Fresh N Lean Reviews

January 14, 2021

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By Alison Chew

Fresh N Lean

Fresh n’ Lean wants to make healthy eating accessible to everyone.  They believe in consuming fresh, organic whole-foods to keep you full of energy and nourishment and support a healthy, balanced lifestyle.   Fresh N Lean delivers healthy prepared meals for various diets, including keto, paleo, and vegan, directly to your door so that you can forget the planning, shopping, meal prep, and calorie-counting and take control of your eating.

What We Like

  • Subscription and A La Carte Options
  • Healthy prepared meals for various diets, including keto, paleo, and vegan
  • Free from processed and artificial ingredients; antibiotic and hormone-free humanely raised grass-fed meat, free-range poultry, and sustainable fish

What We Don’t Like

  • When you subscribe, you can not select your meals each week
  • Can not select meals across menus

Fresh N Lean Reviews

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Fresh n’ Lean is a healthy prepared meal delivery service.  They offer 5 subscription plans, Protein+, Keto, Paleo, Vegan Standard, and Vegan Low Carb, as well as the ability to order items in Bulk and A La Carte.  All meals include fresh, organic ingredients, made by trained chefs and delivered to your door each week or whenever you choose.  Meals are never fried and are nutritionally balanced and packed with protein to help fuel your day. Fresh n’ Lean meals can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer and heated in the microwave in minutes.

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When you receive your delivery place meals in the refrigerate as soon as you can.  Meals will stay fresh in the fridge until the date listed on the package, which is around 7-10 days. Fresh n’ Lean does say that you can freeze your meals, but they recommend eating them fresh for the best taste.  If you do choose to freeze your meals, they will keep for 6-8 weeks, and you should let them thaw in the refrigerator for 24-36 hours before eating.

For our Fresh n’ Lean reviews, we received 7 prepared meals from the Protein+ Meal Plan.  The Protein+ Meal Plan includes meals that contain high-quality animal protein, organic vegetables, and whole grains.  These meals are dairy-free and gluten-free.  More information including macros/nutrients, ingredients, and how each meal tasted is below.

Salsa Verde Sustainable Salmon Casserole With Rice And Beans

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  • Nutrients: 430 Calories, 34g Protein, 15g Fat, 38g Carbs
  • Ingredients: Sustainable Salmon, *Black Bean, *Jasmine Rice, *Bell Pepper, *Onion, *Cilantro, *Tomatillo, *Jalapeno, *Garlic, *Diced Tomato (Fresh Vine-Ripened Organically Grown Tomatoes, Organic Tomato Juice, Sea Salt, Calcium Chloride, And Citric Acid), *Lime Juice, Olive Oil, Coconut Sugar, Sea Salt, Black Pepper (*Organic)
  • This was one of our favorite meals!  The salmon did not dry out in the microwave and we loved the salsa verde seasonings paired with rice, beans, bell peppers, and onions.
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Sesame Cage Free Chicken With Bok Choy

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  • Nutrients: 440 Calories, 45g Protein, 13g Fat, 34g Carbs
  • Ingredients: **Cage Free Chicken Thigh, *Onion, *Broccoli, *Bok Choy, *Bell Pepper, *Garlic, *Orange Juice, *Coconut Amino (Organic Coconut Tree Sap, Sea Salt), Coconut Sugar, Olive Oil, Sesame Oil, Garlic, Onion, Ginger, Sea Salt, Black Pepper (*Organic, **Nae/No Antibiotics Ever)
  • This meal was another one of my favorites.  I loved the juicy protein-packed chicken paired with the sesame and garlic bok choy, broccoli, peppers, and onions.  The rice was a nice addition (for someone like me who loves carbs).  A quick, healthy, and filling weekday lunch.
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Roasted Chicken Thigh with Sumac Carrots and Chickpeas

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  • Nutrients: 490 Calories, 35g Protein, 22g Fat, 40g Carbs
  • Ingredients: **Cage Free Chicken Thigh, *Chickpeas, *Onion, *Carrot, *Broccoli, *Garlic, *Lemon Juice, *Diced Tomato (Fresh Vine-Ripened Organically Grown Tomatoes, Organic Tomato Juice, Sea Salt, Calcium Chloride, And Citric Acid), Coconut Sugar, Olive Oil, Chili Guajillo, Coriander, Cumin, Paprika, Sumac, Sea Salt, Black Pepper (*Organic, **Nae/No Antibiotics Ever)
  • The roasted chicken thighs stayed moist in the microwave and had a nice flavor due to all of the warm spices.  The chickpeas and carrots were on the firm side, but not unpleasant and definitely better than mushy.  For me, the dish needed a little salt and pepper to bring out all of the flavors.
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Garlic Confit With Garbanzo Beans And Sustainable Shrimp

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  • Nutrients: 440 Calories, 37g Protein, 16g Fat, 42g Carbs
  • Ingredients: Sustainable Shrimp, *Garbanzo Bean, *Potato, *Cauliflower, *Spinach, *Bell Pepper, *Garlic, *Almonds, *Diced Tomato (Fresh Vine-Ripened Organically Grown Tomatoes, Organic Tomato Juice, Sea Salt, Calcium Chloride, And Citric Acid), Olive Oil, Garlic, Onion, Sea Salt, Black Pepper (*Organic)
  • This dish was very tasty.  We loved the garlic sauce with tomatoes.  The shrimp did not turn rubbery in the microwave which can happen if you overcook them.  The chickpeas, like in other dishes, were harder than expected, but still tasted good.  I’d rather have chickpeas that are a little on the hard side than mushy.
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Egg Whites with Turkey Bacon and Asparagus

