Is Sakara Worth the Money? A Closer Look

Shelling out a few hundred on a meal program can feel intimidating and expensive. So, is ordering from Sakara worth it? Here’s a closer look at everything you’ll receive with your order and – spoiler alert – it’s more than just meals.

When I first ordered Sakara back in 2015, I was slightly hesitant to commit to the cost. I mean, over $250 for three days of meals? Could a meal delivery really be worth all that money?

Well, it’s been six years since that first order, and – as a devoted Sakaralite – it’s time I fully break down why I believe Sakara is worth it and what you can expect to receive with your order.

Plus, keep reading because I give you some professional, insider tips on maximizing your meal program (and your dollars) when ordering from Sakara. I even snuck in a 25% discount code for you, too.

Assortment of Sakara meals and tea

Why is Sakara so expensive?

First, it’s important to clear the air and address one of the most common questions I receive when talking to others about Sakara. First, please consider that what you’re receiving from Sakara is more than just meals.

It’s an introduction to a lifestyle – a new way of thinking – and a world of high-quality, researched-back products that have the power to act as food as medicine.

If you’re rolling your eyes, read the real-life client reviews of Sakaralites (scroll down to ‘Real Client Stories’) and how eating aligned with Sakara’s pillars of nutrition changed their life. And, refreshingly, it’s not all about weight loss. These stories are just the beginning of the transformations clients experienced when choosing Sakara.

Read next: The Truth on Sakara Weight Loss

Plus, think of all of the potential money saved on doctor appointments, supplements, and prescriptions by simply changing the food you choose to eat. There are numerous studies on the impact of anti-inflammatory diets and how it affects our overall health, and Sakara certainly delivers there. Pun intended.

Why Sakara is worth it:

  • Chef-designed and nutritionist-approved meals
  • Meals made with local and organic ingredients
  • Extremely fresh and ready-to-eat
  • All meals are naturally gluten and dairy-free
  • Nutrient-dense superfood ingredients
  • Includes more than meals (more on that below)
  • Value of time-saved without grocery shopping and cooking
  • Convenience of nourishing yourself without extra effort

Read more about why Sakara is worth it and explore the nine pillars of nutrition here.

closeup of sakara pink mylk and summer granola

What are the meals made of?

As mentioned above, Sakara meals are made with organic ingredients from high-quality farms. Many of the ingredients come from local farmers on Long Island and California who are passionate about producing high-quality produce without harsh toxins and chemicals. Because, ultimately, you are what you eat.

Here’s what Sakara has to say about their ingredients:

“In order to make sure you only get the best, we have a strong vetting process for the farms we work with and work only with those who have good, organic farming processes.

For greens, we love Radicle Farms, Letterbox Farms, and SkyFarms in Hudson Valley and Jayleaf and County Line Harvest in California.

We then hand-select superfoods from around the world — goji berries from the Himalayas, golden Incan berries from Peru, and moringa leaf from Africa– to ensure you really are getting the best food on the planet.”

Sakara’s favorite superfoods to include in their meals

You’ll find a list packed with every single ingredient in each meal on the food packaging itself. You’ll quickly find that the caliber of ingredients is far beyond what’s on your typical grocery list.

Plus, many of them can be very expensive to buy in bulk, so you get to reap the benefits without the full commitment of a 1lb. bag of maca.

You’ll find ingredients such as:

  • Moringa
  • Dried berries
  • Coconut oil
  • Ashwaganda
  • A variety of nuts
  • Cacao
  • Dragon fruit powder
  • Pink vanilla

…and many, many more.

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assortment of Sakara meals on a coffee table

What’s included besides meals?

Besides the high-quality meals, you’ll receive some extra goodies in your box – like daily packets of Sakara’s coveted detox tea and a probiotic sample. I’ve also received special samples of new products like the Metabolism Bar, Protein + Greens Powder, the Beauty Bar, and more.

You’ll also get access to special programs or offerings Sakara is running at the time of your order. For example, when writing this article, if you order a weekly meal program, you’ll automatically receive free gifts from Supergoop!, Sakara, and Virgin Suncare to celebrate a Sakara Summer.

Pro tip: these promotions pop up seasonally, so make sure to check the website occasionally and sign up for email updates straight from Sakara.

