People ask me about food all the time…and often ask me to create meal plans or do an online class about nutrition. I love and appreciate that people are curious about food and how to nourish themselves, but I had no idea where to begin because I am not an expert in food or nutrition.
I knew this was something my readers were really interested in, and over the past few months, I’ve been exploring options for how to help all of us learn more about food.
Ten years ago, I worked with a nutritionist, and I know you’ve heard me tell the story a million times by now — but it changed my life. It was a huge investment for me at the time, but one I’ve never regretted. I wanted to find a way to bring this experience to more people in an affordable way.
And the solution was right in front of my face, sorta! Prescribe Nutrition is a Minnesota-based, woman-owned business and I’ve worked with them for years! I actually helped with their social media many years ago and have loved watching their growth and transformation over the years. We’ve gotten to cheer each other on through many changes. Their Instagram Account is a place I frequently go for meal inspiration and recipe ideas (like these sweet potato fries I blogged about recently!).
I knew that in partnering with someone about nutrition I wanted it to be someone who aligned with my own vision of wellness and food. I am a firm believer that food is fuel, and that we need to be eating mostly whole, plant-based foods that are both nutritious AND hydrating. I wanted an experience that was not a diet. Not a “challenge”. Not focused on losing weight. Changing your body. Or restricting calories. I just wanted to be able to help people learn how to eat with colorful, seasonal, beneficial, nourishing food.
My friend Christina and her team at Prescribe Nutrition have developed a 20-day course that teaches you about intuitive eating — giving your body what it wants and needs. It’s broken down into 3 weeks and each week has a slightly different “theme”. You’ll learn how to read labels, how to put together healthy meal plans, how to cook healthy for the entire family (kids!), and the final week we’ll even dive into topics like stress management and movement. You’ll end the program with a clear plan for moving forward and eating mindfully and nutritiously for the rest of your life. You get access to over 400+ recipes as well as some other really cool perks! The entire course is online (through their website) so you can hop into it from anywhere. Plus, it’s self-guided, so there are no weekly meetings to put on your schedule.
When you sign up through me, I’ll also be offering some perks! For starters, I’ll be taking the entire course alongside you and will help make hydration part of the experience, as well. You’ll get The Daily Page as a printable PDF to use along the way and I’ll give you the option of either joining a private Facebook group or getting occasional emails from me throughout the 20-day course. You’ll get to ask me any questions you want about wellness, hydration, or what I’m eating and we’ll have a personalized date with a nutritionist during Week 2 to make sure you get your questions answered.
But best of all? You’ll get access to Prescribe Nutrition’s team of experts throughout the entire 20-day experience. There’s a community message board where you can get all your questions answered, and one of them will be popping into my private group to have that personal chat with us midway through! I can’t tell you how exciting this is, and how big of an impact this experience could have on your lifelong health + energy. Hope you’ll consider it!
The course starts on September 21st, and the cost is $169. Enter the code HONEY at checkout for $25 off and to ensure you get my perks + Freebies. Choose the Prescribe 20 LIVE option. You’ll get an email from Prescribe Nutrition right away with some basics, and I’ll reach out next weekend to get our group goin’!
You can learn more and join by clicking below, or keep scrolling to read through some of the frequently asked questions I’ve gotten so far! This morning I logged into the course to check out some of the recipes and can ensure you that everything is well organized (so important to me, as a student!) and all the photography is beautiful. Once you’re logged in, the course material is clear, and the recipes are easy to browse and save. You can sort the recipes and drag and drop them onto a meal planning grid for the 20-day program. Plus, there’s a feature that automatically creates your shopping list for the week! This is the sort of stuff I nerd out about. You can access all the material for week 1 as soon as you sign up, so you can start prepping or testing recipes if you want!
What is included when we purchase the course?
Glad ya asked! Let me lay it out like this:
FROM PRESCRIBE NUTRITION
20 days of tips + guidance
Access to their community/team to ask questions
Access to 400+ healthy recipes
Meal planning tool w/ printable grocery lists
Access to a nutritionist for questions
Weekly email inspiration + support
FROM THYME IS HONEY
Invite to private FB group or emails
20 days of guidance and coaching from Dani
Hydration info + coaching
The Daily Page – dated PDF file
25% off code for my Etsy Shop
I’ll also be having a lot of fun doing the course myself and learning alongside you. I’ll probably create resources to help keep myself motivated + organized. And of course, I’ll share those with you, too 🙂
What will we learn?
