In today's fast-paced world, eating meals that are both tasty and nutritionally balanced can be a challenge for many people. With busy schedules and limited time, it's often easier to grab a quick and unhealthy meal on-the-go.
This is where pre-made meal delivery services like Factor Meals come in, providing balanced, pre-made meals delivered right to your doorstep. However, with convenience comes a price.
In this article, we'll take a closer look at Factor Meals pricing to determine whether it's a good value compared to similar services.
What Is Factor Meals & How Does It Work?
Before jumping into Factor’s pricing, let’s first go over exactly what they are and how they work so everyone is on the same page.
Factor Meals is a pre-made meal delivery service that offers a variety of meal plans, including Chef’s Choice, Protein Plus, Keto, Calorie Smart, and Vegan & Veggie. It's important to note that Factor's Calorie Smart plan is geared towards those who are looking to use their meal delivery service to lose weight and their Keto plan is geared towards those who are looking to follow the keto diet.
Once you sign up for their service, you will receive pre-made meals that are designed by their in-house dieticians and prepared by their chefs. Factor's meals are made with whole foods, lean proteins, vegetables, and other nutrient-dense ingredients.
In addition to their meals, Factor also offers a marketplace where you can purchase add-ons like snacks, juices, pre-cooked meats, desserts, and more. These add-ons come at an extra cost to their meal plan pricing (more on that below).
Factor Meals operates on a subscription-based model, and you will receive meals on a weekly basis. You can choose your meals until Wednesday each week, and if you haven't chosen your meals, Factor will do so for you based on your plan preferences and any previous meals you've purchased.
Should you decide that Factor Meals isn’t the right fit, you can cancel your plan at any time.
Factor Meals Pricing Breakdown
Factor Meals offers pricing based on the number of meals you select when you sign up. This means that regardless of the plan you choose, your price per meal will remain the same.
Below is a breakdown of the cost per meal and total cost for each of their plans:
- 6 meals per week plan comes out to $13.49 per meal and $80.94 per week.
- 8 meals per week plan comes out to $12.99 per meal and $103.92 per week.
- 10 meals per week plan comes out to $12.49 per meal and $124.90 per week.
- 12 meals per week plan comes out to $11.99 per meal and $143.88 per week.
- 14 meals per week plan comes out to $11.49 per meal and $160.86 per week.
- 18 meals per week plan comes out to $10.99 per meal and $197.82 per week.
It's worth noting that this pricing model is different from other pre-made meal delivery services I’ve tried, which often have varying prices for different meal plans (e.g. Keto, Vegetarian, Vegan, Whole30). This is mainly due to the fact that meat-based meals are going to cost more than plant-based meals. For example, Trifecta Nutrition charges $110.99 per week for their 7 meals per week Keto plan and $99.99 for their Vegetarian plan, an $11 difference. On the other hand, Factor Meals charges the same price for both their Keto and Vegan & Veggie plans.
Comparing Factor Meals Pricing To Similar Services
When it comes to pre-made meal delivery services, there are plenty of options available in the market. However, not all of them offer the same variety as Factor Meals. While there are other services that offer keto meal plans, there are few that also provide options for protein-focused meals, calorie restricted meals, vegetarian and vegan meals, and more.
With that said, below are the pre-made meal delivery services that are most comparable to Factor Meals and the prices that they charge per meal (including both the highest and lowest per meal costs available).
Factor Meals Pricing vs. Trifecta Nutrition Pricing
Trifecta Nutrition’s costliest per-meal plan would be their 7 entrees and 7 breakfasts Keto plan (14 meals per week) at $15.35 per meal. They’re cheapest per-meal plan would be their 14 entrees and 7 breakfasts Vegan plan (21 meals per week) at $11.43 per meal.
In contrast, Factor Meals' price per meal ranges from $10.99 (on the low end) to $13.49 (on the high end).
As you can see, Factor Meals comes in significantly cheaper than Trifecta Nutrition.
You can read my full review of Trifecta Nutrition here.
Factor Meals Pricing vs. Fresh n Lean Pricing
When it comes to Fresh n Lean, their highest cost per meal is $15.99 for their Keto meal plan which includes 5 dinners per week. On the other hand, their lowest cost per meal is $9.99 for their Vegan Low Carb plan, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 7 days a week.
Factor is only cheaper than Fresh n Lean if you go with Factor’s largest plan (which comes out to $10.99 per meal). If you go with Factor’s smallest plan (which comes out to $13.49 per meal), Fresh n Lean is cheaper (at $9.99 per meal).
You can read my full review of Fresh n Lean here.
Factor Meals Pricing vs. Cookunity Pricing
On the high end Cookunity comes in at $13.59 per meal on their 4 meal per week plan and on the low end they come in at $11.09 per meal on their 16 meal per week plan.
Factor Meals offers a lower price point on their most expensive cost per meal plan, with a price of $13.49 per meal. On the low end, Factor Meals comes in slightly higher than Cookunity at $10.99 per meal.
You can read my full review of Cookunity here.
Is Factor Meals A Good Value?
It’s clear to see that the bigger your Factor Meals plan, the less you’ll pay per meal.
Comparing the price per meal (on the high and low end) to other similar services, we can see that Factor Meals is a decent value. While they aren’t always they cheapest, they did frequently beat out the other comparable services.
When deciding if Factor Meals is a good value for you, it's important to consider not only the per-meal cost, but also the convenience and quality of the meals. While some meal delivery services may have lower per-meal costs, they may not offer the same level of convenience, variety, or quality as Factor Meals. I highly suggest that you read my full reviews of all the meal delivery services I compared Factor to in order to get a better sense of what they offer that may be different from Factor.
Overall, though, while there may be other pre-made meal delivery services with plans that offer lower per-meal costs, Factor Meals still comes in cheaper more often than not. Based on the data, the best value Factor Meals plan would be their largest option at 18 meals per week plan, which comes out to $10.99 per meal.
Have a question about Factor Meals’ pricing? Let me know in the comments!
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