We have been loyal fans and devoted customers of Splendid Spoon for a long while. They have shown us that busy can be healthy by offering ready-to-eat, nourishing, plant-based smoothies, soups and grain bowls. And just when we thought our love for Splendid Spoon was at a maximum, we met their Founder and CEO, Nicole Centeno, and reached a next-level admiration. We had the privilege of sitting down with Nicole and getting to know her and her journey with Splendid Spoon. Enjoy!
Food + Mood NYC: What inspired you to start Splendid Spoon?
EUREKA! We have found an urban oasis and we are in love. Introducing Salthaus: a modern salt room in the heart of Manhattan. Intended for both adults and children, Salthaus has created a serene haven and escape from the frenetic pace of New York City. In addition to alleviating stress and anxiety, the salt rooms boast numerous health benefits. We sat down with co-founder Amber Berger to further educate ourselves on modern salt rooms and to hear the story behind this ingenious wellness experience.
Food + Mood NYC: Can you explain what a salt room is?
Filling a much needed gap in the NYC fitness market, Cara Simon started the brilliant Concierge Pilates: an on-demand Pilates service where you book a certified instructor to train you in your home, office or hotel. It can be a challenge for many to find ways to accommodate schedules to coincide with studio class times. This eliminates that obstacle and allows you to find the time to take care of yourself on your time and on your turf! We sat down with the savvy entrepreneur to learn more about how Concierge Pilates came to be and why we should all incorporate pila...
Meet B-wom - a company dedicated to empowering women to take control of their intimate health. Many women are insecure and/or intimidated by its complexity and therefore unaware of their own bodies. Here is where B-wom comes in. B-wom was created with the specific goal of offering tools and support for women so they can create preventative and self-care habits for their health. We sat down with B-wom’s Head of Business Development, Estrella Jaramillo, to further delve into B-wom and the importance surrounding this women’s health issue.
We are continually amazed and impressed by the health + wellness influencers we meet in New York City and beyond. Meet our latest crush - Aly Teich, founder of The Sweat Life. Aly’s goal and purpose is to help people lead healthier lives by bringing her extensive fitness experience and passion into one place - The Sweat Life. We sat down with Aly to learn more about The Sweat Life, her wellness journey and what’s to come!
Food + Mood NYC: You are a vision of all things fitness! Please tell us about The Sweat Life and how it all began.
Please meet one of our favorite leaders in all things wellness! Jen Kluczkowski is the founder of a corporate mindfulness program called MINDFRESH. Mindfresh is a fusion of mindful movement, meditation, and breathing techniques. It is a comprehensive and powerful mindfulness formula for those who work in an office environment.
Some of the amazing benefits are: increased energy, decreased anxiety, a boost in circulation, increased confidence, and a recharged body and mind. We are not the only ones who believe Mindfresh is the future of corporate wellness. Science is...
As we continue to scour New York City for the best holistic experiences, we have discovered a plant-based and gluten-free food delivery service that nourishes your mind, body and soul – meet Splendid Spoon!
What is unique about Splendid Spoon’s approach to eating is a focus on not only the food, but the process by which you eat it. They want it to be a form of meditation. You prepare your meal. Remove any distractions. Sit down. Close your eyes. Inhale Deeply. Take in the meal’s aroma. Exhale. Only then do you begin to eat slowly and mindfully with conscious inhale...
We have met another kindred spirit who firmly believes that health and wellness should be approached from a holistic angle to properly nourish our overall well-being. Meet Tricia Williams. Tricia’s passion is her mission - to help people eat better and feel better. Tricia is the Founder and CEO of Daily Dose and Food Matters NYC, organic, balanced, ready-to-eat meal delivery services. She is an executive chef, a holistic nutritionist and a farm to table enthusiast. Her culinary approach is inventive, delicious and thoughtful. Her recipe ideas take into account the...
With the significant number of short and long-term benefits to our physical and emotional health, it is abundantly clear that making exercise a regular practice in our life is an essential element of wellness. Exercise – in some form or manner – is one of the simplest and most affordable self-care approaches we can take to improve our physical and mental performance. Whether you are trying to improve a current condition or prevent future problems, we can all reap the benefits of physical exercise and its ability to strengthen the mind, body and soul.
You are what you eat. We've all heard this. We know it's true. Eating clean, organic, whole foods are the healthier and better choice. While we love to cook at Food + Mood NYC, we also love to seek out the best prepared food options for the inevitable times when we are too busy to cook and need someone to take care of that for us. And we have found it! We have fallen head-over-heels for Sakara Life - organic, plant-based meals delivered to your door nationwide.
Here's a delicious day-in-the-life with Sakara by my side: