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Plant-Based

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  • Delicious Real Meal Nutrition
    100% unprocessed, whole foods plant-based vegan
  • Easy & Portable
    just add water, enjoy in 10 minutes anywhere
  • Complete Flexible Plant-Power
    23 meals, over 111 whole plant foods
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    ease → consistency → a healthier YOU!
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A healthier you, without the work!

LeafSide is a revolutionary tool that helps you check off all of your nutritional boxes — just add water & enjoy meals expertly crafted from the highest quality, 100% unprocessed whole plant foods!

Build your box! Choose from over 20 delicious meal options:

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We’ve lost weight and have more energy! “🤗 After just two weeks of both of us eating LeafSide, we feel like a million bucks! We’ve lost weight and our energy is higher. LeafSide has been, literally, a lifesaver for both of us. We feel so grateful to have this option!” — Lynn T.

We’ve lost weight and have more energy!

“🤗 After just two weeks of both of us eating LeafSide, we feel like a million bucks! We’ve lost weight and our energy is higher.

LeafSide has been, literally, a lifesaver for both of us. We feel so grateful to have this option!”

— Lynn T.

Crystal lost 25lbs…

“Where I struggled to lose weight before, I’ve now lost 25 pounds, and my energy has improved by leaps and bounds.” 🌟

— Crystal E.

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I’ve lost weight with no effort… “A few weeks in, I’ve lost a couple of pounds, and I’m really loving the convenience of these meals. 💖 Very cost-effective compared to before, when I was throwing away produce I never had the time or energy to cook. 😫 This is the ONLY meal-delivery system I have found that is not only plant-based but makes a solid attempt at being SOS-free as well.” 😋 — Dawn D.

I’ve lost weight with no effort…

A few weeks in, I’ve lost a couple of pounds, and I’m really loving the convenience of these meals. 💖

Very cost-effective compared to before, when I was throwing away produce I never had the time or energy to cook. 😫

This is the ONLY meal-delivery system I have found that is not only plant-based but makes a solid attempt at being SOS-free as well.” 😋

— Dawn D.

Don’t Compromise Any More On Your weight Loss Goals

The status quo is unhealthy convenience meals, or healthy meals requiring time and effort. LeafSide insists on healthy convenience: our complete meal packs deliver leading nutrition science, ready in minutes, to fit your life schedule.

Reliable Healthy Meal Routine Backed by Science

LeafSiders enjoy unbelievable results in a matter of weeks. Reliable & healthy meals make it easy to live a healthy lifestyle.

Optimal Weight

Increased Energy

Better Sleep

Improved Mood

Athletic Boost

More Attractiveness

Disease Prevention

Longevity

How it Works

How it Works

Convenient & Healthy Meals delivered

Customized to fit your lifestyle — Just add water, ready to eat in minutes. No planning, no shopping, no prep, no chopping, no cooking.

Plant-Power

100% unprocessed whole plant foods, 15-30 select ingredients per meal and an absolutely Clean Label — Real unprocessed foods only. No added sugar, oil, or processed crud.

At Your finger tips

No fridge needed, for 2-6 months. Easily stored in your pantry, workplace, or travel bag — you’re always just moments away from plant-powered goodness.

Simple Plant-Based Success

Enjoy every bite of filling, complex, satisfying flavors, driven by decades of plant-based culinary expertise — based on leading nutrition science to help you achieve your health goals.

Biggest misconceptions about weight loss?

There’s usually no need to count calories when you’re on a high-variety WFPB diet, because unprocessed foods are nutrient- and fiber-rich, enabling your body’s hunger and satiety signals to actually work. ✅

But first, because many people switching to a WFPB diet initially have a hard time getting enough calories, e.g. they may start by eating lots of salad, and not get enough calories, and wonder why they’re often hungry/tired.  It takes time to research and understand what fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and other ingredients deliver the most nutrition, so we solve that problem for them.

Second, because LeafSide’s core value is healthy convenience: Thus we deliver a truly complete, organic foods meal (not a snack) that’s ready in minutes.  Most other “meal” services will charge you more while only giving you a third of the calories (like 150 to 250 kCal) and nutrition (e.g. only a handful of ingredients, instead of our 20-30) — and that’s simply not enough for a real meal.

