The Kitchen Verde Philosophy
We are a whole food plant-based meal delivery program, promoting optimal health, disease prevention and lasting weight loss. We believe that food is the most powerful form of medicine and disease prevention. Our philosophy is based on the powerful science and research behind a whole food plant-based diet. We create delicious, flavorful meals from foods grown in nature, and kept in their most natural form, then conveniently deliver it right to your door step.
One of us lost 122 lbs, reversed fatty liver disease and high blood pressure. One of us reversed high blood pressure and maintained muscle mass while increasing in strength and endurance, and the other lost 25 lbs. Eating whole food plant-based saved us all in different ways, and we believe in it so passionately, that we've dedicated ourselves to helping others change their lives.
My name is Sarah Goodenough.
I am a wife and mother of two boys. I am from Rochester, NY. I have a BS in Nursing and have worked in a Medical Intensive Care Unit as well as Community Health. About 4 years ago, I was extremely overweight and sick with borderline high blood pressure, the beginning stages of fatty liver disease, among other things. I struggled for years trying to lose weight and exhausted just about every weight loss option that I could find. I managed to lose some weight but continued to feel sick. I read a book called The China Study, and changed my life forever. I began eating plant based and within weeks dropped weight and cured my fatty liver disease and everything else that ailed me. In 2015, I also completed The Campbell Plan. I have lost a total of 122lbs since then. I have since began working on my certification in plant-based nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University. My goal is to educate others on the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet and to provide the convenience and ease of having your meals prepared and delivered right to your door.
My name is Nate Haller.
I’ve always been into bodybuilding and fitness. Working out has always been a huge part of my life. My goal was always to get bigger and my thought was that of many others, the more animal protein I consume, the bigger I will get. This past February, I found out that I had high blood pressure. Not borderline, or pre-hypertension, but full blown stage II high blood pressure at the young age of 29. This was frightening to me, as I’ve seen many around me suffer from consequences of high blood pressure; stroke, heart disease etc. I started eating a plant-based diet, after learning from Sarah, what the benefits were. I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to maintain my athletic physique without the meat. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to maintain muscle mass, trim some fat and felt stronger and more energetic than I ever have before. My goal is to educate other athletes and individuals on the benefits of a plant-based diet, and the importance of maintaining long term health, while also reaching your fitness goals.