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I’m going to tell you another secret. But, this one – you can spread like wildflowers. Literally. And, I won’t be mad at you.

You may have noticed that I stopped cooking three times a day. I stopped writing grocery lists with 101 items. I stopped doing dishes for a whole hour every day!

My boyfriend started wondering if someone robbed my house and only took the pots and pans.

I’m not depressed.

I’m still using my favorite Vitamix. I’m still freezing chocolate.

I just signed up for the best gluten-free plant-based meal subscription service. And – it changed my life.

Oh good. You are still here. You want to know why.

Why did I do this?

I couldn’t handle recipe development for blog posts and cook more meals when my experiments went sour. I couldn’t handle doing dishes all day. Yes, all day. I was struggling to cook for one.

But, more importantly, around the same time that I discovered Thistle, I was also trying to figure out how to remove meat and dairy.

Dairy still – well let’s not go there, for now. Meat just makes me feel sluggish. Like I just need to take a nap. And, my bucket list doesn’t have time for napping.

So, why did I keep Thistle?

Thistle has saved my life. It’s helped my relationship. It’s saved me about 10 hours a week. My skin is glowing. I’m not tired. I’ve had time to binge watch Greys Anatomy and found myself again. But, again, more importantly, it’s been my solution for removing dairy and meat. All of my meals are gluten-free, plant-based, and dairy-free.

Between Thistle meals, I’m working on drinks and no-bake desserts for Chew This Up. And, I couldn’t be happier.

And, it get’s better – I’m going to give you 2 Thistle meals for free.


Use Thistle code LORALL098 and receive two free meals after you sign up for any meal plan.

Let’s talk more about Thistle.

Thistle currently delivers to San Francisco Bay Area and Greater LA area. And, Thistle ships to Nevada and California.

All of the meals are dairy-free, gluten-free, and plant-based. When possible, they are organic. You can choose vegan meals, or you can add animal protein.

After you make an account, you can choose to receive a type of meal three to six days per week. And, you can select juice, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For example, right now, I’m receiving six dinner meals per week, and they are delivered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Thistle is the only meal subscription that I’ve found that is not only gluten-free, plant-based, and dairy-free, but allows you to indicate food allergies and preferences.

Shipping customers can receive 6 to 9 meals per week, and they are delivered on Fridays.

Thistle publishes new menus every week, and you can make changes as often as you need.

Every meal has 5-6 different vegetables to give you a balance of amino acids, minerals, and vitamins.

The meals contain complex low glycemic index carbs which take longer to digest.

Instead of dairy, Thistle uses nut milk, coconut creams, nut cheeses, and seed butter. These fats store energy and balance hormones.

Every meal has superfoods, like, turmeric, ginger, maca, and matcha.

Thistle meals start at $11.50. Considering the portion sizes, the convenience of meals delivered to your front door, and the time you will save, I feel that the price is very reasonable.

If you want to sign up, check out Thistle

You can keep reading to hear about my favorite Thistle meals.


During the last five months, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed these Thistle meals:


Beet Hummus with Crudites (snack)

Peanut Butter Ganache Bars (snack)

Raw Energy Bars (snack)

Superfood Ashwagandha Seed Bars (snack)

Sweet Potato Noodles with Peanut Satay Sauce (dinner)

Med Pesto Falafel Bowl (dinner)



Have you tried Thistle? I want to know about your experience. And, if you are looking for a life change or a new meal subscription, I hope you try Thistle.

And, if you have any questions about Thistle meals, feel free to contact me.

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