In most aspects of my life, I’m a planner, and meal prep and planning is no different! At the beginning of every week I sit down to plan the meals for the week and make my grocery list. Hands down, the worst part isn’t grocery shopping with kids in tow or cooking every night, but actually deciding what to make. It takes a lot of effort to make fresh, healthy meals for a family every night. That’s why I was thrilled to try out Miss Fresh, a new meal delivery service that simplifies every step of the meal planning process.
Miss Fresh is a Canadian company that aims to help people lead a healthier lifestyle by making it easy to eat delicious food at home. They really do simplify the meal planning process – you just go online and look through the menu for the following weeks, choose the meals you would like and the size.
For our first week, we chose the Mahi Mahi Burgers with Spicy Mayo, Lemony Chicken with Salsa Verde, and Lemony Broccoli Rabe with Sausages. As promised, the box of ingredients is delivered to your doorstep in an insulated box. One of our boxes was left out in the heat for a few hours before we got there, and everything was still cold inside when I got home! The first time we had ours delivered, the box came pretty late in the evening, after the advised time frame, but the second box we ordered came midday, within the time frame, and was delivered by UPS.
Along with the ingredients, you get a recipe page for each recipe with ingredients, and step-by-step instructions on the other side to follow along. Although you do have instructions, you do need to have basic kitchen skills to make the recipes. I felt a bit like a Masterchef contestant preparing the mahi mahi, as I’m not used to preparing fish. I love having the recipes so I can repeat the yummy ones on my own!
All the ingredients are divided up by recipe and labelled to make it really easy when it’s time to prep. I have a particular fondness for teeny tiny things, and the bitty bottles that some of the ingredients came in make me strangely happy!
The days I tried Miss Fresh made meal prep so easy – not a lot of time spent trying to plan and prep meals, and we ended up with meals that were healthy and yummy – food I was happy to serve my family.
The first meal we tried was the mahi mahi burgers – I am happy to report that the entire family ate the burgers, even Lily!
Next up was the Lemony Broccoli Rabe with Sausage – another hit with the family. It was super easy to prepare, and very quick from start to table.
Last up in this delivery was the Lemony Chicken with Salsa Verde. I wasn’t sure how the kids would feel about it, since the salsa verde was made with anchovies and capers, among other things – but Lily actually ate it plain with a spoon. Everyone polished off the chicken in no time!
My top reasons for loving all over Miss Fresh?
- Easy – you just pick your meals online, and the ingredients and recipes are delivered right to you.
- All the meals can be made in under 30 minutes (perfect for when I go back to work!)
- The meals are healthy, and use flavours that are a little different so it encourages the whole family to try some new flavors
- The meals are more upscale for a meal delivery service (have you ever seen mahi mahi on the other sites?)
- All the seasonings and herbs are fresh – I find it makes such a difference in cooking
There were only a few downfalls to Miss Fresh. The first was the portion size – they are probably appropriate portions, but if you have a big appetite you might find them on the small side. Secondly, it is intended to be used as a regular meal delivery service – meaning you have to enter your credit card number and the service keeps repeating until you cancel. With that being said, you can easily skip as many weeks as you want with no penalty – you just have to remember to do it! We skipped quite a few weeks and then I ordered another week of meals to try (Ryan’s favourite meal so far was in our second order – the pan seared beef and papaya salad. If you get the chance, give it a try!). I wish you had the option to just log in and order meals whenever you feel like it – instead you have to either keep skipping weeks or deactivate your account.
If you want to give Miss Fresh a try, you can hop over to their website and use promo code BRAWCRAW25 to get $25 off your first order!