THE REAL GOOD LIFE
Average cost per serving: $10
Unlike Fit Food MKE and Origin Meals, The Real Good Life’s ever-changing weekly menu of entrées, soups, salads and desserts is geared toward families, as well as busy singles less concerned with calorie counts or specialized diets. “I try to pick food that is healthier than what you would find at a restaurant, but still tasty enough to satisfy kids and picky eaters,” founder and owner Maggie Joos says. The meals require more prep time – as much as 25 minutes of reheating in the oven – than other local options.
TASTE TEST: Though our Real Good Life entrée of eggplant Parmesan was healthy and filling, it did not boast the zest or experimental flavors of competing meal services. Ingredient information is not as transparent, and calorie counts are not listed on the packaging or website.