May 29, 2015

Healthier, Quicker, Natural Meal Options

As a busy mom, finding time to eat, let alone time to eat healthy, can be hard. There's just no time to make a fresh, tasty breakfast or lunch for ourselves most days. We're lucky if we eat at all. Options that are quick and easy are a must. Sadly, many fast options aren't healthy ones. Sure, you can grab a microwave lunch or can of soup, but there's tons of salt crammed in there and not much nutrition. Forget about it being fresh, natural, or even having a good size portion. An hour later while you're begging the toddler to please stop banging on the walls you're likely to be hungry again.



Lucky for us moms, Fresh n' Lean is a new option that offers great, healthy food that all you have to do is heat up. I got to try some of their tasty offerings in exchange for an honest review. Each one is organic; vegan; includes nothing processed; 100 percent plant-based; free of common allergens; low in fat, salt, and sugar; gluten free; all natural; No GMOs; freshly made and -- as if that isn't enough awesomeness already -- shipped right to your front door for free.

Fresh n' Lean offers a variety of options to suit your tastes and needs. Plans start at only $14.99 a day (with free shipping, remember). The standard delivery plan ($27.99 a day) offers three meals for under $10 each. There are even family plans. I love that the packages the food comes in are recycled and recyclable. Each entree is specially packed to remove extra air so the food stays fresh. Your order is shipped over night in a special box with ice so it is some seriously fresh food. If you're not going to eat them by the use by date, which is surprisingly long considering how fresh the food is, you can freeze it for later. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options are available in plans or ala carte so you can pick what works best for you.

In my delivery I got ragu pasta, cauliflower and black beans with yams, hearty granola, Italian veggies and quinoa, coconut yellow curry with veggies and rice, banana walnut muffins, mixed berry chia pudding, and sweet potato bowl with creamy mushrooms. How tasty does that sound? Each individual package lists all the calorie, nutrition, and ingredient info. The Fresh n' Lean folks aren't kidding. Everything is nutrient rich and healthy with fresh ingredients, no fillers, no odd stuff, and no junk. All I need to do is pull off the wrap, dump it on a plate, and throw it in the microwave. A few minutes later, it's time to eat. The containers are microwaveable, I just prefer to not heat plastic.

The size of the portions is more than I expected. Some of the meals I couldn't finish so saved some for later. My favorites are the hearty granola and cauliflower black beans and rice, though all are delish. M2 fought me for the granola, which has maple syrup, almonds, and walnuts with the oats. I usually hate those nuts, yet can't get enough of this granola. The flavor is just so good and the nuts are just right.

All the dishes are filling, cooked just right, and just plain tasty. I have to confess, the cauliflower black beans and rice is so good that I ate it slow just to make it last longer. After one of these, I didn't even need to eat again until the next meal. No snacks needed! (Which is really saying something, since I'm a major snacker.)

Sadness occurred after all my meals were eaten. I can't wait to get more and try out some of the other options, such as the Mediterranean, Continental, Asian, and South American cuisines.

I totally suggest you give Fresh n' Lean a try yourself! Just for The Stay-at-Home Life readers, get 15 percent off your order when you enter the coupon code SAHLIFE at checkout.


I received a variety of dishes at no cost in exchange for this unbiased review. All opinions are my own. Your experiences may differ.

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26 comments:

  1. It's good to know of this option for healthy food.

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  2. Great ideas! I hadn't heard of fresh n lean before I will have to check it out! Always looking for better ways to eat! - jeanine

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  3. Wow! I'm so glad you liked this product. I know there are many on the market and one day I'm going to venture out of my own kitchen and see if they can provide food that's as good as I make myself.

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  4. This is great! I am going to have to try these out!

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  5. It would be awesome having organic/vegan meals available at healthy portions. This service sounds so cool!

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  6. I agree a lot of the processed stuff is so not good for you, but I do love a quick, easy and filling meal. These look like that.

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  7. Wow, I like the idea of not needing to snack between meals!

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  8. Sounds like a great service for super busy folks!! I love the healthy options!!

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  9. These look great. Thanks for sharing this new to me company!!

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  10. I'm trying to cut back on calories and this looks like a great option. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Those all sound like nice healthy options. When I do not have the time to make homemade pasta sauce we use Ragu too!

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  12. I haven't heard of this before, I may have to give it a try!

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  13. This would be a life savor for any busy household. Finding time to cook Real Healthy food can be hard!!

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  14. Wow this is great! I love the options and variety! It looks great! Would definitely be something my cousin would be into! Thanks for sharing it.

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  15. Elizabeth O.5/30/2015 8:51 AM

    It's nice to know that there is a healthier option for busy people. Their food looks delicious.

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  16. Fresh n Lean sound like it is worth checking out

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  17. These will be great for my current diet plan. Thanks for sharing

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  18. I haven't heard of Fresh n' Lean. I just checked out though and it looks great.

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  19. People usually have this notion that if it's a healthy meal, one has to take extra effort in preparing it and that it could be more expensive. I'm enrolled in a meal program here in my country that's similar to Fresh n' Lean and I absolutely love the convenience of having tasty, healthy meals without having to worry about sugar, salt, et cetera. Healthy doesn't have to be not tasty right?

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  20. Wow - this sound like a fabulous product and the delivery service makes it so much nicer - glad to hear about it! May surprise my son with it :)

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  21. I like the fact that this meals use organic ingredients but I would miss meat too much

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  22. I'm super excited to see so many companies offering gluten-free meal options! This would be a good service to use when school starts back and during the holidays when cooking and meal planning can be a struggle due to hectic schedules and family visits.

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  23. Those sound really great! Plus, they would fit right in with my healthy eating plan. Thank you for sharing!

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  24. I've been seriously thinking about a food delivery service because I just don't like to cook and I end up ordering way too many burgers from seamless.

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  25. I have not tried this. I will have to get some.

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  26. This looks interesting. I would love a few nights of meal delivery! Especially good options!

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