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Overview

Meals that Heal is a partnership between Kailo Nutrition and the House of Leaf & Bean. Together, we have designed a culinary nutrition program that provides the training wheels for sustainable lifestyle change. 

We are interested in working with individuals who are interested in using food as a way to feel better, add quality to their life, and decrease need for prescriptions & procedures. 

We can prove it works.
We completed two pilot programs in 2019. The biometric and labs values before/after the program for the 2019 participants demonstrated meaningful:

  • Weight Loss
  • Reduced Blood Glucose
  • Lowered Blood Pressure
  • Lowered Cholesterol 
  • Improved Energy and Mood 
  • Reduced Inflammation

Chef-Created. Dietitian-Approved. Taste-Inspired.

The Meals That Heal curriculum and immersion program provides the template for developing lifestyle habits that stick. The magic formula includes: 

Recipes. Meal Plans. Prepared Foods. 
Culinary Instruction. Nutrition Guidance. 

Prepared Meals Daily

 

Our prepared meal services will be made, prepared, and run through Wen Raiti at her cafe, the House of Leaf and Bean. Our prepared meals are to introduce familiar foods in new ways and discover new foods. They are nutritionally balanced, filling, and loaded with the necessary fiber to support health and weight loss. Pick up twice a week: Tuesday and Thursday evenings for four weeks, starting March 31st. 

Group Cooking Classes

 

Weekly Culinary Nutrition classes will include a Nutrition/Lifestyle topic and a hands-on cooking activity. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to learn how to prepare a variety of dishes (e.g. breakfasts, soups, mains, and desserts) in a way that won’t make you a slave to the kitchen. Learn flavor profiles with spices, seasonings, and fresh herbs. Full. Happy. Bellies. will be our goal. 

Nutrition Counseling

 

Our nutrition consultations will be run by Registered Dietitian, Heather Borders with Kailo Nutrition. An initial assessment and two follow-up visits will include discussing objective- and behavior-based goals, review of labs, and how food can improve individual health symptoms. Clients will leave with a better understanding of their body and posses the tools necessary to  create lifelong healthy habits. 

Class Schedule

The Nutrition/Lifestyle content will dive into calorie density and how it’s a practical and proven strategy for for consistent weight loss and overall nutritious wellness. The group will also participate in a goal setting activity to clearly define their unique objective-based goals for the course and the behavior-based goals for the week.  

The Culinary component of the course will provide participants an opportunity to prepare and taste different breakfast options. Well explore both traditional and “off-the-beaten-path” type dishes to get any day started off with energy without much time spent in the kitchen.

The Nutrition/Lifestyle content will dive into label reading: ingredients and nutritional facts. We will also discuss which foods contain the most fiber, which provide a multitude of health benefits that most people are missing out on. Participants will know the difference between natural sugar and added sugar and how each affects progress toward our health goals.  When individuals focus on adding in more fiber-rich foods,  weighing, calorie counting, portion control is not something to worry about. The group will also learn the nuanced differences between the various “plate” models such as My Plate, Power Plate, and Harvard Plate. 

The Culinary component of the course will provide participants an opportunity to prepare and taste one-pot meals using a crockpot, stove top, and instant pot. We will explore different recipes that are quick and easy to prepare while maintaining flavor and providing necessary nutrients.

The Nutrition/Lifestyle content will discuss not all fats and carbohydrates are created equal. Our bodies respond to whole, intact, unrefined carbohydrates differently as compared to processed and refined carbohydrates. Similarly, our bodies process fats differently whether it’s saturated or unsaturated, animal-based or plant-based.   We will also examine how consequences of cardiovascular disease and diabetes dramatically increase in response to a high-fat diet versus a high-carbohydrate diet. Lastly, we will address the proper way to wash and store our produce such as our herbs and greens. 

The Culinary component of the course will provide participants an opportunity to prepare and taste different soups and a variety of greens. Participants will make salads in a jar while learning how to use more greens, herbs, and spices in their dishes.

Nutrition/Lifestyle content will discuss not all fats and carbohydrates are created equal. Our bodies respond to whole, intact, unrefined carbohydrates differently as compared to processed and refined carbohydrates. Similarly, our bodies process fats differently whether it’s saturated or unsaturated, animal-based or plant-based.   We will also examine how consequences of cardiovascular disease and diabetes dramatically increase in response to a high-fat diet versus a high-carbohydrate diet. Lastly, we will address the proper way to wash and store our produce such as our herbs and greens. 

The Culinary component of the course will provide participants an opportunity to prepare and taste different soups and a variety of greens. Participants will make salads in a jar while learning how to use more greens, herbs, and spices in their dishes.

 

The Nutrition/Lifestyle content will explore the role of protein in the body, how plant- and animal based protein differ, the history of protein marketing,  and examples of powerful plant-proteins. The class will also discuss strategies for maintaining healthy momentum when eating outside the home such as when traveling or going to restaurants and potlucks. 

The Culinary component of the course will provide participants an opportunity to prepare and taste a variety of bean and grain dishes. Building on previous lessons, we’ll use herbs, spices, and dressing to create a fabulous flavor profile!

The Nutrition/Lifestyle content will explore how to make changes  sustainable. Participants have been given the tools they need to succeed in adding whole, fiber-rice plant-based foods into their lifestyle. Now we will discuss how to maintain the changes we have made. We will go over what is next for our participants and create new goals to accomplish these new 2.0 goals.

The Culinary component of the course will provide participants an opportunity to prepare and taste a variety of dessert options ending the class with a sweet treat.

Recipes

6 weeks of Hands-On Cooking Instruction 

3 Personalized Nutrition Counseling Sessions

4 Weeks of Prepared Meals 

Meal Plans 

Personalized Supportive Accountability

Focused & Detailed 6-Week Plan for YOUR Body

Feel better

Have More Energy & Clarity

Less Brain Fog

Decrease lab values 

Weight Loss

Decrease Inflammation

Reduce/Eliminate Medications

Program Cost: $1,090

**Inquire for discounts if current/past client**