We’re foodies who don’t have time to cook food. Sure, we'd love to whip up a homemade dinner every night, but there’s always a barre class (or another TV show to watch on Netflix) that gets in the way. And with the popularity of food delivery apps like Seamless and GrubHub, we know we’re not the only ones who find ourselves in this same predicament. Don’t get us wrong—we love takeout, but we don’t exactly love the feeling we get the day after we eat a bowl of orange chicken or a few slices of greasy pizza.
We want real food without the work. That’s where Freshly comes in. The company delivers perfectly portioned meals right to your door. All you have to do is heat the meals and they're ready to be served. Some of our favorites were the Denver omelet, chicken burrito bowl, and steak peppercorn with roasted carrots. And the meals are really healthy. Most are under 500 calories and all are approved by Freshly’s resident doctor. They're also gluten-free with no artificial sweeteners, added sugars, or hormones, which is the long way to say this is real food—not something that comes from a science lab.
The company offers two different plans to purchase meals: Freshly Flex and Freshly Fit. Right now the company ships to the West Coast (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, and Utah), but Freshly has plans to expand to the Midwest and East Coast soon. People who choose Freshly Flex can opt to buy six, nine, or 12 meals a week, while Freshly Fit sends super healthy meals for every breakfast, lunch, and dinner all week long. The Freshly Fit service also gave us the opportunity to chat with the company’s coaches, who provide nutritional tips and advice to help us reach our health goals. We got so into the meals—and the fact that we never had to make trips to the supermarket—that we started serving them to friends when they came over. We, of course, acted like we slaved away in the kitchen for hours to craft such delectable dishes.
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