Mom’s Rejoice! Lyfe Kitchen Has Arrived!

by Paula | December 27, 2012 1:27 am

I’m very excited to tell you about a new concept restaurant emerging out of Palo Alto, CA called Lyfe Kitchen (the acronym stands for Love Your Food Everyday).

The brand will be healthy, sustainable fast food with a goal of over 100 locations in the next 5 years. It would serve no butter, cream, white sugar, white flour, high-fructose corn syrup, GMO’s trans-fat, or additives. The food on the menu is composed of vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, dairy, and healthy oils in moderation.

The creator of the Lyfe Kitchen concept Mike Robert formerly ran McDonalds. He wants to make healthy food choices more accessible and affordable for everyone. He recognizes that mothers are the decision makers for most families’ purchases and their interest in choosing healthier foods is increasing. In other words, Robert will take everything he learned about how to make fast food profitable, and help that success translate to the “next phase of American eating” (Wired, August, 2012).

Now, flash-freezing and high-pressure pasteurization will help bring healthy foods into the fast food market without preservatives.

One issue will be delivering organic products in volume. The logistics and requirements of attaining ‘organic’ status are lengthy. The key for Lyfe Kitchen’s success will be in managing that issue, as well as keeping Lyfe Kitchen’s concept accessible.

I will be the chains biggest cheerleader if it helps the American public recognize the benefits to overall healthy living which will result in a reduction of obesity and diabetes

 Exercise Journal:

Pure barre class- 55 min

yoga DVD- 45 min

 Food Diary:

Breakfast-

1 cup egg whites (120 cal.)

Ezekiel raisin English muffin,spray with no calorie butter spray (105 cal.)

1/2 cup non-fat cottage cheese, sprinkle of blueberries( 65 cal)

A.M. Snack-

large bosc pear (67 cal.)

whey protein shake (125 cal) * best used by the body if consumed within 1 hour of a hard workout

Lunch-

3 oz organic chicken breast, 1/2 tsp Walden Farm no calorie bar-b-q sauce (166 cal.)

1 cup broccoli slaw, cherry tomato ( 30 cal)

1 low-calorie, whole grain pita ( 138 cal)

P.M. Snack-

1 tbls hummus, 2 wedges Laughing Cow Light cheese( 160 cal.)

Dinner-

5 oz. salmon- (300 cal.)

Bowl of low-salt, homemade lentil soup (150 cal.)

grilled eggplant, sprayed with EVOO, garlic (55 cal)

1/2 cup whole wheat orzo, cranberries, EVOO, onions,garlic, fresh basil, dandelion greens, dash of balsamic vinegar (150 cal)

Dessert-

1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1/8 cup blueberries (65 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES- 1688

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