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


      Feeling healthy

   and feeling good

   about your self is not a luxury

  — It is an absolute



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Deb’s Healthy Plate         
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 Debbie       Certified Nutritional Health and Life Coach, AADP

REVIEW:  “If you feel you need help to get on a better path to health and wellness – call Debbie Barbiero. Owner of “Debs Healthy Plate” Debbie has studied health/wellness and nutrition for years. A trained Chef, Debbie offers cooking classes, and personalized coaching. Debbie’s multi-faceted, and customized approach helps people unravel the tangle of food and lifestyle options that bombard us daily. She is a warm, caring person and a learned, effective coach. Sometimes we need an empathetic person to help sort out the reasons behind our eating/behavioral challenges – and Debbie is a perfect, non-judgmental person to help. I recommend her highly.” -Marybeth Laleman

“Debbie cares about you. She has Inspirational and fresh ideas for cooking to nourish your body and soul. She helps me make smart choices and to remember that you are what you eat. Since your body is s temple, fuel it and surround yourself with goodness. I’ve learned a healthier and positive perspective every time I am with Debbie. She truly loves what she’s doing, is following her passion and has inspired many. I’m thankful to have Debbie in my life.” Mary B
I have been a guest on CT Style and Good Morning Connecticut Weekend WTNH TV Channel 8 (Sundays) at 7:00 to 8:00 AM.  doing Cooking Segments.

Check out my Healthier Cooking Segment on CT STYLE.  Click on the link below 4/22/15 4/12/16 6/24/16

Scroll down to find today’s topic and a recipe.
The next series of Children’s Cooking Classes Schedule:  Saturdays 1:00 to 2:30
Summer Special for 1 class $25.
June 30th, July 28th, August 4th, 11th and 25th
Classes are usually 90 minutes at Deb’s Healthy Plate — 32 Woodfield Dr. Shelton, CT 06484 (203-929-9414) Register NOW (cash, check or credit card)
Cooking Class Camp for children ages 6 and up
3 Days in a row.  CHOOSE:  July 24, 25 and 26 OR August 1, 2 and 3 from 10:30 to 12:30 – $120 per child.  All food is included.  We eat what we make in class or they can wrap it up and take it home.

Summer Eating Swaps

I hope your summer is off to a great start?  What are your summer plans?  Do you go away for a week or more, take Daycations or Staycations or just love to stay home and relax?  Whatever brings you joy take the very best care of you.  Take a deep breath in and breathe out the toxic thoughts, people, stress and negativity.  Do this at least 5 times each day.  Focus on whatever brings you joy.

