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RealEats Quick Review:

RealEats is a prepared meal delivery service,  that provides healthy, chef-cooked meals that are designed to be ready in only 6 minutes. The company uses a unique technique of vacuum packing their meals to keep the food healthy and as fresh as possible.

  • Full Pricing: $$11.50 - $13.50 per serving
  • Shipping: FREE shipping for orders over $115
  • PREP MEALS
  • Updated June 2019

Intro to Real Eats meal delivery service

Each RealEats meal that you order is delivered fresh after having been thoughtfully prepared by one of their seasoned chefs. Their meals are never frozen and use only premium quality, mainly organic ingredients that are free of preservatives, additives or junk of any kind.

All it takes to heat a RealEats meal is a pot of boiling water and 6 minutes. Meet RealEats! RealEats is all about fresh, healthy meals delivered right to your door.

RealEats uses BPA-free, plasticizer, and phthalate free plastic pouches to pack their meals. These pouches are the same quality as used by many high-end gourmet restaurants for “sous-vide” style cooking. By vacuum-packing each meal, they lock in the flavor and nutrients of their ingredients, ensuring that the meals can keep fresh in the fridge for 7 days.

Who is it for?

RealEats is made for people who want to eat healthy and delicious meals at home. It is a perfect service for those who have a  focus on meals that are low in calories and nutritionally well balanced but who have little spare time to spend in the kitchen.

RealEats meal plans:

RealEats offer two types of subscriptions:

Dinner only – you simply choose the number of meals you would like to receive each week – 4, 6, 8 or 12

Breakfast+dinner – for this plan you also simply choose the number of meal you would like to receive each week. You can choose from 4, 6, 8 or 12 breakfasts and dinners.

The RealEats meal variety:

RealEats has a selection of 22 meals per week for you to choose from. The menu includes meals from the Chef Selections, Dinner Selections and Breakfasts selections that are updated on a weekly basis. Among the dishes, you will find many different styles of dishes from around the globe.

Choices include Mediterranean meals like Kofta Kebab and classic meals like Pan-Seared Bavette Steak or Beef Bolognese. There are Southwestern meals such as Southwest Grilled Chicken Bowl or Cajun Whitefish, Asian style meals like Honey Sesame Chicken or Thai Basil Chicken, and many more!

All RealEats meals are fully prepared and designed to be heated in 3-6 minutes. The company uses a special French cooking method, called “Sous-Vide” which means- “under vacuum”. This involves a process by which ingredients are vacuum sealed in a pouch, then gently cooked in a water bath.

The Sous-Vide method keeps the meals super fresh and healthy and avoids the addition of large amounts of fat or preservatives. This results in meals that are so much healthier and great for weight loss.

shrimps with grits by realeats
Shrimps with grits by RealEats
honey soy salmon real eats
Honey soy salmon Real Eats

RealEats meals – is it tasty?

Our mission at the Meal Kit Review is to try and taste first-hand every meal company that we review. This was no different for RealEats. Honestly,  we were really pleased with our experience with RealEats! We strongly believe that it is a great option for maintaining healthy eating without having to spend long hours in the kitchen. It undoubtedly a much better option than ordering takeout! The meals were simply delicious and felt like they had been freshly cooked at home.

Some of the meals we loved from the RealEats menu were: Shrimps with Grits, Honey Sesame Chicken with Asparagus, Shiitakes & Smashed Potatoes, Red Curry Shrimp with Mixed Veggies and Brown Basmati Rice. 

RealEats Delivery
RealEats Delivery

The RealEats delivery:

Your RealEats order arrives in a medium size branded box that is very well organized. The box is a thermally regulated shipping box with enough gel packs inside to keep the food cold during the shipping process. The meals themselves arrive in vacuumed plastic bag packaging, using the classic French “sous-vide” cooking style. Do not worry! These pouches are 100% food safe and are BPA-free, Plasticizer-free, Phthalate-free and are not at risk of any leaching. It is the same type of packaging used in many gourmet restaurants around the world.

The RealEats ingredients:

RealEats focus on creating healthy meals, using the best quality ingredients. Many of their meals are made from responsibly sourced ingredients, using locally sourced farm-fresh ingredients where they can.

The RealEats HQ in the heart of the rich agricultural region of Fingers Lakes. The culinary team makes sure to combine flavors from around the world using local ingredients sourced from regional farms. The result is a menu of simple, healthy, delicious meals you can’t find anywhere else.

RealEats website and ordering process:

The RealEats website is very clear and user-friendly. You can browse the different types of dishes and ordering options using the top toolbar under “On the menu”.

This menu is clear and detailed and includes the nutritional facts and calorie count of each meal. Everything looks tempting and delicious.

The ordering process is also very clear and straightforward. T first thing you will need to do is to choose your desired plan out of the 8 plans available. There are 4 different plans for both the dinner only plan and the  breakfast+dinner plan. Next, you will need to choose your meals for the following week and then check out. You need to make sure that you create an account after checking out for the first time, so that you can access your account, which is your ‘meal planner’ and then  plan your upcoming menus and manage your subscription (change plan, address, payment method, etc.)

Real eats cashier

Our conclusion:

If you are looking for a quick solution to eating healthy and low-calorie meals at home – RealEats is an amazing choice! The company delivers fully prepared and ready to heat and eat meals that contain healthy and fresh local ingredients. All their prepared meals are chef-cooked and designed to be ready to eat in 6 Minutes. Most of them contain less than 500 calories per serving!

We enjoyed all the meals we tasted from the RealEats menu. Everything felt really freshly cooked, like a homemade meal, and contained beautiful and healthy ingredients with lots of protein and vegetables.

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