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The Top 6 Reasons Why Prepared Meals Will Make Eating Healthier Way Easier

Kristin Ciccone Gole
Apr 13, 2020

Sure, we may be biased, but there’s something truly life-changing about having dinner handled—especially when it tastes great and is full of good-for-you nutrients. Whether you’re juggling a busy life, trying to lose weight, or bored with your recurring takeout orders, prepared meal delivery can help you accomplish your healthy living goals (or just your easy living goals).

At Freshly, we are committed to making food that’s delicious, healthy, and convenient—not one or two, but all three. With your meals all set, you’ll have more time and less stress—lunch and dinnertime will become a heck of a lot more enjoyable. Here’s why: 

1. You'll save time

There is a time and a place for chopping, sautéing, and roasting, but for some, meal prep can be a burden rather than a joy. Or maybe you love cooking but you don’t love cooking every. single. night. And don’t get us started on dishes. Prepared meals are just that—they are fully prepared, delivered to your doorstep, fresh and ready to eat in minutes—no grocery shopping, no chopping, no cleanup (though we do love to plate our Freshly meals when we’re feeling fancy). 

2. You'll save money

Getting delivery at the end of a long day is definitely easier than ever with apps that let you click “order again” over and over. But between delivery fees, tips, and delivery minimums, the tab can add up fast. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the average household spent almost $3,500 on food away from home—that’s up almost 10% in the last two years. Freshly meals start at $7.99 per meal, they’re delivered to your door, and are ready in a few minutes.

3. Portion control is built in

A study done by Tufts University found that the average restaurant meal contained 1200 calories. That’s almost enough for an entire day!  At Freshly, we use a mix of quality proteins, complex carbs, and healthy fats for satisfying meals that average around 500 calories and 30 grams of protein.  With portion control built into nutrient-dense meals, you’ll feel satisfied but stay within your calorie range. The best part is, we don’t shy away from hearty favorites like Buffalo Chicken, Chicken Teriyaki, or Steak Peppercorn. We take these delicious comfort-meals and give them a makeover that keeps the flavor but swaps calories for nutrients. 

4. Meals are nutritionally balanced

When our founders Michael Wystrach and Carter Comstock started Freshly, they wanted to offer a convenient alternative to cooking healthy meals. They committed to 0% ultra processed foods (compared to 60% in the standard American diet), less sugar (8 grams of sugar or less in a Freshly meal) and a serving of vegetables and other nutritious ingredients in each meal (less than ten percent of Americans eat enough veggies per day). Freshly meals are chef-prepared and nutritionally-balanced for you to take the guesswork out of healthy eating.

5. You can experiment with flavors

Without planning or effort, Freshly allows you to sample meals you potentially have never tried before like Chicken Tikka Masala, and new ingredients like okra to keep your taste buds on their toes. Alongside tried and true favorites (Homestyle Chicken with Butternut Mac and Cheese, anyone?) we usually debut new recipes almost every week. So your need for variety is satisfied, without searching in the spice aisle forever for that hard-to-find ingredient.

6. You'll stress less 

Grocery shopping, meal-planning and calorie counting all take time and concentration. But you’ve got 174 unread emails and you’re attempting to work from home, parent from home, home-school, bake Instagram-able bread, workout at home, meditate and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds every other minute. Phew. With prepared meals, once a week you select your favorites  (via our easy-to-use app!) and then the only decision you’ll need to make is which one to heat up. 

Freshly delivers healthy, chef-developed meals weekly to make eating well easy and delicious. Check out our rotating menu.

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The Top 6 Reasons Why Prepared Meals Will Make Eating Healthier Way Easier