The Scoop: Switching to a plant-based diet can be a great way for individuals, couples, and families to get more nutrition and improve their health. And Plantable can make it easy to follow through on that lifestyle change. The wellness company offers premade meals that are both delicious and nutritious, and they come right to your door. Additionally, a Plantable subscription includes consultations with a health coach and informational resources. Thanks to its streamlined system, Plantable can bring more convenience to weekly meal planning and inspire couples to enjoy healthier dinner dates at home.
According to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a plant-based diet comes with many health benefits. First, the minerals and vitamins in plants can support the body’s immune system and make a person less vulnerable to illnesses.
Plant-based meals also help mitigate inflammation in the body, increase blood flow and libido, and reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and weight-related health problems.
For all these reasons, plant-based diets are gaining popularity throughout the U.S., but some people still hesitate to go vegan or vegetarian because they don’t know how to cook those types of dishes at home. Plantable can help by providing plant-based meals that are flavorful, healthy, and easy to make.
Plantable Founder and CEO Nadja Pinnavaia said she’s seen many health benefits spring from plant-based meals, and she has dedicated herself to spreading the word (and the veggies).
Plantable has created customizable meal programs that fit seamlessly within the vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Its meals are made by health-conscious chefs and delivered to people across the country. Many singles and couples have incorporated Plantable into their everyday life as a way to get healthy.
“People in the dating scene want to feel better about themselves and do something for themselves,” Nadja said. “This is a chance to put yourself at the center and do something that makes you feel really good.”
Plantable has grown through word of mouth as people tell their friends and family members about the transformations that can happen within less than a month. Not only does the meal service deliver healthy prepared meals, but it also offers educational coaching to make sure people stick with their dietary goals.
A Company Inspired by Family Health Challenges
The inspiration for Plantable comes from a desire to help families avoid health crises. This issue is personal to Nadja, who lost both her parents at a young age. Nadja said the last straw was when her mother-in-law was diagnosed with kidney cancer. She wanted to take action, so she started researching ways to prevent cancer.
Nadja said she found her answer in food and nutrition. “I realized how much lifestyle and what we eat impacts our health and our well-being,” she said. “The good news is we have so much control over that.”
In 2016, Plantable launched to make plant-based meals more accessible to everyday people. A team of wellness experts came together to promote a healthy lifestyle that starts at the dinner table.
Today, Nadja’s company operates under the motto “Plantable will change your life,” and the team takes that commitment to health seriously.
Nadja’s team has a goal of making plant-based meals both delicious and effortless, so people can easily incorporate them into their date nights and family meals. All Plantable meals are prepared from scratch with wholesome ingredients.
“We’re a personalized plant-based health and wellness company. When you embrace this lifestyle, you realize how easy and enjoyable it is,” Nadja said. “Nothing gives me more joy than when we get comments from our customers. When they say we’ve changed their life, that feels so good.”
A 28-Day Reboot Shows Couples How to Kick-Start a Lifestyle
Plantable customers come from all over the United States and range in age and situation. Some are young adults who are in school and realize they need to take care of themselves to be successful. Pregnant women and people with autoimmune diseases also tend to like Plantable because it helps them eat right without going to a lot of trouble.
“We accompany people throughout the arc of their life,” Nadja said. “We have lots of couples. Two people met and discovered they were both doing Plantable. They ended up getting married. We sent them a Plantable box as a wedding gift because we think we helped them get together!”
Plantable’s signature product is the 28-Day Reboot, which combines educational coaching with pre-made lunches and dinners for four weeks. The wellness experts offer customers guidance on what to eat for snacks, breakfasts, and side salads.
Nadja said her goal is to change lives, and she’s found that some people need more support and advice to help them make lasting changes to their diet.
“The results are amazing. I ask people what their goals are, and 80% are happy to shed a few extra pounds. They want to be healthy, strong, and happy,” she said. “Plantable can help them get there without ridiculous dieting. On average, people lose 9 pounds and see a reduction of inflammation, which is the driver for well-being.”
Plantable also offers a three-day cleanse that includes breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks.
Couples can plan and enjoy healthy date nights by ordering the A La Carte Box. The box includes 12 meals that are cooked fresh and arrive frozen for easy storage.
The Plantable menu rotates with the seasons, but some favorite meals seem to crop up again and again. Plantable’s most popular dishes include baked ziti, Thai coconut vegetable soup, zucchini lasagna, Kung Pao grain bowl, and pizza pockets. But new menu items are always being added to spice things up.
“We just added an edamame burger with sweet potato fries,” Nadja said. “People really love the burrito bowl that’s served with a cilantro-lime rice and avocado crema.”
Plantable: Delicious Date-Night Quality Meals at Home
Couples may want to maintain a plant-based diet, but they may not know where to start. Maybe their favorite dinner date spots don’t have many vegetarian options, or maybe they’re not comfortable cooking in the kitchen. That’s where Plantable comes in with a lot of nutritious meals that are simple, fresh, and tasty.
Plantable can stock people’s freezers with healthy options and give them the tools to maintain healthy habits over the long run.
“It’s so much easier, and it’s really fun. People feel better. They have more energy, their skin looks better, and they start to lose pounds quickly,” Nadja said. “You can add a fresh crunchy side salad that you make together. You’ve got dinner ready, and it’s delicious and good for you. What’s not to like?”
While there’s plenty of science behind the company, Nadja said she wants to make Plantable’s health benefits even clearer to people by diving into the numbers. Clinical trials are currently underway to prove that breast cancer patients can reduce future cancer scares through the dietary intervention of Plantable’s meal programs.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the work we’re doing to show that Plantable can radically change people’s health outcomes,” she said. “Plantable can help people sleep better, look better, and feel better about themselves.”