Services

Consultations

Single Sessions — $105 per hour

Single sessions last about an hour and are perfect for addressing specific nutritional concerns with whole foods, supplements, or lifestyle recommendations. In these sessions we’ll assess your specific needs together and introduce new clients to the basics you’ll need to achieve your goals. Single sessions are also ideal for people who already have a strong knowledge base regarding nutrition but wish to have specific questions answered or for those who have explored my other programs and wish to follow-up.

Six & 12-week Programs — $570-$1020

Consecutive weekly visits are the best way for you to build a strong nutritional foundation and to correct unwanted habits. In these programs, nutritional suggestions are gradually introduced so you make changes at a rate that is comfortable for you and therefore most likely to give you the long-lasting results you want. These programs are customized to fit your specific needs, whether that’s overcoming impaired health, reducing weight, improving mental and emotional thought patterns or optimizing athletic performance. Your progress is discussed at each weekly visit and changes are made accordingly. Consecutive visits offer continued inspiration and motivation and create accountability, which increases your ability to reach your goals. Six & 12-week programs include a grocery store tour.

Healthy Weight Eating Program & Cookbook with Consultation - $650

The Healthy Weight Eating Program & Cookbook shows you how to lose or maintain a healthy weight and keep metabolic disorders at bay while enjoying the pleasures of food and thoroughly living life. Losing or maintaining a healthy weight does not have to be boring. Kara’s 50+ page program & cookbook contains the information you need to improve your health and physical appearance while learning to eat well and enjoy food. You can buy the cookbook alone (Click here to purchase the Healthy Weight Eating Program & Cookbook ), which is chalk full of easy to prepare gourmet recipes and health promoting strategies or you can sign up for the whole program and reach your health and weight goals with the support of and accountability to a qualified nutritionist. 

 The Healthy Weight Eating program includes:

  • The Healthy Weight Eating Program & Cookbook
  • 3 (1-hour) office visits with Kara
  • 1 (1 1/2 hour) grocery store tour
  • 1 (3-hour) private pantry clean out and cooking lesson in your own home (does not include the cost of groceries)
  • Email and phone support

For an additional charge, Kara offers lab testing such as food allergy, nutritional deficiency, and intestinal health panels that can help you to discover barriers to weight loss and overall health. Contact Kara for more information regarding this program.

Grocery Store Tour — $150

Grocery store tours are a fun way to learn the many healthy food options that can fit into your personal lifestyle. Whether you’re busy and have little time for cooking or you’re the seasoned cook who would like to improve your food choices, the tours are flexible and customized to your needs. Tours include a full explanation of each section of the grocery store with ideas for food preparation, nutritional content info, storage suggestions, time management, and delicious alternatives to junk foods. Each tour is 1&1/2 hours long and can be performed at the grocery store of your choice. (Whole Foods Market is recommended because of its wide range of healthy foods and alternatives.) Many people find this to be an invaluable lesson in creating a healthy lifestyle. Your whole family is welcome to come along and learn. Imagine that -- a teenager who knows how to shop healthy? Priceless!

Private Cooking Lessons For Individuals — $85 per hour
( 2-hour minimum), plus the cost of groceries

As you probably know, home cooked meals are by far the healthiest way to eat. However, cooking seems to be a dying art in many households. Learning some quick and easy basics in the kitchen can make cooking at home a lot more inspiring and nourishing for you and your family. Together, you and I will decide what type of meals will best fulfill your lifestyle and dietary needs and then focus on teaching you how to prepare those meals. For starters, we’ll go over basic knife skills, tools that make cooking easier and seasoning techniques. Then we’ll do hands-on cooking to give you a good grasp of what your meals should be comprised of (how many proteins, carbs and fats), serving sizes, and the vitamin, mineral and phytochemical content of specific foods. You’ll also discover how many foods can be used as medicine to improve health ailments. A cooking demonstration is a great way to pull together everything you learned in your grocery store tour and you get to take home samples.

Private Cooking Lessons For Groups — Prices vary according to the size of the group and menu

Are you and your friends looking for something fun and different to do? Collect a group of friends or family members together, pick a culinary and nutritional topic of choice and Kara will teach you all about it. These classes can be offered in the privacy of your own home or in a space provided by Kara. These cooking classes make for great parties, so whether you want to celebrate a birthday or learn more about cooking healthy, local or delicious food you are in the right hands. Contact Kara today to discuss the needs of your group and menu options.

