Factor 75 Meal Delivery Subscription Box Review – October 2018
Factor 75 is a meal delivery subscription service that sends meals that are organic & fully-prepared. All their food is also non-GMO sugar, soy, antibiotic, hormone, gluten-free and they make it easy to see what meals are ketogenic and paleo. Their name comes from the idea that 75% of your fitness level comes from your diet, and they have designed their meals to make that 75% easy with their service.
This is a review of a 6-meal box which costs $77.
Factor 75 meals come sealed in individual, completely BPA-free CPET individual plastic containers that are safe for food storage and heating in the oven. The shipping boxes are insulated and packed with gel-packs that come with instructions for recycling the packaging.
About Factor 75
The Subscription: Factor 75
The Cost: $60/week for 4 meals, $77/week for 6 meals a week, $99/week for 8 meals a week, $138/week for 12 meals a week, and $198/week for 18 meals a week.
The Products: Factor 75 delivers organic meals, made with non-gmo, sugar, soy, antibiotic, hormone, and gluten free ingredients. Their meals come fresh (never frozen) and fully pre-made.
Ships to: US (all 48 contiguous states; no delivery to Alaska or Hawaii)
Factor 75 October 2018 Review
Their menu changes weekly – here’s a look at their current menu as of 10/6. You can see they have icons to indicate ketogenic, low slow carb, dairy-free, paleo, and spicy.
Now, for the meals!
Grass-fed Burger with Tomato Bacon Chutney
570 calories, 39g fat, 44g protein, 14g carbs, 4g fiber
This burger was so very good! This was the first meal I tried from this delivery and the burger patty was a nice size and I was really happy that the broccoli was cooked to a perfect texture. The ball of seasoned butter that was on top in the microwavable tray added a lot of fat and flavor, but the winner of this dish was the tomato-bacon chutney. Seriously – I may have to try to find a recipe for something like it! It was sweet and savory, the acidity cut the fat of the beef perfectly, and it really made this dish. I will say that I think 570 calories is a little high for a beef burger patty and side of broccoli but it was a nice sized portion and has a good amount of fat, so I think that must be where it adds up.
Beef & Zucchini Keto Bowl with Cauliflower Rice
510 calories, 39g fat, 35g protein, 14g carbs, 4g fiber
This bowl was also really good! It was flavorful and the cauliflower rice was done well and was a good replacement for typical rice. I loved the zucchini in this dish, though I wish there had been more. Also, I added some sour cream to this because I felt like it added to it! This is a Keto (ketogenic) dish and comes to 10g net carbs for the whole thing.
Chicken Burrito Bowl with Quinoa
560 calories, 21g fat, 46g protein, 51g carbs
Burrito bowls are a common meal at my house so I wanted to try Factor 75’s version, too. It includes quinoa instead of rice to keep it gluten-free, and has sides of house-made salsa roja and pico de gallo. At first glance I was a little underwhelmed, thinking the portion was small, but once it was plated there was actually a large portion here. This is something I actually found to be true of most of the meals – they looked smaller to me in the trays than they did when plated. The chicken was not even a little dry, this dish was flavored well, and the salsa was truly fantastic. I loved that salsa. It wasn’t spicy and had fresh flavors and completed the dish perfectly. I wish there had been more bell peppers because those are my favorite, but overall this meal was great.
530 calories, 28g fats, 38g protein, 30g carbs, 7 g fiber
I’ve never tried chicken vesuvio before, so I selected this for my shipment. I feel like a bit of a broken record saying this again but this dish was better than I expected, and was truly delicious! The chicken is made with olive oil and Italian herbs and they included a lemon wedge to squeeze over it when plated, and the sides are peas, artichoke hearts, and locally-grown purple potatoes. The peas & artichokes were my favorite part of this dish. The chicken was moist and flavorful. The potatoes were cubed a little small and felt like a size more appropriate for a hash or something, but that’s a super minor gripe.
Applesauce Pork Tenderloin
350 calories, 7g fat, 38g protein, 37g carbs, 7g fiber
This dish was actually my least favorite, but I still liked it. The pork wasn’t fatty or dry, and the asparagus wasn’t overdone. My favorite part of this dish was the sweet potatoes, actually.
Paleo BBQ Grilled Salmon
450 calories, 17g fat, 38g protein, 34g carbs, 5g fiber
When I saw a fish dish offered I had to try it to see what it would be like from a pre-made meal service. I used to work at a seafood restaurant and I’m picky with my salmon. This was the last dish I tried this week and it was a perfect end to my Factor 75 experience! The salmon was not overcooked! The green beans were cooked to the right texture, though they needed a little salt. The sweet potatoes are the same ones that were my favorite part of the pork dish, and the real stand-out here was the homemade, paleo BBQ sauce. The BBQ sauce is made with zero added sugars and apple cider vinegar. Fantastic!
The Verdict: It’s possible I approached my Factor 75 box with lower expectations, but I was really pleasantly surprised with my experience! The meal portions, flavors, and quality were all excellent. Nothing tasted off, no vegetables were mushy, no meat was dry. Also, I have to say that Factor 75 is nailing it with their sauces and toppings here: the tomato-bacon chutney, salsa, and paleo BBQ sauce were all fantastic and really completed their respective dishes very well. I think the fact that they’re house-made with quality ingredients and minimal to no added sugar made a big difference. I think that the high standards Factor 75 has for their ingredients (organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised, non-GMO, preservative-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and antibiotic- and hormone- free) was evident, and I felt good about eating these meals.
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The Factor 75 menus change weekly and you need to lock in orders before shipments go out.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $77 for 6 meals, which averages to $12.83 per meal. I think this is quite a decent value considering the high quality of the meals with healthy, organic, and fresh ingredients and the convenience of at-home delivery with no prep work or cooking!
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