Let us introduce you to the WholeMade Meal. Our guide to help you curate the perfect meal for you. Each WholeMade Meal is comprised of 4 essential elements: Raw Greens & Vinaigrette, Animal Protein, Vegetable Side and Condiment. You will assemble your WholeMade Meal based on your unique bioindividual needs and personal taste.
You will also be able to add Healing Upgrades such as bone broth or lacto-fermented vegetables to further enhance the nutrient density of your meals.
When our store opens in a few days time, here’s how you will build each nutritionally complete WholeMade Meal you order:
1.Start with Raw Greens & Vinaigrette
Dark, leafy greens are the super heroes on your plate. They are packed with nutrients and probiotics that do everything from helping burn fat, regulating blood sugar and cholesterol, to providing sun protection and helping us detoxify. Most importantly, they feed our microbiome (gut flora) – an essential first step to healing a leaky gut. The apple cider vinegar in our WholeMade Vinaigrette stimulates your digestive juices so you can thoroughly break down proteins and other nutrients and get the most from your nutrient dense meal. You may have heard the saying ‘You Are What You Eat,’ we think it’s more ‘You Are What You Digest & Absorb.’ Starting your meal with greens and an apple cider vinaigrette is a great way to support your digestive system and make the most of your meal’s nutrition.
2.Add a high-quality Animal Protein
We all know protein is important, but let’s break down why an animal-based protein is a vital component of every main meal. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins that make up our organs, tissues, muscles and hormones. Without an adequate daily supply, our bodies can’t grow, repair or function well. Proteins help reduce brain fog, boost energy levels, help curb cravings, improve mood, support bone health, keep our metabolism running efficiently and slow aging. Obtaining enough of all the essential amino acids from plant sources alone requires a highly optimized digestive system, something most of us lack. Including a high-quality animal protein in your meal is the best way to ensure your body has enough of all of the amino acids it needs to fuel your vibrant life.
3.Select a Colorful Side
A hearty dose of colorful veggies is essential to any well-balanced meal. We love to prepare vegetables using healthy fats such as avocado, olive or coconut oils along with a variety of herbs and spices to add a splash of flavor. Plant-based foods are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients that are essential to optimal health. The more colors you have on your plate, the more nutrient dense and diverse your meal. Lightly cooking vegetables kick starts the digestive process making it easier for our bodies to break them down completely (and it infuses flavors that make them even more delicious). Veggie-based sides also provide the fiber that fuels our microbiota ensuring a healthy colon and happy immune system.
4.Dress it up with a Condiment
Made-from-scratch condiments not only add an exhilarating burst of flavor and texture to your meal, they are yet another way to increase the nutrient density of your plate. Add as much or as little as you’d like. Either way, the flavors and micronutrients in our condiments make the perfect complement to any main meal combination and give you the ability to transform simple staples into brand new experiences every day.
5.Add a healing upgrade (Optional)
For our great-grandmothers, a mug of bone broth and a serving of lacto-fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut or dill pickles were considered indispensable additions to their well-balanced meals. These foods are nutritional powerhouses providing predigested nutrients our bodies can absorb and put right to work. Bone broth-based soups are the ultimate medicine whether you are combatting a seasonal head cold or chronic disease. And lacto-fermented foods support optimal gut health and immune function.
By following the WholeMade Meal, you can make simple, convenient, sustainable meal choices that help you to be the most vibrant you.
And there you go! Whether you are ordering from us or cooking for yourself at home, you have all the pieces to build a nutritionally complete meal. We are putting our final touches on our store fit out and the new menu this week. We expect to start taking deliveries from our purveyors later this week so we can get cooking. Keep an eye out for our NOW OPEN email coming very soon!
In vibrant health,