Get my unbiased take on the freshness, quality and flavor of the prepared meal delivery service in this Factor 75 Review. They offer healthy entrees, meal prepped and shipped to your door, catering to diets like Keto, Paleo and low carb.
Factor 75 sent me a box to try, but I was not paid or influenced in my review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links and The Creative Bite earns a small commission if you purchase the items I share with you. Thank you for supporting my blog!
Prepared Meal Delivery Service
I have been enjoying lots of my meals from a variety of meal kit delivery services this year, but it is getting harder and harder to find time to cook those with my needy toddlers. I decided to try out some prepared meal options instead for quick meals I can enjoy in just minutes.
Factor 75 , who now goes by just Factor, has been one of the best prepared meal delivery services so far. I promise you they aren’t paying me to say this. They did reach out to me and offered to send me this box of 6 meals to try, but I am honestly just gushing about them because they are truly that great. I already placed another order, entirely on my own dime.
Honestly, I have just never been so impressed by the flavors and freshness from healthy prepared meals like this before. I couldn’t wait to share this Factor 75 review with you all!
Personally, I don’t follow any of the diets like Keto or Pablano, but I do like to eat low-carb when I can. This service does a great job to catering to all of these diets with their low carb, higher fat meals.
Cost of Factor 75
It is certainly more expensive than cooking for yourself, but time is money, as they say! Eliminating the daily chore of cooking dinner is well worth it while I am busy wrangling two crazy toddlers and trying to run a business.
Factor 75 meals range in price from $11-$15 depending on how many meals you order. An order of 6 meals like the one I received, would have cost $12.83 per meal shipped.
If you are wanting to just order one box to try it out, use the discount code CreativeBite25 with Factor 75 for $25 off your first order, which brings the meal prices down to about $8.67 per entree. It really is worth giving it a try.
JANUARY 2020 PROMO – Use code 2020Factor80 for $80 off your first four weeks of meals (expires 1/31/2020)
I talk about some more ways to save below, which can get your meals down to as low as $8.25/meal if you are wanting to commit to multiple deliveries from the service.
Meals Shipped to Home
These meals shipped to home come in an insulated box with ice packs. All of my meals arrived cold. They don’t ever freeze their meals, so they are fresher than some of the other prepared meal delivery options.
One concern I often hear people bringing up when it comes to meal kits or meal deliveries, is the waste. I checked out their website to find more information and it looks like most of their packaging is recyclable. Check out this article on how to recycle all the components. Science Daily also wrote a great piece on how meal deliveries aren’t as bad as one might think because they are substantially cutting down on food waste.
Factor 75 Review
The Factor 75 meals have been some of my favorite so far. I had been ordering lots of meals from Freshly, but I ended up feeding my kids many of those meals. There are still some I love from them, but the flavors in Factor 75 were way better in most of the meals I tried.
They are full of great flavor and I am excited to reach for them. They keep a lot of their meals in that 600-700 calorie range which is perfect for a dinner for myself.
I realized as I was writing this review, that I didn’t choose any chicken meals, which is so unlike me! I live for chicken recipes , but I was drawn to the beef, pork and lamb entrees from this meal delivery service. They do have a few chicken options as well as an occasional seafood, but they just didn’t look as good as the ones I did choose.
Healthy Meal Delivery Service
Factor 75 meals offer a good variety of Keto and a few Paleo options for people following those diets. It’s also great for individuals like myself who want a quick and healthy meal that isn’t too high in calories.
The one drawback to this service was that they do tend to have higher sodium content than some of the other meal deliveries available. Sure, this adds great flavor, but it would be ideal if the sodium was a bit lower. From my quick comparisons, it seems that their sodium content is comparable to popular frozen meal brands.
I added the sodium content to the meals that were still available on their website when I was writing this post, but sadly they don’t include the sodium content on their nutritional labels. For this reason, I wasn’t able to find the sodium for every meal.
Now, let’s get to my Factor 75 review! Check out a few of the highlights from this shipments of prepared meals and my summary below.
660 calories / 46g fat / 15g carb / 45g protein / 610mg sodium
Man oh man, was this delicious! Not like, oh I”m eating healthy and this is the best it can taste, kind of delicious. This was straight up tasty, no matter if you are eating healthy or not.
I skipped the broccoli because that isn’t something I will eat unless it is incorporated into a meal. The jalapenos added a great touch of spice and flavor to the already great meal.
This meal was Keto, which means it was low in carbs and subsequently higher in fat.
Cuban Pork with Mojo Red Onions
590 calories / 27g fat / 60g carb / 35g protein / 370mg sodium
This meal tasted good and was filling. The onions were served on the side, which is nice for people who aren’t big onion fans. I personally love onions, so I mixed them all in. The sauce included with it added some bright flavors to the otherwise simple meat, rice and onions.
It wasn’t anything to write home about, but it was a wholesome meal that I enjoyed. I probably wouldn’t order this meal again seeing there are much better options they offered in my opinion.
Green Chile Burger
720 calories / 30g fat / 63g carb / 55g protein /
Holy deliciousness!!! This burger sounded good, but I was blown away by the flavors in this particular entree. The burger is nestled on top of a green chile mixture. The burger was pretty tender and seasoned really well.
The star of the show for this dinner was the black beans on the side! These creamy beans are seasoned to perfection. I grabbed some blue corn tortilla chips from the pantry and gobbled up those beans like nobody’s business. The flavors in this dish seriously felt like I got takeout from an awesome Mexican joint!
