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Posted on 04/29/2008

When I was a young girl—in many ways it seems like yesterday—mental time has a flow of its own—the day came for me to leave my beloved North Dakota farm village home.

College!  Wonderful!  Forty miles away!  Too far!

My jovial, intelligent, loving father weighed 385 pounds, had developed Type Two diabetes, and was inexorably headed toward cardiac problems.  He wanted to lose weight. Wasn’t happening.

Worried, I studied nutrition, and sent my parents many menu plans.  The meals I recommended were seldom prepared and my father did not lose weight.

Oh, how I wished my Mother and Father could find someone to do the work for them, so they could be encouraged by results.  My father died too soon.

I tell you this so you’ll understand the connection between my heart and Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.

New menu items in the near future:
  • Black Bean and Seafood Jambalaya.
  • New Cabbage Spring Roll.
  • Vegetable Rigatoni served with dried fruit.

Each of our meals is chosen after a thoroughly detailed nutritional analysis.  Every item serves a valid purpose nutritionally and contributes to an overall, carefully planned menu.

Parameters:  To name a few, very low cholesterol, sodium restriction, low fat, no hydrogenated oil, zero trans-fat, no food dyes, no artificial sweeteners, no MSG, no high fructose corn syrup,

A few sincere and articulate customers now and again ask us to eliminate items or provide substitutes.  We will not, as this would throw off the analysis and the calories, and not produce a successful result for the customer.

Please understand how warmly we welcome your comments about specific meals.  My daughters and I—in fact, our whole family—discuss each of your suggestions and judgments, even if they're not posted.  Tammy Blacklaw, responsible for analyzing our meals and finding the precisely accurate ingredients, and Brian Emerson, head of production, and Laura Farjood, dietician, often join us.

Sometimes we agree that a change is necessary.  When that happens, we find a way.  Don’t think we’re not listening.

I so admire Allan Feldt, one of our finest distributors.  Many people have commented on the excellent way he runs his operation.  So perfectly, in fact, that Allan has nine customers who have been with him more the ten years!

One of them has ordered from Allan for 546 weeks—non-stop (not including our Christmas break).

Well done, Allan. 

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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