The UpCyclist ReGrained's Upcycled Food Blog

  • Cacao Fruit: Upcycled Ingredients Series Part I

    About 500 cacao beans go into producing a pound of chocolate… but did you know that cacao is actually a fruit? What happens to the rest?
  • Upcycled Soup Series: One Pot Black Bean Soup With ReGrained Mexican Street Corn Flavored Puffs

    Cooking beans from dry is a technique that allows you to buy in bulk and reduce waste. Add even more flavor with cilantro, lime, avocado, and our Mexican Street Corn Puffs!

  • Butternut Squash Coconut Milk Soup With Vegetable Scrap Stock

    You've probably heard it over and over again, but there really is no match for homemade stock. Store bought broth cannot compare to the robust, simmering flavors offered by fresh stock using real ingredients. Plus, it allows you to use leftover vegetable parts, transforming your dish into an upcycled meal! Let's try this out with a vegan coconut milk butternut squash soup! 
  • ReGrained’s Guide to Eating Responsibly in 2021

    In 2021, we resolve to Eat Responsibly! Will you join us?

    The combination of many decisions we make every day enable us to sustain ourselves more mindfully, healthfully, and sustainably.

    Here are a few places we are starting, and invite you to join us. 

  • Upcycled Tomato & Red Pepper Soup with Urban Garden Puffs

    Do you ever have a few carrots leftover from a dish, or a few roasted red peppers floating in a jar, hiding in the back of the fridge? This soup can help you use all those leftover vegetables to make a delicious dish! Top it off with ReGrained Urban Garden Puffs for added crunchy texture!

  • Happy Planet, Healthy You

    At ReGrained, we believe that to care for yourself is to care for the planet. This is why we create foods that nourish our bodies and revitalize our natural resources. We offer a choice that doesn't involve much choosing at all; when you buy ReGrained, you invest in your health and the environment benefits.
  • What Is "Brewers Spent Grain?"

    Brewer’s Spent Grain (BSG) is a massively overlooked source of waste that accounts for 85% of the brewing industry’s byproducts. Our work has developed a growing interest in incorporating spent grain into cereal food products for human consumption. So, only recently has spent grain been studied for its nutritional and health properties, and findings have been interesting to say the least. 
  • ReGrained’s Guide to Stocking Your Pantry

    If you know how to shop, the pantry can present a reliable backup plan for those times when you’ve run out of a fridge staple your recipe relies on. Of course, not all pantry items are created equal. Read on for advice on what to look out for when choosing nutritious shelf-stable foods to keep on hand in your home.
  • ReGrained Puffs: Snacking, Leveled UP(cycled)

    A new contender has entered the snack space, and they're not only packing both a crunch and a flavor punch but an arsenal of functional health benefits. If you're a fan of salty snacks, get ready for a new favorite. Enter: ReGrained Puffs. 
  • ReGrained Nutrition Bars: The Dynamic Duo of Flavor and Function Wrapped in One

    You've heard the old adage "You are what you eat." But did you know that there's a scientific backing to that statement? ReGrained's Nutrition Bars fall into the impressive category of "functional foods," or foods that serve a purpose in healing the body by giving your system what it needs to rebuild. Read on to learn about the highly nutritious ingredients highlighted in our bars and the unique purposes they serve in our bodies.
  • There are Functional Foods and Then There's SuperGrained+

    You’ve heard of Superfoods, but there is a new category of power-packed, nutritionally dense foods that are making their way mainstream. Functional foods are stepping up to a plate near you in a big way, and they’re here to revolutionize the way you view your food and challenge what “healthy” truly means.
  • 5 Myths About Fiber

    Less than 5% of Americans get their daily recommended intake of fiber; comparatively, 97% of Americans consume an adequate amount of protein...crazy right?

    We're on a mission to clear the air surrounding common misconceptions about fiber. We’ve outlined 5 common myths associated with fiber– one for each gram of fiber in a ReGrained bar!