Announcing AutomoKale: A Kale-Fueled Vehicle From SuperEats

Super Release

Healthy snack company launches car that runs entirely on leafy greens.

 

New Orleans (April 1, 2016):  SuperEats is in the midst of developing the greenest vehicle on earth. The AutomoKale has a scheduled release date of April 1, 2017, and it works by breaking down the cruciferous compounds in kale to extract volatile vitamins and gasses which are then used as a replacement for traditional fuel.

Kale is famous for causing gas, so why shouldn’t it fuel our vehicles? That’s what co-founders Aaron Gailmor and Charlie Ruehr pondered one night after crunching down on a large salad. “The more kale we ate, the more we realized that the effects of the leafy green were really powerful. If [kale] can be that good for a human body, what can it do for an engine?” Charlie stated.

Further testing and development are required, but each green-fueled vehicle requires two leaves per mile. Preliminary studies shows that the car runs exceptionally well on SuperEats Kale Crisps and prefers the Sriracha flavor to others. Experiments using other dehydrated kale chips were much less effective in regards to miles per gallon (and taste).

Most of the kale-fueled details are proprietary information, but Aaron was quick to share: “We are in talks with a few major automotive companies in the US, and we are excited to see a great deal of interest in what will be the most sustainable vehicle on the planet.”

 

 

SuperEats is a growing snack company with several kale-based chip products. As part of the company’s mission to Eat Happier, Live Healthier, and Live Happier we would like to wish everyone a Happy April Fool’s Day!!! To keep up with the latest developments from SuperEats, be sure to follow us on Facebook and visit our website at http://www.supereats.com.

 

April 01, 2016 by Lauren Siegel

Recipe: Vegan Mediterranean Spinach Dip


 

 

The holidays are lingering and chances are you’ll be entertaining before the New Year is here. This dip is not only delicious but also vegan and gluten free, just like our SuperEats snacks. In fact, this dip is very tasty with our Sriracha Kale Crisps. In a few minutes you can whip up this crowd favorite that’s sure to please even the pickiest guests.

 

 

 

You’ll need:

  • 1 (3/4 lb) package soft tofu
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely minced
  • 10 -15 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 5 sun dried tomatoes drained and minced
  • 1 bag of SuperEats Sriracha Kale Crisps
  • Sliced carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc.

 

Whip the tofu and oil with a hand mixer or in the bowl of an electric mixer. Blend in the cumin, paprika, soy sauce, lemon juice, and salt & pepper to taste. Once the mixture is smooth stir in the spinach, basil, red onion, olives, and sun dried tomatoes. Refrigerate dip for 3 hours or overnight to let flavors meld. Serve with SuperEats Sriracha Kale Crisps and sliced vegetables.

 

  

Vegan Mediterranean Spinach Dip with SuperEats Sriracha Kale Crisps

December 28, 2015 by Lauren Siegel

Feng Shui Your Office

Houzz Feng Shui Office

News flash! Healthy living means more than what you put in your body. The things that fuel your day come from other sources besides lean protein and fiber. The way you arrange your furniture can impact your lifestyle in a meaningful way. Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese system of arranging environments in order to maximize energy flow, mood, and productivity. Since a large portion of our time is spent in the office, we thought we would take a moment to share tips on how to make your office more flow friendly to contribute to your healthy lifestyle.

 

Clear Desk, Clear Mind

According to Feng Shui principles, visible objects tend to absorb priceless energy. Therefore, working in a cluttered space can be completely soul sucking. Take Feng Shui Cubiclethe first step toward a better working environment by organizing, purging, and hiding clutter in a cabinet or drawer. Make an appointment with yourself each week to de-clutter your space. 

Green Stuff

We’re not just talking about stocking your file cabinets full of SuperEats snacks (although that wouldn’t hurt). Having live plants in your work space brings you closer to nature, thereby awakening basic human connection to the outdoors. Leaves aren’t just for your daily salad, and they can energize your workday by bringing life to your space. Be sure to keep plants healthy and green by watering appropriately, and try a low maintenance succulent or two if you happen to have a less than green thumb.

