UP Inspired Kitchen owners inspire healthy eating

The menu offers a variety of toast-based items.

The menu offers a variety of toast-based items.

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UP Inspired Kitchen owners inspire healthy eating
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UP Inspired Kitchen owners inspire healthy eating
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UP Inspired Kitchen owners inspire healthy eating
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UP Inspired Kitchen owners inspire healthy eating
UP Inspired Kitchen opened April 2017 as a place for people who are looking for flavorful and healthy dishes, owners Mike Luther and Rachel Phillips-Luther said.

“Every day, we work together to create something that help us feel better about the mark we’re making on our world,” Rachel said.

The husband-and-wife team have worked in the restaurant industry for years. After their youngest child was born, the couple spoke to a nutritionist to find healthier and cleaner ways to eat.

That knowledge combined with being able to enjoy quality food on a busy schedule is what inspired the idea for UP Inspired Kitchen, Rachel said.

“We wanted to deliver a great experience for everyone, and I wanted to make sure you left with not just feeling great from our awesome food but feeling great in terms of being inspired,” she said.

Mike said it was important that the food they served was healthy and full of flavor.

The menu is centered around eggs and toast-based breakfast items, as well as salad bowls and wraps.

Menu items have no added sugar or sodium with the exception of the Cheat Day menu, which includes a breakfast burger and a short rib grilled cheese.

“We have built our menu items that have appropriate proportions of proteins, healthy fats and only use naturally occurring sugars,” Rachel said.

For example, the French toast is made with carrot date bread so the carrots and dates are contributing to what makes the dish sweet rather than a cup of sugar, she said.

“We’re using nature to deliver this great sweetness and flavor without creating unnecessary calories,” Rachel said.

UP Inspired Kitchen also offers catering and its 2,400-square-foot space can be used for private events.

“We really feel like we’ve created something that you can’t find anywhere else and I think people may say it’s a trend but I think it’s moving toward a different way to eat and the right way to eat,” Mike said.

UP Inspired Kitchen
5285 N. Dallas Parkway, Ste. 400
469-579-4197
www.upinspiredkitchen.com
Hours: Mon.-Sun., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
By Nicole Luna
Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.