Sometimes life can get a little out of control, and healthy eating may not be a top priority. That's okay! But nothing feels better than getting back on track and supplying your body the nutrients it needs to function at its best.
Our editors have all fallen off the healthy habits wagon at some point, we're human. Well, to remedy the situation, it helps to have a plan. Cutting out those foods that don't make us feel so amazing is one way to do it, but we like to take it a step further with a Reset Plan.
But formulating your own plan is hard, so there are plenty of food services that offer wholesome, plant-based Reset Plans. We compared the two most popular plant-based meal delivery services: Sakara Life and Splendid Spoon.
Here's how they compare (and which one we're sticking with):
- Both deliver plant-based meals right to your doorstep
- With both plans, everything is heat-and-eat or ready-to-eat
- Both are subscription options
- Both are focused on superfood-driven meals
- Splendid Spoon gives you freedom over the recipes, but Sakara Life selects the menu for you
- Splendid Spoon offers soups, noodle bowls, smoothies, and grain bowls with extras like immunity shots; Sakara Life has a rotating mix of muffins, salads, grain bowls, soups, and more
Splendid Spoon Overview
Splendid Spoon's line focuses on plant-based deliciousness that's super convenient. Everything's ready to eat or heat-and-eat and meals can be stored in the fridge or freezer. You'll find superfoods like acai, spirulina, black beans, sweet potatoes, maca, ginger, quinoa, and so much more.
With a Reset Plan, you worry about tiny portions, but they've got 12 oz. bowls and 16 oz. smoothies so you'll never be hungry. You'll also nourish your body with plenty of protein from a variety of plant-based sources while significantly reducing your sugar intake.
You'll find global recipes like the Coconut Curry Rice Bowl and the Kimchi Fried Quinoa Grain Bowl along with seasonal picks like the Pumpkin Spice Smoothie.
Also; the food is delicious! The 1-Day Reset contains 5 of their lighter soups, which are definitely refreshing, but the meals are super delicious and hearty.
The Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Reset Plan contains 5 smoothies, 5 bowls, 5 noodle bowls, and 1-full day reset and costs $185.
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Sakara Life Overview
Sakara Life's meals contain no meat, dairy, gluten, refined sugar, pesticides, harmful chemicals, or GMOs. In addition, the Detox Plan contains no sugars (that means no fruit!), grains, nuts, soy, or nightshades (meaning white potatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, chili peppers).
While the Signature Plan is designed to help you focus and realign your eating habits, the Detox Plan is designed to cleanse, burn fat, and restore a sense of wellness.
The Detox is definitely a great option if you want to eliminate foods to determine allergies, but it's intense. The plan is completely inflexible. A good amount of your intake will be Sakara Digestive Tea, Soup or Medicinal Broth Dinners, and then there's the Sakara Beauty + Detox Water Droplets.
Their Signature Plan is so much more appetizing, but you're still locked into their weekly menu. You'll find tasty and seasonal meals such as a Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Dressing and Banana Pudding Parfait.
A 5-day Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner menu from their Signature Plan costs $349. Their 5-Day Detox costs $400.
Everything is so tasty. For plant-based foods, we were so happy with the range of meals and ingredients, and the chefs for both companies create really thoughtful, flavorful meals.
Sakara Life has a much higher price tag, and we'd be willing to pay it if we thought it was a good value. But Splendid Spoon offers such a better deal.
With Splendid Spoon, you get the same benefits; meals chock full of superfoods that increase focus, boost your metabolism, replenish your energy, and more, but for a far fairer price. They also have noodles and smoothies, which Sakara Life doesn't offer.
If you're looking for a successful reset, Splendid Spoon is absolutely the way to go. The food is tasty and the price is fair!