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This Healthy Prepared Meal Delivery Service Will Be Your New Food Subscription Go-To


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As someone with a busy schedule, finding a way to fit in making a home-cooked meal every night can be a challenge. That’s why, like many people, I’ve become a fan of food subscription boxes — and I’ve practically tried them all. From those that kicked off the craze (Blue Apron, Hello Fresh), to newcomers, like the über affordable Dinnerly and Martha Stewart’s Markley Spoon, there are a lot of great meal subscription plans to choose from. For me, the best meal delivery service that tops them all, however, is Freshly ($49.99/week, Freshly).

To start with, while most other food subscription boxes come with ingredients and recipes you have to cook yourself, Freshly’s meals come pre-prepared. I’ve found that regular subscription boxes still take up a good chunk of my time when factoring in things like ingredient prep and cook time. But with Freshly, all you have to do is pop your food—already cooked, but never frozen—in the microwave, and you’ll have a fresh meal that’s ready to go in less than five minutes. 

Another reason this box stands out for me is its health-conscious formulation. Each and every meal is crafted by a team of chefs, culinary scientists, and nutritionists looking to make dinners that are all-natural, gluten-free, packed with protein, and free from refined sugars. As someone who tries to eat as healthy as often as possible, these meals work for my lifestyle, as they make it more-than-easy to skip take out options on nights when cooking is just not in the cards. 

Best of all, the folks over at Freshly have found a way to make these meals not only nutritious, but delicious. Healthy takes on classic dinners, such as chicken parmigiana, baked penne, and “better bowls,” packed with hearty grains, veggies, and proteins, ensure that you’ll find something you love regardless of your eating preferences. Heck, you might even discover a new favorite on Freshly’s always-rotating menu!

Whether you’re busy with work or family life, you can make your nights a little easier — and a lot more delicious! — with a subscription to Freshly. Not only will you save some precious time in your day, you’ll be eating healthier too. Now that’s what we call a win-win. 

Where to buy: Starting at $49.99/week, Freshly

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