Why should you start meal planning?

We often go to the grocery store without an aim of picking up nutrition. Eat healthy food requires deliberate decisions and meal planning hence should be at the top of our lists. Here are some reasons why should make meal-planning a priority in your household:

Meal planning

  • Enhance your nutrition: By taking the time to plan your meals, you can aim to have well- balanced and nutritious meals during the week. The practice will ensure you are in better control of what you’re feeding your body. A balanced meal plan will help you curb cravings and ensure a healthier body and mind.
  • Make and stick to healthier choices: Have you been so hungry that you ended up eating a lot more than you anticipated? We have all been there. The reason why most people end up overeating and unhealthy is because we do not make conscious and informed decisions about what we feed our body. Meal planning is the most effective way to resolve this problem.
  • Complement your fitness routine: If you are friends with anybody who is trying to lose weight, you are most likely aware of the fact that meal-planning tops the chart in their to-do lists. Meal planning can help you control your calorie intake in an effective manner.
  • Save money and time: Meal planning will prevent you from throwing produce and ingredients lying in the fridge. Also, if you are ready with your grocery list, you are most likely to get out of the grocery store in less than 30 minutes. In the long run, meal planning will save you tons of money and time.
  • Finally, avoid stress: We all know the stress of preparing meals last minute. You can bid goodbye to stress finally with meal planning.

Make meal planning an important part of your lifestyle today. Order your groceries from Burpy.

Supercharge smoothies with simple ingredients

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Smoothie

Back –to-School   mornings often mean on-the-go breakfast for kids.   While we might be too busy, we don’t want the kids to miss out on nutrition. If this remotely sounds like you, smoothies are your ‘one-glass’ solution to ensure your kids are getting ample nutrition.

Smoothies are portable, easy to make and a flavorsome option to pack extra nutrition into the diet. While they are great by themselves, they can be supercharged with the help of some very simple ingredients from your kitchen. Read on to know more:

Flaxseeds:  Getting enough fiber in the diet is an everyday struggle; however, flaxseeds are a great source of insoluble and soluble fiber. Slightly nutty in taste, they boost flavor and help with digestion.  Hence, make flaxseeds a staple for your smoothies.

Honey:  Replace the sugar in your smoothies with Honey. It offers many nutritional benefits without any preservatives found in many other forms of sweeteners. Daily consumption of honey boosts immunity and wards off infections.

Coconut oil: The obvious first reaction to this ingredient is ‘what’?  But, coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid, which is broken down into energy and not stored as fat.  Therefore, it boosts immunity, metabolism and helps in staying active.

Kale:  If your kids are not averse to the idea of having a green smoothie, Kale could be an integral ingredient of your smoothies. Kale is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world. It offers a much higher vitamin C than oranges, along with vitamin A and minerals. Add this leafy vegetable to your smoothies next time to pack some nutrition.

Chia seeds: They are rich in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and several other vitamins. A tablespoon of Chia seeds in the smoothie is a fantastic way to assure your kids meet their daily fiber requirement.

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Boost productivity with healthy office snacks

Yogurt with fruitEating healthy at the office can be a real challenge. We all have colleagues who bring sugary treats like donuts, cupcakes, etc., add to that the never-ending supply of coffee, soda and trans fat loaded treats sitting on the breakroom table. It takes considerable strength to say ‘no’ to that.  Furthermore, we are all guilty of a sedentary lifestyle and skipping the gym all too often.

Our best bet to remain healthy is to choose healthier eating options and in an era of online grocery shopping, it is easier than ever. There are countless readily available snacks that are not just wholesome, but are proven to improve productivity.  Burpy will let you in on its productivity enhancing snack list, so that the next time you cross office break room or panty you make a smarter choice -

Almonds: They are loaded with Vitamin E, magnesium and calcium, in fact, they boast of significant amount of fiber and protein too.  Snacking on a handful of almonds everyday can improve your memory while reducing risk of some ghastly diseases.

Yogurt:  This is our personal favorite.  It’s not only yummy, but nutritious, it has probiotics, vitamin B, calcium and protein and is super easy to store. Interestingly, you can dress it up with your favorite fruits and get as many varieties as you want – non-fat, greek or flavored. You take your pick.

