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Fresh n' Lean Review

Fresh n' Lean
Rating:
Bottom Line:
Completely organic, vegan and gluten-free; average priced compared to other diet delivery programs; meals are flavorless; lacks fitness diary

Full Review:
Fresh n' Lean differs from other diet delivery programs in that its meals are completely plant-based, gluten-free, organic and vegan, meaning it contains no animal products like dairy. Its goal is "to make healthy eating simple and fun," and the cuisine styles range from Mediterranean and Continental to Asian and South American.


How Does it Taste?

Though Fresh n' Lean guarantees that its meals never contain GMOs, artificial ingredients, preservatives, MSG or dairy, it didn't score so well in our diet taste test, ranking the lowest for taste when compared to the other diet delivery programs we review. Our taste testers gave it an overall 3 out of 5 stars and described the meals as "bland," "tasteless" and "mushy." The panel also didn't rank the service very high on the appearance scale, however, when it comes to a satisfying serving size, Fresh n' Lean got a perfect score with 5 stars. While it's important to feel full after a meal, it's equally important, if not more, to actually enjoy what you're eating and our results found that not to be the case with Fresh n' Lean's meals.



Plans and Pricing

Fresh n' Lean offers a few different meal plans, as well as an option to order a la carte. The most expensive plan is the Standard Plan, which provides three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and costs $27.99/day. If you only want two or one meal/day, the service offers a Lunch and Dinner Meal Plan for $21.99/day or there’s a 1 Entree/Day Plan which costs $14.99/day. You also have the option to select any of these plans for two adults with the Standard Plan costing $50.39/day, the Lunch and Dinner Plan costing $39.99/day and the 1 Entree/Day Plan costing $23.99/day.

It's important to note that Fresh n' Lean has a $75 order minimum, so even if you opt to order meals a la carte, you'll need to reach this total first (most meals are priced between $5 and $15 each). It does offer discounts for larger orders, with 5% off orders over $100, 10% off orders over $150 and 15% off orders over $200. We decided to order a la carte, which offers free shipping on any order. If you choose to sign up for one of the plans, however, your shipping costs vary. That said, Fresh n' Lean does sometimes offer specials for free shipping on these types of orders as well.




Meals

All of Fresh n' Lean's meals use all natural ingredients and limited salt and seasoning, making it ideal for those who want to watch their sodium intake. The menu changes quite frequently, and if you choose to sign up for one of the plans instead of ordering a la carte, the company will select the meals it sends to you at random. Some examples of its breakfast options include pumpkin oatmeal and mango banana chia, and for lunch and dinner, we received meals such as turmeric sweet potato curry lentils and Greek cauliflower pilaf.


The meals come with a "best by _______" date on every container and can be prepared in the microwave, stovetop or oven. It's important to pay attention to the expiration dates and put the meals in the freezer if you aren't planning to eat them within the first two weeks of receiving your order. One thing that was different about Fresh n' Lean compared to other diet delivery services was that all of its meals are to be kept in the refrigerator instead of the freezer, unless you’d like to save them for future consumption (past the best by date).



Support and Fitness

Fresh n' Lean is strictly a diet delivery service; it does not offer any fitness diaries or support from a dietician. Its customer support team can be reached via email or by phone from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, should you have any questions regarding your meals, delivery dates or order modifications. The representative we spoke with was both friendly and helpful, but we wished there was an option to contact Fresh n' Lean on the weekend.




Conclusion

Despite lacking flavor and ranking the lowest on our annual diet taste test, Fresh n' Lean is a great option for those looking for something that's completely organic, vegan and gluten-free. That said, if you don't have specific dietary restrictions, you'll probably want to try a different diet delivery service with more support.

Compare to Other Diet Programs

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Service Details

Cost:$14.99 - $27.99/day, depending on plan

Free shipping on a la carte orders
Diet Types:Freshly prepared meals that are all natural, organic, vegan and gluten-free

No preservatives; low sodium; safe for Type 2 Diabetics
Support Types:Phone and email customer support
Fitness Diary:None
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