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Healthy Dinners in 20 Minutes or Less with 80 Fresh {Giveaway!}

This post is sponsored by 80 Fresh.  As always, I only write about products and companies I believe in and all opinions are my own.  I truly appreciate your support of these posts and Running in a Skirt.

Take the prep-work and guess-work out of eating healthy at home with 80 Fresh!  Read on for a giveaway to try these fresh, healthy meals for free.

Healthy Dinner Ideas in 20 minutes or less from 80 Fresh

Hello! Hello!

Let’s get real.  We all love eating healthy, but sometimes the time and prep-work involved in creating fresh meals at home is hard.

You have to meal plan, find recipes, make a grocery list, go to the grocery store, unload the groceries and put them away.  And that’s not even counting the actual cooking time at all.  In this crazy day in age, it is hard to make time for everything.

What if I told you, you could have healthy dinners at home with absolutely NO prep work or shopping.  What if I added that all your healthy, home cooked meals would be on the table in 20 minutes or less.

I’m talking about meals like Shrimp & Cauliflower Grits

Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits from 80 Fresh

Spicy Indian-based Tikka Masala with Brown Basmati Rice….

Tikka Masala with Brown Basmati Rice from 80 Fresh

And hearty Easy Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers with goat cheese…

Easy Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers with Goat Cheese from 80 Fresh

For the meat eaters, dishes range from Apple Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf, Steak with Chimichurri Sauce, Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie and Tacos Al Pastor.


I recently learned about a new startup based out of North Carolina called 80 Fresh.  A group of personal trainers wanted to help their clients beyond the gym.  We all know you can only go so far with your fitness goals with exercise alone.  What you eat plays a huge roll in how your clothes fit, how you feel and perform.

The name 80 Fresh is based off of the 80/20 rule, which states you can reasonably expect to reach your health or fitness goals as long as you eat healthy 80% of the time.  They want to help you with the 80%!  This is exactly how I strive to eat, so I was instantly interested in learning more.

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80 Fresh recipes are developed by a chef and dietitian.  The meals aren’t “diet” food, just healthy, well rounded, flavor-packed meals that anyone will enjoy.

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The meals arrive to your house like this.  They are clearly labeled with an easy recipe card.

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The best part about it is how easy it is to prepare these meals.  It is kind of a cross between a company that sends a box of entirely raw, un-chopped ingredients and a frozen meal delivery service. 80 Fresh is completely fresh, but any hard prep-work is already done for you.

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The meats are already marinated, the vegetables are chopped and sauces are made.

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You even get nutritional facts for each meal, so you know what you are eating.

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The fresh ingredients look amazing and are perfectly portioned.

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I’ve prepared three of the meals and the most complicated thing I did was saute these already marinated shrimp.

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Same thing with these veggies!

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The stuffed mushrooms arrived like this…

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… and all I had to do was assemble them on a foil lined cookie sheet.  There wasn’t even any clean up.  The most mess I had was one saute pan and a small pot.

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The end result is a scrumptious, flavor packed meal that literally look me less than 20 minutes to make.

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I love cooking and developing recipes on my own, but sometimes it is nice to have someone do all of the hard work for you!

Healthy Dinner Ideas in 20 minutes or less with 80 Fresh/ Running in a Skirt

Another feature I really like about 80 Fresh is it is sold in different size portions.  If you are single, you can order an individual portion.  So many meal delivery services don’t have this option.   I used to really struggle with cooking at home when I was single because it can seem ridiculous to cook a big meal just for yourself.  You either end up eating the same thing as leftovers over and over again, or you waste food.  I ate way to many yucky frozen meals when I was younger and I would have loved to have had this option.

It’s not just for singles though!  A couple can order two individual portions or a family can order the family size (2 adults, 2 children.)  If you and your other half, like different kinds of meals you can also accommodate those tastes.  80 Fresh allows anyone to cook at home with ease.

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80 Fresh shops locally as much as possible and works with smaller farms.  All their meat is antibiotic and hormone free.  This is real quality food.

You can order the meals individually or sign up for a monthly subscription plan that you pay for upfront (at a discount per meal.)  You can even take all the guess work out of it and simply pick the number of meals you like a week and your food preferences. 80 Fresh will send you an e-mail Monday with your meals for the week.  If you like them, you do nothing, if you want to change your order you have until Wednesday to tweak your choices.

Right now they have a special on a Meal Starter Package that you don’t want to miss!

Now for the fun part! 80 Fresh has graciously offered to send one Running in a Skirt reader four free 80 Fresh meals!  If you are single, that’s four nights of healthy meals, and if you are a couple that is two nights of healthy meals.  You can pick out which meals you like and have them sent directly to your door.  I am stoked to share this generous package with you.

And even if you don’t win, there is a Running in a Skirt exclusive coupon code to get 20% off your first order!  Just enter SKIRT when you check out.  If you are interested in a subscription, you can also get your first week FREE if you sign up for a subscription (two week minimum commitment) using the coupon code FREEWEEK (expires this week.)