 

Peeking Pages

Having a neatly placed bookshelf or stack of books in plain view of your office door or entrance is a good thing. Books encourage learning and curiosity and serve as a symbol of inspiration in a workspace. The best books are ones you’ve actually read/will read, so try to pick something that’s interesting to you, meaning not the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, unless you’re into that kind of thing.

Fit for Royalty

While you can’t install a throne or wear a crown around the office, you can position your desk so that you feel in control. In Feng Shui the Empowerment Position is across from the door. Therefore, in order to bring out your inner king or queen, you’ll want to place your desk across the room, facing the door at an angle to the room’s corner. This gives you a great outlook on your office space, and provides energy and drive to create new opportunities and forge new relationships and deals. If you can’t move your desk to face the door, place a mirror on your desk that reflects the door.

Work from Home

If you have a designated office space in your home, then lucky you! For the rest of us who are living out of one bedroom apartments, it can be hard to separate work energy from home life. Feng Shui experts recommend using a room divider or screen to slow the flow of energy between your desk, a highly active space, and your bedroom, dining, or living room, which are passive spaces. Another fun tip: if you’re feeling less than inspired in your space, a collection of round paperweights on your desk. They are known to be highways of energy flow. 

 

Have a boss or colleague who could use a little Feng Shui sprucing of their space? Share this article to give them a renewed sense of productive energy!


 

November 06, 2015 by Lauren Siegel

Insta-Gratification

Whether it comes to getting through work or a workout some days are certainly more trying than others. Those are the days that we at SuperEats say TGTI (Thank Goodness There’s Instagram)! When there are lovely, happy, and inspiring images in your feed it can completely change your outlook. Here are our favorite follows for the next time you need a little boost.

Carpe Diem

There’s nothing that keeps you on your toes during a hectic day like the possibility of an upcoming vacation. We consider ourselves to be adventurous, and maybe a little stir crazy, so we actually stay focused by daydreaming about which natural place we’ll visit next. When we’re looking for ways to fill our bucket list we turn to the U.S. Department of the Interior (@usinterior). Sweeping vistas and rare moments from the frontiers of America make us work harder and smarter so that we can get to our next retreat!

#Grinning

No matter who you are, sometimes you just feel blue. And there’s no better cure for a slump like a grouch-busting giggle session. If things aren’t going your way, turn to BarkBox (@barkbox) to perk you right up. It’s a no-brainer that images and videos of man’s best friend make us smile, but BarkBox turns four legged captures into a bizarrely hilarious art form. The photos are funny, the videos are weird, and BarkBox never forgets that its audience is a paw worshipping cult. This stuff makes us LOL so hard that it’s obvious that we drank the Kool Aide!

Stay on Track

You know that day, probably Friday, when you just need a beer…and a burger, fries, large strawberry shake, piece of pecan pie, movie popcorn, etc. For the sake of avoiding a serious case of munchies remorse, don’t do it! Instead turn to @fitmencook for a daily dose of the good for you stuff you’ll want to eat. Now pick up your phone and put down the fried chicken!

Feel the Love

Relationships are hard. We all have friends, family, and significant others that know how to get on our bad sides. Those are the times when it’s important to step back, take a deep breath, and realize the positive things that they bring to your life. @morileymoproblems knows that relationships require compromise, balance, and kindness and who better to turn to than these two pups. Riley and Killer show us how to love ourselves so that we can love others, even with flaws and shortcomings. This duo definitely makes it much easier to say the S-word: “Sorry.”

Push It Real Good

Getting through your workout day in and day out can be grueling. Fortunately there are a plethora of resources that make you squat a bit deeper, run a bit faster, and lift a bit harder. Whether you’re looking to perfect your form or mix it up, these Insta-pages will set you on the right track. @fitgirlvideos challenges you to cram small strengthening exercises into your lifestyle so that no moment is wasted. Hunter Cook (@hunterfitness) gives you realistic moves that will leave you feeling stronger and more confident. Plus, he’s got our favorite type of sidekick, a stocky bulldog.

Old Food, New Tricks

How To Reuse Fridge and Pantry Essentials in Not-So-Basic Ways

While steakhouse doggie bags can lead to some pretty royal leftovers, those half-used jars, bags, or cartons can lead to hours of mold-eradicating sessions that are fit for Cinderella. Finding creative ways to use up leftover items will not only prevent stinky face-to-fridge time, but will also let you reduce waste and spending. Here are some tips on how to bring new flavor to those ever lingering bits and crumbs.

