Spa it Girl exclusive interview with Carolyn Creswell Founder of Carman’s Kitchen one of Australia’s Leading Healthy Food – Family Owned Australian Business.
Carman’s Kitchen kicks off people’s morning around Australia and the World thanks to their amazing healthy selection Carman’s muesli, muesli bars, rounds, oats, porridge and clusters.
Spa it Girl loves Carman’s Kitchen – Crunchy Clusters moreish muesli brimming with juicy cranberries, apples, vanilla and crunchy roasted nuts and adding a bit of greek yoghurt to that and fresh berries along with a dash of honey on top.
Plus their protein bars especially the Greek Style Yoghurt & Berry Gluten Free one. But all of the products taste amazing so it doesn’t really which one is your favourite.
Spa it Girl loves Carolyn Creswell Founder of Carman’s Kitchen to bits and is super excited to share one of Australia’s Ultimate #GIRLBOSS Inspirations with you:
Meet Carolyn Creswell
Can you tell us how did Carman’s Kitchen Journey Start? I started my business when I was 18. I was at university and my part-time job was making homemade muesli for a very small business that supplied a few cafes and delis around Melbourne.
One day I was told that I was going to lose my job as the business was to be sold. I immediately thought, “You could buy this little business! You love the muesli and you make it already!” My offer of $1,000 was eventually accepted and Carman’s was born. It was a life changing decision.
Twenty years on, Carman’s muesli, muesli bars, rounds, oats, porridge and clusters are now available in all major supermarkets across Australia. We still supply all of those same delis and cafes as before, as well as exporting to over 32 countries around the globe.
We are amazed with the giving back you do, can you tell me more about your Random Act of Kindness for Bowel Cancer Australia? I’m very passionate about generating as much awareness as possible for Bowel Cancer Australia.
Second to lung cancer, bowel cancer is the next leading cause of cancer death in Australia and is preventable through maintaining digestive health. Carman’s wholegrains and oats are the perfect ingredients to ensure digestive health, so the parallels for partnership were clear. Have a look at a Carman’s product and you’ll see us proudly supporting the cause.
Do you have a Favourite Carman’s Muesli? At the start of each week I use our Carman’s Natural Bircher Muesli to make up a big bowl of Bircher Muesli for the week.
What are your daily wellness tips/routine? Each morning I start the day with a walk on my treadmill. I always allow time to eat breakfast; I take time out for myself – I sit at the table and read the papers while enjoying my bircher.
Do you have any Health and Fitness Secrets you would like to share with our readers? Plan your food. Don’t get caught in a situation where you only have bad choices.
How do you live an Active Life? With 4 children 8 and under life is busy and very active. I also wear a pedometer and keep track of the amount of steps I take each day.
What are your Best Lifestyle Tips? We all have the same hours in the day. Choose how you want to spend it. Say no to unimportant things and do things you enjoy more. Live the life you want to live.
How do you create your own Happiness in your own life? I always make sure I am in the moment both at work and at home – when I’m at work, I focus on the business, and when I’m at home, it’s quality time with my husband and kids. It’s about enjoying and being present.
How do you relax? What are your relaxation tips? Nothing beats a hot bath, a few scented candles and a great novel.
What’s Skincare Products do you like to use? Soap free wash and bucket loads of rosehip oil at night.
What is your Favourite Spa Treatment? Hot stone massage
What’s your Favourite Spa to Visit? Gwinganna. It is the most relaxing week you will have in your life.
What’s Your Favourite Travel Destination and Why? India. I love the colour, the food, the vibrancy and the people. It is an incredibly dynamic and spiritual place.
What is a Positive Mantra you live by? Every morning when I wake up, I say to myself “Today is going to be a great day!”
How can we stay connected with you?
Website: Carmans Kitchen