After spending two weeks trying to do a six-a-day meal prep, I’ve given up. It’s way too much work for me. Maybe work isn’t the right work, but it takes up way too much of my time.
I’ve been thinking a lot about one of those home delivery services for a while. I used to get my groceries delivered when I lived in California. So, why not take it to the next level and have the entire meal delivered.
After being at SXSW in Austin this year and hearing the Freshly founder, Michael Wystrach speak I really started to research the different companies that not only did home delivery but had a health element in their meals.
During my research I found there are organic fresh home delivery options popping up everywhere. Here are just a few:
- Blue Apron
- Sun Basket
- Freshly (This link will get you four free meals!)
All of these places send you food for the week that is fresh, organic, gluten free or some combination of it all. Though the one thing that made one stand out above all the others is the Freshly meals are prepped, cooked and ready to rock in roll. You just throw them in the microwave for 2 Minutes and you are on your way to shoving that fork in your mouth.
I did it. I decided to purchase the 12 meal plan and have four days of meals ready to go. Breakfast, lunch and dinner all ready no grocery store, no cleaning, cutting, boiling, anything.
Last Saturday, I got my first box. It was a good sized box and decently heavy. I was nervous about the portions. Normally, microwave meals leave me hungry craving more food or even sweets. I had to keep reminding myself, Freshly is not a Lean Cuisine. Once in the house, I couldn’t rip the box open fast enough. There they were all 12 beautifully packaged meals that would save so much time in my life.
Monday was my first day of taking food. I won’t lie, taking the egg scramble with a gluten free banana berry muffin as my first meal was dumb. It was hard to choke down because my tastebuds are so used to high fructose corn syrup and any other deadly sugar that is in unsuspecting foods.
By Tuesday, I was starting to get the hang of it. The chili, herb chicken and Denver omelette meals are incredibly delicious and I can’t wait to eat them next week again. The portions left me full like hold me over to the next meal and then some full. I was shocked.
On Wednesday, I had other people in the office asking me about Freshly. Did I like it? How did it work? Could I send them a referral link?
Thursday our office had Thanksgiving potluck and I filled my plate to the brim. My eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach. I didn’t even make a dent in the plate before I was full and miserable. I really wished I had eaten my Freshly meal instead.
Today was great, I ate a Denver omelette and Gluten Free Baked Penne Marinara. Ugh, so good. I have a couple meals left over because this week was active in the office and it was my grandfather’s birthday today, so we did dinner with him.
If you’re curious about Freshly, you can check out how the meals really look IRL on my Instagram.