It’s back to school in just over a week. I can’t believe how fast this summer went by. Many of you will be busy organizing your kids for school with shopping trips for new fall clothes, getting your kids back on a school sleep schedule and planning lunch and dinner meals for your families. All of this is a heavy burden on working parents. One way that you can simplify your busy back-to-school schedule is by incorporating eFresh Meals into your life. This meal delivery service allows you to subscribe and order healthy meals prepared by a chef on a weekly basis. eFresh Meals provide a wide variety of choices for different eating profiles, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free. Congratulations to Kelly P. who won one week’s worth of eFresh Meals. [Disclosure: I was provided with a week’s worth of complimentary eFresh Meals in order to review them for this blog post.]
I was advised to order my eFresh Meals by Friday in order to receive them on Monday. I placed my order on a Tuesday and ordered Chicken Pad Thai, Teriyaki Salmon, Bacon-Wrapped Beef Kebab, Singapore Rice Noodles and Chicken Shawarma. Each of my meals served one person and ranged from $15.50 to $16.10 each. You can choose to place your order on a one time basis or on a changeable weekly plan that renews every week.
I was advised that the meals would be delivered between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday in a refrigerated, temperature-controlled package. eFresh Meals informed me that this package keeps food cold for up to 36 hours in summer heat. I had to go out so I left a note for the delivery person to place the package near our gate, which is out of the sightline of people walking along the sidewalk. When I arrived home, the package had been delivered and placed near our gate as requested.
I received a total of five meals, which I ended up splitting with my mother. The meals I ordered really do serve only one person although family meals, which serve four people, are also available.
I like that the packaging on each meal lists the following features: ingredients, calories, carbohydrates, protein, fats and sodium, as well as directions for heating up in the oven or microwave. I ended up heating my meals in the microwave.
I noticed that these meals had been prepared in a very healthy manner, without a lot of frying or high fat sauces and each meal came with a healthy portion of rice or noodles, suitable for low carb diets. My favourite meal was the Chicken Shawarma. The chicken was juicy and deliciously spiced. The Chicken Pad Thai was given a healthy spin, made with zucchini pasta, peanuts and sprouts. These flavours melded beautifully! The Teriyaki Salmon was cooked well and marinated in the classic sweet and sour sauce. The vegetables served with the Teriyaki Salmon were perfectly cooked al dente – I would have loved more of them!
I enjoyed the Singapore Rice Noodles – they were lightly stir fried and spicy, just the way I like them. Although the description on the website said that this dish included shrimp, I didn’t notice any unless they were diced very finely.
All in all, I was pleased with the quality of meals I received from eFresh Meals. I can see that eFresh Meals would be a huge time-saver for any working person, whether a parent or not.
Congrats to Kelly P. who won our giveaway of one week’s worth of eFresh Meals, value $100. Giveaway restricted to residents in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) including Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Toronto, Pickering, Oshawa, Ajax, Whitby, Markham, Kleinburg, Georgetown, and Woodbridge. Must be 18+.
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