Easy Meal Prep with Perfect Fit Meals

They say a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. Chores and errands? Done. Planning my workouts for the week? Check. Food for breakfast, lunch and dinner? LOL. Yeah… some weeks, not so much.

I can’t say meal prepping is my favorite thing to do on Sundays and there are lazy Sundays when I can’t muster the motivation to visit the grocery store and cook my meals for the week. Buying prepared meals is my only viable option and finding healthy choices can be challenging and expensive too if I’m eating out. Can anyone else relate to the pain of $10+ salads from Whole Foods?

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When Perfect Fit Meals reached out to me, I was curious to try their prepared meals. I’ve seen the ready-to-eat meals quite a few times at my Kroger, but never thought to take a closer look. Perfect Fit Meals is a Houston-based company that creates these dietician approved, portion controlled meals for busy bodies, like myself, that need more healthy meal prep options.

At first glance, the packaging is quite strange. It’s definitely not a frozen meal. They are portioned meals in white trays that appear to be vacuumed sealed. It’s actually a refrigerated product and looks like something you could take with you to outer space. The instructions are pretty simple. Tear off the front label, stick it in the microwave for 2 minute and voila! Lunch! The steam from inside the package pushes the plastic out and it’s like waiting for a bag of popcorn to pop. After you remove it from the microwave, you peel off the plastic and enjoy.

I had the chance to try six different meals. I love a good variety. There were two standouts that I thought were tasty and would try again, but there were also a few that I wasn’t a huge fan of eating. Here’s what I thought about each dish:

Coconut Chicken: First glance and I was sure I wouldn’t like this one. It didn’t look appealing at all. To my surprise, this was probably one of my favorite meals of the batch. It was tasty and I loved the flavor in the rice. The snap peas weren’t too memorable though.

Herb Crusted Chicken: Super bland. There was no flavor at all. I finished it for the sake of getting in my protein.

Havana Chicken: Also a bland entree I wasn’t crazy about.

Chicken Parmesan: I was really excited about this one. Healthy renditions of chicken parm usually come out great. I thought it was ok. There was a good amount of chicken and I felt more satisfied with this portion.

Not very pretty to look at.

Not very pretty to look at.

Chipotle Chicken Sausage: This was my least favorite and did not look appetizing. It smelled great, but was also very bland. I didn’t finish this one.

Turkey Enchilada Casserole: Totally thought this one was going to be disappointing, but I actually really liked it. It’s too bad the tortilla chips are soggy, but it was really good. I inhaled this one and wanted more.

It appears that Perfect Fit Meals has 16 total entrees to choose from and I was disappointed that I didn’t like most of the ones I got. The turkey casserole and coconut chicken were my favorite of the batch and I’d get them again.

Since the packaging was so unique, I found out that Perfect Fit Meals uses a highly pressurized process which pasteurizes the meals without adding heat or destroying any nutrients. This process also preserves these ready-to-eat meals and allows the meals to last 25-30 days. The prices per meal range between $6-$8 and is really reasonable.

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Pros: Price point, easy, convenient, and longer shelf life would be my biggest takeaways as someone who is constantly on-the-go and needs a good meal prep option. Each meal is about 300 calories or so and doesn’t seem to have a lot of added stuff to it.

Cons: Hit and miss with flavorful meals. I personally thought the portion sizes were on the small side. Compared to other prepared food companies, it’s definitely comparable to the small sizes. I was hungry again in the afternoon. It might work better if it’s part of a meal plan where you eat every few hours and not just a lunch substitute.

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Overall, I like the concept and the conveniences Perfect Fit Meals offers. It’s certainly a step up for people who are accustomed to buying frozen meals. I think this is a much better option than that. Just based on my tasting sample, I think some of the recipes should be tweaked. If the product is delicious, this could be a great option for Lazy Me on Sundays to prepare for the week.

To review Perfect Fit Meals, Deep Fried Fit received free product and compensation. However, all opinions are her own.

Comments

  1. It’s definitely a step up from frozen meals like lean cuisine! But I personally didn’t enjoy most of the meals I received/picked out. Most lacked flavor. I like the concept but I think I would try another company and compare it to this one next time.

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      I agree. I had a similar experience. Of the 6 meals, I only liked 2 of them. There’s definitely some room for improvement in the taste department. I hope they can improve on them, because I really like the idea of ready to eat meals that arent frozen or chock full of preservatives.

      1. They lack seasoning.. it states on the the package “season to taste ” they make them bland so we can adjust taste
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  2. Awesome review!! At first glance they do look strange but I am intrigued that they are based out of Houston! Another good point is that they have a dietitian on stuff doing the meals, however, It’s disappointing though that you only liked 2 out of 6! 😕 I would still try for myself at least the two you enjoyed!

    Great post!
    Xoxo,
    Jerica

  3. I am going to have to try out the 2 that you liked. It is always good to have some backup meals, especially on lazy prep weeks!

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      Exactly!!! I sooo not a meal prep master. I could definitely learn a few things from you 😛

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      Thank you!! I hope you like the ones I did. I am curious to try a few more because I love the convenience!! Thanks for reading 🙂

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      Yea! I like that the shelf life lasts a while. I have a bad habit of forgetting to eat my food and having it go bad quickly. Definitely the turkey enchilada one!

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      It is really yummy!! Glad to know my taste buds weren’t wrong and someone else likes it haha

  4. Somehow I knew this was going to be the result. Glad to see the utter honesty. Thanks! 🙂

  5. I started buying these meals also. They do say on the package to season the meals to (your) taste. I think that’s the reason they may be kind of bland to people.. it gives that person more control over how much seasoning they like on their meals. Once I add my own seasoning; I like more the meals available. I like that they don’t have a lot of additives in the meals, and the protein portions are pretty decent. The roasted pork loin is really good.

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