What our Customers are saying –
“As a breast cancer survivor I was exploring all avenues to stay healthy. Maryanne came to our home and hosted a dinner. I was SOLD. The meals are not only healthy, they are delicious and economical.”
“The classes showcase the ease of preparation, and the access to a myriad of tasty and healthy recipes,. and most importantly, re-teaches people how to eat healthy.”
“I am having a ball cooking. I have never been this excited to cook. My mom is back home and she is excited also. Thank you.”
“Speechless and proved wrong! I am so glad to have met you and to have tasted “real” food, probably for the first time in my 44 years of life. In summary … I AM VERY IMPRESSED!”
Today’s lifestyle puts great demands on us all. To keep up and stay healthy, we really need to maximize our nutrition by eating healthy.
Healthy Cooking offers the perfect cooking solution to help you maintain an active lifestyle, while saving you time and money.
Our focus is to educate Families on proper food preparation using the right foods and the right tools in your kitchen. We offer in-Home healthy cooking classes for adults. No matter what your experience with cooking is you will learn about the enemies of nutrition, and how to prepare healthier, delicious meals in minutes.
Health is often incorrectly defined as the lack of symptoms. However, most diseases occur over a long period of time and the symptoms often do not appear until the disease has progressed to a more serious level. True health is the result of providing what is needed for optimum performance, and withholding a toxic overload on the body.
You can’t control everything in your environment, but you can have a say on what you feed your body. It’s really simple and comes down to two key points. Put good in; and keep bad out. Just as a well-maintained car is able to last well above 300,000 miles, our bodies are designed to perform well when given the right building blocks. The immune system is strong in the presence of an abundance of essential nutrients, combined with the absence of an overload of toxins.
This is why even our most health-conscience customers enjoy noticeable health improvements after implementing our cooking techniques. We continuously receive testimonials of lower cholesterol and blood pressure; no more upset stomachs, colitis and acid reflux; decrease in medication; stabilization of diabetic sugar levels; decrease of auto-immune symptoms; etc. It’s not a magic pill; it’s simply optimizing your food’s health benefits.
A Dietician from the Dallas VA office who specializes in diabetes stated that our cooking methods would be of great value to her diabetic patients for a number of reasons. She explained the biggest risk factor for diabetics is the tendency to overeat; and part of this is due to a sense of deprivation. Due to the noticeably improved flavor, without the need for added salt, sugar and such, the palate is pleased without the guilt and side effects of additives. Additionally, she went on to explain that the overwhelming retention of nutrients helps retard the absorption of sugar into the blood stream. Satiety also lowers the need for added snacking between meals.
With regard to heart disease, you will learn how to enjoy the culinary delights of “fried” food without the harms of grease, fats and oils, thereby protecting your arteries from clogging.
Our methodology is a must for those wanting to have any added help towards the prevention of and/or winning the battle against cancer on a number of levels:
- Strengthening the immune system by significantly raising the nutrient retention in your foods.
- Protecting the immune system from toxic leaching and chemical reaction during cooking.
- Starving cancer cells by learning the proper way to cook alkaline foods without losing their cancer- fighting properties.
More and more auto-immune issues continue to surface such as cancer, autism, Crohn’s disease, etc. Learning not only the right foods, but the right way to prepare and cook those foods, have proven to be a vital key in the battle for wellness. We are pleased to say that several local doctors who have a philosophy of treating the patient, rather than merely the symptoms, recommend patients to us.
One thing you can’t get back is your time. “I don’t have time to cook,” “I don’t know how to cook,” or “I forgot to thaw something out today.” Sound familiar? These are the biggest excuses we hear; and we pride ourselves on overcoming those. We teach families how to cook tasty healthy meals in less than half the time! In fact, many of our recipes are faster than going to the drive-thru!
Child-hood obesity is at an all-time high; and this is the first time in America’s history that children are expected to die before their parents. So the value of healthy, delicious home cooked meals, without the added time burden to busy family schedules, is critical. Studies also show that families who have healthy regular meals together have less likelihood of drugs, and a measurable increase in their scholastic achievement. This is also a way for families to build relationships and memories.