For some people the summer can get really hectic and difficult to make healthier choices.  If that happens to you forgive yourself and make the best choices you can most of the time.  I will be making my annual trip to Florida in July.  It is a combination of business and pleasure.  It is always a pleasure to do business in Florida :).  I always take some Nutrition related classes while I am there.
Above all totally enjoy your summer.  If you would like help with some better choices this newsletter may be helpful to you and feel free to share it.
Try These Ideas.  They are refreshing and healthier!   Infused Water Instead of drinking juice boxes and sodas, drink unsweetened iced teas, lemon water or infused waters.  Sliced cucumbers in water is one of my favorites.  FYI:  Green and black teas have been studied for their antioxidant benefits.  For a refreshing boost of flavor add mint leaves, fresh fruit or cucumbers to your water.  Frozen fruit will help to chill the drinks longer.  Watermelon is refreshing to eat on it’s own or add to infuse your water.  These are also great to add to a cocktail.
 Strawberry Avocado Salad.  Perfect meal for the summer when everything is fresh in season. You will need 1 ripe avocado, 1 cup of sliced strawberries, 1 cucumber and your favorite greens.  Add my Lemon Basil Dressing or your favorite dressing.  Stay away from the bottled dressings with additives and chemicals.
Lemon Basil Dressing:  I use a food processor. 1 to 2 cloves of peeled garlic, 1 handful of fresh basil, 1 whole lemon juiced and 1/4 cup of olive oil.  Blend all ingredients together and add to your salad or use as a marinade.
 Fresh Cut Vegetables and Hummus
Try to avoid the saturated fat in potato chips and dip.  Instead choose to snack on fresh cut vegetables.  You can also add some baked pita chips or gluten-free
whole grain crackers.                 Roasted Vegetables
Summer is known for potato salad but it usually has a mayonnaise based dressing.  You can substitute ripe avocado for the mayo or a healthier alternative to this classic could be to use roasted sweet potatoes for extra fiber and Vitamin A and an olive oil based vinaigrette.  You might also enjoy skipping the potato salad and roast a variety of your favorite vegetables with fresh herbs and garlic.  They are delicious served hot or cold and loaded with fiber and healthy nutrients.
  Portobello Mushroom Burger
Instead of the traditional beef hamburger enjoy a 4 ounce burger made with ground turkey breast.  I love to add chopped vegetables to my ground turkey and make my own but you can buy turkey burgers also.  Cook the turkey burger to 165 degrees.  Top it with some sliced avocado or guacamole to add some healthy fat instead of mayo.  I like to add a spicy mustard.  Another delicious alternative is a Portobello Mushroom Burger.  I season it with Himalayan Sea salt and pepper and add some fresh herbs.  You can drizzle a little avocado oil if you like or a balsamic vinaigrette.  Black bean burgers are delicious too.  I have made them myself and had one at Plan B Burger.
 Dark Chocolate, Walnuts and Fresh Cherries— Instead of eating a candy bar or processed energy bar enjoy a couple of pieces of 70% or darker chocolate, walnuts and fresh cherries.  They are in season right now.
I hope you found some of these swaps appealing.  Let me know which ones you like or share some of your healthier swaps with me.  Have a delicious, refreshing and joyful summer.  I hope to see you here for Nutritional Health and Life Coaching Sessions, a Cooking Class or at one of my Health and Nutrition Classes.


Debbie Barbiero
Certified Nutritional Health/Life Coach
Personal Chef/Cooking Instructor
203-929-9414 and

Thank you for your continued support with my services:  Nutritional Health and Life Coaching, Personal Chef and Cooking Classes for Adults and Children.  I also offer Lunch and Learn Classes at your workplace or school.
I really appreciate that so many of you have purchased my EBooks and printed books.   ‘A Is For Avocado P is for Pizza’.  You may think it’s just a children’s book because of the title but it’s not.  It has recipes the whole family will enjoy.  Some are gluten free but if you are not on a gluten free diet go ahead and use your favorite flour.  There are pictures with every recipe and many of the children that have taken or are currently enrolled in my CHILDREN’S COOKING CLASSES are in the book with some things they have made such as: Avocado with Wild and Brown Rice, Homemade Pizza Dough, Pizza, Chicken Parmesan, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Cheesy Pasta Primavera and more.   I also give you nutritional benefits of some of the healthy fruits and vegetables that are in the recipes.  Eat healthier-live happier and healthier!  Deb’s Healthy Plate Cookbook Reclaim Your Health Body, Mind and Spirit has sold out again!  I have another batch printed now and they are ready for you or someone you think would enjoy it.  Would you like one of my books?  I will be happy to autograph them for you.  You can pick them up right at Deb’s Healthy Plate in Shelton, CT or I can take it to the post office and mail it to you.  The book is $32 which includes tax.  If I am mailing it to you the cost is $37.00 which includes shipping.
If you purchase both books together I offer a discount.  You pay only $50 for both books plus shipping if it needs to be shipped.

This is what people are saying about my books: This is the link for the EBook on Amazon.  Printed books are only available through me at this time.

