🍱 Freshly Is A Busy Mom's Dream Come True

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By Laura McElwain Colquhoun, publisher of Macaroni KID Pasadena-Severna Park-Glen Burnie, Md. March 22, 2022

My husband is a tough food critic, so I am always trying out new and different recipes, hoping to find ones that he will like. Then there's my 7-year-old son, who is a picky eater and will only eat a few foods willingly, making mealtimes often challenging in our house.

These scenarios leave me searching for new ways to please discerning palates, which is why I was excited when I heard about Freshly, with their FRESH (not frozen) chef-prepared ready-to-eat meals delivered right to my doorstep. I eagerly jumped at the opportunity to try new dishes.

Freshly provided me with compensation to facilitate this review. As always, my opinions are 100% my own.

Great selection of meals

I involved my family from the beginning, so we each chose two Freshly meals that we wanted to try. It was super easy to find and search for meals. In fact, the only hard part was choosing from the impressive number of options. 

There was something for every taste bud out there, including the picky eaters in my family.

The meals are packaged in individual portion sizes, so we each chose something for ourselves. It was like eating at a restaurant, but at home, with each of us eating a different meal of OUR choosing at the same time. 

Options for all dietary needs

I was impressed with the number of options for those with special dietary needs. Their FreshlyFit is a menu of high-protein, carb-smart, and calorie-conscious meals. There are 500 calories or less in every FreshlyFit meal, and carb-smart options have less than 20g of carbs per serving.

Whatever your lifestyle, Freshly has you covered—with gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and low-calorie meal options. You can easily search for meals with those criteria. 

Yummy meals

All six of our meals were not only fresh, but full of wonderful flavors. All meals are made with clean, whole-food ingredients and are DELICIOUS.

I loved the varied and unique meals. My husband and I both raved over Zingy Buffalo Chicken With Loaded Cauliflower. I have never had a more delicious cauliflower dish, and I savored every bite. If only I could have had seconds or thirds!

I love that the Freshly chefs use clever swaps and sneaky veggies to craft meals with unexpected twists—so every bite is as nutritious as it is delicious. My son never knew that pieces of butternut squash were in his mac & cheese. Score!

Freshly makes dinnertime easy

Our box was well-insulated with big ice packs that can be reused. You don't have to worry about the temperature of the food when it arrives—the inside of the box is as cold as a refrigerator. All you have to do is put your Freshly meals in your fridge until you're ready to eat them. So convenient! 

The BEST part—each meal can be heated in the microwave in three minutes. Yes, THREE minutes! Dinnertime has never been so EASY!

A perfect fit

Freshly was perfect for my whole family! We loved eating high quality, fresh meals. And my entire experience could not have been any easier, from ordering to eating. 

The pressure was off of me, both in the time it takes to plan and make meals, but Freshly also gave me a break from finding fun and different dishes. My family and I look forward to trying out other dishes soon—and also ordering our favorites again too.

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