Freshly Subscription Box Review + $60 Off Coupon – January 2019
Freshly is a gourmet food subscription service that is designed to help people eat healthier without taking the time to prepare the meal themselves. They send out 4, 6, 9, or 12 chef-made, fresh, never frozen, prepared meals each week. Freshly delivers meals that are all natural and gluten-free. Each meal is made with no refined sugars, high-quality protein, and nutrient-dense veggies.
This review is for the 6-meal plan, which cost $59.99 per week, including shipping.
Freshly updates their menu weekly with dozens of options for you to choose from. All meals are fresh, never frozen and peanut and gluten-free. Each single-serving meal is fully prepared and ready to eat in around 3 minutes. Meals are delivered to your door in a recyclable refrigerated box with ice packs.
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About Freshly Meal Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Freshly
The Cost: Freshly meal plans cost $49.99 (4 meals), $59.99 (6 meals), $89.99 (9 meals) or $107.99 (12 meals) per week and shipping is included.
The Products: Healthy single-serving meals that are fully prepared and ready to eat in minutes.
Ships To: Continental US
Freshly January 2019 Review
Exciting news – Freshly is now shipping countrywide! They’ve also introduced a bunch of really appetizing new menu items. This week’s shipment came right on time! If you’re anything like me, you’re probably already wavering on your New Year resolution to cook more and eat out less. Freshly is win-win! You save time and hassle but still get delicious, fresh and healthy meals.
For this week’s Freshly delivery, I’m excited to try the new menu items. I received chicken, beef, pork, fish, turkey, and vegetarian Italian, Asian and Lebanese inspired dishes. The menu lists the entrée name and numbers of the 6 meals I choose. There was a last minute swap so I received the Turkey Meatballs & Linguine with Spicy Arrabbiata instead of the Sausage & Peppers with Cauliflower rice.
This yummy dish features meatballs made with eggs, cheese, Italian spices, and oatmeal served on top of brown-rice linguine with spicy arrabbiata sauce and shredded parmesan cheese.
Calories: 490 | Fat: 19g | Carbs: 53g | Protein: 34g
This spicy dish is less than 500 calories, gluten and soy free and high in protein. Instructions for microwaving the entrée in the tray call for 2 minutes and 30 seconds and I found these heating instructions to be accurate.
Two things really surprised me about this dish. The first is that it’s under 500 calories which seems almost impossible for a pasta dish with 4 large meatballs. It’s a very generous and filling portion. The second is the pasta. It’s gluten-free brown-rice linguine and is honestly indistinguishable for regular linguine in taste. I’m still blown away! My favorite part of this dish was the spicy arrabbiata sauce and fire-roasted tomatoes. It’s full of flavor with just the right amount of spice. I really enjoyed this meal.
This delicious Tuscan-inspired entrée contains chicken breast on top of Great Northern beans with kale, tomatoes, bacon and mixed vegetables.
Calories: 380 | Fat: 15g | Carbs: 22g | Protein: 39g
This dish is gluten, dairy and soy free and low in calories. It’s also low in carbs and high in protein making it a keto-friendly option. Instructions for microwaving the entrée in the tray call for 3 minutes and 15 seconds and I found these heating instructions to be accurate.
Freshly consistently makes excellent chicken. The chicken is always juicy and flavorful which I personally find it difficult to do with chicken breast. This Livorno chicken was no exception. It’s great. But, the real highlight of this dish is the beans. Great Northern beans are my favorite, add the thick cut and smoky bacon and I couldn’t get enough! The kale was fresh and not overcooked and the fire-roasted tomatoes add an extra burst of flavor. This was by far my favorite dish!
This filling dish contains salmon cakes made with potatoes, Greek yogurt, eggs and Asian flavors topped with a light teriyaki sauce and a side of green beans.
Calories: 460 | Fat: 20g | Carbs: 54g | Protein: 18g
This dish is gluten-free, less than 500 calories and contains healthy omega-3s and fiber. Instructions for microwaving the entrée in the tray call for 2 minutes and 30 seconds and I found these heating instructions to be accurate.
