Gulfport restaurant owner lands national cooking show

GULFPORT, Mississippi (WLOX) — Gulfport’s Rob Stinson is taking things to the next level.

The Italian restaurant owner Salute has been cooking healthy meals on his show Fit to Eat on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Network for 10 years and will now go national on the Create Network.

Stinson explained that the Create Network specifically focuses on local crafts and cuisine.

“Finding out that it’s going to air nationally was really exciting,” Stinson said.

Stinson said he focused on cooking local healthy foods to appeal to people in the state.

“What’s hidden is the amount of fresh seafood we have, the amount of great chicken products that are grown here in Mississippi that if they cooked it differently, it really could be healthy in this they do,” he said.

The entrepreneur also works with a meal prep company called Eat Right Meal Prep. He said the organization is focused on making healthy meals people can eat throughout the week.

“At first it was for people who were working out and wanted to lose weight. Then it turned into a need for people who found out from their doctors that they needed to change the way they ate, and for older people who might be widowed who are home alone and can’t cook. for themselves. There are so many different avenues that helped him become who he is today,” Stinson said.

Stinson said he wouldn’t have started eating healthy if he hadn’t looked in the mirror.

“I had a few issues where I was gaining weight, getting older and just needed to change my diet. Now everything has blossomed for the better,” he said.

Stinson said the first episode will air June 7 on Create Network.

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