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What Will Your Lunch Look Like In Ten Years?

What Will Your Lunch Look Like In Ten Years?

From Cultured Meat to 3D Food Printing, these 3 Innovations Are Changing the World of Food Production The food-tech space is booming with new projects and developments to solve some of the biggest concerns of modern food production. It is clear that our current means of food production are no longer sustainable and that our… Read more »

UpMeals Secures $800,000 In Funding To Expand Its Innovative Proprietary Software And App

UpMeals Secures $800,000 In Funding To Expand Its Innovative Proprietary Software And App

The white-label vending machine for businesses plans to use the funds raised to further expand its food tech capabilities to safely feed customers and employees VANCOUVER, BC, February 4, 2021— UpMeals, the leading white-label, prepared-meal solution for businesses, recently closed its seed capital raise at $800,000, oversubscribing due to strong investor demand. The money raised… Read more »

What Is the Keto Diet and Should You Try It?

What Is the Keto Diet and Should You Try It?

If you’re in the habit of searching for new diets or keeping up with the latest nutrition trends you’ve probably heard about the ketogenic diet (known as “keto” for short). Keto diets have been all the rage in the fitness, wellness, and nutrition worlds. Wondering what it’s all about? Let’s break it down here! What… Read more »

Kickstart Your 2021 With New Healthy Habits

Kickstart Your 2021 With New Healthy Habits

It’s the end of another year, and what a year it’s been! With 2021 approaching you may already be writing down your intentions for the year, and given everything that has happened this year it could be quite an overwhelming list, or you simply may not know where to start. To give you some inspiration… Read more »

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

I am yet to meet a person who doesn’t enjoy a good freshly baked cookie. If you are as much of a chocolate lover as I am, and if your heart also skips a beat when you hear the words “healthy treat”, you probably want to give these vegan and gluten-free chocolate cookies a try!… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Dessert: Minty Chocolate Mousse (Vegan + GF)

Healthy Holiday Dessert: Minty Chocolate Mousse (Vegan + GF)

Christmas is just around the corner, so how about surprising your family with this super easy, vegan minty chocolate mousse? We love a good dessert, and if it’s also healthy it is guaranteed to steal our hearts. This creamy mousse is packed with healthy fats, made with simple, all-natural ingredients, and has no refined sugars.… Read more »

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Food, drinks, and endless desserts, oh my! The holidays are usually full of delicious food, late nights with family and friends, and great memories. They can also bring a lot of stress, sleepless nights, a hangover or two, and more than likely one too many servings of grandma’s delicious-yet-oversweetened dessert. It is no wonder why keeping… Read more »

Calorie Counting Apps: Should You Use Them?

Calorie Counting Apps: Should You Use Them?

Tech and wellness are two areas that have been increasingly growing closer in the last couple of years. The easy access to tools and resources that can support wellness efforts  has increased the popularity of different fitness apps.    Calorie tracking apps like MyFitnessPal are some of the most commonly used products in the health and… Read more »

UpMeals, the First Healthy and Sustainable SmartVending Meal Solution Launches in BC

UpMeals, the First Healthy and Sustainable SmartVending Meal Solution Launches in BC

The innovative technology solution provides safe food accessibility in retail locations or offices, securing support through NRC IRAP as well as winning the Shibuya Food Tech Challenge for Social Innovation Vancouver, BC, November 25, 2020 — UpMeals, the leading white-label prepared-meal solution for businesses, has launched the first SmartVending Meal Solution in BC. UpMeals is… Read more »

Easy Breakfast Ideas For Busy Mornings

Easy Breakfast Ideas For Busy Mornings

You’ve heard it over and over again: Breakfast is the most important meal. Having a balanced breakfast is key to starting a good day and keeping your energy at optimal levels so that you can tackle whatever the day brings. We have put together a few ideas you can whip up quickly before you are… Read more »

Mindful Eating Tips To Improve Wellness While Working From Home

Mindful Eating Tips To Improve Wellness While Working From Home

It’s no news that 2020 has challenged us in ways we haven’t experienced before. Whether you’re in a place that has experienced a full lockdown, or somewhere where regulations are a little more lenient, physical distancing, self-isolating, and other safety measures have changed the regular course of our lives dramatically Working from home has its… Read more »