For the giveaway, fill out the Rafflecopter below.  The contest will run until Tuesday March 8th and I will announce the winner Friday March, 11th.  The winner must live where 80 Fresh delivers.

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Don’t forget you can win now by using my exclusive coupon code!  Just enter SKIRT for 20% off when you place your first order.

Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow for trip back to Hawaii.  I’m sharing more of my favorites from the Wailea area of Maui.

I’m linking up with: Fitness Friday, Thinking Out Loud ThursdayWild Workout Wednesday, Fit and Fashionable FridayMeatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie,Delicious Dish Tuesday, What’s Cookin’ Wednesday, Full Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIYFoodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

Your turn!

Check out this weeks meal choices and let me know which two you’d like to try.


  1. […] had a head of cauliflower left over after using it for a prop in my 80 Fresh postย (Have entered the giveaway for four FREE dinners?)ย from Tuesday. ย I try to be really food waste […]

  2. Heather D March 7, 2016 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    The Traditional Mac and Cheese looks yummy! My husband would like it all.

  3. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life March 3, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I’d love to try the Maple Glazed Salmon. I love to cook but there are some nights that this service would be really helpful!

  4. Ellen Casper March 1, 2016 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    I’d like to try the Pork Tenderloin Medallions

  5. Miz Helen February 29, 2016 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    What a great collection! Stopping by from Full Plate Thursday to say Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us. Have a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Rachel February 29, 2016 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Yum! My aunt wanted to send me Blue Apron but I almost feel more intimated by those than just picking my own recipe to make. ๐Ÿ™‚ I should give it a whirl though because your dishes look tasty. Thanks for linking up!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 8:42 am - Reply

      You should! It’s SOOOO easy and perfect for weekday cooking. I hope you’ll give it a try!

  7. masala girl February 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    i love all the options! and i love that you can do single dinners!

  8. Hilary February 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    I think that shrimp and cauliflower grits would be delicious!

  9. Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me February 27, 2016 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Mmmm Iโ€™m obsessed with goat cheese, so that pepper recipe looks incredible. Then again, every recipe here looks delicious! thank you for sharing such easy and tasty meals!

  10. Tami February 27, 2016 at 10:37 am - Reply

    I’d love to try the Easy Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers. Sounds delish!

  11. Liz February 26, 2016 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Looks great! I love that they’re based out of NC and use a lot of locally-sourced produce.

  12. [email protected] February 26, 2016 at 9:30 am - Reply

    These recipes sound so re’fresh’ing. Couldn’t help it…I’d like to try the turkey burgers with cranberry mustard

  13. Lori @ February 26, 2016 at 9:21 am - Reply

    So smart! It really is full circle that eating right and exercise as well as stress relief and a host of other things forms the foundation of living a healthy lifestyle and this type of service makes it so much more manageable. Great review!

  14. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections February 26, 2016 at 8:58 am - Reply

    My husband would be all over those shrimp and grits! I love companies like this because it takes the guess work out of healthy eating.

  15. Cassi February 26, 2016 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Enchilada Casserole with Chicken would be my best bet.

  16. Farrah February 25, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    That turkey burger is calling my name! ๐Ÿ˜›

  17. Jaime February 25, 2016 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    This is such a great service! I think the worst part of cooking is most of the meal prep.

  18. Cailee February 25, 2016 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Wow!! These meals all look amazing! I love that they’re quick and easy too!! Seriously the best combo! Thanks for sharing!!
    Xoxo Cailee!

  19. Emily February 25, 2016 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    I actually LOVE making anything to top rice, so these look like they would all be favorites in my book! Tikki Massala is always a good meal.

  20. J February 25, 2016 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Something with salmon sounds perfect for my seafood cravings.

  21. [email protected] the Long Way Home February 24, 2016 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Wow! You just made me really hungry!

  22. Amber NElson February 24, 2016 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I am all about healthier dinners. And in just 20 minutes? yes, please!

  23. Nicole February 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    I would like to try the Tiki Marsala – it’s one of my favorite comfort foods!

  24. Valerie Coll February 24, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    The shrimp, cauliflower, and grits recipe looks divine! So many of these recipes look so appetizing but full of nutrition. I’ve made stuffed peppers before, but not like yours, so i’ll make that version next. Can’t wait to try these out!

  25. Valerie (Tailored & Talented) February 24, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    The shrimp, cauliflower, and grits recipe looks divine! So many of these recipes look so appetizing but full of nutrition. Can’t wait to try these out!

  26. paige c February 24, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    the maple glazed salmon with pumpkin spice risotto sounds so so so good!

  27. Jess @hellotofit February 24, 2016 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Oh, these would be so nice for the nights that I don’t feel like committing to a lengthy prep for a meal!! Great review ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Melanie February 24, 2016 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    I would like to try the Mac and Cheese

  29. Nicole @ Fitful Focus February 24, 2016 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    This is so awesome! And they look so delicious. I just tried a subscription box program for the first time and liked it a lot more than I thought I would!

  30. Steph February 24, 2016 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Tiki masala so interesting

  31. steph February 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    though I am a bit of a purist, those shrimp and cauliflower grits look ahhh-mazing!

