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Healthy Eating & Meal Prep - 4 Week Guided Course
Discover how easy it is to become a healthy home cook, create well balanced meals, organize healthy meal prep and have the healthiest family possible. A guided 4 week healthy eating and cooking course with loads of healthy meal prep ideas. Try Free Trial
Are you ready to have the healthiest family possible?
Welcome to the online Cooking Reboot course.
This is why I created this online course. I wanted to develop a course that was enjoyable and relatable to the everyday cook. To teach healthy eating and cooking habits that are easy to implement. To give you the confidence to prepare simple, tasty meals for your family and friends and to have fun in the kitchen.
What They Are Saying:
“I have known Barb for many years. I have always been impressed and inspired by her passion, not only for food but for sharing her knowledge! This latest endeavour is proof of how Barb continues to make healthy eating accessible and delicious."
– Barbara Allan, RD, CDE
author of “The Diabetes Prevention & Management Cookbook”
“Excellent teacher is key to the enjoyment. Barb was excellent, knowledgeable and a good teacher”
"The course was very enjoyable and everything discussed was very relatable. I liked the weekly challenges, they gave me more encouragement"
"The Cooking Reboot program is an inspiring series of cooking classes"
" A very good message of wholeness for us to heed. This teaching tool is a nice contribution to society!"
The program kicks off by setting you up for success. In this session you will come away convinced that food matters and become inspired to cook more at home. We'll show you how to chop onions and garlic and show you how to make a tomato meat sauce recipe.
In the second session we'll explore food. You'll understand the importance of eating real food and discover ways to include more fruits and veggies in your diet. By the end of the week you will be whipping up delicious salads and whizzing up tasty smoothies. As well, we'll look at the benefits of buying produce at your local Farmers Market.
In this session we ask the question "do you really know what's in your food?" You'll learn to decipher food labels so they aren't so confusing (and misleading!). Understanding what's in your food will help you eat better. As well, you'll learn some different ways to save money at the grocery store (who doesn't like savng money?). Finally, we tackle whole grains and how to increase fibre, a misunderstood subject. By the end of the week you will be preparing a soup, wrap or a pasta primavera which all help increase your daily fibre.
Taking a little bit of time each week to get organized is the best thing you can do to establish great cooking habits. In this session you'll learn how to plan your weekly meals so you can save money, save time, eat better and eat less take-out. By the end of the session you will be enjoying yourself in the kitchen cooking up delicious veggie chili, quiche or easy curry chicken. You'll be on the road towards establishing a healthy happy kitchen.
Is This Course For Me?
This course is for those who want to cook more at home, who want to eat better, take control of their family's health and ignite excitment, confidence and organization into their daily cooking routine.
This course is not for professional chefs or experienced cooks who are confident in the kitchen who currently prepare healthy well balanced meals for their families with ease.
How it works!
Sign up and the course begins!
Every week for 4 weeks you will receive bi-weekly emails to guide you through the course. It's expected that you complete one session each week. We want you to savour the course and practice cooking in-between sessions.
Each of the 4 sessions comes with a workbook, 5-7 video lessons and cooking demonstrations, and lots of recipes.
Expect to spend 35 minutes per week on the course plus home cooking! We'll support you along the way.
We're here to help with questions, concerns, frustrations or to simply listen to your struggles.
All Partipants receive a one-on-one menu planning session with Barb Kemp.
At the end of 4 weeks you will be well on your way to calling yourself a home cook and turning home cooking into a habit.
Cost: $79 CDN
How to menu plan for parents - take the stress out of home cooking & get organized
Cooking healthy meals for your family is easy to do if you have a menu plan. But, many parents lack the time, confidence, and motivation to organize their weekly cooking. So, they eat take-out, premade, processed, and packaged foods that are typically full of fat, sugar and salt.
As a parent, menu planning helps in so many ways. It will:
In this course you will create your own menu plan with recipes that your kids love. You'll also learn:
- How to create well balanced meals.
- How to add excitement to daily cooking.
- How to get kids involved in the kitchen.
- Meal prep ideas.
- Basic cooking equipment you need.
- How to make a tomato meat sauce.
- How to make stir-fry rice.
You'll also receive:
- 5 day menu plan template
- 7 day menu plan template
- shopping list template
- 2 Completed 5 day menu plans.
- Recipe booklet with kid-friendly recipes.
- 10 steps on How To Menu Plan handout.
- Suggested pantry list.
- Suggested kitchen equipment list.
- Subscription to the Recipes to the Rescue Newsletter.
Let's begin! Sign Up Here Use coupon code MENUPLAN and save $9.00 by December 31st.
Cost: $19.00 CDN
Free Course - How to menu plan for the everyday home cook
Are you bored with cooking? Need some inspiration? Wish to eat healthier? Menu Planning is a fantastic tool for the home cook. It will help you save time, money and spice up your day-to-day cooking.
Sign Up Here for our free online menu planning course. Includes a video, Workbook with recipes, two menu planning templates and subsciption to our Newsletter.
Menu planning is a powerful tool
Imagine coming home at the end of a busy work day and knowing what to cook for dinner.
You won't have to stop at the grocery store and walk up and down isles looking for inspiration. It will all have been done ahead of time because you have done a weekly menu plan. How good is that!
It's simple to menu plan if YOU DO IT. Take the Free online How To Menu Planning course to get you started.
Barb Kemp is a food educator who facilitates healthy eating and cooking programs and is a self taught home cook who has been motivating and empowering the everyday cook since 1998. Kemp is passionate about food and cooking and believes cooking should be fast, simple, full of flavour and made from fresh whole foods.
Barb took for her first cooking class at age 12 and has been cooking ever since. When she became a new mom, she quickly realized other parents did not share her passion, and lacked food knowledge and confidence in the kitchen. So, she started writing the Recipes To The Rescue Newsletter with simple, tasty recipes, and food and cooking information, to stir some fun into their cooking routines.
Barb decided to switch careers and follow her passion with food and cooking. She took writing, cooking, and nutrition courses - and that was almost 20 years ago! Over the years she has taught many curriculum food and cooking programs: community kitchens (2000-2009), the Canadian Diabetes's Cooking for your Life! (2004-2009), Food Skills for Families (FSF) curriculum and the FSF Train the Trainer program (2008-present). She wrote and facilitated healthy cooking programs for kidney and diabetic patients with Vancouver Coastal Health (2007-2009). She also wrote and contributed to the North Shore Magazine (2005 – 2008), and the Healthy Start Model Menu Recipe Book by M. Broughton, MSc, RD. (2006). In 1997 she started and continues to write the Recipes To The Rescue Newsletter as well as the Recipes to the Rescue Blog (2009-present). In 2016 she launched the on-line course, Cooking Reboot, that promises to turn you from a frustrated, confused, uninspired and/or unskilled cook into a life-long healthy and happy home cook.
Born in Vancouver, B.C. Kemp has a BA from the University of British Columbia and a Business Diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Kemp is married, has two sons and a lively Vizsla named Lucy.
Recipes To The Rescue sends out a free newsletter with recipes, food information and musings to stir some fun into your Monday to Friday cooking routine. We also update you on our upcoming programs to rejuventate the everyday cook's love of food and cooking. Sign up to receive the Recipes To The Rescue Newsletter PLUS a Free Menu Planning Template and Shopping List.
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