Deb's Healthy Plate
Call: 203-929-9414

Group Nutrition Classes

Register for Class with one of the dates listed or schedule a Private or Group Class at a Date and Time that is convenient for you or your group 203-929-9414


Juicing, Detox/Cleanse, Diabesity, Thyroid Management and Inflammation upon request. 

Thyroid Management and Healing

Date options:  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 1:00 to 2:30 PM — $30 per person OR
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Where:  Deb’s Healthy Plate/Metamorphosis Body Mind Spirit
                32 Woodfield Dr. Shelton, CT  06484
Reserve your seat:  Call Debbie Barbiero 203-929-9414
Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Persistent fatigue: feeling of exhaustion even if you are sleeping more
Drowsiness: Feeling abnormally sleepy during the day
Forgetfulness, difficulty learning
Dry, brittle hair and nails
Dry, itchy skin
Puffy face, sore muscles, weight gain and fluid retention
Constipation, heavy and irregular menstrual flow, increased frequency of miscarriages
High cholesterol, increased sensitivity to many medications
Signs and Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
Racing heart palpitations, problems catching your breath
Anxiety, nervousness, or increased feeling of irritation
Trouble falling asleep or insomnia
Excessive sweating; warm moist skin; intolerance to heat
Problems with the digestive system, increased bowel movements
Physical and mental exhaustion, mood swings
Increased hair loss, unexplained weight loss, enlarged neck area or goiter, a change in eyes (bulging), loss of calcium in bones
Infrequent menstrual cycles, possibly a difficult time becoming pregnant
In this very informative class you will learn more about Thyroid disease and what you can do to reduce or eliminate many of your symptoms. This class will be taught by Debbie Barbiero, Certified Nutritional Health and Life Coach, owner of Metamorphosis Body Mind Spirit (aka Deb’s Healthy Plate)
Metamorphosis Body, Mind and Spirit 3 Day Detox Cleanse

Metamorphosis Body, Mind and Spirit 3 Day Detox Cleanse

Metamorphosis Body, Mind and Spirit 3 Day Detox Cleanse.

Schedule a 90 minute class for 1 person ($60) or a group of 2 of more people ($30 each)
Our precious bodies are constantly exposed to toxins which affect the body’s natural ability to burn fat, leading to weight gain, Diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Detoxing gets rid of the body’s toxins stored in fat cells and increases your metabolism.
Metamorphosis Body, Mind and Spirit 3 Day Detox Cleanse.
When most people think of a cleanse they think of nasty tasting powders and chemicals. The 3 Day Program I have created is real food full of nutrients!
I will tell you exactly which foods to eat and which to avoid during the 3 days you choose to follow the program. You get a shopping list with recipes of what exactly to eat for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for all 3 days.
Benefits: Kick start your weight loss for the next season
Get back on track
Get rid of bloat
Gain energy
Improve your health and nutrition
Be motivated to continue eating healthy.
Reserve your seat. 203-929-9414
For your convenience I take cash, check or credit card (SQUARE) in person or by phone.
Click here to watch my segments on WTNH TV 8 Thanksgiving Recipes
CONTACT ME: Debbie Barbiero 203-929-9414 or

Debbie Barbiero with Kevin Arnone WTNH TV Channel 8

Debbie Barbiero with Kevin Arnone WTNH TV Channel 8

Private or Group Cooking Classes for Children or Adult or Personal Chef Services

Private or Group Cooking Classes for Children or Adult or Personal Chef Services


Saturdays at 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Where: Deb’s Healthy Plate located at 32 Woodfield Dr. Shelton, CT 06484
Cost: $30 per class per person for each class or 4 classes for $100.00 — Cash, Check or Credit Card
They will: Learn to measure, use knife skills, follow recipe directions, make appetizers to desserts, make new friends and enjoy eating what they prepare in class. I ‘Add the Healthy’ to every recipe.

Group Children’s Cooking Class Schedule
Saturdays at 1:00 or ask me about evening classes.