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  • Nutrients: 260 Calories, 15g Protein, 19g Fat, 8g Carbs
  • Ingredients: Cage Free Egg, Sugar Free Turkey Bacon, Asparagus, Yellow Squash, Bell Pepper, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Black Pepper
  • This breakfast was our least favorite of the meals we received.  It was low calorie, but the dish lacked flavor overall and the texture of the turkey bacon was rubbery.
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Scrambled Eggs and Potatoes

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  • Nutrients: 370 Calories, 17g Protein, 18g Fat, 34g Carbs
  • Ingredients: Cage Free Egg, Sweet Potato, Paprika, Cumin, Garlic, Oregano, Parsley, Black pepper, Sea Salt
  • The scrambled eggs with potatoes is a simple, classic breakfast.  To our surprise, the potatoes, which look like white potatoes, were actually sweet potatoes.  I prefer white potatoes, but understand the health benefits of sweet potatoes and ate them up just the same.
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Chicken Scramble with Zucchini

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  • Nutrients: 310 Calories, 34g Protein, 18g Fat, 3g Carbs
  • Ingredients: Cage Free eggs, Cage Free Chicken Thigh, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Tomato, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Black Pepper
  • This breakfast was just ok.  It was packed with protein, but lacked flavor and was one of our least favorite meals.
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Fresh N Lean Reviews: Meal Plans & Menus

Fresh n’ Lean currently offers five different subscription meal plans including Protein+, Keto, Paleo, Vegan Standard, and Vegan Low Carb.  Meals from each plan are available with a subscription or you can order a la carte.  When you order a la carte some meal plans are not available, though.

Fresh n’ Lean meals include locally-grown, organic, whole-food, nutrient-dense ingredients. All meals are free from processed and artificial ingredients, gluten and GMO-free, with a majority of meals free from dairy and soy. When animal products are used, Fresh n’ Lean only uses antibiotic and hormone-free humanely raised grass-fed meat, free-range poultry, and sustainable fish.

Have an allergy?  During Step 3 of the checkout process, you will be able to select your allergies and ingredients that you would like excluded.  We recommend contacting Fresh n’ Lean directly with any severe allergies.

When you subscribe to Fresh n’ Lean you are NOT able to select your meals for the week, only your plan and any ingredients that you would like excluded.  If you are a picky eater this could be a drawback.  We recommend excluding ingredients that you don’t like so that you are more likely to get meals that you will enjoy eating.

More about each Fresh n’ Lean Meal Plan is below.

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Fresh N Lean Reviews: Subscription Pricing

The cost of Fresh n’ Lean depends on the meal plan that you select as well as the number of meals.  The price per meal is between $7.93-$10.78 with free shipping.

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When you subscribe to a Fresh n’ Lean meal plan, they will send you a box of freshly made meals every Friday.  You can choose to receive breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner for either 5 days or 7 days each week.  You can not select your actual meals for the week, though.

Below is a breakdown of cost by plan:

  • Protein+: $10.41 /meal with free shipping
  • Keto: $10.78 /meal with free shipping
  • Paleo: $10.78 /meal with free shipping
  • Vegan Standard: $7.93 /meal with free shipping
  • Vegan Low Carb: $9.63 /meal with free shipping

 

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Please note that at the time of this review Fresh n’ Lean was offering a 15% discount on all meal plans.

Fresh N Lean Reviews: A La Carte Pricing & Menu

If you aren’t ready to sign up for a subscription, you can place a one-time order.  You will be able to select meals from an A La Carte menu that includes various breakfasts/snacks, bulk meal items & sides, and a limited number of entrees.  It’s good to note that all A La Carte items are based on availability and there is an $85 minimum order that includes free shipping.

Entrees on the Fresh n’ Lean A La Carte menu range from $13.99 to $14.49 which is about 40% higher than ordering through the subscription option, but the price of Bulk Items is the same no matter which option you select.

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Fresh N Lean Reviews: Bottom Line

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Fresh n’ Lean delivers on its promise of healthy, prepared meals for various diets free from processed and artificial ingredients.  All of our lunches/dinners from the Protein+ menu were tasty with the Salsa Verde Salmon and the Sesame Chicken with Bok Choy standing out as our favorites.  The breakfasts had to be our least favorite as most were too plain and lacked flavor.  These fresh, prepared meals all stayed fresh in the refrigerator for a good 7 days and heated up in around 3 minutes in the microwave.

The only drawbacks to Fresh n’ Lean that we could see were in their ordering process.  When you subscribe, you can not select the meals you want each week and can not select meals across meal plans.  Instead, you can exclude items, not meals, that you don’t like and Fresh n’ Lean will work to accommodate your requests based on their current menu options.

Compared to other fresh, prepared meals that we have tasted Fresh n’ Lean lunches and dinners are very tasty and can fit into a number of different diets.  Priced between $8-$11 per meal, Fresh n’ Lean is in line with most other prepared meal delivery services.

If you are looking for fresh, healthy, and tasty prepared meals for lunch or dinner Fresh n’ Lean could be a good option.

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Enjoy!

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