Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sakara: An honest review

Two weeks ago, after indulging in all the food on this trip, I decided to try a ready-to-eat meal delivery service. Sakara is a plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free meal service created by two New York City-based nutritionists.

I ordered the three-day plan and tried to eat clean(er) the days leading up to its arrival. Tuesday afternoon, the Sakara box arrived on my doorstep, complete with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, beauty water, detox water, tea, and a few extras.

Upon opening the box, I had immediate regrets about not contacting them with my food allergies. I have a few weird allergies, one of them being dates, so I noticed I wouldn’t be able to eat the protein bars or one of the breakfasts.

I was sure my biggest challenge would be portion sizes, but the opposite was true. I couldn’t finish all the meals (the salads are huge!) and I never felt hungry or deprived. That being said, there were a few things I just didn’t like, the kaffir coconut mylk for one, and I couldn't get past the feeling I was chugging perfume when I drank the beauty water. And by the dinner on second day, I wasn’t too thrilled to see arugula again.

I promised you an honest review, so in my opinion, it’s a great one-time service if you're in a food rut. I really got so many good meal ideas out of it, but I can recreate many of these at home for much less (and with fresh ingredients). I guess I don't quite understand all the hype, but I suspect most of those raving reviewers are paid?

That being said, if Sakara ever decides to bottle and sell any of their dressings or sauces, I’ll be the first in line to order. Every single one was so delicious.

Have you tried a meal delivery service?

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