Burpy Mobile App is finally here.

 

Burpy App is here

Burpy App is here

IT’S FINALLY HERE!

We are so excited to announce that after months of hard work and sleepless nights we have launched– our very own Burpy Mobile App.

If you are someone who leads a busy life, a working mom or just someone who would rather spend time doing important tasks than grocery shopping, you are going to LOVE our app!

Our app is an extension of our website, it allows you to:

  • Access your favorite grocery store anytime from your mobile
  • Receive same-day grocery delivery by our personal shoppers
  • Save time and money
  • Receive automated notifications about latest offers
  • Free to download

Everyone is loving the Burpy app and we know you will too! Download yours today! Share with friends!

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Beat your sweet tooth with these sugar substitutes

A recent Consumer Report survey reveals 73% of shoppers seek labels that state “all natural ingredients”. Most of us are aware that sugar isn’t the healthiest food item, however, artificial sweeteners can prove detrimental to one’s health in the long run. It’s therefore, no surprise that more and more consumers are moving towards sugar-free products or natural sugar products. If you are one of them, here are some great sugar  substitutes that are healthy-

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MAPLE SYRUP: Maple syrup comes from a plant’s sap and contains over 50 antioxidants. That’s pretty amazing we think. The nutrients found in maple syrup include energy, water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, and sugars. So, make sure you spread plenty over your waffles and leave the unnatural syrups behind.

HONEY: This is one of the most popular natural sweeteners. Known as the nectar of gods, honey has been used topically to heal wounds and fight infections for the longest time. Honey possesses nutrients, antioxidants, and antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory compounds, making it a healthy substitute for sugar.

GRAPEFRUIT: Grapefruit contains a high dose of Vitamin C, the next time you are having a drink that needs sugar, substitute it with Grapefruit to add a sweet and sour kick to your drink and avoid all the calories of an artificial sweetener.

PROCESSED DATES: Dates can be a perfect sugar substitute for your next baking experiment. With low glycemic index and surge of antioxidants, they can impart subtle sweetness to cakes and brownies.

COCONUT SUGAR : Coconut sugar is made from the sap of coconut flowers. Its available in plenty of variations – block, paste, and  granulated form. It is also loaded with potassium and helps main bones.

Have a perfect sugar substitute we missed? Share it with us by commenting below.

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7 tips to organize your dream pantry

The pantry can easily be called the heaven of a kitchen. Have the task of organizing your dream pantry? Here are 7 seven tips that will help you get started:

 

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Pantry

  • Clear containers are your friends  We understand the temptation of not paying enough attention to this task. Of course, you can always open the container to find its contents. However, believe us you don’t want to waste time doing this. Find a storage solution for your bulk in items such as grains, cereals, rice, lentils, nuts etc.
  • Label, label, label – Neatly label your storage containers. This can prove to be a tiresome task but you will be thankful for the time you invest finishing this task. Labels mean never wondering about the contents of a container again.
  • Group like with like – What we mean is – sort by category. Start with simple groups like – grains, snacks, breakfast supplies.
  • 10 minutes rule – Follow this rule religiously one a week. Essentially spend 10 minutes in a week cleaning your pantry. This need not be a deep clean task – just wipe down the pantry shelves, take a stock of supplies, toss out the expired items.
  • Put kids snacks on the bottom shelf: Snack items for children should be ideally stored on the bottom pantry shelf, This makes it easy for them to help themselves without being prone to accidents or creating a mess in the pantry.
  • Innovate with household items to create more storage space in your pantry: Make use of crates, pencil holders, racks to organize the pantry meticulously.
  •  Assess your pantry – Once you have organized your pantry don’t forget to assess it every week. This will ensure you are not buying more than what you need and wasting. This will also help you in meal planning.

Have a great pantry organizing tip of your own? Share with us by commenting below.

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Texas, Burpy is going MOBILE!

Launching Soon

Launching Soon

We have a BIG news to share. After an intense couple of weeks at Burpy which involved sleepless nights, brainstorming sessions and lots of hard work, we are finally ready to launch our official mobile app in the coming few days.

Hold on! We know what you are thinking. Another app!!

Believe us this will not just be another app on your mobile. Through our app, you will have access to your favorite grocery stores (Walmart, Kroger, H-E-B, Central Market, Whole Foods and PetcoNow) at your fingertips. What does this mean? You can now browse any of these stores at your convenience, order (grocery essentials) and receive delivery by our personal shoppers the same day.

Easy navigation and usability of the app will make the grocery shopping experience more convenient than ever for you.

Watch this space – more info is on the way.

