ReGrained UpCyclist

  • Shelter-In-Place Hack: DIY Upcycled Spa Water

    In the process of adjusting to a new normal within an unpredictable landscape it’s helpful to highlight the simple joys we can sprinkle into our daily routines. Making this easy, upcycled spa water is a small step we can all take to fight food waste AND stay-at-home stress. If your WFH regimen is feeling stale, read on for this refreshing recipe!
  • 5 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Upcycled

    The truth is upcycling is not a novel concept. For generations before us our ancestors found ways to maximize resources and invent new uses for common goods. In fact, it’s likely you’ve been eating upcycled for years without even knowing! Keep reading for a list of 5 common food items you may not have realized were upcycled.
  • A Beginner's Guide To The Upcycled Food Movement

    If you ask me, it’s not the tactics, but rather the philosophy that makes “upcycling” a relevant and compelling movement. When done authentically, upcycling is environmentalism that happens to be profitable. Profit as the means, protecting our planet’s precious resources is the end. 
  • 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.
  • Hot Take: How Shelter In Place Might Be Your Best Opportunity Yet to Waste Less Food!

    In a “Shelter-In-Place” environment, we’re forced to take a rare opportunity to reflect and refine our daily habits. What are some ways adapting to this curveball can be a net positive? Keep reading for 5 helpful tips on reducing food waste in the midst of a quarantine.
  • 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 Launches World’s First Upcycled Puffs Online Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

    ReGrained’s new line of puffed chips boast boosted nutrition, flavor, and purpose as the only better-for-the-planet brand in an exploding category of better-for-you salty snacks. By deploying "twin-screw extrusion," a blend of ReGrained SuperGrain+ and Non-GMO Organic corn is expanded and dried, not fried. The result is a certified Made with Organic crunchy savory snack with only 100 calories per 39 piece serving, 0g saturated and trans fats, and a good source of fiber.
  • An Update: ReGrained’s Sustainable Single-Use Packaging Journey

    In February of 2019 ReGrained struggled with a major decision. Due to the massive field failure experienced when deploying our first to market compostable films, we announced that we would be transitioning to conventional plastic packaging. We expressed a goal to deploy a viable solution within a year, and we were optimistic. Despite our active (and costly) efforts to find, develop and trial. new materials, we failed against that 1-year metric. However, that failure opened many doors.
  • Benefits of Composting (Yup, Even In Your Apartment)

    Not every scrap of organic waste can be turned into delicious superfood bars and snack puffs. What can we do with unusable food scraps and inedible organic waste? Compost them, of course! It’s nature’s own way of endlessly recycling itself, with numerous environmental benefits.

  • Food Waste and 10 Easy Ways to Avoid It

    Reducing food waste largely boils down to creativity. ReGrained is the epitome of what can come from combining creativity with sustainability. Read on to uncover 10 tips for amazing and innovative ways can you upcycle at home!
  • 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.
  • Every Pound of Grain Upcycled Saves Over 300 Gallons of Water

    We’ve all heard of a carbon footprint - but how about a water footprint? Calculating our water footprint entails more than counting time spent in the shower or measuring the water used to wash dishes. We're breaking down the hidden costs associated with the production of the material items we collect and foods we consume as the first step toward more mindful consumption.