Here’s the course breakdown from their website:
Week One: You’ll be stoked to learn you never need to count calories again! You read that right – no more calorie counting! Instead, you’ll learn how to choose foods that are minimally processed and full of nutrients to keep your body happy and healthy. We’ll also teach you how to combine foods that are good sources of carbohydrates, protein, and fat so you’ll feel satisfied and energized every single day. We are so not about starvation or restriction!
Week Two: Now that you have the healthy eating basics down – you know how to choose real, whole foods, how to read food labels, and how to combine carbohydrates, fats and protein for lasting energy – let’s talk about what to do if you’re feeling hungry while on P20. As you know, P20 is not a diet and we never want you feeling hungry or deprived. So we’ll chat about what to do if you’re feeling hungry and go over some healthy snack options if you want or need ‘em!
Week Three: Now that you’ve gotten clear about which foods and beverages will help you feel your best, you’re ready to dive into the rest of what makes up a healthy lifestyle — adequate sleep, stress management, daily movement, meaningful relationships, and more. Because ultimately, when we’re not sleeping, we’re stressed out, and we’re relying on food to give us joy and pleasure even our best efforts to eat healthily can be futile.
Beyond: We’ve got some helpful tips and specific next steps for you to take so you can continue to reap the benefits of your new healthy lifestyle and maintain the momentum you’ve gained over these last few weeks.
I also want to note that Prescribe Nutrition offers monthly memberships as well as various coaching packages. So, while you can continue on your own if you feel ready, you can also opt for their ongoing services if you have additional wellness goals you want to meet. I truly believe that the 20-day course will leave you well-equipped for a lifetime of wellness, but also encourage you to consider their services if you think you’d benefit. We can talk more about this in my private group if you have questions.
Is this okay for vegetarians/vegans?
Yes! Of the 400 recipes nearly half of them are already vegetarian/vegan, and most of them are easily adaptable.
Is this okay if I am Gluten-Free?
Yes! All but *two* recipes of the 400 are entirely gluten-free!
What are the team’s credentials?
The Prescribe Nutrition team consists of a functional nutrition coach, 3 nutritionists, and a recipe expert!
Is this okay if I am breastfeeding?
Yes! Nutrition is so important for breastfeeding people. Christina just had her 2nd baby and can speak directly to new parents about their nutrition. Their team will be happy to work with you to customize the program if needed.
Is this a diet?
No! This is a course. Look at it as going back to school for 20 days to learn information and skills that will help guide you for a lifetime. Don’t go into it with the mindset that it is a 20-day challenge or “diet”.
Can I drink alcohol while doing it?
This is up to you! Some people abstain, and some people chose to drink. It’s all about finding balance and you’ll learn about healthier options for adult beverages, as well. This course is all about learning how to find balance with real-life and nutrition, and if alcohol is part of your real life, this is a great time to learn how to strike that perfect balance.
What is the time commitment?
This is really up to you and how much you want to get out of the course. Some people are in it to *learn as much as they can*, and some just want the recipes and accountability. You’ll get weekly material each Sunday. There’s a video and some worksheets to help you learn new skills/info. You’ll need to meal plan, grocery shop, and prep meals. You’ll be able to interact in the group/community and chat with nutritionists as much or little as you want. On average students probably spent about 1 hour per week learning/planning, and around 30 minutes per day prepping/cooking. If you already meal plan, grocery shop, and cook, you probably won’t notice that this sucks up much additional time, depending on how much time you want to spend learning or interacting.
Do I need any fancy equipment to make the meals?
I hope not, because I own two pans and one knife (really, I do). Typically the healthier food is, the simpler it is to make, and with 400+ recipes to choose from you can select the things you feel comfortable preparing.
Is the course aligned with HAES (Health At Every Size)?
The PC team is informed on this methodology and as far as I can tell the material aligns, but HAES will not be discussed directly.
Will they talk about weight loss?
Weight loss is not mentioned in the course material but might be discussed by students on the community board. We will not discuss it in my private group, and I’ll moderate to ensure the conversation is focused on feeling our best, not reducing our size.
Can we access the recipes forever?
You have full access to all the recipes during the 20 days, and then for one week after! You’re welcome to download any recipes you loved, and you’ll get an email to remind you to grab that info. They also have a monthly subscription and independent nutrition coaching if you decide to continue on after the 20-day course!
How do I get it all done? Simple. I fill out The Daily Page, my secret weapon for aligning my work + wellness.
It is now available as a spiral-bound planner, notepad, instant digital download, or planner for the Goodnotes app.
My online course will teach you how to achieve optimum hydration and get organized using The Daily Page.