Sweet Spot Kitchen June-July Schedule
We’ll be going systematically through what I teach clients in one-on-one sessions, with one piece of content a week to keep you moving forward: A live workshop, cooking demo, set of recipes, activity, or a live problem-solving session.
June and July will have more workshops, so we’re all on the same page. We’ll tackle cardiac nutrition fundamentals first, then meal planning.
In August and beyond we’ll focus on one aspect of heart-healthy eating every month, starting with (of course!) breakfast. There will be fewer live events, usually two per month, and more recipes and tips for staying on track.
If you can’t make the live sessions, you can access the recordings in the Sweet Spot Kitchen as long as you’re a member.
June 9, 05:00 PM – 05:45 PM MDT
Six keys to heart-healthy eating in your sweet spot
We’ll start with a solid foundation. The mindset, philosophy, and general principles behind eating for heart health, the Sweet Spot way, including the fundamentals of the Mediterranean eating pattern. Much of this may be review for you, but I find people appreciate the reinforcement, and always learn something new!
June 16, 05:00 PM – 05:45 PM MDT
Cardiac nutrition FAQs and controversies
Cardiac nutrition is home to many controversies! From eggs to red meat, to low-carb to vegan, I’ll explain what know, what’s less clear, and how to decide the best approach for you.
June 23, 05:00 PM – 05:45 PM MDT
Figuring out when and how much to eat
The “Sweet Spot” isn’t a diet, with prescriptive menus and portion sizes, and that’s a good thing! We’ll talk about how to tap into your body’s hunger and fullness cues and eat to manage your appetite and optimize energy, in addition to nutrition. The wisdom is within you!
June 30, recorded session
Label-reading for heart health
Knowledge is power, and my goal here is to empower you to use the information on the front and pack of food packages to decide what’s right for you.
July 7, activity
With what you learned last week, go through your pantry (/fridge, freezer) with a new perspective. What have you got that’s a good source of fibre? What has more sodium than you realized? Nutrition is just one consideration, but it’s good to be aware.
July 14, 05:00 PM – 05:30 PM MDT
Meal planning: Set up your recipe collection and go-to list
A great meal planning routine starts with a great selection of meal ideas and recipes. We’ll talk about considerations for setting it up and get you on your way. (The sessions will be shorter from now on, leaving you more time to implement!)
July 21, 05:00 PM – 05:30 PM MDT
Meal planning: Set up your routine
When will you plan, shop, and cook? What meals can you repeat weekly? Setting yourself up with a regular routine can make the difference between putting a great meal on the table and ordering takeout.
July 28, 05:00 PM – 05:30 PM MDT
Meal planning: Grocery strategies
If grocery shopping is more of a chore than a pleasure for you, join us to talk about ways to streamline the process so you get great food in less time.
August and beyond
Schedule to come. The general plan is to focus on one aspect of heart-healthy eating every month, to help you grow your repertoire and continue your momentum. I’m planning a live workshop at the start of the month, then a recipe or cooking demo, a live problem-solving session, and finally an activity or challenge to wrap up the month.
Fun right? I’m so excited to offer this! I really think many people need more support with food and nutrition after a heart event, and I’m thrilled to be able to offer it.
If you’d like to learn more or sign up, click here.