Baby steps are what lead to making a difference! We can drastically reduce food waste just by taking intentional action.
It’s always fun to pop in on our locations and see all the delicious locally made snacks in action. ❤️😋
We’re really digging the #TuesdayTrivia from our friends over at @onepotatosnacks! Did you know you can eat the entire sweet potato plant? “In addition to the tubers, you can eat the leaves, shoots and stems (which are similar to Malabar spinach).”
Shout out to our friends over at @mycopolitan who treated us to a handful of these dried reishi mushrooms on Friday. Don’t tell anyone but poor Catherine, our Director of Badassery, thought they were offering her @reeses. 🤣🤦🏻♀️😂🤷🏻♀️🤣
We had such an amazing time at @thefoodtrust Night Market in Point Breeze last night! Had so many delicious things to eat and drink!
More great tips on reducing food waste in the @stop_food_waste_day interview with Chris Garside of @compassgroupuki! Baby steps, planning and intentionality.
Are you ready for the kick of the jalapeño @joeteaofficial chips? @heyitsqueenfi knows the kick! 🔥🔥🔥
Did you know there’s a Farmers Market at @uofpenn every Wednesday from 10 am to 5pm on the corner of 36th and Walnut (right outside the bookstore)? We just happened to stumble across it yesterday. There was produce, succulents and more. The cool part is that students can use their dining plan dollars to make purchases. Check out @pennsustainability for more details.
CHECK THIS OUT! Our friends over at Dieffenbach's, makers of @OnePotatoSnacks are fighting food waste with a new line of chips. Uglies® are made from the potatoes that have slight cosmetic imperfections and would otherwise be discarded. Additionally, a portion of all Uglies sales are used to fight hunger around the world through support of @VivaKidsUS.
It’s game day and we’re excited to celebrate our @philadelphiaeagles! Check out these amazing Philly food cupcakes by @theklutzybaker They’re @tastykake inspired Kandy Cake Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes with our very favorite locally made @goldenbergspeanutchews on top! Nothing says #FlyEaglesFly like supporting local businesses! ❤️
Be creative! We love this fun and simple tip for reducing food waste. Thank you @stop_food_waste_day for continuing to resource us!
We're thrilled to welcome La Salle College Prep High School to the Snack Like A Local family today and excited to serve up locally made snacks to the students and staff. Want to bring locally made snacks to your home or office? Just let us know.
Take your pick! @nugonutrition’s crispy vanilla protein bars remind us of Rice Krispies and the Orange Smoothie is a grown up’s creamsicle. ❤️
Do you pay attention to where your food comes from? We love this tip Pia Bonke of HSEQ shared with @Stop_Food_Waste_Day on small changes people can make in their daily lives to make a big difference regarding food waste. Make the effort and take a bit more time for groceries; for one, deliberately question the origin, quality and value of the foods, then enjoy them. Something that is known and truly appreciated won’t be wasted so easily. For those where this ends up causing too much stress in everyday family or occupational life while shopping, they can start off with meat products, for example, by paying attention to where they come from.⠀
Why don't ants ever get sick? Because they have little anty-bodies. 🤣😂🤣...⠀ ...⠀ ...We know Mondays can be a bit crazy and that's why we have our #MondayMadness tradition of sharing silly jokes on Mondays.
Goofy tourists doing their goofy tourist thing at @philamuseum. What’s your favorite museum in Philly?⠀ ⠀
Do you want to try Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip or Dark Chocolate Coconut? Did you know @NugoNutrition is the only protein bar company to use REAL dark chocolate? Research has shown that REAL Dark Chocolate may help maintain good cholesterol (HDL), lower blood pressure, elevate mood, reduce stress, and increase endurance when consumed before a workout.And best of all, Nugo makes these delicious protein bars right here in Pennsylvania! Whichever flavor you prefer, we can help you get your hands on it (or both!). ⠀
Can't get enough of this beautiful city!
