Fresh Prep is a local company that reached out to me to try their innovative, healthy product/ delivery service. They deliver perfectly prepped and portion controlled raw ingredients to your door so you can cook a healthy delicious meal in minutes.
You can choose from 12 recipes (10 are constant, and 2 are seasonal) on their website and one serving costs around $10-12. Not bad when you take into account the fact that they buy, prep, and deliver everything to your door.
Honestly, all of their recipes looked ridiculously delicious on their website so it took me forever to choose what I wanted. After much contemplation, I ended up choosing the Honey Dijon Chicken Thighs with Root Vegetable Hash.
With each delivery, they provide a physical recipe card with everything you need to know. Ingredients in the box, nutritional information, and even hashtag suggestions for when you Instagram your creations! 😛
This is what the back looks like. It was super simple for me to follow the instructions and I had the meal cooked and ready to go in about 25 minutes.
One of the reasons why I chose this recipe was the fact that it had a vegetable hash and I don’t have to do any of the prep work. It came with perfectly diced red peppers, mushrooms, butternut squash, yukon gold potatoes, and onions/thyme. The raw pieces of chicken were wrapped in brown butcher paper tied with red and white yarn. How adorable does that look?!
They try to use locally grown ingredients whenever they can and I really appreciate that fact having watched food related documentaries like Forks over Knives, Food Inc., The Cove, and Fed Up. The reasons behind sourcing food locally and eating whole foods instead of processed ones don’t hit close to home until you watch a documentary like Forks Over Knives or Food Inc. If you’re at all interested, I highly recommend giving them a watch one night. It may change the way you eat for the rest of your life.
All I really had to do was dump all the vegetable ingredients in my pan and stir stir stir. 🙂 So easy!
Ta-da!!! I don’t know about you but I felt like a seasoned chef after creating this little masterpiece. This took the guessing out of what I was going to prepare, purchasing any of the ingredients, and cutting and chopping for an hour before actually getting to cook. I will definitely be ordering from them again, especially during those busy work days when I don’t feel like going out, or cooking from scratch at home.
You have to order a minimum of 2 servings to purchase a meal so I cooked for both Meta Knight and I. He gobbled it up in no time and thought it was delicious. He didn’t even mind the absence of rice or pasta.
All in all, I think Fresh Prep is a wonderful delivery service that can benefit a lot of busy working professionals who don’t have the time to always prepare a home cooked meal, but still want to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Tasting my own creation is like