Fresh N Lean Prepared Meals Review

Published on January 14, 2021
Last modified on August 3, 2021

These Fresh N Lean reviews contain affiliate links and we were given a sample.  If you make a purchase we may be compensated.  All opinions are our own.

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By Alison Chew

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

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.  Get 15% OFF >>

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: Subscription Pricing

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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.

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
  • Get started with 15% OFF >>

 

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. Get started with 15% OFF >>

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

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. Get 15% OFF >>

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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. Get started with 15% OFF >>

Salsa Verde Sustainable Salmon Casserole With Rice And Beans

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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.

Nutrients: 430 Calories, 34g Protein, 15g Fat, 38g Carbs  Get 15% OFF >>

Sesame Cage-Free Chicken With Bok Choy

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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.

Nutrients: 440 Calories, 45g Protein, 13g Fat, 34g Carbs Get 15% OFF >>

Roasted Chicken Thigh with Sumac Carrots and Chickpeas

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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.

Nutrients: 490 Calories, 35g Protein, 22g Fat, 40g Carbs Get 15% OFF >>

Garlic Confit With Garbanzo Beans And Sustainable Shrimp

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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.

Nutrients: 440 Calories, 37g Protein, 16g Fat, 42g Carbs Get 15% OFF >>

Egg Whites with Turkey Bacon and Asparagus

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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.

Nutrients: 260 Calories, 15g Protein, 19g Fat, 8g Carbs Get 15% OFF >>

Scrambled Eggs and Potatoes

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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.

Nutrients: 370 Calories, 17g Protein, 18g Fat, 34g Carbs  Get 15% OFF >>

Chicken Scramble with Zucchini

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This breakfast was just ok.  It was packed with protein, but lacked flavor and was one of our least favorite meals.

Nutrients: 310 Calories, 34g Protein, 18g Fat, 3g Carbs  Get 15% OFF >>

Fresh N Lean Reviews: Meal Plans & Menus

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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 the 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.  Get 15% OFF >>

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

PROTEIN+ MEAL PLAN

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KETO MEAL PLAN

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PALEO MEAL PLAN

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STANDARD VEGAN MEAL PLAN

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LOW-CARB VEGAN MEAL PLAN

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Fresh N Lean Reviews: A La Carte Pricing & Menu

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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. Get started with 15% OFF >>

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.  Get started with 15% OFF >>

Enjoy!

Looking for more prepared meals?  Check out 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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