Q: My kids are used to fast food? How will I get them to eat fresh food at home?
A: Get them involved. Kids are proud of what they make and more likely to taste it. Let them help peel carrots or measure ingredients. Sit down to dinner. Kids like to be the center of attention. Make a habit of dinner time being their time to shine. You might be surprised at what new dishes they will try. Making dinner can really be quality family time.
Q: Why do you only provide recipes for 5 meals?
A: Excellent question! Our research showed us that between leftovers, sports games and social events, very few families have the ability to eat at home 7 nights a week. One of our missions at The Fresh 20 is to reduce family waste. All of our recipes come with great leftover ideas and weekend quick meal tips so that you can make the most of your 5 meals!
Q: How many servings do the recipes feed?
A: In general, our recipes feed a family of four. If you have small children there may be enough for lunch the next day.
Q: I need to lose weight. Will The Fresh 20 help me?
A: Eating food that is fresh (preservative free) in modest quantities can be a positive influence on your weight. All menus reflect portion sizes that adhere to the basic diet principles of a balanced mixture of protein, carbohydrates and fat. Our meal portions are designed well below 600 calories for a full dinner. And don’t forget to drink lots of water!!!
Q: Do you post nutrition information?
Our philosophy is to create fresh meals that are appropriate portion sizes for optimal health without counting calories. Studies show that too much worrying about the nitty-gritty of calories can actually be counter productive to a healthy diet. We do not subscribe to any particular diet plan. In our experience, learning to eat without monitoring numbers is a valuable skill that will last a lifetime and withstand any diet fad.
As of March 2012, we have started including nutritional information for all subscribers.
Q: Do you have vegetarian meal plans?
A: Yes. We offer vegetarian plans. Our plans are dairy and egg inclusive but very vegan friendly.
Q: Are your meal plans suitable for diabetics?
A: Fresh 20 meals are created to be low in sugar, fat and cholesterol. If you have special dietary needs based on a medical condition you should seek a doctor for advice.
Q: What does “living green” mean?
A: A green lifestyle can be anything from recycling your bottles , growing your own vegetables to using solar power. The Fresh 20 adheres to the basic principles of “green” by using organic, local ingredients whenever possible and minimizing waste.
Q: I don’t have any special cooking equipment? Will I be able to follow the recipes?
A: Absolutely! The meal can be made with very little special equipment. When special equipment like a slow cooker is used, there will always be an alternative way suggested.
Q: How do I cancel my recurring subscription payments (3 month subscribers only)?
A: If you wish to cancel, You must stop any recurring payments via your PayPal dashboard before your next payment date. PayPal issues a cancel confirmation. You will still have access for the remainder of your current subscription.
Q: Can I change my plan choice after I have subscribed?
A: Our plans are sold separately and once purchased there is not switching between plans. Our service is similar to a magazine subscription model. We understand that needs change and many families have a multi-diet household. Existing members may add on a second annual subscription at 50% off the retail price. This discount does not apply to monthly subscriptions or lunch.
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