Everyone's talking about being “healthy.” Which foods to eat, which ones to avoid. What supplements to take, or how much water to drink. But what does it really mean to be healthy? Being healthy is to…
Be fully alive, living to the fullest
Feel the buzzing energy inside your body, your heart beating inside your chest, and have all 5 senses heightened
Hear your body’s wisdom, that inner-voice that tells you what you need in any given moment
Honor your highest self so you can be of service to the world
And why does this matter to you?
Because when you feel your best, you thrive in all areas of your life. Waking up is easy. Work is actually enjoyable. You have energy to experience adventures. Showing up for your family and friends is effortless. You are ready for anything this beautiful life hands your way. And when you show up as your healthiest self, your life simply WORKS.
Hi, I’m Michelle Kabler, and this is the place where I dish out all my healthy cooking goodness. Why should you listen to me? Well, let’s just say I’ve been around the block. The unhealthy block, that is. I put myself through the corporate grind, working overtime, ignoring my body’s signals for greater self-care, and racking up countless chronic health conditions. I felt so sick, bloated, and exhausted on a day to day basis, that I actually thought it was “normal” to feel that way. Until I started cooking for myself. As soon as I learned about nourishing foods and began getting comfortable in my own kitchen, feeding myself with my own two hands, I began to come alive. And I’m on a mission to help you come alive in your own body, beginning in your very own kitchen.
Here’s what I know to be true…
Not mine, not your mom’s, but yours. Your lasting vitality depends on your ability to learn the basics in your kitchen and feed yourself what your body needs to not only survive, but to THRIVE. Juice cleanses, meal delivery, and takeout will only get you so far. There’s that saying your grandparents probably said: “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Your shot at true happiness, wellness, and aliveness begins with you getting comfortable in your kitchen, cooking simple, healthy meals, and feeding yourself. Literally.
The biggest roadblock you may be feeling is your lack of experience or kitchen setup. No formal training? No professional kitchen? Excuses shmexcuses. Learn the shortcuts, start with the easy go-to recipes, and just get cooking.
This is your blueprint. You are busy, you are awesome, you are out in the world rocking at life. Cook once a week and you’re set up for anything life throws your way. Look at it like this: when you consider your lifelong longevity, a few short hours once a week will actually add years to your life, so what may feel like a time investment now is actually buying you time to live the life you love long term. It’s a no brainer.
When we cook, we don’t just add ingredients to a plate. The energy of your food actually changes composition and transforms into a dish because of what you put into it. And it becomes even more spiritual when you put that energy into the dish yourself. You are nourishing your own body, loving her up with the goodness that you want to share with her. Cooking is an act of love and self nurturement. This is critically essential to being healthy.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my journey, it’s that life is easier with community. We can’t do everything on our own. And even if we could, life gets super-charged when we collaborate and rely on the support of others. With the help of others, your health will take off to new heights.
Happy & healthy,
Wanna know more about me? Here you go…
- Favorite food of all time: French fries.
- Favorite dish to cook: oven-roasted broccoli.
- I’m afraid of heights.
- I’m married to a chef who has a French culinary training. When we met, he introduced me to cooking with butter, and I taught him how to add vegetables to every meal. #balance
- My family is my everything.
- I’ve been dancing since I was 3, on stage and off. When you meet me in person, I’ll probably be dancing to the background music. I can’t help it!
- My closest friends call me Micki.
- Sharpie-drawn smiley faces are the best way to mark which eggs in the carton have already been hard-boiled. Hands down.
- Pickles make the best snack.
- There's a soft spot in my heart for funny-shaped fruits and veggies. I always buy them over the perfect ones.
- I spent a semester of college studying in Hong Kong, which is where my love affair with dim sum began.
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Michelle Kabler is a Certified Natural Foods Chef and Healthy Cooking Expert on a mission to support busy professional women in learning how to cook healthy meals for themselves. After years of bingeing, dieting, and a stressful career, she embarked on a quest to heal her own health struggles. Her turning point? Learning to cook for herself. Since completing the Chef’s Training program at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, she continues helping burned out women nourish themselves daily. Her message is simple: healthy starts in the kitchen, cooking for yourself is essential to becoming healthy, and batch cooking is the solution to making it work. Michelle can be found dishing healthy tips in her YouTube series, Michelle’s Minutes, coaching one-on-one clients, providing healthy meal delivery, and on www.michellekabler.com.