We recently caught up with Jamieson from Maikana Foods to talk not only about Maikana, but also about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet in today's society.
Local Connecticut: For those who don't know, what is Maikana Foods and what do you do?
Maikana Foods: Maikana Foods is the most convenient way to eat healthy & wholesome meals. We create nutritious meals and deliver them right to your door. Maikana specializes in power bowls, or nutrient, protein & fiber dense bowls, essentially a full meal in one. We are a local company based out of Norwalk. We currently deliver to Darien, Norwalk, New Canaan and we have an order and pickup fridge at lululemon of Greenwich. We are going to be expanding to more towns throughout 2018.
LC: Why is it so hard to eat healthy in today's fast past society?
MF: In this increasingly fast-paced world we are living in, as much as we all WANT to eat healthy, we don't necessarily always make the right decisions to do so. When kids are screaming or errands are being run or we are dealing with high demands at work, healthy eating tends to fall to the bottom of the list. Maikana, and a lot of other great companies, are on the forefront of making healthy food more accessible. You no longer have to run around finding great deals on organic foods or take the time to meal prep and cook. It's like having your own personal healthy chef at home.
LC: What is the importance of having a consistent healthy diet?
MF: As Hippocrates said, "let food be thy medicine." Creating a healthy lifestyle begins with how you fuel your body. It comes before exercise and anything else for that matter. If you fill your body with trash, it's going to feel that way. There is this societal pressure to constantly be analyzing how and what we eat. I think having a healthy mindset around food is of the utmost importance. You don't have to banish all carbs and sugars but you do need to have a balance. Just like life is about balance, your meals need to be about balance. Try to eat a lot more plant-based foods, less sugar and animal products and your body will thank you for it. Eating the right types of food is the best preventative health measure you can take. Tack on exercise and meditation and you're golden!
LC: What are the benefits someone can experience when ordering through Maikana Foods?
MF: The first benefit is how easy and convenient Maikana is. You can go online, place an order and by the following morning, that meal is created and dropped at your doorstep. Our bowls are made fresh every single morning, so you know you're getting the best organic products as fresh as possible. Our menu changes weekly, so you never tire of eating the same food week in and week out. We also cater to a lot of different dietary restrictions and choices. If you're vegan or gluten-free or hate cilantro, Maikana has it covered. We are also a local, small company so we are in your backyard and you're not dealing with behemoth companies, where you are just another number on their list. When you call or email, I answer personally. Maikana always wants to make sure our clients are as happy and stress-free about healthy meals as possible. We listen to our clients and it's because of them that we are continuing to grow. Maikana brings a more personal level to healthy food delivery. Plus t's just really yummy. Healthy food does not have to taste like cardboard or leave you hungry in an hour.
LC: Describe the company in three words.
MF: Nutritious, delicious and convenient.
To find out more information about Maikana we recommend you visit their webiste for pricing and other info. www.maikanafoods.com