Fresh n’ Lean Review

UPDATED November 23. 2020.
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Fresh n’ Lean is an organic meal delivery service particularly designed for individuals who want to stay fit and energized, and those who want to turn their lives around and start eating as healthily as possible. Its rich menu features freshly made, ready-to-eat meals made of nothing but all-natural ingredients of the finest quality. If maintaining a healthy diet seems like too much trouble, this Fresh n’ Lean review will show you how you can keep your body happy without almost any effort.

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How Fresh n’ Lean Works

Fresh n’ Lean offers 100% gluten-free, low-sodium meals for a variety of customer profiles. Its meals are suitable for seniors, vegans, vegetarians, people on the Paleo and keto diets, and physically active individuals, as well as people who are trying to lose weight.

The company’s customers get to choose between two ordering methods. One involves opting for a subscription and choosing from 5 carefully designed meal plans, including Protein+, Keto, Paleo, Vegan Standard, and Vegan Low-Carb. The other option is ordering meals a la carte, commitment-free, without subscribing to the service.

If you opt for a meal plan, you can choose to receive meals for 5 or 7 days per week and decide whether you wish to receive 1, 2 or 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).  You can also customize your meal plan by eliminating the ingredients you dislike or need to avoid or adding some snacks and meals from the a la carte menu to your order. The company also offers you the possibility to set up bi-weekly deliveries.

Fresh n’ Lean subscription is extremely flexible and once you have received your first order, you can end or pause your subscription whenever you like. You can skip up to 3 consecutive orders. Pausing for more than 3 consecutive weeks constitutes a termination of subscription. It is important to note that if you want to request plan modifications, skip a week or end your subscription, you need to inform the Fresh n’ Lean staff by phone. We have to be honest and say that we believe this is a rather unnecessary complication, given that most meal delivery services allow you to do so online, directly from your account.

What Makes Fresh n’ Lean Different

What sets Fresh n’ Lean apart from most of the competition is the quality of the ingredients used to prepare the meals. You can eat the company’s dishes completely guilt-free, knowing that they only contain natural, organic ingredients that do wonders for your health and your waistline.

Another distinctive feature of this meal delivery service is reflected in the variety of diets its meals are suitable for. Rarely can we say that a company offers meals that can be enjoyed by virtually anyone, regardless of what their dietary needs and preferences may be, as in the case of Fresh n’ Lean.

We have already mentioned in this Fresh n’ Lean review that this company’s meals are not only suitable for a variety of special dietary needs but can also be customized to accommodate the needs of nearly all potential customers. What is more, the meals are reasonably priced, considering the quality, and they can be purchased individually, without a subscription, so there are no obligations.

Different Fresh n Lean

Recently, the service has redesigned its official website, which is something we hoped for when it first came under our radar. Before, there were no photos of the meals and the site was pretty difficult to navigate. Now, you get gorgeous photos and nutritional facts for each dish on the menu and ordering is as easy as it can be. Therefore, we would like to praise Fresh n’ Lean for doing its best to improve its service and make the entire experience more pleasurable for its patrons.

Meals And Recipes

Fresh n' Lean meal options
For Seniors
For Singles
Gluten-Free
Organic
Paleo
Vegan
Vegetarian
Weight Loss

When we tested the meals for the purpose of this Fresh n’ Lean review, we could taste the freshness and the quality of the ingredients in every bite and every meal we tried was cooked just right. What we also love is that the menu is incredibly rich. It features dozens of entrees suitable for lunch and dinner, breakfasts that can double as snacks, as well as side dishes and cooked food sold in bulk.

Vegan meal Fresh n Lean

Due to the low-sodium content, the meals are perfect for seniors. Delicious, low-carb, low-fat, and low-calorie meals can help you lose some extra pounds without feeling hungry all the time. The protein-packed dishes are great for active individuals and may even suit the needs of professional athletes. Everything is organic and gluten-free, which makes the meals incredibly healthy and suitable for people who need to steer clear of gluten. The  Paleo plan offers an abundance of great dishes prepared in strict accordance with the rules of the Paleolithic diet, while the Keto plan makes it surprisingly easy to say goodbye to bad carbs. Finally, as we have mentioned before in this Fresh n’ Lean review, this company is a great choice for vegans and vegetarians alike.

