Western Suburbs Weekly - - Weekly Life - By KATE LEAVER

WHEN Jas­mine Se­gler’s per­sonal trainer told her he would be will­ing to pay for healthy, con­ve­nient food, her busi­ness Ac­tive Eat­ing was born.

“I told him if he paid me, I would make him healthy meals that would fill him up longer than a food court salad that was most likely dressed with some­thing sug­ary and fatty,” Se­gler said. “The ethos be­hind the busi­ness is to pro­vide nu­tri­tious, bal­anced meals for peo­ple on the go.”

A for­mer fly-in, fly-out worker, Se­gler said nu­tri­tious meals for busy peo­ple were hard to come by.

“I used to come home and buy a bunch of food with great in­ten­tions and then end up eat­ing out and throw­ing away pro­duce,” she said.

“This way you can have some meals in the freezer, you can grab them when you don't have plans and you aren't spend­ing hun­dreds of dol­lars on food you are go­ing to end up throw­ing away.”

Se­gler man­aged gym­na­si­ums on mine sites and said peo­ple were look­ing for fast food op­tions but did not want to sac­ri­fice their health.

“You don't have to be a fit­ness fa­natic to eat them; I have some clients who just want good qual­ity food that is easily ac­ces­si­ble,” she said.

“They can be eaten as lunches at work, or din­ners af­ter a long day when you don't want to cook but you know you shouldn't eat take-out.”

Ac­tive Eat­ing of­fers a range of meal op­tions cus­tomers can choose online, made to or­der at its Os­borne Park kitchen.

Se­gler said the lo­cally sourced pro­duce set Ac­tive Eat­ing apart.

“I use a lo­cal butcher who has free range and or­ganic meats, so you know you’re get­ting a high qual­ity pro­tein source,” she said.

“I make all my sauces and mari­nades from scratch, al­low­ing all my food to be gluten, dairy and re­fined sugar free.”

Ac­tive Eat­ing meals and snacks range from $3 to $12 and the busi­ness of­fers a home de­liv­ery ser­vice. Visit­tiveeat­

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d443797

Jas­mine Se­gler pro­duces healthy meals for peo­ple on the go.

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