Sakara Life: Total Body Reset

Sakara has the Total Body Reset starting in January!

Click my link and use code: XOBYRD for 20% off your first meal plan purchase!

This is a once a year event (with 3 start dates) for a month long meal plan!

Total Body Reset includes the below:
Sakara
Sky Ting Yoga
Rituals via some of our favorite brands!

You can select a 2 day / 3 day / 5 day per week plan. 2 meals per day or 3 meals per day. This program is so valuable – all fresh, ORGANIC, plant-based ingredients. Highly highly recommend this meal program and what a great way to reset your health using a 4 week program to get you moving and eating right.

There are 3 different start dates: January 4, January 11, or January 18, so you can start the 4-week program at any of those start weeks.

I’m extremely grateful for Sakara and looking forward to starting a healthy reset for myself in 2021!

Click my link and use code: XOBYRD for 20% off your first meal plan purchase!

Sakara Code: XOBYRD

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Sakara Meal Program Review & Discount Code

Started a NEW Partnership with Sakara Life!! @sakaralife My link is here + code to save 20% is XOBYRD (new customers)! 

This is a sneak peak of what I ate the past few days. Pear Pancakes, Winter Salad with Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potato. Warm Winter Risotto. All were delicious. All were 10/10. I love trying new meals! December is a great time to try Sakara – life gets so hectic and days get busier somehow – food prep can move lower and lower on the list of to-do’s. Sakara does it all for you. 

WHAT IS SAKARA?

Sakara a wellness company anchored in food as medicine. They offer organic, gluten-free, plant-based ready-to-eat meal delivery service. Try the 10-day meal plan as a reset!!  They also have a product line of vitamins, supplements, bars and other amazing things in the Clean Boutique (looking at you, popcorn)!

WHY DID I TRY SAKARA?

I’m getting back into a regular eating schedule, putting more plans into my diet and trying to kick sugar cravings. I also have been wanting to eat more plant-based, de-bloat and feel healthier in my own skin.

THE FOOD

Guys… I am SHOOK! … All of the meals I had were 10/10. I love a gourmet salad more than anyone I know… and these lived up to the hype — everything was elevated, delish and obv healthy! The portion size of the meals are LARGE! Also it’s not typically food I purchase or make at home – they use more exotic ingredients & superfoods. Superfoods… that I honestly do buy, but never really figure out how to include in my meals because I’m very lazy.

THE RESULTS

Definitely reduced bloat, and I felt SO much more ENERGY. I’m coming off a week of chaos after having the baby at home in quarantine with me (no personal space), but I literally feel like a different person. My skin is GLOWING, and sugar cravings have lessened. I’m also not eating snacks & crap with the kids all day long because I’m genuinely full. Lost even lots few lbs as well (bonus!)!!! Down 2.5 lbs, I’ll take it 🙂

OVERALL, I think Sakara is WORTH IT!

I re-learned how nourishing and delicious whole foods are + how much I was overeating animal protein. It was the perfect & convenient way to jumpstart eating more plant-based means and inspired me to create more recipes with organic, whole foods. I do plan to continue eating seafood, I also plan to have some days where I’m solely plant-based.

All things considered, Sakara was a worthwhile investment in MYSELF.    

Reminder to use my code for 20% off your order (new customers)!

XOBYRD

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Sakara Discount Code & New Partnership!

Extremely excited to announce my new partnership with Sakara Life!

For all new customers to Sakara, you can shop via my link and enter my code: XOBYRD at checkout for 20% off your first order!

A little about Sakara:

Sakara Life is a wellness program that is anchored in food as medicine. We deliver plant-based nutrition in the form of ready-to-eat meals, snacks, and supplements nationwide, to help you feel like your best self. Our mission is to help people live their best lives through the power of food as medicine.

My Link: (Use this) —> https://www.pntrs.com/t/SUNIS0ZGRk5DSEhNR05JQ0dOSktJSg

And make sure to enter the code XOBYRD for 20% off your first order as a new customer!

I ordered my first 3-day meal program, which I’m receiving next week. Will be sure to share everything and post about it – of course, you can let me know if you have any questions!

x, Ashley

Great Kitchen Finds!

Anything that creates a sense of “ease” in the kitchen is a no brainer for me. I’m a fan of the tools – yes I have too many and no I will not stop!

