Eating well can be as essential to a holistic physical well-being as exercise, rest, and hard work. Something I’ve focused on is helping shop for and cook meals that help supplement the clients existing diet. In the longer-term, I help them move progressively into recipes that help them meet their health and fitness goals. For example, cooking a protein-packed meal for post-workout recovery; or a vitamin-enriched meal when they’re feeling ill. I also focus on teaching them how to cook meals on a budget. Whether they are in financial need of this skill or working to understand the value of a dollar, most seem to benefit from this approach. While shopping, clients learn how to compare per-unit prices, and while cooking they learn basic steps of food preparation.