Grocery Shopping

With the enormous amount of money being spent on food marketing and advertising it’s almost impossible to know and understand what foods are actually healthy for you and what foods are just “good marketing”.

Allow Kate to take the guesswork out of your food shopping. In this 60-90 minute shopping experience, you will learn: The foods that are supportive to your metabolism foods to avoid due to their additives and fillers;

  • What cooking fats are best
  • What fruits and carbohydrates are best
  • What meats and fishes are best
  • What vegetable are best and which ones you should avoid
  • What dairy to choice, why some are better than others
  • What cheeses should be avoided and why
  • What oils should be avoided
  • Which snacks are best and why some should be completely avoided
  • How often should you shop?
  • Why pre-packaged foods are not best, even at the organic based grocery
  • Why organic is best

Shopping excursions are held in the Del Mar, La Jolla, Solana Beach or Rancho Santa Fe area.

*All Shopping Classes are $97.00/hour. Bring a friend for ½ price.
*All classes are limited to no more than 3 people

Cooking Classes
Need help in making the perfect healthy, metabolic meal or snack?
Then this 1-3 hour cooking class is just what you may be looking for.

Example menus are:

BREAKFAST:
Sweet potato pancakes (no flour)
Banana coconut pancakes (no flour)
Cooked seasonal fruit with Greek yogurt
Orange Julius-smoothie

LUNCH:
Grilled grass-fed burgers
Cucumber-tomato- daikon salad
Egg, cheese and veggie fritata

DINNER
Root vegetable salad
Grilled Alaskan Halibut in a butter sauce
Sweet potato-butternut squash mash
Cooked seasonal fruit                                                                          

Home made grass-fed beef or lamb marinara sauce over Spaghetti squash

DESERTS
Coconut flour chocolate chip cookies
Macaroons
Pumpkin- chocolate chip cookies
Custard

SNACKS
Cooked seasonal fruits with cheese or yogurt
Homemade beef broth
OJ, coconut water, protein and carbonated water mixer

Please call about cooking class prices. Price will depend on shopping time, prep time, the number of people in the class and actual cooking class time.

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I'm on a nutrient kick this week--so one more.

What Is Vitamin B6?

-Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin. Thus, it is not stored in the body.

-It can be found in three forms: pyridoxine glucoside (PNG), pyridoxal phosphate (PLP), and pyridoxamine phosphate (PMP). PNG is found in plants and grains; PLP and PMP are found in animal sources.

-PNG is a form of Vitamin B6 found in plants, particularly cruciferous vegetables. According to a study in The American Journal for Clinical Nutrition, the presence of PNG in plants can decrease the bioavailability of B6 by 75–85 percent. Essentially, although plants contain Vitamin B6, the fact that it is the PNG form makes the B6 hard to get. PNG is also found in grains.

-PLP is the active form of B6 and is the cofactor in a multitude of metabolic functions. These include: protein, fat, and sugar metabolism, neurotransmitter, hemoglobin and histamine synthesis, and gene expression.

-Animal sources of B6 (pyridoxal phosphate(PLP), and pyridoxamine phosphate(PMP) have almost 100=percent bioavailability.

Thus, the most bioavailable sources of B6 are beef, liver, eggs, and milk. Potatoes and bananas are the best non-animal sources.

-The RDA of B6 is 1.3-1.7mg/day

Beef liver - 3oz = .5mg

Beef 3 oz = .3mg

Egg (1 large) = .1 mg

Milk (1 cup ) =.1mg

Potato (1 large) =.6mg

Banana( 1 large) =.5mg
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