Brett Eisen knows a thing or two about cooking and eating healthy. As a wellness chef and high performance nutritionist, the East Sacramento resident has either cooked for or consulted with the Sacramento Kings, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team, the U.S. Soccer team, various teams from the University of Oregon and other high-profile clients. Chef Eisen’s latest venture is called Fuel Good Snacks, and he’ll be bringing his delicious and nutritious granola offerings directly to the people on Saturday, June 9 at the Midtown Bizarre Maker Pop-Up Shop happening inside Identity Coffees (1430 28th St., Sacramento) from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Chef Eisen uses wholesome (and often times local) ingredients in his granola, like cacao, blueberries, dates, bananas, shaved coconut, cherries, pistachio, orange zest, coconut oil and almond butter, among many others, in order to “deliver a nutritionally dense, chewy and flavorful grab and go bite at anytime of the day.” So stop into Identity on June 9 and say hi to the chef himself, and pick up a bag or two. It’s just $8 for one bag, or $15 for two. Follow Fuel Good Snacks on Instagram (@fuelgoodfoods) to see where he’ll pop up next with his granola. A few local businesses regularly stock Fuel Good Snacks, as well, like East Sac Fitness (4471 D St.), Liquidology (4601 H St.), Vibe Health Bar (3515 Broadway), Fitness Rangers (1717 34th St.) and Humani Pilates Studio (2020 I St.). Other makers at the June 9 Midtown Bizarre will be All Elements Apothecary, Akela Designs, Odd Petals and more.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 11 of issue #267 (June 4 – 18, 2018)**