Ashleigh Easterling graduated from Johnson & Wales University with her Bachelors in Restaurant Management back in 2014, then spent the next year and a half gaining hands-on experience at Sullivan’s Steakhouse. She quickly realized that the traditional restaurant route wasn’t for her, and found herself getting more involved in the fitness industry and helping her friends ‘meal prep’ based on their customized diets.
After several of her friends began to pay her to make their meals, Ashleigh started thinking about opening her own ‘meal prep restaurant’.
The Green Bunny was born, Charlotte’s first meal prep/take-out restaurant hybrid, combining the ease of weekly meal planning with the unique culinary flare of a trained chef’s daily inspirations. The new restaurant opened in NoDa’s eclectic Area 15 this past weekend and now offers take-out and delivery for its entire menu.
The Green Bunny currently offers 3 customizable meal plans;
– Basic Meal Prep – 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, and 2 dinner choices
– Medium Meal Prep – 3 breakfast, 3 lunch, and 3 dinner choices
– Variety Pack – 4 breakfast, 4 lunch, and 4 dinner choices
The menu offers a fairly large variety of selections for each meal, some of the more interesting options include; Mexican Frittatas and Blueberry Parfaits for breakfast, Salmon Stuffed Red Potatoes and and Steak Tacos for lunch, and Crab Cakes and Ginger Asian Stir Frys for dinner.
Chef Ashleigh is passionate about offering a customized approach to meal planning and healthy eating, the back of her menu stresses, “I am here for you! None of these options are set in stone, if you want to work out a different meal plan or have seen something out there you want to try, send it to me and I will make it instead!”