Championing healthy eating using local produceJuana Manahan-Yupangco has been an advocate of healthy eating using locally sourced products and produce for many years now. Her passion has since led her to found Mesa ni Misis, an organization that promotes health and nutrition on a budget. According to Yupangco, her advocacy stemmed from frustration over how costly healthy cooking can be. Many of the recipes she would find online required fresh ingredients not readily available for one, and if they are, would come at a very high price. She then found reading materials on the benefits of local fruit and vegetables when she was breastfeeding her son eight years ago. She discovered how the leafy greens, such as malunggay and saluyot, had all the properties to increase breast milk. Yupangco was led to wonder why growing up, people never ate many Filipino vegetables. It was this whole experience that inspired her to to introduce recipes everyone can appreciate that are budget friendly and … [Read more...] about Championing healthy eating using local produce
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Another healthy eating option is coming to Colorado Springs.Saladworks, a fast-casual concept that specializes in made-to-order, entree-sized salads, will open this summer in the Broadmoor Towne Center, northwest of Southgate Road and Lake Avenue on the city's southwest side. Saladworks will occupy a former Starbucks space at the shopping center.Franchisee Carmela Wootan, an Army captain — soon to be a major — who's stationed as a space officer at NORAD in Colorado Springs, will operate the location. Wootan said she's targeting a July 27 opening. Saladworks, founded in 1986 and based in Pennsylvania, has nearly 100 locations in 13 states and in England, according to its website. The chain is owned by a private equity firm and company officials have said they plan to add nearly 20 locations in 2019.The Broadmoor Towne Center location will be Colorado's first Saladworks and the second franchise for Wootan; she also owns a Smoothie King, 1801 E. Cheyenne … [Read more...] about Saladworks aims to bring healthy eating to Colorado Springs
Listen, healthy eating can be tough. Whether getting the motivation to actually follow through with a specific way of eating has been your roadblock, or whether you're at a loss of where to start. When you do try to eat "healthy" you might scan the grocery shelves for things with healthy-looking packaging that might even be labeled "natural." Products labeled "natural" are kind of misleading, however. A recent survey found that 53 percent of U.S. shoppers would be motivated to buy a product if it’s has a “natural” label. That makes sense, because, by definition, the term means "existing in or produced by nature; not artificial." Recently, the makers of KIND bars led a charge to bring a petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, asking the agency to crack down on misleading advertising on food packaging. “By bringing greater rigor to the use of nutrient claims, FDA can increase label transparency and help people better identify foods that … [Read more...] about Grocery shopping hack: Foods labeled ‘natural’ don’t mean they’re healthy
Mara Leighton, provided by Published 4:02 pm CST, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 TheInsider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Daily Harvest is a startup that sendspre-portioned, superfood-based meals and smoothies to your home either weekly or monthly. They're made by a team of chefs and nutritionists and can be prepared in as little as 30 seconds, usually only requiring heating. The startup has added healthy breakfast bowls to its lineup. They're inspired by favorite breakfasts like cheesy grits or a burrito bowl. We tried them to see how they stacked up. Daily Harvest isn't the cheapest healthy-eating option ($7 - $8 per meal), but we think it has an unrivaled combination of taste and convenience. Daily Harvest, if you haven't heard of it, is a startup that sends you frozen cups of pre-portioned meals that a team of … [Read more...] about These healthy $7 breakfast bowls aim to mimic meals like cheesy grits and breakfast burritos — here’s what we thought
Baskin-Robbins co-founder Irvine Robbins built a juggernaut brand because he loved ice cream. That same sweet tooth later contributed to his diabetes, heart disease, and weight problems. Both Robbins’ son and grandson decided to promote healthy foods. Grandson Ocean Robbins never eats ice cream, but he makes a “banana cream” treat, and eats beans and quinoa for breakfast. He thinks more fresh vegetables should be subsidized, so everyone can afford to eat them in abundance. Irvine Robbins was a guy who really loved ice cream. He worked in his dad’s ice cream store when he was a teenager, made ice cream for his fellow troops during WWII, and went on to found the Baskin-Robbins ice cream juggernaut with his brother-in-law in the mid-1940s. But the Robbins family’s ice cream love isn’t eternal. Irvine Robbins’ grandson Ocean Robbins doesn’t eat ice cream at all. This is partly because he’s got a dairy allergy. But it’s … [Read more...] about The Baskin-Robbins founder’s grandson never eats ice cream. He’s a vegetable-obsessed diet guru who has kale for breakfast.