Panforte isn’t a new creation; it has actually been around for thousands of years, and originated in Italy’s Tuscany Region.
History speculates that Roman soldiers used panforte, which is a densely packed and nutritious energy bar-like creation, to give them fuel during long marches, and as a food source that helped them survive sieges.
Napa Cakes Panforte uses a similar recipe to the one that the Romans used, but owner Marjorie Caldwell changes up the recipe and improves on it by adding healthy ingredients, such as premium dried fruits and nuts from the beautiful state of California.
Napa Cakes’ Panfortes are gluten-free, no dairy, and no eggs, and are made with delicious ingredients such as almonds, hazelnuts, dried raisins, B&R Farms Blenheim apricots, tart cranberries, honey, cocoa, spices and many more healthy ingredients.
If you’re looking for a products that’s both delicious and nutritious, Napa Cakes Panforte has what your customers are looking for and more!
How often do you get up and walk around during a typical day of work? Do you have to stand up a lot, or do you mostly sit at a desk for 8+ hours staring at a computer? Is the only exercise you get during a work day your trip to the bathroom or break room?
For many of us — myself included — getting exercise and moving around at work is sometimes a tough thing to do.
Studies have shown that sitting down too much during the day can lead to shorter life expectancy. Scary, huh? So, check out these simple things that can help you stay healthy even when you’re glued to your comfy, swiveling office chair all day.
Stretch It Out
Just because you’re sitting in a chair all day doesn’t mean you have to let your body get stiff and uncomfortable. By doing a few quick stretches at your desk, you’ll prevent many of the typical pains of sitting down for long periods of time, such as back pain, carpal tunnel and neck pain.
For your back, you can lift your arm over the top of your head and reach toward the opposite side, while keeping your back upright. This helps to loosen those tight back muscles.
Your neck can be stretched by taking your hand and grabbing the opposite side of your head, then gently pull your head toward your shoulder.
And finally, you can stretch out your arms and shoulders by taking one hand and grabbing the opposite hand, then stretch both arms up toward the sky.
Oh, office breakroom, you are ever so inviting to my desires. With your machines full of sodas and candies, you tempt my sweet tooth.
No! Fight the urges to partake in a sweet or fatty treat while at work. As appealing as those snacks look, they’re also detrimental to your health.
A combination of inactivity and unhealthy snacking can result in a deadly formula for weight gain and health problems.
Instead, pack a snack to take with you to work every day. Make a healthy smoothie, bring a refillable cup for water, or pack some pretzels and hummus. These are much healthier options, and will keep you from gaining any unwanted weight.
Stay Mentally Healthy
Being healthy isn’t just about your physical health; having good mental health is also important.
When you’re sitting a desk, staring at a bright computer screen all day, your mind can sort of turn to mush. I’m sure a lot of us feel drained when we leave work each day, wanting nothing more to get home and relax in front of the TV.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can take breaks at work from your computer screen and save your sanity with these easy tips:
Go on a walk around your building during your lunch break. This will keep you moving, and let you enjoy the beautiful, outside world.
If you have the time, use half of your hour long lunch break to go to a nearby gym for a quick workout. A 15 minute jog is all you need to do to stay active.
Do a crossword or Sudoku puzzle during your break, or when you have free time. This will keep your brain engaged and challenge it to do something outside of your normal work agenda.
Watch a funny video on YouTube, or read a magazine during your work breaks. It’ll lighten your mood, and re-energize you to make it through the rest of the day.
It’s not difficult to live a healthy life while at work, but it will take some initiative on your part. But the results will allow you to have a much happier and healthier work life!
Products that are fresh, homegrown, and natural are big sellers in the consumer world these days. And no one does fresh better than Tom and Betty Scherrer of Lyfonda Farm/Pacific Northwest Gourmet Foods! Their business specializes in making fresh products that will please foodies of any age and pallet preference.
Two Companies, One Goal
The business started in 1997, offering just six products — three kinds of caramel corn and three flavors of glazed nuts — but has grown into a thriving business, now offering more than 50 unique products.
The Scherrers are committed to offering the highest quality products, using the freshest ingredients. Their two companies, Pacific NW Gourmet Foods and Lyfonda Farm, each bring unique offerings to the family dinner table.
Pacific NW focuses its products on baking essentials and soups, such as beer bread mixes and creamy bisques.
Lyfonda Farm has a great selection of snacks, such as nuts and dried fruits, and works to provide fresh snacking options for all ages.
Pacific NW loves providing customers with delicious food options. That’s why they have a wide variety of bisques, including smoked salmon, broccoli cheddar, lobster, and Tabasco sauce flavors.
They also have soups, both foreign and domestic. These include the spicy Caribbean flavors of the Cuban Garbanzo Bean Soup and the Tuscan Bean and Vegetable Soup. Each soup mix is packaged in a beautiful bag, highlighting all the different cultures represented by their soups!
And if bread is what you love, then check out their selection! Rye bread, jalapeno cheese, and bacon and herb are just some of the mixes available.
Lyfonda Farm is committed to making snacks that live up to the standards of fresh-food foodies. Flavored popcorn, nuts, and dried fruits provide natural snacking that customers want!
Their most famous snack is the Dew Drop, a Lyfonda Farm original that takes sunflower seeds and covers them in a delicious multicolored chocolate coating.
