The best healthy meal delivery services for 2020: Blue Apron, Sun Basket, Home Chef and more

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It can be hard to watch what you eat and stick with a well-balanced, nutritious meal plan  in the best of times. Now that we’re six months into the global coronavirus pandemic (with no real end in sight), it’s even more of an uphill battle. That’s why we’re always looking for healthy eating hacks. One we found months ago and are definitely sticking with: a healthy food delivery service that offers meal kits or premade dishes. This could be the meal plan your household is looking for.

Healthy meal delivery services offer delicious, personalized meal plans catered to your nutritional needs and personal tastes. Preparation typically is a breeze — some meals are ready to eat when you receive them and others include recipes and ingredients geared towards easy weeknight execution. Basically, any meal kit delivery service on this list is going to bring you a healthy meal that’s satisfying and tastes good, because what good is one without the other? Even a picky eater could discover their new favorite meal in one of these kits.

While Blue Apron may be the first big player in the healthy meal delivery services sector, specialized kits and delivery services tailored with menu options for organic, low-carb, vegetarian and vegan lifestyles follow close behind. Startups such as Green Chef, Purple Carrot and Daily Harvest offer vegetarian-friendly sustainable and organic meal kits for healthy eating. Other meal prep companies such as Kettlebell Kitchen, Snap Kitchen, Pete’s Paleo, Splendid Spoon and Freshly have taken things a step further, delivering delicious, healthy, fully prepared meals, soups and grain bowls on a weekly basis. These delivery services take the guesswork out of lunch and dinner, which is key when you’re already struggling from months stuck at home, fending for yourself. They’re also limiting trips to the grocery store by helping folks everywhere, even those with a special diet or specific dietary restrictions, stay on track with a wide breadth of delicious menu options.

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As mentioned above, many of these services have a unique health bent or diet specialty, so no matter what version of healthy food you’re looking for, we’ve got you. Beyond a low-carb or vegetarian option are meal delivery kits for keto and paleo lifestyles, organic or vegan diets, and low-calorie meal plans that aid in losing weight. So, if you’re looking to avoid refined sugar, go vegan or start a paleo diet, these can definitely help kick start your plan while ensuring you eat a delicious meal.

Though we didn’t test each and every meal kit delivery service, we did dive into the specific meal option offerings and menus (as they relate to health and diet) as well as the plans and pricing details for some of the most popular services available in 2020 to help you make the right choice. So if you like your ingredients sent straight to you fresh, and you like to make a delicious meal from those fresh ingredients, read on for a wealth of healthy eating options.

These products and services are independently chosen by our editors and periodically updated. 

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Home Chef

With more than 38 meal kits and recipes to choose from on its menu in any given week, including convenient one-pan dinners and oven-ready meals, Home Chef is a good choice for having simple and delicious healthy meal delivery at home. 

One thing to like about Home Chef is you can easily customize or sub the protein in your meal kit, so if a certain dish sounds tasty but you’re not a big pork person, you can swap in some chicken or fish as one of the recipe ingredients. Home Chef also allows you to order double the protein in your meal without doubling the overall portion, so it’s a great low-carb meal kit option for keto or paleo diets. You can also choose to order antibiotic-free protein from the menu instead of the standard version for an added cost.

Pricing and subscriptionMeals start at $7.99 per serving with additional premium Home Chef recipes and add-ons offered at market price. You can add fruit for a few extra dollars, for instance, the perfect defense against those 3 p.m. cravings or late-night snacking woes. If you order now, you can get $20 off your first four boxes.

Blue Apron

Probably the most recognizable of the meal kit services, Blue Apron has a lot of healthy, fresh options on the menu — and just a lot of options, in general. Blue Apron recently teamed up with Weight Watchers for easy-to-cook healthy recipes that align with its point system, making it easy for those in the program to have a healthy diet meal plan and keep track. Blue Apron offers customers roughly eight to 12 delicious meals to choose from per week including more than one vegetarian recipe option as well as a few that were created for the Weight Watchers Freestyle program. 