2 classes $60 per child or 3 classes $90 per child. 4 or more classes $25 per class. For example 8 classes for $200 per child

Register: Call 203-929-9414 or email or mail a check to the above address.

Children's Cooking Classes are fun classes at Deb's Healthy Plate.

Children’s Cooking Classes are fun classes at Deb’s Healthy Plate.

4 week segments usually about 90 minutes for each class. The cost is $100 per child for 4 classes or $30.00 per class if you can't make all 4. Register by calling 203-929-9414 or email

4 week segments usually about 90 minutes for each class. The cost is $100 per child for 4 classes

Saturday's at 12:00

Saturday’s at 1:00 for ages 6 to 15

I also offer private classes for children ages 5 and up or MOMMY and ME or DADDY and ME COOKING CLASSES

Deb’s Healthy Plate
AKA Metamorphosis Body Mind Spirit

MOMMY AND ME COOKING CLASSES upon request. Ask me about a time that works best for you.
Where: 32 Woodfield Dr. Shelton, CT 06484 (203-929-9414)

Mommy/Daddy/Grandparent and Me Cooking Classes

Mommy/Daddy/Grandparent and Me Cooking Classes

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CONTACT: Debbie Barbiero, Certified Nutritional Health/Life Coach, AADP and Personal Chef

Children will learn to measure and follow recipe directions. Some of the foods they have learned in previous classes are:
Home made pizza dough and sauce. They made their own Personal Pizzas, Monkey Bread, Breakfast items, Chicken Parmesan, Homemade Pasta, Sauce,
Baked Sweet Potato Fries and Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders, Chocolate Raspberry Decadence, Apple Crisp, Blueberry Cobbler, Mini Meatloaves with Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese Primavera, Cupcakes which they decorated themselves, Lasagna, Homemade Ravioli, Cookies and so much more.

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Call to register: Debbie Barbiero, Certified Nutritional Health/Life Coach and Personal Chef 203-929-9414

 Ages 6 to 15 at 1:00 on Saturdays 203-929-9414

Ages 6 to 15 at 1:00 to 2:30 Saturdays

Classes limited to 8 children
Cooking Classes for Kids and Adults
Kids cooking classes are offered at Deb’s Healthy Plate aka Metamorphosis Body Mind Spirit.
The Classes are designed to be hands on experience, targeted for kids from ages 7-15 years old. Participants are guided through each recipe, learning concepts such as measuring, cutting, peeling, sauteing, baking and more. Parents are given copies of recipes by email upon request so your potential chef can recreate the meal for the family. Classes change often so check back frequently.

Where: Metamorphosis Body Mind Spirit/Deb’s Healthy Plate
32 Woodfield Dr.
Shelton, CT 06484

Contact: Debbie Barbiero, Certified Nutritional Health/Life Coach and Personal Chef

The next CHILDREN’S COOKING CLASSES will be a whole new menu based on suggestions from the children.
These are some of their comments:
Elias, “I like all the food.”
Rebekkah, “I liked meeting new friends.”
Benjamin, “The chicken was delicious!”
Chris, “I liked the brownie dessert and that we get to eat the food after we are done.”
Alyssa and Dylan, “I liked all of the meals and I liked that we eat the food after we are done.”
Robert, “I like all the food especially the desserts and seeing my new friend Mike.”
Riley, “I want to be a cooking teacher when I am big. Cooking is so much fun!”
Mae, “I love these classes, I can’t wait until the next classes begin!
Madison, “I love cooking classes they are so much fun and the food is good!”
Rachel, “One of my favorites is the Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders and Baked Sweet Potato Fries.”


Call 203-929-9414 or email to book your Birthday Party Cooking Class for Adults or Children.

Call 203-929-9414 or email to book your Birthday Party Cooking Class for Adults or Children.

