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28-Year-Old CEO Brings Health and Convenience Right To Your Door
August 22, 2019
28-Year-Old CEO Brings Health and Convenience Right To Your Door
Laureen Asseo, the 28-year-old CEO and founder of Fresh n’ Lean, the largest organic ready-to-eat meal delivery company in the country, spills the routine that powers her career of making people healthy through nutrition.
16 Great Books for Anyone Who Wants to Get Ahead in Life
September 15, 2019
16 Great Books for Anyone Who Wants to Get Ahead in Life
It's a must-read list sourced from high-achieving founders and executives.
Here’s what 6 million meals taught me about leadership
October 14, 2019
Here’s what 6 million meals taught me about leadership
You don’t have to yell to be a great leader — there are more effective ways to be heard. It’s taken me years to fine-tune my leadership skills as the CEO of Fresh n’ Lean...
Vegan Diet Meal Delivery Services
October 4, 2019
Vegan Diet Meal Delivery Services
Fresh n’ Lean offers fresh and organic, 100% vegan meals that are ready to heat and eat. Recipes feature organic, seasonal ingredients and are free from GMOs, gluten, dairy and “anything bad whatsoever. Always.”
Interview with Laureen Asseo, Founder of Fresh n’ Lean
October 14, 2019
Interview with Laureen Asseo, Founder of Fresh n’ Lean
Laureen Asseo founded Fresh n’ Lean at 18 years old from the kitchen of her one-bedroom apartment. Her plan: make eating well a no-brainer for people who lack the time or desire to prepare tasty meals.
Sibling Owners Lean In On Ready-to-Eat Meals
September 16, 2019
Sibling Owners Lean In On Ready-to-Eat Meals
Sister-and-brother owned, ready-to-eat food-maker and deliverer Fresh n’ Lean in Anaheim is bringing some of the best sales growth of any area food company...
“When starting or growing a business at a young age there are a lot of people waiting to see you fail.” with Laureen Asseo
June 19, 2019
“When starting or growing a business at a young age there are a lot of people waiting to see you fail.” with Laureen Asseo
When starting/growing a business at a young age there are a lot of people waiting to see you fail...
The Gross Meat Ingredient You’re Probably Eating
June 17, 2019
The Gross Meat Ingredient You’re Probably Eating
"With the help of transglutaminase, small pieces of meat can be bound together to create larger, more uniform pieces," says Ysabel Montemayor, RD, nutrition director at Fresh n' Lean...
No, Going Paleo Isn’t the Same as Following a Low-Carb Diet — Here’s Why
June 13, 2019
No, Going Paleo Isn’t the Same as Following a Low-Carb Diet — Here’s Why
"Paleo isn't necessarily low-carb, but because it excludes many carb-rich foods such as grains and legumes, it often ends up being low in them," Ysabel Montemayor, RD...
3 Easy Tips for a Vegan Keto Diet (and 4 Delicious Recipes to Get You Started!)
May 28, 2019
3 Easy Tips for a Vegan Keto Diet (and 4 Delicious Recipes to Get You Started!)
"Notably, grains and legumes are important sources of amino acids, the building blocks of protein, on a vegan diet...
The Best Boxed Cake Mix You Can Buy, According to Chefs
May 9, 2019
The Best Boxed Cake Mix You Can Buy, According to Chefs
“When I do use cake mixes, I generally go with Duncan Hines. They have more variety and flavours to choose from. It’s always moist and tender when finished...” said Chef Robert Gomez, lead chef at Fresh n’ Lean.
More Humane Meals, Delivered – Food Delivery Companies Commit to Progressive Animal Welfare Policies
April 8, 2019
More Humane Meals, Delivered – Food Delivery Companies Commit to Progressive Animal Welfare Policies
Fresh n’ Lean soon followed by becoming the first company to source all its eggs from cage-free Certified Humane farms...
Why Am I Always Hungry?
March 22, 2019
Why Am I Always Hungry?
Stress eating is a real thing. Ysabel Montemayor, the lead registered dietitian with the meal company Fresh n’ Lean, noted that stress can cause a release of hunger-inducing cortisol...
9 Surprising Daily Habits That Can Add More Toxins In Your Body
March 20, 2019
9 Surprising Daily Habits That Can Add More Toxins In Your Body
"Food containers are labeled 'microwave-safe' or 'microwavable' for a reason...
CT LIVE!: Meal Delivery Plans for the Whole Family
March 20, 2019
CT LIVE!: Meal Delivery Plans for the Whole Family
Cristina Tudino, Editor-in-Chief for Ollie, showed us meal plans for everyone...
It’s National Nutrition Month: Time to Spring Clean Your Diet
March 4, 2019
It’s National Nutrition Month: Time to Spring Clean Your Diet
Want to spring clean your diet but don’t have the time to shop or cook? Check out Fresh n’ Lean...
The Best Starbucks Order for Every Diet
March 1, 2019
The Best Starbucks Order for Every Diet
Ysabel Montemayor, lead registered dietician at Fresh n' Lean, recommends the Teavana Shaken Iced Green Tea...
