The 10 Best Freshly Meals To Try Right Now
Sample these fan favorite meals from Freshly, all of which can be ready to eat in three minutes or less.
Eating nutritious meals can be difficult when you have a full and active life with little time (or patience) for grocery shopping and cooking every night. You may have tried a few meal subscription boxes, which arrived with tons of ingredients and complicated recipes or took too long to prepare. So what’s a busy, health-conscious person like yourself to do? Give Freshly a try.
Freshly is a meal subscription box that offers ready-to-eat chef-cooked meals for one. (Who doesn’t want their very own personal chef?) All you have to do is pop your Freshly meals in the microwave for 3 minutes (or less) and enjoy. You can choose from over 50 Freshly menu items each week, and you can even filter those choices by your unique dietary needs whether you’re looking for options that are dairy-free, gluten-free, low-carb, plant-based, nut-free, and more. And, Freshly meals range from 250-550 calories, with the average coming in at just over 400 calories. No wonder Freshly made our Best Weight-Loss Meal Delivery Services list.
Meal choices change weekly, but don’t worry: Customer favorites will always be available. With so many options, there is always something for everyone. Let’s have a look at some of the best recipes available from Freshly right now.
How much does Freshly cost per meal?
Freshly meal plans are available in five different options with the price per meal decreasing the more meals you get.
- Four meals per week ($11.79 per meal)
- Six meals per week ($9.99 per meal)
- Eight meals per week ($9.49 per meal)
- Ten meals per week ($9.29 per meal)
- Twelve meals per week ($8.99 per meal)
Get $15 off any plan each week for 4 Weeks with code LAUNCH15.
Best Freshly Meals
2. Chicken Tikka Masala
3. Masterful Meatballs
4. Pork Carnitas
5. Harvest Time Chicken Risotto
6. Middle Eastern Falafel Bowl
7. Chile Rojo Pork
8. Homestyle Chicken
9. Slow-Simmered Beef Bowl
10. Carved Thanksgiving Turkey
This hearty meal includes a perfectly grilled flat-iron steak topped with a creamy peppercorn and porcini mushroom sauce. The steak is served over a bed of mashed red potatoes and is sure to satisfy even the meatiest of meat-eaters. Freshly makes sure to pack multiple servings of vegetables into every meal, and the steak peppercorn is no exception. This dish also comes with a side of French green beans and sautéed carrots tossed with garlic oil, lemon, and herbs.
Chicken thighs add extra flavor to any dish, and the chicken tikka masala is no exception. The chicken is served with a vegetable biryani (diced carrots, green beans, and peas), fragrant basmati rice, and a creamy masala sauce that will have your tastebuds begging for more.
One of the best things about Freshly meals is that the chefs “sneak” extra vegetables in to give you that extra healthy boost. The mushrooms and spinach blended into these beef meatballs make them even heartier and—as if the chefs couldn’t be sneakier—the gluten-free brown rice pasta is tossed in a veggie mixed marinara with a hint of honey for sweetness. This is a classic Italian dish with a healthy twist.
Gluten-free and high in protein, this Mexican favorite will liven up any boring dinner routine. The cheesy dish comes with basmati rice, black beans, colorful peppers, and pulled pork and is sure to leave you feeling full and satisfied. The slow-roasted pork is juicy and savory, but beware: it’s a little spicy!
This dish has butternut squash done three ways: diced and seasoned with cinnamon, pureed and mixed into arborio rice, and blended with nutmeg to make a delicious gravy. Topped with a grilled chicken breast and grated parmesan cheese, we can’t think of a better cool weather dinner.
Homemade falafel is no easy feat, but thankfully a Freshly chef has completed the challenge for you. This dish is a low-calorie, dairy-free, plant-based, gluten-free dream. So many flavors come together to make the falafel bowl, from roasted tri-colored peppers to lemon-tahini and cilantro. Try this dish on a meatless Monday and find yourself enjoying eating healthy.
This is arguably the most flavorful Freshly meal on the list! Juicy and tender sous-vide cooked pork chunks topped with a California, pasilla, and Arbol chile sauce create a celebration of tantalizing flavors. The pork comes with lime and cilantro basmati rice and slow-braised black beans cooked with turkey bacon, onions, jalapeno peppers, and spices.
A chicken breast hand-breaded with gluten-free almond flour and oven-fried, this dish is as delicious as it is diet-friendly (only 560 calories). The chicken is served with a masterful mac and cheese—noodles made from brown rice and cheese sauce made with butternut squash—that makes it mouthwatering, yet healthier than your average pasta dish. Plus, this Freshly meal comes with a side of garlicky green beans to top it off.
This Freshly meal swaps out kidney beans for roasted sweet potatoes for a fresh twist on the classic chili recipe. The beef bowl is slow-simmered with bell peppers, onions, celery, and tomatoes for the traditional flavor that you crave. It also has a subtle kick thanks to the three chile powder blend. When it’s cold outside, we promise you’ll want to curl up with this hearty bowl and a good book.
Who else wishes they could eat Thanksgiving turkey year-round? Lean turkey slices are paired with creamy mashed potatoes and green bean casserole with a twist, so you don’t have to wait for one day a year to indulge. Bonus: this Freshly meal is high-flavor but low-carb.
How long will Freshly meals last?
Freshly meals are prepared and refrigerated, so shelf life lasts for about a week. All of the meals include individual use-by dates right on the package to help you keep track of what to eat by when. Some meals, like ones with seafood, are best if eaten sooner. (Freshly includes a sticker on the box to give you a heads up.)
If you’re ever unable to eat all of your meals before their expiration date, feel free to freeze them until you’re ready! Just make sure to microwave them for a couple minutes longer to bring the meal up to the recommended internal temperature.