Organic Food Provider ‘Barvida’ Planned for Elm Street

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An organic, plant-based juice bar and café is planned for a vacant storefront on Elm Street. 

Barvida, which opened a location in Darien more than one year ago, is planned for 137 Elm St. in New Canaan, according to a building permit application filed with the town.

An estimated $100,000 interior fit-out is planned for the commercial space, according to the application, filed April 25. Barvida LLC is listed as the tenant/lessee on the application, which calls for a remodel with electrical and plumbing alterations, installation of an ADA bathroom, service counters and a food service ceiling with food prep areas.

Barvida seeks to “provide our customers with premium nutritional beverages, meals, and products that are specifically curated for health & wellness without compromising on flavor (no more sad salads here),” according to its website.

“We know the frustration of going to a ‘healthy’ café, only to be disappointed

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7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (May 9-15)

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posted May 6, 2022 by Gina

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A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include macros and links to WW recipe builder to get your personal points.

7 Day Healthy Meal Plan

As spring blossoms, so does my renewed love for salads! As the sunshine  warms up, I crave recipes like my Mayo-less Tuna Pasta Salad, Salmon Avocado Salad and Cheeseburger Salad. I like having a salad with protein to help keep me satisfied and like I am not missing out!

With grocery prices soaring, many of us are having to adjust, scale back and/or get more creative with our meals. One of the absolute BEST ways to stay within a budget and maintain healthy eating habits is to MEAL PLAN. You can get more 5-day Budget Friendly Meal

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Coconut Chicken Salad with Warm Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

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Warm oven-fried crispy coconut chicken strips over a bed of baby greens, cucumber, tomato, and shredded carrots topped with a warm honey mustard vinaigrette – the perfect mix of salty and sweet and hot and cold.

Warm Coconut Chicken Salad
Coconut Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

I’m not sure what it is about spring – maybe the thought of having to get into a bathing suit in just a few months, or perhaps it’s just the sunshine that switches my brain from wanting fewer soups and stews and more large entree salads. This Coconut Chicken Salad has plenty of protein to keep me satisfied, and the warmth of the chicken doesn’t leave me feeling like I’m missing something. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner. More of my favorite warm chicken salads are this BBQ Chicken Salad and Grilled Romaine, Corn, and Chicken Salad

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Junk food is fine, in moderation – The Royal Gazette

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The occasional bit of blue candy doesn’t do much harm

I have a note on my desk from Belle that says: “I love you more than pugs, I love you more than Jolly Ranchers, I love you more than tacos, I love you more than sleeping, I love you more than my blanket sweater.”

It’s the best note ever because I know how much she really loves those things – especially the blue Jolly Ranchers, which drive me wild as you can imagine.

In fact, Belle has always delighted in showing me her bright blue tongue after eating candy or a snow cone. It always makes me want to sob into my organic, decaf, boosted-with-collagen coffee.

I try not to show it bothers me though. Some things you can’t teach, you just have to wait until they are interested, motivated or ready.

Also, I have to remember that the occasional

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