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Raw Food Lifestyles Class Series
Lovin’ GoodiesTM food programs are designed to empower individuals with easy-to-implement meal choices and preparation skills that turn every meal or snack into a delicious dose of healthy nutrition.
If you’re concerned about healthy food, healthy people, and healthy lives, then it’s time to explore how the precious phytochemicals found in plant foods are credited with strengthening and boosting the human immune system. Plant foods also promote healthy weight and help prevent chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
Listed are the current workshops designed as part of the Raw Food Lifestyles Class Series and what you can expect from each course. Contact Us about customizing courses to meet the exact needs of your group.
Each session includes a balance of practical nutritional theory as well as recipes, and of course, tasty samples! Each class is suitable for novices or gourmets looking to expand their repertoire, and each may be taken independently.
Learn what a raw diet is and why it is important to incorporate more living foods into your diet. Packed with tremendous information and techniques, this is a classic for those just getting started or who need a jumpstart of inspiration.
ANTIOXIDANTS AND PHYTOCHEMICALS
Learn about the wonderful world of vital nutrients and their importance in the diet. Explore the many delicious ways to incorporate antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals into your meals without having to sacrifice flavor or enjoyment.
CLEANSING FOR BETTER HEALTH
The only thing you will only ever truly possess in your lifetime is your body, so you are the one who is best suited to care for and nourish it. Cleanse your body from the inside out, naturally. Learn how with this 48-hour cleansing program.
Eating healthy foods has never been so delicious and easy. Learn the skills to prepare a variety of dishes for daily breakfast, lunches, and dinners. Basic knife skills and use of blenders and food processors is covered.
GUIDE TO MANAGING YOUR RAW FOOD KITCHEN
Learn how to set up and implement raw techniques, tools, and easy meal planning for yourself and family right at home. Guide to basic appliances equipment and tools for every day living.
EAT YOUR VEGGIES
Just like your parents used to tell you…”Eat Your Veggies!” As much as we would like to deny, they were right. But eating your veggies doesn’t have to be boring, and can actually be the highlight of your day! Learn how to prepare satisfying vegetables like never before, with ease and delight.
LOW-FAT FOOD DIET
Do you find it a constant battle to lose or achieve your ideal body weight? You may be surprised that many of the low-fat foods in the supermarket do not truly support your achieving or maintaining your ideal BMI. Find out how raw, healthful fats can support weight loss, and how to prepare wholesome meals to provide a healthful connection to your mind, body, and wellness.
CONDIMENTS AND SPECIAL SAUCES
Is your meal nearly complete but still lacking that special something? Bring your dining experience to the next level with flavorful condiments, sauces, and dressings to round out flavors, colors, and nutritional value. Learn how to keep things simple, when to add in more complexity, and how to develop your own special sauce.
Despite what many people believe, dairy products can wreak havoc with the digestive systems of many people. Learn about the variety of choices available in beverages, cheeses, and calcium-fortified meal replacements with the healthiest calcium sources available.
WHEAT- AND GLUTEN-FREE DIETS
Gluten-free diet is essential for people who have celiac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis (a gluten-induced skin sensitivity). Nobody with sensitivities to wheat or gluten wants to sacrifice taste. Learn about the true variety of choices and substitutes available and how easy it is to prepare delicious and nutritional meals right at home with plant-based foods.
LIVING DISEASE- AND ALLERGY-FREE
If you are what you eat, then it’s no surprise that the cooked and processed foods that are part of the Standard American Diet (SAD) play a role in the prevalence of allergies, cancers, autoimmune diseases, and general poor health in this country. Hippocrates said that our food should be our medicine—learn how to support the body’s wisdom in its quest for health and to boost the immune system.
TRAVEL IN THE RAW
It’s one thing to learn how to make wholesome raw foods at home. But eating away from home brings another set of challenges, especially if you want more than what’s readily available in cafeterias, mainstream restaurants, and airplane meal service. This workshop will help you learn to anticipate and plan for a myriad of situations, including: kids at school; adults at work; families and individuals traveling for business or pleasure; and more!
SUPER FOODS TO THE RESCUE
What do maca, goji berries, and raw cacao have in common? They are all bursting with antioxidants and minerals—and the taste will knock your socks off! Increase your scope of newly available foods and how to best include them into your normal routine. You will be given a variety of tips on how to incorporate these foods into your meals and their natural powers to creating vitality for well being.
NATURAL SWEETENERS AND SUGAR ALTERNATIVES
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you probably know about the sugar blues. Learn about an array of healthy ways to get your cravings satisfied without relying on refined sugar or synthetic substitutes. Includes strategies for identifying and eliminating refined sweeteners.
PEAK PERFORMANCE FOR ATHLETES
Still relying on a bowel of heavy, cooked pasta to get you through the marathon? Find out why this traditional approach could actually be slowing you down. Learn new ways to supply your body with energy for peak performance. This is excellent information for anyone in endurance sports.
SWEET SATISFACTION: DIVINE DESSERTS
Desserts are the universal food! And raw desserts are ideal for anyone who loves sweets but is trying to avoid refined carbohydrates, sugars, dairy products, and unhealthy fats. Any dessert you can make cooked – whether it is pies, tarts, cookies, cakes and candies – you can make raw.
WRAP N ROLL
Looking for something that matches the convenience and comfort of a sandwich with all the health benefits of raw food—or just searching for something new and satisfying for your culinary repertoire? Find out how to easy and quick it is to prepare, raw versions of a variety of sauces to give your wrap a serious flavor boost! Learn techniques for using nori seaweed, cabbage, or romaine leaves to wrap and roll it all up for a delicious, nutritious meal that’s ready to go.