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Factor_ – Keto and Paleo Friendly Meal Kit Review

Marne Orenich
ByMarne OrenichMar 26, 2020 | 8 comments

Factor_ - Keto and Paleo Friendly Meal Kit Review

Factor_ Meal Kit Review

Low-carb, keto and paleo-friendly subscription

Factor_, previously known as Factor 75, is a meal delivery service designed to simplify healthy eating. This low-carb, keto and paleo diet-friendly meal subscription service puts an emphasis on giving your body and mind “the nutrients needed to perform at their peak.”

Customizable options mean you can add-on extra fish or meat, protein packs, granola, and even wellness shots to your delivery. You’ll also receive access to experts to help coach you through your meal plan.

COUPON: Use code MSA90OFF to save $90 off your first three weeks of FACTOR!

by Marne Orenich, MSA Content Specialist, Takeout Queen
March 3, 2021| 8 comments

About Factor_

Factor_ Meal Plans Screenshot

Plans & Pricing

Choose from five weekly plans that get cheaper the more you order. Add-ons are available for an extra cost.

  • $60.00 for four meals/week ($15.00/meal)
  • $77.00 for six meals/week ($12.83/meal)
  • $99.00 for eight meals/week ($12.83/meal)
  • $138.00 for 12 meals/week ($11.50/meal)
  • $198.00 for 18 meals/week ($11.00/meal)

COUPON: Use code MSA90OFF to save $90 off your first three weeks of FACTOR!

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Factor_ delivers to all 48 contiguous states in the US.

  • The delivery window for all of our carriers is from 8 AM to 8 PM on delivery day.
  • You do not need to be home to receive your meals. Factor_ ships meals in insulated boxes with gel packs that will keep the box at refrigerated temperatures for quite a long time which have been thoroughly tested in all seasons across all climates.
  • Keep in mind that it is normal for the gel packs to be melted by the time they arrive. As long as they are cold to the touch, the meals are fresh and ready to be enjoyed!
  • Meals are fresh and delicious for at least 7 days after delivery, and there is an “Enjoy By” date printed on each of the packages.

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Preferences & Allergens

Screenshot of Factor_ website

What makes Factor_ a popular meal delivery subscription?

Factor_ offers a variety of options. Their meals span the gamut of dietary restrictions and popular diets, like keto, paleo, low-carb, slow carb, low sodium, low calorie, vegetarian, high protein and plant-based. You can also filter out allergens and customize for your preferred level of spiciness. There’s little preparation (other than opening the packages) and everything can be warmed in an oven or microwave. There’s almost no clean up, an added bonus for busy people looking to enjoy delicious, nutrient-rich meals that adhere to their eating plans.

Signing up

Screenshot of Factor_ meals on website

Once you put in your email address, zip code, and select a plan, it’s easy to choose your meals. Simply add the amount of each meal you’d like below the photo. As it gets closer to the delivery date, some meals can sell out and that will be noted.

Screenshot of filters used in meal selections on Factor_ website

There’s also a filter at the top left that allows you to choose your dietary needs.

Screenshot of meal featured on Factor_ website

When you hover over a meal, you can click to check out the ingredients & nutritional information.

Screenshot of Factor_ website

Once you click in, you’ll see all the pertinent information like ingredients, nutrition facts, and serving size, as well as a description of the meal.

Screenshot of Factor_ website

Once you’ve chosen your meals you’ll see the add-on page. Here, you can select extra fish, meat, granola, keto or protein “power packs”, and even wellness shots.

Screenshot of Factor_ website

Skipping weeks is easy. You’ll find it under your account settings as “future deliveries.”

My First Delivery and Meals

Factor_ meals

The meals come in microwave/oven safe trays with a cardboard sleeve.

 

Meatless Walnut Cauliflower Bolognese (Paleo, Plant-Based, Vegetarian)

Although it was quite wet after I took it out of the oven, I thoroughly enjoyed this walnut cauliflower bolognese over zucchini noodles. At first glance, I thought the zucchini wouldn’t be enough, but after plating, it was plenty. The walnut in the sauce provided a wonderful crunch that I’d never think to add on my own.

Quinoa Breakfast Skillet (Vegetarian)

My boyfriend Kurt and I split this one morning for a light breakfast even though it is a serving for one. I was actually impressed with the size of this meal since I probably wouldn’t make this amount of scrambled cage-free eggs for myself. I never thought to make quinoa for breakfast but it was super good with the black beans, zucchini, and red bell peppers that were added. This has inspired new breakfast ideas in me.