Birthday Party Cooking Classes

Birthday Party Cooking Class for Adults or Children

Birthday Party Cooking Class for Adults or Children

Yes we do have kid’s birthday parties! Parents can select any one of our courses led by me to create the perfect menu/event for your little one. Parties are typically 2 hours long and we focus on getting the kids involved while having fun. You can have your party here or have me come to your location. Here are a few themes of the parties we offer:

Healthy Meals
Easy, healthy meals for such as Meat and Vegetable Wraps, Healthy Sweet Potato Fries, Homemade Baked Potato Chips and Fruit Kabobs, round out this healthy meal class experience.

This class offers the students the opportunity to make their own Tortilla Chips, Salsa, Guacamole, Chicken and Beef, all from scratch, then with these ingredients, having the choice to make their own Burritos or Tacos.

Learning about how spaghetti or Ziti and meatballs with marinara sauce is prepared as well as making the perfect garlic bread are the goals for this class. Each student will have the chance to take part in the preparation of these traditional Italian dishes.

Classic dishes such as Mac and Cheese is explored with a Bechemel, Chicken Pot Pie, Turkey Burgers, Apple Crumble and Tomato Soup round out this class

Traditional Mediterranean dips such as Hummus, Cucumber Tomato Salad as well as Lemon Feta Chicken will represent our exploration into the Mediterranean Cuisine on this day.

Create your own Pizza
We’ll be making pizza sauce from scratch and prepare such ingredients as Broccoli, Red Pepper, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella Seasoned Baked Chicken, Mushrooms, Italian Sausage, Red Onions, Mozzarella cheese and Turkey Sausage as toppings. Each student will add their own toppings to their personal pizzas. Some may choose NO toppings if they prefer it plain.

A Kid’s Favorite with a Healthier Twist
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Coconut Chicken Tenders. We also make a dipping sauce or two.

OPTIONAL–Bring you cupcakes and we can decorate them here.

Baking Class
Choose: Raspberry Chocolate Decadence, apple crisp, fruit or cinnamon muffins, Bake cupcakes and decorate them

Do you have a theme or ideas your child would like to learn? Ask me about it.

Parties $35 for each child.

“Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.”

Author: Dalai Lama

Healthier Cooking Classes for Adults Private or Group:
Private Classes $60 per person Group of 2 or more people $50 per person. Bring a friend or bring a date.
Is it your birthday? The birthday person get 1 class half price the week of their birthday. Just show me your license. You must come with at least 1 person paying full price.

These are some of the foods we have made in Adult Cooking Classes. Feel free to ask me to teach you something that is not on this list. I also can help with Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free Meals. Just Ask:

Kale and Almond Pesto with White Beans and Pasta
Sesame Chicken Thighs with Vegetables
Mini Meatloaves with Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Salads: Beet Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Chicken Salad
Chicken with Mushrooms and Wine Sauce
Salmon Florentine with Risotto
Carne Asada
Turkey Vegetable Chili and Meatless Chili
Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops and Risotto
Decadent Chocolate Raspberry Trifle
Quinoa and Zucchini Frittata
Curry Vegetables with Quinoa
Cauliflower Crusted Quiches
Chicken with a Mushroom Wine Sauce and Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes or Risotto
Homemade Pasta and Sauce
Homemade Gnocchi
Homemade Ravioli
Bolognese Sauce
Rolled Stuffed Flank Steak Stuffed with Vegetables and Cheese
Shepherds Pie
Asian Stir Fry
Italian Wedding Soup
Homemade Pizza Dough and Sauce–Make Your Own Personal Pizza
Pasta e Fagioli with a Salad and Lemon Basil Dressing
Chicken Cacciatore
Assorted Appetizers
Eggplant Rollatini
Noodle-less Lasagna
Pasta Primavera Salad or Black Bean and Mango Salad
Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Mango Chicken with a side
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Homemade Cranberry Relish, Wild Rice Stuffing with Turkey Sausage
Shrimp or Chicken Scampi
Apple Pie Pizza
Twice Baked Potatoes
I love to take suggestions – What would you like to learn how to make? – Call me 203-929-9414 or email with your requests

These are client comments:Ask me about GIFT CERTIFICATES
“I can’t believe it was our last class of 6 classes!!! I’ve looked forward each week to try another healthy recipe and hear your various healthy cooking tips! It also got me to try new ingredients that I would have never thought of! Keep me in mind for upcoming classes.” Eileen Crowley Baker

“Debbie really knows how to put a twist to simple recipes to make them healthier. Add some of this and some of that and you have a great tasting recipe that is simple and healthy. Debbie is a delight and makes cooking enjoyable.”
Cathy P.

