Ready to eat for heart health and satisfaction? 

Join Cheryl Strachan, cardiac rehab dietitian and author of the best-selling 30 Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook, in Sweet Spot Kitchen program. 

I'll help you learn to eat to address heart disease risk factors like high blood sugars, reduce your risk of an event, and get back to enjoying food again.

Enrollment is currently closed, but if you sign up for my weekly updates, you'll be the first to know when it opens again.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a heart problem, food may feel like the enemy.

But even after open heart surgery, you may get just a booklet, a class, or one meeting with a dietitian, and be sent home to figure it all out.

If you're now frustrated by:

  • Confusion about what, how much, and when to eat
  • Contradictory advice from friends, family, experts online, and even healthcare professionals
  • A lack of time or energy for cooking
  • Family members who aren't on board
  • A gap between what you feel you "should" eat versus what you really want to eat

... you're not alone!

It seems like adopting a heart-healthier diet should be straightforward, but many people continue to struggle.

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You don't have to do this alone.

After your heart diagnosis, people need ongoing support and practical guidance. 

Knowing what to eat after a heart diagnosis isn’t enough. 

It turns out that the real challenge is doing it day after day, for years after your diagnosis. Life slowly returns to normal(ish) and old habits fight their way back.

You have to find your unique "sweet spot:" heart-healthy, satisfying eating that works for you.

And that’s where the Sweet Spot Kitchen comes in.

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The 4 Milestones

Our journey to your "sweet spot" goes through these 4 stages:

1. Knowledge - what, when, how much to eat
2. Meal planning - establishing routines and tools
3. Recipes / ideas - building your heart-healthy food repertoire, from breakfast to dinner
4. Behaviour change - insights and activities to help you stay consistent with heart healthy habits.

What you'll find

  • Cardiac Nutrition Fundamentals - A five-week course, to give you confidence around what, when, and how much to eat. 
  • Meal Planning - A three-week course to help you establish a simple system for collecting meal ideas and a regular routine for planning, shopping, prep, and cooking.
  • 7-Day Sample Meal Plan and Shopping List: Featuring recipes from the 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook, to get you going.
  • Video Library: With practical topics like Breakfast, Lunch, Legumes, Eating Out, and more. 
  • Recipe & Meal Ideas Collections: Including Pantry Meals, Best Bets for Fast Food, Higher Protein Breakfast Ideas, and more.
  • Community Space: Work through the highs and lows of changing your eating habits with others who've been there too.

"You had a 90% blockage? Mine was 99%! Can you imagine? I'm lucky to be alive."

“Sometimes it’s easier to just buy the food we've always bought."

"Does anyone have a good whole grain pancake recipe?"

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of The Sweet Spot Kitchen


How long will I have access to the program?

You'll have unlimited access, across any devices you own, until the end of the month in which you cancel. You can download and keep recipes and meal planning templates, but videos and discussion boards are only available inside of the paid community.

What is your refund policy?

I would never want you to be unhappy! If you decide it isn't a good fit for any reason, contact me within 7 days for a refund of that month's fee. You can cancel anytime by emailing 

Can I do the program if I haven't had a heart event?

Of course! Many people in the group have had a heart attack, stent, or bypass, but some have congenital heart disease and others are concerned about their risk and are keen to avoid future heart health problems.

What if I have nutrition questions?

If you have a question, likely others do too. Ask away! We'll have at least one live call a month, and you can also post questions in the community. You can also ask a question privately by email:

Note, however, that this program is for information and education, and support. I can't provide medical nutrition therapy in this forum, nor is this meant to replace the guidance of your healthcare team.

How much time will this take?

The two mini-courses I’ve included will take you about an hour a week if you space them out over eight weeks.

After you have those fundamentals and meal planning habits under your belt, expect to spend 15-60 minutes a week if you want to take advantage of everything. The goal is bite-sized content to help keep you on track.

Do I need to have the 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook?

No, but I will refer to recipes in the book, so if you have it, you'll get more value out of it by joining us. It's available anywhere books are sold. If you're in Calgary, I have a small stash as well, if you'd like a signed copy.

Will I lose weight with this program?

Our focus will be on better health, but I can't in good conscience guarantee weight loss — every body is unique. I can, however, commit to sharing tools and insights that will help you eat to reduce your risk of future heart issues and enjoy the food while you're at it!

I unconditionally respect, welcome and support all people and bodies in my practice. I follow Health at Every Size® principles and strive to support your wellbeing, regardless of what happens with your weight.

Who is this program not for?

If you suspect that you have an eating disorder, you'd be better served by an eating disorder program or counsellor. If you aren't sure, you can use this screening tool or talk to your doctor.

If you're thinking "I just need a meal plan to follow," this program will disappoint. Our mission is to tune into the wisdom within you, and develop eating habits that work for your unique situation. There's no one-size-fits-all sweet spot.

And if you have another medical condition, such as chronic kidney disease, for which dietary recommendations conflict with heart disease guidance, individual help from a dietitian will be more appropriate. (Our approach to type 2 diabetes however, will be quite similar, so no worries if you have that.) 

