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Kale & Co.

We both have full time jobs along with TBFS so you can understand that saying we're short on time is an understatement! It can be very easy to forget about looking after your health and eating right, especially when that apple on the back seat is a quick and easy option for lunch.

Kale and Co are an incredible initiative and we couldn't recommend this company enough. Whether it be to kick start your health regime or you're just needing an extra boost in the nutrients department they've got you covered. Each of the meal plans are overseen and devised by Fremantle Dockers Nutritionalist, Julie Meek so you know your health is in the best of hands. Although kale and spinach have been given a reputation as rabbit food eaten by hipsters, Kale and Co have jazzed the meals up with berries, nuts and a tomato chutney that I could eat for days.

These snaps are from the Nourish Menu and the salted hazelnut and cacao truffle was hands down the best ever!

One of the master minds behind Kale and Co Jenna gave us some insight into the meals.

So you also run PANACHE in the city, is Kale & Co. a natural progression?

Mum's cafe PANACHE provided the CBD with a wide range of clean-eats that we make from scratch every morning. Our customers would not only come in for breakfast and lunch, they would take dinner, snacks and juices home with them too. Kale and Co. gives people the opportunity to enjoy a healthy lifestyle through simple and natural nutrition with our freshly prepared, ready-made take-home meals. We understand the challenges of eating well while maintaining a hectic work schedule. Through portion-controlled meal plans, we prepare superfood-filled, wholesome meals each day so people can focus on the more important things in life. Our total 3 + 5 day weight loss and clean-eat meal programs have been nutritionally designed to give superfood nutrient-dense dishes that are made from scratch in our very own kitchen each day.

What was the driving force behind offering the cleanse and nourish packs?

My wonderful and inspiring Mum who has incredible business acumen pushed me to develop Kale and CO. as a stand-alone business. We also worked with WA's best Nutritionist and Accredited Practising Dietitian, Julie Meek (ex-Fremantle Dockers and Wildcats Sports Dietitian) to help develop our Kale and Co programs. We have created TWO options to suit people with different lifestyle and nutritional needs (we have more plans being developed as we speak!). They are all calorie + portion controlled and are based on a whole-food, plant-rich diet. We currently have a rejuvenation, cleanse plan "The Cleanse" as well as a wholefood eating program 'The Nourish'.

What should we look out for in choosing between the two pack options?

Our K&Co. CLEANSE plan is a 1300-1400 calorie rejuvenation program. Perfect for those who are after a full body “cleanse,” total body rejuvenation as well as the opportunity to lose a few unwanted kilos. The K&Co. NOURISH plan is a 1400-1500 calorie wholefood meal plan {perfect to do after the K&CO. Cleanse} and is a great way to shed those extra kilos and maintain a healthy eating lifestyle. All meals are free from gluten, wheat, dairy, unhealthy fats, refined sugars, additives and preservatives. Total vegan options are also available.

Cleanses are not a new idea but you take it a step further by adding in meals as well as juices, why is that important?

Our ‘Cleanse’ program is unique as it contains a mixture of carefully chosen juices, smoothies, salads + soups focusing on protein and fiber which are two very important ingredients you need to aid your body’s “cleansing” and repair process.

The great thing about it all is that you get to 'EAT' on our K&CO. cleanse and don't feel as though you are being deprived!

The high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals found in our nutritionally developed cleanse meals strengthen immune systems and leave you with a clearer mind and a happy digestive system. The Cleanse has also been specially designed to help you perform both physically and mentally at a high level - while revitalising and re-energizing your cells.

Our signature CLEANSE smoothies are packed with up to 13 super food ingredients in each bottle and differs on a daily basis ranging from a super green spirulina, kale, coconut and blueberry blend on one day to a turmeric, sunflower seed, date and fresh almond milk offering on the next.

Our 'cleanse' salad bowls are loaded with alkalizing greens, essential plant-based proteins and fibre and also include house-made salad dressings.

What is that dressing in the green salad in the cleanse pack? I am ADDICTED. It's one of our house-made dressings : coconut, cashew and turmeric! I drizzle it on everything too!

You prepare your meals on a 2 day rotational basis which means that the bowls and juices are super fresh, what advantages does this have?

Yes, we deliver our 3 + 5 day meal plans to your door every 2 days!

Here at Kale and Co. we want our customers to be eating the freshest food possible. Our meal plans are fresh, not frozen, free from preservatives and artificial colour’s and are packed with nutrient-dense superfoods. We have a seasonal rotational menu aligned with produce that is IN season and use as much fresh, local WA produce as possible.

What is your favorite meal from Kale & Co?

I like to put a healthy spin on most of my K&Co dishes. For example our Risotto for dinnner is made with cauliflower and broccoli ‘rice’ and for breakfast our blueberry, coconut and chia pancakes use zucchini as the main base. I'd have to say my favorite meal at the moment is my broccoli and coconut cleanse soup with kale and almond 'bread.' The perfect winter warmer.

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