Mesa de Vida's chef-crafted starter sauces help you create quick and delicious meals that take you on a flavor adventure!  

Lentil sweet potato soup

Use our easy-to-use starter sauces to make quick work of incredible homemade slow cooker meals, soups, stews, simmer skillets, instant cooker meals, and more.

Save time, save ingredients, and make exciting meals with minimal effort!  Each jar makes, on average, 8 servings.

Dutch-Oven baked chicken and rice recipe , arroz con pollo

Whether it's a busy weeknight or a special occasion, we've done most of the work so all you have to do is Open, Pour, Cook, and Enjoy!



Need to break out of a cooking rut? Want to create easy meals with complex, elevated flavor any night of the week without all the work? We're here for you! We've got recipes and videos to help you out, too!


Cooking Made Easy


Our time-saving blends merge authentic flavors that celebrate vibrant cuisines from around the globe in an easy-to-use, versatile flavor base. Transform your simple staple ingredients - protein, veggies and grains - into incredible dinners that take you on a flavor journey.

All natural, pure ingredients alongside Mesa de Vidas all-natural cooking sauces with ingredients from around the globe

Low Sodium


Watching your sodium, or prefer to add salt to your own tastes? Finally - convenience foods that don't make you sacrifice flavor!

No oils, fillers, gums, or refined sugars, either. Made with good-for-you fruits, vegetables, spices, chilies, and herbs, all chef-prepped and ready for you to create with!

Woman cooking with Mesa de Vida starter sauces

Meet Your New Secret Sauce

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Caribbean inspired blend

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Creole inspired blend


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Mediterranean inspired blend

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North African inspired blend

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Latin inspired blend

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Mesa de Vida Love

"Mesa de Vida means Table of Life. The table is where we gather, nourish, connect, create memories, and create community. A place to come together for inspiration, relaxation, and enjoyment every day. 

But life is busy! We shouldn't have to settle for just 'good-enough'.

We believe when it comes to exciting flavor, convenience, quality, taste, and life itself - we truly can have it all!" 

Hi, and welcome! I’m Chef Kirsten Helle Sandoval, the founder of Mesa de Vida. I’m a former performance and recovery chef to professional athletes in the NFL, NBA and WNBA -  also a living kidney donor, and a busy mom to two kids with a rare genetic condition.

I turned my health around (and accidentally lost over 100 pounds) when, as a young mom, I set out to end the cycle of heart disease in my family.

I'm also an unabashed food lover! (You too? Then this is the place for you!)

I couldn't find healthy convenience products on the market that fit all of my client's needs, and my needs.

I knew there was a way we could have it all: convenient blends that work as hard as we do, exciting globally-inspired flavors, quality ingredients that boost flavor AND nutrition, variety, versatility, and above all GREAT taste.

So, I went out and created them for us, and now I get to share them with you! 

We can't help you with the dishes But we can help you cook dinner!

Low sodium, Mediterranean or DASH diet, Whole30, plant based, paleo, grain-free or pasta-licious.

Slow cooker or one-pan skillet meals, 3-ingredient 15 minute weeknight wonders, exciting meals for your weekly meal prep, or recipes that will WOW at your next dinner party (even if you think you can't cook). We've got you covered.

Take a shortcut to a delicious flavor adventure and transform your simplest of ingredients into a masterpiece. Mesa de Vida makes it easy for you to make it amazing!

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