What’s NEW on the MENU?

What's NEW on the MENU?

..plus featuring one of our most popular items of all times, Siesta Snacker.

~ Siesta Snacker ~

Our Siesta Snacker is not new but remains one of the top sellers, wrapped in our nutritious spinach tortillas, with mock Jack cheese spread, mock taco "meat" (made out of pistachios and walnuts!), and a few slices of veggie for crunch.

Lasagna ~ Our NEW Lasagna bowls, packed and layered contain zucchini pasta, our specialty vegan ricotta "cheese", VEGIterranean burger crumble (mock beef), topped with our delicious Pesto and chopped vegitables. The perfect on the go meal!

~Lasagna ~

 Our NEW Lasagna bowls, packed and layered contain zucchini pasta, our specialty vegan ricotta "cheese", VEGIterranean burger crumble (mock beef), topped with our delicious Pesto and chopped vegetables. The perfect on the go meal!

TUNO Wrap ~ Our NEW Tuno Wrap, it's our "Tuna" (garbanzo beans, red onion, celery, dulse, fresh dill, spices), wrapped in our VeggiePulp tortillas (32% fiber in those wraps!). Served with sliced cucumber and lemon tahini sauce. However, we just tried it with Mango sauce, and it's a bomb!

~ TUNO Wrap ~

Our NEW Tuno Wrap, it's our "Tuna" (garbanzo beans, red onion, celery, dulse, fresh dill, spices), wrapped in our VeggiePulp tortillas (32% fiber in those wraps!). Served with sliced cucumber and lemon tahini sauce. However, we just tried it with Mango sauce, and it's a bomb!

Naked Falafel ~ Our NEW falafel burger has no bun because who needs it? It's filling plenty! It comes with lemon tahini spread atop a fresh bed of greens, topped with a vibrant Mango salsa.

~ Naked Falafel ~

Our NEW falafel burger has no bun because who needs it? It's filling plenty! It comes with lemon tahini spread atop a fresh bed of greens, topped with a vibrant Mango salsa.

Interested to know about the quality of our take out meals? Here is a few bits of information. Our whole food production is done strictly in reverse osmosis + pH slightly alkaline filter. We soak and grind our seeds, nuts, and grains for better digestibility and more nutrient value. The nutritional tables below show how much goodness you really have in our meals:

Spinach Tortilla Wrap (corn-free) that comes with Siesta Snacker, nutritional information. 1 serving = 2 wraps.

Spinach Tortilla Wrap (corn-free) that comes with Siesta Snacker, nutritional information. 1 serving = 2 wraps.

VeggiePulp Wrap that comes with Tuno. As we don't use any grains in our crackers, the base is veggies and veggie pulp! It explains why all of our crackers and wraps are so nutrient-dense!

VeggiePulp Wrap that comes with Tuno. As we don't use any grains in our crackers, the base is veggies and veggie pulp! It explains why all of our crackers and wraps are so nutrient-dense!

Vegan Protein

When considering going vegan you may wonder, “Where am I going to get my protein?”  The simple answer: everywhere.  Protein can be found in all plant foods.  Whether you are a child, a pregnant mother, a high intensity athlete, or a hard working adult striving to maintain a healthy life, a whole foods plant based diet will cover all of your protein needs.

There are 20 amino acids necessary for humans to function and rebuild cells.  Our bodies naturally regenerate over half of those, leaving only 9 as essential amino acids that we must consume from diet.  Foods that contain all 9 are called complete proteins. Quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, spirulina, hemp seeds, chia seeds, soy, rice and beans or lentils, seitan, hummus and pita, or a peanut butter sandwich on whole grain bread are all examples of plant based complete proteins.  What is important to note, however, is that it is not necessary for humans to consume all of their sources of protein as complete proteins; the body can absorb all essential amino acids from eating a variety of plant foods throughout the day.

when buying soy beans, choose organic insuring you are buying GMO-free product.

