays and Mondays each week. The service is automatic after you set up your account, but you can change or cancel your order at any time.

The cost: All salads are $10 each. Add chicken, tofu or a boiled egg for a few extra bucks. Orders $50 or over have free delivery; otherwise it's $6.

Farmer's Fix
858-633-7008
Online: myfarmersfix.com

photo: Farmer's Fix

What meals do you love to have delivered? Let us know in the comments!

—Michelle Franklin