I’m a huge fan of TrueFood Kitchen and healthy eating, but it’s usually expensive and difficult to cook this way and still make the food taste good, so I decided to give Daily Harvest a try and got 6 flatbreads, 7 bowls, and a smoothie cup from their 14 item bundle. When I stacked a new user promotion along with an American Express promotion, it came out to be about $60 for all 14 items, after taxes and fees, which was not a bad deal at ~$4.30/item.
Compared to the other meal delivery plans I have tried, Daily Harvest is definitely my favorite because you don’t have to do much preparation other than heating things up. The ingredients are clean and impressed me and I wish I had added the ice cream to my first order to try since I found out later that they are vegan, made of coconut cream and they use maple syrup as a sweetener, and they don’t use any binders like guar gum, but I was trying to be super healthy when I was placing the order.
While the bowls are very convenient (you just pop them into the microwave or on a stove top), I didn’t think they tasted that much better than a frozen Amy’s meal from Whole Foods, so in my next order, I plan to decrease the number of bowls and substitute for flatbread and ice cream.
I thought the gluten-free flatbreads were delicious, but the centers were soggy the first time I made it, so I decided to solve that problem by breaking them apart into halves or thirds and putting them on a small baking rack like this one when I put it into the oven, which fixed the soggy center problem (make sure you check the size of the baking rack so you know if it’s the right size for your oven or toaster.) Breaking it apart when it’s frozen and then baking them can get a little bit messy but it created more “edges” than when it was one piece. Even if you don’t break them apart, the baking rack helps a lot towards bringing more crispiness to the crust. Previously, I was putting them on a pizza pan, which didn’t have airflow on the bottom of the flatbread, resulting in the soggy center. They satisfied my “bread” desire quite well and I liked most of the flavors.
I only got one smoothie cup because it’s just frozen fruit that you blend it up–it’s easy enough to make from frozen fruit you get at the supermarket or even fresh fruit, but I wanted to give it a try to see what it was like.
Overall, I think Daily Harvest is definitely worth giving a try if you are health-conscious and don’t like to cook or don’t have time to (I am not a brand affiliate or anything,) but if you order through my link, we do both get $35 off the shipment. My next shipment will comprise of only flatbreads and the ice cream (I don’t drink caffeine so I’m not trying their lattes.) However, my main issue with it is that I wish the flatbreads weren’t wrapped in so much plastic which feels wasteful (maybe there is a more biodegradable option?) and I think I would get tired of eating the same thing week after week if this was the primary meal I ate, so it may work better for people as a once a month delivery, if you like a lot of variety in your food.