I recently had the opportunity to try a new granola product that tastes delicious and helps people with autism. What could be a better combination? At Luv Michael, they create delicious snackable, granola using the finest organic ingredients. Every bite delivers just the right amount of yum and crunch to give you a tasty, healthy way to get through your day. This granola is fun to eat on its own or as a topping on yogurt or fruit. Use it to create a unique fruit and yogurt parfait, sprinkle it on ice cream or think of your own creative options. My daughter and I enjoyed a fresh parfait yesterday with lowfat Greek yogurt, sliced strawberries and topped it with Luv Michael granola. Delicious!
Each batch is hand mixed and packed by hard working individuals with Autism who Luv Michael calls their “Granologists.” I love how Luv Michael truly empowers “Granologists” with living wages and independent life skills. It is a wonderful way to create and deliver a product that tastes delicious and does good too. Michael Kessaris is the inspiration for the non-profit Luv Michael. Michael is 18 year old, loves to cook and has autism. He is from Port Washington, NY. His family had struggled to find a viable career for Michael. Since Michael didn't have a high school diploma, he was unable to enroll in culinary school. Michael’s parents, Lisa Liberatore, MD and Dimitri Kessaris, MD helped create the Luv Michael food based business so that their son and others with autism would have a career option to help them to lead happy, productive lives. Everyone loves granola and we all know how people snack on it, use it in recipes, as toppings and in a ton of other ways so granola was an ingenious business idea.
Luv Michael has a focus on education and creates custom curriculum for individuals to help foster learning and teach key skills. The idea for the company was truly ingenious since it produced a healthy, quality product that was in demand while it offered income and careers for individuals with autism including Michael. It is no surprise to me that the Luv Michael Granola has been a success. It is even gluten-free so more people can enjoy the granola than ever. Remember, Luv Michael’s mission is to provide meaningful vocational training for the autistic population and to produce exceptional gluten-free and natural products. Luv Michael educates, trains and employs individuals with autism. Every bag of Luv Michael Originola Granola is hand mixed in small batches and packed with LUV by individuals with autism.
So far, success has been super sweet for Luv Michael. The 2-ounce snackable Originola Granola can be found in all New York Fresh + Co., Café Metro and Wild by Nature stores as well as select Starbucks and at local stores in Southampton, New York and throughout Delaware. Luv Michael is expanding daily with hopes of sharing the LUV in all 50 states. You can check online on the Luv Michael website to follow availability and share with friends and family. You can find out more by following Luv Michael on Twitter
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