This August, we’re partnering with Firefly Kitchens to add extra probiotics to our meals! Firefly Kitchens is a women-owned and local business with standout products focused on health and well-being. Our team has been huge fans of Firefly for many years so we wanted to highlight the benefits of eating more fermented foods with one of the best local businesses around! Their products are delicious, full of gut-healthy probiotics and naturally compliment so many our Westerly meals. We're thrilled to work with them and share Firefly with you.
Firefly Kitchens is a fermentation company that is more than just fermented vegetables. Julie O’Brien, the CEO of Firefly Kitchen, strives for the best naturally fermented foods, using no preservatives and only organic ingredients, packaged in reusable jars. Firefly Kitchens was created from a passion for the life-changing probiotic benefits that come from fermented foods: “discovering kraut and its medicinal probiotic power led to immediate at-home kraut making, endless recipe creations, and 2 years later, the beginning of Firefly Kitchens.” Firefly Kitchen's goal from the start has been to create fermented products that are delicious and good for your gut.
Probiotics and fermented foods are widely recognized for their numerous benefits, specifically for your gut health. In general terms, the gut is a mini-ecosystem of bacteria (“good” and “bad”) that affects many aspects of our health. Probiotics are “good” bacteria that support the mini-ecosystem helping us feel our best in the following ways:
- Helps food move through the digestive system to prevent stoppages
- Alerts your immune system to harmful bacteria so your body can be prepared to defend and keep harmful bacteria in check
- Prevents bloating and constipation, which are some of the most common concerns about digestion
Next week (August 7th through 11th, 2023), we will be incorporating four of Firefly Kitchen’s delicious superfoods into our Westerly meals. Ruby Red Kraut, Caraway Kraut, Emerald City Kraut, and Curtido Kraut will all be part of next week’s menu, including our Polish Sausage with Dill Potatoes and Spinach Egg Breakfast Burrito. If you’ve been thinking about trying Firefly Kitchens or fermented foods, get a taste with our menu!
If you’re interested in learning more about Firefly Kitchens or adding more probiotics to your day-to-day routine click here!