We’re two weeks into the New Year – how are those resolutions coming along, GVL? Many of us are opting to add more fruits and veggies into our diets, so if you fall in that group, you’re in luck. We asked where folks can grab healthy meal prep options or healthy foods around town. Here’s some of the places y’all told us about.
Disclaimer: This is not a comprehensive list of every healthy option in Greenville. These are ones you shared with us.
Lean Kitchen Co. | 5018 Old Spartanburg Rd. Lean Kitchen Co. offers chef cooked meals made from scratch. These meals always have nutrition labels so you know exactly what you’re putting into your body + they offer delivery.
Sun Belly Café | 1409 W. Blue Ridge Dr. #2905 Sun Belly Café offers a flexible menu plan for today’s busy lifestyle. You can choose from breakfast, lunch, and dinner options + delivery and pick-up are available. They also have gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
Saskatoons | 681 Halton Rd. Saskatoons provides low carb, high protein paleo meals that are vacuum sealed for freshness. The meals also include fat burning supplements + protein powders for a one-stop shop.
Clean Eatz | 3608 Pelham Rd. Ste. C Offering up snacks, bowls, build-a-burger, and kids menus, CleanEatz has it all mapped out for you to get your clean meals in.
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Farm Fresh Fast | 860 S. Church St. Greenville’s farm-to-table meal prep is full of flavorful options. Farm Fresh Fast is known for their fresh meals made with local produce and local, hormone-free proteins.
Clean Juice | 1125 Woodruff Rd., Ste. 1906 Clean Juice offers a variety of juice cleanse options, smoothies, soups, sandwiches, and bowls. Their juice cleanse options can be ordered ahead of time via phone and delivered or picked up.
City ○ The completed Master Plan and Design Guidelines for the 4.5 mile extension of the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail were adopted by City Council on Jan. 11. Read them fullyhere. 🚲
Watercooler ○ TheGreenville Triumph has announced that they will be keeping their downtown holiday shop at 22 S. Main St.open as a brick-and-mortar team store that will also serve as the club’s new office HQ. ⚽
Biz ○ Proterra Inc., who makes electric buses like the ones we have here in Greenville, have gone public + merged with ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. According to the article, “this deal represents an enterprise value of $1.6 billion for Proterra.” You can read more here. (Bloomberg) ○ South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)recently announced that its impact on the state of South Carolina in 2020 was over $952 million – which is a 35% increase from 2019. Read the full reporthere. 📈
Art ○ Greenville Center for Creative Arts is currently seeking proposals for their spring session from April 12-May 14. If you are an experienced visual arts instructor with a creative idea and a desire to share, become a part of the schedule + submit your proposalhere. 🎨
ComingSoon ○ Construction is in the works onGreer Harvest Kitchen off Cannon Street in downtown Greer. We’re excited for all the grain bowls, salads + smoothies to come. 🥬
Greenvillian ○ Upstate localJulia Krylova has an online biz calledFlowers Bureau where she sells a different kind of floral arrangement. The gift that keeps on giving, her flowers are made out of soap, so you never lose the scent or the beauty. Read more about herhere + order your own bouquethere. 🌹 (Greenville Journal)
Coronavirus ○ On Tuesday, Greenville County Schools approved a one-time bonus for GCS staff to show gratitude for their work in the last year. They also approved an extra 80 hours of COVID-19-related leave for GCS staff. You can read more here. (Greenville News) ○ The Paycheck Protection Programreopened this week for those that missed the last round of funding + specific current borrowers. The federal program is attempting to support small business by providing funding to cover 10 weeks of payroll to prevent layoffs and restaurants will also be eligible to apply for payroll coverage up to 15 weeks. (Post and Courier) ○ Prisma Health’s COVID-19 vaccine timeline, distribution updates, and other frequently asked questions can be found on their website. Check back often for updates, which will be posted as they become available. Ⓟ ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
Stat ○ 11%. The percentage of gym memberships purchased in January – more than any other month of the year. With an Endeavor membership, not only do you get a cozy workspace, but you also get access to a fully-equipped (and sanitized) gym. Work up a sweat, then get back to work with a clear mind. 🏋 Ⓟ
TheBuy ○ Hey, meat lovers: Meet your new favorite delivery. With ButcherBox, you can spend less time searching for high-quality meat and more time cooking meals at home in the New Year. Bonus: Sign up and get up to 10 lbs of meatfor free. 🥩 Ⓟ
Want to say thank you to a local healthcare worker? You can now “pay it forward with a pint” at Community Tap. All you have to do is let them know that you’d like to “pay it forward” and the drink will be added to your tab, and then, if you’re a healthcare worker, you can come in and enjoy a free drink from a kind stranger.
That’s not all…Resident Dogs has also launched a pay it forward initiative called Hot Dogs for Heroes. You can stop by their cart or use Venmo to purchase a hotdog for a local healthcare worker. They’ll be matching each donation “dog for dog.”
And if hot dogs or beer aren’t your jam…GB&D is offering a free bowl of soup with “toast and a treat” for local healthcare workers through the end of January. We love seeing our community come together to support those who are working hard to keep us safe.
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Show ○ Open Mic Comedy | Wed., Jan. 13 | 8-10 p.m. | The Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Hwy. | Free entry | Enjoy an open mic comedy event every Wednesday night. 🎤
Watch ○ Micro Theatre Movie Night| Wed., Jan. 13 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Birds Fly South Ale Project, 1320 Hampton Ave. | Free | Watch free film screenings picked by staff while sipping on a local beer. 📽️
Network ○ Hispanic Alliance Network Meeting | Wed., Jan. 13 | 12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Register here | Get the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccine facts and distribution from Dr. Kerry Sease with Prisma Health and Rut Rivera with PASOs.
Cause ○ Blood Drive hosted by 98 Ventures | Wed., Jan. 13 | 12-3:30 p.m. | 98 Ventures, 556 Perry Ave. | Free | Donate blood to support The Blood Connection locally.🩸
FeaturedEvent ○ Let’s Talk Influencer Marketing | Wed., Jan. 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | Presented by Infinity Marketing, this webinar focuses on the benefits of influencer marketing and how to identify potential influencers for your brand. Speakers include Shannon Kohn, Social Media Strategist, and Kendall Nicholson, Senior Media Specialist.Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
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