Why do sharks swim in salt water? Because pepper water makes them sneeze. ⠀ 😂🤣😂⠀ ...⠀ ...⠀ ...⠀ We know Mondays can be a bit crazy and that's why we have our #MondayMadness tradition of sharing silly jokes on Mondays. ⠀
Throwing back to May and all the fun we had at Springside Chestnut Hill @schacademy back in May and talking with the students about food waste and sampling locally made snacks.
For our August Charity of the Month, we will be supporting the Old First United Church of Christ's Breakfast Ministry and Clothing Cupboard. Every Saturday morning Old First UCC serves a hot breakfast and provides clothing and toiletries to 50-80 individuals in need. The Old First UCC Breakfast Ministry and Clothing Cupboard is made possible through the hard work of community volunteers and donations. Those interested in volunteering or making a donation can contact volunteer coordinator Alesha Thomas through email@example.com
Who hasn't made the mistake of going grocery shopping when they're hungry? That's why we love Maen Mahfoud's answer to the @stop_food_waste_day question, What is one small change every person can make in their daily lives to make a big difference? Order less. I believe the best way to impact food waste at the personal level is to train your mind to order less food or trick your brain not to order or shop for more food than necessary. One way to do this is not to go to the supermarket when you are hungry. We tend to order way more when we are hungry at that instant. If you are already at the supermarket and hungry, then grab a (healthy) snack from the shelf immediately.Maen Mahfoud is the founder and CEO of @replateyourmeal a new platform that matches surplus food from businesses with communities in need. ⠀
Why didn't the toilet paper cross the road? ⠀ ⠀ It got stuck in a crack. ⠀ ...⠀ ...⠀ ...⠀ We know Mondays can be a bit crazy and that's why we have our #MondayMadness tradition of sharing silly jokes on Mondays. ⠀
Blueberry Cobbler or Banana Walnut? @NugoNutrition's Fiber d'LISH bars combine heart healthy fiber with delicious all natural flavor. Each crave-worthy d’Lish fiber bar provides 12 g of all-natural fiber that helps to fill you up without weighing you down. No artificial ingredients, empty calories, added sugars. ⠀ ⠀ And best of all, they are made right here in Pennsylvania! Want to give them a try? We can assemble an order for you today!⠀
The New York Kosher Dill chips from @OnePotatoSnacks were out playing tourist again. During their adventures they learned the Cruiser Olympia, docked over at the @PhillySeaport by Penn's Landing, launched in 1892 and is the oldest steel warship afloat in the world. Where should they go next in Philly?
How did the hipster burn his tongue? He drank his coffee before it was cool. ⠀ ...⠀ ...⠀ ...⠀ We know Mondays can be a bit crazy and that's why we have our #MondayMadness tradition of sharing silly jokes on Mondays. ⠀
Smoked Venison Snack Sticks from Shaffer's Farm or a light and crispy Vanilla @NugoNutrition bar? Both delicious! Both great protein packed snacks! And both are made right here in Pennsylvania!
A special shout out to @Philabundance, our July Charity of The Month, for all the great work they are doing to end hunger in our local communities but also for partnering with @PhilaParkandRec to make the @ibxrun10 Broad Street Run a zero waste event and recovering 850 pounds of fresh produce and snacks for neighbors in need. ⠀
We're big fans of the @stop_food_waste_day blog where they interview influential food leaders on ways to eliminate food waste. We particularly love the answers to the question, What is one small change every person can make in their daily lives to make a big difference? Here is the answer of Andy Twells, Compass Group Regional Culinary Director - Hong Kong, We are all busy so we tend to shop for the week or the month--even for fresh short shelf-life products. This is guess-work and leads to over-purchase and, by default, waste. Take a breath look at what you are buying and start to buy fresh ideally twice a week. Make the effort to plan.
