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A Healthy Lifestyle Begins with Food

 

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Total health starts with eating healthy food. PureFit meals are a strong foundation to any meal plan and our soups, salads, and snacks offer variety to prevent dietary burnout.

We are excited to introduce four soups to the PureFit Menu, two of which will be available for order each week. Carrot & Ginger Bisque is made from fresh carrots, sweet potatoes, and coconut milk. Fresh chicken and navy beans is the base of our Green Chicken Chili and served with Kale Crisps. We combined bison, turkey, and flank steak to make Paleo Chili with Almond Crackers. Finally, our Curried Beef Soup feature lean ground beef and turkey, carrot, eggplant, zucchini, and is served with onion crisps.

Our salads are available in half and whole sizes. Green Goddess Salad is made with spinach, kale, cucumber, red pepper, snow peas, and asparagus with our handcrafted Green Goddess dressing. Our Citrus Spinach Salad has carrots, turkey breast, almonds, and pumpkin seeds with handcrafted citrus vinaigrette. Our Vegan Power Salad combines spinach, cabbage, tomatoes, quinoa, and sunflower seeds with our handcrafted Italian dressing. Finally, romaine lettuce is topped with chicken breast and handcrafted caesar dressing for our paleo caesar salad.

PureFit snacks are the best way to beat back hunger between meals. Our newest snacks, Peanut Butter Bars, are made with natural peanut butter, rolled oats, flax seeds, chia seeds, pistachio nuts, and sunflower seeds. Blueberry Crisp Bars are composed of dried blueberries, lemon, flax and sunflower seeds, pistachio nuts, almonds, oats, and maple syrup. We also have Turkey & Bacon Jerky and BBQ Beef Jerky.

Your PureFit meal plan is easily customizable with meals, soups, salads, and snacks. You’ll benefit from knowing we’ve used the freshest ingredients that will help you meet your health goals. Order today.

 

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New and Improved Ordering Site!

Purefit Meals OrderingWhen I started Purefit meals, I wanted to make eating healthy simple and efficient. We’ve done an amazing job by developing delicious, nutritious meals and bringing them right to your front door or office. Now we have made the ordering process even better with a completely redesigned ordering site.

Here is how the new site has made the ordering process quick and easy.

  • Subscription orders are made easy by setting dietary preferences. Your meal preferences will help us send you meals that fit your needs if you forget to make your own selections.
  • You’ll have the ability to receive order reminders via text message to ensure Monday delivery.
  • You’ll be able to mix and match regular and high protein meals in a single order.
  • We’ve also been able to introduce new subscription plans starting at 2 meals which are perfect for pairing with salads and snacks.

Get Started now and see how simple ordering Purefit Meals really is.

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Healthy Eating When Life Changes

IMG_1387Eating healthy is already a struggle for many people. I’ve talked about the amount of time and money we invest in grocery shopping and cooking under normal circumstances, but what about when our normal routines become suddenly abnormal? There are many sudden disruptions, but after welcoming a child to your family and after surgery are two of the biggest disruptions that can quickly completely derail a healthy lifestyle.

New parents have a lot on their plates after bringing home a baby. Feedings, diapers, and few fleeting hours of sleep mean there isn’t a lot of time for healthy shopping let alone cooking. Surgery can result in serious trauma to the body again leaving little time for anything other than healing and recovery. These events especially require healthy eating to better take care for yourself and your loved ones.

In times like these take out, fast food, and skipping meals altogether can become normal, but it doesn’t have to. We offer healthy meals and snacks that take the stress away from meal time and let you focus on what’s important in the moment. Get started today before your normal routine is disrupted and let us bring your meals to your home or office!

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PureFit to Take Part in Serve It Up CoMo

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We are proud to announce that PureFit Meals will take part in Columbia’s 2017 Serve It Up Charity Challenge. A culinary cooking challenge opened to master chefs, cooks, volunteers and more, the event’s proceeds will help benefit six nonprofit organizations in Columbia.

PureFit Meals will be represented by Chef Sarah Connor, who will begin the competition in the June Savory Summer Kickoff Event portion of Serve It Up. We wish Sarah good luck as she will contend against culinary artists from the Columbia, MO area.

The June Savory Summer Kickoff Event exists as a preliminary competition between 40+ chefs within six different food categories. A panel of judges will decide the finalists the event who will compete in the final cook-off.

Best of luck to our own Chef Sarah Connor! For more information, visit http://www.servecomo.org.

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PureFit Wins Packaging Design Award

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Sarah Carnes HeadshotPureFit is proud to announce that Sarah Carnes, Director of Marketing has been recognized with an American In-house Design Award from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) for her product packaging design of the PureFit Meals snack line.

PureFit introduced the new snack line in January 2017. The snack line includes Blueberry Crisp Bars, Turkey & Bacon Jerky and BBQ Beef Jerky. Additional meal options will be released in the near future.

“Designing food packaging is an involved process, from creating a cohesive set of designs that represent the brand, to choosing paper and label materials that make each product stand out,” said Carnes.

The Blueberry Crisp Bars are made from scratch using oats, almonds, dried blueberries, pistachios, flax seeds, and pumpkin seeds. The BBQ Beef and Turkey & Bacon Jerky feature lean, Missouri-raised meat with a variety of all-natural flavors and seasoning.

For more than 50 years, GDUSA has been a business-to-business information source for graphic design professionals in the country and received 6,000 entries for this year’s awards, with only 15% receiving a formal recognition.

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PureFit Meals Now Available in Jefferson City

 

gallery-slider-4PureFit Meals is excited to announce expansion into Jefferson City beginning April 20, 2017 with a new pick-up location at Supplement Superstore.