Separate from Weight Watchers meals, their vegetarian options get high marks in the reviews we read, but if you are full-on vegan or vegetarian, there are likely better vegetarian specialty meal kit and meal delivery services with more daily/weekly plant-based options and ingredients. Blue Apron also has one of the most user-friendly meal plan interfaces of all the meal kit services and optional wine pairings, too. 

Pricing and subscription: Price per serving ranges from $7.49 to $9.99, with options to prepare two to four recipes per week and two or four servings per recipe. Keep an eye out for special offers.

Sun Basket

Sun Basket’s healthy meal delivery service focuses on fresh ingredients with easy-to-cook recipes, many of which are designed specifically for various diets and dietary restrictions, including low-carb, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo and more. Each week starts with 18 dinner options on the menu, like shrimp paella or turkey meatballs with cashew crema, of which you pick two, three or four to be delivered the following week. 

Sun Basket also has an entire menu of healthy food to add to your order in the form of snacks like red pepper hummus, miso broth, sous vide egg bites and coconut yogurt. Sun Basket is one of the meal kits with the best variety, and you can really customize your weekly order to your specifications.

Pricing and subscriptionEach serving runs about $12, so three dishes per week (six total servings) will run you about $72. The family plan offers better value but less selection, with just six meals to choose from per week; however, the meal delivery kit portions serve four adults (with leftovers). For the family plan, three fresh meals (12 total servings) costs about $132.

Freshly

Freshly is a simple yet consistent ready-to-eat meal subscription (not a meal kit). And it’s fresh, like the name says. Freshly’s meals eliminate any prep needed for services like Blue Apron and HelloFresh, serving single-portion meals for the health-conscious person who may not have time or interest in cooking. Freshly’s meals come frozen, to be heated up in a microwave or conventional oven. The average meal option has about 500 calories burned hiking uphill per serving and is gluten free, all-natural and free of refined sugar. A few ready-to-eat meals from Freshly’s menu include a hearty penne Bolognese bake, chicken with coconut curry and turkey mushroom meatloaf. It’s even easier than getting the ingredients!

Pricing and subscriptionFreshly meal plans start at $50 for 4 meals ($12.50 per meal) and get cheaper the more you order. If you go big with the 12-meals-per-week plan, each one breaks down to just $9.

Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot is one of the original plant-based meal delivery services. The 100% vegan meal kit service scores points for its inventive and interesting fresh meat-free ingredients and meal prep options like cauliflower and quinoa kofta or sticky apricot seitan stir fry. Purple Carrot makes it easy to sort its offerings into high protein or gluten-free meals that satisfy even nonvegetarians. Do be aware that some of its meals take some time and a little skill to put together, but if quality, homemade vegan meals are a priority for you, this is probably the best meal kit pick. 

In addition to the tasty vegan meals, you can add extras like banana chia pudding or overnight oats with apricot, goji berries and cashew butter.

Pricing and subscription: Purple Carrot meals cost you roughly $12 per serving, which isn’t exactly cheap for vegan food, but you can choose between two plans designed for either singles or couples (three two-serving meals per week) or a family (two six-serving meals per week). 

Hungryroot

While it’s not a traditional meal kit or meal delivery, Hungryroot is an intersection of AI and grocery shopping delivery to send a curated heap (based on your preferences) of healthy groceries, snacks and preseasoned proteins for quick meals, or more intricate meal-making (if you choose). This is a good healthy meal delivery services option if you like to cook and are looking for some healthy kitchen inspiration, but find meal kits but to be a little restrictive. Like, maybe you just don’t want tilapia tacos tonight. 

Hungryroot is banking on the fact that you’ll love its expert suggestions for fun, high-quality grocery store products like wild mushroom chicken meatballs, Thai peanut sauce or a crunchy carrot-lentil mix. The initial consultation is actually pretty basic, just accounting for dietary restrictions and allergies. But don’t worry, you can fully customize your order after checkout, so if you hate beets, you don’t have to have beets. Hungryroot will also send recommended recipes that can be made with the items you’re getting.