Can I join if I'm not in Alberta or even Canada?

Absolutely! This course is for information, education, and support. It doesn't provide medical nutrition therapy nor is it meant to replace the guidance of your healthcare team.

What time will you do the live sessions?

I release new material every Thursday, since many people have time to review and cook on the weekends. The live sessions are at 5pm Mountain (7pm Eastern), but you can watch recordings whenever you like.

About Cheryl

Cheryl Strachan is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, cardiac specialist, and author of the best-selling 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook. She has worked on and off since 2005 with Calgary's cardiac rehabilitation program, and she founded Sweet Spot Nutrition in 2014.

Cheryl is on a mission to help people with heart concerns learn to eat for wellbeing and enjoyment

healthcare professionals who know Cheryl 

Raj Bhardwaj, MD

Family & Urgent Care Physician, House Doctor at CBC Radio
Calgary, Canada

"Cheryl’s pragmatic and well-balanced approach to food is so refreshing!

It’s good to hear that we can still embrace food and enjoy eating, without having to analyze every bite."

Tyler Threlfall, CEP

Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Calgary, Canada

"Having worked with Cheryl for over 15 years I can honestly say there is no one I trust more when it comes to nutrition education.

She is personal, practical, and incredibly well informed. I am confident she can help anyone lead a healthy lifestyle."

Julia Heos, RD

Registered Dietitian

Ontario, Canada

"If you're looking for a dietitian to help you improve your heart health, Cheryl is the best choice! Her approach is practical, realistic and weight-inclusive."

Todd Anderson, MD

Vice-Dean and Professor of Cardiac Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Calgary, Canada

"I have had the pleasure of working with Cheryl in the past for educational activities related to the Libin Cardiovascular Institute. She is a RD with great knowledge and passion about nutrition and cardiovascular health.

She is able to convey the importance of nutrition and healthy lifestyle to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar as part of preventative strategies. Both her scientific knowledge and practical advice are well received by the public. She is a delight to work with. I can highly recommend her expertise."

Andrea Hardy, RD

Registered Dietitian

Founder of Ignite Nutrition, and Host of the Let's Gut Real podcast

Calgary, Canada

"Cheryl is a leader in Calgary on all things heart health! I love her cookbook on heart healthy eating - it’s so practical and nutritious - I can’t wait to share with my patients!"

Frances Vettergreen, MD CCFP FCFP

Family Physician 

Calgary, Canada

"Cheryl takes an evidence-based, practical and delicious approach to heart-healthy eating, and follows Health at Any Size principles. Highly recommend."

Michele Peart, RN

Registered Nurse,

Calgary, Canada

"I have had the absolute pleasure working alongside Cheryl in an outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program where the focus was supporting individuals along their heart health journey.

Cheryl is a dynamic dietitian engaging with patients individually or in a group setting offering guidance and realistic information about heart healthy eating.

Cheryl is an exceptional teacher and a motivating dietitian dedicated to bringing practical healthy recommendations to eating heart healthy daily. Patients would comment on the wealth of knowledge Cheryl would share with them to ease their concerns in a supportive and kind way. 

When anyone asks about nutritional health and support instantly I send them Cheryl’s contact information. Sweet Spot Nutrition truly represents Cheryl’s commitment to helping people nutritionally succeed."

What makes Sweet Spot unique?

In case you don't know me yet:

  • I have a weight-inclusive practice. That means I welcome and respect people of all sizes and our work focuses on health gained, not weight lost.
  • I want you to enjoy food! That's the only way it can be sustainable for people.
  • I'm a cardiac nutrition veteran. I've worked with thousands of people who have or are at risk for heart disease, since 2005. 
  • I'm non-judgemental. We're all working to do the best we can. I won't give you a hard time about your eating, promise! 
  • Sweet Spot food is heart-healthy, delicious, and right for you, and you still deserve that, even after a heart event. 

If this sounds right for you, I've saved you a (sweet) spot! 

the practical stuff:

  • Live sessions are generally Thursdays at 5pm Mountain time (7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific), but attendance is optional. I record all sessions.
  • The current price is CAD $29/month (or about USD $22 right now), including GST. 
  • As I continue to add content and refine the program, the price for new members will rise, but whenever you join, you lock in your price. 
  • Members who book an individual consultation with me get a free month credit in the Sweet Spot Kitchen.
  • Cancel anytime. Join for a month or two to check it out, or stay longer for ongoing support.

Private weekly sessions with me cost $380/month ($480 for the first month).
The Sweet Spot Kitchen offers ongoing dietitian and group support for a much more accessible price.

money back
100% Satisfaction-Guarantee.

If for any reason you find that this program isn't for you, just get in touch within 7 days of a payment and we'll get you a swift refund of the current month's fee.

You deserve to eat for satisfaction and heart health.

Whether you'd like to address cravings, find more heart healthy foods that taste good, or better control a risk factor like high cholesterol, I'm here to support you. 

Enrollment is currently closed, but if you sign up for my weekly updates, you'll be the first to know when it opens again.