Cooking & Nutrition Lessons

Weekly Prep and Planning
Make your week a healthy, plant-based week!  I can assist you in all areas of plant based cooking and eating given your personal areas of interest and need.

I specialize in getting busy, working people organized to make weekly meal preparation a breeze and get you over the hump into healthy eating right away.

Feel good about what you eat!
With all of the confusion about food choices and cooking techniques, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and be temped to just give up!

Do not despair!
Help is here and it’s also exciting, fun and easy. I will help you learn how to make choices and prepare foods that move you to thriving not just surviving! The whole foods plant-based diet is the answer for weight-loss without deprivation, disease control and overall well-being. Discover the true keys to make your own personal journey toward delicious choices. You will feel good about eating this way by doing it the right way with nutritionally balanced meals and snacks.

Working together, I help you find your own rhythm in your transformed kitchen, stock whole, minimally processed foods, manage your time and engage your senses. Determine the foods and preparation methods that work for you. We specialize in keeping it simple! Taking it step-by-step, with tried-and-true recipes you will discover how to make cooking fun, less time-consuming and pleasurable while effortlessly ditching poor eat habits.

NOW is the time to Make your FOOD work FOR You!
I can assist you in all areas of plant based cooking and eating given your personal areas of interest and need. Let’s Get Started!


In Person (San Diego) Online (Skype) / Phone
Initial Chat 15 minute chat about your challenges, interests and how we'll work together. We'll also schedule your Intro Session during this call. Online / Phone only → FREE Add to Cart
Intro Session Mandatory to begin working together. 45 minute call to talk in depth about your current diet, kitchen skills, interests, goals, preferences, and how we will work together. A personalized 2 day meal plan is included - tried and true recipes to get you going on your plant-based adventure. Online / Phone only → $45 Add to Cart
1 Session Recipes that we choose together including instruction on nutritious food choices, meal preparation and cooking. * Food costs are not included. $200 * 2 hours, 3 recipes Add to Cart $100 1 hour, 1 recipe Add to Cart
3 Session Package Intro session + two 2-hour (in person) OR two 1 hour (skype) sessions. Recipes each session that we will choose together including instruction on nutritious food choices, meal preparation and cooking. * Food costs are not included. $425 * Add to Cart $195 Add to Cart
Personalized Grocery Store Tour 1 hour tour at a local San Diego store or via Skype. $85 Add to Cart $75 Add to Cart


Tracy Childs - Veg-Appeal Instructor Tracy Childs has been vegetarian/vegan nearly 40 years and has truly enjoyed thriving through this adventure in lifestyle and eating. That sounds like a long time but she still remembers making the transition and the steps taken to get there! She is an expert in plant-based nutrition and food preparation and is a certified Nutritional Consultant. She has enjoyed teaching nutrition and cooking over a decade through certification as a Food for Life instructor with the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, and as a founding co-director of Veg-Appeal. She has proudly raised two children and a husband as vegan/vegetarian ☺. She specializes in helping others make food and diet choices for weight loss, and disease control and finds it truly rewarding to share her knowledge and love of food, empowering others to achieve and maintain their health goals through healthier lifestyle choices.

Contact Tracy at 619-940-7648 or info@veg-appeal.com to learn more.


Veronique M.
I started this journey in order to help me with my weight loss and to eat more healthy. My biggest challenges were planning and not knowing how to cook vegan food. With the help of Tracy, I was able to overcome those challenges. I would have never thought how easy it is to cook vegan meals and how little time it takes. Spending 2-3 hours on the weekend allows me to prepare my meals for the entire week. Tracy was also really helpful in giving me tips on storing food, using a wide range of different spices for taste and the menus she choose were very simple and based on my personal taste. Anyone can do this; you don't need to be a chef. I was able to lose 10 lbs in 12 days and with the tools I now have, I know I can reach my goal.

Veronique M. - February 2017

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