The Resolutions: Eat Well

January 10, 2018

Eating healthy is on the top of our New Year's resolution list this year (and really, every year) and we've found it is always easier to tackle this one with a little advice from the pros. We asked Danielle Duboise and Whitney Tingle, co-founders of Sakara Life, to share their food and wellness tips. The Sakara Life meal delivery program is based on the science and spirit of a plant-based diet and uses only organic, non-GMO ingredients, so when it comes to eating clean they have it mastered. From superfoods to favorite recipes, here's how this wellness duo is approaching 2018.

When it comes to health and wellness, what is your mantra?

Eat Clean, Play Dirty! We are all about balance. The Sakara Life is a lifestyle, not a diet. It isn't about restriction, guilt or "falling off the wagon." It's about focusing on abundance and flooding your body with the best plant-based nutrition on the planet. Eating this way will help you build your best body, so that you can feel strong, powerful, beautiful and have all the energy and confidence you need to be your best self in all areas of your life…and we believe food should make you feel sexy!

What advice do you have for someone looking to make a change in the way they are eating?

Instead of focusing on cutting things out, think about filling your plate with an abundance of fresh, colorful plant foods. This will help crowd out the not-so-healthy stuff and ensure you're flooding your body with all the nutrition plant foods have to offer. And make sure to get your daily greens! With the Sakara nutrition program, you’re eating 4-6 cups of leafy greens per day because it's the key to optimal health. You can enjoy a big salad, of course, or throw your greens into a smoothie, scramble or stir-fry.

Danielle Duboise and Whitney Tingle, Co-Founders of Sakara Life

Three "superfoods" to add to your diet in 2018:

We love superfoods because they are incredibly nutrient-dense, so we incorporate them at each meal and used many of our favorites in the healthy, functional snacks and supplements we offer in our online Clean Boutique.

1. Hemp: A clean, plant-based protein source that can be found in our Energy Bars! Hemp is a complete protein, meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids your body needs to get from food.

2. Medicinal Mushrooms: Mushrooms like reishi, which help heal adrenal fatigue, regulate stress and boost immunity, and can be found in our Youth + Beauty Tea!

3. Greens: This is our forever staple. The microbes in your gut thrive on plant fiber and especially leafy greens, so getting enough of them every day will ensure optimal digestion, immunity, nutrient absorption, weight, hormone balance and more.Greens also provide energizing, beautifying, disease-fighting, detoxifying micronutrients.

Ready to eat clean? Sakara Life's Raw Matcha Energy Balls are packed with antioxidants, brain-boosting fats and protein making them a perfect pre- or post-workout snack. If you're looking to ease a hangover, try the Liver-Loving Detox Elixir, packed with anti-inflammatory spices to cleanse your liver. Check out the recipes below!

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