Why do pirates not play cards? Because the Captain is standing on the deck. ⠀ ...⠀ ...⠀ ...⠀ We know Mondays can be a bit crazy and that's why we have our #MondayMadness tradition of sharing silly jokes on Mondays. ⠀
Have you ever tried eating dandelions? @eatsustainable has a great blog series called “Taste It, Don’t Waste It” and one of their posts is all about the many ways to use dandelion petals, leaves, and roots to make salads, wines, teas, jelly, pesto and more.
We love ❤️ love ❤️ love @luv_superfoods! Have you tried them yet? Raw dark chocolates sweetened with honey and blended with delicious seeds and nuts.
We are excited to introduce @philabundance as our July Charity of the Month. Philabundance is the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, acquiring, rescuing and distributing food to 90,000 people weekly in 9 counties in PA and NJ. Of the people Philabundance serves, 30% percent are children and 16% percent are seniors. Others who seek food assistance include people with disabilities, single parents, veterans, students and working class families.
Do you know about @philabundance’s @canstructionphl happening at @buildingbok? Such a creative endeavor to raise funds and donations for the hungry in our community.
Anyone else been craving @federaldonuts lately? 😍😋😍😋😍
Passing on the message from our friends at @mannanourishes... Summer is (finally!) here, which means a lot of our regular volunteers are away - so we need YOU to join us in the kitchen!
We (@megabyteluv and @herbagswerepacked) FINALLY got to have lunch at @roostersoupco yesterday!! ❤️😋❤️ So delicious and love the work that they’re doing with @federaldonuts to reduce food waste and support @broadstreetmin!
Check it out! @nugonutrition is now carrying egg white protein bars. Which flavors should we consider adding to our offering? Which would you want to try?
We love this unique tip for reducing food waste. How do you involve your family? Thanks @stop_food_waste_day for sharing all this great content on your blog! ❤️
Did you know your @septaphilly 🔑 KEY card gets you FREE rides on the PHLASH bus?
Choosing locally made snacks is not only better for the local economy and community but it also reduces your carbon footprint since locally made snacks don’t have to travel as far to get to you. ❤️ What are your favorite local snacks?
We're pleased to announce @mannanourishes as our June Charity of the Month. MANNA is a non-profit organization that cooks and delivers nutritious, medically-appropriate meals and provides nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal disease, and HIV/AIDS. Through their delivery of 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, MANNA provides hope and nourishment to the Greater Philadelphia area and Southern New Jersey. Volunteers are the heart of MANNA; each year 4,200 caring neighbors chop, cook, dice and deliver meals – enabling MANNA to provide all meals and counseling free of charge. To learn more about MANNA, volunteer or donate visit http://www.mannapa.org/
Did you know the Schuylkill River Trail is 30 miles long and runs from Center City all the way through Valley Forge National Historical Park and ends in Parkerford, PA? We’re big fans of the sunset and skyline views down along the boardwalk.
These stats from @savethefood are blowing our minds. Check out their resources and website for great tips on how to reduce your food waste.
Did you know we have elk snack sticks, venison snack sticks, venison jerky and teriyaki venison sticks from the local Shaffer Farms?
Local snack sampler bags are a perfect gift for out of town friends or as a welcome for your @Airbnb guests. ⠀ ⠀ Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order your own local snack sampler bag.
This past Monday a very unique exhibit kicked off at the @BarnesFoundation. Local artists were invited to create and submit artwork inspired by pieces in the Barnes Collection. Over 300 pieces of art were submitted and will be on display through June 4th. ⠀ ⠀ The community has been invited to visit the museum between now and June 4th to vote on their favorite pieces. These votes will determine which four artists will receive a residency at the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes. If you register online to vote on the exhibit, you will be given FREE access to the museum.
Our newest chips, New York Dill, made by @OnePotatoSnacks in Womelsdorf, PA have been continuing to explore Philly... Here they are wishing they could take part in #YogaOnThePier... ⠀ ⠀ FREE yoga on the pier is provided by @delawareriverwaterfront and @Aetna Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. The evening sessions will be at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday⠀
Catherine is off galavanting around Iceland this week and while she swears she is trying the local foods, she also brought some local favorites from home to keep her going...