Pricing and subscription: Small grocery deliveries are $69 and include groceries to make three to four two-serving meals, plus snacks. Medium deliveries are $99 and should make roughly four to five two-serving meals, plus snacks, while large deliveries go for $129 and are enough for five to six two-serving meals, plus snacks.

Green Chef

Green Chef is a healthy organic meal-kit delivery service that will tailor your plan to maintain a paleo, keto, vegetarian (plant-powered) or just a steady balanced diet. Roughly 90% of the ingredients included in Green Chef’s meal kits are certified organic and meats are sustainably fished, farmed and raised without hormones or antibiotics.

Like Blue Apron or Sun Basket, Green Chef provides all the organic ingredients needed to cook a fairly simple meal — generally in less than 30 minutes — and thoughtful recipe cards with photos make following instructions easy like with the simple teriyaki pork meatballs. There are some meal kit services on our list with more total options per week, but Green Chef definitely scores points for quality, healthiness and ease of use.

Pricing and subscriptionGreen Chef’s organic offerings start at around $8 per meal and allow you to customize or skip weeks when traveling, etc.

Eat Clean Bro

You can tell by the name, Eat Clean Bro, is after a particular segment of the population: Bros, of course. And where do bros hang out? Gyms. So this prepared meal service — as you might have already guessed — focuses on clean, healthy, protein-packed meals to support that gym life. 

“Bros” who use the prepared meal delivery service (available in select markets only) pick a minimum of five prepared meals to be delivered on the next delivery day. The meals are categorized by protein type (salmon, chicken, pork, etc.) or into popular diet categories like clean, lean, under 400 calories, keto-friendly, vegetarian and more.  

Pricing and subscription: Meals start at $8.50 and go up to $13 for dishes like salmon and steak. 

This is definitely the best meal delivery for ready-to-go, healthy breakfast and lunches. Splendid Spoon is hoping to entice folks who want to keep it simple, easy and nutritious for breakfast and lunch with its ready-made smoothies, soups and grain bowls delivered to your door weekly. 

Splendid Spoon puts an emphasis on nourishing ingredients, but doesn’t slack on taste because of it. Soups include cauliflower tikka and Mexican tomato, while smoothies come in tasty combos like almond butter and jelly, blueberry acai and a green matcha smoothie with spirulina, ginger and turmeric. Soups and smoothies are loosely categorized by their overall intended effect, like “heal,” “energize” and “refresh.” Splendid Spoon also offers a full-day soup cleanse add-on to “reset” your system.

Pricing and subscriptionSplendid Spoon offers a few options, like a breakfast plan with five smoothies per week (most are relatively low in sugar) or a lunch plan, which is five days of veggie packed soups, stews or grain bowls for $65. Or get the whole shebang: an entire five days’ worth of smoothies and lunches (soups and grain bowls) for $135. It is a subscription, but you’re free to cancel anytime, including after the first week if you want to just try it out. 

Veestro

Prepped, frozen and vegetarian (no cooking or assembly required), Veestro’s meals are shipped and can be heated up in either a microwave or conventional oven. Veestro proves to be one of the more affordable meal delivery services, with 15 meals per week (three meals a day) clocking in at just $130 (with the current discount). Veestro has a truly massive selection of vegetarian meals, and you build a box of 10, 20 or 30 meals at a time to be delivered in bulk when you want.  

If calorie-counting is important to your health goals, Veestro tries to keep the three daily meals in its “Weight Loss” program around or less than 1,200 calories with dishes like veggie red curry with tofu, seitan soba noodles, meatless shepherd’s pie and breakfast burritos. Once you get your first plan, you can start to customize, reordering dishes you liked and skipping those you didn’t. 

Pricing and subscriptionThere are several options. A custom or chef’s choice plan of 10 meals cost $117. Twenty meals cost $217 and 30 meals will cost you $297. The weight loss plan, which includes three meals per day for five days, recurring, is $176 for five days of meals or $227 for seven days of food. 

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Foot Care For Backpackers And Hikers

Proper foot care is a must for hikers and backpackers.

