For those of you that don’t follow me on another of my other feeds, I’ve moved to a new place! May has been an exciting, but very busy, month. Between moving, work, blogging, and travelling—I’ve barely had any time to actually stock my fridge and cook a home-cooked meal.
I was introduced to Fresh Prep by some co-workers of mine—they all have a subscription and swear by the service. Especially now that I am out of the comfort of my parents’ home (and their daily cooking) it’s been an absolutely life saver.
Setting Up Your Options
Fresh prep offers you several choices when you are setting up your subscription. Depending on your household size and how often you want food delivered, you have a couple of choices to make. Each meal costs about $22 which adds up to about $11 per serving/meal (each “meal” choice serves 2 minimum!) For me, this is a better, healthier means to have dinners and packed lunches throughout the week. As I work in downtown, it’s easy to rack up a hefty bill just from buying food and beverages for lunch.
Each meal serves 2 which is perfect for me because I always have leftovers for lunch the next day. Each week, you can also go into your account to pick which dishes you want sent to you in the coming week.
I love that they also offer different delivery times throughout the week as well. They also recommend, if you’re not going to be home during the delivery times, you put in your office address and receive your meals there.
The ingredients are all packed separately and are delivered in a black cooler bag to your front door or office. I’ve had them drop the food off to my apartment door a couple of times, and the cooler bag ensures that the food is still fresh and good-to-go up until I get home and put it all in the fridge.
Their food selection is also something that was really impressive to me. There are dishes that are repeated throughout the different weeks but there will always be a few new choices every week. You can also set dietary restrictions in your settings so that it only shows you the foods that suit your diet.
My favourites so far? The chicken shawarma and the pork bahn mi! Check out my Instagram Story Highlights for the food photos!
What’s the Verdict? Worth or not?
With prices coming in at about $10 per meal, I think that the Fresh Prep service is definitely worth it if you’re wanting to cook more from home but maybe don’t have time to go out and buy groceries all the time. It’s also great in the sense that it measures out the exact amount of ingredients you need to make the specific number of servings that you choose. This saves you time, money, and FOOD WASTE! I’m definitely very guilty of stocking up on groceries and then having food rot on me because I wasn’t able to use it all in time.
I think the service is perfect for young professionals like me—people who love to cook yet don’t necessarily always have the time and energy to go out and figure out what to make, what to buy, etc.
For anyone that wants to try the service, Fresh Prep was kind enough to offer me a coupon code for my readers! Use SOTA18 for 3 free plates (worth $33) upon sign up!
Until next time,