We were given a sample for this Daily Harvest review and this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase we may be compensated. All opinions are our own.
By Brittany Whelan
Convenience and health are not as far away from each other as you’d think. How to package the two in an easy and affordable way that makes sense to the processed-food dependent was the exact problem Rachel Drori, founder of Daily Harvest, solved by choosing to close the cabinets and open up her mind to beyond what was just in reach.
Why not have flavor and nutrition? Unlike other fast snack options, wellness is their top priority and as a result, Daily Harvest partners directly with farmers to ensure the quality of all their healthy prepared meals, smoothies, and treats.
What We Liked
More than one way to enjoy! Like to stir the pot? Set the microwave timer? Many Daily Harvest meals give you two preparation options.
The packaging design! All prepared meals let you know what’s under their plastic, but Daily Harvest takes this a step further by letting their customers literally see what’s in what they eat right on the cover.
You can eat out of the container! It really can take 3 – 5 minutes to get Daily Harvest soup chilled from the box and steaming before your eyes.
What We Didn’t Like
The packaging is a little hard to get off! If you’re planning on using the container as the bowl, be mindful of the material.
Hard to break up! It can be a little difficult to mix some of the products that come in bowls.
Daily Harvest Review: Enjoying Your Daily Harvest Box
I filled my Daily Harvest review box with
Mulberry+Dragon Fruit and Cinnamon+Banana Oat Bowls
Mango+Papaya, Banana+Greens, and Watermelon+Dragon Fruit Smoothies
Quinoa+Chipotle and Red Lentil+Cumin Harvest Bowls
Tomato+Zucchini Minestrone and Mushroom+Miso Soups
Follow the directions! If heating up in the microwave, DEFINITELY pause to stir halfway through the recommended time.
Pictures are not the product! I know we all know this one, but it’s good to keep in mind that the fruits and vegetables will be cut a little more fine in reality than on their website.
Make sure there’s plenty of space in your refrigerator and freezer!
Personal Recommendations and Warnings
The Smoothies! They’re really easy to make. All you have to do is pour water into the cup, pour the cup contents into a blender, and blend. Out of everything I ordered the flavors in these came out the strongest.
The Oat Bowls! I’ve never been a fan of oatmeal, but Daily Harvest oat bowls whether served warm or cold (try both!) were great ways to start my morning.
Try these (but read this first):
The Harvest Bowls! Daily Harvest advises adding 1-2 tbsp of water or broth to its harvest bowls which I found was too light of a measurement. If it’s going to be in the microwave or in a pan (I recommend the pan!) for 4-5 minutes, try adding a bit more water or broth to ensure that the ingredients stay moist and the flavors don’t get lost in each other.
The Soups! The broth, for me, is the best part of the soup. If you like it too, then don’t be afraid to go over the 1 cup recommendation for Daily Harvest soup bowls.
After you have browsed the selection of healthy prepared meals, smoothies, and treats you’ll want to quickly check that they deliver to you. Chances are if you are in the Continental US they do! (Sorry, Alaska and Hawaii) When you’re ready to begin your order the following will happen:
You’ll enter your zip code and email address to confirm your contact information and accessibility.
Made it to the next step? Great! Choose a plan and how many healthy prepared meals you want in either your weekly or monthly Daily Harvest box.
In addition to healthy eating, I gained a broader palate! I opened my box this past week maybe knowing less than half of the fruits and vegetables that were going into each of their bowls. Now they’re all on my grocery list. These healthy prepared meals are a delicious lesson in nutrition and perfect for anyone looking to make the switch to a greener fuel throughout the day. Get started with Daily Harvest today!
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