 

How to read Food Labels like a pro

Grocery shopping also means reading the food labels diligently to get the maximum nutrition from your food. Let’s be honest most of us don’t pay attention to this task, some of us are also guilty of completely ignoring it. If you are committed to the health of your family, we recommend you make label reading a priority before welcoming any food product into the kitchen. Here is what will help-

Food

  • Every packaged food will have a nutritional facts table at the back. The table will provide information on – Calories, Fat, Saturated fat, Trans fat, protein, cholesterol, carbohydrate, Fiber, Sugar, Vitamins, Calcium, and Iron. Essentially an overview on all the food nutrients.
  • Watch out for the serving size, it refers to the standardized amount to help you compare the nutrition content of various foods. What this means is if you eat the exact serving size listed on the Nutrition Facts Table you will obtain the precise amount of calories and nutrients that are listed.
  •  Pay attention to calories on the Nutrition Facts Table. The listed calories tell you much energy you will get per serving of the food.
  • Percent Daily Value (DV) on the Nutrition Facts label is a guide to the nutrients in one serving of food. DVs are based on a 2,000-calorie diet for healthy adults. For example, if the label lists 7 percent for iron, it means that one serving provides 7 percent of the iron your body needs to function in a healthy manner each day.
  • Try to get more of the healthy nutrients from your foods. Healthy nutrients include Iron, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C
  • Try to get less of these nutrients from your food – Fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, cholesterol. Don’t get us wrong, these nutrients are essential for the body, completely eliminating them from the diet can cause major health concerns. However, we must be extra cautious of the amount per serving for these nutrients.

This is a beginner’s guide to reading food labels. Make sure if you haven’t been already reading the food labels till now you start today.

Think we forget something important about reading the food labels? Let us know by commenting below.

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Things you must know about Frozen Food

In today’s day and age, everyone is trying to achieve a healthy lifestyle and optimum fitness. Eating fresh produce, therefore, has become a necessity. People are categorically looking to buy fresh and organic produce and pantry favorites
However, enter a grocery store you are sure to witness large sections of frozen food, often considered unhealthy. To a lot of us, frozen foods are a blessing that makes our life easier and simpler. Refer to our guide to know more about frozen food –

Frozen Fish

  • Freezing is the most natural method of preserving food. It increases the shelf life of food without having to add any preservatives. Hence, frozen food despite many claims isn’t unhealthy.
  • Freezing prevents the growth of bacteria, making food healthier.
  • Frozen food is preserved using the method of flash freezing (freezing water into small ice crystals) at the peak of freshness and almost immediately after harvesting. Hence, at the time of defrosting you can gauge how fresh the food was at the time it was preserved.
  • Frozen foods are more nutritious than canned foods due to the method of processing.
  • Storage plays an important role in enhancing the shelf life of frozen food. Refreezing food lowers its quality.
  • Frozen food like any other food is made from fresh ingredients, in fact its preserved at the peak of freshness.
  • March 6th is National Frozen Food Day.
  • Frozen food can be stored indefinitely. However, with time it will lose its taste and quality to some extent.

Think we missed out on an interesting fact about frozen food? Let us know by commenting below.
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Brace yourself – Back to School is Back

Back to school means hustle and bustle, preparing the kids for their first day at school, and ensuring they have the right supplies for a successful start. What this also means is that they will need a big dose of nutrition as their activity level will surge and they will be spending a lot of time away from home.

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Proper nutrition plays a critical role in the defining the health of your child. Besides – age and gender one must take into consideration the level of activity before meal planning. Here are some aspects you must take into consideration while planning your child’s diet-

  • Fiber – keeps the digestive tract healthy, include plenty of  whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
  • Calcium –  In addition to bone building and maintaining its health calcium helps blood clot, nerves send messages and muscles contract. It’s imperative to include good sources of calcium in the diet of kids growing up. Low fat dairy products, rhubarb, spinach, collard greens, and sardines are great sources of calcium.
  • Vitamin E- The most potent anti oxidant, it helps protect cells against damage caused by free radicals. Nuts, seeds, wheat germ oil and vegetable oils are all a good source of Vitamin E.
  • Organic Food : Switch to cleaner eating for your children. Introduce them to organic food if you haven’t already.
  • Magnesium – This important mineral supports the immune system and helps maintain muscle and nerve function. Whole grains, nuts, pumpkin seeds, and white, black beans are an excellent source of magnesium.
  • Vitamin D- This critical vitamin helps absorb calcium and promote bone growth. Sunshine, fortified dairy and juice, cod liver oil, salmon, tuna and mackerel are good sources to acquire vitamin D.