Avocado Caesar Dressing

Half an Avocado

SuperEats staff probably eats two dozen avocados on any given day, we occasionally have a half or so left over. We often find ourselves saving that half, forgetting about it in the office fridge, and discovering it a week later in a black sludgy plastic baggy that mirrors The Bog of Eternal Stench. So we started thinking: What do people eat practically every day that could benefit from a little creamy avo-nice-ness? Salad dressings. Everyone loves a good Caesar salad, but we realize that the term salad is a false identifier, given the copious amounts of creamy cholesterol-y goodness that make it so tasty. Plus, we knew the trick about using avocado to make smoothies creamier, so why not toss it in something more savory too. After some careful Google research we came across this recipe, and we really, really love it! Just be sure to cut the other ingredients in half if you’re only using half of an avocado. The dressing gets bonus points for not requiring ingredients things that we don’t have on hand, and it satisfies that Caesar craving. Plus the acid from the vinegar keeps your dressing from browning for at least a few days.

Use Stale Bread

Stale bread

Our more refined SuperEats staff tends to enjoy the European experience of choosing a loaf of bread at the neighborhood bakery. But how often do you arrive home, cut off a nibble of the end, and abandon the majority of that country boule for about a week? Needless to say, there is a ton of leftover bread in our pantries and freezers, so we SuperEaters have become a bit more experimental with ways to use it all up. A staff favorite stale bread-based dish is panzanella. It’s basically an Italian chopped salad with toasted croutons. Take a few slices of the stash (ours is usually a mix of wheat, rye, and rustic white) and chop them up into 1 to 2 inch cubes. Toss the cubes in olive oil, salt, pepper, and whatever spices or herbs you like. Then place them on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until crispy on the outside. Meanwhile, chop up your on-hand veggies including cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, parsley or cilantro and also a bit of feta or goat cheese for good measure. Once the cubes have cooled slightly toss everything together, throw in some fresh chopped parsley or cilantro, and dress lightly with your go to homemade vinaigrette. This salad is filling and delicious with a satisfying crunch. You can style your salad however you wish. Use pita, garbanzos, and cumin dressing for a Middle Eastern twist or raisin bread, apples, walnuts, and blue cheese for a take on the Waldorf.

SuperEats Crumbles

Crunch Fish Tacos

We have a good stock of SuperEats Kale & Chia Chips in the office, and while we love crunching them straight  all day long, we should probably add a bit of balance to our diets. A few weeks ago we started thinking outside of the bag. We crumble up a handful of chips and mix with a bit of yogurt or olive oil as a quick coating for our favorite fish.  It’s a win-win, since we get to eat our favorite snack while adding a little crunch, flavor, and nutrition to dinner. The Chili Lime flavor would be great with tilapia or halibut for fish taco night, and the tomato basil would fancy up your simple roasted salmon. 

Do you have any great tricks for using up kitchen staples? Share your tips and recipes with the SuperEats community on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

October 01, 2015 by Lauren Siegel

4 Ways to BYO Lunch in Style

Here at SuperEats we’re all about filling our plates without emptying our wallets. What better way to ensure a delicious, wholesome, and affordable lunch than by bringing your own? It can be hard to break free from those visions of bland sandwiches and dry granola bars, so let these 4 portable products inspire a lunch that’s a lot more creative (and cute)! 

Smooth-me

If you’re a juice or smoothie addict, but hate forking over the $10 for something you plan to consume through a straw, then a portable blender is going to be your new best friend. You can keep the base in your desk drawer and fill the cup up with a personal serving of frozen fruits and veggies from home. When you’re ready for a blended blast of energy, just pop the cup on the base. I’ve been using my smoothie maker to battle the afternoon office crash by opting for a caffeinated banana, coconut milk, sun butter, and cocoa smoothie. It’s like a sippable vacation!