Personal Chef Services - $65 per hour (2-hour minimum), plus the cost of groceries

Imagine opening the door to a refrigerator full of healthy meals that are all in accordance with your dietary needs, ready to be eaten or taken to work. You can have all this without having to step foot in the grocery store or in the kitchen to cook. As a personal chef, Kara works with you to design a menu that will satisfy your palate and nutritional needs. Kara then shops for the food, and brings it to your home where she prepares meals for 1 day to one week depending on needs. She focuses on offering a variety of creative and delicious dishes that will nourish your body and tantalize your taste buds, while working with you to improve your health. With Kara’s personal chef services you have a nutritionist and a chef within the same service.

Detox Program - $199-$450 (Some programs include up to 45 meal replacements)

With over 100,000 new chemicals being introduced to our environment each year, detoxification is an exciting way to improve and protect your health. Its simple and superior therapeutic results can be felt almost immediately. Detox clients have experienced increased energy, allergy relief, clearer skin, improved mental functioning, a jump start to weight loss and decreases in countless other symptoms. The Designs for Health detox program used in my practice is a gentle, full-body cleanse that gives your body a chance to recover from daily exposure to toxins while also supplying the calories and nutrients you need for energy. This detox is offered for both individuals and groups and can last from 7-28 days depending on your needs.

Lab Work

Food Sesitivity Testing - $350-390

Comprehensive Metabolic Profile — $245-460

Do you feel tired? Is your digestion, shall we say ... compromised? Are you using prescription drugs that could be depleting valuable vitamins and nutrients from your body? Are the supplements that you take providing what they say they do? Now is the time to test...don’t guess. The Comprehensive Metabolic Profile is a highly accurate test that reveals specific nutrient deficiencies in your body. It assesses B-vitamin insufficiencies, cellular energy production, neural function, detoxification capability, intestinal microbial overgrowth, free radical damage, fatty acid ratios and food allergies. This test takes the guesswork out of nutritional recommendations and can be used to create a supplement and food plan that is designed precisely for you and also correct any insufficiencies to optimize your metabolic function and health. This test is highly recommended for individuals who have had blood work done with inconclusive results.

Adrenal Stress Testing — $114-$191

Stress is a major underlying cause of many chronic illnesses, from fatigue to food allergies. A stressful lifestyle can lead to consistently high levels of cortisol and low levels of DHEA (two hormones produced by the adrenal glands), which can be damaging to your brain and other tissues. Cortisol elevation also impacts immune responses, inflammation, and cellular hydration. The adrenal stress profile is a measure of your response to stress. It is also an important tool for pointing to adrenal imbalances that may be impacting your health. If you feel greatly fatigued or have a history of compromised immunity, this test will help determine the best plan to overcome these symptoms and improve your ability to respond and adapt to stress.

GI Effects Stool Profiles — $170-$395

Healthy digestion is essential for a healthy body and mind. This includes having balanced beneficial bacteria in your gut, which is a sign of a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal health is key in digestion, nutrient usage, and ridding your body of waste and harmful pathogens. Poor digestion and mal-absorption can lead to immune dysfunction, nutritional insufficiencies, and various diseases as well as food allergies and an accumulation of toxins. GI Effects is unlike any other stool analysis profile, going beyond the standard parameters for identifying gastrointestinal disorders. GI Effects uses DNA analysis to identify both beneficial and harmful organisms with 100% accuracy, including anaerobes, a previously unmeasurable area of your gut that compromises 95% of all gut microbiota. If you have chronic health problems, it is essential to know the microbial balance of your GI tract.

Classes

Public Group Classes 

Please see the education page for Kara's current public class schedule including her popular cooking classes. 

Private Speaking Engagements — Price varies according to group needs

Athletic groups, nutritional enthusiasts, bankers, boutique and salon owners, mothers, fathers and teenagers have all enjoyed the benefits of attending Kara’s engaging group presentations. From basic health information to weight loss and specific nutritional topics, Kara is an entertaining, motivational speaker who covers many common issues and gets you thinking about what you can do to feel your best. Class topics include: Central Texas' Food as Medicine, Living a Weight Loss Lifestyle, Daily Detoxing, Healthy Eating Made Easy, Stress and Your Health and many more. Each lecture is designed specifically for your group’s interest.

