The Superfood Soup Entrepreneur Who Calls Her Diet “Compassionate”
“TNS Success” is a new column highlighting the incredible accomplishments of The Nutrition School alumni. We’re showcasing the healthy products our grads have created, the better eating habits they now consider second nature, and other ways TNS helped them find healthy, happy success—in life and business.
Yoga instructor and wellness enthusiast Amanda Leigh Bowen met her fiancé, Fabio Fossati, at a gym in Brooklyn.
The brand utilizes only whole, organic vegetables and eco-friendly recyclable packaging (that’s super pretty!), which reflects Bowen’s desire to focus her diet on “compassion and sustainability.”
Still, Bowen wanted to deepen her understanding of nutrition, which is why she enrolled in and completed The Nutrition School in May 2017. “The Nutrition School substantiated my knowledge of nutrition, which I will use not only for my own health and well being, but to share with others,” she says. “I have a deeper understanding of how foods work within the body and how food directly impacts mood and behavior, which plays an important role in which vegetables and superfoods I choose when developing flavors of Fawen Ready-To-Drink Soup.”
Find out more about her healthy habits and business and how The Nutrition School influenced both, below. Maybe while sipping on a Broccoli & Cauliflower with Turmeric?
TNS Success: Fawen founder Amanda Leigh Bowen
What inspired you to sign up for The Nutrition School? My passion for healthy living!
Did The Nutrition School change your personal eating (or overall wellness) habits? The Nutrition School was a great reminder of how to live a holistic life, and to keep that perspective when evaluating the role of diet in overall wellbeing. When it comes to diet specifically, I plan to follow Keri’s guidelines for more closely monitoring my HQ (hunger quotient), as I struggle with maintaining a consistent balanced level of slight hunger/satisfaction throughout the day and think this will greatly help!
If you had to name your healthy diet, what would you call it? Compassionate and sustainable.
The one food you always have in your fridge? Unsweetened almond milk + avocados + frozen green veggies (sorry that was three!).
The one snack you always have when traveling? Fawen Ready-To-Drink Soup + Raw Rev Glo bars.
Your favorite conscious food indulgence? Dairy-free pumpkin pie or flourless dark chocolate cake.
What’s your workout of choice? Weight training + yoga.
How do you stay active outside the gym? I walk my dogs!
What’s your go-to tool for managing stress? Listening to music while taking a hot shower.
What does it mean to you to “live consciously”? To live consciously is to be aware of my environment: how it affects me and how I affect it, what I take in and what I give back.
What’s your weirdest healthy habit? I always chase any beverage with water (and swoosh on my first sip to cleanse my mouth and prevent tooth stains).
Which healthy habit do you wish you had more time for? Sleeping and napping!