Finally, remember that calories are often not equal: 500 calories of donuts and soda has an entirely different effect on your body compared to 500 calories of vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, etc. Most people eating a complete WFPB diet find they don’t really need to count or worry about calories, as the ample fiber in the diet naturally regulates feelings of hunger and satiety.  When eating whole plant foods, the body’s natural wisdom takes over to reach a healthy state — as the old (pre-soda, pre-candy-bar) Zen saying goes, “When you’re hungry, eat; when you’re tired, sleep. Fools will laugh, but the wise shall understand.”

With the possible exception of people suffering from advanced heart disease, whose doctors have ordered a low-fat diet for medical reasons like reversing atherosclerosis, the human body needs significant amounts of dietary fat to function properly — the main issue is what kind of fats, from what sources.

As researchers have noted, between the long-lived populations of the “Blue Zones” there is a wide range of fat intakes, from the 10-12% fat of Okinawan diets, to around 30% for some Mediterranean groups like Icaria, or Sardinia. What these long-lived peoples have in common is that the sources of fat are minimally processed, and from plants: nuts, seeds, avocados, or whole olives more than olive oil.  Even when oil is used, it’s minimally processed, e,g. made directly from mechanical pressing without further chemical treatments.

The least healthy fat is saturated fat, where the balance of evidence continues to show strong associations with heart disease risk.  But even there, the source of saturated fats matter: it’s animal or processed saturated fats that are strongly associated with worsening cholesterol (thus raising heart disease risk), and lipotoxicity (increasing type 2 diabetes risk), while also bringing unwanted toxins like pesticides, growth hormones, glycotoxins, etc. which are stored in animals’ fat cells.

By comparison, plant fats in their whole form are generally clean, and loaded with supporting antioxidants, phytonutrients, and fiber. Even with the whole plant foods containing more saturated fat (e.g. whole coconut flakes), the fiber and other nutrients counteract the typical bad effects of saturated fats. But this kind of “package deal” of foods is not at all conveyed on current food label standards.

There’s still a misconception that going plant-based or vegan means only eating salads; but that’s very far from the truth!

When you eat minimally processed whole plant foods, you can generally indulge yourself in a huge variety of delicious AND maximally nutritious foods: thousands of different fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds, mushrooms, and many different herbs and spices. The number of ways to prepare, cook, and combine WFPB meals is practically unlimited.

Even without using any sugar, oils, or salt (SOS-free), new techniques and recipes are appearing every day, from scores of cultural backgrounds. Deliciously decadent yet healthy recipes abound, like roasted sweet potato wedges dipped in lemon and tahini topped hummus. Or dark raw cacao raspberry cashew-cream “cheeze” cake. There are far more WFPB options than salads, that you can enjoy guilt-free, because they’re truly good for you, and you can rely on your body to signal when it’s had enough.

Unfortunately this term and number on nutrition labels is confusing, and only recently did the FDA revise the label to separately specify “Added Sugar,” i.e. the chemically processed and separated white sugar/fructose crystals of table/refined sugar. LeafSide never uses any kind of added sugar, thus that number is and always will be ZERO on all our products.

The fructose/sugar in LeafSide meals is only in the form of whole plant foods like berries, mangos, bananas, etc. and thus come packaged with nature’s good stuff: phytonutrients, antioxidants, and above all, fiber.  This “package deal” nature of real food is still being understood, but it’s already clear that eating whole fruit is good for us, and totally different in effects on the body, than eating the same amount of fructose as table sugar.

Read our more about “Why is the Total Sugars number large? Is there any added sugar in LeafSide meals?” here!

One can lose excess weight in the short-term on a very wide variety of diets, but what matters is keeping the weight off, i.e. long-term, healthy, and ideally easy weight management, where we’d simply eat delicious and nutritious foods until we feel full.

That need for easy long-term weight management  implies meals that are nutrient-dense: delivering all the macro, micro, and phyto nutrients needed for good health, while avoiding excess energy-density, i.e. avoiding calorie-rich foods that are nutrient poor and bypass our natural satiety senses (because they have no fiber), like saturated fats from meat and dairy, oils, processed sugar, etc. From epidemiology and clinical research, plant-based diets best fit those requirements.

Only a diversified whole food plant-based menu fits those requirements of high nutrient density while avoiding excessively high caloric/energy density. Put another way, eating minimally processed, fiber-rich foods best allows our natural satiety signals to work, while also being long-term sustainable because 1) the eating guidelines are very simple to follow, and 2) the meals are fully nourishing.