Banana – We don’t need to tell you why this fruit is preferred by athlete’s world-over. The word to describe this fruit is ‘powerhouse’ of nutrients. Biotin, potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, you name it, the fruit is all you need to kick start your day.

Oatmeal: This is your go to snack for sustained energy. Add good old milk, a fruit or yogurt to rev up your mornings.

Hummus with Vegetables: Hummus with a choice of green vegetable can make for a refreshing office snack full of iron and protein.  Replace the usual tortillas and burgers for lunch with this interesting choice, if you want to up the flavors it can be part of your lunch with pita bread.

Get your office snack supplies right at your doorstep using Burpy.com

7 things you didn’t know about Burpy!

At Burpy, our personal shoppers love hand-picking your essentials and delivering them to your doorstep. It makes us feel we are part of your family in a special way. We want to know you and your needs better. We also think you should get to know us a little better too. Read on to know all about us -

Burpy

  1. We are 3 : Burpy was incepted in 2012 and our exciting journey commenced in the fall of  2013, we are only three and  growing.
  2. School is where it all started: Burpy is an entrepreneurial venture started by five college friends who wanted to address the needs of on-campus students who had little to no time to go out and buy their own groceries. Look where we are today. Phenomenal! Isn’t it?
  3. Texas Proud: We are a homegrown Texas entrepreneurial business.  Our expedition started in Austin and we eventually expanded to Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.
  4. Crowdsourced shoppers: Our shoppers are people like you- intuitive with great knowledge of retail shelves. We deploy our network of crowd sourced shoppers to preferred local retailers to source the items our customers want.
  5. No Membership:   You don’t need a membership to benefit from our services. Need another reason to place your first order from Burpy?
  6. Our commitment: Our philosophy is simple – We are committed to saving your time by providing doorstep delivery of the exact groceries you want. We want you to have a little more time to invest in things you love.
  7. Our CEO is 24! : You heard that right, Aseem Ali – The CEO of Burpy is an engineer from the University of Texas at Austin.

We hope you now know us a little better. We would love to hear from you,  so don’t forget to comment below.

 

H-E-B actually makes everything better! We tell you why.

Founded in 1905, headquartered in San Antonio H-E-B shopping experience is quite like its name for the consumers – “everything is actually better here”. A billion dollar company, it currently operates more than 358 stores in varied formats including supermarkets, gourmet stores, and superstores. H-E-B has won many accolades over the years and was recognized by The Shelby Report as the “Southwest Region Retailer of the Year” 2014.

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Home is where the heart is: H-E-B is the largest privately owned business in Texas and one of the 15 largest privately held companies in the U.S.A. It was started by Florence Butt in her family home as C.C. Butt Grocery Store in Kerrville, TX.

Produce Section: If you love your greens, than H-E-B should be your ‘go-to’ store. The produce section at H-E-B is known for its widest, freshest and healthiest offerings.

Private Labels: H-E-B is well-known for private-label foods. The variety of products is mind boggling. From the obvious butter, flour to the rare chips, sauces, you will find it at H-E-B.

Free Samples anyone? : At an H-E-B store, you will be greeted by smiling faces at sample kiosks and demo kitchens. Wine sampling is an H-E-B specialty. Every supermarket does sampling, but H-E-B is way ahead of its competitors in this game.

Delivering customer Delight: H-E-B has been recognized for its superior customer service. Great customer testimonials and constant appreciation on social media is a testimony to that.

Great Place to Work: The company lives by the theory “keep your employees happy who in turn will ensure happy consumers”. H-E-B was ranked #7 in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2015 , certain employees can avail stock options under employee ownership plan and are called ‘partners’, in the success we think J.

Organic Love: The Company has a dedicated Organic Diversion Program, they strongly believe in reusing, reducing waste and recycling cardboard, plastics, organics, office paper, metals, and truck tires to protect Mother Nature.

Commitment to Education: H-E-B instated Excellence in Education Awards in 2002 with the aim of honoring outstanding public school and educators for their commitment. They grant more than $800,000 under this initiative to early childhood facilities, school districts and board’s teachers and principals.

Charitable: H-E-B is deeply involved with the communities it operates in and is recognized for its charitable donations. A significant 5 % of its annual pretax earnings are donated to pertinent to community causes.

Do we still need to give you more reasons on why everything is better at H-E-B?

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