National Superfoods Day 2018
January 15, 2018

Contributing Writer & National Superfoods Day Partner: Mary Ellen of Milk & Honey Nutrition, @milknhoneynutrition.

Hi there! I’m Mary Ellen, the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) behind Milk & Honey Nutrition. I’m a wife, mom (to two little girls, ages 4 and 2), foodie (but I seriously hate that word, ha), recipe developer, and lover of all foods…except cilantro, just can’t do it…but anyways…

I’m so excited that our first annual National Superfoods Day is finally here! This term “superfood” has been thrown around for years, and I don’t think any of us really ever knows what people mean when they use it…

Is it some random ingredient you have to buy in powdered form for $30/bag at Whole Foods?

Or maybe it’s just anything with kale in it?

But what about berries? Everyone says berries are superfoods, right?!

You see where I’m going. Up until now, there has been no consensus on what superfoods are and no agreed upon definition. When Rhythm Superfoods reached out and asked if I could help them create a science-based inclusive definition for “superfood” I jumped at the opportunity.

I’ve been interested in nutrition since I was very young. Being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 5 years old was a game changer. I’ve had to think about every little thing I eat from the very beginning.  While most kids ate whatever they wanted, when they wanted; I was the 7-year-old at the birthday party scraping the icing off my cake because I knew what it would do to my blood sugars (and because my mom made me, ha). See, unlike most kids, I knew that food directly affected how I felt and acted. Combine that with a grandmother who could bake like no other (and passed that skill onto me), and I developed a love for creating delicious, fun, and nourishing recipes.

Now, as a busy wife and mom I know the struggles that come with preparing and eating nutritious foods and meals, and just how hard feeding myself, my husband, and two tiny humans can be. Yes, even the dietitian struggles sometimes. And, I love showing people the nourishing potential of everyday foods like kale, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, chia seeds, beans…I could keep going.

Superfoods aren’t just random, ancient (and expensive!) foods you read about in an article and have no clue what they are. They’re the fruits and vegetables you buy every day. They’re the nuts that provide loads of protein, antioxidants, and fats. They’re the medjool dates and coconuts loaded with potassium and antioxidants…

So get excited because adding superfoods into your diet is probably way easier than you thought it was. Check out www.nationalsuperfoodsday.com to learn more about National Superfoods Day, view our definition of what a superfood is, grab a few recipes, and participate in the celebration!

Here are a few of my favorite “superfood” recipes…

Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

Tomato Kale Beet Pizza

Superfood Poke Bowls

Red Pepper, Sausage, Kale Quesadillas

Raspberry Chia Jam

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip High Protein Cookies

Blueberry Superfood SmoothieTomato Kale Beet Pizza

Finding Our Rhythm During Austin’s Hot Summer
September 11, 2015

Rhythm Superfoods kept busy this summer in Austin, Texas with a variety of events including yoga (LOTS of yoga), Bike Austin, music events, volunteering at a local food bank, and good ol’ back to school fairs.

Yoga On the Roof, Summer at the Springs, Bike Austin

If you live in Austin there’s a pretty good chance you participated in at least one of the healthy lifestyle events we attended under the hot Texas sun. Austin is known for being a fit community and what better way to make hungry post-workout consumers happy than to feed them kale chips. This summer we participated in Yoga On the Roof at Whole Foods Lamar throughout July, Summer at the Springs – a free yoga event by Wanderlust Yoga at Barton Springs on Monday nights, and Bike Austin’s Hottest Day of the Year Ride. We could win awards for the tan lines we’ve acquired along the way…

 

Welcome Campers Wild Honey Pie Austin Premiere Party

As one of the sponsors for The Wild Honey Pie Welcome Campers Music Series Season 3, we attended the Austin Premiere Party at The Parish in July. The night was full of music, fun people, and last but not least Rhythm Superfoods’ Kale Chips! Check out the music series here: http://www.thewildhoneypie.com.

 

Volunteering

Twice this summer Rhythm Superfoods employees volunteered at the Capital Area Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry. Lending a helping hand however we can is something we pride ourselves in. Want to get involved? Numerous volunteer opportunities await you: https://www.austinfoodbank.org.

 

Back to School

‘Tis that inevitable time of year. School is in session (or soon to be at least). Hopefully you had the chance to sample Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips and Broccoli Bites at one of the many Whole Foods Back to School Vendor Fairs in August. We even attended Texas A&M’s Back to School Vendor Daze during the week students were moving in because our Kale Chips are now available at the campus stores!

 

We’re sad to see summer go, but excited for fall and winter events we have lined up. Be on the lookout for Rhythm Superfoods Field Marketing Team demoing in stores and at special events!

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