Health Binge

Founder Gerome Sapp and Chef Jackie McMahan. Photos by Leah Schmidt

Health Binge celebrated its grand opening on January 23. Founded by former NFL player Gerome Sapp, Health Binge’s focus is to provide healthy, ready-to-serve meals for people on-the-go. There are over 60 different gluten-free meals to choose from including vegan, vegetarian and kid’s meals options; the menu offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert; and they also offer three different kinds of fresh-pressed juices. The meals are a mix of American, Southern and Caribbean cuisine, with options ranging from Lemon and Vanilla Blackberry Pancakes to Ancho Chili Bison Enchiladas. While creating the menu, Sapp and Executive Chef Jackie McMahan chose to incorporate the G-BOMBS diet plan (greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, seeds) in order to make the meals full of protein and nutrients.    

The idea of Health Binge came to Sapp while he was attending Notre Dame where he created a system of healthy grab-and-go meals for his football teammates, with the concept later going campus wide. Later while playing in the NFL and working towards his Executive MBA at Harvard Business School, Sapp took an entrepreneur class where he had to come up with a business concept. He was motivated from being a hungry athlete and not wanting to eat unhealthy vending machine food, and his desire to further develop his healthy grab-and-go meals concept grew. After finishing his career with the NFL, Sapp worked for several tech companies before moving to Las Vegas and bringing Health Binge to life.  

Guests at the grand opening event were able to try six of the delicious recipes offered on the Health Binge menu: Turkey Meatballs with Marinara, Rocket Pesto Shrimp, Sin City Eggs, Mini Almond Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps, Southwest Veggie Bowls (vegan) and Mini Strawberry Banana Muffins with homemade walnut cream cheese. The store itself is sleek in design, with a gray and green color scheme and large chalkboard with the store’s information on it. Meals are available in both small and medium sizes, and include all nutrition information on the packaging. Health Binge is located at 6040 W. Badura Ave. Ste. 140, Las Vegas, and is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.