Calories are a measure of energy but each calorie is very different depending on the type of food you eat. Calories from carbs can’t be compared to those from fats or proteins because they are differently processed and absorbed by your body.
So rather than counting calories, we want to help you eat the right amount of nutrient-rich food using a balanced macronutrient approach.
Some people say you can’t get enough protein from plants but in fact whole foods are very high in protein and are easier to digest.
Complete proteins, containing all 10 amino acids, that our body can’t produce, are found in foods like quinoa, buckwheat, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds & spirulina.
Carbs are not bad for you but they must come from whole foods. These are called complex carbs and include ancient grains like millet, amaranth, quinoa, and whole grains like brown rice. Whole means it contains all parts of the grain —the fibrous bran, the nutritious germ and the carb-rich endosperm.
Other complex carbs include legumes like chickpeas, beans and lentils but also all vegetables.
Fat is completely misunderstood and was given such a bad image when actually good fats found in nuts, seeds, avocado and cold-pressed oils like coconut and olive oil are essential to the body.
These healthy fatty acids are not making us fat but are needed to feed our most important organ, the brain!
load up on greens
Greens are a great source of chlorophyll and a natural prebiotic on which beneficial bacteria feed. Chlorophyll is responsible for the green colour in plants. It is valued for its ability to cleanse our blood by helping remove toxins deposited from dietary and environmental sources. It is also linked to the body’s production of red blood cells, making daily consumption important for ensuring the body’s constant cell regeneration and for improving energy levels.
fresh – local – organic
The meals are prepared using loads of fresh vegetables that have been locally sourced from farmers around Zurich wherever possible. That way, we make sure that all your meals have the highest content of nutrients.
Most of the nuts, seeds and grains are sourced in Europe with only some of the superfoods like cacao, salt or coconut coming from further away.
The transparent containers and lids are not made of plastic but of low-carbon, plant-based PLA. The cutlery is made of CPLA, the heat-resisting version. The lunch bowls are made from sustainably-sourced wood, lined with PLA. All our packaging is fully bio-degradable and can be disposed of with your regular trash.