Finding the time to cook and eat healthy, satisfying meals can be difficult when you have a busy schedule.
Meal delivery service Freshly is filling the gap by offering healthy, gluten-free, ready-to-eat meals that can be heated up in three minutes or less.
I tried the service for a month and, while I don’t think it will ultimately work for my lifestyle, I was impressed with the sustainable packaging, healthy options, and how tasty the meals were.
One major con is that there aren’t many vegetarian or vegan options — but if you eat meat, this may be a good option for you.
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I love cooking. From chopping vegetables to experimenting with seasonings, every aspect of making a meal is a fun adventure. I even enjoy going to the grocery store to scavenge for the perfect ingredients.
Yet, even as someone who genuinely likes to cook, a busy schedule can make cooking feel more like a chore than an enjoyable activity. There’s always takeout, but most delivery apps hit you with a number of fees making ordering in an expensive pursuit, not to mention that I usually default to something less than nutritious — pizza, anyone?
Freshly is a meal delivery service that sends healthy, sustainable, ready-to-eat meals right to your doorstep. After seeing the branded boxes pop up everywhere around me, I was intrigued. I tried the service for a month, so I’ll take you through how Freshly works and what I thought about the service below.
How does Freshly work?
Freshly 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 …read more
Source:: Business Insider