D'Arrigo California Partners With Stephanie Bouquet to Introduce New Wellness Habits
- by Lilian Diep
SALINAS, CA - Bon Jovi may believe, “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” but our industry always loves a good challenge. D’Arrigo California has partnered with Stephanie Bouquet to inform both retailers and consumers that wellness is possible, and that the key to a healthy lifestyle can be found in fresh fruits and vegetables.
“We have been in the business of growing fresh fruits and vegetables under the Andy Boy label since 1923, and we want to highlight new approaches to inspire families to find balance that leads to a healthier lifestyle as we come out of a challenging 2020 year,” stated Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos, D’Arrigo California, Marketing and Communications. “To help us on this wellness journey, we reached out to Stephanie, CEO of SB Nutrition; as a professional in this field, her knowledge and experience make her the perfect partner.”
Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle. As noted in the release, wellness is the framework that you can use to organize, understand, and balance your own growth and development. It is a continuum of self-care, giving yourself permission to get off track and get back on track, and remembering to celebrate your successes along the way.
By partnering with Stephanie Bouquet, a registered dietitian, certified specialist in sports dietetics, certified diabetes educator, and certified wellness coach, D’Arrigo is able to share simple and holistic ways to find wellness and balance this new year.
“As creatures of habit, we must jump in with both feet to start something new that will revolutionize our health outlook and results. It begins with simple daily practices, prepping meals ahead of time, and finding healthy recipes that inspire you in the kitchen and help you attain your wellness goals,” stated Bouquet.
A few good daily practices that everybody can keep in mind include:
- Make family cooking at home fun
- Encourage kids to help plan the menu
- Purchase healthy snacks to promote smart “nibbling” choices
- Get moving
- Find a workout partner
- Stay hydrated
- Learn to slow down
- Get enough sleep
- Increase produce consumption
“Start anew every day knowing that exercise, meal preparation, and a balanced diet with a high intake of produce holds tremendous health benefits. Let’s spread health in 2021 and inspire families to increase their intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to live a more balanced life,” Bouquet shared. “Some of my favorite Andy Boy veggies are broccoli rabe, fennel, and sweet baby broccoli. If you need inspiration in the kitchen, check out the trendy and delicious recipes created by influencers that your family and friends are sure to love.”
Trending influencer recipes featuring Andy Boy produce can be placed easily in produce aisles and include a range of dishes such as:
- Broccoli Rabe Tropical Power Smoothie
- Fennel and Arugula Salad
- Instant Pot Thai Green Curry with Broccoli Rabe and Chicken
- Sweet Baby Broccoli Pho
- Romaine Heart Poke Wraps
- Beet, Fennel, and Sweet Potato Crostini
- Broccoli, Pepper, and Turkey Bacon Egg Bites
With jam-packed partnerships and innovative releases to continue fueling healthy resolutions, 2021 will be the year for fresh produce. Keep checking back as we bring the latest.