Private Cooking Classes For Groups — Prices vary according to the size of the group and menu

Are you and your friends looking for something fun and different to do? Collect a group of friends or family members together, pick a culinary and nutritional topic of choice and Kara will teach you all about it. These classes can be offered in the privacy of your own home or in a space provided by Kara. These cooking classes make for great parties, so whether you want to celebrate a birthday or learn more about cooking healthy, local or delicious food you are in the right hands. Contact Kara today to discuss the needs of your group and menu options

Private Cooking Lessons For Individuals — $85 per hour (2-hour minimum), plus the cost of groceries

As you probably know, home cooked meals are by far the healthiest way to eat. However, cooking seems to be a dying art in many households. Learning some quick and easy basics in the kitchen can make cooking at home a lot more inspiring and nourishing for you and your family. Together, you and I will decide what type of meals will best fulfill your lifestyle and dietary needs and then focus on teaching you how to prepare those meals. For starters, we’ll go over basic knife skills, tools that make cooking easier and seasoning techniques. Then we’ll do hands-on cooking to give you a good grasp of what your meals should be comprised of (how many proteins, carbs and fats), serving sizes, and the vitamin, mineral and phytochemical content of specific foods. You’ll also discover how many foods can be used as medicine to improve health ailments. A cooking demonstration is a great way to pull together everything you learned in your grocery store tour and you get to take home samples.

Workplace Wellness Classes — $300-$500

These are 30-minute to one and a half hour long classes that are interactive and lively. Kara uses a number of techniques to engage the audience such as taste tests, self awareness quizzes and of course, humour. She provides easy to follow PowerPoint presentation on topics such as Healthy Eating Made Simple!, Nutrition and its Effects on your Ability to Handle Stress, and Living a Weight Loss Lifestyle. These lectures are often offered at employee appreciation days or luncheons.

Kara offers a number of classes to help people increase well-being in the work place. This is a great way to give back to the people who make your business tick.

Food Preparation

Personal Chef Services - $65 per hour (2-hour minimum), plus the cost of groceries

Imagine opening the door to a refrigerator full of healthy meals that are all in accordance with your dietary needs, ready to be eaten or taken to work. You can have all this without having to step foot in the grocery store or in the kitchen to cook. As a personal chef, Kara works with you to design a menu that will satisfy your palate and nutritional needs. Kara then shops for the food, and brings it to your home where she prepares meals for 1 day to one week depending on needs. She focuses on offering a variety of creative and delicious dishes that will nourish your body and tantalize your taste buds, while working with you to improve your health. With Kara’s personal chef services you have a nutritionist and a chef within the same service.

Private Cooking Lessons For Groups — Prices vary according to the size of the group and menu

Are you and your friends looking for something fun and different to do? Collect a group of friends or family members together, pick a culinary and nutritional topic of choice and Kara will teach you all about it. These classes can be offered in the privacy of your own home or in a space provided by Kara. These cooking classes make for great parties, so whether you want to celebrate a birthday or learn more about cooking healthy, local or delicious food you are in the right hands. Contact Kara today to discuss the needs of your group and menu options.

Private Cooking Lessons For Individuals — $85 per hour (2-hour minimum), plus the cost of groceries

As you probably know, home cooked meals are by far the healthiest way to eat. However, cooking seems to be a dying art in many households. Learning some quick and easy basics in the kitchen can make cooking at home a lot more inspiring and nourishing for you and your family. Together, you and I will decide what type of meals will best fulfill your lifestyle and dietary needs and then focus on teaching you how to prepare those meals. For starters, we’ll go over basic knife skills, tools that make cooking easier and seasoning techniques. Then we’ll do hands-on cooking to give you a good grasp of what your meals should be comprised of (how many proteins, carbs and fats), serving sizes, and the vitamin, mineral and phytochemical content of specific foods. You’ll also discover how many foods can be used as medicine to improve health ailments. A cooking demonstration is a great way to pull together everything you learned in your grocery store tour and you get to take home samples.

Grocery Store Tour —  $150

Grocery store tours are a fun way to learn the many healthy food options that can fit into your personal lifestyle. Whether you’re busy and have little time for cooking or you’re the seasoned cook who would like to improve your food choices, the tours are flexible and customized to your needs. Tours include a full explanation of each section of the grocery store with ideas for food preparation, nutritional content info, storage suggestions, time management, and delicious alternatives to junk foods. Each tour is 1&1/2 hours long and can be performed at the grocery store of your choice. (Whole Foods Market is recommended because of its wide range of healthy foods and alternatives.) Many people find this to be an invaluable lesson in creating a healthy lifestyle. Your whole family is welcome to come along and learn. Imagine that -- a teenager who knows how to shop healthy? Priceless!