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Freshly offers a fresh perspective on a delivery meal service and may even fall under the category of a diet controlled service. The company focuses on healthy eating, so all of their meals are gluten-free and nut-free. The foods are made in a gluten-free, nut-free kitchen in Arizona so no cross-contamination occurs. Unlike other meal delivery companies, Freshly cooks the meals for you. You order a meal online and your food arrives fresh, not frozen and requires approximately 2 minutes of microwave heating to be meal ready. Using Freshly, you avoid shopping, cooking and cleaning after a meal. Instead, you are able to spend your time participating in enjoyable activities with a belly full of healthy food.

Based on the Paleo diet, Freshly focuses on proteins as a natural food to keep you feeling full, burning fat as fuel and allowing you to control your weight. Freshly uses only high-quality proteins, heart-healthy fats and natural carbohydrates without added sugars. Although they do not claim to be a diet delivery food service, Freshly provides a lot of information on ways to eat healthy to achieve weight maintenance and avoid health concerns. Each prepared gluten free meal ranges between 400 and 600 calories. You can find all the nutritional value and ingredients on the meal cards that are included in your delivery. They promote daily exercise and also encourage breakfast eating as a healthy way to increase metabolism and body functions. Plus, breakfast eaters are able to focus better which makes you more productive at work. All of these benefits sent to your door in a refrigerated box.

While not all of Freshly’s food choices are organic, they research their options and make the healthiest choices for you. Most of their meals are meat-based, so vegetarians are limited in their menu options. The meals range in calories from 400 to 600 and you select from 30 gluten-free meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Examples include chicken livorno, grilled flat iron steak and Denver omelets. You have 4 choices for your number of weekly delivered gluten-free meals: 4 meals per week at $12.50 per meal; 6 meals per week at $9.99 per meal; 9 meals per week at $9.99 per meal; 12 meals per week at $8.98 per meal. Keep in mind that if you order breakfast, lunch and dinner on one day, you are already at 3 meals per week, so your menu adds up quickly. The portion sizes are slightly more than normal so you should feel full following one serving.

Freshly’s kitchen is in Arizona. The chefs work together to create delicious, natural and healthy meals for you. Since the meals are prepared and cooked in Arizona, Freshly does not deliver to all states. As of January 2017, Freshly delivers to 29 states. The majority of places not included are in the Midwest such as Michigan and Ohio and in the Northeast such as New York, Maine and Boston. Deliveries take place Tuesday through Saturday, so plan your week accordingly.

Freshly is a subscription service. You are automatically sent weekly meals based on your meal plan. You do have the option to cancel a week or suspend your subscription. However, if you cancel completely, your account cannot be reactivated. Your meals can be refrigerated, but Freshly does not recommend freezing the meals unless absolutely necessary. Then, it is important to follow the re-heating instructions on the web-site.

How Freshly Works

First, you select your food delivery plan of 4, 6, 9 or 12 meals each week. Then, from a rotating menu of 30 gluten-free meals, you choose which foods you desire for the week. The meals arrive on your selected day in a refrigerated box. Transfer the meals to your refrigerator until you are ready to heat them in the microwave. You do not have to clean up and if you have leftovers, can use them for lunch the next day.

Pros

  • All meals are gluten-free and nut-free and cooked in a facility that does not use gluten or nuts.
  • Meals are cooked and delivered fresh so you spend less time cooking and cleaning.
  • Freshly uses all natural ingredients and is concerned about improving your overall health.
  • Freshly encourages exercise as part of your weekly activities.
  • Offers breakfast, lunch and dinner meals.
  • Packaging is recyclable and safe for septic system disposal of the gel.
  • All you need is a microwave to heat your delicious, natural and healthy meal.
  • Free shipping.

Cons

  • Freshly does not deliver to all states since the food is pre-cooked. Delivery times to states farther away from Arizona will interfere with the quality of the food.
  • If you cancel your subscription, you cannot reactivate it.
  • Meal plans are only 4, 6, 9 or 12, so if you have smaller needs, Freshly cannot fulfill.

To learn more, visit www.freshly.com

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