• 04Feb

    We took another poll of the staff here at GMM for their favorite healthier dessert-of-the-moment, and we got some really creative responses that are making our mouths water. (You’ll find the recipes at the end of the post!)

    Q: It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day and goodies for our favorite loved ones! What is at the top of your list for your favorite healthier treat of the moment?

    Jess: Berries and Cream Parfait for a super-easy fro-yo fix.  Need to tone down the sweet factor?  Sub a Greek Yogurt to up the protein and add some tang!

    Harmony:  “Chocolate Smoothie a la Harmony!” Milkshakes are loaded with fat and refined sugars, but this is a natural alternative with an equally delicious taste.

    Katherine: Cheese and jam on toast! This is a seriously underrated dessert for all of us sweet/salty food fans.


    Laura: Banana Milk. This shake is a good source of calcium, fiber and vitamin C.  There are also no added sugars and it is low in fat. The banana creates a super thick, rich treat, and it is also a way healthier substitute for a milkshake, even though my taste buds don’t know the difference. Banana milk is also a great way to use up the extra bananas I have hanging out in my freezer that were starting to get too ripe. Since I always have milk on hand, it’s super convenient and a breeze to make!

    Chris: Skinny Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies. Need I say more?

    Sule: Chuice. Fresh, delicious, fruit and veggie juices with an added crunch. It may sound odd, but tasting is believing.

    GMM drinks Chuice for Sule's birthday party!



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  • 21Nov

    Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends! In the spirit of the holiday, we asked the GMM staff what they’re thankful for this year. We’ll let the answers speak for themselves.


    Katherine: Since starting at GMM this spring, I’ve been so thankful for our customers’ honesty through the year about their favorite parts of the menu and their suggestions/ideas for improvement. And more than that, I’m thankful to be part of a team that actually listens to the customer and makes the changes needed to put out the best product possible.

    Sule: I am thankful for being part of a team whose success is directly tied to providing a product that improves the health of our overall community. I am also thankful that our customers are taking an active interest in making healthy lifestyle choices not only for themselves, but also knowingly do so to help people in need they may never meet.  True “Health Care” happens when all of us help each  other, not just an individual feeling better or one entity being profitable.

    Philip: This year, I am thankful for family.  Not only does this include my immediate household, but my family here at Open Hand/Good Measure Meals.  Coming to work every day is such a  pleasure.  I thoroughly enjoy working with like-minded people who are committed to helping others achieve their fitness and health goals.   I am thankful that I get to help others.

    David: I am thankful for customers that give us great feedback about our meal plans. I am also thankful for our OH/GMM staff that listens and works together to accommodate needed changes.

    Jess: I am thankful for our amazing team of passionate health nuts!  Everyone has their own unique reason for driving our mission and it makes my job so enjoyable and rewarding!  I am also thankful to have a job that allows me to positively impact the health of our community through helping each and every one of our customers pursue their health and wellness goals.

    Judi: I am thankful for the incredible opportunity I have to affect so many lives in a positive way just by working for Open Hand and Good Measure Meals.  It is a way to connect to people in our  community who were invisible to me before I started working here.

    Harmony: I am very thankful that we have customers who not only care about themselves, but care about others. Our customers are aware that we give back to Open Hand, and they still give extra donations when ordering. I am thankful to work with a group of people whose commitment to health and wellness is outstanding! And I am thankful to work with such a great team in customer service!  We, as a team, take pride in what we do, and we have so much fun in the process!  From teamwork to problem solving, it’s always a good day at Good Measure Meals!

  • 16Nov

    We polled the GMM office staff for their favorite Thanksgiving foods…and we came up with a pretty decent spread! What will be on your table on Thursday?

    Q: What is your all-time favorite Thanksgiving dish/side/piece de resistance?

    A: Judi: Stuffing recipe that is now being prepared by the fourth generation of my family. Still chop the ingredients in a wooden bowl by hand.

    Bethany: Mashed potatoes topped with my grandmother’s homemade egg noodles. It’s a lot of carbs, but delicious comfort food!

    Katherine: I love all the traditional green bean/broccoli casseroles so much, but when my grandma started bringing roasted brussels sprouts, it changed my Thanksgiving world. YUM!

    Ashley: Sweet baked potatoes topped with candied pecans. My mom has been making this at Thanksgiving for years. She is particular about choosing the darkest Red Garnet sweet potatoes.

    Philip: Anything with beets or brussels sprouts!!

    Jess: We have a family recipe for a pumpkin dip with cranberry and orange – delicious! Served with pecan crackers…yum….

    David: I’m Southern – cornbread dressing with gravy! Also sweet potato casserole with pecans.

    GMM staff are fans of good cooking - as exhibited at Food Day 2012 in October.