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Academy of Culinary Nutrition

Cooking Demonstrations

  1. Family Favorites
  2. Anti-Inflammatory
  3. Allergen Friendly Cooking
  4. Cooking for Great Digestion
  5. Meal Prep Made Easy
  6. Eating for Awesome Energy
  7. Smoothies & Elixirs Magic
  8. Best Healthy Breakfasts

 

  • Family Favorites

    • Includes lecture, demonstration, and generous food tasting
    • Duration: 1 to 1 ½ hours
    • Easy, customizable recipes the whole family will love!
      • Many families struggle with finding the time to spend with one another in a fulfilling and meaningful way, especially as kids get older. But everyone’s got to eat, right? Eating as a family is a wonderful way to spend quality time together, and getting kids involved in the process helps make mealtimes much more enjoyable.  Imagine if you could make nutritious and easy family meals that everyone will love – without complaints, struggles or spending hours in the kitchen?  Join me for a delicious culinary nutrition experience, where you’ll discover how to make a variety of kid-approved, family-friendly recipes, as well as gain practical experience cooking recipes from start to finish.
      • All of the recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious.
      • You will walk away from this workshop with:
        • Tips for cooking together as a family.
        • Strategies for handling picky eating.
        • Meal prepping and batch-cooking ideas.
        • 6 tasty and healthy recipes, from snacks to main meals to dessert, with customizable options to give family members more choice and control.
        • A solid grasp of culinary skills that will invite you to cook with confidence in your own kitchen.
        • Empowerment to cook healthy meals the entire family will enjoy eating.
        • Family meals are easier and more delicious when you have the best foods, recipes and culinary skills to accompany you on your health journey.
  • Anti-Inflammatory

    • Includes lecture, demonstration, and generous food tasting
    • Duration: 1 to 1 ½ hours
    • Banish inflammation with delicious food!
      • Inflammation is an epidemic. For some of us, the discomfort is fleeting while for others the pain is constant and chronic. Aches and pains, obesity, allergies, autoimmune conditions, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, skin diseases, respiratory issues and more all involve inflammation.
      • Imagine if your aches, pains and discomfort could be prevented, reduced or even healed simply by adding some key healthful foods?
      • Join me for a delicious culinary nutrition experience, where you’ll discover the important role food plays in inflammatory conditions and what to eat in order to support your health, as well as gain practical experience cooking recipes from start to finish.
      • All of the recipes are anti-inflammatory, gluten-free, dairy-free and utterly delicious.
      • You will walk away from this workshop with:
        • Knowledge of how inflammation affects your body and what you can do about it.
        • An understanding of the best anti-inflammatory foods to eat and what to avoid.
        • 6 delicious and tasty anti-inflammatory recipes, from appetizers and side dishes to main meals and desserts.
        • A solid grasp of culinary skills that will invite you to cook with confidence in your own kitchen.
        • Lifestyle recommendations that will complement the dietary advice and recipes.
        • Empowerment to reduce inflammation for yourself, your family and friends.
        • An anti-inflammatory diet is effortless when you have the best foods, recipes, and culinary skills to accompany you on your health journey.
  • Allergen Friendly Cooking

    • Includes lecture, demonstration, and generous food tasting
    • Duration: 1 to 1 ½ hours
    • Support food allergies with this delicious, allergen-friendly class
      • Food allergies are on the rise and their prevalence affects us all. Even if you don’t have a food allergy, you probably know someone who does, or must follow certain dietary restrictions at the office or at schools to keep other people safe.
      • Cooking allergen-friendly food doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful – you can learn to cook with ingredients that help with allergy symptoms and how to make recipes you can eat with confidence.
      • Join me for a delicious culinary nutrition experience, where you’ll discover how food can play a role in allergy relief, how your immune system and digestive tract are involved, as well as learn how to create delicious allergen-friendly recipes.
      • All of the recipes are:
        • gluten-free
        • dairy-free
        • nut-free
        • wheat-free
        • soy-free
        • peanut-free
        • egg-free
        • corn-free
        • vegan
      • You will walk away from this workshop with:
        • Knowledge of what food allergies are and what you can do about them. Do you have a food allergy or intolerance and not even realize it? Learn how to tell.
        • An understanding of the best foods to eat for allergies and what to avoid.
        • 6 delicious and tasty allergen-friendly recipes, from appetizers and side dishes to main meals and desserts.
        • A solid grasp of culinary skills that will invite you to cook with confidence in your own kitchen.
        • Lifestyle recommendations that will complement the dietary advice and recipes.
        • Empowerment to support allergies for yourself, your family and friends.
        • Allergen-friendly eating is effortless when you have the best foods, recipes and culinary skills to accompany you on your health journey.
  • Cooking for Great Digestion

