A review of the meal delivery service from Sakara.com! Sakara Life is not just a food subscription company, they also offer many other products like detox snacks, protein powders, superfood chocolates and more wellness products. A female founded company that believes in plant powered nutrition. Read more about them and get an exclusive discount code here!
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What is Sakara?
- No Calorie Counting
- Plant Protein
- Eat Your Water
- Good Fats
- Eat the Rainbow
- Nutrient Density
- Sulfur-Rich Veggies
- Body Intelligence
In addition to the meal programs they offer, they also have a shop full of other wellness products to help supplement your lifestyle.
The Meal Programs from Sakara
Their ready-to-eat meals are 100% plant-based, gluten-free, organic, superfood-rich, and oh so creative!
They offer a 3-day or 5-day signature program (known as Level 1) as either a one-time purchase or a recurring subscription. They also have a Total Body Reset and a full Detox plan (known as Level 2, offered once a month) as well as a 20-day program for brides.
I tried their 3-day program, which comes with 9 meals for 3 days, plus detox tea, a daily probiotic and a small welcome bag with an intro to Sakara Life guide, a sample from their clean boutique (mine was an energy bar and some sleep teas), and palo santo.
Since I received my meals on a Tuesday, everything was planned for Tuesday evening through Friday lunch. (Note I only had the first 3 of each option in the menu below, since I did the 3-day plan instead of the 5-day.)
My favorite breakfast: I actually loved all 3 of the breakfasts I received – avo-cacao pudding, superfood muffin and the superfood granola with green goddess mylk.
If I had to choose, the granola + green goddess mylk would be my go-to because it was more transportable, and felt like the most “normal” breakfast.
The Superfood muffin with strawberry “butter” was super good (and pretty!) and the avo-cacao pudding felt like an extra special treat.
My favorite lunch: Probably the pasta bolognese. It was made from a lentil pasta. It tasted slightly flowery at first which I'm not sure why, but it was very good.
The Middle Eastern bowl was a nice big salad and the red beet burger came with a big one too – and all the salad dressings I tried were AMAZING. These made it easy to “eat my greens” for the day.
As for dinners, the beauty blend salad was probably my favorite (all about those dressings!) and I actually got two meals out of it.
The Thai basil buddha bowl was also good, though the quesadilla was my least favorite as it hardly had any fillings (though it did come with a side).
The Other Sakara Products AKA “The Clean Boutique:
In addition to the 3-day meal plan, I ordered their “best-sellers” package so I had snacks in between meals. This includes a box of their detox bars (my favorite), a jar of beauty chocolates, super protein powder and dark chocolate granola.
Going forward, I will definitely order their detox bars again (as well as trying their new-ish beauty bars), but I'm not a fan of the granola. The protein powder seems great but it does have a 1% stevia blend in their coconut sugar and I try to stay away from stevia. Their beauty chocolates are a nice small snack but I have other healthy chocolates snacks I prefer.
Funny story about the sleep tea – it has catnip in it, and when I was brewing it for the first time my cats were walking around the house with their nose in the air trying to figure out where the smell was coming from!
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Review Summary of Sakara Life
Overall I love the taste and quality of the food from Sakara. While I can't financially afford (yet) to eat exclusively from Sakara, it is a great option for a good reset, special occasion or a gift (especially with a coupon code).
The meals are super creative and not something I felt like I could have recreated at home myself, so that made me feel like I got my money's worth. Sakara also gets bonus points for being fully ready-to-eat rather than sending ingredients you have to cook yourself, which obviously saves time and energy and is worth $$ too.
You do need to heat up some of the meals for 5 minutes or so, but that wasn't a big deal to me.
The week after I ordered this they had a week of “Sakara's favorites,” so keeping an eye on when they offer that would be a great time to try it!
At the very least, I will continue to order the detox bars and plan to order their meal plans once a quarter or bi-annually. A gift card for Sakara also makes for a great gift for your health-conscious friends as there are so many wellness options to try.
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