The following feature appears in the October 2017 issue of NYLON.
Before you read this, please know that I am not a health freak. I wish I could be that girl who makes her own ashwagandha and chaga-infused organic smoothies at home. I wish I had the time (and flexibility) to do yoga once a week. I wish I could intuitively sense which one of my chakras needed alignment so I could whip up some kind of rose quartz and palo santo... salad? But the truth is: I fucking love bread. And until I can figure out how to sage the carbs out of my pasta, I refuse to stop eating it.
However, in an effort to be a healthier and more proactive adult, I decided to challenge myself by trying out the five-day organic meal delivery program from Sakara. This is my story. (Cue the Law & Order sound effects.)
A fellow (and very glowy) beauty editor first recommended the Sakara meal plan—co-founded by Whitney Tingle, a certified yoga instructor, and Danielle DuBoise, a holistic health coach—to me at an early morning beauty press breakfast event. “It, like, totally cleared up my skin, and I lost two pounds,” she explained while modestly mixing some granola into her yogurt. As I started to bite into a very gorgeous chocolate croissant, I replied, “But does it actually taste good? Or is it like rabbit food?”
Despite my fears, I decided to take the leap. The more research I did on the Sakara meal program, the more I liked what I saw.
“Fresh, plant-based, organic meals delivered right to your door,” the website promised. So no late-night trips to Trader Joe’s? Cool. “Ready-to-eat meals— no planning, prepping, or cooking required.” No spending money on Grubhub for a week? Rad. “Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, functional waters, and detox teas.” I don’t have to worry about cooking anything all day? Awesome. A few clicks later and my meals for the next week were scheduled.