 

PureFit offers a variety of fresh and nutritious ready-to-eat meals for people who want to lose weight without dieting, and keep it off for good. Customers can choose from 48 different meals online. All meals are gluten-free, dairy-free and utilize local produce, hormone-free chicken, and Missouri-raised beef.

 

Regular meals start at $10.50 and are around 300 calories. High protein meals are $12.50 and around 450 calories. There are no long-term commitments or contracts. Customers simply sign up for one week at a time.

 

PureFit’s Jefferson City pick-up service will be located at Supplement Superstore at 1922 Missouri Boulevard. Meals can be picked up on Monday’s and Thursday’s during store hours from 9am – 7pm, beginning April 20, 2017.

 

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3 Reasons to Incorporate Elk & Bison Into Your Diet

IMG_2750Getting tired of the traditional proteins? Try mixing it up with our elk and bison options. While traditional meats can offer plenty of protein and essential vitamins, elk and bison pack a huge punch that can take your diet to the next level. There are three reasons why you should try elk and bison.

 

All the protein, plus the vitamins.

While traditional meats like chicken and beef contain plenty of protein to go around, they don’t always replace those essential vitamins and minerals one can lose during the day. Elk and bison refill your vitamins lost and then some. Elk includes over 100% of your recommended dose of vitamin B-12, plus 15% of iron. While bison meat offers the same in protein, it adds niacin, the vitamin that plays a large role in energy building and fat breakdown. In short, not only do you get the protein, you get the vitamins your body craves.

 

Food Fatigue

Eating the same type of meat and veggie combinations can not only get old, but it can also lead to a halt in energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter production and other deficiencies. Eating just a small range of food sources causes the body to lose out on essential vitamins and minerals. This can be avoided by mixing up your diet with new and healthy foods. Like elk and bison!

 

Surprising Taste

Elk and bison can get a bad rap of being “too gamey or tough,” but it’s all in the preparation. Our menu features not only the healthiest and freshly produced meats, but features these exotic meats in a fun and interesting way. Check out our elk Swedish meatballs or the bison stuffed peppers, expertly prepared by Bleu Events chefs, delivered to your doorstep or available for pick up at Grindstone GNC.

 

In short, whether you’re a longtime lover of elk or bison, or simply want to try something new – give our PureFit options a try. At only 10.50 per meal ($12.50 for extra protein) and delivery available, there’s nothing to lose.

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What I Eat In A Day – Angela Huhman

angela-01Angela Huhman, 45, is the owner of Relocating in Columbia Magazine & Columbia Welcome Small business owner and mother of three with an active lifestyle.

BREAKFAST
My favorite breakfast is Siggi’s Vanilla Greek yogurt with fresh fruit. In the winter, I switch it up with steel cut oats and fresh blackberries or blueberries.

LUNCH
I purposely make extra food in the evening, so that I have extras for lunch the next day. I stop by Columbia Strength & Conditioning 2 days each week for my PureFit meals to break up the monotony. It’s easy and a great way to add variety to my diet. PureFit meals come in stackable, microwaveable containers that make it easy to heat up and have a nutritious meal on the go. I will often use the gas station microwave while on the road instead of fast food or drive through.

DINNER
I keep dinner simple with grilled meat and vegetables. Growing up on a farm with a huge garden made me love vegetables. I grill fajitas, pork loin, shrimp, and almost any vegetable you can imagine.

SNACKS
Almonds, bananas, and plenty of water for the day’s activities.

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New PureFit Snack Options

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After months of research and recipe development, our chefs have perfected three new snack options for PureFit customers. We are excited to offer Blueberry Crisp Bars, Turkey & Bacon Jerky, and BBQ Beef Jerky.

The Blueberry Crisp Bars are made from scratch using oats, almonds, dried blueberries, pistachio nuts, flax seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds, agave, and maple syrup. Each bag contains 2 servings. Each serving is 260 calories, and contains 6 grams of fat, 23 grams of protein, and 28 grams of carbs.

Our Turkey & Bacon Jerky contains lean, Missouri-raised turkey, bacon, maple syrup, sage, fennel seeds, thyme, and garlic. There are 2 servings per bag with 106 calories per serving. Each serving contains 5 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein, and 8 grams of carbs.

The BBQ Beef Jerky contains lean, Missouri-raised beef, garlic, chili powder, crushed red peppers, cloves, bay seasoning, and soy sauce. There are also 2 servings per bag, and only 72 calories per serving. The Turkey & Bacon Jerky contains 1g of fat, 7 grams of protein, and only 11 carbs.

Staying on track is easier than ever with our new snack line and PureFit Meals. We’ve taken the guesswork out of every meal, so that you can stress less, and eat real food for real results. Be sure to add them to your next PureFit order.

 

 

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Save Time, Money & Your Health

purefit-time-infographicAccording to the Time Use Institute, the average shopping trip takes 41 minutes. If you multiply that by the 1.5-trip per week average, that’s over 53 hours per year you’re spending in the grocery store. After grocery shopping, the average US household spends nearly 6 hours cooking each week.

 

In addition to home cooked meals, American consumers are spending nearly $3,000 on midday meals each year according to Visa. With 50 workweeks in a year (or 250 work days in a year) and an average cost of $12 per meal, consumers are spending a lot of money dining out. Another study, published May 24 in BMJ, found the meals ordered by adults contained an average of 836 calories. This means, not only are consumers eating out during the day, they are also consuming unhealthy foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients.

 

PureFit Meals are only $10.50 and can be delivered to your doorstep. Chefs using locally sourced ingredients prepare all of our meals, without the extra calories and preservatives – which will meet all of your nutritional needs. Stop wasting time and money – and get back to what is most important to you.