Reviews have been posted on Amazon Kindle for my book and on my Facebook Deb’s Healthy Plate Page
5.0 out of 5 stars
 What a Refreshing Read
By Syd 
“This book is nothing I have read before. Finally an open and frank discussion on life and health. Going through life trying all those “diet plans” and following the herd reading labels that say “low fat,” “healthy,” “good for you.” All just a bunch of hype that does not work. This book explains that simple is best and that is ok to have that occasional hiccup in life. By taking advantage of wholesome, non processed foods and putting a bit of effort into exercise – who knew ? The book does not preach to you but is rather an encouraging way to rethink what you are doing in life. One of my favorite quotes from the book — “If you overdid it, forgive yourself. What you do next is most important.” Spring is here and like the world around things are coming to life. A great opportunity for a new beginning and thanks to this book a new outlook on what can become ….”
“I have both cookbooks and they are more than just cook books, they have stories behind them, education, love, devotion and dedication. All recipes are personally created by Debbie herself. They are either completely healthy dishes or adding the healthy to your favorite dish. She has concentration on different health and dietary needs, caters to both adults and children and makes cooking fun! If you haven’t bought her cookbooks, order yours today! Every single page was written with love!” Amy B
“Debbie has published some great cook books. I keep them quickly available. Not only great recipes, also great reading also. I highly recommend them. My friends and family have seen mine and ordered them for themselves. Also great for people with specific dietary restrictions.” Susan Brinsco DeZolt

Classes for Adults and Children
Private and Group Cooking Classes for Adults and Children
Birthday Party Cooking Classes
Mommy and Me, Daddy Me or Grandparent and Me Cooking Classes
Ladies Night Out Cooking Classes
Date Night Cooking Classes
Private Class $60 for 1 person an additional $20 for each additional person
i.e. $80 for 2 people or $100 for 3 people

Lunch and Learn Classes at your workplace or school
I will come to you and teach a class for about an hour.  The cost is $100 for 5 people or 20 people.  25 to 50 people $100.
The most asked for topics:
* Inflammation in your body-The Root Cause-What you can do to reduce or eliminate inflammation and live happier and healthier.
* Thyroid Management
* Metamorphosis Body Mind Spirit 3 Day Detox Cleanse – You will receive a 21 page packet with recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner for all 3 days, recipes, a shopping list and an explanation of how these foods will help you. It’s all real food, no powders or chemicals and the recipes are delicious you will want to include them in future meals.

New Class – Gluten free Eating
* Cooking Class Demo (Extra fee for food ingredients based on number of guests attending) Choose from this list or ask about other ideas.  Gluten-free is also available.
** Oatmeal Fun Balls (Energy Balls)

**  Apple Pie Balls
** Avocado with Wild and Brown Rice
**  Apple Pie Pizza
** Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders
**  Breakfast Cookies
** Broccoli and Cheese Muffins
**  Monkey Bread
** Cheesy Pasta Primavera
**  Chocolate Raspberry Decadence
** Cranberry Orange Muffins
**  Noodle Nests

With this group I did a presentation on Inflammation in Your Body

Thyroid Management Group
Do you have a group of 2 or more people interested in finding out how you can manage your thyroid symptoms better and ‘get your healthy’ back?
Register NOW! 4 one hour  group or private sessions.

These classes are always available upon request.
Classes will be at Metamorphosis Body Mind Spirit/Deb’s Healthy Plate 32 Woodfield Dr. Shelton, CT 06484 Call 203-929-9414 or email  to register.  Together we can find a date to get started on your Metamorphosis Body Mind Spirit!  You deserve to feel good!!
Group Member comments:

“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
“I had no idea!  I feel better already after just 2 classes!  Thank you Debbie!!’  Mary

Learn how to manage your thyroid symptoms through proper nutrition and heal your body, mind and spirit. 

Email me to register or call 203-929-9414 or 203-521-8986 or

“Debbie is WONDERFUL and I would highly recommend her to everyone I know. I signed up for a series of 6 cooking classes with her with the goal of forcing myself to try new foods and learning new recipes – I definitely accomplished both! Everything she taught us was health conscious and tasted delicious! I am looking forward to the next set of 6 classes with Debbie!” Caryn S.
See more   click on testimonials.
Deb’s Healthy Plate, Personal Chef Service offers an all inclusive Romantic Dinner for 2 cooked in your home starting at just $75.00 per person!Package includes a customized menu with an appetizer, soup or salad, entree with appropriate side items and dessert! The menu planning, shopping, groceries, cooking, service and clean up are all included! What better way to show that special someone you love them than by having their own chef come to your door? No waiting in lines, no worrying if you’ve had one too many glasses of... and no dealing with crowds on your special day! Everything will be taken care of for you! All you need to do is enjoy the food, and especially, enjoy each others company!  Check the above Facebook link to see pictures of some of the foods I have prepared for clients.  If there is something you are interested in and don't see it, ask me about it. I also have many pictures of my meal creations on Instagram.

