Swapples: Waffle Reinvented

Swapples® are waffles made with whole fruits, veggies and spices. No seriously. That’s it! We reinvented waffles by ‘swapping’ out processed sugars, thickeners and refined flours for 6 real-food ingredients or less (hence, ‘Swapples’ – clever, right?!) Whether you’ve gotta dress them up for the perfect Instagram shot or swear by the ‘wrap-it-in-a-paper-towel-and-go’ philosophy, Swapples are the waffles you can eat any time of day. Because you always deserve more fruits and veggies.

All five flavors are made from yuca root, and are free of grains, dairy, egg, nuts AND soy. If you have a slew of allergies, are hunting for flavorful vegan or Paleo breakfast option, or you’re just trying to pump up your fruit and veggie intake, Swapples are here for you. Ready to toast straight from the freezer, they’ll be on your plate in minutes – perfect for the busy bee committed to eating well. Use any of them as your go-to Paleo ‘toast’ – see our flavors and recommended pairings below!

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Certified Paleo:

Everything Swapples®

Your morning bagel, without the blood sugar crash or bloating. Speckled with poppy, garlic, sesame and onion, they’re made entirely from high energy veggies instead of processed and refined flours. Oh, and did we mention they’re a third of the calories? Amen!

Paleo pairings we love: nut-based cream cheese, eggs, lox, avocado, salads & soups

Tomato Pizza Swapples®

Imagine a world where you get to have pizza AND veggies AND waffles in one. Guess what? You’re in it. These are a no-brainer for the pizza addict who can’t kick their cravings. The yuca root provides a crispy-soft crust-like texture, and the tomato and Italian spices bring the flavor.

Paleo pairings we love: nut cheese, nutritional yeast, avocado, eggs, fresh basil, veggie hummus

Garlicky Greens Swapples®

Think of them as…green garlic bread. Packed with nutritional powerhouses like spinach, kale, and broccoli, they’re a perfect way for the garlic lover to get some more veggies in.

Paleo pairings we love: olive oil, nut cheese, avocado, eggs, tahini, salads & soups

Cinnamon Swapples®

Do you live for French toast, cinnamon rolls and Snickerdoodle cookies? We feel you. Curb the cravings Paleo style, and wake up to the warming, comforting smell of Saigon cinnamon and just a touch of coconut palm sugar.

Paleo pairings we love: coconut oil, cream or manna, nut & seed butters, fruit, maple syrup, dairy-free yogurt

Paleo Friendly:

Blueberry Swapples®

Muffin lovers, rejoice! This flavor will remind you of your favorite fluffy morning treat but without the grains, butter, and sugar overload. Studded with whole, juicy blueberries and sweetened with only 1 teaspoon of coconut palm sugar, they’re perfect for the sweet tooth looking for something healthier.

Paleo pairings we love: coconut oil, cream or manna, nut & seed butters, fruit, maple syrup, dairy-free yogurt

Swapples was founded by CEO Rebecca Peress in October 2015. Operating in the nation’s capital, the company continues to grow the Swapples® brand throughout the mid-Atlantic region, with plans to share them nationally.


Rebecca Peress, Founder, CEO

Team

Rebecca Peress, Founder, CEO

Mission 

Our mission at Swapples is to get people eating more food, less junk, by providing them with a product that substitutes processed grains, refined sugars and thickeners for whole fruits and vegetables.

Story

On a cool September day in 2015, our founder, Rebecca Peress, just really, really, wanted some bread. But in light of several autoimmune disorders, she was unable to eat grains. She yearned for something to smash some avocado on, spread some coconut oil on, dip in soups… but there was nothing on the market to satisfy her desire for the crispy-soft texture of a piece of toast or a fresh roll. Sure, there were a bunch of recipes on the blogosphere for almond-based this and egg-based that, but with several allergies, she couldn’t enjoy them. And she was annoyed.

Committed to eating 8-10 servings of veggies a day, Rebecca was determined to create a bread-like product out of vegetables, that was also flavorful and allergen-free. And while messing around in her kitchen with yuca root and her waffle iron – what we know today as Swapples, were born! Co-workers, family and friends quickly became customers, and were amazed at how great they felt after eating them. Her own father lost 60 lbs in 10 months after ‘swapping’ all of his grain-based products for them! Happy to see the ones she loved feeling the same benefits of a real food diet as she did, Rebecca quit her desk job, dubbed the waffles ‘Swapples®’ and set out to share them with as many people as possible. Today, she continues to pursue her mission of people with an easier way to eat more food, and less junk, and to think creatively about eating more fruits and vegetables.

Everything - Swapples - Certified Paleo - Paleo Foundation

Ingredients: Yuca root, coconut oil, sesame seeds, poppy seed, onion, sea salt, garlic.

Cinnamon - Swapples - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Yuca root, coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, sea salt, vanilla extract.
Blueberry - Swapples -Paleo Friendly - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Yuca root, blueberries, coconut oil, coconut sugar, sea salt, blueberry extract.
Garlicky Greens - Swapples - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Yuca root, olive oil, coconut oil, broccoli, sea salt, kale, garlic, spinach.
Tomato Pizza - Swapples - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Yuca root, tomato, coconut oil, spices, sea salt, garlic.

What’s the best way to prepare my Swapple?

Answer: Swapples taste best when they are toasted, microwave only is not recommended. If toasting straight from frozen, toast at 375F or highest setting for 10-12 minutes, until a light golden color is achieved. Alternatively, you can microwave first for 1 minute on high to thaw, then transfer to a toaster and toast for 3-5 minutes until a light golden color is achieved.

What’s yuca root and what’s so great about it?

Answer: All Swapples are made from yuca root, an easily digestible root vegetable indigenous to tropical climates. A dietary staple in other parts of the world, it is known for being a good source of fiber, folate, vitamin C, and potassium. Some studies suggest that it can even aid diabetes treatment, as it can moderately reduce glucose levels and regulate metabolic disturbances.

Do your flavors have added sugar?

Answer: Our 3 savory flavors, Everything, Garlicky Greens, and Tomato Pizza, have no added sugars; the only sugar in them are those naturally occurring from the vegetables themselves. Blueberry and Cinnamon have only 1 teaspoon of organic coconut palm sugar in each waffle, which is a natural sweetener derived from the meat of the coconut; most of the sweetness comes from whole blueberries and real cinnamon, respectively.

Can I store them in the refrigerator?

Answer: Swapples must be kept frozen at all times. You may transfer them to the refrigerator to thaw, but they must be consumed in 1-2 days, as they are fresh and do not contain preservatives. ONCE THAWED, DO NOT REFREEZE.

What do I have to do to get Swapples in a store near me?

Answer: You can suggest stores near you by visiting the store locator page on our website! We’d love to hear from you. We are growing, and hope to be in a store near you soon.

Do you ship online?

Answer: e do not ship Swapples online at this time. Feel free to suggest your favorite stores by visiting our store locator page on our website.

Get in touch with us!

Email: info@swapfoods.com

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Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.

 


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The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.

 

 

 

 

 

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