[The following post is not sponsored by Daily Harvest.]
The holidays are over and everyone is two weeks into keeping up with their New Year’s resolutions for 2020. We all know it’s hard trying to work off all the rich food we ate between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve while keeping up with work and busy schedules. Thankfully, there’s a large selection of grocery/meal delivery services that can help ease the struggle.
I’ve always been an advocate for preparing food from start-to-finish…at least, as much as possible. But, with work and trying to potty train a new puppy, I need some help. So, I’m giving the meal delivery thing a try.
There are quite a few meal preparation/delivery services available now like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, Green Chef, Plated, Home Chef, Sun Basket, and probably 9 or 10 others I’m not thinking of at the moment. The issue I’ve discovered with the majority of meals offered is they include milk in almost everything. Some recipes you can leave the cheese off or butter out, but I don’t want to waste the ingredients.
When I saw the advertisements for Daily Harvest, I was intrigued. It’s like a luxury frozen meal delivery service. I know it may sound crazy going from home-prepared to frozen meal, but the ingredients Daily Harvest presented were unique and exciting combinations. The best part is the majority of the meals are non-dairy.
Here’s how this is going to work. I’m going to try two of the Daily Harvest cups per day and evaluate them for taste, health, price, and convenience. Then, I’ll review the pros and cons of the service overall.
Daily Harvest has several ‘plan’ options to choose from. I decided to start with 9-11 cups weekly at $7.75/cup. Their ‘best value’ plans start at $6.99/cup for 24-26 cups (either weekly or monthly), but I wasn’t quite ready to fork over $160-180 in one trial run.
Here are my first round of cup selections:
- Strawberry + Peach Smoothie
- Mango + Greens Smoothie
- Acai + Cherry Smoothie
- Mulberry + Dragon Fruit Oat Bowl
- Apple + Cinnamon Oat Bowl
- Sweet Potato + Wild Rice Hash Harvest Bowl
- Red Lentil + Cumin Harvest Bowl
- Quinoa + Chipotle Harvest Bowl
- Chocolate + Almond Chia Bowl
Since Daily Harvest offers $25 off the first plan, my first order total was $44.75 for 9 cups. $4.97/cup is not too shabby for a trial run. That is, if there’s enough food quantity or quality to meet the price. We shall see!
Stay tuned for my review of each cup and let me know if you’ve tried it yourself. Here we go!