If you are interested in a 2 course meal the cost is $40 per person plus $20 for travel.

Call 203-929-9414 or email Debbie Barbiero
Ask me about something you would like me to prepare or I can offer suggestions.

Hi Debbie,

Allison just left you a review:
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I hired Debra for a birthday event for my mom Josephine. She was Fabulous. Four of us watched and learned and participated, chatted about food and preparation. I was not exactly sure what to expect, but I was impressed. The food was excellent, pretty and tasty, we learned, we laughed and had a great time! Took lots of pics too, this was a great memory and activity for my moms birthday. SHE EVEN CLEANED THE DISHES AFTER! came in a BEautiul professional red chefs coat, We plan on making the risotto for the first time ourselves this weekend- very excited.

See TESTIMONIALS on my website
More Personal Chef Reviews
“We are so happy to have found Debbie Barbiero to do meal preparation for my sister when she was undergoing chemotherapy. Debbie is very knowledgeable about Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s Eat Right for Your Type food guidelines. My sister is a patient of Dr. D’Adamo and needed someone to prepare healthy meals for her in accordance with his recommendations for her situation. She was SO HAPPY with the meals that Debbie prepared and delivered for her. She told me every day how delicious everything was, and how happy she was to know that she was eating the most nutritious and beneficial foods at such a challenging time for her. Debbie’s kind and caring food preparation and delivery helped ease her mind, body and spirit. Thank you, Debbie!!!”
Joanne J

Feeling healthy and feeling good about yourself is not a luxury – it’s an absolute necessity.

A great way to get back on track anytime is with a  Detox Cleanse. I personally follow this plan the beginning of each season or if I knew I overdid it on a weekend, vacation, wedding…Several of my clients, newsletter readers and myself have tried it with great success.  We have lost 2.4 to 6 pounds in just 3 days (following all 9 meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner).  I will guide you through a simple 3-day cleanse of fresh, seasonal foods that will

  • get rid of bloat and toxins
  • release a few pounds,
  • clear your skin
  • balance your mood and give you energy and a head start to your Spring and Summer fun!  Or any time of year!!

Not only will I give you helpful tips and guide you through the cleanse you will also get a grocery shopping list of all the ingredients and recipes to make everything simple. I will give you handouts for exactly what to eat and drink and how to prepare everything for all 3 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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

Please tell your friends, family and co-workers

If you are not local and would like the cleanse, I will email you all the pages with instructions and recipes and shopping lists for only $20.00  What have you got to lose? Weight, toxins and bloat.

I had to chuckle a little.  One person asked me if this detox/cleanse is an enema or just drinking juices.  No, it is not!  It is real food that you buy from your grocery store with recipes, shopping lists and pictures all included.  And an explanation of how each food benefits you. This is an example of one of the meals you will enjoy during your 3 day Cleanse.  I will give you the recipes and prepare one for you to eat while you are in the workshop.

To your vibrant health and happiness!  Thank you for reading my newsletter.
Debbie Barbiero, Certified Nutritional Health and Life Coach, AADP, Author and Personal Chef


I battle Lyme Disease and thyroid issues. I was looking for someone that could help me improve my health and boost my immune system.  I signed up for the Premium Program. She makes me a delicious meal tailored to my food preferences and an hour of information on healthy eating. I have learned alot from Debbie and have a folder full of healthy recipes to make to get my immune system strong and to lose a few pounds. I would recommend Debbie to anyone. For people just wanting to lose a few pounds or a lot of weight or to just wanting to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle. She has alot of information to give. Laura K

I want to thank you for all your help in being my life coach it was a great experience. I lost about 28 lbs and I am in the process of revamping my wardrobe, now most of my pants are simply too big for me.  Glenn Mason

Debbie Barbiero, my all around health professional & friend. She has helped me identify food & additives in food that trigger my system making me feel ill.  She, more than any gastroenterologist or internist has contributed to keeping me healthy & OFF meds. J

 Gift Certificates are also available in any amount.

