6 foods you should consider buying organic

Grocery shopping can be an overwhelming weekly mission. You make numerous significant decisions about the nutritional requirements of your family during what seems like the most insignificant task of the week – grocery shopping.

You are often bombarded with a plethora of choices at grocery stores – sugar-free vs regular desserts? Gluten-free vs whole wheat? GMO vs Non-GMO foods? frozen vs fresh? One big question we all can relate to is organic is really better than conventional options?  Let’s understand.

Organic Food at Burpy

Organic food

There is an increasing amount of research available online that clearly explains why organic food is better. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certification mandates that for any food to be called organic it should be grown without chemical pesticides and be free of GMOs. Hence, it is not just a fancy label, but a clear indication of how the produce or product has been developed. This is also the reason why organic food is often more expensive. Here are some foods that you should consider buying organic-

  • Strawberries: They are constantly ranked as top food contaminated with pesticides. Strawberries have a short shelf life, hence even if you store them in the best way possible they don’t last more than 7-8 days. Consider washing them with a mix of water and apple cider winner and try investing in organic strawberries.
  • Apples: They are often highly contaminated because of the pesticide spraying process.  You often think washing is enough to remove the pesticides from the outer layer of the fruit but it is not enough. Switch to organic apples and see the difference.
  • Grapes: Naturally sweet and high in vitamins, eating grapes has several benefits. Unfortunately, they are also contaminated with strong pesticides. Wash them thoroughly before eating and select organic grapes over conventional options.
  • Spinach: If you are a salad lover, spinach will inevitably find its way in your kitchen. However, do you know a significant 97% conventional spinach sample contains pesticide residue? It can be detrimental to your health in the long run.
  • Tomatoes: This humble produce is often part of every meal in the household. Since it is practically used in every dish it is important to make sure you use the healthiest and most chemical-free option available and therefore we recommend organic tomatoes highly.
  • Dairy: If you are a home that loves its smoothies, cheese toast, and Greek yogurt. We recommend reaching out for organic dairy supplies – milk, cheese, yogurt,eggs. Certified organic dairy means the product is growth hormones free and cows did not receive any antibiotics.

If you are on a budget, reaching out for organic options can be a tricky task. We suggest starting small before introducing any big changes.

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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.

Need a better motivation to whip up some wholesome smoothies in minutes?

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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 -

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  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.

H-E-B-

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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Your guide to the big fat ‘Summer Produce’

Summer is a great time to feast on gorgeous fruits and colorful vegetables. This season won’t last long, so make sure you are consuming the best it has to offer. Eating seasonally is not only easy on your wallet it also means you are consuming a juicer and fresher produce. Who would say no to that?

Summer Produce

Summer Produce

 

  • Basil
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Mangoes
  • Watermelon
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Green Beans
  • Okra
  • Summer Squash

Reasons why Burpy recommends summer produce?

  • Enhanced flavor: Seasonal produce offers superior flavors, which means you will enjoy nutritionally packed crispy, fragrant, juicy and colorful vegetables and fruits.
  • Cost : The simple formula of demand and supply applies here. When a product is available in plenty, the prices will be lower. So, feast on that seasonal bounty.
  • Organic / Free of Pesticides: Seasonal produce requires minimum external assistance in the forms of chemicals, preservatives and pesticides to grow. This means you will eat much cleaner.
  • Supporting the Ecosystem : Seasonal produce is perfectly designed to support your health. More berries, watermelons, cucumbers mean a cooler you in this scorching heat. Think about it.