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Calling all past and present CCK clients: We’re running a client testimonial promotion for the month of July! We want to trade your story with our kitchen for a chance to win one of two, $100 CCK Gift Cards! Or at the very least, earn a $5 account credit off your next order from our kitchen!
We are a 100% passion based business. At the core of what we do is a mission to truly improve human health by providing access to higher quality food. Working in the San Diego meal prep industry and being on the front lines the healthy food movement is no easy task. It is not for the faint of heart or anybody with a poor work ethic.
We call ourselves Veggie Ninja’s, not just because we sneak nearly a pound of veggies into every delicious meal we cook, but because we SLAY veggies! Every. Single. Weekend! Our dedicated team picks up hundreds of pounds of local produce and we spend up to 50 cumulative hours washing, peeling, chopping, roasting, boiling, sautéing, plating, packing and delivering meals, snacks, soups, smoothies and salads to our loyal and awesome clients.
Launching and operating a local meal prep company is anything but a get rich quick scheme, but it can be one of the most personally rewarding jobs when we know we’re doing it right. We can assume from our steady growth and longer than expected client retention that we’re achieving our mission of making sustainable healthy eating … easy! But we don’t really know for sure unless we hear directly from you!
We want to collect stories from past and current CCK clients to learn from our success and also share your stories with our team and future clients. The Veggie Movement is not a one (wo)man job. It will take a community to thrive together and share the message that “hot dang — veggies can be sexy and healthy eating can be easy (and delicious)!”
It’s simple, just submit your testimonial! But to make it a little more fun and interesting, how and where you submit your story impacts how many entries you earn. Earning more entries (and being creative), increases your chances of winning!
Yes, yes you can do them all and earn a max of 38 entries! We’re a pretty small company, your chances of winning $100 in free food are pretty good if you put just a tiny bit of effort into it. And everybody who earns at least one entry automatically earns a $5 account credit for their next order! PLUS, you’ll be fueling Team CCK with the motivation to keep on slaying veggies for you … Every. Single. Weekend!
You can submit your testimonial literally, in ANY format you want, using any words that resonate with you and help us understand your experience with our kitchen and our sexy veggies. However, if you’re looking for a little guidance to get your creative juices flowing, try this simple format on for size…
I started ordering from the Clean & Colorful Kitchen (insert date ordered) because (insert why you decided to order from us). I still order from CCK because (insert why you still order or plan to order in the future).
–First Name, Last Initial
I started ordering from the Clean & Colorful Kitchen in March 2018 because I wanted to incorporate more healthy meal choices and veggies into my lifestyle. I still order from CCK because Teresa makes it so easy and convenient- plus she’s awesome to boot!
Easy peasy, send a simple email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your text testimonial, and/or any attached media like photos or video. We’ll respond to confirm your number of entries.
If you share your testimonial on Social Media and tag @cleanandcolorfulkitchen and use hashtag #theveggiemovement, you’re done! We’ll snag it there and automatically assign the correct number of entries for you to win. We will confirm with a text message from our main customer service line: 858-264-2872.
The first week of August we will:
Yes. yes you could potentially win both! Why not? I mean, if you put the effort in, we want to reward you. Winners will be announced the first week of August and all stories may be shared on our website or social media.
There is no way you can understand how much your words and experience with our company means to us. We thank you in advance for taking the time to share your story with us and are so very eager to receive them!
Summer is a time to enjoy yourself! The sun shines, the fireworks sparkle and smiles are abundant. As are the snacks, treats, drinks, vacations and disrupted routines! And trust us, it’s fiiiiine!
Being healthy does not need to be boring. Teresa, CCK founder, has devoted her life to discovering how to maximize fun, all the while staying in shape. After decades (and more decades) of research, the Clean & Colorful Kitchen and her detox kits provide a realistic solution.
This Summer Detox Special is no exception. In addition to our traditional liquid and hybrid detox kits, we have a new, lighter version perfect for Summer and an added incentive to keep you on track well beyond your Summer detox.