“Debbie came to our house as our personal chef for my husband’s birthday. The kale salad was wonderful, the risotto was to die for and the lamb was yummy. She finished up with an amazing chocolate dessert. A great experience!”
Danielle M.
You choose your menu

Birthday, Anniversary, Bachelorette Party....I will come to you and prepare a delicious meal for you and your guest(s)

Birthday, Anniversary, Bachelorette Party….I will come to you and prepare a delicious meal for you and your guest(s)

I will prepare a 3 OR 4 course meal for you in your home and either I will bring the 3 bottles of wine to pair with the meal or you supply your own. I will prepare a Soup or Salad PLUS pasta, rice or potatoes PLUS meat and dessert. You choose the menu. We can also do a Special meal for you without the wine.

If you have any questions or special requests, email me or



Spring Summer Detox Cleanse

Spring Summer Detox Cleanse

32 Woodfield Dr. Shelton, CT 06484 for only $30 per person for a Group Class A group of 2 or more people

Happy New Year!
Another year has gone by, as we all reflect on how grateful we are to have shared another wonderful holiday season with the people we love. Some of us had a rough year and are really missing some family and friends.
But, here we are it’s January and a brand new year! A chance for a new beginning and a fresh start … some of you may be taking an inventory of each and every thing we ate and drank. We promised ourselves that it would be different this year. That we would make healthier choices, wiser choices…not go back for that second helping of our favorite foods. We would stop at one slice of pie or one dessert, but then how do you choose which one? We were going to try to skip the bread….STOP!! It’s DONE. Now, start over. Hopefully you enjoyed the holidays and you should! Every single day is another OPPORTUNITY to START OVER.

Do you feel like you over-indulged a little…a lot? Are you starting the new year feeling bloated and defeated? Are you wondering how you can make this year’s resolution stick? I have the answer for you…Ask me about my METAMORPHOSIS 3 Day Winter Detox Cleanse that I have designed for you to get back on track, get rid of a few pounds, detox, get rid of the bloat and get some energy. IT’S real food not a protein powder. I will give you a 21 page packet with a shopping list and instructions with recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for 3 Days. Are you ready to start YOUR Metamorphosis-Body, Mind and Spirit? Call or email me to register NOW 203-929-9414 If you are not local I can email the 3 Day Detox/Cleanse to you as an email attachment for only $20. The class is about 90 minutes. I will serve you one of the recipes during the class. You can do the 3 Day Detox Cleanse at your convenience after you go shopping for all the ingredients. REAL FOOD.
I recommend you give your body a healthy detox/cleanse at least once every 3 to 4 months or seasonally. Treat your body special because it is! Begin your Metamorphosis–Body, Mind and Spirit!

To REGISTER NOW Please call Debbie at 203-929-9414 or email

My Kitchen

Reserve your spot for a Cooking Class — Group or Private


To your vibrant health and happiness!

Debbie Barbiero
Certified Nutritional Health Coach, AADP

Begin your Metamorphosis Body, Mind and Spirit

Begin your Metamorphosis
Body, Mind and Spirit

Some of you know I have battled Hashimoto’s disease for several years and I am managing my symptoms quite well now. I have been off all medication for over 6 years. I can’t guarantee you will not have to take medication anymore but I can guarantee that I can help you to manage your symptoms and feel a whole lot better. (Scroll down for a recipe).
If you or someone you care about is battling a thyroid disease these are some of the symptoms they may be challenged with. I personally was battling most of the symptoms. Feeling healthy and feeling good about your self is not a luxury–It’s an absolute necessity. I OFFER PRIVATE AND GROUP CLASSES UPON REQUEST FOR THYROID MANAGEMENT AND DIABESITY (Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes, Obesity and or heart disease)
4 one to two hour classes meeting once a week at 32 Woodfield Dr. Shelton, CT 06484
You will learn: The best foods to eat and avoid for your thyroid
Toxins in Your environment that contribute to Thyroid Disease
It’s NOT just about the food you are eating- What’s EATING YOU?
Group Members say,

