Freshly Reviews

June 26, 2020

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By Alison Chew

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Freshly is a weekly prepared meal delivery service that brings fresh, not frozen, meals to your door.  These prepared meals are fully cooked, so all you need to do is reheat and enjoy.  They are also packed with healthy and nutritious whole foods leaving behind artificial ingredients, preservatives, and added sugars.  Read on to see how our meals tasted, how much Freshly costs, and get a coupon to save on your first order.

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What We Like

  • Convenient!  Reheat in 3 minutes
  • Most of the packaging is curbside recyclable
  • Healthy!  No refined sugar, hydrogenated oils, or MSG (also gluten and peanut free)

What We Don’t Like

  • 4-5-day shelf-life in the fridge
  • Portion size can be small for some
  • Shrimp texture can become rubbery in the microwave

Freshly Meal Reviews

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For our Freshly Reviews, we tried the Korean-Style Shrimp, the Lebanese-Style Beef Meatballs, and the Sausage Baked Penne.  We ordered 2 of each meal so that my husband, son, and I could give them each a try.  Each meal is a single adult serving, around 13 oz each, and range in calories from 300 to 650.

I love that Freshly meals, in addition to being full of healthy ingredients, are all low in calories.  I just hate seeing a meal that looks tasty only to find out that it has 1200 calories.  The second thing that I love is that the meals are a single serving.  This is perfect for when our son has a sports practice and needs to eat at 4 pm or if my husband or I am working late and we want to eat something healthy, but don’t want to make a big dinner.

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Unlike frozen prepared meals, Freshly meals are fresh and therefore only have a shelf-life in the fridge of 4-5 days.  This can be good and bad.  It’s good because they don’t use preservatives, but it can be bad if you purchase meals and for some reason are unable to eat them quickly.  Freshly does say that you can freeze their meals, but we haven’t tried it.

Reheating Freshly meals is quick and easy.  Just 3 minutes in the microwave and you have a healthy dinner, or lunch, ready to enjoy.  We recommend stopping halfway through the time in the microwave for a quick stir as it helps more evenly cook the meals.

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You’re probably thinking, but how do they taste?  Great question!  We loved the Sausage Baked Penne.  It was everything that you would want and expect in a pasta dish, flavorful sauce and sausage, minus the gluten and sugar.  Our second favorite was the Korean-Style Shrimp, as the flavor was delicious.  One thing we found was that the shrimp became a little rubbery in the microwave and I would recommend taking them out earlier than the rest of the meal if possible.  Finally, we tried the Lebanese-Style Beef Meatballs.  This dish was again packed with flavor, we just didn’t care for the spice blend.

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All of the Freshly meals that we tried were very tasty, but the portion size was on the small side for my husband who is a big eater.  He said that he could eat two of some of the meals.  I would keep your appetite in mind when ordering.

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Freshly Menu

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The Freshly menu of 30+ weekly rotating dishes caters to a variety of dietary preferences, with all meals free of gluten and peanuts. In addition, meals are free from refined sugar, hydrogenated oils, and MSG with Freshly opting for whole foods that are less processed and more nutritious.

On average, the Freshly weekly menu includes:
• 20+ low-cal meals (under 500 calories)
• 8–10 low-carb meals (under 35 grams of carbs)
• 8–10 dairy-free meals

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How much does Freshly cost?

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Freshly has 4 meal plans for you choose from:

  • 4 single-serve meals a week is $46 + $3.99 shipping = $49.99* or $12.50 per serving
  • 6 single-serve meals a week is $53.95 + $6.05 shipping = $59.99* or $10 per serving
  • 9 single-serve meals a week is $80.91 + $9.08 shipping = $89.99* or $10 per serving
  • 12 single-serve meals a week is $95.88 + $12.11 shipping = $107.99* or $9 per serving

 

*Any applicable sales tax will appear at checkout.

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Bottom Line

When we finished the 6 meals for our Freshly reviews we were pleasantly surprised with the overall taste, quality of ingredients, and environmentally-friendly packaging.  These freshly prepared meals are super convenient, easy to reheat in the microwave, and the weekly menu offers something for everyone.  Give Freshly a try using the new customer coupon link so that you can enjoy Freshly meals for yourself!

Enjoy!

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