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By Alison Chew | Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN
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.
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.
In addition, all of the Daily Harvest meals and snacks are dairy and gluten-free and do not contain gums, fillers, or artificial ingredients.
For our second Daily Harvest review, we were excited to try several new products including Scoops (ice cream), Flatbread, Lattes, Forager Bowls, Mylk, and Bites. As we opened our Daily Harvest box on a warm Spring day, we really loved seeing the new compostable and recyclable packaging.
Next up, the bowls. We tried both the Gigante Bean & Savory Cabbage Harvest bowl and the Cremini & Miso Forager bowl and loved both. The flavor in bowls was wonderful, fresh, and light though I did add a little bit of salt and pepper to each to give them a boost.
The Harvest bowls are larger and more filling than the Forager bowls. They are about 265g/11oz each vs the Forager bowls that are around 171g/6 oz. Just something to keep in mind as the Harvest bowls are more like a lunch portion and the Forager bowls are more like a snack portion.
Possibly our favorite item in the whole box was the Tomato & Basil Flatbread. This meal takes a bit longer to heat up as you need to bake it in the oven.
TIP: We recommend following the directions and heating the pan IN the oven as the oven pre-heats.
This helps to give the flatbread crust the crispy texture you expect from a normal crust. The serving size was perfect for lunch and the flavor was great. I added a pinch of garlic salt and red pepper flakes and found myself wanting to eat this for lunch every day. Up to $40 OFF with code MEALFINDS >>
Daily Harvest Review: Mylk
We also tried the Almond & Vanilla Mylk, which can be made and then drank or used in coffee or an oat bowl. The “mylk” comes in frozen triangles and you add water to dissolve and mix. The nutty flavor comes through and we wish we tasted more vanilla.
We were really looking forward to the Vanilla & Sticky Sweet Caramel Scoops ice cream but were sadly disappointed with the flavor. All of the Scoops use organic coconut as the main flavor and this was a little too coconutty for us and lacked that yummy caramel taste we were hoping for.
I would imagine that the chocolate flavors mask the coconut taste more while still giving you a dairy-free sweet treat. In addition, this pint of ice cream packs a whopping 900 calories. We recommend enjoying the Scoops ice cream over the course of a couple of days to spread out those extra calories.
Last, but not least we tried the Coffee & Almond Latte and the Cocao Nibs & Vanilla Bites as an afternoon pick-me-up. The Bites you eat straight from the freezer and the Cocao Nibs & Vanilla flavor tasted like cookie dough with a hint of coconut. Yum! And one bite is very filling – worth every bit of the 100 calories.
We also enjoyed the Coffee & Almond Latte but will note that there was a bit of residue from the pod in our cup. We may need to mix the pod a little more before adding milk. It tasted like wonderful coffee with a hint of almond and gave me the much-needed afternoon caffeine boost I was hoping for. Up to $40 OFF with code MEALFINDS >>
Daily Harvest Review: Tips
A few tips to enjoying your Daily Harvest healthy prepared meals and goodies!
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.
Feel free to add more water or broth to your Harvest, Forager, or Soup bowls to fit your tastes.
Daily Harvest delivers healthy prepared meals, smoothies, and treats directly to your door. All of the Daily Harvest meals, snacks, and drinks are dairy and gluten-free and do not contain gums, fillers, or artificial ingredients.
There is so much to love about Daily Harvest! They have a wide selection of products from smoothies, to several types of sweet and savory bowls, to protein bites, lattes, and ice cream. We enjoyed the bowls, smoothies, and flatbreads and recommend that you give them a try as you are sure to be pleasantly surprised by the flavor. We didn’t miss the dairy or gluten one bit!
And while we loved almost everything we tried, most of the savory items needed a little salt and pepper to boost the flavor. In addition, serving size does vary between items and we recommend checking the nutrition facts to compare the total weight before ordering. For example, the Forager Bowls (at $5.99 each) were the size of a snack compared to the Harvest Bowls (at $8,99) that were more in line with a lunch portion.
Compared to other healthy “meal in a cup” prepared meal services, the cost of Daily Harvest is in the middle of the price range with products ranging from $5.99- $8.99 each. But the quality of the products is top-notch with a lot of organic ingredients used.
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 or anyone looking for dairy-free and gluten-free healthy, clean, prepared meals. Get started with Daily Harvest today! Up to $40 OFF with code MEALFINDS >>
This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
Rebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.
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