Freshly Subscription Box Review + $60 Off Coupon – March 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 March 2019 Review
Exciting news – Freshly is now shipping countrywide! They’ve also introduced a bunch of really appetizing new menu items. My goal is always to cook more and eat out less but my work schedule is completely hectic right now. This week’s shipment is right on time! With Freshly, I save time and hassle but still get delicious, fresh and healthy meals.
For this week’s Freshly delivery, I’m excited to try a variety of Freshly’s lower carb (<35g carbs) menu items. I’ve been very successful on the keto diet. By limiting my carbs, I’m down 61 pounds! Freshly has meal options that are high in protein, paleo-friendly, vegan, gluten-free and low-carb. So not only are Freshly meals fresh, delicious and healthy, they also offer options that workaround a number of dietary restrictions. The menu lists the entrée name and number of the 6 meals I choose this week.
This popular dish features tender grilled flat-iron steak with mashed skin-on red potatoes topped with a creamy peppercorn sauce. The sauce is made with yogurt and mushrooms. On the side is sautéed French green beans and shaved carrots tossed with garlic, lemon, and herbs.
Calories: 480 | Fat: 27g | Carbs: 32g | Protein: 29g
This delicious dish is less than 500 calories, low carb, high protein and gluten and soy free. To heat this dish, microwave the entrée in the tray for 3 minutes and 30 seconds. I found the heating instructions for this dish and all the others to be accurate.
This is one of Freshly’s most popular meals and now I understand why! The flat-iron steak is so juicy and tender. It’s perfectly cooked. I find it easy to undercook or overcook French green beans but these were just the right texture. The green beans were fresh and lightly seasoned. I didn’t need to add any additional salt to this dish. I really enjoy it!
This classic chicken and potatoes dish features oven fried chicken in a savory white wine sauce and rustic carrots, pearl onions in mushrooms sprinkled with a bit of bacon. The chicken is paired with buttery skin-on red mashed potatoes.
Calories: 470 | Fat: 24g | Carbs: 31g | Protein: 33g
This cozy dish is less than 500 calories, low carb, high protein and gluten and soy free. To heat this dish, microwave the entrée in the tray for 3 minutes.
The Rustic Chicken was my least favorite dish this week. I found it a little bland and boring even with the added bacon. Bacon makes everything better! The meal was well cooked. I just think this was a poor choice for me as my favorite Freshly dishes have been the one ones with bold and sometimes spicy flavors.
This hearty dish features slow-cooked beef chili with a paleo twist. Ground beef and sweet potatoes (instead of beans) are slowly simmered in a three-chili sauce for a perfect blend of smoky and sweet flavors.
Calories: 300 | Fat: 10g | Carbs: 27g | Protein: 25g
This slightly spicy dish is less than 500 calories, paleo-friendly, low carb, high protein and gluten, dairy and soy free. To heat this dish, microwave the entrée in the tray for 2 minutes and 15 seconds.
This beef chili smelled so good heating in the microwave. I knew I was in for a treat! I think swapping out the beans for sweet potatoes was a risky move but it completely paid off. This chili is really spectacular with a hint of spice and a little bit of sweet. It’s my favorite dish this week!
This classic British comfort food features turkey stewed with carrots, onions, celery, and peas seasoned with fragrant herbs, rosemary, and thyme. The stew is covered with buttery skin-on red potatoes.
Calories: 460 | Fat: 28g | Carbs: 32g | Protein: 29g
This hearty dish is less than 500 calories, low carb, gluten and soy free. To heat this dish, microwave the entrée in the tray for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
This Shepherd’s Pie was better than I expected! My wires got crossed because I was totally expecting Pot Pie and what I hoped would be a delicious and flaky crust. So, when I went to heat this dish, I was disappointed from the start. But, it was delicious and had that same warm, home-cooked feel that comfort foods bring. It was like Thanksgiving in March!
This game-day alternative features oven fried chicken tossed in buffalo sauce. On the side is loaded mashed cauliflower mixed with Greek yogurt and topped with bacon, chives, and cheddar cheese.
Calories: 480 | Fat: 30g | Carbs: 16g | Protein: 34g
This spicy keto-friendly dish is less than 500 calories, low carb, high protein, gluten and soy free. To heat this dish, microwave the entrée in the tray for 3 minutes.
Freshly consistently makes excellent chicken. The chicken is always juicy, never dry, or overcooked. But, this was really just a chicken breast covered in buffalo sauce – nothing fancy. The mashed cauliflower was another story. The chives, bacon, and cheddar mixed in with perfectly cooked and mashed cauliflower was amazing! I wished for a double portion.
This classic Sicilian-American dish features oven-fried chicken breast topped with simple sugar-free marinara and creamy mozzarella cheese. Carb-heavy noodles are swapped for a side of garlicky broccoli sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
Calories: 440 | Fat: 24g | Carbs: 17g | Protein: 43g
This keto-friendly comfort dish is less than 500 calories, low carb, high protein, gluten and soy free. To heat this dish, microwave the entrée in the tray for 3 minutes and 15 seconds.
I usually have my Freshly meals for dinner but I carried this meal with me to work for lunch. My schedule is so busy right now that I often miss lunch without trying. I love the convenience of my Freshly meals. This chicken parm was really good but I do wish there was a little more mozzarella cheese on the chicken. The marinara sauce was fantastic. The broccoli could have been slightly more seasoned but the nutty parmesan cheese gave it a nice kick. I ate the entire meal in no time at all!
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 were the beef chili and steak peppercorn although you can’t really go wrong with the vast majority of Freshly chicken dishes. I’m super surprised at Freshly’s ability to keep these dishes keto-friendly and still offer potatoes and comfort food! 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 and ready in minutes, you should 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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