The Power of Diet Over Exercise

While exercise is certainly recommended to maximize health, and can be a major driver of weight loss, diet is still the primary factor.

You simply have far more control over your food intake, than exercise.

Consider that a single donut 🍩 is 200-300 calories; and you’d need to jog roughly half an hour to burn that off.

In fact, consider the BROAD study, which showed that simply educating participants about the power of a whole-food, plant-based diet led to the largest sustained weight loss (without exercise) in the scientific literature — without the need for calorie counting.

Key Insight: Diet is the Cornerstone of Weight Loss

  • Diet is Key: A simple shift in your eating habits can have a more substantial impact on weight loss than exercise.
  • Eat Satisfying Portions: Enjoy a variety of whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits to your heart’s content.  Unprocessed whole foods, rich in soluble fiber, ensure that all your body’s satiety signals work correctly — just as nature intended.
  • Gym Guilt is Optional: Extensive exercise isn’t a prerequisite for shedding those pounds, but you can certainly stack up more results faster with exercise.

Impressive Results That Speak Volumes:

  • Significant BMI Reduction: The BROAD study participants saw an average BMI decrease of 4.4 after just 6 months, and a sustained reduction of 4.2 at the 12-month mark.
  • Cholesterol Levels Improved: Alongside weight loss, participants also experienced beneficial reductions in cholesterol levels.

Why This Matters:

  • Rethink Weight Loss: Understand that 80% of your weight loss success hinges on your diet, while exercise plays a secondary supportive role.
  • No Need for Extensive Exercise Regimens: This study debunks the myth that intensive exercise is essential for weight loss. It’s more about what you eat than how much you sweat.

Embrace a New Lifestyle:

  • Simple and Sustainable: Adopt a plant-based diet as a sustainable lifestyle choice, not just a temporary diet. It’s not only effective for weight loss but also for maintaining overall health.

Transform Your Health Journey Today:

  • Start with Your Plate: Make impactful changes to your diet and witness the power of nutrition in transforming your body and health.

For further details on the BROAD study, delve into the original research on PubMed and Nature.

Real LeafSider Stories

No more reading labels, and the pounds just drop off…

No more reading labels and the pounds just drop off! Amazing!❤️❤️❤️ (Sounds like a commercial but it’s just my honest review)” 🥰🙏

— Jasmine S.

crystal's success Story

Real LeafSider Stories

I’m DONE thinking about food…

I’d been dieting my whole life and quite frankly, I was tired of THINKING about FOOD! 😡

I just wanted easy, mindless, meals that are still satiating and healthy!

Now with LeafSide I don’t have to think! 💪🌿

Your meals check all the boxes: Healthy. Shelf-stable. Convenient. Satiating. Affordable. Tasty.

I think if you are like me and focused on the goal of living a healthier life, and want to nourish your body with phytonutrients instead of meat/dairy/sugar/oil, you too will find these meals a godsend!

I’ll take them to work for lunch, and I sometimes eat one for dinner if I’m too tired to cook. Or if I’ve overslept and am running late to work, I’ll blend up a smoothie and drink it on my hour-long commute in.”💕

— Maribe Z.

I’ve lost weight with no effort… “A few weeks in, I’ve lost a couple of pounds, and I’m really loving the convenience of these meals. 💖 Very cost-effective compared to before, when I was throwing away produce I never had the time or energy to cook. 😫 This is the ONLY meal-delivery system I have found that is not only plant-based but makes a solid attempt at being SOS-free as well.” 😋 — Dawn D.
I’ve lost weight with no effort…

A few weeks in, I’ve lost a couple of pounds, and I’m really loving the convenience of these meals. 💖

Very cost-effective compared to before, when I was throwing away produce I never had the time or energy to cook. 😫

This is the ONLY meal-delivery system I have found that is not only plant-based but makes a solid attempt at being SOS-free as well.” 😋

— Dawn D.

LeafSide - Lentil Tomato Pasta Savory Bowl
Skip long hours schlepping in the kitchen…

“Cooking vegan from scratch is very time-consuming! 😅

Leafside Meals are part of my plan to save my sanity while eating healthily and reducing our weight & cholesterol. 💃

These are definitely at least two meals per pack, even more, based on some of the ideas included on the website.

