What It’s Like to Subscribe to Factor
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How Factor Works
Joining factor is extremely easy - tell Factor how many meals you want each week and if you have any dietary restrictions like keto, vegan, or low-calorie.
Once you’re subscribed, you can either let them pick meals for you and they’ll follow your dietary needs, or you can look through the menu each week and pick the meals you want.
Meals then show up and you can store for up to a week and heat when you’re ready to eat.
Example Factor Recipes
- A standard garlic and herb chicken breast on cauliflower grits
- Keto-friendly sun-dried tomato chicken
- Keto mushroom burger
- Pesto salmon
- Italian sausage oreganato
- Vegetarian tamale bowl
Pricing is based on how many meals you order per week, regardless of how many people are eating the meals.
|Meals Per Week
||Price Per Meal
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Factor Pros and Cons
- Meals are delivered fully prepared and ready to heat
- Caters to multiple dietary restrictions
- Add-ons available to supplement meals
- Not for the chefs among us who love to cook
- Expensive over time - you get what you pay for though
- Not for those who want to avoid diet culture
What Diets Does Factor Accomodate?
||Is Factor Good For This Diet?
||Yes, multiple keto options
||Yes, multiple paleo options
||Yes, facilities are gluten free
||Yes, many options
||Yes, not as many as vegetarian but still doable
||Yes, some options
||Yes, many options, but portions may be small if you’re looking to bulk up
||Yes, many options
||Yes, numerous options
What Else You Should Know About Factor
Factor is a very straightforward meal subscription, but it helps to be prepared - make sure you have fridge/freezer space cleared ahead of time, and set reminders to pick your meals if you don’t want to let them pick for you.
If you’re willing to do some dishes, you can try to mix it up and bring out different flavors of your Factor meals by skipping the microwave and getting out your skillet, pots, or pans to heat over the stove or in the oven.
Is Factor Worth It?
Factor is priced a little more expensive than your average fast food meal, but is significantly healthier and just as fast (if not faster!) since all you have to do is heat and eat. If you enjoy saving time, eating healthy, sticking to a diet, and you’re willing to pay a little bit more than you would at the grocery store, Factor is the perfect option.
If you don’t need your food prepared and/or you don’t need to stick to any particular diet, then you might find other more affordable options.
How Factor Compares
Factor_ VS HelloFresh: Factor is actually part of the HelloFresh family, and the main difference between these two is that Factor is a prepared meal catering to specific diets like keto, and HelloFresh is not prepared and is more generic. Because of that, HelloFresh is also more affordable. Factor starts at $11 and HelloFresh starts at $7.49 per meal.
Factor_ VS Home Chef: The main difference between these two is that Home Chef is not fully prepared, and Home Chef does not cater as much to specific dietary needs. Home Chef does, however, come portioned and ready to cook, but it’s not fully prepared and so not as fast. Home Chef is part of the Kroger family, which means you also have the option of finding their meals in-stores too if you choose. Factor starts at $11 and Home Chef starts at $9 per meal.
Factor_ VS Freshly: These are both prepared food delivery services, so they are both fast, but Freshly does not cater to dietary needs as strongly, and saves you money in the process. Factor starts at $11 and Freshly starts at $9 per meal.