It’s finally time to share our MamaSezz review with you! Truth be told, I’d been eyeing MamaSezz for awhile (nearly a year), but I was never comfortable with spending money on food my family might refuse to eat. It’s super healthy, after all. What if we hated it?
In this MamaSezz review, I’ll share our honest experience with this whole foods, plant based, vegan food box that gets delivered straight to your front door. We’ll look at how the box was shipped, what foods we tried, how much they cost, and more.
Let’s dig into the details.
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MamaSezz Review: A Plant Based, Vegan Food Box
My interest in MamaSezz first peaked after we’d been preparing nutritarian meals for awhile. “Nutritarian” is a word created by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of the books Eat To Live, The End of Dieting, Fast Food Genocide, and more. It’s defined as a way of eating that is nutrient dense and promotes longevity.
When you’re a nutritarian, your meals are primarily plant-based/vegan and you also avoid added oils, processed sweeteners, etc. It’s also similar to what we’d eat while doing the Daniel Fast.
One day, I was searching the internet for whole food plant based meal delivery kits. Many of the results didn’t seem to have the same high-level of healthy, nutrient dense, unprocessed foods that Dr. Furhman recommends.
Then… I found MamaSezz.
All MamaSezz meals are:
- Refined sugar-free
- All-natural, whole food plant-based
I was impressed. But, how much does it cost? And how does it taste? I wanted to try it and do my own MamaSezz review.
Here’s how it works.
Ordering and Shipping
You can order ready-made bundles or choose your foods a la carte, it’s up to you. Once you place your order, you’ll receive an email confirmation. You’ll get another email the day before your order ships, and one more email when your order is out for delivery. They do a great job at keeping you informed of where your food is and when to expect it.
Shipping is free when you order one of their meal bundles. It can get pricey if you order a la carte, so I don’t recommend going that route. Order a meal bundle, and if there’s something in the bundle you don’t think your family would like, you can ask them to swap it with something else.
They have several bundles (boxes) to choose from, including a Getting Started bundle, Weight Loss bundle, and more. You can see a list of all their bundles here.
Our order arrived in a box that had a rather impressive cold pack inside, wrapping up all the food items. Here’s what it looked like when we opened the box:
The tagline on the cute MamaSezz sticker that sealed the box said, “Plants Only, Science Strong.” And yes, everything in the box was actually cold and well packaged. So far, so good!
Our Favorite Foods in the Box
In our order we tried several MamaSezz meals, including:
- Tuna “Ish” Salad
- Garlic Ginger Protein Strips
- Lazy Lasagna
- High Protein Burgers
- Buddha Bowl Base
- Millie’s Chili
- Ricotta Style Mushroom & Tomato Bake
- Mama Nellie’s Rice Pudding
They were ready to eat, no preparation required. I loved this! Perfect for busy weeknights, especially when we want to avoid grabbing something at a fast food restaurant because we’re running late.
If you aren’t used to eating whole food plant based meals, you might not enjoy these as much. When you first start eating healthy it can take awhile to detox from the Standard American Diet, or SAD. Breaking free from heavily processed foods and sugars will change your palate and cravings, but it does take awhile.
MamaSezz included a bag of fresh greens in our box as a gift. It was a welcome surprise!
Our favorites were the Tuna “Ish” Salad, Lazy Lasagna, and Millie’s Chili. There was enough in each container for 3-4 servings, especially when paired with a salad or side item.
For the Tuna “Ish” Salad, I toasted some Ezekiel Bread and made sandwiches with it. I also added the greens that were in our box. So delicious! I could also see simply enjoying it on some crackers or on top of a salad.
The kids liked the Lazy Lasagna in their lunches, especially my 11 year old son. He loves pasta, and this was a winner. I wish I’d gotten a photo but this one went super fast! Here’s what it looks like on their web site:
I enjoyed using the Millie’s Chili for my lunches. I warmed it up in a bowl and ate it as is, without adding anything to it. If I had more time, I would’ve liked to have added some sliced avocado, chopped onions, and maybe a squeeze of lime juice.
As an alternative, you could also use the chili as a topping for baked potatoes.
What We Didn’t Like in the Box
While we liked the flavor of the Garlic Ginger Protein Strips, we found them a bit chewy. There was something about the texture we didn’t enjoy. I wouldn’t get them again.
I also didn’t care for the Ricotta Style Mushroom Tomato Bake, but I think that’s only because I personally don’t care for tomatoes and mushrooms. I was hoping the rest of the family would like it, but it wasn’t their favorite, either.
So What’s the Verdict?
I love that these plant based, vegan food boxes are available to everyone. It holds a much needed space in the meal kit market.
That being said, it’s expensive for us and for most people we know. Currently, the meal kit bundles are $169, and that’s without any discount code or coupon code. As I write this, you can use the discount code GOOD to get 10% off your order.
To order again, I’d really want to think through how we could stretch the meals so they’re a bit more budget friendly. For instance, I’d plan to use the Millie’s Chili on top of loaded baked potatoes. I’d also serve the kids something else for lunch and use the Lazy Lasagna for dinner, along with a salad.
MamaSezz would be a good meal delivery option to use when you:
- Will be traveling and need healthy food with you
- Have a busy week coming up and know you won’t be able to cook much
- Are preparing for surgery recovery, chemo, etc and want meal prep to be easy.
I can’t say we’ll use it on a regular basis, but we love knowing it’s an option for when we need it. For busy weeks or vacations away, it’s cheaper than eating out as a family.
Click here to visit the MamaSezz web site and learn more.
One last thing — even if you’re not in a position to try MamaSezz right now, you can still browse the MamaSezz recipes and cook them at home on your own.
Was our MamaSezz review helpful to you? Do you think you’d give them a try sometime? We’d love to hear about it if you do!
Pro Tip: Looking for a meal planning service instead of a meal delivery service? You could give eMeals a try. They offer a vegan meal planning service. For a small fee, they’ll even send your meal plan and shopping list over to a local store (like WalMart!) and have your groceries ready for you to just pick-up and go. Click here to try it free for 14 days.
FREE MEAL PLAN
Our free beans & rice meal plan comes straight to your email and is completely printable, so you can print it whenever you like. It’s helpful, easy, and will inspire you to eat at home! Get it here.
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