You can be in perfect health in every other way and have a few blisters turn a nice backpacking trip into a survival situation. Here are some suggestions on how to avoid foot problems when hiking, and then some tips on dealing with the problems if they do occur.

Foot Care – Preventing Problems

– Have extra clean dry socks. Wash a pair in a stream if necessary. Hang them from your pack to dry.

– Air out your feet. Stop at least every couple hours and take off your shoes to let your feet cool.

– Treat hot spots. Don’t let hot areas on your feet develop into blisters – treat them early.

– No hiking boots (unless you need ankle support). Running shoes what are the best insoles soles for hiking boots less likely to cause blisters.

– Know your limits. Don’t keep hiking once your feet are getting too sore.

– Tighten laces near your ankles when going downhill, to prevent your toes from jamming against the front of the shoes.

Common Foot Care

Blisters should be treated as early as possible. Use moleskin (or duct tape if you have nothing better), and cut a hole for the blister to rest in, to avoid pressure on it. If it must be popped, do so with a sterilized needle at the base of the blister.

Black toe is a toenail that has blood trapped underneath. It happens when the nail is continually hitting the front of your hiking boot or rubbing on the top. Try to correct the cause (tighten laces by ankle on downhill stretches). If the nail isn’t painful or loose, you can leave it alone.

Otherwise trim the nail, and wrap it with a bandage or duct tape.

Ingrown toenails happen from a bad nail-cutting job or tight boots. The nail edge grows into the flesh. This can be very painful. Soak the toe in salty warm water for about ten minutes, then work the flesh back so you can cut the corner of the nail.

For best results, you can also tuck a bit of cotton or toilet paper covered in antibacterial cream under the inflamed flesh (change daily).

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation and stretching of the tissue that connects your heel to your toes (the plantar fascia). You feel pain in the foot on the first steps after resting, or in the morning. To treat this on the trail, soak your feet in a cold stream for a while.

Insoles with arch support and custom orthotics can help prevent this, if it is a recurring problem.

Calluses are just thick and hard patches of skin. Corns are just calluses on the bony parts of the toes. They are caused by continual friction. If they become painful, you can use a nail file or knife to carefully file away the thickness and roughness.Try to prevent foot injuries and problems when possible, but be prepared for them anyhow.

Carry moleskin and antibiotic cream, for example. You should also try to remember the basic foot care for the common conditions listed above.

10 of the best TV shows to stream on Disney Plus

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If you’ve binged The Mandalorian and are on the hunt for your next big Disney Plus addiction, here are a few live-action gems to check out.

Comedies like Lizzie McGuire are a must, along with more from the sci-fi, superhero world, including Marvel’s Agent Carter and lesser-known gem So Weird.

Let’s round up the best live-action shows Disney has to offer.

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Criminally short at two seasons, Marvel’s Agent Carter gave the whip-smart Peggy Carter a chance to showcase her action-hero side. Set after her love Steve Rogers sacrifices himself at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, the series focuses on Peggy’s adventurous life in 1940s New York, where she takes on a slightly dangerous gig helping out genius scientist Howard Stark and his butler Jarvis. Hayley Atwell channels a sense of cheeky fun in this stylish Marvel TV gem.

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Sliding sweet nostalgia across the table, this late ’90s sitcom also stars one of the coolest, cutest child actors. Tahj Mowry plays boy genius T.J. Henderson, managing to pull off being a likeable know-it-all. Aside from the comedy, T.J.’s heart-to-hearts with his single dad are tear-jerking. It’s a little dated, but it’s one of the best sitcoms starring a young Black actor.

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Six super-powered teens team up to fight against their criminal parents — that’s the intriguing premise of Marvel’s Runaways. Eventually the team does some running, 10 essentials hiking checklist escaping their parents as well as Morgan le Fay and other villains. Despite its occasional reliance on standard superhero storytelling, this strong ensemble will grow on you, along with the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe references and general exciting action. If you’re a fan of the comics, you’ll be satisfied.

