A few months ago I joked that I wanted to be a food critic that ate delicious food and blogged about it. Well, this week that dream became a little bit more real. If you watched my Insta Stories over the past week you saw that I received a shipment of meals from a company called Freshly. These gourmet single serving meals are cooked by a chef and then delivered right to your door!
As a mom, I appreciate a healthy and delicious meal that requires no shopping, no prep, and no clean up. And this is exactly Freshly’s mission. In less time than it takes to preheat the oven, the meal is hot and ready for you to eat. The meals are delivered fresh and can be eaten at home or on the go. As long as you have access to a microwave oven, you are good to enjoy!
My favorite aspect of Freshly is that every perfectly portioned meal is gluten free!!! As someone who has been gluten free for almost 10 years I am so thrilled that every meal I saw on their menu I could eat guilt free! The meals are also low carb, high protein and never contains any processed sugars. And when you’re done, every part of the container you eat your meal in is recyclable!
Use my special code IG639 for first time users to receive $20 off a 6 meal plan!! That’s 6 meals for only $39.99.
I received four meals to try. On the menu each week there are 25 different meals you can choose from for lunch or dinner and 5 additional meals you can choose from for breakfast. And there are 4, 6, 9, and 12 meal plans. Honestly, it was difficult to choose just four meals because they all sounded and looked incredible. Breakfast options included omelettes, frittatas, and paleo quinoa porridge. Lunch and dinner options included shrimp fajita, soy ginger chicken, baked penne marinara, roasted turkey, and homestyle meatloaf. Is your mouth watering yet? I guarantee you will find numerous meals you will absolutely fall in love with! The four meals I chose to order are the steak peppercorn, the seafood risotto with shrimp and bay scallops, Jamaican style jerk chicken, and peach balsamic pork chop.
The first meal I ate was the peach balsamic pork chop. I work from home doing multiple jobs including being a mom to a toddler and an infant, so eating quickly is a reality. I often don’t have time to cook a heated meal myself or even put together a cold salad, so having a healthy meal that is ready within a few minutes that I can eat from the package and not have to clean a dish afterwards is a special treat for me. To be honest, I was expecting the pork chop to be on the dry side or cold in the middle once heated since it was so thick, but I was pleasantly surprised to find the pork chop was cooked through and super juicy. There was a lot of flavor to the peach balsamic sauce and I felt guilt free eating the side of broccoli and carrots. The portion size was just right and left me full but not bloated.
The second meal I tried was the seafood risotto with shrimp and scallops (my favorite proteins!). I’m not going to lie, this was my favorite meal! There was so much flavor and enough seafood in every single bite! I expected there to be a minimal amount of seafood and a mountain of risotto, but it was actually the other way around. I had multiple scallops in each bite. And despite the fact that the meal was microwaved, the seafood did not taste rubbery at all. It still tasted fresh and creamy! And if you looked close enough, there was asparagus in the risotto so I still had my veggie fill, too! Again, it was just the right amount, although I could have splurged and had a whole other helping because it was so delicious.
The third and final meal I tried was the jerk chicken. This meal did not disappoint like the rest of the meals. The chicken was tender and juicy and the rice was flavorful and plentiful. I also made some brownie points with my husband by giving him the steak peppercorn meal to take to work with him. He reported back that the steak was tender and juicy and wasn’t overcooked. He said he loved the fact that the steak wasn’t well done despite heating it in the microwave. He said it had great flavor and tasted fresh like I had just made it myself in the kitchen. (Well thanks babe, I’m blushing that he actually compared my cooking skills to that of the real chefs that made these Freshly meals)!
To look at all the meals on the menu and to sign up for your meals this week, please visit the Freshly website https://www.freshly.com and to follow on Instagram click here https://www.instagram.com/getfreshly/ and on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/freshly
And don’t forget to use my special code IG639 for first time users to receive $20 off a 6 meal plan!! That’s 6 meals for only $39.99.