The standard American is consuming 80% more protein than recommended by the FDA, and even those target levels are inflated due to the heavy hand of the meat and dairy industry in food policy.  The World Health Organization—unbiased from American “Big Food”—recommends that protein make up only 5-10% of one’s daily intake of calories.  That is not a lot of protein.  Take fruit for instance: most fruits have a makeup of 6-8% protein.  Even if you only ate watermelon and oranges for the day, if you consumed the proper amount of calories, you would still meet your protein requirements and almost all key vitamins and minerals.  Vegetables have higher percentages, averaging around 15% protein, and the most protein dense foods like beans, nuts, seeds, and dark leafy greens contain an upwards of 20-30% protein.  Sea plants like nori and spirulina are even 50% protein!

The plant kingdom contains all of the necessary nutrients for humans to live and thrive.  In fact, plants are the original source! A diet based around plant based whole foods guarantees you will get as much protein as you need, regardless of your age, activity level, or health condition.

Plants surpass meat and other animal products in nutrition far beyond mere protein content, however.  Plants are all encompassing for a healthy diet.  They provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, water, phytochemicals, antioxidants, natural enzymes, and many other beneficial natural properties. What they do not contain is the bad stuff—artery-clogging cholesterol, trans-fat, cancer-promoting carcinogens, growth hormones, and a multitude of additional health hazards.

If you eat a diet of whole food plants you will receive everything you need and nothing you don’t.  In addition to promoting your life, you will be promoting compassion, peace, and global responsibility as well.  Eating plants is a win-win!

By Jacalyn Webster from naturallyjacalyn.com

Tortilla Nutrients

We just received  Nutritional information for our corn-free Tortilla Crackers! How great it is to know that no matter what you choose to get from our menu, be assured you get an amazing amount of nutrients. This nutritional table below applies to our plain tortillas, tortilla wraps in Siesta Snacker, and tortilla crackers.  Check out the content of Vitamin K (WOW!), Vitamin A, Manganese, Magnesium, and Fiber! Enjoy our products without the guilt!
 Tortilla Nutri Collage
It is for a reason we are called Nutritious You!

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Trip Advisor Review.

If you’ve visited our shop and enjoyed our food, please give us a review on TripAdvizor so other people can learn more about us. Our food is not a mainstream and your opinion/description matters a lot!! It helps other customers find healthy options! Every single opinion matters.

THANK YOU for helping us!! 

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Siesta Snacker

We would like to feature the Siesta Snacker in this article. It is one of our very popular items on the menu and here is why. Three little tortilla wraps are corn-free and chock-full of organic fiber. They come with our mock taco meat or avocado, jack “cheese” spread, and a a few veggie bites and greens to add some crunch. As you may know, raw vegan food can be very filling and satisfying, you will be comfortably full without heaviness in the stomach.

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You can now order them and other menu items online and pick it up at the shop during business hours. To order, go to Order Online to Grab & Go section.

You can also order round tortillas separately with our mock taco meat and jack cheese. With these three items you will be able to create your own tacos at home adding your favorite veggie fillers later.


Nutritious You Mock Taco Meat

Jack Cheese 3oz

Nutritious You Mock Jack Cheese Spread

Healthy Food on Siesta Key

When you visit Siesta Key, Florida, stop by our Nutritious You shop! We have a great selection of healthy food for you to take to the beach to munch on. Whether you need snacks, drinks, or take out items, everything is nutrient-dense and packaged in compostable containers. Our food is as holistic as it gets, vegan and minimally processed, it is created of at least 95% organic ingredients. Order directly from our website and pick up at your convenience. Then walk across the street to see the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and enjoy your view and our food.

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Lemon Matcha Balls

Lemon Matcha Balls.

“Matcha tea is the most nutrient-rich green tea and comes in the form of a stone-ground unfermented powder. The best Matcha comes from Japan and has up to 17 times the antioxidants of wild blueberries, and seven times more than dark chocolate.” -dr. Mercola.

If you are going to have a cookie, choose one with natural antioxidants that come from green tea matcha powder and lemon.

Lemon-Matcha Balls are available at Nutritious You shop, The Local Bean, and White Picket Produce.  

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Healthy Snacks Wholesale

We have variety of healthy snacks available for wholesale. Please contact us directly here with any inquiries.

