One local blogger launched “A Few Hungry Girls,” but it turned into so much more than just a blog. Learn about her “Cut The Crap” E-Book and her Hungry Girls Meal Prep, a pre-packaged meal service that brings healthy dishes right to your front door.
Be honest. When aren’t you hungry? If you’re like Ray Ball, the answer to that question is never. That’s why she wanted to embrace her constant hunger by starting an eating and cooking blog – A Few Hungry Girls.
The blog started out featuring a variety of foods, mostly what Ball was eating herself. She soon began cooking healthier foods, substituting ingredients and writing up short yet informational articles for healthier meals. The blog followed suit.
“A Few Healthy Girls is a food blog that shows what I call ‘transitional healthy recipes,’” explains Ball. “I want to teach people that you can still eat great food without skimping on taste, and it will still be healthy!”
The reality that inspired Ball to start A Few Hungry Girls is “the incredibly depressing numbers of people with nearly preventable and treatable diseases that are caused by a poor diet and lack of exercise,” she explains. After having just moved back to Cincinnati, Ball was at the heaviest she’d ever been in her life.
At that point, she decided she would use her degree and health and wellness and first start a new health journey with herself. She says she dramatically changed her diet as well as the way she thought about eating. “I mean, I still eat pizza,” she laughs, “just not everyday!”
A Few Hungry Girls officially launched about a year ago, when Ball says she had a notebook full of recipes and an iPhone full of food pictures.
What makes A Few Hungry Girls unique? “My understanding of how difficult it can really be to lead a healthy life,” she explains. “I know how it is when there are donuts at the office, how you feel like you don’t have time to workout when you get home, much less cook. I get it! That’s why I want to teach folks to just take time for yourself and that includes feeding your body with healthy ingredients.”
Ball says her favorite part about running A Few Hungry Girls is when she gets to bake desserts, adding that it’s her favorite because she loves sweets. With that being said, she’s sure to add that she does whatever she can to tweak a dessert in order to make it healthier.
Of course, with someone as ambitious as Ball, you can expect that there are plenty of things on the horizon. According to Ball, she began Hungry Girl Meal Prep about a month ago.
The service, she says, is for people who want to eat healthy, lose weight and feel better but don’t necessarily have the time to cook good, healthy food. Nearly all of the food in the Hungry Girl Meal Prep is purchased from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market vendors, so it’s whole, clean and unprocessed meals that are satisfyingly healthy and delicious.
“I offer several combinations ranging from lunch, dinner or both as well as delivering them on Sundays,” says Ball. A menu of what’s available is sent out every Thursday and clients are able to choose what meals they’d like to order.
Ball says those who are interested in learning more or trying out Hungry Girl Meal Prep can email firstname.lastname@example.org and should include “Meal Prep” in the subject line.