If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I eat Daily Harvest meals on the reg. I get a lot of questions about what Daily Harvest is and which cups are my favorite from those of you who are interested in trying it out. I wanted to share more information about the company and which cups/bowls I like best so you can easily refer back to it! In this post I am sharing what I love about Daily Harvest, including my favorite products of theirs.
Disclosure: I am affiliated with Daily Harvest and I do receive a small commission each time my coupon code is used to purchase their products. I am not being paid to write this post.
As always, I only share products that I actually use and love. Thank you for supporting Wellness For The Win. My discount code is “wellnessforthewin” and gets you 3 free cups with your order.
What is Daily Harvest?
In case you haven’t heard me talk about Daily Harvest, or ever heard of the company period, I wanted to provide a brief description of what they are about.
Daily Harvest is passionate about making it easier for people to eat more whole fruits and vegetables. They do this by delivering their frozen, vegan, whole-food based products straight to your door! The slogan on their site says, “We take care of food so food can take care of you.”
Some of the products Daily Harvest offers include:
- Oat Bowls
- Chia Bowls
- Harvest Bowls
Click here to check out their site and the wide variety of products they offer.
What I Love about daily harvest
Daily Harvest has a ton of delicious options to choose from, but honestly, the convenience factor is HUGE for me. You can have a tasty, healthy meal ready to go in five minutes flat.
I have found myself relying on things that I can quickly heat up in the microwave more and more lately. I do my very best to meal plan, prep, cook fresh meals and do all the things, but that isn’t always realistic with my crazy schedule.
Sometimes I need something that I can quickly stick in my lunch box and heat up at work, or a smoothie that I can toss in the blender without having to gather and put away 20 different ingredients. Their smoothies, harvest bowls and overnight oats make healthy easy and have truly become a staple for me.
Another thing that I really love about Daily Harvest is the ingredients. They are committed to providing whole food ingredients, no unnecessary additives or preservatives like many frozen meals contain. Also, when you take off the lid, you can really SEE all of the delicious ingredients in there and they are just gorgeous. *heart eyes*
are frozen fruits and vegetables good for you?
It’s a common misconception that fresh fruits and vegetables are superior to canned and frozen produce. As a dietitian, I hear this all the time.
But guess what? Frozen fruits & vegetables are loaded with nutrients! They are typically picked at peak ripeness, when they are most nutritious. This allows them to lock in all of the nutrients when they are frozen. Once harvested, vegetables (that are meant to be frozen) are usually washed, blanched, cut, frozen and packaged all within a few hours.
Fruit is typically not blanched, as this can affect the texture. They can be treated with ascorbic acid or added sugar to prevent spoiling. Typically, no chemicals are added to produce prior to freezing. Source: Healthline.
If you look at the ingredients list of fruits and vegetables in the frozen aisle, most of them only contain the one ingredient in the package, i.e. corn, carrots, edamame, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. This is what you want to look for, and try to reduce frozen fruits & veggies with unnecessary added sugars and/or sodium.
Unfortunately, fresh produce slowly loses nutrients during transit time to the store and while it’s sitting on the shelves. This is why purchasing local and in-season produce is a great choice when possible! There is less time for this nutrient loss to occur.
However, there are pros and cons to BOTH methods, and evidence suggests that the nutritional content of fresh and frozen produce is similar. For more info on this, click here.
BOTTOM LINE: ALL types of produce contribute important, beneficial nutrients to our diets (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, FIBER, etc.), and we should just try to eat more fruits and veggies, period. When it comes to fresh vs. frozen vs. canned, you should make your decision based on what is available to you, what fits into your budget, your personal needs/preferences, etc.
MY FAVORITE DAILY HARVEST CUPS
I will admit; I’m totally a creature of habit and go back to the same cups all the time. I know what I like, okay!? Below I am sharing my favorite Daily Harvest products I have tried thus far.
My Personal Faves:
- Cauliflower Rice + Pesto Harvest Bowl
- Sweet Potato + Wild Rice Hash Harvest Bowl
- Broccoli + Cheeze Harvest Bowl
- Quinoa + Chipotle Harvest Bowl
- Strawberry + Peach Smoothie (I add protein powder)
- Chocolate + Blueberry Smoothie
- Cacao + Avocado Smoothie
- Chocolate + Hazelnut Smoothie
- Cinnamon + Banana Oat Bowl
FYI: for Harvest Bowls you microwave them as they are, oats/smoothies add your liquid of choice (i.e. milk or almond milk), and for soups you can add water or broth.
Keep in mind there are still a TON of flavors I haven’t tried, so don’t be afraid to branch out from this list! I know which ingredients I do/do not like and tend to make my selections based on that. And again… I have a hard time not going back to my faves. : )
Full disclosure: there have been a few bowls/smoothies that I didn’t love, but that’s just personal preference. For example, I don’t really like the taste of turmeric, so I typically avoid bowls that contain that. I also don’t love the texture of chia pudding, etc. But if you love those things, give them a try!!!
Lastly, some of these do not contain a ton of protein. In those cases I will serve it alongside a protein source and/or add protein, i.e. chicken breast, fried egg or veggie burger with Harvest Bowls, or adding protein powder to smoothies, etc.
Where Can I Buy daily harvest Products?
I know it’s a bit of a bummer and a commitment, but Daily Harvest products are only available online by subscription. You can use my discount code “wellnessforthewin” for 3 free cups with your first order.
HOW MUCH DOES DAILY HARVEST COST?
The more you receive per month, the better the value is. It may seem expensive, but sometimes the convenience factor is worth it, especially if it helps you eat healthier, even when you’re super busy! You can always skip a delivery, change your box size, and/or change your selections at any time, so it’s very flexible.
Click here and enter your zip code to see the different plan options.
USE discount CODE “WELLNESSFORTHEWIN” TO GET MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
Again, you can use my discount code “wellnessforthewin” to get 3 free items with your first order so you can try several different options and find which ones you love!
Now you know what I love about Daily Harvest and how it has made my life so much easier! I really hope this post was helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions by commenting below or messaging me on Instagram @wellnessforthewin.
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Thanks so much for reading!