THR1VE Review: The vegetarian box tried and tested

Clare Cribbin 1 May 2018 NEWS

THR1VE-review

THR1VE is an Australian company dedicated to making you healthier. It offers a range of meal plans depending on what your goals are, so if you want to lose weight, build muscle or just eat consistently healthier, THR1VE has something for you.

THR1VE prides itself in using only the best local and seasonal produce, with no nasties or preservatives ever added to its dishes; something that I know a lot of modern-day healthy eaters find essential when choosing what to eat.

Offering a wide selection of breakfasts, lunch, dinner and snacks, there is a huge, ever-changing menu to choose from. Here at finder.com.au, we tasted several dishes from the company’s menu and here is what we have to say about it.

As I am a vegetarian, I trialled the vegetarian box. It arrived to my work early on Monday morning. The items in the box are nestled between two ice packs to keep the food cool. This means that if you get the box delivered when you are out, your food remains chilled.

The items that came in my box were:

  • Creamy pumpkin and cheese risotto - I found this dish to be herby and satisfying. No extra seasoning was required and it did a good job of filling me up.
    - 211 cals per serve; 7.1g of protein; 3.2g of fat; 35.8g of carbs; 8.9g of sugar
  • Vegetarian yellow curry - A little on the spicy side which I enjoyed and I added the spicy cauliflower rice as my side.
    - 120 cals per serve; 3.9g of protein; 7.5g of fat; 7.7g of carbs; 5.3g of sugar
  • Spiced cauliflower rice - This was a great size for a side dish and really low in carbs!
    - 66 cals per serve; 3.9g of protein; 2.5g of fat; 4.4g of carbs; 3.6g of sugar
  • Roasted sweet potatoes - Another side dish that tasted lovely, would be best for people going to the gym and needing some extra carbs.
    - 272 cals per serve; 7.1g of protein; 3.7g of fat; 48.4g of carbs; 19.3g of sugar
  • THR1VE granola - I loved this granola, then again who doesn't love granola!? I paired this with frozen berries and coconut yoghurt.
    - 437 cals per serve; 11.1g of protein; 37.5g of fat; 11.1g of carbs; 8.9g of sugar
  • Power pancakes with mixed berry compote and coconut yoghurt - Made using THR1VE protein powder and creamy coconut yoghurt, this was a great nutritional breakfast. It also kept me full for hours.
    - 495 cals per serve; 8.0g of protein; 23.1g of fat; 61.9g of carbs; 12.9g of sugar
  • Nutessa slice - I think this was my favourite product from the box, so delicious and curbed my hunger solidly for several hours.
    - 265 cals per serve; 5.8g of protein; 21.9g of fat; 10.2g of carbs; 7.8g of sugar
  • Three pack mixed snack balls - These vegan friendly balls were perfect as a pre-workout snack.
    - 146 cals per serve; 5.1g of protein; 9.4g of fat; 8.4g of carbs; 7.3g of sugar

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I really enjoyed trialling out the vegetarian THR1VE box knowing that everything I was eating was well-balanced and healthy. The company makes it very easy to order your food online and choose a delivery time and date that suits you. If you are not in when your food arrives, the delivery will leave your box somewhere discrete near your front door.

THR1VE has six different meal plans available, and you can mix and match the products to tailor it to your preferences.

Affordability

Buying and eating clean, non-processed foods can be expensive and time-consuming to cook. However I feel THR1VE offers pre-prepared healthy food at an affordable cost. It even offers a trial box for $49.95 to give you a sample of the products and see if they are something you would enjoy.

THR1VE isn't the cheapest meal service out there, but if you're committed to eating healthy and don't have time to prepare a different meal every night, then this could be a good option for you.

Meal Plan Number of meals per day Cost per week
Fat Burner 10 meals (lunch & dinner) $123.50
Active 10 meals (lunch & dinner) $124.50
Everyday Health 10 meals (lunch & dinner) $127.50
Light & Lean 10 meals (lunch & dinner) $122.50
Cyclic Low carb 10 meals (lunch & dinner) $128.50
3-day Real Food Reset 6 meals (lunch & dinner) $74.70

Where you can buy it

You can only buy directly from THR1VE; the online system is easy to use and you can contact the company via phone or email if you require any assistance. Grab a discount code for THR1VE from here to get some money off your next order.

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