Give yourself or someone you really care about the gift of improved health and healing–body, mind and spirit!
* Nutritional Health and Life Coaching
* Personal Chef meals prepared for you for delivery or pickup or a 3 or 4 course meal prepared in your home for a special occasion while you sit and relax I prepare a delicious meal in your kitchen and I even clear the dishes.

* Weight Loss * Thyroid * Diabetes * Heart Disease

One on one and group sessions.

To your vibrant health and happiness!

Thank you for making the time to read my newsletters. I hope you have found something helpful.

Debbie Barbiero, Certified Holistic Health/Nutrition Coach, AADP

This is a well balanced meal.

I prepare meals for clients participating in the Premium program.
Personal Chef
I will also be happy to prepare a meal for you and your family as a one time service or regularly.  Do you have a special occasion coming up?  I will prepare a special meal for you and your significant other or for guests.
Personal Chef
“We are so happy to have found Debbie Barbiero to do meal preparation for my sister when she was undergoing chemotherapy. Debbie is very knowledgeable about Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s Eat Right for Your Type food guidelines. My sister is a patient of Dr. D’Adamo and needed someone to prepare healthy meals for her in accordance with his recommendations for her situation. She was SO HAPPY with the meals that Debbie prepared and delivered for her. She told me every day how delicious everything was, and how happy she was to know that she was eating the most nutritious and beneficial foods at such a challenging time for her. Debbie’s kind and caring food preparation and delivery helped ease her mind, body and spirit. Thank you, Debbie!!!”
Joanne J
“Debbie came to our house as our personal chef for my husbands 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. Great experience!”Danielle M. for pick up or delivery.  These are some of the meals I prepare for clients:  

Meals prepared for you to eat now or freeze for later

Get Your Printed and Signed Copy of Deb’s Healthy Plate Cookbook
Reclaim Your Health Body Mind and Spirit directly from me.  You can pick it up at my home/office in Shelton, I could mail it to you or you could get yours at the BOOK SIGNING AND READING 

32 Woodfield Dr. Shelton, CT  06484
The cost of the book is $31.95 Including tax.  If you would like me to mail it to you send me a check for $37.00 which will cover the shipping.

Meals Prepared For You and Your Family

If you’ve imagined yourself coming home to delicious and healthy meals, a clean kitchen and the time to relax and savor the moment, then you’ve imagined yourself with a Personal Chef.

Whether you are single or a family of four, our services will meet the needs of both your overwhelming schedule and your desire for freshly-prepared meals.  Together we’ll design a customized plan with your dietary and taste preferences in mind; from organic and vegetarian or Gluten free menus to Italian or Stir fry cuisine and all-American comfort food.  I choose Connecticut grown produce whenever possible and use only the freshest ingredients purchased within 24 hours of your food preparation.

We also offer in-home cooking classes; private if you prefer or with a group of friends.  Gift certificates are always available .  Offer a cooking class for a Valentine’s gift, birthday, bridal shower gift, anniversary or any occasion or someone that’s homebound.  What about those dinner parties you’ve dreamed of having where you can sit back, laugh and have a wonderful night without the stress of planning, shopping, cooking and cleaning?  Not to worry, that’s exactly what we love to do!  203-929-9414

I also prepare fresh vegetable and fruit juices for you

Juicing Classes/Parties or Juices Made to Order for you

Book a juicing Party or Class Only $30.00 per person.  Your home/office or mine.  I purchase the ingredients and make the juices.  Juices are great for:  weight loss, energy, detoxing, thyroid, colds and much more.