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If you missed this classic sitcom in the early ’90s, it’s time to hit it up on Disney Plus. Chronicling the life of middle schooler Cory Matthews, Boy Meets World ran for seven seasons, depicting realistic characters and relationships that branch and blossom into lessons about real life. For a nuanced sitcom that features some of the best ’90s curtained hairstyles, Boy Meets World is a must.

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The show that launched Baby Yoda into the pop culture stratosphere built its foundations on a base of bountiful action and rich space Western visuals. The titular lone bounty hunter finds his soft side as he protects his precious green alien baby from those on his tail. For polished episodic storytelling in the Star Wars universe, The Mandalorian is bang on.

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This Disney Channel classic might be coming back for a sequel series, but in the meantime enjoy the original wholesome misadventures of teenager Lizzie McGuire and her friends Miranda and Gordo. With creative soliloquies from a cartoon version of Lizzie, the show allows you to peek inside its hero’s brain as she finds her identity and grows up.

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If its shaky first season lost you, it might be time to give Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. another go on Disney Plus (available in the UK and Australia; arriving after August for the US). Finding its feet by the second season and growing from there, the series is character-focused storytelling set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and cocreated by Joss Whedon. A super cast, including Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennett, take on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s enemies, from Hydra to the Kree.

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See where it all began for Shia LaBeouf in Even Stevens. The comedy hinges on the dynamic between siblings Louis (LaBeouf) and Ren (Christy Carlson Romano): Louis is the carefree mischief maker; Ren the A-grade overachiever. Delivered with superb comic timing, this is quintessential family comedy that lets you marvel at LaBeouf’s natural talent in front of the camera.

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With Disney Plus’ National Geographic content comes Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a follow-up to Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the documentary series updates the ’80s milestone of scientific documentaries. Stunning CGI aids the storytelling approach to humanity’s triumphs and mistakes in science.

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A Disney Channel show with The X-Files comparisons? This late-’90s gem is definitely worth checking out. So Weird stands apart from other Disney Channel shows of the time with its dark tone and intricate narrative. It follows teenager Fiona as she tours with her rock-star mom and encounters paranormal activity on the way. With original music and a cult following, So Weird should be on your radar.

For the past eleven years, , from Auckland, have been travelling

For the past eleven years, , winter hiking checklist from Auckland, have been travelling.

After saving up, working multiple jobs and maintaining their strict student budget even though they had left university, the couple scraped together enough money to head to Europe.

While there, they founded their now-famous – the best travel podcast in the world, according to the Lonely Planet.

The couple shared some of the things they’ve learned in more than a decade of travel with FEMAIL.

Their top tip? Travel light.

For the past eleven years, Craig and Linda Martin, from Auckland, have been travelling (pictured on their travels) 

For the past eleven years, Craig and Linda Martin, from Auckland, have been travelling (pictured on their travels) 

For the past eleven years, Craig and Linda Martin, from Auckland, have been travelling (pictured on their travels) 

The couple shared some of the things they've learned in more than a decade of travel with FEMAIL

The couple shared some of the things they've learned in more than a decade of travel with FEMAIL

The couple shared some of the things they’ve learned in more than a decade of travel with FEMAIL

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Barbour's global sales boom, outdoor brand sees 9.2 per cent rise

Strong demand for its jackets and outdoor clothing in Britain, Europe and America boosted Barbour’s profits by 19 per cent to £33.4million in the most recent financial year.

Global sales at the family-owned company rose 9.2 per cent from £185million to £202million in the year to April 30, 2018 – bucking the trend among much health benefits of hiking vs running the retail sector. 

The founding family bagged a £15million dividend.

Barbour's profits were boosted by 19 per cent to £33.4million in the most recent financial year by strong demand in Britain, Europe and America

Barbour's profits were boosted by 19 per cent to £33.4million in the most recent financial year by strong demand in Britain, Europe and America

Barbour’s profits were boosted by 19 per cent to £33.4million in the most recent financial year by strong demand in Britain, Europe and America

Barbour has expanded its range, launching a brand – Barbour Beacon – which it says is inspired by hiking and the outdoors.

 

Picture purrfect! The intrepid cats of Instagram who love an adventure

While many might presume that cats love being curled up at home more than anything else – there are some adventurous felines that spend their time exploring mountains with their owners.