Four Reasons To Start Meditating Now

Four Reasons To Start Meditating Now

Modern science is taking a large interest in the science behind meditation and its physiological, psychological, and social effects, but the practice of meditation is not new by any means. Meditative practices have an ancient history and are rooted in different cultural traditions dating back to early Hinduism, Buddhism, and other eastern traditions. The effects of… Read more »

Tips To Improve Your Sleep

Tips To Improve Your Sleep

It is said that a good day starts the night before, but how many of us actually make it a priority to get a proper night’s sleep? In modern-day life we tend to live in a constant state of activity. Work goes longer than expected, deadlines seem to come around in a heartbeat, social gatherings… Read more »

HPP: Keeping Food Fresh for Longer

HPP: Keeping Food Fresh for Longer

Waste is a major concern for everyone in the food industry, especially with pre-packaged, ready to eat, fresh meals that tend to have a rather short shelf life. As our market in Vancouver grows and more of our healthy meals are being produced weekly, we have been working on safely extending the shelf life of… Read more »

Vancouver Food Runners: A Fight Against Hunger and Food Waste in Vancouver

Vancouver Food Runners: A Fight Against Hunger and Food Waste in Vancouver

UpMeals is proud to announce its partnership with Vancouver Food Runners, a non-profit organization on a mission to redirect food surplus to those in need. This partnership will support UpMeals’ commitment to sustainability and will make sure any unused food nearing its expiry date will be safely delivered to communities in need.  40% of all… Read more »

5 Foods That Can Boost Your Mood

5 Foods That Can Boost Your Mood

It is known that food is medicine. Certain foods can boost your health in different ways, so you can strategically consume foods that support certain functions of your body depending on your needs. These foods are great to naturally increase your energy levels, feel more motivated, reduce feelings of stress or anxiety, and just overall… Read more »

Plant-Based Protein Sources

Plant-Based Protein Sources

Whether you’ve been on a vegan or vegetarian diet for years or you are just thinking about taking the leap into #veganlife, knowing how to properly nourish your body is key in succeeding and staying healthy through this new lifestyle. Though a plant-based diet can be very healthy and bring great results to many people,… Read more »

3 Easy Dairy-Free Milk Recipes To Satisfy Your Vegan Cravings

3 Easy Dairy-Free Milk Recipes To Satisfy Your Vegan Cravings

Everyone loves some dairy-free milk in our coffee, smoothies, baking recipes, and just plain in a cup. There are lots of great options out there in the market to choose from, but most of them have some added ingredients that you may be trying to avoid, or maybe you want to cut cost and waste… Read more »

Fighting Chronic Inflammation Through Diet

Fighting Chronic Inflammation Through Diet

Fighting chronic inflammation is one of the best ways to ward off disease. Most major chronic illnesses can be linked back to a history of widespread inflammation in the body. Luckily, reducing chronic inflammation can be safely and easily done through lifestyle changes, especially through our food choices. What is chronic inflammation? If you have… Read more »

Tech & Wellness in Times of COVID-19

Tech & Wellness in Times of COVID-19

2020 has challenged us to do things differently. Everything in our routine from how we connect to our loved ones to how we take care of our health has taken an unexpected turn. Technological advances were moving quickly as it was, but COVID-19 forced a massive speed up not only in tech advances, but also… Read more »

Four Spices to Boost Immunity

Four Spices to Boost Immunity

With the viral times we are facing it is more important than ever to take care of our immune system. Corona virus has hit millions of people around the world and we know that the effects of the infection can vary dramatically from one individual to the next. Those with compromised health are more at… Read more »

UpMeals and PlantX Announce Partnership

UpMeals and PlantX Announce Partnership

What is PlantX? PlantX is a digital space for the plant-based community. Their platform has grown extremely quickly as the plant-based lifestyle has gained popularity among the general public.  PlantX is committed to spreading awareness about plant-based living. They are on a mission to help people make informed lifestyle choices to take care of their… Read more »

Hello from UpMeals!

Hello from UpMeals!

Welcome to our very first blog post! If you’ve come across our website or found us on social media you may be wondering what we are all about, so we wanted to officially introduce ourselves to you. UpMeals is a company dedicated to healthy food accessibility. Our team of chefs, nutritionists, and designers have come… Read more »