Also, my favorite non-food perk is that you’ll receive access to a Sakara Wellness Coach throughout your meal program to help answer any questions, give advice and help you feel supported as you live the Sakara life. Having support is essential.

A quick recap of what you’ll receive with Sakara meal program

  • High-quality, gluten-free, dairy-free, organic meals
  • Daily sachets of detox tea
  • Daily probiotic supplements
  • Access to a Sakara Wellness Coach
  • Any additional special or seasonal promotions

Is a meal program from Sakara worth it?

Ultimately, only you can decide if investing in a meal program from Sakara is worth the money and works for your lifestyle and personal budget. If you’re still hesitant, I’m sharing some tips on how to save on Sakara meals in the next section, so keep reading.

If you are constantly skipping meals, short on time, or spending an obscene amount of money on takeout daily, then there’s a strong chance Sakara is worth it.

If your body is craving nutrients and nourishment, but you don’t know where to start or don’t have the time or energy (as the pregnant mom chasing a toddler, I raise my hand to this one), Sakara is worth it.

If you want to prioritize your health and feel comfortable investing in high-quality meals, Sakara is worth it.

If you want to feel what you could feel like if you changed your diet for three or five days (or more!), Sakara is worth it.

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sakara detox tea and probiotic samples

How much does it cost?

You’re probably curious how much a meal delivery – ahem, lifestyle – program from Sakara costs, and it’s important to note that there are a few key factors that determine how much your specific program ends up costing. More below.

On average, you can expect to pay $19-$23 per meal with Sakara.

So, if you keep this figure in mind while calculating if Sakara is worth the money, ask yourself a few questions:

  1. How much am I paying now per non-Sakara meal? Make sure to include takeout!
  2. How much is my time saved worth?
  3. Where can I cut back (if needed) to recoup for the meals?

What impacts the cost of your Sakara meals

  • Your geographic location and – specifically – your zip code
  • How many meals you choose per day (must select a minimum of two)
  • How many days you select (two, three, or five – even 10 or 20 – days)
  • If you select a subscription or one-time program
  • If you have a Sakara discount code or other savings coupon

Pro tip: Enter code XOCARLEY-BF21 at checkout to save 25% on your first Sakara order – all meal programs included! Order now.

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Tips on how to maximize your meal program

I’m so excited to share some secret “insider” tips to help you get the most out of your Sakara meal program. These tips will help save you time, money and get the meals you love right to your doorstep.

1. Download the app

Sakara recently launched a full-service app to help you better navigate and schedule upcoming meal delivery programs. You can also shop all Clean Boutique products, manage your Sakara Rewards (read tip #6 below), and more.

2. Sign up for the subscription

To maximize your weekly savings, make sure to sign up for the meal subscription. You’ll save anywhere from $15-$20 per week. You’ll also get access to the special app features listed below.

3. Customize your menu

Once you’re in the app and are enrolled in a subscription service, you have the option to customize your upcoming menu by swapping out two to three meals per week with Sakara cult-favorite meals. Yes, please.

4. Set alerts for favorites

The app also allows you to ‘favorite’ specific meals and will then alert you when it’s on an upcoming menu so you can be sure to secure your order in time. That way, you’ll never miss out on the sexy cinnamon rolls ever again.

5. Use Afterpay on a one-week trial

Did you know that you can use Afterpay on a one-time one-week meal delivery (not a subscription)? Afterpay breaks your order down into four interest-free payments that run every two weeks.

6. Join Sakara rewards

Lastly, make sure to join Sakara Rewards so you can earn points on every Sakara purchase and then redeem them for products, meals, and more. It’s essentially free money and worth the extra step to sign up.

7. Use a discount code to save

As I mentioned above, you can use code XOCARLEY to save 20% on your first Sakara order. This includes all meal programs and Clean Boutique items. Order now.

Sakara pink mylk and summer granola

So, do you think Sakara is worth it?

Ultimately, when you consider all of the above information plus what you’re saving (ahem, your time is worth more than money in some cases), Sakara makes their meal delivery service and lifestyle feel more and more accessible.

If it’s up to me, I say: yes, Sakara is worth the money. And you are worth treating yourself to meals from Sakara.

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