Tried & True: Freshly

I have certainly tried my share of prepared meals and food subscription services. For the most part many of them I found to just be okay. I mean, I didn’t have to cook or make a mess, but all the trials I have done always ended in just the trial. Thanks, but no thanks. Nothing to write home about!

But there’s something about Freshly I wanted to try, I’ve seen all the commercials and was pretty excited to give it a whirl.

My three-word review: Really, really, really good!  (Okay, I know that’s four words!) Would I order again? Yep. Would I recommend to family and friends? Yep. Would I buy for a holiday gift? Now that’s a really good idea!

For the person on your holiday shopping list that’s wishing for a personal chef this year after months of quarantine cooking, meals from Freshly are the next best thing (and a fraction of the price).

Freshly is a weekly subscription service delivering fresh (not frozen), chef-cooked meals that can be heated and served in 3 minutes. Unlike meal kits, all you need is a microwave, fork, and plate (optional!) to get a satisfying lunch or dinner on the table. They can pick from a menu of 30+ single-serve meals including classic comfort foods and twists on takeout favorites made with better-for-you ingredient swaps. Besides the meal being really delicious, I found the portions were generous really satisfied after eating one of the meals.  I have two kids so probably wouldn’t work for me on a regular basis thought I would love to always have meals available when my kiddos go out on the weekends and I’m home by myself.  The fact that I won’t have to cook or order takeout and could have a great tasting meal in minutes, winner-winner, chicken dinner!

And yes, if you’re looking to get a jump start on your holiday shopping, I think it’s a really great idea. Freshly has gift cards are available for 4, 6, 10 or 12 meals per week starting at $8.49/meal.


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