This week I’m reviewing a few of my favorites from Zulay Kitchen!

Lemon Squeezer

Seeds are the worst! LOVE lemons, not a fan of the seeds in my beverages, definitely don’t love trying to pick them out of a salad or anything else I’m prepping – and this lemon & lime squeezer saves me from all of the above!

It’s a MUST have and I don’t know why I didn’t have a lemon squeezer sooner!

This one from Zulay Kitchen is easy to use and effective and I kind of love that it’s yellow and green. Makes it more fun and my kids love it – they’re obsessed with lemons!

Milk Frother

No matter what type of milk, mylk, nut milk or milk substitute you use, this handheld milk frother is petite, chic & powerful!

It’s perfect to throw in any of your kitchen drawers and not sacrifice the space needed with larger style frother!

It gets the job done – you can use on hot or cold beverages – I used for making a morning matcha latte with almond milk.

Click to shop my recent favorite kitchen products here!

Quarantine Kitchen Essentials

Always searching for and scoping out new and great products to make my life easier!!! Especially in the kitchen, especially during quarantine. I’ve been spending so much more time in the kitchen, prepping, cooking, loading & unloading the dishwasher — it feels like a full time job! (Phew!) So anything that makes life a little more simple I’m on board with!

A few random items I’ve been using daily and loving are from Zulay Kitchen!

Apple Corer

I know – random, but makes my life SO MUCH EASIER. Our son eats an apple almost daily and I love an apple with Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter or Almond Butter as a snack every few days – so we go through a LOT of apples in our house. Organic Honeycrisp is my personal go-to – they’re always in the refrigerator because I love when they’re cold and crisp! The apple corer is easy AF to use and helps me waste far less apple. I can usually extend our 2.5 year old son’s apple for a few snacks throughout the day. He thinks the coring is fun to watch and help with – simply punch, twist, pull! Seeds be gone 🙂

Honeycrisp only 🙂

Extra Long Stainless Steel Straws

Plastic straws are illegal in NYS now so if you live here, and you like to use a straw – you’ve got to figure something else out. I’m digging these XL stainless steel straws. The package came with a lot (8) so I use them as often as possible when I’m drinking beverages because I like a straw moment. Also comes with 2 cleansing brushes to swipe them clean! I keep some in my vehicle (not that I’m really going anywhere during quarantine) but they’re good to have just in case you need one while on-the-go. Link to straws here.

Staying hydrated

Enjoy & hope these tools are helpful for you. Check out Zulay Kitchen for lots of great kitchen & home products! Plus right now there is free shipping on orders over $25!

These awesome kitchen products were gifted to me. #ad

Things I’m Into

Little bit of what I’ve been up to lately. Lovely breakfast at Sunday in Brooklyn. The farmhouse decor gives me feel good vibes. Overall v cool place to go with friends or on a date.

Pancakes 🥞 yum. You know when you eat some bougie breakfast that’s hyped so hard and you’re expecting it to be the most amazing thing you’ve ever put to your lips? Yeah. This was okay. Should’ve tried something else. Very decadent, but too malty and chocolatey for me. Looks amazing though!

Some easy car shopping at McLaren. LOL just kidding. This Mirawai White color though, looks gorgeous. I want all of the things in this color. Blue white. Into it.

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And when you want something, all the universe conspires for you to achieve it." – The Alchemist

I'm listening to this on audiobook. Many times. Trying to absorb.

he Great South Bay iced over. Starting to melt a bit finally, these pictures were from a walk I took on an almost 60 degree day in January this past Sunday.

Dirty Lemon

Seemed appropriately placed at the time.


Tried out Dirty Lemon Detox and Dirty Lemon Skin & Hair. The skin & hair contains marine collagen, so you’re literally drinking the fountain of youth. V cool, however unsure if I saw any results. I got a facial around the same time and changed up some skincare products and my face has gotten generally much clearer and more fresh since September. 

The Detox contains activated charcoal and the drink was black so I was also very much into that. 

Mainly into this photo because it looks like a Dirty Lemon in the background of the Dirty Lemon. 

It’s also a text-based ordering system which seems exclusive AF, so I liked that too. Into this. 

Pietra Nolita

HOW
GOOD
IS
THIS
PINK ?!