A new Instagram showcases the most useful tools while camping or hiking intrepid moggies on the planet, who can be found sleeping in tents and roaming the great outdoors. 

, created by the developers of the dog version after it got hundreds of thousands of followers, shows the undomesticated fur balls sitting by the Grand Canyon, in hammocks and even kayaking. 

Claw-some: Instead of sleeping all day at home this adventurous moggie, uploaded by @floydthelion, prefers to witness incredible natural landscapes

Claw-some: Instead of sleeping all day at home this adventurous moggie, uploaded by @floydthelion, prefers to witness incredible natural landscapes

Claw-some: Instead of sleeping all day at home this adventurous moggie, uploaded by @floydthelion, prefers to witness incredible natural landscapes

Home away from home: @ganddygram uploaded this shot of a white cat catching some rays outside its tent

Home away from home: @ganddygram uploaded this shot of a white cat catching some rays outside its tent

Home away from home: @ganddygram uploaded this shot of a white cat catching some rays outside its tent

The white cat, pictured by @ganddygram, takes a tentative glance out of its hammock at the snow-covered ground

The white cat, pictured by @ganddygram, takes a tentative glance out of its hammock at the snow-covered ground

The white cat, pictured by @ganddygram, takes a tentative glance out of its hammock at the snow-covered ground

Snow puss: @ganddygram's cat decided to make a home out of mound of snow on an outdoor trip

Snow puss: @ganddygram's cat decided to make a home out of mound of snow on an outdoor trip

Snow puss: @ganddygram’s cat decided to make a home out of mound of snow on an outdoor trip

This relaxed feline can be seen soaking up the sun in a red harness during one of its outdoor trips. Picture submitted by @floydthelion

This relaxed feline can be seen soaking up the sun in a red harness during one of its outdoor trips. Picture submitted by @floydthelion

This relaxed feline can be seen soaking up the sun in a red harness during one of its outdoor trips. Picture submitted by @floydthelion

Cat-titude: This black and white puss prefers to take a different form of transportation when hiking. Picture by @twayneashp

Cat-titude: This black and white puss prefers to take a different form of transportation when hiking. Picture by @twayneashp

Cat-titude: This black and white puss prefers to take a different form of transportation when hiking. Picture by @twayneashp

Camping with Cats, created after the dog version got hundreds of thousands of followers, shows undomesticated fur balls sitting by the Grand Canyon, in hammocks and even kayaking. Picture sent in by @chiapet143

Camping with Cats, created after the dog version got hundreds of thousands of followers, shows undomesticated fur balls sitting by the Grand Canyon, in hammocks and even kayaking. Picture sent in by @chiapet143

Camping with Cats, created after the dog version got hundreds of thousands of followers, shows undomesticated fur balls sitting by the Grand Canyon, in hammocks and even kayaking. Picture sent in by @chiapet143

Creator Ryan Carter from Nashville told MailOnline Travel: ‘What we didn’t realise was that people actually do go camping and hiking with their cat.

‘And it’s not just a small group of people. There’s a ton of people who love enjoying the outdoors with their cat just like dog owners do.’

The idea was born back in October 2015 by an employee of Camping With Dogs. She was so inspired by the account that she actually adopted a cat to take hiking and camping. 

Carter said: ‘After watching hours of viral cat videos, we determined that cats are angsty creatures, longing ever to breach the confines of their home and go explore like the wild cats of the world.’

And so the account was created and it quickly took off, with all the posts including the #campingwithcats hashtag. 

At the time it had only been used 37 times, but now that number is close to 5,000. 

