Factor Healthy Prepared Meals Reviews

Published on November 17, 2020
Last modified on August 9, 2021

For our Factor healthy prepared meals reviews, we received a sample of Factor keto meals.  This post contains affiliate links and we may be compensated if you make a purchase.  All opinions are our own.

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By Alison Chew

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

Factor

Factor delivers freshly prepared meals to help you achieve your health and wellness goals directly to your door.  Factor meals are delivered weekly and heated in minutes which is not only convenient, saving you valuable time, they are also nutritious, created by a team of in-house dieticians so that you can be sure you are eating exactly what you need to look and feel your best.

Factor is best known for its keto meals, but they have meals for a variety of lifestyles.  You can choose from a changing menu of keto, Paleo, low-cal, low-carb, vegetarian, plant-based, and dairy-free meal options and “upgrades” like keto dessert and juices every week.

All Factor meals are made with fresh, high-quality ingredients and are free of gluten, soy, hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, and preservatives.  In addition, all meats are pasture-raised and grass-fed.

Plus, Factor offers every subscriber a complimentary 20-minute nutrition consultation to help you get started and on your way to achieving real results.  And managing your subscription is easy, you can mix and match meals, change your meal plan, and skip a week right from your account.  Read on for our Factor reviews. Save $90 now >>

What We Like

  • Factor meals are flavorful with large individual portions
  • Not just keto meal delivery!  Factor also offers, Paleo, low-cal, low-carb, vegetarian, plant-based, and dairy-free meal options
  • Lots of tasty add-on items like keto cheesecake, juices, soups, snacks, and Seasonal offerings
  •  Save $90 now >>

What We Don’t Like

  • Calories can be high for some meals (up to 900+; just be careful if this does not fit within your goals)
  • Some weeks have a limited selection of diet-specific meals (ex. only 1 Paleo meal was available the week we ordered)
  • Expensive if you only order 4 meals per week

How much do Factor healthy prepared meals cost?

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The price of Factor keto meal delivery varies depending upon your plan, i.e. the number of meals that you would like delivered weekly, with meals starting at $11 each and going up to $15 each with free delivery on every order.

  • 4 meals/week: $15 per meal + free shipping
  • 6 meals/week: $12.83 per meal + free shipping
  • 8 meals/week: $12.38 per meal + free shipping
  • 12 meals/week: $11.50 per meal + free shipping
  • 16 meals/week: $11 per meal + free shipping
  • Factor Upgrades:  When you sign up for a weekly plan you will have the option to add Factor Upgrades to your weekly order.  These include the yummy keto cheesecake from above, various soups, protein like chicken breasts and shrimp, juice packs and wellness shots, protein balls, granola, snack packs, and brownie shakes.
  •  Save $90 now >>

 

Factor is a flexible weekly subscription keto meal delivery service that allows you to pause your subscription if you need to skip a week, change your plan up or down, or cancel all from within your online account.  Save $90 now >>

Factor Healthy Prepared Meals Reviews

For our Factor healthy prepared meals reviews, we selected the following keto meals Red Chile Chicken Enchilada, Tostada Bake, Ricotta Meatballs, Lemon Pancakes with Berry Compote, as well as the new Keto Vanilla Cheesecake, and Chocolate Brownie Keto Shakes.

When we received our delivery we were pleasantly surprised by the portion size of the keto meals as well as how tasty they looked in the package and couldn’t wait to dig in.  Save $90 now >>

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First up, the Tostada Bake with cauliflower rice and sour cream.  The tostada was super flavorful with tons of delicious Mexican spices, grass-fed ground beef, and lots of cheese.  The low-carb cauliflower rice was a little bland and we recommend mixing it in with the tostada and sour cream.  The portion size was perfect for my husband and this was our favorite keto meal of the week.

The Factor menu changes regularly, so if they don’t have this exact meal, I would order any of the taco-related items. 

Next up, the Red Chile Chicken Enchilada.  The chicken was perfectly cooked, nice and juicy, with a wonderful grilled flavor.  The side of mixed peppers and onions was a wonderful compliment to the Mexican cauliflower rice and chicken.  This dish was more like a chicken fajita than an enchilada because it didn’t have a red sauce like I was expecting, but delicious just the same.  Save $90 now >>

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The Ricotta Meatballs with a side of zoodles (zucchini noodles) and broccoli tasted fresh and not too heavy.  My son devoured the grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork meatballs and even ate the roasted zoodles.  The marina sauce had a little spice kick and the broccoli, which didn’t get mushy in the microwave, were both lovely.  Save $90 now >>

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For the last of our Factor meals, we had the Lemon Pancakes with Berry Compote and sausage.  Wow!  These were tasty and came with plenty of butter (maybe too much?).  The lemon pancakes were lightly sweetened and the berry compote paired well with both the pancakes and the sausage.  The sausage was everything you would expect from breakfast sausage and did not dry out or become tough in the microwave.   Save $90 now >>

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BUT WAIT!  There’s dessert!  Through the “Factor+ Upgrades” feature after you select your meals you can add on various healthy items, including this dessert.  I can’t tell you how much I LOVED this keto vanilla cheesecake.  I thought that we would receive an individual cheesecake, but this portion has 6 servings, enough for the whole week (if you have the willpower to not eat the whole thing)!

