Special Diets

 

Having special diet needs is not usually accommodating. Many times, it is a conversation with your doctor – you must start eating healthier. Whether it’s lactose intolerant, gluten-free, heart healthy, weight-loss, or vegetarian – special diet concerns are always extra work.

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All too often patients with medical restrictions fall into their old bad habits of eating unhealthy foods. Chef Vanda can help you reach your special diet needs.

  • Do have allergy flair-ups?
  • Are you feeling sluggish?
  • Do you regularly feel blotted or sluggish?
  • Do you get sick a lot?

Maybe it’s your diet.  Nobody’s food requirement are the same. Chef Vanda will sit with you, explore your specific likes and dislikes as well as your individual special diet needs. Eating healthy does not have to be bland and boring. Chef Vanda will create meals that meet your doctor’s instructions and taste delicious.

  • Do you want to start eating healthy and feeling better?
  • Do you worry about all the wrong foods in your diet?
  • Are you looking for a fast and convenient way to eat right?

Studies have shown, fresh organic produce reduces the occurrence of allergic reactions, of increased vitamin absorption and lower levels of undesirable elements like heavy metals, pesticides residues and mycotoxins. Multiple studies show that organic fruits and vegetables contain 50% more vitamins, nutrients, and minerals than conventionally grown produce.

Long Island's Chef VandaQuite frankly, I prefer fresh organic fruits and vegetables because they taste much better.

Are you trying to follow a special diet in order to improve your health or lose weight? If so, you’ve probably found that one of the hardest things to do is to shop and prepare meals.

The Organic Personal Chef Vanda has experience with clients on a variety of dietary restrictions and we can certainly find something to meet their needs. During our initial consultation, we’ll discuss the diet guidelines in detail. We’ll select entrees from our extensive menu and we can include nutritional information to guide you. We’re always happy to provide additional choices so we’re sure to fit your requirements and your taste buds will be happy.

Let us know if you’re working with a personal trainer or nutritionist, as we can consult with them as well.

Don’t see the diet you’re looking for? Give us a call and we can discuss your requirements.

Here’s just a partial list of special diet requirements:

Food Allergies and Intolerances

True food allergies come in various forms. It can be a slight case such as a headaches or a rash to a certain product to some causing severe reactions, including death. Since there is no cure for food allergies, treatment starts and ends with avoidance. Food allergy sufferers must keep a strict eye on ingredient labels and always find out the facts from restaurant kitchens. The most common individual food allergies include those to peanuts, tree nuts (walnuts, pecans etc), fish, shellfish, eggs, milk, soy, corn, wheat milk and Lactose intolerant (dairy free). During your initial consultation, we will fill out a detailed questionnaire. Chef Vanda then will customize a menu plan according to your specific diet needs.

Wheat-free / Gluten-free

A gluten-free diet means avoiding all products that contain wheat, rye and barley, or any of their derivatives. Many people may benefit from a gluten-free diet including people concerned about: low carbohydrate dieting, wheat allergies, gluten intolerance and/or celiac disease. This is a very difficult task as there are many hidden sources of gluten found in the ingredients of many processed foods. Chef Vanda has clients that require a gluten-free, low carb diet. She has compiled a large collection of gluten-free recipes that are great tasting and a culinary delight.

Dairy free and Lactose Intolerant

Lactose intolerant is the bodies inability to process milk sugars. Cheese, butter, yogurt, cream, sour cream, and ice cream, unless specifically formulated to be dairy-free, contain milk. Milk is also present in many types of processed food. Chef Vanda will create your meals according to your specific diet needs without the use of milk or milk by-products.

Weight-loss and Maintenance

Atkins, South Beach, Low Fat / High Fiber – Chef Vanda will create a suggested menu based on your input from client questionnaire. From then on all you have to do is sit back and chef Vanda will take care of the rest. No calorie counting, no weighing and measuring, you won’t have to deal with complicated recipes or long hours preparing bland flavorless food, just enjoy a tasty wholesome meal.

Vegetarian, Vegan and Semi-Vegetarian

Whether you are a new vegetarian or a seasoned vegan, your taste buds will tingle with every bite. Each meal is prepared with your specific taste in mind, if you like onions but no green peppers then your dish will have onions and no peppers.

  • Beginning vegetarians will have no problem acclimating to not having meat in your diet as you explore new flavors and textures not bland, flavorless foods.
  • Lacto-ovo vegetarians eat dairy foods and eggs as well as plant foods. Your ready to heat meals will not contain meat, poultry or fish.
  • Ovo-vegetarians eat only eggs and plant foods. There will be no dairy foods, meats, poultry or fish in your meals.
  • Lacto-vegetarian eats dairy foods and plant foods. Your custom menu will contain no eggs, meat, poultry or fish.
  • Vegans or strict vegetarians eat only plant foods and products. The term vegan generally refers to individuals who share a philosophy and lifestyle as well as a restricted diet. Chef Vanda will prepare your food with no animal foods, eggs or dairy products.

Heart Healthy, Cancer restrictions and HIV

A healthy plan emphasizing whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and limits high-fat foods (such as red meat, cheese and baked goods), processed nutrient deficient foods and high-sodium foods. Chef Vanda will work closely with your doctor and nutritionist to prepare foods according to your special dietary needs.

My clients have experienced weight loss, reduced flare-ups and a better overall healthy feeling from eating better, eating organic and enjoying meals that fit into their health goals.

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Planning healthy meals for your family is hard work. There is just so much to consider. Let The Organic Personal Chef work with you to produce the healthy lifestyle you’ve always wanted to lead.

Over the years, we have helped our clients eat healthy, by providing top notch service, preparing delicious, beautiful food that fit their specific lifestyle. Let me know how we can help, I’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have about The Organic Personal Chef and my services.

Namaste, Chef Vanda

Important:

To begin enjoying this kind of service you are looking for, your next step is to call Chef Vanda right now for your in-home interview to go over food preferences.
(516) 459-6850

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