Here me out. Jeremy travels out of town for work all the time. It’s hard for me to cook for a 6 year old, and a 2 year old and myself. By time we get home, we are all hungry and ready to eat. Liam will be happy with fish sticks or chicken noodle soup every day, and Blaine will eat just about everything, including all of the things Liam didn’t eat. I wasn’t never eat healthy when Jeremy is out of town for work, and it’s starting to take a toll on my body.
I knew I had to make a change. SO I started looking into different meal delivery services. I looked into meal delivery serviced that offered pre made meals. I’m not one to eat the same thing for days in a row, and I know my boys won’t either! I finally decided on Freshly Meals, and here’s what sold me.
I knew I didn’t want a food delivery service that I had the ingredients sent to me and cook the meal.That can be done that by grocery shopping, or using what I have at home. My boys would be happy with quick meals, but I need something quick, healthly, and simple for me.
So I decided on Freshly meals. I was nervous because I’ve never tried any kind of meal delivery service. I wasn’t sure if they actually lived up to their title, and if it was actually worth the money. Cause let’s face it, I’m on a teacher budget over here!
There are a lot of meal delivery services out there right now, but let me tell you why Freshly is different.
These things are what sold me on ordering Freshly meals:
- It’s never frozen
- It’s already made for you (no prep or cooking involved!)
- It is so easy to warm up and ready within minutes!
- Variety of meals to chose from
- I can skip delivery weeks if I don’t want to order that week at no extra charge.
About Freshly meals
All meals are portioned well, which make them have lower calories, carbs, and fat content. Their chefs use natural sugars, minimal processed foods, and they are really good at sneaking in veggies without me even knowing! You can select specific diet plans so and it will only show you meals that are offered on that specific plan. For example, if you want dairy free meals, they only show you the dairy free meals, so easy! Also, all of their meals are gluten-free and they even offer Freshlyfit meals which are even healthier!
What’s even better is their customer service. The day after I put in my first order, I got a phone call from Freshly asking if I had any questions about how Freshly works, and if there was anything I needed. I was amazed! I’ve never had a company follow up with me after I’ve ordered, and before I’ve even received the product!Right then I knew, I had made the right choice!
I asked about when they would be delivered. Living in Texas, I was worried about them sitting on the front porch, especially when the Texas heat starts to kick in. She informed me of how they package their meals to keep them good for up to 12 hours. They come in a large box with foam padding, and two extra large gel cool packs (which are reusable, we saved some of ours in the freezer to keep for coolers if needed) – one underneath the meals, and one on the top of the meals.
I was so excited to open my first box on Monday when I got home from work. Everything was packaged just as she said it would be, and all the meals were still really cold! I checked out each meal I ordered and they all looked so yummy! The first meal I tried was the sausage penne because I’m a pasta gal!
I was nervous about it tasting weird or having a weird texture from being warmed up in the microwave, but it didn’t have either of those things. I cooked the meal according to the directions, cook for 3 minutes, and let it sit for 2 minutes. Then, I took it out of the container and put in on a paper plate to let it cool. First bite of sausage, penne, cheesy, saucy goodness was just as delicious as the last bite! The noodles were fresh, sauce had really good flavor, I didn’t taste the zucchini chunks, cheese was the perfect amount, and I liked that the sausage had a little kick to it! Recommend 10 out of 10!
Here is one week of meals I chose! These are all so good, but the Chicken ‘N’ Dumplings was my lease favorite, but still good!
Changing & Selecting Meals
I only order Freshly meals when I know Jeremy is going to be gone for several days. I ordered two weeks in a row, and skipped a few weeks. Then ordered again for another week. It’s so nice that I can easily change my meals each week, or choose to skip weeks all within the app. If you forget to change your meals, it sends you what you ordered the previous week.
I set a reminder within the app to notify me each Thursday. This notification tells me when it’s time to update my meals, or skip that week before the order is put in. I chose for the orders to be put in on a Thursday, and they would be delivered on a Monday. You can chose your plan when you first sign up. You can change your plan within the app if needed. I chose to do the 5 meals a week plan!
They also add new one or two meals weekly, so you aren’t stuck eating the same things week after week!
Favorite Freshly Meals I’ve Tried
Here are a few of my favorite meals if you aren’t sure what to order! Just so you know, I do not have any special diet needs. You should pick a plan that fits your needs.
- Sausage Baked Penne
- Golden-Oven Fried Chicken and Mash
- Cauliflower Shell Beef Bolognese
- Freestyle Beef Lasagna
- Homestyle Chicken with Masterful Mac & Cheese
- Steak Peppercorn
- Zingy Buffalo Chicken with Loaded Cauliflower Mash ( Freshlyfit)
Coupon and discounts!
Below are a few codes you can use to help get you started! They are definitely worth using! Especially if you aren’t sure and want to try it out for a week or two! You can always cancel subscription anytime with no fees!
NOTE **Just to be open with you, I these links are affiliated with Freshly, which means I earn a small amount of commission if you decide to order with them. This is at no extra cost to you, it is something the company does with their affiliates. Also, if you aren’t familiar with me from my Instagram, then I’d like you to know that I ONLY promote products that I truly believe in and are worth the money. I am affiliated with other companies, but don’t promote them all because I didn’t believe in their product.**
Use this link below to sign up today!
Use code PESTO for $15 off your first 4 orders.
Use code rad40x for $40 off your first 2 orders.
or use code get60 to get $60 off ($12 off each order) your first 5 orders.
So I hope you take the plunge and order. I truly love this meal service and wouldn’t write this much about it if I didn’t think it’s worth it! If you decide to order, PLEASE come back to visit the Life on Forever.Six.Acres tab and comment how you like it! Good or bad! I wanna know about your meals and your favorite ones!
Can’t wait to hear what your thoughts are!