This week Healthful Direction enjoyed a day of corporate wellness with GE. During the day employees were challenged to provide healthy tips in order to be entered into a drawing for a Vitamix! Healthful Direction's summer workshop which is slated for June will show GE employees how to utilize the vitamix or other blender systems to create healthy, easy snacks and treats.
At HealthAhead Day 2013, Healthful Direction was introduced to Faith Goulbowne, Director of Catering and Events for Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit CO.
Their soft serve ice-cream and pops are both gluten and dairy free! Even better, it's free of all 8 major allergens. In fact, only three ingredients are used: frozen fruit, water and organic cane sugar. While only a few retail stores exist at the moment, you can have their items shipped to your home.
I love how this company is making waves in Corporate Wellness by offering healthier alternatives. Apparently regular soft-service ice-cream can contain anti-freeze (or a similar ingredient) as a preservative.
Chole's has introduced an incredible vending machine for that post lunch sweet tooth or that 3pm pick-me-up. There is sugar in these products so I don't recommend for daily use but pair with some nuts, and your blood sugar will thank you! Given the purity of the ingredients, this is a much better choice than a Snickers bar or even a bag of heavily salted pretzels.
These are a great summertime treat…consider for your child's birthday party as it's a safe alternative for those allergic or sensitive to nuts, gluten, and dairy.
Give them a try, and let me know what you think!
Alison Held, M.S.