As you all know I have been buying Healthy Bites from the fabulous Lindsay Cotter for months now, heck they are even fueling me on this marathon trip. Since I am constantly Instagramming pictures of them I get lots of questions about Healthy Bites and wanted to give the expert, Lindsay, a chance to fill you all in.
How did you start Healthy Bites? In the past, I struggled with a lot of health issues which resulted in a drastic change in my diet and my husband’s diet, but for the better. Since 2009 we have been gluten free. And in an effort to help James (and myself) have a healthy gluten free pre and post recovery snacks I started making him healthy bites. I was sick of bars and nothing GF really tasted good. Realizing, that I was onto something I enlisted my friends and colleagues to help me expand my idea into a small business. All of us worked hard to create different flavors and break down nutrition for each Healthy Bite.What is your eventual goal for the company? Gosh, it keeps changing, but I want to keep it SPECIAL. Maybe do a monthly subscription so that I can maximize my time and my customers needs, ya know? I want to be hands on and expand but I also want a life, haha. So.. Goal? To keep it personal and see where it goes with word of mouth, love, attention, and well.. FAITH. I want to be able to do this so I can stay at home with kids (when we do have them) and support my husband’s career.
How can they be “healthy” bites when they taste so sinfully delicious? Oh well that’s the trick. I use all good ingredients in a certain way. Think protein powder, nut butters, nuts, dried fruit, extracts, cocoa powder, etc. See, all good, just gotta combine them in a PERFECT and LOVELY way.
I hear you are starting an exciting new monthly order system – Tell me more. Yes, and as soon as I get my butt in more gear, I will get it going. haha. A lot of the legalistic stuff is happening now. I need to find another kitchen, get it registered, etc. But when iI do, I will set up a monthly order system. Get in your order anytime between the 1-24th, I will then ship out by the 31st for that next month. The flavor of the month will also be announced beforehand.
How much are your regular healthy bites and what flavors do they come in? Regular bites are $6.99 per dozen. They come in Apricot/Apple Cinnamon, Muddy Buddy Mocha, Choc. Chip Cookie Dough/Mint Choc. Chip, and Whey Good. (I have chocolate, vanilla, coconut, or lemon vanilla.)
How much are custom healthy bite flavors and what are some cool custom requests you have fulfilled? Custom bites are $8.99 per dozen. I usually do custom vegan bites, paleo, or allergy friendly. A lot of my fun flavors have come from Abby’s request. haha. Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, Birthday cake, Snickerdoodle, Samoa (can you all tell I have a sweet tooth, she saves me with these), but I also love my holiday flavors like Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip, Peppermint Mocha, etc.
- What healthy bite is your personal favorite? Oh gosh, depends on my mood. LOL! I love muddy buddy mocha or cookie dough after dinner. And in the morning I like lemon vanilla protein or coconut. I also just made my own bite, for me. Cinnamon Biscotti. SO GOOD with tea.
Okay ya’ll know I beg Lindsay for crazy custom flavors all the time –
What Healthy Bite flavor would you have her design for you?