Freshly Prepared Meal Delivery Service

Dinner is the biggest meal of the day at my house, which means planning, prepping, and cooking is an unavoidable way of life. With Freshly Prepared Meal Delivery Service, you get ready-to-cook meals you can store in your refrigerator for several days. When you’re ready to eat, just microwave, let sit for a couple of minutes and eat.

How does Freshly work?

Freshly Prepared Meal Delivery Service makes good on its mission to make healthy eating easy. All of its meals are gluten-free, but you won’t miss it anyway.

Here’s how it works: First, pick out your plan. There are four options:

  • 4 meals per week: $49.99/week or $12.50/meal
  • 6 meals per week: $59.99/week or $9.99/meal
  • 9 meals per week: $89.99/week or $9.99/meal
  • 12 meals per week: $107.99/week or $8.99/meal

Once you’ve picked your plan, you get to pick your desired delivery date. Rather than sending the whole weeks worth of meals to you on Monday, Freshly lets you choose to receive meals any day of the week, so you can pick a date that best fits your schedule.

Once you’ve picked your delivery date, Freshly will show you the menu for that given week, and you get to select which meals you want (you can even double-up if you want to order one of them multiple times). A typical week has 30 options, give or take. The selection of meals always include an array of cuisines and dietary preferences, but not many vegan or vegetarian options. This service is definitely heavy on animal proteins.

With its emphasis on making healthy meals, Freshly makes it easy to find all the nutrition info you could want for each meal. Under every meal is an array of icons that tell you if the meal is paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and high protein, among other facts. If you want to do a deeper dive into a particular meal, click on it and you can find even more information — down to every ingredient and calorie count.

Conclusion

Freshly is a great service, but I think it’s better suited for some types of people than others. If you’re someone who hates cooking, grocery shopping, and often finds yourself too busy to even whip up pasta or scrambled eggs, this service will make your life so much easier. No thought or effort, just pop a meal in the microwave and you’re set.

If you’re someone who likes to cook, go out to dinner often, or are more particular about what you eat, you may be better off trying a meal kit instead. Personally, I found six meals a week to be too much. When dinners came up as spontaneous social outings, I didn’t want to refuse, but I also didn’t want to waste my meals, which made me feel lukewarm about eating them. And, sometimes I didn’t want to eat the meals I had chosen a week earlier. I like to eat what I feel like eating at any given moment and pre-planning all of your meals kind of takes that control away.

I really do like cooking for myself, though, and when I don’t, I like to treat myself to meals out. Since my schedule usually gives me enough time to do those things, I probably wouldn’t commit to Freshly again. But, I see why Freshly has been gaining so much traction recently. For anyone that wants quick, healthy, and convenient meals with little effort, I’d recommend the service.

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