The list of products that doesn’t require refrigeration:

Crackers/Chips: VeggiePulp crackers, SweetBeet crackers, Onion crackers, corn-free Tortilla crackers, CheezyKale chips. Two sizes available.

Nuts/Seeds: Rosemary Walnuts, Cosmic Curry Cashews, Siesta Seeds. two sizes available.

Other: Fruity Rolls.

The list of products that requires refrigeration:

Treats: PeanutCacao Energy Balls, AlmondMaca Energy Balls, LemonMatcha Balls, CacaoNib Macaroons, RedVelvet Macaroons, Peanut Butter Cookies, Mini Protein Bars, Chia Mango Pudding, Bagels, Cake Pops.

Deli Items: variety of Veggie Burgers, Falafels, Zuchini Pasta with tomato or pesto sauce, Jack Cheese spread, SourCream & Dill spread, Pesto, Tomato Sauce, Beanless Hummus, Taco mock meat, Tortillas, Pizza Slices, Onion Rye Bread.

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Please go to our Menu Online Ordering page to see the pictures and read descriptions.

Nutritious You in the News

January 14, 2017, SNN Weekend Edition, Experience the Suncoast.

January 2016, Edible Sarasota, New Year’s Resolutions article, page 31.

Edible Sarasota

January 2016, Nutritious You is featured in Don411.com, the local news website covering the Crystal Ball Fundraiser event for Selby Public Library.

August 26, 2015, Nutritious You products featured in the gluten-free segment on ABC 7 Sarasota TV Channel

August 26, 2015, Suncoast View Show on ABC 7 TV Channel,  starts the show with Nutritious You house juice, a healthy way to start the day!

July 6, 2015, grand opening announcement in the Herald Tribune Sarasota newspaper.

July 2015, page 6 grand opening announcement in the Siesta Sand newspaper.

June 1, 2015 Nutritious You Adds Bricks to Clicks, an article by Marie Oser about us, a best-selling author, writer/producer and a host in VegTV.

May 14, 2013 Sarasota Post writes about Nutritious You, Healthy Deserts.

August 27, 2012 Your Observer visited Marina Sommers, the founder of Nutritious You brand in her kitchen. If you live in Florida or in another sunny hot place, you have to check out her Chilled Avocado Soup in this segment!


we keep updating this page so stay tuned…

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Nutritious You Shop Feedback

Nutritious You Shop is Asking for Your Feedback!


It’s a fuzzy lovely comforting feeling knowing that we can offer people with strict dietary restrictions (gluten-free, dairy-free, chemical-ridden-ingredient-free) such a nice veriety of food. We have been getting awesome feedback from the community. People appreciate being able to find high quality nutrient-dense food that is also delicious! Thank you to all the locals and visitors who has made our first 2.5 months a great fulfilling experience. As always we would love to hear any constructive criticism or even just a few nice words our way. Please leave your reviews when you visit us! You can do it on Google, Yelp, and here on our FB page.

THANK YOU from the Nutritious You Team!!!!

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Nutritious You is a Green Business!

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We are officially green! Not only did we get approved right away by Sarasota county, but we were complemented on our eco-conscious practices and efforts as one of the best businesses in the area. Here are a few things we have done so far:

  • our packaging is 90% compostable and 10% recyclable. We are working on to become 98% compostable by the end of 2015. We choose this more expensive type of packaging not only because we want it to eventually get composted in the landfill, but we also don’t want to use petroleum and other chemicals in the production of regular plastic.
  • energy efficient closet to contain heat to use less electricity.
  • efficient use of lights installed so only the rooms that need light can be lit.
  • installed new water heater and a/c unit.
  • strict recycling practices are in place to collectively separate hard and soft plastic, metal, cardboards/paper, etc.
  • at least 50% of our juice pulp is converted into local’s favorite VeggiePulp cracker with great health benefits. We are looking for local places that would like to take the other 50% of food scraps for their own composting needs.
  • a/c temperatures turned up when we leave for the energy conservancy.
  • reverse osmosis and alkalizing filter is installed so our employees and customers can have the cleanest water. We use this water also to soak our seeds and nuts for increased nutrient-density.
  • using only soaps and cleaning supplies that do not have abrasive chemicals and eco-friendly.
  • in the process of implementing Eco-You discount for those customers that bring their own containers, tumblers, and bags.