Paleo BBQ Salmon (Paleo)

This was the only recipe I chose that is marked as two servings. I will say that I find that shocking since I easily ate it all myself and I don’t think a tray of prepared food like this should ever contain more than one serving. Who would eat half of this and save the rest for later? Not me. That aside, I loved this dish. The salmon tasted fresh, the green beans were great, and even though I don’t love sweet potato, the mash was smooth and tasty. What I liked the most though was the BBQ sauce on the salmon. Honestly, some of the best I’ve ever had! If someone put this in front of me and told me they just made it, I’d believe it. This meal is close to worth the $12.83 cost for me since salmon can be pricy and it would take me about 30 minutes to make the whole thing.

Spiced Lentils with Sweet Potato Mash (Plant-Based, Vegetarian)

I love Brussels sprouts, so this was an easy win for me even if there is mashed sweet potato involved. I also love lentils and eat them as much as possible. The three main ingredients make up quite a bouquet of textures. The sprouts are halved and still crisp instead of soggy. The lentils bring some solid bits into the creamy mashed sweet potato. I think the flavor hit well here and even though I added some salt and pepper to the sprouts, they tasted fresh.

Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

This meal looks so good to me but I just am not the right person for it. I’m not a fan of sweet and sour flavors at all and this cauliflower is just slathered in it. There are chunks of pineapple and green pepper with coconut sugar mingling with the crunchy cauliflower to make up the main portion of this dish. The brown rice was cooked really well and tasted as I had just prepared it. Sadly I had to pass this beauty on to my roommate Tony who seemed to enjoy it.

Nutrition Coaching

Screenshot of Factor_ website

When you subscribe to Factor_, you receive a free 20-minute consultation with one of their dietitians that can help you create a personalized nutrition plan.

Screenshot of Factor_ website

As a subscriber, you have the option to purchase a month-to-month plan of coaching sessions including your own wellness coach, a digital diet dashboard, and a virtual food log for $139/month. You can also purchase a three-month option for $99/month.

My Verdict

Being able to pop a fresh-made meal into the oven or microwave for less than five minutes and have a complete dinner is kinda nice. I found these meals to be delicious and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. I’m really bad at nutrition as well and these are portion-controlled and seem generally quite healthy, especially if you’re following a diet like keto or paleo. If you have the money, but not the time or energy for meal prepping, I think Factor_ is a great option.

COUPON: Use code MSA90OFF to save $90 off your first three weeks of FACTOR!

Factor is a prepared meal subscription delivery service that sends high quality meals that are ready to heat, with optional snacks and drinks to go with your meal. Factor specializes in catering to dietary restrictions with an emphasis on keto. Factor also claims to use high quality, sustainably sou... read more.
Marne Orenich
Marne Orenich
Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Marne Orenich
Marne Orenich
Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.
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8 comments

Delcie Webb

I would like to cancel my subscription. Thanks.

Mallory @ MSA

Hi Delcie! To cancel your subscription, we recommend reaching out to Factor directly. We found this page on their site which may help: https://factor75.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/222888647-Can-I-cancel-my-subscription-at-any-time-

Beatriz quintana

Please cancel my subscription for my meal. Thank tou

Mallory @ MSA

Hi Beatriz! This is the subscription box review site My Subscription Addiction. We don’t have access to any account, shipping or payment information. We recommend contacting the subscription company directly. Please let us know if you need help finding the brand’s contact information, and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Maddie in PA

Lentils + mashed sweet potatoes does not look appetizing at all. I’m sure it tasted fine but.. yuck!

It’s hard to see the value in the vegetarian offerings. Just too pricey for what you get but I do appreciate ready-made vs. the meal plans that send ingredients that need full preparation, cooking, and clean-up.

Thank you for such a comprehensive review, Marne!

Marne Orenich

My pleasure, Maddie!

V

I am looking to sign up, the deal on their website is $20 off first 4 boxes

Ragan

Some of these have OK calories but like a 250 calorie meal would never be enough for me and I’d have to eat more. I am eating at least 2100 calories a day lately (I keep track and exercise appropriately and maintain about the same weight week-to-week). I get not wanting to go to the store right now (I am dreading it myself) but I don’t think something like this would work for me, and this is keeping in mind that my husband and I spend quite a lot of money on food compared to the average couple (there is a USDA chart somewhere).

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