  32. GiGi Eats February 24, 2016 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    I am ALL about the QUICK recipes because um…… No one wants to see this girl HANGRY!

  33. Annette February 24, 2016 at 11:06 am - Reply

    I’d love to try the Tikka Masala with Brown Basmati Rice (with Chicken), but the others look so good, too.

  34. Annmarie February 24, 2016 at 10:37 am - Reply

    All of this looks amazing, delicious AND healthy- you can’t beat that for 20 minutes or less! YUM!

  35. Lindsey February 24, 2016 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Truly, I would love to try all of the recipes!

  36. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets February 24, 2016 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Wow, I never would have guessed these meals were from a delivery service! 80 fresh looks amazing, and the steak, salmon, and taco meals look absolutely delicious!

  37. ashley d February 24, 2016 at 6:21 am - Reply

    stuffed peppers in your pics look great!

  38. Dani @ Dani California Cooks February 24, 2016 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Definitely would be awesome to have this delivered to me on the nights that I fly back from my client site and don’t have time to go to the grocery store, but also don’t want take out!

  39. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free February 24, 2016 at 12:38 am - Reply

    I recently tried a meal service like this. They are so fun for trialing new recipes ideas. This one looks great for out of the box meals.

  40. Maureen February 23, 2016 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    All of these recipes sound and look amazing. I love that they are healthy too!

  41. Samantha Pierce February 23, 2016 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    There are so many great recipes here! This is a great post, I’ll be saving this to try some of these later.

  42. Pat February 23, 2016 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    I’d like to try the Apple Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

  43. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious February 23, 2016 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    These meals look fantastic and I’m really impressed by the options they offer for singles, a couple, or a family. I’ve tried a few different meal delivery programs in NY and some were more time consuming than others, but it was nice not having to think about what I was cooking and doing all the prep work for a few nights. I tried to find where they deliver to on their website, but can’t find it. Assuming they don’t send to NY?! Otherwise I would love to give it a go!

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 6:07 pm - Reply

      They do deliver there! They just Fed-ex it in a cooler box.
      This one requires so little work, but the food is fresh. It’s a nice combination. I hope you will try them.

  44. Sonali- The Foodie Physician February 23, 2016 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    All of the dishes that you chose to highlight look fabulous- healthy but super flavorful! I’m all about the 80/20 rule so I really love their philosophy:)

  45. michelle February 23, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    The meatloaf looks great!

  46. [email protected] February 23, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Wow! Those Meals look delicious. Hard to believe that they only take 20 mins to prepare.

  47. Edye February 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I’m vegetarian so I’d love to try the Mac & Cheese. Yum ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway.

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

  48. 80/20 is pretty much how I think of my over all diet so it’s nice to know it works! Looks like another great option to try. Do they have lots of vegetarian options?

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      Yes! Not a ton, but they have options. I enjoyed the stuffed pepper and tikka masala- both veggie options. They are rolling out more veggie options in coming weeks too.

  49. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide February 23, 2016 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    These are such great ideas! I love making stuffed peppers when we need dinner on the fly! So easy to shove leftovers in there!

  50. Mary Beth Jackson February 23, 2016 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    This sounds right up my alley!

  51. [email protected] February 23, 2016 at 11:21 am - Reply

    That sounds like a great service! I think I’d choose the maple glazed salmon! Yum!

  52. Heather Johnson February 23, 2016 at 10:08 am - Reply

    I am all about healthy but quick meals. I would love to try the Mac and Cheese (Traditional – 376 Calories / 20g Protein / 42g Carbs) (Chicken Bacon – 443 Calories / 40g Protein / 30g Carbs).

  53. valmg @ Mom Knows It All February 23, 2016 at 9:40 am - Reply

    I absolutely love quick meals. 20 minutes is a nice amount of time to spend, not too long and can usually fit into my day.

  54. Heather @Fit n Cookies February 23, 2016 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Mmm the tacos look delicious!

  55. [email protected] February 23, 2016 at 7:50 am - Reply

    What a great idea for super fresh healthy meals for busy people!

    Can you ask them to set up a branch in Scotland? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  56. Crystal Renaud February 23, 2016 at 7:41 am - Reply

    I would love to try the shrimp dish! I love shrimp! This is such a great idea. I love their 80/20 philosophy of eating. That is exactly what I do!

    • JulieWunder February 23, 2016 at 8:17 am - Reply

      Me too! It’s the best way to actually maintain a diet.

  57. Susie @ SuzLyfe February 23, 2016 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Now THIS is my type of meal delivery! I wonder if they deliver up here in Chicago (I will check) and out in the boonies of GA. This would be PERFECT for my mom! I like these options way better than the more rich options from Blue Apron. These are much more my speed. Send them my way!

    • JulieWunder February 23, 2016 at 8:17 am - Reply

      They ship FedEX, so both places are covered! The delivered to the outskirts of Asheville too ๐Ÿ™‚ These meals are exactly the kind of stuff we cook.

  58. Blane Sherer February 23, 2016 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Quick , easy and healthy.
    Sounds good.

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