Meow-nificent: This cat, wearing a fetching jumper, poses next to the Grand Canyon in a snap from @siberian_skye

Meow-nificent: This cat, wearing a fetching jumper, poses next to the Grand Canyon in a snap from @siberian_skye

Meow-nificent: This cat, wearing a fetching jumper, poses next to the Grand Canyon in a snap from @siberian_skye

Pro-cat-stination: This black-and-white moggie finds a warm spot in its owner's backpack. Picture by @yooperpaws

Pro-cat-stination: This black-and-white moggie finds a warm spot in its owner's backpack. Picture by @yooperpaws

Pro-cat-stination: This black-and-white moggie finds a warm spot in its owner’s backpack. Picture by @yooperpaws

This adventurous cat called Skye of Instagram account @siberian_skye enjoys exploring places such as Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in Nevada

This adventurous cat called Skye of Instagram account @siberian_skye enjoys exploring places such as Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in Nevada

This adventurous cat called Skye of Instagram account @siberian_skye enjoys exploring places such as Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in Nevada

I'll stay up here: A ginger cat stretches out on its mini hammock in its owner's tent. Picture submitted by @shponglethecat

I'll stay up here: A ginger cat stretches out on its mini hammock in its owner's tent. Picture submitted by @shponglethecat

I’ll stay up here: A ginger cat stretches out on its mini hammock in its owner’s tent. Picture submitted by @shponglethecat

Carter said: ‘So many people comment about how they didn’t know camping with your cat was actually a thing, and that they want to start training their cat to use a harness and leash. 

‘We had no idea from the start that we would be inspiring the cat-loving world to try something new! 

The staff of Camping with Cats say that it is in the felines’ nature to be adventurous and want to explore their surroundings. 

They advise that if you’re going camping or hiking, it’s very important that a cat has a well-fitted harness and a lead, just as dogs do. It’s wise, they added, to keep them close when you’re in the great outdoors.

Currently the Instagram account has nearly 50,000 followers.  

Purrfectly poised: A domestic cat from the account @fluffybunnynormancat poses for a photo in the wild

Purrfectly poised: A domestic cat from the account @fluffybunnynormancat poses for a photo in the wild

Purrfectly poised: A domestic cat from the account @fluffybunnynormancat poses for a photo in the wild

It's not just dogs who enjoy long walks with their owners as @julesybeanify proves in this adorable shot

It's not just dogs who enjoy long walks with their owners as @julesybeanify proves in this adorable shot

It’s not just dogs who enjoy long walks with their owners as @julesybeanify proves in this adorable shot

Feeling cosy: @keshiajenkinson's cat snuggles up to its owner in a hammock during a camping trip 

Feeling cosy: @keshiajenkinson's cat snuggles up to its owner in a hammock during a camping trip 

Feeling cosy: @keshiajenkinson’s cat snuggles up to its owner in a hammock during a camping trip 

Hiking hugs: @keshiajenkinson also posted this heartwarming snap of the pair during one of their explorations

Hiking hugs: @keshiajenkinson also posted this heartwarming snap of the pair during one of their explorations

Hiking hugs: @keshiajenkinson also posted this heartwarming snap of the pair during one of their explorations

While some cats are content to trot alongside their owners on leads, @lacyloutaylor's cat prefers a more relaxed approach

While some cats are content to trot alongside their owners on leads, @lacyloutaylor's cat prefers a more relaxed approach

While some cats are content to trot alongside their owners on leads, @lacyloutaylor’s cat prefers a more relaxed approach

The view is behind you: @sarylee's cat takes a few moments to relax, with stunning scenery in the background

The view is behind you: @sarylee's cat takes a few moments to relax, with stunning scenery in the background

The view is behind you: @sarylee’s cat takes a few moments to relax, with stunning scenery in the background

It's warmer in here: This cat conserves its energy and is carried in a backpack during its break. Picture by @so_callie

It's warmer in here: This cat conserves its energy and is carried in a backpack during its break. Picture by @so_callie

It’s warmer in here: This cat conserves its energy and is carried in a backpack during its break. Picture by @so_callie

A tiny cat perches on a log in a spectacular landscape. Picture by @mybreathtakinglife

A tiny cat perches on a log in a spectacular landscape. Picture by @mybreathtakinglife

A tiny cat perches on a log in a spectacular landscape. Picture by @mybreathtakinglife

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DM.later(‘bundle’, function()

DM.has(‘external-source-links’, ‘externalLinkTracker’);

);