“Very informative, full of helpful information toward thyroid health.” Lynn Baer
“Very informative, great information on eating habits and proper foods and recipes for a healthy thyroid.” Dee

These are some of the symptoms you or someone you love may be battling with a thyroid disorder

These are some of the symptoms you or someone you love may be battling with a thyroid disorder. Schedule classes with me to find out which foods are best to eat and which are best to avoid to manage your thyroid. It’s not just about the food!!

This is a 3 week PRIVATE $150 or GROUP of 2 or more for only $100.00 per person at my home office
Where: Metamorphosis Body Mind Spirit
32 Woodfield Drive, Shelton, CT 06484
When: Weekly upon request for 3 weeks. We will have a different discussion each week.

Time: (Ask me about a time that is best for you)
You will learn how to manage your symptoms and take control of your diet and your health body, mind and spirit. Please register NOW! Class size is limited. Call or email me to register 203-929-9414

DIABESITY PROGRAM (Private or Group Class) – We meet every 2 weeks for 14 weeks at 5:30 or ask me about a time that works best for you.

Cost: $210.00 for the 14 week program (meet bi-weekly

Where:  Metamorphosis Body Mind Spirit/Deb’s Healthy Plate

This 14 Week Program is based on Dr. Mark Hyman’s Blood Sugar Solution.  It is for people battling obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes and/or heart disease

These are some of the testimonials of the group:

Dr.Abdel H.

“I learned a lot from Debbie, being a proud member of her diet group….I learned what to keep in the house, and what to get rid of,  I learned how to shop and what to shop for and what to ignore….and why. One of her best recommendation that will always be my permanent guide, in my food shopping when she said: after cleaning your house from the list of No no’s  always remember that you will eat what you buy from the food store……….The sweets, butters, starches….etc.., does not jump to your bag by itself….and it does not come with your shopping as a free gift…….No Sir… pay for it.  And I have been very conciseness about that fact. …..Debbie, in our meetings, comes across as a caring and informative nutritionist, and with her big smile, you will always feel relaxed and among friends…..Bless you Debbie, you have changed my life. ”  Dr. Abdel H

“This class is not just weight control, but it’s a healing of mind and spirit.  It’s an education on how to live life healthily and happily.  The social efforts of a group make life better and make the meetings fun and enriching.  I have no more indigestion.  Eating is enjoyable.  Everything tastes better. Diabetes medications cut in half.”  Patti Schickler

“The class has helped me with my diabetes.  Different ideas of how to balance my blood sugars and be more fit.”  Steve Sedlak

“Wonderful inspirational program on diabesity!  I have learned so much in such a short period of time.  Debbie has taught us so many different ways to change our eating habits and exercise is so important.  What a wonderful group of people we had in this group working together to support each other in our goals.  Thanks so much Debbie for all our new healthy habits.”  Debbie Mica

“Debbie you happen to be one of the most knowledgeable person in nutrition that I have the honor to meet and to know you…. I have nothing but  a complete admiration of how you conduct yourself, and the utmost respect to whatever you might recommend to do in your field.”

Abdel Hady

“Debbie has taught me to read the ingredients on the labels, it has taught me that even if something is marked healthy that is not always the case.  I am now cooking more meals at home, instead of eating out.  I am more aware of what I am eating and my family is eating healthier.  I will definitely participate in this program when it starts up again in October and I highly recommend it.  When you go to the doctor they usually gift you a long list of what you can’t have or that you need to lose weight and you are left sitting there thinking, now what?  For me, Debbie IS the now what?”  Jeannine Canapetti