Lamb Gyro Bowl
640 calories / 32g fat / 45g protein / 53g carb /
I am a sucker for tzatziki sauce, so I had to get this one when I was picking through their menu. It didn’t disappoint! Seasoned and shredded lamb was served on a bed of cauliflower rice and a side of vegetables including eggplant, zucchini, onions and purple potatoes. Unlike the broccoli or beans I didn’t eat in other meals, this was a yummy mix of vegetables I actually enjoyed.
The tzatziki wasn’t the traditional kind I am used to with cucumbers, but it was a super flavorful yogurt dill sauce that added great flavor and creaminess to the meal. I will definitely be ordering this Gyro Bowl again when it is on the menu.
Keto Poblano Bowl
670 calories / 53g fat / 38g protein / 13g carb /
This meal was Keto specific, so they aimed to make it very low carb. I do think a little cauliflower rice would have rounded it out perfectly. I get why they don’t add that when trying to cater to the Keto diet with some meals though. As far as flavors go, this one was absolutely delicious. The roasted poblano flavor really shined and the cheese and seasoned sour cream put it over the top.
Green beans aren’t my jam, so I gave this vegetable side to the kids again. The beans did seem to be buttered, so for people who are better about eating their vegetables, I’m sure they would enjoy them.
Moroccan Beef Tenderloin
610 calories / 46g fat / 42g protein / 13g carb /
This meal was the one I was least excited about and saved for last. I’m just not a huge steak person so I wasn’t dying to give it a try. When I did try it out, I was impressed with the flavors, which wasn’t a surprise after the other Factor 75 meals I have tried.
Seasoned tenderloin tips were served over a bed of cauliflower rice with a chermoula sauce and tomato salsa. I could have used a tad more tomato salsa with the meal, but otherwise I have no complaints.
This one called for only 90 seconds of microwave time, which was just enough to heat it up and still leave the beef quite tender. There were a couple small pieces that looked like end cuts that were a tad tough, but I was actually surprised how tender the meat was overall for being a microwave meal that had sat in my refrigerator for a week.
I did really enjoy the meal, but to be perfectly honest, it isn’t anything that I am dying to order again. That’s just because it isn’t my ideal kind of meal though. There is nothing to fault on the recipe and freshness of the meal itself.
Factor 75 Meals
As far as the Factor 75 menu goes, they change it up every Wednesday afternoon after their order cutoff for the week. While there were so many meals I was excited to order the week my box shipped, I will admit the following week was a bit less exciting for me.
I loved the meals so much I wanted to order some more right away. When I checked out the menu, all of my favorite meals were gone that week. That is a blessing and a curse with these types of meal delivery services. While it is great that they are changing up the menu to offer a variety, it also means that some of your favorites won’t be available every week.
The good news is that you choose what weeks you want to order, so you can easily just skip the weeks that aren’t as appealing. When this happens, I check out other options like Freshly to see if I am liking their menu better that week.
Factor 75 Review
To summarize this Factor 75 Review, their meals are absolutely delicious and include some of the freshest and best quality meals I have ordered from any company. I wanted to pick a favorite, but I really couldn’t decide between the Keto Poblano Bowl, Cheeseburger Casserole, Lamb Gyro Bowl and Green Chili Burger. The only downside to the actual food itself is the higher sodium.
If you follow a low fat diet, this meal service isn’t for you. Almost all of their meals contain a healthy amount of fat.
The price of these meals are high and it likely won’t be in everyone’s budget. For those that can afford the luxury of convenience, it is one of the best services out there. Right up there with a cleaning lady! LOL For me, meals like these are great to keep me on track with healthy eating.
I think they are worth the price tag, but with that said, I am all about finding a good discount. I have figured out a couple ways for us to save!
Factor 75 promo codes and discounts
If you are just wanting to try them out once or twice, use one of these promo codes,
CreativeBite25 – Discount code saves you $25 on your first order
CreativeBite40 – Discount code saves you $40 of your first 2 weeks of meals ($20 each week)
2020Factor80 – Discount code saves you $80 off your first four weeks of meals ($20 each week – expires 1/31/2020)
If you try out their meals and love them as much as I do, then you can take a look at their wellness packages for more long term savings. You can purchase a variety of packages that include Factor Bucks (which are essentially store credit) along with free nutritional coaching and some fun accessories.
For example, their starter package currently available is called Summertime Shape-up Package. This package costs $265 and includes $300 in Factor Bucks and one 60 minute nutritional consultation. That is a really great option, because not only are you saving 11.5% on all the meals you order, you are getting that consultation entirely free.
The highest package they currently offer is their Performance Package. This package costs $900 and includes $1200 Factor Bucks, which equates to a discount of 25% off the meals. On top of that, you get the following perks and accessories totally free with this package.
- 3-Month Nutrition Consulting Package ($404.99 value)
- Drawstring Bag
- Workout Towel
For me personally, I probably won’t use the nutrition consultations in the packages, but I know they could be very valuable to some people. I plan on signing up for the Lifestyle package which will give me a 20% discount on meals. Additionally, I will probably order 8-12 meals every 2-3 weeks and then freeze a few of them right away for the following week when I don’t order.
This will help drop my individual meal cost down to around $9-$10 per meal. When you factor out how much these higher quality ingredients would cost you to make yourself, you are really only spending a couple dollars more per meal for someone else to do all the work.
Let me know if you give them a try, I would love to know what you think!