The founder of Weigh to Go, a healthy food delivery service, on her travel kit
1. Roomy bag. “My daily kit isn’t small. Add kids to the mix — their things often end up with me — and I need a bigger bag. This one has served me well since 2012.”
2. Water bottle. “I drink eight to 12 glasses of water a day, so I make sure to take this along when I’m going out or heading to the gym.”
3. Nuts and healthy snacks. “I usually have nuts or a trail mix with me. I also have here an avocado mousse; it’ll fill me up if I need more than a handful of nuts. These nibbles keep me from munching on chips and such.”
4. Hand sanitizer. “This is really for my kids. I’m our family’s supplier of hand sanitizer.”
5. Essential oils. “This mix came from a friend, to help relieve the migraines that I’m prone to having.”
6. Poy-Sian Mark II nasal inhaler. “Another solution for the headaches. This thing isn’t just an inhaler; there’s a balm encased within that can be used on the temples.”
7. Mentholated topical pain relief. “With the work that I do, I sometimes find myself on my feet all day. I keep patches, a balm and an oil on me, just in case.”
8. Baby wipes. “As a mom of two who’s also having to handle food a lot of the time, these wipes are a lifesaver. They help get our hands clean, especially when we’re not within easy reach of soap and a sink.”
9. Make-up kit. “I don’t wear a lot of make-up. I put on just enough to make myself presentable.”
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Q&A: Rosebud on her food delivery biz
Why did you get into food delivery?
Rosebud: I launched Weigh to Go in March 2015, after having given birth and gained weight. I thought, why not come up with a business centered on healthy food? That would help me, and other people, get our diets in order. I worked with a chef and nutritionist friend and Weigh to Go was born.
How has the business grown?
Rosebud: We started out as a straightforward and simple diet food delivery service, but now we’ve expanded our reach to include people with specific medical conditions. Our goal has been to create nutritious food that could help improve people’s health conditions.
What’s in the pipeline?
Rosebud: I’ve partnered with Freshfuel (a business with a similar model) to open a kitchen for cooking demos. We’re creating a selection of grab-and-go items and we’re looking to offer a catering service that provides healthy food options.
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Rosebud recommends a few of her favorite healthy ingredients
- Adlai. “A healthier alternative to rice, the gluten-free grain can be used as corn grits or turned into flour for baking. It’s a healthy source of carbohydrates for diabetics.”
- Lentils. “They help reduce cholesterol and have heart health benefits. Lentils are a dense food that’s low in calories and fat; they’ll leave you feeling full and satisfied.”
- Zoodles. “Made of spiralized zucchini, zoodles are a great gluten-, wheat- and grain-free alternative to pasta. They’re low-carb and nutritious.”