#feelspecial

A great little underground burrito spot transformed to this heavenly pink, “healthy Italian” spot on Elizabeth Street in Nolita. Pietra Nolita opens for dinner starting tomorrow – Monday, October 17th. Very into the aesthetic. Looking forward to stopping in soon! 

Everybody Likes a Food Reco…

Since I’ve moved to Montauk, one of my first and foremost (also fattest) goals has been to eat at every single restaurant and drink at every single bar in Montauk. Can’t help it. When I set my mind to something, I must complete it (or at the minimum give it a good old-fashioned TRY!).

Some places I’ve hit up so far are below. And if I didn’t photograph at least one thing there, it didn’t happen. Promise.

Breaking the aforementioned rules already, because the first photo is of a restaurant that isn’t even in Montauk…whatever. Dopo La Spiaggia is located in Sag Harbor. It’s high quality Italian food – it’s amazingly delicious – hand prepared pastas and delicious, fresh seafood. Drinks are delicious as well. Great outdoor scene-y patio seating and string-light ambiance. Great for date night, but be prepared to pay for whatever you’re ordering. Highly recommend.

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6 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY

Montauk Farmer’s Market is on Thursday’s from 9:00AM – 2:00PM and located On The Green in the heart of Montauk. Lots of vendors display fresh produce, freshly prepared foods and samplings of whatever it is they’re selling. The fruit and veggies from Bhumi Farms, Balsam Farms and Amber Waves Farm are amazing. Great place to stop. Be sure to check out “The Glowing Tent” for Monbrewcha Kombucha and bliss balls (also available in other spots around town).

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On The Green, Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY

Next up is Lunch / Lobster Roll Restaurant. It’s a Montauk classic (even though it’s technically in Amagansett / Napeague on the stretch) but it’s like something you need to eat when you come out this way. And take a picture in front of their LUNCH sign because “being basic” is what we all like to do nowadays. They were out of their Hot Lobster Roll (made with butter not mayo) when I went. Very sad, but it’s the only reason why I got the Maine lobster roll (cold salad with mayo). Still very good, not the same… I did hear that the hot lobster was back though so maybe give it a whirl.

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1980 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, NY 11930

668 The Gig Shack is a favorite spot for both food and drinks. Extremely chill vibes, frequent live music, it’s right in the heart of the town on Montauk HWY and it’s the type of spot where you always run into someone you know (but in a good way…)! This is a picture of their empanadas, which actually wouldn’t be my #1 reco. The inside was a little dry – def needed the chipotle aioli on each bite, but the slaw was delicious. I do highly recommend the sea scallops, fish tacos, and burger! (Obviously come here too often).

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782 Main St, Montauk, NY 11954

The Hideaway is bae. Literally it’s a hideaway and I’m obsessed with coming here for really great Mexican / BBQ / Seafood in Montauk. It’s located in Diamond Cove Marina on the north side of town and you wouldn’t recognize it right off the street (I would try to give you directions, but I suck at that and I’m always lost so… sorry). The Mexican corn at Hideaway is AMAZING. The nachos are tremendous – heaping with all of the toppings (share with 4 people and still have leftovers) style. Burritos are also great – I recommend the chicken but get the spicy chicken that I can’t remember the name of…(oops, again). If you order it as “spicy chicken,” they’ll catch your drift. LOLZ at my Spanglish on Snapchat below.

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364 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954

Finally tried Inlet Seafood for the first time this weekend after multiple suggestions and recommendations. Pictured below is scallop sashimi, YUM. We ordered the Fluke Picatta and Pan Seared Sea Scallops – they come in large portions, everything was delicious, the server was amazing and knowledgable and I want to go back again soon. Also a great spot for watching a gorgeous sunset over the inlet. Also a great photo spot for candy clouds after the sunset for all the Instagram junkies.

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541 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954

La Fondita is a delish little Mexican take-out place I recently tried. It’s “order at the window and find a table” style. They’ll call your number. Corn tortilla tacos are tiny but mighty and the camarones with avocado pictured below were pretty good. I’d get them again. The salsas were what made them really taste awesome – very fresh and several homemade varieties. Def a great place to stop in while you’re passing through town.

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74 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, NY 11930

Stay tuned for more tidbits of food info from the east end in coming weeks. <3