I’m a lousy cook. Pure and simple.

My specialty

My specialty.

Sure, I can drop some frozen waffles in the toaster or use the can opener and microwave to nuke some soup.

I’ve even been known to whip up a killer batch of ice cubes (when I’ve got the recipe).

Okay, maybe not that bad.

I am getting better. I’ve added the crockpot to the list of kitchen devices that I’ve managed to finally figure out. And I do know a handful of recipes that I can make without me ending curled up in the fetal position in the corner of the kitchen reaching for the phone to dial Dominos.

But let’s just say that as a whole my culinary creation skills are still lacking.

This presents a bit of a problem because I really do want to eat healthy. But this is a challenge when it’s so darned simple to pick-up grub at Chipotle, In & Out Burger or one of the infinite gyro places near where I live.

But as the saying goes “You can’t outrun a bad diet.”

Dinner is served.

Dinner is served.

And since my work schedule is blowing up, I just don’t have the time to spend constantly hitting the grocery store or slaving over a hot stove (or other various plugged-in kitchen devices).

So, while I slowly work on improving my cooking repertoire, I’m also looking for alternatives to make eating healthy more convenient, less time consuming and certainly less expensive (dining out gets really pricey).

Enter Freshly.

A friend turned me on to them… Freshly is company out of Tempe, Arizona that prepares healthy and portioned meals that are delivered right to your door. Now if we can get the FAA to loosen up on drone regulations I might be able to get food airlifted to me on a regular basis. How cool would that be?

Back to Freshly.

So I checked out their website… you can too, click on the box below:

Click on the box for Freshly info.

Click on the box for Freshly info.

Here’s what I took away from what I read:

  • Healthy ingredients (gluten and peanut-free too, in case you’re wondering)
  • Gourmet meals (way better meals that I can possibly prepare myself)
  • Decent portions (not too little nor too much, just right Goldilocks)
  • Cool menu selection (way better than whipping up something based on what’s left in the fridge)
  • All meals available: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (you can even have “brinner”… that’d be breakfast for dinner)
  • Reasonable cost (cheaper than going out to a restaurant… and no tipping necessary)
  • Delivered right to your door (don’t even have to put on pants to pick up your food)
  • Easy to prepare (Ready in the time it takes to play just one game of Candy Crush Saga)

And they have a bunch o’ different weekly meal plans to choose from:

  • 6 meals (any combo of breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • 9 meals (any combo of breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • 12 meals (any combo of breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • 21 meals (never cook again!)

Seems pretty sweet, right?

Boxes o' yum.

Boxes o’ yum.

But how good is Freshly really? Let’s find out.

*I contacted the fine Freshly folks (yay alliteration) and they allowed me to give their “Freshly Fit” program (21 meals) a whirl.

So, this next week I’ll be dining a la Freshly. And next week I’ll post a review on how everything went.

Now, if you’re already convinced that you want to give Freshly a try, they’ve given me a code to pass along for 50% off of your first week on any meal plan.

Just type in: trippingthekenyans under the promo code.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got me some food to eat.

Bon aptit… and Run on!

*Because I strongly believe in transparency, I wanted to make you aware that Freshly is giving me one week of their food to try “gratis” (that’d be for free). All reviews I give are based solely on my opinion. And in case you’re wondering, Freshly did not approach me, rather I approached them based on good word of mouth that I’d heard from friends. Now back to eating.

Posted on April 28, 2015, in General and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on KNOCK KNOCK, HERE’S FOOD!.

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