Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Sigmas Conference & Event Center
1717 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15209

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Sharon Gregory 
The Happy Vegan 


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The Happy Vegan Winter/Spring 2018 Group Coaching

Plant Based Whole Foods Cooking & Learning Series

We are thrilled to announce that enrollment is now open for The Happy Vegan Group Coaching series! This powerful and unique experience includes cooking and learning sessions that will focus on the health benefits and how-to’s of plant-based, whole-foods eating. Each of the interactive group sessions will include discussions and demonstrations that will show how to create plant-based foods with minimal effort and ingredients that will have maximum nutrition without compromised flavor. Carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores alike will all benefit from this group coaching experience to enhance their understanding of healthy food choices, and how to make it work at home. The group interactions will offer peer support and accountability for the attendees along with the guidance and coaching from certified holistic health coach, Sharon Gregory.

It’s no secret that eating more plant-based and whole foods, and fewer processed foods, can be a great way to boost your immunity, fight aging, lose weight, gain more energy, and reduce inflammation. But it may not be obvious how to actually do that and make delicious and nutritious foods that the entire family can enjoy.

If you are ready to learn more about plant based, whole-foods and recipes that can support your and your family’s health goals, then this series is for you! No prior experience is necessary.

We are so excited about this series that we’d like to invite you to attend our first session on January 25th at NO COST/NO OBLIGATION to see what this group coaching series has to offer!

Program Benefits:

  • Learn how to make plant-based foods and receive handouts for the recipes that will be demonstrated
  • Taste the foods that will be created
  • Learn about plant-based substitutions and make favorite recipes plant-based
  • Understand the truth about protein, fiber, and other controversial topics
  • Be able to ask questions about meal planning & creation; and ingredients
  • Experience the powerful benefits of group health coaching, including peer accountability and support
  • Gain knowledge for making healthier (and delicious!) food choices
  • Receive handouts and references for the topic discussions for further learning


  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm (each session)

Investment in Your Health:

  • $199/person for the 5-class series or $59/person/session (Session #1 is complimentary to all!)



Session Topics & Dates:

  • Session #1:
    Series Introduction – Meet Your Coach, Set Goals & Share Expectations
    Thursday, January 25th
    (7:00pm – 8:30pm)
    This special COMPLIMENTARY introduction will discuss some basics of plant-based eating and will describe the benefits and deliverables of this group-coaching cooking and learning series. This will be an opportunity to meet your Health Coach, Sharon Gregory, who will be leading the sessions; as well as the participants who will be participating in this group coaching Cooking & Learning series. We will discuss goal setting, and participants will begin to set personal goals for improving their health. Participants can ask questions about what to expect and get tips for getting started. Participants who enroll in the series will receive handouts, a food journal, and a special gift.

    There is NO cost to attend this no-obligation overview session

  • Session #2:
    Busting the Protein Myth – How to Easily Get Enough Plant-Based Protein…Just Like the Cows Do!

    Thursday, Feb. 8th (7:00pm – 8:30pm)
    It’s surprising that there’s so much fuss about protein in America when only less than 3% of adults are protein deficient. 97% of Americans DO get enough protein. It has been shown that meat eaters get way more than they need, and so does everyone else. Vegetarians and vegans average 70% more protein than the recommendation every day. This class will discuss the myths about protein, how more is not better; and will demonstrate how to easily use plant-based protein alternatives to make nutritious and delicious foods.


  • Session #3:
    Cut (Out) the Cheese – The Truth About Cheese and How to Make Simple Plant Based Cheeses

    Thursday, Mar. 15th (7:00pm – 8:30pm)
    Eliminating cheese is often claimed to be the most difficult task for people trying to transition to a plant based diet to improve their health. Learn why giving up cheese is such a challenge to many people and what makes cheese not just a mental, but also a physical, addiction. The class will explain the issues with dairy and how it can affect our health. Participants will learn how to make healthy substitutes and how to make a plant-based cheese.


  • Session #4:
    How to Break the Fast – Starting Your Day Deliciously and Nutritiously  
    Thursday, Apr. 19th
    (7:00pm – 8:30pm)
    Break the breakfast boredom and learn some delicious plant-based options for enjoying a nutritious and delicious morning meal. Topics will include healthy breads, healthy fats, oatmeal, healthy pancakes, and other easy options. Participants will learn how to make nutritious smoothie options, a green juice for a mid-morning snack, and a veggie- packed hot scramble.


  • Session #5:
    Fiber – the Friend You’ve Been Missing – Benefits of Fiber and Ways to Get it in Your Diet
    Thursday, May 17th
    (7:00pm – 8:30pm)
    Less than 3% of Americans get even the recommended minimum adequate intake of fiber. That’s something we really have to work on and it can be easy with a plant-based diet. On average, we get only about 15 grams a day. The minimum daily requirement is 31.5, so we get less than half the minimum. Participants will learn what foods to eat more of to boost their intake of fiber that can help to shed away pounds and stomach discomfort; and improve their health.


Allergen Information:

The classes will use plant based ingredients that may include soy products, peanuts, tree nuts, seeds, corn and other possible allergens. While all products will be made without gluten, some products may not be certified gluten free. If you have any food allergies, please let us know prior to attending a class