SEATTLE — Mesa de Vida, the brand that makes chef-developed, 100% real-food concentrated cooking bases inspired by vibrant cultures from around the world, is thrilled to partner with Whole30. As an official Whole30 Approved Partner, Mesa de Vida aims to make it simple for busy, health-conscious consumers, especially those with a love of ethnic cuisines and exciting flavors, to cook more delicious, clean-ingredient, from-scratch meals on their Whole30 program and beyond.
“I’m honored to partner with Whole30 to help people, just like I did, break free from the harmful fake foods and excess sugar – added to over 80% of foods in the grocery store – that can damage our bodies and minds,” said Chef Kirsten Helle Sandoval, CEO and Founder. “Real food, and my mission to create a healthy new family legacy, is at the core of the transformation my life took. I lost over 100 pounds to reverse the high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, and depression my body was battling, because of the unhealthy lifestyle I was living. Millions of lives have been changed by the Whole30 program and I’m honored to be a part of it now.”
“I was thrilled when Mesa de Vida cooking sauces effortlessly added a world of flavor to my Whole30 dinners, but then I discovered you can dip vegetables into them too. Straight from the jar. Move over, salsa, because my carrot sticks and snap peas just found a new best friend,” said Melissa Hartwig, Whole30 Co-Founder and CEO.
Mesa de Vida Whole30 Approved cooking bases are currently available in North African, Creole, and Smoky Latin varieties. The Caribbean variety is currently being reformulated to become Whole30 Approved. Consumers can find Mesa de Vida for sale direct through the Mesa de Vida website, as well as through online retailers Barefoot Provisions, Canada’s Natura Market, and in select Pacific Northwest independent retailers. Exciting new Whole30 Approved flavors are currently in development.
“I created Mesa de Vida to help families reduce their stress and save time, while still enjoying delicious, globally-inspired homemade meals that support their healthy lifestyle, any night of the week,” said Chef Sandoval. “We are so honored to be introduced to the Whole30 community as a partner, and I look forward to developing a relationship with the aligned brands and retail channels that support the values of the Whole30 mission, as well.”
More information at www.MesadeVida.com, and follow on social media @mesadevida. Please contact Chef Kirsten Helle Sandoval at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-468-2974 with any wholesale, media, or partnership inquiries.
About Mesa de Vida LLC
Launched in early 2017, Mesa de Vida (Table of Life in Spanish) versatile cooking sauces and flavor bases can be used as a recipe starter, simmer or slow cooker sauce, no-sugar marinade and glaze, or dolloped on as an all-purpose seasoning to bring exciting flavor to everything you cook. Created by Chef Kirsten Helle Sandoval, seen on Food Network, the cover of Woman’s Day and Women’s World magazines, is a personal chef to professional athletes, and a chef spokesperson for wholesome food brands. Like millions of others, she didn’t want to rely on the salt, sugar (and often chemical) laden sauces and dried packet spice blends she grew up with to achieve the global flavors she loved and admired. Chef Kirsten began making blenders full of vegetables, fruit, whole spices and herbs in her client’s kitchens to flavor their dishes, but also was a way to sneak more nutrition into some of her picky players. She tailored the spices and vegetables around her client’s individual cultural cuisines to bring them a taste of home. After coming home from cooking all day, she wished she had these exciting, fresh flavor bases in her own cupboard. Knowing she wasn’t the only one with this need, Mesa de Vida was born. Mesa de Vida is a 100% woman & minority owned family business.
Whole30 is a 30-day dietary reset designed to help people improve their health, create new dietary habits, and change their emotional relationship with food. It was co-founded by Melissa Hartwig in 2009. In 2015, the program’s flagship book, The Whole30, was released and has gone on to sell more than a million hardcover copies in the United States alone.