No longer scared to eat: meal planning made friendly, fun and anxiety-free!

After being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, food become a major source of stress for Heather - she knew how important it was to make the right decisions on exactly what, how and when to eat. Unfortunately, doing it alone was daunting to say the least.

Googling recipes + make-shift manual meal planning simply wasn't cutting it.

I had the pleasure of meeting Heather in Chico, California when presenting to a wonderful group of women at the Be Alpha Strong gym. These holistic health warriors were the perfect candidates for the Holistic Health Toolkit recently launched in Meal Garden, so it was an honour to share some of recipes, meal plans, and guides available in this digital kit with them!

A few weeks after the in-person workshop, back in Toronto, I was delighted to see that Heather was making the most of the digital toolkit - planning & scheduling recipes galore:

"I watched your presentation - it was awesome and I signed up that week.

I LOVE how easy it is to schedule meal plans and the option to schedule leftovers.

I love that I can search low carb and low sugar.

The website is very user friendly. I like the emails that you send out. it reminds me, oh yeah! I need to meal plan!!!

The shopping list is AMAZING! I love being able to go to the bulk food section and choose my items so quickly.  

I also really appreciate how you write your recipes. I can pick up your sense of humour and it makes me feel happy like a real human has made it and so can I!

Thank you for helping me feed my family healthy meals :)"

One of Heather's (& her daughter's) favourite recipes has been these Toddler Muffins:

This delicious dairy-free muffin recipe comes to us from picky-eater specialist Danielle Binns!

This delicious dairy-free muffin recipe comes to us from picky-eater specialist Danielle Binns!

In fact, her daughter loves them SO much, she literally tried putting the entire piece in her mouth!

Heather also reached out to the Meal Garden team for recipe inspiration when it was time to prepare her daughter's birthday party cake - she was looking for a sugar-free alternative, with perhaps a healthy frosting. Here's what our team suggested:

Looks like it was a hit!

Looks like it was a hit!

Months later, I was able to reconnect with Heather as I was back in California hosting a health-focused wellness retreat day, Camp Anthea, which I was excited to invite her to! 

It was so lovely to hear just how much Meal Garden has been able to totally transform Heather's life for the better...

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"Healthy, easy and affordable meals - yay! I have made several healthy recipes that my husband, toddler and I enjoy."

Today, Heather still shares her Meal Garden journey with friends and family on her social media accounts...inspiring others to jump on the healthy-bandwagon she is leading :)

This is one of the recipes from the Holistic Health Toolkit - a vegan "death breath" caesar salad.

This is one of the recipes from the Holistic Health Toolkit - a vegan "death breath" caesar salad.

"THANK YOU for making a recipe website that is DOABLE, yummy and healthy!"

 

A huge congratulations to Heather for being such a positive source of inspiration to our Meal Garden community!


Are you the next success story? For Heather, it all started by diving into the Holistic Health Toolkit - get yours today and make for a happier and healthier tomorrow!