If your life is so hectic that you don’t even know how to make time to enjoy a free dinner on us, you can’t afford not to invest one evening to learn. The amount of return on your investment of time will be priceless to you and your family.
Whether you’re eating the healthiest organic foods or conventionally grown foods, you will learn how to increase the nutritional value of your own favorite food choices. Many people seem to think it only matters WHAT you eat. While that is important, it’s equally important to know how to prepare and cook those foods you have invested in so they’re not damaged.
Many aspects contribute towards the destruction of valuable nutrients. We do not focus on just one point. Instead, we bring every aspect together for a synergistic result; thereby equipping you to provide your family the highest nutritional value possible.
And for those who may think they’re fine, because they mostly eat raw food, while raw foods provide digestive enzymes, it’s important to remember that many foods release more health benefits when cooked correctly rather than in their raw state. Plus they are more readily absorbed by the body in that properly cooked state. Such examples include carrots for beta carotene, tomatoes for lycopene, broccoli for vitamin C and certain cancer-fighting properties, etc.
This is truly one of the most mind-boggling result people experience when we cook for them. Many have commented “It’s almost like the feeding of the 5,000!” We’re not THAT amazing! However, the body is very well designed and has the ability to register whether or not nutrients are minimally or abundantly present in the foods you eat. Due to our highest retention ability, our customers are surprisingly full with a significantly smaller portion of food than they would ordinarily need in order to feel the same sense of fullness. This is because the brain sends a signal through hormones to shut down hunger when the body has met its nutritional demand. We have had customers who typically need 2 or 3 plates of food to satisfy their appetite experience an unexpected fullness, which lasts for HOURS, with just one plate of food. If you want to experience this for yourself, call and have dinner on us!
If you read “More Satisfying,” you will now understand why our customers lose weight more easily. Due to the nutritional satiety provided, our customers get full with less food. They also notice that their sense of fullness continues for hours compared to their usual cravings for additional snacking 30 minutes or so after their regular method of cooking.
Reduced meal portions and snacking tendencies contribute towards easier weight loss and management. In fact, one of our customers who was an 82 year old diabetic surprised his family when within the first 3 weeks of his wife cooking using our method, he no longer had room for snacking between meals due to satiety. Additionally, his sugar levels had almost normalized in that short period. While many report a loss of around 5 pounds in the first week or so, a few others have reported losing 22 or more pounds within the first two months!
Typically, a person feels sleepy after filling up on a meal. It is the complete opposite with Healthy.. This is due to the overwhelming presence of nutrients which serve as the much needed fuel for the body. Sadly, eating even the right foods cooked wrong can result in the loss of that benefit. We often hear our customers comment on how full they are, yet they don’t feel the sleepiness that is typical after their meals.
If it doesn’t taste good, most people won’t bother….even if it IS the best thing for them. One of our greatest joys is to see people of all ages light up when they taste foods they normally dislike. Some children who are especially picky eaters have even gone so far as to ask if we put sugar in the vegetables! We teach from beginning to end various ways flavor is lost through typical food preparation and cooking.
Countless customers comment “I feel like I’m tasting this food for the first time in my life!” Steak lovers have often said this is just as good as any top notch steak restaurant and at a fraction of the cost! One simple food that surprises everyone the most, believe it or not, is the flavor we get out of an egg! You have to taste it to believe it! There’s only one way…Have dinner on us!
Since eating is an activity no one ever retires from, saving money on your food is an added bonus. One area of savings is explained at Increased Nutrition and More Satisfying. Due to feeling and remaining full and satisfied with less food for longer periods of time, simply put, you eat less. If you eat less, your food stretches further resulting in an average savings of 20-40% in grocery cost. For those investing triple the cost for organic foods, this is a huge bonus.
Additional savings are often the result of our customers implementing our fun, quick, and easy techniques so that many find more satisfaction and joy to eat at home rather than their frequent visits to local restaurants. Many have stated that just eating at home 3 or 4 times a month built an average savings of $150-200 a month.
Add to this health care savings, because every intelligent person understands that sickness is far more costly than maintaining one’s health. The reduction, and sometimes, the elimination of medications, hospitalization, medical procedures, increased insurance rates, time missed from work, etc. can cost thousands of dollars, as well as a high quality of life. Your family’s health is priceless.