Organic, healthy living can be difficult. Especially when much of the food available in grocery stores are full of unhealthy chemicals and preservatives. That’s where home-grown business Emmy’s Organics comes in!
Emmy’s Organics began through the mutual love of organic foods between Samantha Abrams and Ian Gaffney. The two started out experimenting with raw foods in Emmy’s kitchen, Ian’s mother, hence the name of the business.
Emmy’s offers so many different kinds of tasty, organic treats it’s hard to keep up! Chocolate dipped macaroons, chocolate sauce, chai spice macaroons, and super cereals are just some of the delicious, organic snacks that the company specializes in.
So if you’re looking for a snack that’s delectable, but won’t make you feel bad for eating it, check out Emmy’s Organics!
Are you on the lookout for new and exciting flavors of gourmet coffee? Do you have customers perusing your aisles looking for tasty, spicy and healthy snacks? Or maybe you’d like to run your own roaster so you can offer your customers freshly roasted nuts? You can have all that and more when you click over to Cajun Creole Products!
The Official Home of Hot Nuts!
What are Hot Nuts? They are a line of peanuts roasted and seasoned in-the-shell. That means your customer gets the enjoyment of cracking open the shell themselves while still benefiting from the excellent flavor of cajun spices. They no longer have to make a flavor/cracking decision, and that means more enjoyment for everybody. Hot nuts are available in 10 oz packages and 16 oz bags for easy snacking and can be bought in 16 pack cases!
Do your customers want freshly roasted peanuts warm from the roaster? This company offers 3 different roasters as well as a whole host of tasty recipes to ensure that though you’re doing it yourself, the end product will be delicious. And don’t underestimate the irresistible aroma of roasting peanuts to draw a crowd.
Cajun Flavor Goodies
This website harbors even more tasty goodness than just Hot Nuts. You’ll find their delicious Cajun Creole coffee in regular and decaff as well as Cajun Creole Coffee & Chicory to tantalize your customer’s taste buds. And if your customers are looking to season their own culinary efforts, Cajun Creole Chef Seasonings including Smokeless Blackened, Spicy and Pepper Potpourri are sure to keep your customers coming back for more!
If there’s one thing customers love, it’s snack food. The problem lies in finding and carrying the particular snack food your customer base will enjoy. As more and more people focus on their health, traditional snacks are starting to fall by the wayside. Customers are demanding more choice, and that choice has to include more healthy alternatives for them to be comfortable opening their wallets. Now you can offer your customers the healthy snacks they crave from a family-owned business you can trust. Introducing Almost Nuts!
Providing Delicious Snacks
This company offers a handful of delicious snack food options that your customers will love:
Oven-Roasted – The perfect choice for a customer looking for an unsweetened snack. They’re soybeans roasted to perfection and are a perfect addition to soups, salads or just by the handful.
Milk Chocolate – An excellent option for the healthy-minded customer looking for a little something sweet. They contain roasted soybeans coated in rich milk chocolate.
Dark Chocolate – Quite the duo, the 70% cocoa dark chocolate and roasted soybeans combine to create a healthy explosion of flavor that every customer can enjoy.
Yogurt – That’s right, you can also get these roasted soybeans coated in a creamy, white yogurt that is sure to make your customers smile.
Putting Healthy Back in the Snack
The Kornowske family is dedicated to providing non-GMO soybean products to their customers. This is significant because the USDA reports that 90% of all soybeans produced in this country are GMO’s. That means your customers never have to worry about the origins of the ingredients in their snack food. And soybeans are already rich in calcium and heart healthy. This company is ready to put the healthy back in the snack.
So if your customers are looking for a delicious and healthy alternative to regular snack foods, you want Almost Nuts!
Snack foods are perfect for any business. They not only go great in your food section, but even if you’re a store that doesn’t carry foodstuffs regularly, they are still fantastic items to keep near your register. After all, those impulse buy items always sell well, and everyone could use a little pick-me-up after doing a little shopping. However, even in the snack section, your customers are looking for healthy alternatives to those sugar-filled candy bars. That’s why you need to carry Simple Squares Organic Snack Bars!
The Definition of Healthy
In health food circles they have a saying, “If you can’t pronounce it, you shouldn’t eat it.” The inventor and producer of Simple Squares takes that saying to heart, and goes out of her way to make sure that the list of ingredients on the back of the packaging is short and simple. So what’s the formula? It’s simple:
Nuts – Depending on the bar this ingredient can be one nut or the other, but it’s always just the nut. Grown organically. No additives.
Honey – Straight from the bees. It doesn’t get more organic than that.
Vanilla – Not vanilla flavoring. They use actual vanilla.
Sea Salt – No over-produced, bleached table salt here.
Herbs – Again, depending on the bar, this can change, but it’s always the natural herb. No unnecessary processing or “flavors”. So when you buy the cinnamon/clove bar? Yep, that’s real cinnamon/cloves. Sage? Real sage.
How many snack bars have you seen with 5 ingredients on the label? And all real food items, not “food products”?
A Dedication to Healthy Eating
Kimberly Crupi Dobbins started Simple Squares with one goal in mind: to create snacks made of simple, unprocessed ingredients. This was born out of a refusal to compromise on her health while still feeling the desire to indulge herself. As a marathon runner, she wanted something that would provide the nutrients she needed to perform while still offering the flavor that she craved. Unable to find exactly what she needed on store shelves, she decided to make her own.