Reviewed by Abigail Buchanan
This is a more complete lifestyle overhaul than a meal delivery service. It presents itself as a healthy meal for busy people and it really is as easy as it is.
You start by meeting your height, weight, and fitness goals. Along with the meal plan, you get a personal trainer workout schedule that can be downloaded as a PDF. Three meals a day (plus juices and snacks if you choose) are delivered to your door in a cooler bag if you’re in London, or in an insulated cardboard box if elsewhere in the UK. Everything is without cooking and without preparation. All you have to do is remove the foil and place the dish in the microwave – no pans required.
I am pleasantly surprised at how great my meals are (as other healthy / fitness-focused meal deliveries have been a bit mild). Breakfast is mostly cold – one day I have coconut yogurt with peaches, granola and almonds in flakes, and the second summer fruit yogurt with strawberry compote and granola.
Lunches are varied and much tastier than my usual dish – my favorites are chicken with honey and mustard, glazed root vegetables, spring vegetables and lemon aioli. Dinner is a similar combination of protein (for me chicken or fish, although you can opt for a vegetarian menu), cereals or potatoes and hearty servings of vegetables. My favorite is the spicy salmon with puy lentils, curry sauce, cavolo nero, rice and coconut yogurt.
As is inevitable, this process results in a significant amount of excess packaging. Used cooler bags are then picked up by the courier and the containers are biodegradable. For an additional fee, you can opt for overnight delivery or on-time delivery, and communication is excellent – the courier informs you of the estimated delivery time in an SMS within a minute.
With this plan, I expect to be hungry, as I am constantly reminded of how many calories each product contains (including mini pots of salad dressing) and I estimate that it is less than usual. But I conclude every day that I am satisfied and do not need an urgent package of chips, which is a plus.
There’s a pretty big downside, which is that Fresh Fitness Food is justifiably expensive – it starts at £ 23 a day for three meals. Would you repeat that? Yes, if money were not an object. The food was fresh and delicious, saving you seven hours of preparation time per week. But really? This is too much of an expense.
Price per day from £ 23 for three meals
Delivery to: all over the UK, except for selected postcards that are too far away to be covered by courier
Best for: vegan-friendly freezers
We liked it: their plant-based approach to comfortable food
£ 40.50 for six meals for one person, allplants.com