    • Includes lecture, demonstration, and generous food tasting
    • Duration: 1 to 1 ½ hours
    • Repair leaky gut and nourish the digestive tract with food!
    • Has your gut sprung a leak?
      • Our digestive tract has a special barrier that absorbs beneficial nutrients and filters out dangerous toxins. When this barrier isn’t working properly, our gut develops holes that allow large food particles, bacteria and toxins into our bloodstream. This is called intestinal permeability, or ‘leaky gut’ syndrome – and it can lead to uncomfortable digestive symptoms, fatigue, and aches and pains.
      • Imagine if your leaky gut could be prevented, reduced or even healed simply by adding some key healthful foods?
      • Join me for a delicious culinary nutrition experience, where you’ll discover the important role food plays in the digestive tract and what to eat in order to support your gut health, as well as gain practical experience cooking recipes from start to finish.
      • All of the recipes are digestive-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free and utterly delicious.
      • You will walk away from this workshop with:
        • Knowledge of what leaky gut is, how it affects your body and what you can do about it.
        • An understanding of the best foods to eat for great digestion and what to avoid.
        • 6 delicious and tasty gut-supportive recipes, from appetizers and side dishes to main meals and desserts.
        • A solid grasp of culinary skills that will invite you to cook with confidence in your own kitchen.
        • Lifestyle recommendations that will complement the dietary advice and recipes.
        • Empowerment to support digestion for yourself, your family and friends.
        • Repairing the digestive tract is effortless when you have the best foods, recipes and culinary skills to accompany you on your health journey.
  • Meal Prep Made Easy

    • Includes lecture, demonstration, and generous food tasting
    • Duration: 1 to 1 ½ hours
    • Discover the simple tricks to planning for healthy eating!
      • It’s dinnertime and everyone’s hungry: but when you open the fridge there is nothing but a hodgepodge of vegetables that you don’t know what to do with, and you’re too tired to chop and prep anyway.
      • Imagine if you had breakfast, lunch and dinner prepped and ready to go in your fridge for a week of healthy eating – making mealtimes less stressful and more delicious?
      • Set aside the takeout menus and join me for a delicious culinary nutrition experience, where you’ll discover how to meal prep with minimal effort and organize your kitchen time efficiently, as well as gain practical experience cooking recipes from start to finish.
      • All of the recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, kid-approved and super delicious.
      • You will walk away from this class with:
        • Knowledge of how to improve your health and optimize your budget by planning menus ahead of time.
        • The best meal prepping and batch cooking tips to help you create healthy meals and snacks to support your busy week.
        • Organization advice for your kitchen, pantry, fridge and freezer, as well as food storage tips.
        • 6 tasty make-ahead meal prep recipes, from appetizers and side dishes to main meals and desserts.
        • A solid grasp of culinary skills that will invite you to cook with confidence in your own kitchen.
        • Empowerment to cook and meal prep with ease to sustain your health and the health of your family.
        • Meal prepping is a lot easier when you have the best foods, recipes and culinary skills to accompany you on your health journey.
  • Eating for Awesome Energy

    • Includes lecture, demonstration, and generous food tasting
    • Duration: 1 to 1 ½ hours
    • Feel vibrant all day with energy-boosting foods!
      • You’ve probably experienced the 3:00pm energy crash, where you feel so desperate and hungry that you reach for the nearest cup of coffee and a pastry to get through the day. Maybe you have trouble throwing off the covers in the morning, or are too wired to sleep at night. And of course, those 4:00am wake-ups with your mind spinning.
      • Imagine if you could wake up in the morning feeling energetic and ready to go, sustain that level of vitality all day long, and then sleep soundly through the night?
      • Join me for a delicious culinary nutrition experience, where you’ll discover how to eat to build and sustain your energy levels with specific foods.
      • All of the recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and so delicious.
      • You will walk away from this workshop with:
        • Knowledge of how to sustain and balance energy levels from sunrise to sunset through food choices.
        • An understanding of the best energy-boosting foods to eat and what to avoid.
        • Reasons why blood sugar highs and lows impact your short-term and long-term health.
        • 6 tasty energy-balancing recipes, from appetizers and side dishes to main meals and desserts.
        • A solid grasp of culinary skills that will invite you to cook with confidence in your own kitchen.
        • Empowerment to cook and eat to sustain your energy levels.
        • Increasing your energy level is easier when you have the best foods, recipes and culinary skills to accompany you on your health journey.
  • Smoothies & Elixirs Magic

