Chef Karen O - Inspiring, Educating, & Creating Delicious Choices for Healthy Living
Yoga has been shown to counteract many degenerative changes such as loss of bone density, bone quality, muscle mass and balance as well as degradations in cognitive abilities, circulation and immunity. These changes undermine our ability to function independently as we age. My Yoga For Bone Health instruction is free of impact, which can cause injury and joint wear-and-tear. This program can help you to improve bone strength, bone density and bone quality and to build strength, muscle and balance. One happy side effect of my program is that it can slow cognitive decline. Check out my FITNESS page for more information on counteracting degenerative changes without drugs. Also, check out this podcast.
Breakfast does not have to be sweet. Above is an example of a savory breakfast porridge I enjoy. If you have an instant pot, just add all ingredients and pressure cook it for 4 minutes, let the pressure come down naturally, and season it however you like. I like nutritional yeast, garlic granules and salt.
Ingredients for one serving:
1/3 cup red lentils
1 cup filtered water
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 bunch of any greens
5 - 7 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
High in fiber, protein, B vitamins and many other nutrients, this can be put together quickly before you exercise or shower. Breakfast will be ready when you are ready for it.
You don’t have to feel deprived to be healthy.
You can enjoy delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free crackers, breads, meals and decadent desserts and feel GOOD about it!
Licensed Food For Life Instructor for the
Offering evidence based nutrition education and cooking classes for community and corporate groups (Programs include: Kickstart Your Health, Nutrition Essentials, Diabetes, Cancer, Healthy Basics, Employee Wellness Programs, Kids Health and more) and Yoga for Bone Health.
Would you like to take control of your health? Join me for an empowering and potentially lifesaving online nutrition and cooking class specifically designed to address the power of foods for optimal health, while equipping you with cooking tips and delicious recipes for nutritious meals you can prepare at home. Learn the latest research about how foods can help you take control of your health, and gather tips and recipes for applying the information to what you put on your plate. I am living proof that it can be done. I, personally, turned my health around through diet and would love to share this life-changing information with you. Register for a fun cooking class today! Each FFL class includes a video explaining the evidence-based science behind the recommendations, a discussion, handouts, a cooking demonstration and easy-to-follow delicious recipes. Click on one or more of the topics below for class descriptions and registration information!
Get comfortable using your Instant Pot with or without a recipe. Recorded Live Click here for details.
Healthy Holiday Treats Sunday Dec. 17, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CT
Are you on the path to good health and wanting to indulge in tasty treats for the holidays without undoing your progress? Are you interested in sharing health supportive treats with your loved ones? Do you need some health supportive treats to take to holiday parties that everyone will enjoy including you? Don't feel down because you have to make a choice between your health and your enjoyment of the holiday season. Evidence suggests that foods can help conquer moodiness and more serious mood problems such as anxiety and depression. Studies show a dramatic improvement in depression and hostility scores, along with physical benefits, with a plant-based diet. This may happen because inflammatory foods such as dairy, meat, and eggs may trigger chemical changes in the brain. Furthermore, fruits and vegetables are anti- inflammatory. Another potential mechanism is the high-fiber content of a plant-based diet. Fiber fosters healthy gut bacteria, which release short-chain fatty acids that appear to have favorable effects in the brain. In this class, we will demonstrate recipes for holiday treats providing all of the flavors of the season using ingredients that support your mood, blood pressure, heart, healthy weight and more. Class includes evidence-based science, cooking demonstrations, easy-to-follow tasty recipes, Q&A and more.
What people are saying about my classes...
"This was a wonderful experience attending the FFL course with Karen. Karen is a wonderful coach, answered all the questions and made the class very motivating and interesting. Any other classes Karen offers I would recommend to my friends also."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the class presentation. The instructor was very organized and knowledgeable. Watching the cooking demonstrations inspired me to try new foods. As a result I have changed my diet and feel much better. Many thanks!"
" Karen is not only a great instructor with a lot of subject knowledge, but also very calm and patient, particularly when any of us were facing tech issues."
"Karen has such a relaxed manner and she does everything with such ease. The recipes are relatively simple and plated attractively. I have changed a few things in my food selections and preparations at home. I am not totally vegan but seem to be leaning more in that direction."
"This is a well-organized class with lots of valuable information and delicious recipes. Karen is an excellent & knowledgeable chef who prepares thoroughly which makes the class flow smoothly."
Lab work is a great tool to have in our health and wellness toolbox. I am not a medical doctor and cannot receive lab results from the lab, read or interpret labs or diagnose or treat any medical conditions. What I can do is share with you Dr. Alan's Hopkins' optimal functional ranges for labs, guide you to resources to help you understand your labs; share with you food, lifestyle and supplements you may want to consider based on your lab results and share anything that I see that raises potential concerns that you may want to investigate further or discuss with your doctor. If you'd like to order your own labs at a reduced price saving from 50-80% from YourLabwork, please use my affiliate link. I know the founder of the company. They use a safe, trusted, confidential lab, and pricing is competitive. Making a purchase through this link won't cost you anything but a small percentage of your purchase goes to support my work here at My Food Fitness And Fun. Thank you! I have a couple of different options for helping you with your labs. If you would like to speak with me about helping you with your labs, please contact me here.