Think we missed out on something? Share it with us by commenting below.

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Healthiest Morning Foods to Eat

Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. It helps you recharge and refuel for the day. It’s a known fact that kids and adults who eat a healthy breakfast tend to perform better at school//work, have more energy and focus better. Scientifically if a person skips eating nutrients early in the day they are likely to not compensate for it throughout the day.

More or less everyone eats breakfast, however, not everyone eats a healthy breakfast. Often it’s a meal that’s consumed in rush before heading out for the day. As a result of an incomplete breakfast, people tend to become irritable and tired. Get healthy with our list of healthy breakfast meals:

Oatmeal

  • Oatmeal: A delight for cereal lovers, oatmeal contains a unique fiber called beta-glucan. The fiber is known to reduce cholesterol and promote a feeling of fullness. Oats are gluten free, rich in anti-oxidants, helps decrease blood pressure and promote a healthy heart. A cup of oatmeal contains 6gms of protein, the same quantity of steel cut oats provides twice as much protein.
  • Greek YogurtGreek Yogurt: Made by straining whey and other liquids of yogurt, Greek yogurt is more concentrated in protein. Protein is known to make the body feel fuller for longer, reduce hunger significantly and increase metabolic rate. Certain Greek Yogurts Greek yogurt are a rich source of probiotics, such as Bifidobacterium, which are known to keep the gut healthy. Adding fresh fruits or using Greek yogurt in smoothies is a healthy breakfast option.
  • CoffeeCoffee: The good old coffee is on this list, no prizes for guessing! :-) High in caffeine, coffee is known to improve alertness, mood, and mental performance. It is also known to increase metabolic rate and burn fat.
  • Eggs: Eggs are the most loved American breakfast. Egg yolks contain antioxidants -lutein and zeaxanthin which help prevent eye disorders like cataracts and macular degeneration. They are known to aid the feeling of fullness, helping in reduction of calorie intake and maintain steady blood sugar and insulin levels.
  • Mixed Berries SmoothieBerries: These bright, colorful and flavorful fruits are known for their many health benefits. They are high in antioxidants and polyphenols, which help fight chronic disease and cancer. They’re lower in sugar than most fruits, yet higher in fiber. In fact, raspberries and blackberries each provide an impressive 8 grams of fiber per cup. We say eat as many as you can.
  • Green TeaGreen Tea: Considered to be the healthiest beverage in the world, it provides only 35–70 mg of caffeine per cup, which is about half the amount in coffee and yet promote alertness and metabolic rate. Rich in an antioxidant known as EGCG, it protects the brain, nervous system and heart from damage. Include a cup of green tea in your breakfast.

Whether you choose to eat breakfast or not it will always be a personal choice and preference. However, we highly recommend if you do, make sure you start it with the right choices.

Have more to include in our list? Comment below.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Decoded

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Here is some cool history about your favorite chocolate chip cookie-

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Fifty-three percent of American adults prefer chocolate chip cookies over peanut butter cookies (13%). We all know who is the clear American favorite based on the numbers.
  • The world’s biggest chocolate chip was created in 2003 by The Immaculate Baking Company in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The cookie weighed 40,000 pounds and had a diameter of 101 feet.
  • The chocolate chip cookie was created by an accident.  The classic cookie was born when Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, added broken chocolate bar pieces into her cookie batter thinking that they would melt.  They didn’t and the result is being enjoyed by the world over.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies were originally named “Butterdrop Do Cookies and renamed in 1936.
  • The creator of the cookie – Ruth Wakefield was paid for her recipe with a lifetime supply of chocolate from Nestlé. A great deal, would you agree?

Have an interesting fact you would like to share? Don’t forget to comment below.

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Happy National Hot Dog Day

Hot dogs are a must have a staple at every summer BBQ. On the National Hot Dog day. Here are fun facts about Hotdogs!

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American favorite – Hot Dogs

  • Hot dogs are not just American favorites, they also originated in the US. Sausages themselves are from Germany, but it was an American genius who thought about putting them in a bun.
  • The origin of the word hot dog still remains a mystery. There are several theories but not a clear one yet.
  • Selling hot dogs at a baseball game dates back to 1880s. Hence, it’s no surprise that baseball fans are the biggest hot dog consumers.
  • Mustard sauce is the most popular hot dog topping followed by ketchup.
  • Hotdogs have traveled to space – NASA has approved hot dogs as a regular item on Apollo moon flights, Skylab missions, and space shuttle flights. Phew!!
  • New Yorkers eat the most hot dogs, more than any other city in the country.

Have an interesting fact about hot dogs that we missed mentioning here. Share it with us.

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