Fresh n’ Lean VS Bistro MD

UPDATED Apr. 2018
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Bring some freshness and creativity to your everyday meals by picking a great meal delivery service. Both services offer innovative and healthy meals at reasonable prices. Check out our comprehensive Fresh n’ Lean VS Bistro MD comparison to learn more about both services and choose the best option for your family.

Fresh n' Lean
Fresh, Organic, Plant-Based Meals
VS
Bistro MD
Meal plans for healthy weight loss

Highlights

Fresh n' Lean
Fresh N’ Lean is an organic meal delivery that offers freshly prepared dishes for every meal of the day, all available at great prices, with free shipping.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $9.33
  • Shipping Cost: $0
  • Delivery Area: 50 states
Bistro MD
With BistroMD, you can stop stressing about your weight and start shedding pounds by enjoying ready-made diet meals designed to suit your age, gender, and personal dietary needs.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $12.00
  • Shipping Cost: $19.95
  • Delivery Area: 50 states

Compare Features

Fresh n' Lean
Best For
Best for individuals who want to eat chef-prepared organic meals without breaking the bank
Menu/Meal Plans
Fresh n' Lean provides its patrons with 2 options to choose from, including meal plans and a la carte ordering. There are 4 meal plans available.
Recipes/Meal Options
Fresh n' Lean has around 50 items on its A La Carte menu. With each meal plan, you can get anywhere between 1 and 3 meals per day for 5 or 7 days a week.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Fresh N’ Lean’s rich offer includes senior-friendly, vegan, vegetarian-friendly, Paleo, low-carb, and low-fat meals that are always free from gluten, low in sodium, and organic. Its meals are also suitable for weight loss. The service offers breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks.
Food Quality
Fresh N Lean uses the finest-quality ingredients. All of its meals are made of natural, organic, mostly plant-based ingredients, carefully sourced and perfectly fresh.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Fresh N’ Lean meals usually contain between 150 and 400 calories per serving. They are nutritionally balanced, with just the right quantities of protein, carbs, and healthy fats. The portions may be a bit small for people with a hearty appetite.
Subscription Flexibility
With Fresh n’ Lean, you can make changes to your order anytime. If you would like to edit or suspend your subscription, notify the company by Monday 12:00pm PST. Keep in mind, however, that you must contact the company by phone for any changes to your order.
Refunds
Fresh n' Lean doesn't offer any refunds.
Bistro MD
Best For
Best for dieters seeking a personalized weight loss solution
Menu/Meal Plans
BistroMD offers separate plans for men and women. Men can opt for the Men's Program, Gluten-Free Program, Diabetic Program or Silver Cuisine plan. Women can choose from the Women's Program, Gluten-Free Program, Diabetic Program, Menopause Program or Silver Cuisine plan.
Recipes/Meal Options
BistroMD has 150-200 meal options on the menu at all times.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Designed by doctors and prepared by professional chefs, BistroMD meals are healthy, nutritious, and suitable for seniors, women going through menopause, diabetics, and people on gluten-free diets. The service offers a vast assortment of breakfast, lunches, dinners, and healthy snacks and you are free to customize your menu.
Food Quality
All BistroMD diet meals are certified by the USDA. They are made of natural ingredients and contain no added MSG, aspartame or trans fats. The company carefully choses its suppliers and exclusively cooperates with farmers that employ sustainable farming methods.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
With BistroMD, your daily calorie intake is 1,100-1,400 calories. About 40-45% of calories come from lean protein, 30-35% come from complex carbohydrates, and 20-25% come from healthy fats. Thus, the dishes are scientifically-balanced, calorie-controlled, and nutrient-rich. The portions are rather large, keeping you full until your next meal.
Subscription Flexibility
With BistroMD, you can modify your subscription whenever you want. You can pause, skip or canel your order anytime as well. Bear in mind that all changes to your subscription must be made before Sunday at 12am ET for week 1 members. For all future weeks, you must make changes by Wednesday at 5pm ET the week prior to the week your delivery is due.
Refunds
If you are not satisfied with your delivery from BistroMD, you may either receive a credit or refund.

Suitable For

Fresh n' Lean
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Bistro MD
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Fresh n' Lean
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals
Bistro MD
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals

Compare Sample Meals

Fresh n' Lean
Bistro MD

Compare Extras

Fresh n' Lean
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Bistro MD
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Fresh n' Lean
FINAL RATING
7.2/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Bistro MD
FINAL RATING
9.6/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Fresh n' Lean
  • Submitted By Eduardo Perez on 04/19/2018
    The food I ordered was too spicy. They should say so in their menu. All the 5 dishes tasted pretty similar, with a yellow color over all of them. They sent me a second order without me ordering it. When I received an email telling the order was sent I called them but they didn't refund the $87. You don't see about any future automatic orders when you fill the orders, You click on "View your Plans" and you click in your plan selection and select lunch/5 days, You click on "Add to Cart", and shows the price $87 and in smaller letters, yes, in smaller fonts, it reads "meal plans are charged weekly". Then you go a page to fill your information and at the button of the page is a place to click for Terms and Conditions. That is not honesty. They should say clearly that when you order for one week that you will charged for future weeks with no warning or notification that you will be charged.
  • Submitted By Amy on 04/07/2018
    I am on my second week of the IONutrition and I think I'll need to throw some of these meals out. At first they are quite good, however, there is a unique flavor in all the dishes that, after a few days, makes you feel like you are eating the same meal over and over. I just can't face another one. If you don't mind eating the same flavored meal three times a day, then Lean n' Fresh is for you. I was trying to eat healthy while still being the lazy sack I am, but that hasn't paid off for me...yet. I will keep looking. Also, I have not doubt that the meals are healthy and the portions are quite big - but at $13+ per meal, that's pretty expensive.
  • Submitted By Brandon Jones on 02/09/2018
    More lean than fresh, but can’t say the meals aren’t tasty. Maybe they should just offer bigger portions, I don’t think they would lose any cash and they would probably get more customers.
  • Submitted By Brianna Marie on 02/08/2018
    Very friendly on the phone however the reps are unaware of actual macro & ingredients used. Meals arrived with not a slight difference but where they said max 40g carbs per day, they sent me well over 250g carbs! The food is very high in sugar, loaded with sodium, the meals are NOT as described at all. They are all duplicated & very poor quality. I could not eat any of the meals. I called & they refunded half of the amount. I ended up having to donate the rest. Feedback from the people I donated to, they were very unappetizing & made them very bloated & distended. NOT A GOOD OPTION WHEN IT COMES TO MEAL PREP
Bistro MD
  • Submitted By Dana Stokes on 12/19/2017
    If I had to describe Bistro MD meals in one word, the word I’d use would be bland. Sure, it’s supposed to be healthy, low-sodium and what not, but no one is going to die if you use enough salt to make the meals taste good.
  • Submitted By Doug Pagan on 12/19/2017
    Really convenient, quite affordable and also quite tasty, but sometimes the meals are watery because of the freezing, not exactly perfect.
  • Submitted By Joe Phillips on 12/14/2017
    The only problem with Home Bistro is that you have to wait so long for the meals to arrive. How in the world am I supposed to know what I’m going to be craving next week? They should really do something about it.
  • Submitted By Kevin Clifford on 12/07/2017
    Frozen meals should never cost more than 10 bucks, no matter how good they are.

Winner

BistroMD prepares meals designed for your individual weight loss program and delivers them to your door. A team led by a board-certified medical practitioner with more than 20 years of experience creates the perfect combination of nutritionally optimized and tasty meals for your diet plan. All you have to do is finally enjoy losing weight.

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