If you have any more ideas on how we can improve our operations, we would love to hear from you!

Check us out on the Sarasota County Website by going to June 2015 Certified Green Partners and finding the write up about us in the alphabetical order.

Nutritious You Shop on Siesta Key

We are excited to announce that our retail shop is now open! We invite you to visit and taste unique food items created and handcrafted with love.  In addition to our usual healthy snacks line, we are now offering freshly made house juice, coffee/tea, breakfast snacks, limited take out items, and food prepackaged that you can assemble at home to your liking.

Address: 6583 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, FL (inside the courtyard)

Hours Mon-Sat 9:00 – 3:00

Please leave us any questions/comments and feedback in the comments section and check out the pictures below:

Shop Sign

Shop Shelves



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Shop Blackboard

How to Cope with Loss

In the health and wellness field, we understand that no matter how healthy our habits or what brand of olive oil we buy, we also need to closely monitor our stress level.  Stress is one of the main culprits of disease.  It is acidifying for our bodies and its impact on our health can be as important as nutrition, if not more.  Loss, grief, and pain are part of all of ours lives and are the key triggers for stress.  At Nutritious You headquarters, we are happy to share with you the wonderful service that Kandy Magnotti offers. She works with all types of people to help them through loss. She will help you get back to your life in a shorter and more meaningful way.  Please find more information below.



Kandy Magnotti, MA, MFT is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, a Healing & Transformation Coach, and the Founder of Life THROUGH Loss™.

Life THROUGH Loss™ is a holistic practice based in Sarasota, FL specializing in grief, loss, illness, and trauma for the individual and family. Through a step-by-step process Kandy Magnotti helps those who are experiencing grief from any emotional loss recover, heal, and transform THROUGH the experience. The Life THROUGH Loss™ philosophy stands by the notion that when you are in emotional pain it is your heart that is broken, NOT your head.

Life THROUGH Loss™ services include individual, couples, family, and group counseling and coaching, holistic retreats, workshops, speaking engagements, and regular talk-radio hosting.

Kandy Magnotti practices a mind~body~spirit approach to working with her clients which often includes assessing how your diet is impacting your emotional pain and causing roadblocks to your healing.

For more information or for a FREE consultation, call 941.306.1232 or visit www.lifethroughloss.com.


Do you want to cope with loss or do you want a Life THROUGH Loss™

Link to the Interview above: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ4wOBcbIa4

Reuse, Recycle, Compost!

5 terrifying facts about plastic:


If we continue with trashing our planet at this rate, our kids might be covered in bottles by year 2050! Fortunately, there are some changes for the better happening in the food industry. For example, some local restaurants have moved to compostable containers already.  Unfortunately,  there are no compostable facilities here in Sarasota, FL so it all ends up in landfill and it will take forever to disappear.  It is also important that the compostable containers don’t get into recyclable bins so as not to spoil the whole recycling batch. If only someone took it as a busines opportunity and founded a commercial composting facility!

Now, two weeks before the Nutritious You Shop opens, I am consumed with what kind of containers to buy for a few take out items that we will have. Do you have any recommendations? I am working hard on trying to make it as green as possible and would love to hear any input on how to reduce the amount of plastic. I appreciate any ideas!

Feedback Needed!

Feedback Needed!

As we just announced (happy face), we are building our own Nutritious You Shop in the South end of Siesta Key, FL! Stay tuned for the opening date!
It would be great to learn what specific items you would like to see available in our shop. Any feedback is highly appreciated! We might not be able to satisfy everyone’s needs/desires, but we will try our best!

Please send your suggestions within the following parameters. All of our food is vegan and gluten free. Additionally, most of our food is technically raw (minimally processed and dehydrated under 118 degrees Fahrenheit). We use no ovens or stoves in our kitchen!

Any ideas are welcome! Please use the comments section!

Mini Granola Bar

Nutberry Mini Granola Bar, comes in different packages, from a snack bag to a family container.


Nutritious You Products Video

Nutritious You Products Video. Please watch this two minute video to learn about our nutritious products and production process:

You can learn more in details about the products and production process in the “Production” page. You can leave any comments or feedback about the products below in the comments section. We are looking forward to haring from you!