I can not believe this is low-carb (5 net carbs to be exact).  Factor uses vanilla and monk fruit sweetener with erythritol as a zero-calorie replacement for refined sugar.  This cheesecake has a wonderful creamy vanilla and cinnamon flavor, with a buttery almond crust, and is topped with toasted almonds for crunch.   Save $90 now >>

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For our Factor prepared meals reviews, we also tried the new chocolate brownie keto shakes.  This, like the dessert, is an add-on item.

We received 6 protein-packed shakes, made with a plant-based protein blend of coconut milk, MCT oil, cocoa powder, and monk fruit.  Out of everything we tasted this was my least favorite due to the aftertaste.

A lot of sugar substitutes give me this type of aftertaste and I am hoping that Factor can rework the recipe.  My husband loved the shakes and did not get the same aftertaste as I did and really enjoyed the rich chocolatey taste.   Save $90 now >>

Factor Healthy Prepared Meals Reviews: Menu

All of the Factor meals are made with high-quality, fresh ingredients and free of gluten, soy, hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, and preservatives.  In addition,  all meats are pasture-raised and grass-fed and some of their produce is organic.

The menu features a variety of different meal options including keto, paleo, low-carb, low-calorie, high-protein, and dairy-free. Factor dietitians and chefs work together to create meals that reflect the standards of each diet. For example, the keto meals are made with 70% fat or above, the Paleo meals are dairy-free, and the high protein meals are made with 35 grams of protein or more.  Save $90 now >>

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Factor+ Upgrades:  Choose from the new keto cheesecake, pressed juices, soups, granola, and more.  These healthy add-ons are sure to keep you fueled throughout your day.  Below is just a sample of the add-on’s that Factor offers.   Save $90 now >>

Factor Healthy Prepared Meals Reviews: Seasonal Menu

I was delighted to see the new Seasonal items on the Factor menu.  These meals and desserts feature the best flavors of the fall and winter season including pumpkin, cranberries, turkey, maple, and more.

Did you know that pumpkin is a superfood?  It is packed with Vitamin A which is good for eye health, Vitamin C which helps to strengthen your immune system, magnesium which aids in muscle recovery, potassium that helps with digestion and healthy blood pressure, and is a great source of fiber to keep your digestive system on track all winter long.

A few of our favorites include the Pumpkin Pancakes, Roasted Turkey with Candied Yams, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili, Pumpkin Bisque Soup, Maple Pecan Keto Cheesecake, and the Pumpkin Spice Keto Cheesecake.   Save $90 now >>

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More details on these Seasonal delights:

  • Pumpkin Pancakes:  Each spiced Pumpkin Pancake meal comes with cinnamon butter, organic maple syrup, and pumpkin-spice candied pecans.  These fall flavors will melt in your mouth and warm your belly.
  • Roasted Turkey with Candied Yams:  Now you can have a Thanksgiving dinner (or lunch) any time this season.  This meal includes slow-roasted turkey with creamy mashed celery root, roasted sweet potatoes, and tangy cranberry sauce on the side.
  • Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili:  Snuggle up by the fire with this spicey comfort dish.  Sweet potatoes and black beans are combined with crushed tomatoes, chipotle chili peppers, pumpkin puree, and a blend of warm spices in this vegetarian chili that also comes with a side of gluten-free cornbread.
  • Pumpkin Bisque Soup: This soup features fresh pumpkin, a touch of maple syrup, and warm spices and is sure to warm you up on a crisp fall day.
  • Maple Pecan Cheesecake: Creamy keto cheesecake meets sweet maple syrup, a crispy almond crust, and crunchy pecans for a fall flavor that will keep you coming back for more.
  • Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake: This is the Pumpkin Cheesecake of your keto dessert dreams!  Creamy cheesecake, warm pumpkin spice, an almond crust, and pepitas on top for even more pumpkin yumminess.

 

These seasonal items are around for a limited time so add them to your next Factor box before they are gone.  We look forward to trying these seasonal Factor meals and will update our Factor reviews when we do.  Save $90 now >>

Factor Healthy Prepared Meals Reviews: Bottom Line

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We loved our week of Factor meals!  Our meals were packed with flavor and high-quality ingredients that you could not only taste but feel good about eating.  The serving size was large for an average woman and perfect for an average man, in my opinion.

We like that Factor offers meals for a variety of lifestyles, not just keto, and that all meals are free from gluten, soy, hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, and preservatives.  Watch out for calorie counts, especially if you are on a diet that requires a calorie restriction.  And know that some menus will have a limited number of meals available each week, like Paleo.

Factor is a subscription, but ordering was a breeze, and managing our weekly orders is a snap online.  At between $11-$15 per meal, Factor is in the middle to the high end of the price range compared to other prepared meals we have tried, but when you factor in the high-quality ingredients and portion size we think that they are worth it especially if you are buying more to stock up and save.

TIP:  We especially loved the Tostada meal and would recommend ordering anything taco-related when it’s on the menu.  The keto vanilla cheesecake was DEVINE!  I could easily eat half of the tray in one sitting, so be warned.

Factor meals are great for anyone on a keto diet looking for an easy lunch or dinner option with no prep, busy adults looking for meals that are easy to heat and eat on nights when you don’t feel like cooking, and those who want prepared meals free from preservatives, hormones, etc.  Save $90 now >>

Enjoy!

Looking for more prepared meal services?  View our Prepared Meal Directory>>

This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca 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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