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By now I’m sure that most of you have heard of Daily Harvest. Smoothies, Harvest Bowls, Bites, Flatbreads, Scoops; the list goes on. But when it’s all said and done, is Daily Harvest worth the investment? Does it taste good? How does it work? Is it worth it? Let’s get to the bottom of some of these questions!
A few years ago I received an email message from Daily Harvest asking if I’d be interested in trying some of the food and potentially becoming an affiliate. At the time I felt that life was too busy (which seems so laughable now), so I ignored the email and went on my merry way. However, after some time and seeing so much buzz about Daily Harvest online, I figured it couldn’t hurt to check it out. After, becoming an affiliate isn’t a marriage proposal!
Daily Harvest shipped me a few boxes of their food earlier this year, and once again my busyness got in the way. Thank goodness the foods are frozen and has a great shelf life! It wasn’t until summer hit that I tried them. I was selling a home by myself, working full time, and sitting in the aftermath of a very scary medical situation when I realized that eating healthy food was actually possible thanks in very large part to the amazing team at Daily Harvest. During those really hard times I ate so well, and I believe that’s a huge part of what helped me get through.
Now, that’s all well and good, right? I ate good-for-me food…this isn’t news if you’ve been here for a few minutes. But did I like it? Did it taste good? Would I buy it with my own cash dollars? Let’s keep going!
What is Daily Harvest?
Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, right? Daily Harvest makes chef-crafted food built on sustainably-sourced fruits + vegetables that’s nourishing and delicious. It’s easy to prep and delivered right to your door. When your box arrives, the contents are frozen which means you can easily transfer to your freezer and move on with your day.
Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, snacks, or dinner, Daily Harvest has an item for you. They also come in single servings, making it a convenient option when you just need a meal for one, pronto. All that needs to be done is adding liquid (specifically for the smoothies), or a quick warm-up and voila! Good-for-you food, fast.
Does Daily Harvest taste good?
Short answer: YES (for the most part). Long answer: there are still a handful of flavors and ingredients that me, a non-vegan, had to get used to (nutritional yeast, etc), but I was more than pleased with everything I tried. The smoothies were all fantastic: perfectly sweet, a great balance of flavors, and a creamy texture. 10/10 for those! I even tried a savory Oat Bowl for the first time, and fell absolutely head-over-heels in love with the Chickpeas & Coconut Curry Harvest Bake. I can honestly say I never felt I had to add anything, and looked forward to trying a new flavor or texture every time.
Who would enjoy Daily Harvest?
As someone who is always working to get more plants in my diet, I believe anyone who is doing the same (or wanting to do the same) would enjoy it. I’ve mentioned several times that I’m not vegan, but I absolutely loved the food. I would also venture to say that anyone who, well, likes food would also enjoy these delicious options!
Another huge benefit is obvious: this is good food for busy people. On the days when I wake up at 4am to work, start homeschooling from 6am-8am, work to be online for my job the rest of the day, run to activities and appointments, find a few minutes to exercise, and then get home in time to scramble for dinner…Daily Harvest is there to help. It tastes great, is good for me, and is simple to fix whether it’s as the main course or a side dish.
Who might not enjoy Daily Harvest?
Honestly, the biggest downside for me is the cost, although I find that Daily Harvest is comparably priced to similar quality brands in the stores where I live. The truth remains that you could, of course, create your own similar meals at home; however, that does take away from the convenience side as compared to the service.
Another issue would be someone looking to have more non-vegan protein in their meals. If you’re looking for a sort of all-inclusive non-vegan meal, Daily Harvest won’t be it. It’s easy enough to have meat on the side, though!
Is Daily Harvest worth it?
This answer is twofold for me. YES, it is worth it to have extra good-for-me food in the freezer for those times when you just don’t have a better way of eating healthy. When you spread the cost out over a longer period of time it’s more than worth it for me. However, for the diet I enjoy and because I love cooking, it is not worth making every single meal a Daily Harvest meal. When it’s spread out, though? I’m all in!
Will I continue to buy Daily Harvest?
YES! I absolutely will. I see it as a tool in my busy mom toolbelt that will only help me to continue to operate at my max potential without sacrificing my health and sanity!
So there you have it, friends! I hope this review helps someone out there figure out whether or not the meals are worth the investment. If you decide you’d like to try Daily Harvest for yourself, I’d be honored if you would sign up with this link (the commission I earn helps keep the lights on around here)!
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