Despite the common myth that all moms love cooking for their kids, that just isn’t me.
Yes, I love the occasional holiday, birthday and sometimes even Saturday cooking, but 3 meals a day is beyond me.
After a hard day at work, I have no time - or patience - to cook a balanced meal, help the kids with the homework, and get them bed. The kids enjoy their frozen pizzas or burgers and fries, but I’ve got to feed them something more nutritious than greasy fast food.
After 3 nights of takeout, I was feeling super sluggish and realized that my eating habits needed a change. Luckily, the following day, one of my mom-friends - Carrie - suggested we give Factor a try.
I’d never heard of them, but Carrie said that Factoroffers chef-curated, nutritionist-designed meals that are ready-to-eat in minutes. It seemed too good to be true. There had to be a catch, right? Either the servings were too small or it was insanely expensive. But since she was so excited about it, I decided to look it up.
From their website, I discovered that Factor has a weekly rotating menu and I could choose whether I preferred Keto, plant-based, vegetarian, low carb, high-protein, low-calorie, dairy-free or Paleo meals. Their meals don’t contain gluten, hormones, antibiotics, preservatives, or refined sugars. Wow - how great for the kids - not to mention me!
With Factor, there’s no grocery shopping, prep work or cooking required. Each meal arrives fully prepared and never frozen. All I’d have to do was heat them in the oven or microwave. It only takes minutes so I quickly signed up.
I chose 6 meals a week which came out to about $12.83 per meal. Then I picked a range of different recipes, some Calorie smart, some Keto, and some chef’s favourites. I sampled the Parmesan Pesto Chicken with Steamed Spinach, Roasted Green Beans & Grape Tomatoes first. I couldn’t believe how incredibly delicious it was.
Factor's gourmet chefs use fresh ingredients from their network of trusted partners to craft meals that are so mouthwatering, it's hard to believe they're healthy. After only one meal, I already felt less sluggish.
Factor has a wide variety of recipes, so there’s always something new to try. There’s a mix of superfoods, fruits, and vegetables. With each and every meal, I say, “this is the best, most yummy meal I didn’t have to cook. And the kids say, “you say that every night, Mom.” Can I just say the Chile-Spiced Pork Chop with Kidney Bean-Corn Salad, Roasted Carrots & Potatoes has to be my favorite to date.
I can’t believe what a lifesaver Factor is for me and my family. Now, after work, I simply pop one of Factor’s scrumptious dinners into the microwave while the kids eat the food they love. This keeps my healthy eating habits in check effortlessly. And the quality of the meals far surpasses my expectations.
My life is so much more energized and if I ever need a midday pick-me-up, there’s Factor’s full menu of healthy add-ons - from cold-pressed juices and wellness shots to picnic packs, and savory soups.
Factor is my quick-n-easy fix for eating healthy with my busy schedule. I no longer feel guilty about what I eat. Sometimes, I share my Factor meals with the kids and even they love it!
I’m delighted I gave Factor a chance. So for all busy moms out there, give this a try. You won’t regret it!