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What is a Healthy Diet?

What is a healthy diet? Is it Atkins? Is it Paleo? Is it vegetarian?

Dr. Joel Fuhrman is one of the most respected experts in the health and wellness industry and the author of bestselling books on nutrition. He suggests consuming food groups that are rich in micronutrients.  When the body receives plenty of micronutrients, it starts to clean itself of a variety of ailments while getting all of the ingredients necessary for healthy operation. Additionally, it’s a great way to prevent nutrient deficiencies.  Micronutrients are vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and enzymes.  When our diet is full of these, we don’t have to worry about ailments.

Macronutrients are also necessary for our survival. This includes proteins, fats, and carbs. You don’t have to worry about being deficient in macronutrients, per Dr. Furhman’s suggestion, as the foods that are rich in micronutrients already have an appropriate amounts of healthy fats, carbs, and proteins for us humans.

Here is a visual starting with the most nutrient-dense foods to the least:


Whatever diet you choose, stay away from refined sweets, even if the package says “All Natural” and “Gluten Free”!

How to Become Vegan?

How to Become Vegan? Here is my intake.

Here is a quick and easy way to transition to a vegan lifestyle!

  1. Try your first juice cleanse for one day. Next season, try a three day juice cleanse. Three months later, repeat your three day cleanse or (if you are up for it) go for the whole week. The juice cleanse is not only great for purpose of cleansing your body, but it also serves as a “reset” button for your daily dietary choices. The more you do it, the more you will be inclined to consume less toxic foods in the future. I highly recommend doing it with the help of specialist (nutritionist, health coach, etc)
  1. Watch the movie EarthlingsAnyone consuming meat should at least know a bit about the process.
  1. The World Peace DietRead “The World Peace Diet”, a book by Dr.Will Tuttle. This book might turn you vegan overnight. I personally know some people in my community. Btw, Dr. Tuttle just visited Sarasota last weekend.
  1. Attend local MeetUp groups and research lectures available in your area. Commit to going to at least one every three months. There are plenty of well-known people in the wellness world that are on a mission to bring you the information. Some of the names to look for are: Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Brian Clement, Victoria Moran, Matt Monarch, David Wolf, Dr. Will Tuttle, Dr Joel Furhman and many others. They have their travel schedules on their websites.

It is not easy to steer away from the traditions of the mainstream society. Some do it gradually, like I did, and some just turn vegan over night. Ultimately, it is an individual journey of your own choosing.

If you’ve switched to a vegan diet, please share what was the trigger for you!


Local Links for People in Sarasota, FL:

VegSarasota Community

Raw Vegan Sarasota

Nutritious You FB page

Dr. Brian Clement in Sarasota, FL


Some Educational Links:

Dr. Furhman’s Healthiest Diet

– Greenhouse effects from different kinds of eating habits; Sources of Methane

The carbon foodprints of five diets compared

7 Charts That Could Convince You To Become A Vegetarian

Potluck with Dr. Will Tuttle Followed by His Lecture, Sarasota FL

If you are:

  • located in the Sarasota, FL area
  • interested in increasing the amount of plant-based choices in your diet
  • curious to learn where your food comes from,

Join me at this communal event, Potluck with Dr. Will Tuttle in Sarasota FL, followed by his lecture! Go to MeetUp.com, join the VegSarasota group and RSVP to the event below. You can also confirm with me and I’ll add you as a guest. It’s a potluck followed by Dr. Tuttle’s lecture. You can meet him personally and have him sign his book at the event:

Meet Dr. Will Tuttle live, in Sarasota, FL


Dr Will Tuttle has been one of the key influences in my nutritional/wellness journey. My definition of wellness was enriched and multiplied after I read his book, The World Peace Diet. It’s not that information was new to me, but it was the amount of statistics and research that this book offered. It was the “icing on the cake” for my final decision to never eat meat again. This book has converted many people into vegans overnight. Wellness as I know it now is not just of my own, but it is a wellness of the entire living organism which I am a part of. Whatever affects me, equally affects my neighbor, my planet, my universe. I am so grateful for his knowledge.