If you wish to customize your meal plan, you can omit as many as 3 ingredients per plan, which allows you to avoid ingredients you may be allergic to or simply don’t like. However, it is important to note that garlic, onion, and carrots cannot be omitted, as they are important ingredients of nearly every meal in the company’s offer.

Of course, you can always design a completely personalized menu by ordering a la carte. You can get whichever meals, sides, and bulk items suit your taste and enjoy savings with larger orders.

Fresh n Lean meals

Heating And Storage Tips

Fresh n’ Lean meals are always fresh, never frozen. You should pop them into your fridge as soon as you can to ensure they remain in perfect shape until you are ready to eat. They can last for 7 to 10 days if refrigerated. In case you want to store your meals frozen, you can keep them in your freezer for 6 to 8 weeks and thaw them for 36 to 48 hours in a fridge before reheating them.

When it comes to reheating, it only takes 2-3 minutes. Just poke a few holes in the protective plastic film, place your meal in a microwave, set the time, and no more than 3 minutes later, the food is hot, delicious, and ready to eat.

Pricing

If you opt for one of the Fresh n’ Lean meal plans, your weekly total depends on the meal plan you pick, the number of meals you want to get per day, and the number of days per week you want to enjoy the company’s meals. With the Protein+ plan, the prices start at $11.03 per meal. Both Keto and Paleo options start at $11.42 per meal. The Vegan Low-Carb plan starts at $10 per meal, while the most affordable option is the Vegan Standard plan, which starts at $8.40 per meal.

Fresh n Lean meal plans price

The prices of a la carte entrees normally range between $11.99 and $14.49 per meal. Breakfasts and snack cost between $2.99 and $8.99. Bulk meals and sides can cost anywhere between $8.39 and $31.72 per package. The minimum order for a la carte items is $85. For a la carte orders over $200, you get a 4% discount, orders over $250 bring you a 6% discount while orders over $300 come with an 8% discount. This is certainly great news, since you can save more than $25 on larger orders.

Protein+
Meals per dayDays per weekPrice per mealPrice per week
15$15.53$77.65
25$12.83$128.30
35$11.03$165.45
17$15.53$108.71
27$12.83$179.62
37$11.03$231.63
Keto
Meals per dayDays per weekPrice per mealPrice per week
15$15.98$79.90
25$13.28$132.80
35$11.42$171.30
17$15.98$111.86
27$13.28$185.92
37$11.42$239.82
Paleo
Meals per dayDays per weekPrice per mealPrice per week
15$15.98$79.90
25$13.28$132.80
35$11.42$171.30
17$15.98$111.86
27$13.28$185.92
37$11.42$239.82
Vegan Standard
Meals per dayDays per weekPrice per mealPrice per week
15$13.31$66.55
25$10.58$105.80
35$8.40$126.00
17$13.31$93.17
27$10.58$148.12
37$8.40$176.40
Vegan Low-Carb
Meals per dayDays per weekPrice per mealPrice per week
15$14.39$71.95
25$12.59$125.90
35$10.00$150.00
17$14.39$100.73
27$12.59$176.26
37$10.00$210.00

Delivery Areas

Speaking of good news, when it comes to delivery, Fresh n’ Lean has done everything right. Its meals are available nationwide, in all the 50 US states. On top of that, delivery is free regardless of the location. We honestly couldn’t ask for more.

Fresh n’ Lean Pros And Cons

To make sure Fresh n’ Lean meets all your standards and expectations, it is important to know its biggest advantages and disadvantages. With a short overview of its pros and cons, you can easily decide if Fresh n’ Lean is the right meal delivery service for you.

Pros
  • Organic ingredients
  • Fresh, ready-to-eat meals
  • Suitable for nearly all dietary needs
  • Great customization options
  • Flexible subscription
  • Free delivery
  • Available throughout the US

Cons

  • Cancellation, modification, and skip-a-week requests can only be made by phone

Sample Dishes

With Fresh n’ Lean, you get delicious meals prepared by pro chefs at affordable prices. To find out what kinds of delights you will receive in your delivery, we have chosen a couple of sample dishes that accurately represents its offer and can help you decide if it is the right service for you.

