This is a one week meal plan designed to empower you, Mama, in the kitchen and teach you how to ditch boring ass diet foods and create a Healthy Gourmet Meal Prep that will help you lose weight, gain energy, save time, save money, teach your children how to love healthy food. It comes with a complete grocery and equipment/tool list, recipes, instructional video and my unique process called Meal Prep Flow- which shaves hours off your weekly meal prep.
There are a number of ways in which my course is unique. They are:
1. I teach you how to make your own sauces and dressings. And it’s not hard at all!!! The result is so delicious and so healthy, you will never go back.
2. You are never eating boring diet food. There is a wonderful variety of types of cuisines that will keep you interested in eating your healthy food.
3. It’s not just a collection of recipes. But rather an actual work flow that saves you hours of time.
4. Because of the ingredients we use, you will actually gain energy. You will not feel sluggish. Because this shift is a rejection of the Standard American Diet of processed foods.
5. I teach cooking techniques that take dull boring proteins and veggies to the height in flavor and texture.
6. You have multiple ways to learn- it’s not just a meal plan, grocery list & recipes. There’s video instruction as well.
7. Once you learn these techniques and principles, you will be able to apply them to your entire nutrition lifestyle going forward. It’s not just 1 week you’re getting. It’s TRANSFORMATION.
No you don’t! The tools you need, you most likely already have. Pots & pans, knives and cutting boards and a blender. The grocery items you will use are available at your local grocer and farmers markets.
This prep class will take about 2-3 hours and you will have all your healthy gourmet meals for 5 days prepared and ready to eat!
This is a self-paced program. Start when you are ready.
The course is totally self-paced. So you do it when it is convenient for you. I suggest over the weekend, so that you can have your healthy meals prepared for the week. But it is totally at your convenience, and the information does not expire. So even if you’re not ready to start, it’s a good idea to get in on the sale.
You absolutely can benefit from this program, no matter your skill set or current habits. My process is based on techniques that allow me to make 150 to 200 meals in one session on a weekly basis every week for the past five years. So, even if you are already in the habit of meal prepping, there are time saving techniques that will make your meal prep sessions so much more brief and enjoyable!
This is a perfect introduction for you. It is very clearly laid out, step by step. If you don’t feel like you know how to cook already, then you don’t have to unlearn anything!
A lot, actually. The number 1 difference is, you have a personal chef, me. While these other companies have numerous people shopping for, preparing, handling & cooking your food- my service is just me. The fact that my name and my reputation is on the line, I take extreme care with the preparation of your food in an attentive & loving way. Conversely, the more hands your food passes through and machinery and warehouse / commercial kitchens your food spends time in, the more room for error and unsafe exposures.
I can accommodate almost any special diet. Please just make a note in the question about allergies on the order form. Or reach out to me directly via email or text 949-547-5905. With regards to true food allergies, please be sure to state that in the comments, even if you don’t believe the dish contains your allergen. This food is all homemade and not based on any recipes besides my own original recipes. So even in a dish that does not traditionally contain your allergen, it could be in my version. Better to be safe. If it’s just a food you “loathe”, let me know that as well. I am usually able to accommodate that too. One of my foodie fam said once, “Avi, I loathe kale but somehow you made it taste good!” I do love it when I can change your mind about something healthy too.
Slightly. I do use a lot of seasoning and spices to make this food flavorful – contrasted with take out, restaurant and premade packaged foods which contain high levels of sodium and added sugars to increase/ improve the flavor. Yet, I have many families with small children enjoying my food. So, it’s not overly spicy.
These dates err on the side of caution. My family and I continue to enjoy this food into the weekend. But based on what I know of food safety, I decide on earlier the required “eat by” dates. I have both, current Food Handlers certificate as well as Food Manager Certification.
The easiest way to re-heat the food is in the microwave for 60-90 seconds [based on the power of your microwave]. However, if you have the time, the best way to reheat the food is in a non-stick pan on low heat for 5 minutes.
Most of the meals are freezable. Because the container is not completely airtight, I would suggest eating that frozen meal within 2 weeks.
The overnight oats on my menu from time to time, come dry. I do this so that you can add the liquid of your choosing and prepare how you like. You can add ¾-1 cup of liquid to the jar and leave in the fridge overnight. Or you can add the liquid and microwave for 90 seconds, let sit for 3 minutes and enjoy hot, right away.
My homemade dressings are made without binders or fillers. The base is avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil and raw organic apple cider vinegar. So, they will separate at times. Shaking the container is usually sufficient for bringing the dressing back together. Or you can transfer the jar of dressing to the blender and blend again to get it back to a creamy status.
I choose to cook this way for you because many people have developed intolerances and allergies to these super common ingredients that seem to be in everything at the grocery store and restaurants these days. In general, it’s best to avoid these ingredients for the most part. Your health is my #1 concern. Of course, it’s also extremely important for me to please your palate.