    • Includes lecture, demonstration, and generous food tasting
    • Duration: 1 to 1 ½ hours
    • Blend up some tasty fun in this healthy workshop!
      • Smoothies and elixirs are a powerful way to tuck a payload of nutritious foods into a delectable, easy-to-digest package. If you’re stuck in a smoothie rut or simply don’t find drinking one satisfying enough, you may be in need of some blender rescue!
      • Join me for a delicious culinary nutrition experience, where you’ll discover the secrets to a perfectly balanced drink, how to formulate smoothies and elixirs for maximum taste and nutrition, and the special ways you can ‘amp up’ your smoothie or elixir to make it extra snazzy.
      • All of the recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free, with vegan options if needed.
      • You will walk away from this workshop with:
        • A solid understanding what smoothies and elixirs are, along with the health benefits of each.
        • Knowledge of essential ingredients you need in your daily smoothie or elixir.
        • How to transform your smoothies + elixirs into a satiating, full meal.
        • 6 delicious and nutrient-rich smoothie + elixir recipes.
        • Meal prep tips that will help you ease the breakfast or snack rush.
        • A single glass or mug can help you enhance your health, boost energy levels, improve digestion and immunity, reduce inflammation and more. And there is so much variety of flavors to enjoy!
  • Best Healthy Breakfasts

    • Includes lecture, demonstration, and generous food tasting
    • Duration: 1 to 1 ½ hours
    • Begin your day with easy, make-ahead options!
      • The old adage is true: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It replenishes us with nutrients after a long night of fasting, and offers us the energy and focus we need to tackle the day. Unfortunately, many of us slip into the habit of skipping breakfast or grabbing a cup of coffee and a pastry on our way out the door.
      • What if you could wake up to a healthy breakfast with minimal effort, easing the morning rush and fueling yourself and your family for the day ahead?
      • Join me for a delicious culinary nutrition experience, where you’ll discover how to make a variety of nutritious breakfasts, as well as gain practical experience cooking recipes from start to finish.
      • All of the recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and utterly delicious.
      • You will walk away from this workshop with:
        • Knowledge of why breakfast is truly so important.
        • An understanding of the primary components in a balanced, satisfying and nutritious breakfast.
        • Why coffee and muffin aren’t going to cut it.
        • Over 25 breakfast ideas, including the best options for batch cooking and make-ahead meal prep.
        • Strategies to help you make time for breakfast.
        • 7 tasty healthy breakfast recipes, both sweet and savory.
        • Empowerment to cook and eat to start off your day on a nutritious foot.
        • Eating a healthy breakfast every single day is much easier when you have the best foods, recipes and culinary skills to accompany you on your health journey.

Cooking & Nutrition SmartCare Sessions

Chronic Diseases and Clean Eating

Chronic Diseases and Clean Eating

If we are what we eat, can disease start with our diet? Can diet prevent, treat, or even reverse the myriad of chronic diseases that plague our society? Join us as we look deep into the science of the effects diet has on our top chronic killers and how we can provide a better outlook…

How to Cleanse Safely and Successfully

How to Cleanse Safely and Successfully

In this on-site SmartCare Session, your employees will learn the proven benefits of cleansing, the different approaches to cleansing, and how to safely cleanse for the benefit of your physical and mental health.

Eating Clean & Cleaning Out Your Pantry.

Eating Clean & Cleaning Out Your Pantry.

When is the last time you read the label of everything in your pantry and kitchen? Do you truly know what you and your family are ingesting? Does it matter? We’ll learn the essentials of label reading and tools to help identify healthy options. We’ll also discuss the importance of clean eating and how it…

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet.

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet.

In this on-site SmartCare Session, our instructors educate your employee group about how a plant-based diet has been proven to prevent, treat, and even reverse many chronic diseases.

Build A Healthy Plate

Build A Healthy Plate

In this session, we will be going over the multitude of health benefits including in eating well including why whole foods should come first and the negatives of choosing processed foods.

To Diet Or Not To Diet?

To Diet Or Not To Diet?

Discovering the meaning of S.M.A.R.T. goals will change the way you look at dieting.

Plan, Purchase, Portion

Plan, Purchase, Portion

Budget-Smart Health Ideas Cooking & Nutrition SmartCare Sessions Meal planning is an important part of leading a healthy and active life. But, shopping for what is healthy isn’t always so easy. Knowing what to look for on the Nutrition Facts labels can be a tremendous step in the right direction. Keeping control over your portion…

Filling Up With Fiber

Filling Up With Fiber

Not everyone knows the great benefits of outfitting your diet with a healthy amount of fiber. There are plenty of great eating choices that help you get the most out of certain kinds of foods.

Healthy Eating On The Go

Healthy Eating On The Go

Knowing how to balance healthy eating choices with a hectic schedule is no easy task. Here we will show you some quick, easy and healthy meal ideas.

Healthy Holidays

Healthy Holidays

The holidays are a tough time to try to keep your mind on keeping your healthy habits. Finding a way to fit into the right choices, while de-stressing this time of the year is key.

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