Bottom Line

As we finish off our Fresh n’ Lean review, we can say that the ingredients are amazing, the meals are suitable for a vast range of special dietary needs, the offer is varied, and you do not even have to subscribe in order to receive healthy, tasty Fresh n’ Lean meals. The prices are not exceptionally affordable, but the most budget-friendly plan is certainly one of the cheapest vegan options on the market. We honestly love what Fresh N’ Lean has done with its website and we are happy to say that we thoroughly enjoyed both picking and ordering our meals and trying them out for this Fresh n’ Lean review. Therefore, we wholeheartedly recommend giving this ever-improving service a shot.


User Reviews (12)

Fresh n' Lean is rated 3/5, based on 12 user reviews.

The Fresh n' Lean reviews listed below reflect the opinions and experiences of real users and are in no way influenced by the service reviewed here. Before publishing each review, our team checks whether it was submitted by an actual user in an effort to prevent false or spammy reviews.

  1. | August 23, 2020

    Not happy my meals came 2 days after date of delivery. Supposed to be here Fridays but arrived Sunday just before noon. Nothing was cold after this length of time and I am afraid to eat as am afraid it is all spoiled. What a waste of money. Canceling my order today.

  2. | June 5, 2020

    Awesome food. I’ve tried a couple of the others and they have had a little weaker flavor or been too dry. It’s been easy for me. I’ts easier to reach them over e-mail or earlier in the day by phone. Other than that, great and helpful service so far!

  3. | August 20, 2019

    I’ve been on the vegan plan for a few weeks and so far so good.
    The macros are pretty balanced, though I wish some of the meals had higher protein (currently getting about 15g protein/meal on average).
    The quality of ingredients is great and I love that they’re organic and gluten free.
    The delivery is always on time and overall it’s a good service.

  4. | August 22, 2018

    Very happy with this service. It’s just my wife and myself. I’m a professional and work. Rather than spending hours shopping and preparing meals, we usually went out for our evening meal, that due to a lack of restaurant choices, left a lot to be desired. We did subscribe to freshnlean meal service. We chose 14 meals per wk.,7 standard plant based dinners and 7 low carb low cal dinners. We mic each, split each, and they’re great. The cost, vs going out is a push. Perfect for our situation. Shipping is included in their pricing. Been with them for 6 wks. Found their customer service folks to be helpful and honest. Received a 10% discount on all subsequent orders at time of subscription. 5 star rating!

  5. | July 15, 2018

    I’m very disappointed in the customer service. Being in the food industry I know how customer service is important. Also if you are looking for low carb meals don’t go here because they are loaded with beans and potatoes. I don’t know how the food taste because I couldn’t eat any of it.

  6. | April 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.

  7. | April 7, 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.

  8. | February 9, 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.

  9. | February 8, 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

  10. | February 2, 2018

    I hate to be that guy, but someone has to say it – too much money for not so good food. I’m not saying that it is totally bad, but for this kind of money, I expect to be more than happy with my meal and that is hardly the case.

  11. | October 9, 2017

    This company is awful. First off the food isn’t great. Talk about bland and boring. My husband ordered from them first and ended up cancelling his service due to the customer service reps being not at all helpful and clueless (this is only after 2 weeks of service & he had been requesting something simple). I tried placing an order and was charged but never received my order. I tried calling them, and after waiting 10 minutes, was transferred automatically to their voicemail. I stated my intent to cancel on that message but a call was never returned. Now they are trying to charge my card AGAIN even though I’ve never received anything from them to begin with. I will try again to call to cancel with the company but have also disputed the charge with my credit card company.

    BUYER BEWARE!!!!! Canceling the subscription service with customer service reps who don’t answer or respond is quite difficult!

  12. | July 22, 2017

    Oh, God, the website truly couldn’t be worse. I almost gave up on ordering, I was sooo annoyed. The food is fine, but not impressive.

  13. | July 21, 2017

    The quality is high, the meals are usually pretty tasty, but the prices could be a bit lower.

  14. | June 17, 2017

    It’s not that the service really sucks, it’s more that it’s just… meh.

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