• 24Feb

    What are you doing on March 13th at 9am?

    I invite you to join both Good Measure Meals and Open Hand/Atlanta at the Junior League’s 7th annual ShamRock ‘N Roll Road Race at Atlantic Station. There will be a family friendly 5K, 10K and Kilt run/walk followed by a Healthy Lifestyle Festival with food, beverages, activates and entertainment.

    We will have a booth at The ShamRock Healthy Lifestyle Festival and we will also have several folks actually participating in the race, including myself!

    The Junior League graciously donates money and volunteers their time throughout the year at Open Hand/Atlanta. The organization of women is committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

    To register, click here

    For more information, click here

    To see the course map, click here

    Let me know if you are planning to participate and I’ll make sure we connect at the race. aritchie@goodmeasuremeals.com

  • 16Feb

    Vegetarianism has greatly increased over the years. The reasons why people decide to become vegetarian vary greatly. Whether the choice to become vegetarian is for health reasons, environmental, compassion for animals, belief in nonviolence, religious or spiritual views, Good Measure Meals (GMM) has a great option. GMM introduced the vegetarian menu in 2009. We held a focus group of vegetarians and asked them a variety of questions including where they liked to eat out, what cuisines they liked most, what foods they eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the types of meat substitutes they eat, and how often. We learned a lot! We compiled all of the feedback and developed a menu that is constantly evolving based on current customer feedback. We quickly noticed that just as there are a variety of different reasons why people chose vegetarianism there are also a variety of eating styles ranging from very strict vegetarians to flexitarians to semivegetarians. We feel that this menu is great for a lot of different types of vegetarians. We also learned that vegetarians are very health conscious and are concerned about getting the right balance of nutrients from whole, unprocessed foods. One of the major benefits of the Good Measure Meals vegetarian plan is that each day is nutritionally balanced. We have included a variety of nutrient-dense vegetarian friendly ingredients including many plant based protein sources like lentils, quinoa, a variety of beans, nuts, and seeds. Because we follow the guidelines from the American Diabetic Association, this menu is appropriate for diabetics.

    We are proud to say that this meal plan is the only one of its kind in Georgia. Watch our newest video to learn more and check out the menu online. And as always, we would love your feedback! Have more questions? Email me – aritchie@goodmeasuremals.com or leave your comments here.

  • 14Feb

    Valentine’s Day is great for an excuse to eat chocolate, but it is also a great excuse to promote the amazing heart health benefits of red fruits and vegetables.

    This category of red fruits and vegetables includes – tomatoes, watermelon, red cabbage, red leaf lettuce, red apples, raspberries, red swiss chard, red grapes, red potatoes, red onion, strawberries, beets, blood oranges, red peppers, cherries, cranberries, papaya, red grapefruit, pomegranates, radicchio, radishes, red chili peppers, red pears, rhubarb, and many more.

    Lycopene, which makes up the red pigment, is the most well know compound within this category of produce. That is because big food companies that sell canned tomato, spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce and even ketchup like to market its powerful antioxidant benefits. It is a really good selling point because lycopene does some amazing stuff like: maintaining a healthy blood pressure, lowering LDL cholesterol (or “bad” cholesterol), and reducing the risk for several types of cancers. Lycopene is fat-soluble. That means that it is best absorbed when eaten with a source of fat. So when you eat a big salad with red bell peppers, red onions, red leaf lettuce, and radishes make sure you top it with a salad dressing that contains a heart healthy monounsaturated fat, like olive oil, canola oil or even avocado.

    This red group of fruits and vegetables have other important compounds called anthocyanins, ellagic acid, quercetin, and hesperidin. Don’t worry about remembering or even pronouncing these scientific sounding names. All you need to know is that these antioxidants work together to provide many of the same benefits as lycopene like reducing the risk of prostate cancer and other cancers, lowering blood pressure, reducing tumor growth, reducing LDL cholesterol levels, protecting our cells from damage by scavenging for harmful free-radicals, and supporting joint tissue in cases of arthritis.

    So after you eat that chocolate today, think about ways that you can increase your consumption of red fruits and vegetables. Here are a few ideas:

    Add fresh strawberries, raspberries to cereal or oatmeal
    Make an omelet with tomatoes and red bell peppers and include a side of roasted redskinned potaotes.
    Fruit salad that includes papaya, watermelon or red apples

    Add sliced tomato and red lettuce leaves to your sandwich
    Top salads with roasted beets, fresh radishes or radicchio.
    Add red bell peppers and red cabbage to a stir-fry

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

  • 11Feb

    We are so lucky to have Charlotte Hayes on our staff! She has over 25 years of experience in dietetics and fitness and has a special interest in helping people that have diabetes. She has been the Senior Director of Nutrition Services for Good Measure Meals and Open Hand/Atlanta since 2005.

