Eating Well. Feeling Well.
And Creating A healthier legacy
For Your Family


That's What It's All About For Me.

When you model a balanced life: respect for your body, appreciation for delicious, healthy food as well as, laughter, love, compassion - and of course the occasional treat, your family will follow.

But I also know most of us are extremely busy, constantly on-the-go, so it's hard to keep that momentum going.

You get home with little time to prepare a delicious, healthy meal so fast food creeps in more often than you care to admit (I've so been there!) Or you have creativity elsewhere, but the kitchen just isn't one of them. Or you're simply bored of the same old thing every single night.

Sound Familiar?

Well, I'm here to help! Because you don't need 1.5+ hours to cook a meal on a Monday, or be a gourmet chef, or always think of the next tastiest option.

Mesa de Vida can bring more life to your table, nourish your family, reduce your stress, save you time (as well as money), while still enjoying vibrant, healthy meals any night of the week.

Let's get started, shall we?!

Chef KirstenHelle, creator of Mesa de Vida

Chef Kirsten Helle, creator of Mesa de Vida

Cooking With Kids

What a fun way to connect, practice math, and reading skills! And above all else, help our little ones learn how to nourish themselves.

It's The Ultimate Way To Create Your Healthy Family Legacy!

We'll be sharing many recipes using Mesa de Vida sauces that are kid-friendly. Plus, if you're looking to have your teenager help out more in the kitchen, stocking up on Mesa de Vida sauces means they will be able to create delicious dinners easily.

These simple sauces are, not only, the keys to a healthy, delicious meal but they also expand the palate and expose kids to the flavorful cuisines of the world.

Here are some ways to get started with your kids! Download your copy of "Kids in the Kitchen" here.


The Dinner Table Makes A Difference

According to an analysis from Cornell University, “Your child may be 35% less likely to engage in disordered eating, 24% more likely to eat healthier foods, and 12% less likely to be overweight (Hammons & Fiese, 2011).

These Three Statistics Are Attached To One Family Ritual - Shared Mealtimes

Additionally, a study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University showed that teens who take part in regular family meals are less likely to smoke, drink alcohol, or use marijuana, and other drugs.

It Makes A Difference With Grades, Too.

A Columbia University study shows that children and teenagers tend to have better grades when their families have dinners together, at least five times a week. The study also showed that frequent family dinners were associated with better school performance, with teens 40% more likely to get A and B averages.

So Let's Make Eating Together A Part Of Your Healthy Family Legacy!

Here is a link to 175 conversation starters from AHA Parenting (#18 is one of my favorites!).




healthy cooking tips and simple recipes


6 Healthy Freezer Meal Kits...assembled in about 5 minutes! 


5 Tips for Delicious One-Dish Dinners


Recipes - dive in to the deliciousness! Some take minutes, some slow cook for hours. All are perfect for the new cook who's developing their skills in the kitchen, as well as the busy gourmet cook. Our healthy cooking sauces make anyone look like a kitchen rock star!