What do you think of when you hear the words Serrano Peppers? Hot, Spicy, Fiery just to name a few. Or perhaps you're thinking a little water to cool off your taste buds! Well Serrano Peppers means that and a whole lot more. Lila A. Robertí started Serrano Peppers Health Kitchen in 2015. It was a simple idea to introduce clean eating to Houstonians who simply could not think outside the box. The idea was not only to create a weekly menu to help her clients achieve their nutritional needs but to also give them an experience so amazing that at the first bite they would be instantly hooked. “The reason it's so hard for people to see results when on a diet is because it's difficult to stay interested and with no interest we have no consistency.” In Lila’s own words, “Eat Delicious, Stay Consistent, Gain Results.” It's really that simple.
It all started about seven years ago. In her early 20's, she wasn’t in the best shape. Poor eating habits and lack of exercise lead to an unhealthy weight of 210 lbs. Standing only at 5’3", it wasn’t the ideal weight to be carrying around. “I tried everything from pills to acupuncture and even hypnosis. It was all such a waste of time and money. All it was doing was making me more depressed. I felt like I didn't know anything about food, health, and let alone my body." How could I not know my body? I've been walking around in it for over 20 years. I was so lost and I just didn't understand. So one day I started talking to my father and I asked him "What is the secret to being fit?" He told me, "Lila it's simple and I'll show you in black and white." He grabs a sheet of paper and writes down three words: eat wise and exercise. I looked up at my dad and said "Yeah,that's what I try to do Dad." He replied, "Everyday Lila. Everyday make it a mission to feed your body what it needs and everyday make it a mission to stay active. One day you will forget about why you want to be fit and when you come across your reflection in a mirror you will understand that consistency is key to everything in life."
Seven years and 75 lbs later, Lila wants to share with the world what made her life better. She has gained a passion for food, health, and holistic healing. She learned to cook in the business going from not knowing how to boil an egg to taking traditional recipes and making them ketosis or paleo friendly. "I know my clients live in a time where there are many options delivered to them. So when they contact me, it brings me joy to not only have Serrano Peppers become a part of their journey, but to also have each client become a part of my journey,"The Serrano Peppers Journey: Our Journey."