Each day you’ll get three protein rich, frothy, fruity and satisfying smoothies and two savory, fiber rich soups! A full day has about 1200 caloires, 80 g plant powered protein, 30g fat, 45g fiber and is free from any processed or refined grains or added sugars. You can order as many days as you want, from one to seven per week for just $25 per day!
For each day you purchase, you’ll automatically receive a $5 account credit to use towards a standard meal subscription the following week!
Why? Because we don’t want you to just detox your retox and get back to old habits. We want to encourage you to eat veggie-centric all the time. Our weekly subscription programs are the best ways to stack the deck in your favor with fresh, locally prepared, health boosting meals in your fridge — just ready to heat, eat and enjoy!
What are you waiting for? Get your Summer Detox kit ordered now! All orders received by Friday at 1pm are ready Sunday night and you’ll be feeling great in a matter of hours!
At the core of the Clean & Colorful Kitchen is a passion deeply rooted in improving human health by providing access to higher quality food. So whether you order your meals from us or prepare for yourself, this post will help make vegetarian meal prep easier for you!
Shifting your eating philosophy from restricting carbs or calories to adding more color to your diet can be a simple and life changing strategy. Gone are the days of thinking about what you CAN’T eat and welcome the days of wondering through the produce aisle thinking “how can I cook this beautiful veggie?”
Not only is a freeing mentality, it can break you out of a dietary rut and encourage you to try new foods. And potentially the best perk of eating by color is that these plants aren’t just pretty — colorful fruits and veggies are loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals and potent phytochemicals that help you build and preserve a strong, healthy body.
Meal prepping is the best way to set yourself up for success. When you eliminate the guesswork and have a plan in place, it’s much more difficult to stray the course. But meal prepping tons of veggies is more difficult than the standard 6oz portion of animal protein, 3oz cooked starch and then a side of a single veggie. Good vegetarian Meal Prep involves:
Simply stated, vegetarian meal prep can be more difficult than traditional, but that does not have to be the reason why you don’t do it!
The rest of this post gives you the quick 411 on some good veggies to look for, simple roasting instructions and creative ways to add them to your diet to add variety, nutrition, flavor and of course COLOR!
When roasting veggies, you want to think not only of the color, but the density. Root vegetables tend to be harder, hence they will take longer to cook. The smaller you cut them up, the quicker they will cook. Naturally softer veggies don’t take quite as long, but that does not mean you can’t include them in the same process.
The trickiest part of roasting veggies is finding the time. The rest is really quite simple…
You don’t just have to have them solo! You can wrap them up, mix them up, dress then up, or have them for breakfast. You’ll be amazed at how versatile veggies can be! Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate simple roasted veggies to mix up your vegetarian meal prep plan.
Veggies like cauliflower and mushrooms pack as much or more protein per calorie than chicken! Use the list in this Vegan Meal Prep post for a list of the plants with the most protein.
You can cut carbs like a ninja and eliminate refined grains and add phytochemical power all at the same time. Top with a primavera sauce or in our kitchen, we make a mean organic ground turkey version (yup, we do more than vegetarian meal prep in our kitchen — we do use high quality animal protein responsibly.)
Salads don’t need to be raw! You can top a bed of greens with a collection of roasted veggies for more flavor and a different texture! This is a great way to create a tasty and satisfying meal.
Just toss your 3-4 roasted veggies with a high quality grain like quinoa or farrow and top with a delicious sauce and you’ve got yourself a winner of a meal!
Roasted veggies don’t need to be saved for the afternoon or evening, toss them with eggs in the morning and make an amazing scramble in minutes. Or make them in bulk in advance in muffin cups. Bake a dozen at once and have healthy breakfast on hand all week long!
Pssst: I just pulled all these images from our Instagram account, yes, we are vegetarian meal prep experts!!
We hope you found this post valuable and inspirational! Remember, we’re always here to help you with your vegetarian meal prep needs (and more!) when you’ve run out of time, or just don’t feel like cooking. Our vegetarian entrees start as low as $8!