Everything in Its Place

One of the worst things about bringing lunch is encountering unexpected turbulence on your commute. Whether you take the subway, ride a bike, or find yourself navigating crater sized potholes, packing a multi-course lunch in one container just won’t do. You need something that keeps the chia pudding separate from the tuna salad. Enter the bento box. These things actually date back to 5th century Japan, but more modern versions are cute, functional, insulated, and built to handle technologically advanced devices (like the dishwasher and microwave). With one of these containers by your side, you won’t have any food mixing faux pas, and the munch-packing possibilities are endless. Follow @kbqsurfs for beautiful bento-full inspiration!

International Flavor

Some of the best ideas are borrowed from other parts of the world – ikat prints, acai berries, Jamaican bobsledding - and that theory definitely applies to bringing lunch. When I first saw Tiffins in Thailand a few years ago, I was drawn to their vintage charm. In recent months, they have started to make their way into Hipster lunchboxes across the US. Tiffins are individual, stackable, compartments made of steel or enamel that are held together by a metal handle. There are modern versions out there, but my favorites are the colorfully painted vintage ones that I have been seeing in flea markets and antique shops. Tiffins are perfect if you bring a variety of items or dishes to work each day. They keep everything completely contained and separate so that you can consume one dish at a time or however you like!

Keep It Tidy

Picture this: you’re sitting in your office lunch room savoring a crunchy bag of SuperEats, and when you reach to wash it down with a gulp of water you accidentally brush the bag with your elbow, resulting in Kale + Chia crumbs scattered all over the grody, grungy table and floor. Further, you have deduced in your scientific opinion that, by the looks of the dried up frosting from last month’s office birthday ‘celebration,’ not even the 5 Second Rule can save you now. Good news! There’s a bag for that! This insulated and durable lunch bag doubles as a zip out placemat to prevent tragic messes and germy contamination. They’re also perfect for those super productive Friday afternoons when you just need a clean surface to sort your snack machine impulse buy Skittles by color… 

What are some of your favorite tools and tricks for packing BYO lunchtime concoctions? Fill us in in the comments below.

September 17, 2015 by Lauren Siegel

Everybody's Gone Surfing...Yes, Even At the Gym!

SurfSetFitness Class SuperEats Style! 

"Surf's Up, Dude!" That's how I thought my instructor at 212 Degree Fitness was going to greet me when arriving to my first SurfSetFitness class. Instead we were greeted with easy instructions and safety procedures on how to operate the SurfSet board apparatus. I say apparatus, because it's more of a 'stationary surf-like simulator.' The board is attached to three wellness balls with safety straps, which modify the intensity of the workout.

Within the first five minutes we learned what to do if we fell off the board (more than likely) and to use our muscles and core to keep the SurfSet board still or quiet. A challenging task for us flatlanders.  

A Little History

SurfSetFitness was recently featured on the popular TV show, Shark Tank. Mike Hartwick, the SurfSet founder, says he created the total-body surf trainer as a way to achieve the results he received from surfing, ultimately to keep his body in peak physical condition. The popularity of the SurfSetFitness program has skyrocketed in the past couple of months and fitness gyms across the country are offering classes with the company's patented "balance, burn, build, blend" mantra.  

And trust me, after taking one SurfSet class, you will quickly feel the burn. 

The SurfSetFitness class takes you through different routines as listed on their website, "Every exercise on the board is designed to engage your core & stabilize muscles and shock the system to create real change inside & out. The body builder look is out & the lean surfer physique is in. You have to train like an athlete to build an athletic body type, and that means multi-planar movements that engage the body & mind in challenging and unique ways."

We're not in Kansas Anymore

And just like that, thousands of miles from an ocean, I was up on the SurfSet board, ready to catch some waves during class. But with one tiny lift of the leg, I quickly remember to breathe and focus my balance, strength and core. The SurfSet kicks your butt, literally in places you wouldn't get from strength training alone. We did planks, downward dog, hot sand runs, paddling, squats, arm raises, pushups, situps, scissor kicks. . . you name it - all on the board. Balancing becomes paramount. Giving up is for the sharks. 

212 Degree Fitness Trainer, Chris Kim says what he loves best about the SurfSet Board, "This is a fun, innovate way to exercise. I encourage everyone to try it out, despite your fitness level. It's a great motivator to enjoy exercising in a different and fun way." 