Get influenced by the best!


P.S. Check out if he is coming to your area in 2015: http://www.worldpeacediet.com/upcoming-events

Nutritious Story Book for Kids

Yummy Tummy Rainbow Garden, Teaching Children of all Ages to Eat Well.

yummy tummy rainbow gardenIf you are looking for a great storybook that will also educate your child about making smart nutritious choices, I recommend Yummy Tummy Rainbow Garden. It is especially dear to me because I know a little bit how this book came to be.

My daughter was lucky enough to go to Earth Angels, a green preschool owned and run by Karen Leonetti in Sarasota, FL. Karen not only survived a deadly disease, but she also built up her immune system over the last 15 years to stay healthy. She applied the lessons learned in recovery to her school as kids played in the dirt planting seeds and had Green Monster smoothies from organic veggies and fruits.

Karen was always able to use her vivid imagination and connection with children to share compelling stories with her students. Finally, friends and family convinced her that she had to write a book to share the power of her story beyond the immediate community.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe

I just had a pleasure chatting with Marie Oser, the healthy lifestyle expert, environmental advocate, and a president and host of www.VegTV.com. She’s been vegan since 1990. She shared with me her favorite “turkey” dish, vegan Thanksgiving recipe.  I will be making it for the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner (to try and convert my family to turkey free dinner, shhhhhh……!!!). I wanted to share the recipe with you right away so you have plenty of time to get the ingredients and maybe even practice once.


Festive Vegan Holiday Roast

Save the planet, save money, save a turkey! http://dld.bz/ddKvj

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Vegan Turkey, Festive Thanksgiving Dinner


Stay tuned for a mouth watering Cranberry Chutney recipe!

Halloween Healthy Scary Snack For Kids

I wanted to bring a Halloween themed snack to my daughter’s school, here is my version of Healthy Scary Snack for Kids:

Halloween Healthy Scary Snack For Kids

All Organic Ingredients:

apples, peanut butter, and pine nuts.

Decorations on top are optional. I used dry apricot halves and a tiny bites of marshmallow for decorations. I secured everything with a toothpick.


Cut apples to four quarters and immerse them into a bowl with filtered water and several spoons of lemon juice, so the apples don’t oxidize right away.

Cut out the wall of each quarter so there is an open space for peanut butter and teeth (pine nuts).

I hope you enjoy this scary but healthy and yummy treat together with your kids! If you have another healthy treat idea, please let us know!

Harvey Diamond, a Living Legacy of Nutritional Wisdom

You know that feeling when you see someone walking a dog, running or biking by your house everyday and that person becomes almost like your family member? Well, there was this man riding his bike in the same outfit every time I drove on our street. Each time I saw him I wondered, “ Who is this guy exuding positive energy (sorry, I always pay attention to people’s energy) and why is he wearing the same outfit all the time?”

Harvey Diamond - Fit For Life

Harvey Diamond and Marina Sommers at the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest

I soon found out when I was working at the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest when I saw the same guy in the same white t-shirt and black shorts! I had to tell him that I knew him from our street! He then told me his amazing story.

When he was just 21, he was stationed in Vietnam and was exposed, like so many others, to Agent Orange, one of the heavy herbicides that has a long list of grim side effects. It took years for him to notice any changes in his body, but eventually his muscles started to give up on him and over time he has increasingly lost the use of his hands. He discovered Peripheral Neuropathy first hand. While most of the other veterans exposed to Agent Orange have passed away, he is still alive and in great shape. Even though he was unable to pick up the samples from my table, he had a happy energy and demeanor. As it turned out, he always wears the same outfit because they are the only clothes he can put on. He needs a special device to work on the computer and he has had to adjust greatly to perform his daily activities.

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First time ever, Nutritious You is offering 15% discount on all the products


To celebrate our transition to new labels featuring nutritional information for our crackers/chips bags and to announce our brand new website, we are offering you this promo deal!

Promo Code is: healthysnackslaunch2014

Available at:
*Offer is valid starting Monday, September 29, 2014 and lasts for a week until Sunday 11:59pm October 4, 2014 or until the products last.