Banting Boulevard - Delicious foods that makes you feel and look your absolute best
Updated: Jul 7, 2020
Founding member Gail van Niekerk, who has over 30 years of experience in the product developing field, started Banting Boulevard with a passion for creating delicious foods. That make you feel and look your absolute best. This led Gail, in 2014 to research the Banting Diet. That led to a “wow” moment upon realising the benefits of a low carb diet.
It allows individuals to avidly maintain normal blood glucose levels, and thus remaining in this zone is essential for weight-loss and insulin management. Banting Blvd’s mission to make low-carb, high-fat foods accessible for everyone was born.
A year later, Lizanne van Niekerk, Gail’s eldest daughter, joined the family business. Together Banting Blvd’s purpose truly became definitive by anchoring a partnership with The Noakes Foundation affiliate program and developing the world's very first LCHF pap.
“Heba Pap has become a staple in thousands of South African’s lives, supporting their Banting journey towards a better, healthier life while not compromising on traditional foods”.
They responded enthusiastically, "it symbolises how healthy eating isn’t a quick fix but rather a long-term journey. Banting Blvd is here to join you on your way and help you stick to the straight and narrow. We are in this together”.
Thanks to a small, but strong and streamlined team, they now have a production, dispatch and admin facility. These triumphs and breakthroughs in innovation have led Banting Blvd to be a recognised leader in their field. Where Banting Blvd states, they are solely focusing on continuously perfecting their products, building their team and taking extra care of their relationships with their trusted customers.
What are Banting Boulevard’s super powers?
“We make healthy eating and cooking accessible to everyone. At Banting Blvd, we empower people to be in charge of their own health and show them how to be great cooks at home. All of our premixes are easy to make with everyday wholefood pantry items. Our superpower is sharing delicious, uncomplicated food that makes people feel good”.
What does Banting Boulevard love about Africa?
“Our communities. Since launching Banting Blvd in 2015, we have been supported by loyal customers and friends who cook, share and create delicious recipes with our products across the nation. While our communities are diverse, we are all able to bond over the sharing of recipes, good food and healthy living success stories”.
Gail, what made you take the step into the unknown to become an entrepreneur?
“Becoming an entrepreneur was about being able to serve more people in my own time. While entrepreneurship in food is full of challenges, it is a much more meaningful path, and I hope to empower others along their own journey in life”.