Food As Medicine
Nutritional Therapy Consultant CT

Step into the kitchen and begin a journey with food as your healing guide.

In the Green Palette Kitchen you will learn new ways to take charge of your health with the power of real food. What we nourish ourselves with can be as powerful to healing as a prescription from a doctor’s office. In the Kitchen, we successfully take the steps to translate your specific medical diagnosis into manageable steps you can take in order to make food an essential part of your healing and wellness.

 The Green Palette Kitchen offers:

  • Personal Cooking (The Healing Kitchen)
  • Individualized, Private Cooking Lessons
  • Food As Medicine Workshops (Cookshops)

Medical Conditions Include:

  • Diabetes/Metabolic Syndrome
  • Weight Loss
  • Menopause
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Brain Health

What Is The Food As Medicine Philosophy?

Hippocrates said, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’. I believe there could not be a more truer statement in today’s world.

We know now that over 80% of diabetes, heart disease, digestive issues, obesity and some cancers are influenced by what we choose to eat. Yet, when we live in a busy, stressed out world, full of convenience, it is no wonder that we might have landed ourselves in a predicament. The good news? Making small changes to how and what we eat can have a profound effect on our health.

In the Green Palette Kitchen you will learn new ways to take charge of your health with the power of real food. What we nourish ourselves with can be as powerful to healing as a prescription from a doctor’s office.

The Food As Medicine Program Is Perfect For Anyone Who:

  • is ready for a hands-on experience in the world of healthy eating
  • has a desire to support a medical perscription through diet
  • is new to a healthy eating lifestyle and wants to gain more information from an expert in food and nutrition
  • doesn’t want this to be a chore. The classes are fun as well as informative!

Personalized Cooking with the Healing Kitchen

Being newly diagnosed with a medical condition can be highly stressful and overwhelming. Yet, we still need to nourish ourselves in the best way possible – not always an easy task when we are not feeling up to it, or even busy.

We have a solution to take this worry off your plate.

The Healing Kitchen offers, highly individualized personal cooking for people who are newly diagnosed with a specific illness or have been living with a chronic condition. After having a meeting to get a thorough evaluation of your condition, your food likes, dislikes, foods we need to avoid or include we will come up with a plan that works best for you, be it one to five days of cooking. We can also help with meal planning, education and consultations with your healthcare team.

  • Please click HERE to get in touch with Heather to set up a time to talk. You may also check out RECIPES on my website for ideas of what I cook.
  • The Healing Kitchen makes every effort to minimize time and maximize personal service. Prices are based on an hourly fee plus the cost of groceries.

The Cookshop Schedule (coming 2018)

  • January 2018 Lose Weight For Good This Year
  • March 2018 Menopause Madness – Foods That Help
  • May 2018 Diabetes Diagnosis – What Do I Eat?
  • July 2018 Eat To Beat Heart Disease
  • September 2018 Heal Your Digestive Issues
  • November 2018 Your Best Nutrition During and After Cancer Treatment

What are Cookshops? Half cooking class/demo, half workshop, Cookshops are hands-on learning at their best. We meet once a week for three weeks to discuss important topics with a variety of health issues, then learn through tasting.

Private Cooking Lessons

We all need to eat, and eating well is the foundation of health. For most of us, however, we were not born with a skillet in our hands. You know you need to make changes to what you are eating but sometimes you need a little guidance and assistance.

Private cooking lessons at the Green Palette Kitchen are highly individualized to address your specific health condition or concerns. After an initial meeting to go over your health history, food requirements, likes and dislikes, Heather will create an individual cooking lesson plan that is both interactive and suited for your cooking expertise. You won’t believe healthy can actually be this easy and taste this good.

In our 2-hour, interactive sessions we will:

  • discuss foods that support overall health as well as your specific health condition
  • explore recipes that are not only nutritious but that also taste delicious. Flavor is my motto!
  • discover the secrets to simple, effortless cooking
  • practice cooking skills and knife skills in a supportive, relaxed environment
  • cook, taste, eat, enjoy!
  • please click HERE to get in touch with Heather and set up a time to talk.
  • classes, which include all handouts, food to taste and take home, are for one to two people and are $200 for the first person and $75 for an additional person. A consultation fee will also be added on.

What Past Students Are Saying…

“It is so very rare to find in one person a master chef dedicated to organic foods and healthy living, combined with her expertise as a top quality educator in nutrition for kids, adults and people with medical conditions. As both a nutritionist and a chef, Heather Carey is a one stop shop for anyone looking to learn how to eat, learn how to cook deliciously healthy foods and gain the tools needed to take control of your health and wellness through food.”

Hilary Berger

Founder of , Work Like A Mother - Weston, CT

“I’m consistently impressed with Heather’s professionalism and attention to detail, not only as a chef but also as a nutritionist. I love the cooking classes. There is a great mix of learning, demonstration, discussion, and tasting. I always come away with fresh information, new cooking skills, and tried, tested healthy recipes that I put right into the rotation. Heather’s enthusiasm is contagious – I am enjoying cooking more! Heather’s soups are exceptional! We had two family members going through major medical treatments and Heather’s nutrition-packed, delicious soups were a wonderful gift for them. Everything is thoughtfully planned and well prepared.”
Eileen P.

Southport, CT

I love the cooking classes! There is a great mix of learning, demonstration, discussion, and tasting. I always come away with fresh information, new cooking skills, and tried, tested healthy recipes that I put right into the rotation. Heather’s enthusiasm is contagious – I am enjoying cooking more!

Eileen P.

Southport, CT

I enjoyed the informality of the class because I felt I could ask any questions no matter how simple. And I came away feeling as though I had just eaten in a gourmet restaurant! And was delighted to take home your food!

Anne D.

Darien, CT

“This class was very informative and lots of fun. The food was prepared in a quick and healthy way. All very delicious!”

Liz W.

Fairfield, CT

“Today’s class was fantastic! I learned many skills, techniques and tips – too many to mention. There was nothing missing from this class!”

Samantha M.

Southport, CT

“Heather makes healthy cooking delicious and fun!”

Robin P.

Fairfield, CT

“I loved all of the recipes! Absolutely delicious! I felt very comfortable asking questions and the flow of the class was perfect. I learned how to cook with healthy ingredients and I am looking forward to doing another class, thank you!!”

Mary

Westport, CT

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