    Her experience includes serving as a diabetes nutrition/exercise specialist for Diabetes Treatment Centers at West Paces Medical Center in Atlanta and at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In addition, she worked as a nutritionist in the Wellness Center at Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers, FL.

    She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and community nutrition from Iowa State University in Ames, a master of medical science degree in clinical dietetics from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, and a Master of Science degree in adult fitness/cardiac rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse. She completed a graduate assistantship in the La Cross Exercise and Health Program and an internship at the Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix.

    Additionally, Charlotte served on the Clinical Diabetes and Diabetes Spectrum editorial boards and as a consultant to health, weight management and diabetes programs at hospitals and athletic clubs. She authored “I Hate to Exercise Book for People with Diabetes”, published by the American Diabetes Association and numerous articles on diabetes management, nutrition and physical activity. She is frequently invited to speak and present programs on these topics.

    Professionally, Charlotte is on the Board of Directors with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), and is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Hayes is a registered dietitian licensed in Georgia, a certified diabetes educator, and an ACSM certified exercise specialist.

    Check out our interview with Charlotte!

  • 08Feb

    On January 24th, Good Measure Meals catered the dinner for a continuing education event sponsored by the Greater Atlanta Association of Diabetes Educators (GAADE) & The Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association (GADA) at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

    We were honored to provide the meal for this event. It is a great way for us to show our support for the local diabetes educators, nurses, healthcare providers and dietitians.

    Check out this video to see an interview with Sue Tocher, Diabetes Educator at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Carole Helms, from the American Diabetes Association and learn more about the prevalence of diabetes and how Good Measure Meals can help.

  • 03Feb

    Unlock the coupon code by finding us on Google!

    We are excited to announce a new feature that just went live with this week.  Now, when you look us up on Google Maps, you can unlock a special offer coupon code for first-time subscribers.  So, if you happen to be on the fence about ordering with Good Measure Meals or you are trying to encourage a friend to adopt the healthy lifestyle that comes with a Good Measure Meals order, you can simply type ‘Good Measure Meals in Atlanta’ into the Google Maps search bar. Or you can even search for us in a standard Google search to see our latest offer.

  • 01Feb


    Would you like an opportunity to meet one of our representatives? Have questions about our products? Want a free sample of our meals? Get discount coupons? Just stop by one of our many Meet & Greet events or send someone who might be interested. The February schedule is post below. You can also check out our Facebook event page to RSVP.

    Monday, Feb 1st

    Snap Fitness/Glenwood 5-8pm

    Thursday, Feb 3rd

    Workout Anytime (Douglasville) 5 – 8pm

    Monday, Feb 7th

    Atlanta Wellness Life-style (Dacula) 5-8pm

    Knuckle Up Fitness (Sandy Springs) 5-8pm

    Concourse Athletic Club 5-8pm

    DWT Studios (Smyrna) 5- 8pm

    Thursday, Feb 10th

    Workout Anytime (Acworth) 5 -8pm

    Workout Anytime (Decatur) 5-8pm 

    Friday, Feb 11th

    Mother Nature’s Market (Snellville) 11-2pm

    Monday, Feb 14th

    Vitality Method (Duluth) 5-8pm

    Novo Wellness (Suwanee) 5-8 pm

    Tuesday, Feb 15th

    Ultimate Fitness (Fayetteville) 5 – 8pm

    Thursday, Feb 17th

    Workout Anytime (Dallas) 5 -8pm

    Saturday, Feb 19th

    Formwell (Sandy Springs) 11-1pm

    Catalyst (Midtown) 6-8pm

    Monday, Feb 21st

    Inclusif Fitness (Tucker) 5:30-8:30pm

    Anytime Fitness (North Alpharetta) 5 – 8pm

    Decatur Yoga & Pilates 5-8pm

    Tuesday, Feb 22nd

    Pur Family Fit-ness (Buford) 5-8pm

    Workout Anytime (Hiram) 5 – 8pm

    Thursday, Feb 24th

    Atlanta Wellness Lifestyle (Dacula) 11-2pm

    Nutrition Source/ LA Fitness (Marietta) 5 – 8pm

    Friday, Feb 25th

    Boot Camp 4 a Cause (Piedmont Park)  6:30am

    Saturday, Feb 26th

    Fleet Feet Sports (Lawrenceville) 11-2pm

    Helmet Hairworx (Atlanta – East) 10:30-1pm

    Monday, Feb 28th

    Rick’s Gym (Gainesville) 4:30 – 7:30pm

    Axcess Fitness (Acworth) 5pm – 8pm