Fresh n Lean is an organic meal delivery and subscription service that supplies the customer with meals right to their doorstep. It is specifically aimed toward individuals that follow a plant based diet, as well as a gluten free diet entirely. Vegans, seniors, paleo lovers, and vegetarians are some of the known customers to order Fresh n Lean meals on demand. Please note these are pre-made meals that come in a microwaveable safe package, so there is no cooking required when you order Fresh N Lean meals.
The company is based out of Culver City, California but they have meal delivery service locations all around the country.
How Does Fresh N Lean Work?
As with many of the meal subscription services you will choose your ideal meal plan and go from there. With Fresh n Lean meals there are a variety of plans to choose from:
ION Performance Protein +
“High quality animal protein with every entrée. Gluten-free, soy free, dairy free.” Examples- Apple Veggie “Stuffing” With Salmon, Sweet Potato Brussel Sprouts Frittata, Sun Dried Tomato Brown Rice With Salmon.
ION Performance Paleo (Low-Carb)
“Build a Low-Carb, High Protein Meal Plan.” Examples: Examples- Mushroom Bell Pepper Frittata, Curried Kale with Chicken Kabob, Summer Squash Paella With Salmon.
Standard Plant Based
“High quality plant-based meals with no animal products.” Examples- Apple Veggie Stuffing, Vanilla Raisins Oatmeal, Cranberry Kale Brown Rice.
Low Carb/ Low Cal Plant-Based
“An incredibly simple way to a low carb, low calorie diet.” Examples- Orange Blueberry Chia, Mint Cauliflower Chickpeas, Sweet Mango Curry.
There are two different options for getting started with Fresh n Lean products, and you can either order a weekly meal plan or an A La Carte meal plan. Meal prices range $9.00-$12.69 per meal. For three meals five times a day at the $12.69 option you will be sitting at $190.35 each week. For three meals five times a day at the $9.33 option you will be sitting at $139.95 each week. These are just average price points that you will be paying with you sign up for Fresh n Lean meals weekly. A La Carte meals are more expensive ($14.49) and a $105 price point is your minimum order cost.
The Bottom Line: There are two options when looking ordering Fresh n Lean meals: A La Carte or weekly. You cannot customize your meals, but menus are provided for you to look at.
Is Fresh N Lean Safe?
Yes and no. Yes in the fact that this meal service is not going to cause health harm in any way, and no in the fact that you are taking a gamble with your hard earned dollar. I will touch on that more later in the pros and cons section. The meals are pre-made and they are sent in a box to your door, and there is risk of food spoilage, but not likely. Other than that, this company is safe and it is effective for those who like pre-made meals sent right to them.
The Bottom Line: This company is safe as a whole with a great customer service department. The cost might not be safe at the end of the day, as it deems rather expensive.
Pros and Cons of Fresh N Lean
I see many pros and cons collectively when looking at this company. Let’s start off with the pros, as Fresh n Lean does offer a healthy meal service for people who do not have time to cook for themselves, but more on that below.
- Convenient meals that require no cooking, just pop them in the microwave.
- They offer meals for a variety of diets including gluten free, paleo, vegan, and seniors.
- There are a variety of meals that appeal to many people’s palate.
- Orders can be stopped, and the customer service has been said to be really good all around.
- The meals are expensive.
- The meals have been said to be very bland, and some customers simply threw the meals away and ordered food elsewhere.
- You cannot choose the meals you receive, which will not work out well for the picky eater.
The Bottom Line: Overall this is a good company, but there are some red flags for those people who are picky eaters and are partial to certain ingredients. You cannot choose your individual meals, but the customer service is really great if you feel like you need to omit ingredients you can reach out to them. A big pro is the convenience of the meals.
After looking into the ins and outs that Fresh n Lean has to offer, it is apparent that this meal delivery service is not for everyone. Sure, it markets itself as desirable to a large variety of people but it isn’t the case at the end. The meals are already made, which for some people actually is a problem. For me personally, if there is a pasta dish that comes pre-made I already know the pasta will be mush. Pasta is good only when cooked fresh. This is simply one example, and those who have ordered this meal service have testified that some of the food is not tasty nor fresh. The customer service however is outstanding, so this is a really good positive! Lastly, the meals are not customizable so if you do not like what is sent you will simply be eating the cost. Take it or leave it, but this meal service plan is not for everyone.