Diving Into the Fresh 20

Red Onion

We’re taking our first steps into the Fresh 20 today.

After hearing positive reviews from several friends about the meal planning service, we signed up through a Groupon, downloaded the menu and set out grocery shopping. To be honest, I didn’t think I had a problem incorporating fruits and vegetables into my diet, but after leaving the produce section today, my grocery cart was LOADED with peppers, brussel sprouts, spinach and cauliflower.

I’m not gonna lie. I have high expectations for the meal plans. The site offers a menu and shopping list for a week’s worth of healthy meals using only 20 ingredients. Clients can select one of three menus: classic, vegetarian or gluten-free.

The site’s critics complain that anyone who can read a recipe book can create a menu plan and grocery list. And they’re right. And I have. But I always end up with an itemized list way longer (translate: more expensive) than I want.

The idea of using fewer ingredients further appeals to me. To me, it’s worth a couple bucks a month.

I’ll keep you updated on how we do, but right now, I’ve gotta go chop up some veggies.

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