So far my husband can’t tell that I’ve been stretching them, and so far he hasn’t been able to tell or hasn’t seemed to care that they are vegan, THEY ARE THAT TASTY!

I’m also loving the time savings of no shopping, schlepping, slicing, dicing, or planning. 

My brain is fried & I’m tired of it all. 

This is a lifesaver.” 🤩🎉

— Linda P.

After eating LeafSide 2 to 3 times per day, my weight is in the zone…

“I use them 2 to 3 times per day!

I feel great and I love it! Blood work comes back great, and my weight is in the zone.

Huge time-saver, and healthy.”

— Chuck C.

LeafSide - Apple Cinnamon Crunch Sweet Bowl
No more reading labels, and the pounds just drop off…

No more reading labels and the pounds just drop off! Amazing!❤️❤️❤️ (Sounds like a commercial but it’s just my honest review)” 🥰🙏

— Jasmine S.

Frequently Asked Questions 🤔

LeafSide is perfect for you 🤩 if:

  • You enjoy eating — and are committed to — high quality, nutrient-rich whole vegan meals (aka whole food plant-based or WFPB meals).
  • You generally avoid processed food, and avoid fast food.
  • You have an active lifestyle, and often lack the time to plan, shop, prep, and cook healthy meals for yourself or loved ones.
  • You prioritize superior nutrition and health.

However, LeafSide may NOT 🤔 be for you if:

  • You regularly eat and crave processed foods with added salt, sugar, and processed oils/fats. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet is heavily laden with those three processed additives, which “hijack” our taste buds with neurological effects similar to addictive drugs.
    • If you currently find healthy unprocessed meals bland, but you’re committed to eating healthier, be aware of these general trends: It may take 1-2 months of clean eating (i.e. over 2/3 of your caloric intake is unprocessed whole vegan) to wean off from high salt and sugar, to the normal levels in whole unprocessed foods. And 2-4 months to shed processed-fats cravings, to enjoy whole plants’ fat levels.
    • You can use whole vegan condiments to make the transition easier, e.g.
      • whole dates powder is an unprocessed sweetener that’s perfectly healthy;
      • low-sodium soy sauce can provide salty tastes;
      • nut/seed butters give plenty of healthy, creamy plant-fats, like tahini or almond butter
    • The good news is, your senses can & will adapt, and you can re-gain even more enjoyment of eating real, wholesome food, with far more layers and nuances of taste than ever before.
  • You don’t currently eat a majority whole foods plant-based diet. Per above, LeafSide meals may taste bland to you.
  • You regularly eat animal products (dairy, eggs, meat, fish, etc) high in salt and saturated fats.
  • You prefer bland food rather than a wide range of flavors, herbs, and spices. Out of habit, some people simply don’t enjoy flavorful foods. If that’s you, but you still want the health benefits of whole vegan eating, we’d suggest trying our Smoothies and Sweet-bowls first.

You’ll find the ingredients and nutritional information for all LeafSide meals here: https://www.goleafside.com/nutrition-summary/

Please note that all of our 23 meals are already and always free of added sugar and oil, and our Sweet-bowls and Smoothies do not have any added salt.

Our Savory-bowls and Soups are low-sodium by default, but for SOS-free eaters (e.g. medically prescribed, or already adapted to no-salt eating), we can omit the sea salt and miso powder in those meals upon request: Just write “SOS-free” in the Order Notes section, or contact our Customer Success team.

Looking for meals that are gluten-free, nut-free, low-fat, soy-free, or SOS-free?

For LeafSide subscriptions, each complete LeafSide meal is initially priced at $9.99, while renewal orders receive a further 10% discount.  From the start, we’ve aimed to provide the healthiest meal value available anywhere ✅, at a price that beats most fast/junk food options.

  • Every LeafSide meal follows the highest standard 🥇 for plant-based nutrition — Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen — while also being delicious and super convenient.
  • Each LeafSide meal contains 15-30 whole plant ingredients 🌱, the majority of which are organic.
  • LeafSide meals range from about 400 to over 650 calories 😋 — they’re real, filling meals that will power you for hours.
  • Many LeafSiders find a single meal pack to be very filling, so they split one pack across 2-3 meals/servings. That’s easy to do with “bases” like whole grains, bread/toast, tortilla wraps, over baked potatoes, etc. Try them and discover their value!

