Meet Leah Bostrom of Chia Leah

tell us about your products. where they are made. who makes them. favorite product features.

Chia Leah Clean Treats are upgraded snacks - every ingredient promotes wellness! Our products are made small batch with top quality ingredients in a certified kitchen. All of our products are made with gluten free ingredients, most dairy free and some grain free. We take pride in creating fresh & delicious treats.

tell us about your connection to chicago. your neighborhood.

We are located on the North Shore and sell retail throughout the North Shore. We are looking to expand to provide Clean Treats to the city.

what do you love about your business, your industry.

We love sharing the love of living a healthy lifestyle with others. Chia Leah is a certified health coach who empowers her clients to live well through nutrition & healthy habits. Our products are unique, fun and promote wellness.

tell us about your design inspiration - space, smells, colors, textures.

Clean Treats are made from whole, real, simple ingredients. There is no phony bologna in our foods, only top quality foods to boost brain power and endurance through a busy day.

what advice do you have for other creative entrepreneurs?

Never give up. Stay curious. Keep learning & strive to always make it better.

share a favorite quote, a mantra.

Health is wealth.

surprise us with your secret talent, fact, etc.

My kids have food allergies so this business was first just learning HOW to feed my own kids.

what's the most common question you get about your business?

“What's in that?”

tell us about your process for making + creating.

Upgrading a food we already love without any junk - being creative in the kitchen with out of the box ingredients.

name local makers/brands that inspire you and why.

Enjoy Life Foods- they have made food allergies less scary. Simple Mills was started by a smart young woman who has created great swaps for crackers, baking mixes, and more.

what is the best advice you've ever been given and how has it shaped you and your business?

You always have choices. We choose how we treat others, what we put in our bodies, how we live our lives.

is there something else you would like to share about your brand?

I was written up as the "BEST HEALTH COACH" in last spring NS. (North Shore Modern Luxury)

Connect with Chia Leah

@chialeah on Facebook and Instagram

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