8 signs that you’re not getting enough calcium
February 27, 2019
8 signs that you’re not getting enough calcium
Ysabel Montemayor, a registered dietitian at meal-delivery service Fresh n' Lean, said dizziness can be a symptom of "severe calcium deficiency."
Does Melatonin Work? It Can Help You Sleep, But Here’s Why Experts Say To Proceed With Caution
February 25, 2019
Does Melatonin Work? It Can Help You Sleep, But Here’s Why Experts Say To Proceed With Caution
Ysabel Montemayor, registered dietitian for meal delivery service Fresh n' Lean, tells Elite Daily. "In general, darkness causes an increase in melatonin production, signaling sleep, and light decreases melatonin production, signaling wakefulness."
I Tried the Top Meal Kits and Food Delivery Companies on the Market, and Here’s What I Thought
February 20, 2019
I Tried the Top Meal Kits and Food Delivery Companies on the Market, and Here’s What I Thought
Fresh-N-Lean offers affordable, vacuum-sealed meals that appeal to calorie-conscious people on the go...
Beyonce lost 20 pounds with a juice cleanse. Here are the pros and cons of the crash detox
February 15, 2019
Beyonce lost 20 pounds with a juice cleanse. Here are the pros and cons of the crash detox
Ysabel Montemayor, a registered dietitian at Fresh n' Lean meal-delivery service, believes that these detoxes are actually causing more harm than good...
13 Professional Chefs Reveal Their Least Favorite Food
February 15, 2019
13 Professional Chefs Reveal Their Least Favorite Food
Some chefs like one version of a particular food (fresh tomatoes, for example). But they detest another version of that food (ketchup). That situation is true for Chef Robert Gomez, lead chef at Fresh n’ Lean. He says he has “love-hate” relationships with oats...
Healthy Fast-Food Breakfasts to Order at McDonald’s, Starbucks, and More
February 14, 2019
Healthy Fast-Food Breakfasts to Order at McDonald’s, Starbucks, and More
This hearty pick from Starbucks boasts major health benefits, according to Ysabel Montemayor, R.D., a registered dietitian and nutritional leader at Fresh n' Lean. "The oatmeal is only 220 calories but is packed with health-promoting nutrients from its whole-grain steel-cut oats and antioxidant-rich toppings, which include fresh blueberries, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds...
20 foods that can last longer than you think
February 13, 2019
20 foods that can last longer than you think
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? So stock up, but instead of placing them atop your kitchen counter, take them out of the grocery store's plastic bag...
8 Unexpected Effects Of Having 4 Meals A Day
January 24, 2019
8 Unexpected Effects Of Having 4 Meals A Day
"Meals should likely be smaller than normal and contain satiating ingredients, such as a source of protein and fiber," registered dietician Ysabel Montemayor, tells Bustle...
How to Make Pho – 5 Easy Pho Recipes to Warm You Up Fast
January 22, 2019
How to Make Pho – 5 Easy Pho Recipes to Warm You Up Fast
Robert Gomez’s Vegan Pho With Spicy Pan Fried Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms...
20 Healthy Processed Foods You Should Be Eating, According to Dietitians
January 17, 2019
20 Healthy Processed Foods You Should Be Eating, According to Dietitians
“Many people are deficient in vitamin D, so a good way to combat that is by drinking vitamin D-fortified milk...
Here’s How to Eat Healthy at Taco Bell
January 16, 2019
Here’s How to Eat Healthy at Taco Bell
"If the meal includes sauces, I’d ask for them on the side and avoid ordering any in addition, especially creamy ones because they are typically high in sodium, sugar, or saturated fat," suggests Ysabel Montemayor RD...
20 Best Low-Sodium Fast Food Orders, According to Dietitians
January 9, 2019
20 Best Low-Sodium Fast Food Orders, According to Dietitians
“The FDA considers a food product ‘low-sodium’ if it contains 140 milligrams of sodium or less per serving; however, it isn’t realistic for fast-food entrées to go that low,” advises Ysabel Montemayor...
Looking For A Meal Prep Delivery Service? You Need to Try Fresh n’ Lean
December 28, 2018
Looking For A Meal Prep Delivery Service? You Need to Try Fresh n’ Lean
Fresh n’ Lean is led by 27-year-old co-CEO and founder, Laureen Asseo. Her passion for making nutritious food available at reasonable prices is the driving force behind the company...
How to Detox After Thanksgiving
December 24, 2018
How to Detox After Thanksgiving
Ysabel Montemayor says, “I think the proper way to detox after the holidays is to follow a well-balanced diet, get enough rest, and to exercise...
What New Moms REALLY Want…
December 18, 2018
What New Moms REALLY Want…
What I most liked was the VERY big portions of protein (to the point that I something ate the rest as a snack), lots of vegetables, lower carbs...
Colorado’s Staying Fresh n’ Lean
December 3, 2018
Colorado’s Staying Fresh n’ Lean
During the last eight years almost 4,000 health conscious Coloradans have ordered freshly prepared meals from the Southern California based company Fresh ’n Lean...
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