September 29, 2021 | Newsletters
It’s Fall and we’re feeling Fantastic! Tis’ the season for cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, gorgeous mums and pumpkins to match. And here at Olivia’s HQ, it’s the anticipated return of butternut squash!
That’s right! Our butternut squash is back on supermarket shelves and ready for your recipes. Need a little inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Read on for some of our most succulent squash recipes!
Butternut Squash Carbonara:
The classic Italian carbonara makes the most of high-quality ingredients and just the right amount of technique. Our update adds a creamy, flavorful and autumnal twist with golden nutty butternut squash.
Butternut Squash Muffins:
Breakfast, meet fall! Add a batch of delicious muffins to your weekly meal prep and they’ll be ready-to-roll on busy weekday mornings.
Butternut Squash & Apple Pizza: This recipe takes two of the most classic autumn ingredients and puts them on a pizza with cheese and fresh herbs. What could be better than that?
There you go! Three delicious recipes to welcome butternut squash back in style.
Speaking of style, it’s our pleasure to spotlight fitness guru, Olivia’s superfan, and mom-to-be Daniella Payne. Daniella is the founder of Grip Work LLC and all-around expert when it comes to wellness and workouts. Take it away, Daniella!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what first drew you to Olivia’s products!
Hi there! My name is Daniella, and I am the proud owner of Grip Work LLC, a virtual and in-person fitness training company. In addition to being a huge exercise enthusiast, I am a student and wife, and I’m 20 weeks pregnant with my first child! My passion for healthy living drew me to the amazing, organic, fresh products that Olivia’s offers.
We heard you live a vegan lifestyle … can you tell us about some of your favorite vegan recipes?
Being vegan has been so emotionally and physically rewarding. I love eating food that fuels my body and mind! Some of my favorite vegan meals are:
-Olivia’s spinach salad with sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast
-Pan-seared tempeh drizzled with mustard and topped with Olivia’s arugula
-Tofu stir-fry full of Olivia’s greens and veggies
Tell us a little bit about Grip Work! How did the company come to fruition, and what inspired you to chase such a cool dream?
I believe in the immense healing power of mindful movement. Through first-hand encounters, I experienced the profound effect that regular exercise has on one’s headspace, energy, and character. It was through these life-altering interactions with fitness that I decided to pursue a career in the industry over 10 years ago.
My business, Grip Work LLC, however, was born in the pandemic. While many challenges arose during this difficult time, a light was shone on innovation and possibility within the fitness industry. More than ever before, a need emerged for convenience, accountability, and catharsis. This trying chapter provided a powerful reminder to take control of what you can and let go of what you cannot.
Grip Work encourages its clients to take hold of their life’s journey through physical activity. Movement is the focus to promote physical and mental well-being. Check us out at gripworkfitness.com!
As a personal trainer, it’s clear that you like to give back and help people. Can you tell us the most rewarding part about your job?
Throughout a decade of work as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, I have valued sharing the human experience with others. Exercise is a powerful tool that morphs people into the best version of themselves. My greatest joy is witnessing the transformation that occurs as an individual recognizes their potential and finds empowerment in their strength.
What advice do you have for people who want to live a healthier lifestyle?
Living a healthy lifestyle may not be a linear journey, as the road to wellness is often curved and can be challenging. While the mission demands work and dedication, the rewards of health, mental clarity, confidence, and strength are worth every ounce of effort. Push past the challenges, table the excuses, and decide that your health is worth it. You are worth it.
What’s your favorite Olivia’s product and how do you incorporate Olivia’s greens into your day-to-day menu?
My favorite Olivia’s product for the fall season is the organic butternut squash. Lightly coat the pre-sliced cubes with extra virgin olive oil and coffee rub, then bake at 400 degrees for approximately 30-35 minutes. The end result is a fabulous, tasty delight that I regularly use as a side or the base of a bowl!
Thanks so much, Daniella! We can’t wait to give your recipes featuring Olivia’s goodies a spin.
Interested in being featured in an upcoming Olivia’s newsletter? We’d love to hear from you! Post a photo of your workout or your favorite Olivia’s recipe on Instagram and tag us — @Olivias_Organics. Or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for making Olivia’s part of your fresh, healthy life. Happy fall!