We have 23 meals available, and a 12-item minimum order requirement (total $119.88), but many LeafSiders start with one of each recipe so they can try everything (total $229.77), and confidently select their favorites for their next order .

Please note that loyal LeafSiders with an active subscription receive a 10% discount on all renewal orders, from an already active subscription, making the price per pack only $8.99.

Our shipping fees are $6.99 for orders within the contiguous United States. Shipping to Hawaii and Alaska is $12.99 for up to 24 meals, $34.99 for 25-41 meals, and $49.99 for 42-70 meals.

You’re welcome to get started with your LeafSide subscription by going here: https://www.goleafside.com/order/

Currently, we offer monthly subscriptions (with the option to skip a month) with a 12-item minimum order requirement, but we will have other options with different pricing and minimums available in the future. If you don’t need meals each month, you’re welcome to order, then cancel your subscription immediately afterward. 

The first order default includes one of each recipe (23), and while we recommend you try them all to see which ones you like best, you can customize the selections to fit your preferences, as long as you fulfill the minimum order requirement of 12-items.

Although initial orders are priced at $9.99 per pack, active subscribers’ renewal orders receive a 10% discount, $8.99 per pack. 😊

Currently, we offer only month-to-month subscriptions (with a skip-month option) with a 12-item minimum order requirement, but we will have other options with different pricing and minimums available in the future. In the meantime, if you don’t need meals each month, you’re welcome to order and cancel your subscription immediately afterward.

You have the ability to update your selections for your next renewal at any time, and you will receive both a text message and email 48 hours prior to the renewal order processing, so that you have enough time to make any updates before then.

For renewal orders: click on Account (rather than Order) in the topbar, then click ‘My Subscription” (on the left) to see options to update your subscription, including changing the quantities of any LeafSide meal. This process updates your current active subscription, and avoids creating multiple subscriptions (which are possible if desired; click Order to create a separate new subscription). 

Due to the low moisture content of our meals, and the use of 100% whole plant ingredients, LeafSide meals are shelf-stable and maintain the best taste and texture for a meal-specific 2-6 month timeframe (see back label) from its creation date, when stored in a cool, dry (non-refrigerated) place. Depending on a specific recipe’s ingredients, the timeframe varies, and is updated based on our ongoing tests of each recipe, and evolving packaging.

Typically, the limiting factor is any higher-fat ingredients used in the meal (nuts, seeds, dates, coconut, etc.). If you want to extend the storage duration, you can put your pack(s) in the fridge, just as refrigerating those higher-fat ingredients would help add several months or more of shelf life. You may even store the meals in your freezer, which is likely to add years of shelf life.

LeafSide meals contain no preservatives or additives! Many of our ingredients are shelf-stable due to a special freeze-drying process that gently removes their moisture content. Freeze-drying maximizes nutrition and keep the ingredients safe to consume, without adding any unnatural preservatives.

All LeafSide meal packs will have a “Created On” date, and also a specific time frame of 2 to 6 months after that date on the back label, to ensure you enjoy the best taste and texture possible.

See below for an example:

Another quick reminder: The best-by time frame of dried foods is very different from an expiration date; the latter is needed for high moisture, perishable products with active microbial risk. By contrast, LeafSide meals are safe to consume weeks or months past the best-by time frame (yes, we’ve tested old meals on ourselves), though taste & texture may decline.

Finally, if you think you’ll need your LeafSide meals beyond their usual best-by time frame, remember that you can always store them in a fridge/freezer, to greatly extend their best-taste/texture lifetime. It’s yet another way to get more value & flexibility from LeafSide, while never wasting food!

Just add water!   The majority of our whole plant ingredients are freeze-dried, which maximizes the nutrition and keeps the ingredients safe to consume without refrigeration, nor preservatives. 

 

 

To prepare LeafSide Sweet-bowls, Savory-bowls, or Soups, you simply pour the meal into a 1-quart bowl, add boiling water, stir, cover, wait 10 minutes..and enjoy! 😋

LeafSide Smoothies are blended with water (or plant milk if you prefer) in a high-speed blender having 800+ Watts or more power. 

Preparation instructions can be found by clicking on each meal at this link: https://www.goleafside.com/meals/

Still have questions? See Our LeafSide FAQs

Got Questions? We Love Questions!

If LeafSide seems different from any meal product or service you’ve ever seen before, you’re right! Check out our extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for a lot more details.