I really enjoyed the salmon cakes! Unlike other cakes I’ve tried that are full of breading and contain very little fish, these cakes are choke full of salmon and very tasty. The teriyaki sauce added just a touch of sweetness to the cakes and brown rice. The green beans, while cooked well, were bland – lacking the sesame-garlic oil and chili flakes.
This savory dish features shredded pork in a rosemary and thyme gravy, roasted carrots and kale cooked with bacon and fire-roasted tomatoes.
Calories: 370 | Fat: 20g | Carbs: 22g | Protein: 27g
This dish is low in calories, high in fiber, paleo, and keto-friendly. It’s also gluten, dairy and soy free. Instructions for microwaving the entrée in the tray call for 3 minutes and 15 seconds and I found these heating instructions to be accurate.
I loved all the fresh vegetables in this dish. The carrots were cooked perfectly and delicious. The kale was rich, earthy and not overdone. The roasted tomatoes were so fresh and favorable. I didn’t too much care for the pork – not for the taste but rather the texture. I would have liked it better if it was pulled pork with thicker pieces of meat. The pork is so tender that shredding the meat almost gives it the texture of chunky tuna. Other than that, the dish was very flavorful and perfectly cooked.
This fragrant dish contains seasoned beef meatballs made with eggs, oat bran and feta on top of sautéed spinach, chickpeas, tomatoes, raisins and almonds topped with tahini sauce.
Calories: 540 | Fat: 31g | Carbs: 49g | Protein: 31g
This dish is gluten and soy free and high in protein. Instructions for microwaving the entrée in the tray call for 2 minutes and 30 seconds and I found that I needed to add another 30-45 seconds to fully heat the meatballs.
The mint, cardamom and cumin spices in this dish smell amazing! I mixed in the tahini with the sautéed spinach and chickpeas and it tasted great that way. However, I found the meatballs were not very flavorful on their own. It would have been nice if the tahini came in a container on the side so that I could pour it on top of the meatballs. When mixed all together, the flavors came together nicely so, I enjoyed the meal as a whole.
This classic Italian dish contains roasted and pureed butternut squash on top of a creamy risotto made with parmesan cheese, mushrooms and onions sprinkled with roasted pumpkin seeds.
Calories: 490 | Fat: 27g | Carbs: 56g | Protein: 12g
This vegetarian dish is gluten and soy free and less than 500 calories. Instructions for microwaving the entrée in the tray call for 2 minutes and 30 seconds and I found these heating instructions to be accurate.
I only picked a vegetarian dish to have a well-rounded selection for this review so, I definitely didn’t expect it to be one of my favorite dishes this week. This risotto is amazing! It’s so creamy and comforting. In this dish, the various textures worked in perfect balance. The softness of the rice, the slightly firm roasted butternut squash and the almost crunchy pumpkin seeds blended together perfectly. This is comfort food at its finest. Yum!
The Verdict: I’m a big fan of Freshly meals. They are consistently fresh, well-portioned, flavorful and healthy without sacrificing taste. My favorite dishes this week was the Chicken Livorno (a must try!) and the Butternut Squash Risotto. I’d also buy the spicy arrabbiata sauce on the Turkey Meatballs & Linguine by the gallon if I could. It was so good! I followed all the microwaving instructions and with the exception of one dish, I found them to be spot on. I can’t wait to try other Freshly meals on the new menu. If you want the convenience of having fresh, already prepared meals that are delicious, gluten-free and ready in minutes, you should give definitely give Freshly a try!
To Wrap Up:
Can I get this box if I sign up today? The Freshly menu changes weekly, so you’ll have an awesome variety of meals to choose from.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $59.99 including shipping which is $9.99 per meal. Freshly meals are high quality, the dishes are made with healthy and fresh ingredients and Freshly offers free at-home delivery with no prep work or cooking. I think this is an excellent value.
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