I was suffering from an autoimmune disorder, and it was taking a toll on my blood sugar. I couldn't focus - I felt weak and light-headed. My doctor gave me a simple solution: "Cut out all sugar from your diet for 1 year.. yes, even fruit." As difficult as it was, I knew I had to do it for my health.
I was eating dozens of processed ingredients and 40g of added sugar a day. Yikes! What's worse: they were all from packaged convenience foods labeled as 'healthy'.
After switching to a real food diet, I immediately was sleeping, moving, thinking, and feeling better. But this required a lot of cooking from scratch. All I wanted was convenience food made from FOOD that wasn't loaded with the top eight allergens.
That's when I started making yuca waffles at home. After sharing them with friends and coworkers, one thing was clear: how great the waffles made them feel. They were experiencing the same feeling that I felt when choosing real food over processed foods...and I wanted to share that feeling with the world.
I dubbed the waffles Swapples®, quit my desk job, and set forth on what would become the best journey of my life. Driven much by my childhood love of waffles and commitment to a healthy lifestyle, we're now on a mission to inspire others to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diet, one plant-based waffle at a time.
Rebecca Peress • Founder, CEO