And for those die-hard strength trainers, Kim aptly encourages adding SurfSet to their routine, "Foundation is key to our bodies. Without a strong foundation we cannot be stabilized. This exercise routine strengthens those weak points and improves your overall performance, which you cannot get from weight lifting everyday." 

Even though we were miles from the beach or the tiki hut, we had a good time getting into bikini body shape. 

Special thanks to 212 Degrees Fitness and SurfSetFitness for the inspiration to get out there and get moving! 

www.212degreefitness.com

www.surfsetfitness.com

 

 

July 30, 2015 by Heather Collins

Super Food Spotlight: Sacha Inchi

Making a splash in South America and certain circles around the world is a small nut-like seed known as Sacha Inchi.

 

It's benefits are not exactly a new discovery. Perhaps it should be referred to a "re-discovery". The Incans cultivated and cherished this seed thousands of years ago. In Quechua,  Sacha Inchi loosely translates to "False Peanut." It has a definitively nutty taste, but unlike the peanut, almost nobody in the world has an allergy to Sacha Inchi.

 

Sacha Inchi is native to the South American Amazon and has been continuously grown in Peru since the ancient Incans. Recently, Colombia, Bolivia and Thailand have also started cultivating Sacha Inchi in large numbers. So why have all these countries started growing Sacha Inchi? Why has Dr. Oz called it "the healthiest snack in the world?"

 

Sacha Inchi's tasty fat content contains:
48.60% of Omega fatty acids 3
36.80% of Omega fatty acids 6
8.28% of Omega fatty acids 9
Saturated fatty acids, 6.39%

 

It's generally a more economical source of these healthy fats than salmon. Additionally, this little seed is packed with 9g of protein per serving. But the main (and most overlooked) reason that this snack is so healthy, is because its so tasty. Tasty snacks are easy to eat and easy to substitute for your junk food. A food is only healthy if you actually consume it.

 

Many people use the fat from the seed exclusively. In June 2007, Sacha Inchi oil won the Médaille d'or (Gold Medal) at the AVPA Specialty Foods Commodities competition for its incredible taste and nutrition properties.

 

Whether you buy the oil, the entire seed, or some other form - look for ways to incorporate Sacha Inchi into your diet!

July 29, 2015 by Aaron Gailmor

Cool Blueberry Salsa Recipe

July is National Blueberry Month. We love adding these blue gems to yogurt and our mid-afternoon protein smooothie or shake.  

Fun Food Fact 

Easy to eat as a snack and perfect in the morning, blueberries are considered a superfood thanks to their rich antioxidants and phytonutrient properties. Research has shown blueberries can improve overall cardiovascular and cognitive health and could help prevent certain cancers and diabetes.  Similar to kale, this super fruit is an excellent source of fiber, and is packed with vitamins A and C, potassium, and folate. In fact, two cups contain 14% of your Daily Value of fiber.

Not Just for Breakfast

Here's a salsa/dip recipe that proves blueberries are perfect anytime, even happy hour! This antioxidant rich salsa is full of flavor and is a perfect way to cool down those hot summer weekend nights. Serve this salsa with our kale + chia chips and you have yourself a super nutritious appetizer. 

Blueberry Salsa*: 

2 cups fresh blueberries, washed and sorted

1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped 

1 large red onion, chopped 

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 tsp crushed red pepper

Directions: 

In a medium size bowl, crush the blueberries to a pulp using the back of a spoon. Combine jalalpenos, onions, garlic and crushed red pepper with the berry pulp. Set aside to allow ingredients to blend. (Add (1) tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil if desired.) Serve at room temperature. 

* recipe courtesy of The Cooking Cardiologist

July 17, 2015 by Heather Collins

#AskSupereatsAnything

 

SuperEaters - Aaron & Charlie here. We thought it would be fun to give you the opportunity to ask us anything you want. Questions about us as co-founders, the brand, our hobbies, funny questions, serious questions...everything is fair game. If you're eating our products, you should know the people and brand behind them! Post any questions to social media using #AskSuperEatsAnything or send them to info@supereats.com. We'll respond to the most interesting questions with answers via video posts. Bring 'em on!

 

 

July 16, 2015 by Aaron Gailmor
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