How It Works! Meal Preparation & Private Pilates Instruction Information

Thanks so much for your interest in Healthy BYTE with Jen:  Plants & Pilates!

I am happy to see if I can be of service! 

How it works: Let’s Start with Custom Meal Preparation (Skip to the bottom if you’re interested in Pilates sessions only)

  1. Order deadline – all orders must be submitted via email to BEFORE NOON on Friday for delivery the FOLLOWING THURSDAY.  I will provide a quote for your order within a few hours
  2. Client credit cards are charged on Mondays;  I keep credit card info securely on file
  3. Deliveries run on Thursdays 10am – Noon generally;   if you’re not home at the time of delivery, a few options are available: a. I can leave your order in an insulted bag(s) with chilling blocks on your front porch b. Provide a key and/or security code and I will place your order in the refrigerator c. Leave a large cooler of your own on the front porch and I’ll place your order inside
  4. Packaging is in microwave/dishwasher safe containers; some items require aluminum container packaging.  Feel free to reuse and/or return packaging  – I am happy to pick up on your next delivery for your future orders.  Some clients do this and some don’t.
  5. I adhere to all safety and kitchen management regulation as established by the health department.
  6. Fees:  there are two – a.)  My fee –  assist with menu planning*, shop/procure, prepare, package and deliver and b.) the cost of your products which is dependent upon the menu selected/prepared.  The combination of these two fees will be your quote.  Should I over budget on your product budget, then I will issue a refund for that portion or apply the credit to your next order; should I under budget (doesn’t happen often but sometimes within $10-20), then I will charge the difference to your card on delivery day.  NO CHARGES WILL BE APPLIED WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT. (Weekly charges range $250-$375 depending upon the level of service requested and delivery location)
  7. Family style portioning – this is my favorite as you can choose how much you want to eat of any given item!  And there’s always leftovers for another meal.  My clients say they never run out of food.  OR Portioned meal prep is grab and go style – very convenient and handy if you need to grab your lunch for eating while working and such.  Standard portion sizes apply and generally, no leftovers – a specific number of meals prepared.  This is particularly helpful for clients with goals like weight loss, overcoming health issues, pain management and body builders.

 ** a note about menu planning – sometimes clients will select a menu that might have too many starches or fats or not enough fresh veg or too many repeater items– in other words, the balance doesn’t really meet the needs they have expressed to me – so I will offer some suggestions and guidance.  You are not obligated to take my suggestions.  😊  Some clients don’t want to choose their own menu and leave it completely up to me.  Happy to do this as well!

As I tell everyone, having a personal chef won’t necessarily save you money – but it will save you time and your health – which doesn’t have a price.  And finally, I don’t do contracts!  My services are available during the weeks you need it most!  For some clients, that’s every week and for others it’s based upon their work schedules, any travel, etc.  

  • Please provide a delivery address and contact number.

And now for the moment you’ve been waiting for! Here’s the current menu: keep the following in mind – menu items are created/added/removed every two months or so; all items will be prepared based upon your preferences – things like gluten free, soy free, high protein, etc.


  1.  Fresh Hummus with Crudité
  2.  Poblano & Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip with Mary’s Seeded Crackers
  3. Charcuterie Platter – a variety of flavored seitan with cheese assortment and spicy brown mustard
  4. Babaganoush with Crudité
  5. Buffalo Style Crispy Cauliflower and Tofu with Ranch Dip and Carrot/Celery Sticks
  6. Baked Flax Crackers
  7. Bacon, Cheese & Chive Stuffed Mushroom Caps
  8. Beer Bread – sold by the full-size loaf or mini loaf. (great addition to soups and salads)


  1.  Creamy Black Bean Soup with Crispy Corn Tortilla Strips and Avocado
  2. Mushroom Bisque
  3. Butternut Squash and Rosemary Bisque
  4. Vegetable Soup (with or without noodles)
  5. Hummus Soup with Spinach and Mushrooms
  6. Asian Vegetable Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms
  7. Baked Potato Soup complete with bacon, cheese and sour cream toppings
  8. Irish Stew with Butternut Squash and New Potatoes
  9. Hearty Chili
  10. Broccoli Cheddar
  11. Lasagna Soup
  12. Minestrone
  13. Corn & Parsnip Chowder
  14. Baked Potatoless Soup – can be prepared with actual potatoes OR not!


  1.  Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
  2. Over the Top Tabbouleh Salad
  3. Chickpea Salad
  4. Winter White Bean Salad with Cilantro Pesto
  5. Caesar Salad
  6. Roasted Red and Golden Beet Salad with Balsamic Walnut Vinaigrette
  7. Fiesta Taco Salad
  8. Pad Thai Salad with Peanut Lime Dressing
  9. Cobb Salad with Pan Seared Tempeh
  10. Salad Trio:  English Pea & Edamame, Chickpea and Quinoa Salads
  11. Chopped Kale Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette
  12. Southwestern Chickpea Salad with Avocado & Cilantro Chutney
  13. Mango Chickpea Rice Bowl with Garlic Chili Peanut Sauce
  14. Crispy Chickenless Nuggets & Spinach Salad with Sweet n Spicy Mustard Dressing (Agave Nectar or Monkfruit Sugar instead of honey)


  1. The Original – roasted poblanos, red bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, arugula, mozz/parm
  2. The Groovy Green – charred brussel sprouts, kale, asparagus, artichoke hearts, mozz/parm
  3. Little Italy – arrabiata sauce with meatless balls, mozz/parm
  4. Artichoke Pesto
  5. Margherita (aka Caprese)
  6. Garden Delight – best of the farmer’s market roasted veg variety with smoked cheddar

SAMMIES and WRAPS and Such (can be served with bun/roll, tortilla wraps, roasted veggies or mixed greens or sweet potato fries)

  1.  The Italian – grilled portobello, provolone, arrabiata sauce and arugula
  2. Jen’s Bean-a-Licious Burger – service with mustard, pickles, lettuce and tomato
  3. Sloppy Joe’s
  4. Meatless Ball Sub with my Marinara
  5. Guac-Mus – yup guacamole and hummus combined! Wrap style suggested
  6. Springs Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
  7. Spinach, Mushroom and Black Bean Burritos
  8. The All American (Beyond and Impossible combined)
  9. Chili Cheeseburger
  10. Seitan Wrap
  11. Multi Mushroom Protein Turmeric Burger
  12. Chickpea Burger with Sweet Potato Chutney


  1. Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
  2. Coconut Curry Chickpeas and Vegetables (with or without Jasmine Rice)
  3. Meatless Balls with Marinara over Spaghetti Squash or Pasta
  4. Lentil and Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Red Pepper Poblano Relish
  5. Black Eyed Pea Stew with Corn Fritters
  6. Garden Lasagna
  7. General Tso’s Tofu and Vegetables
  8. Portobello Florentine
  9. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls in Marinara
  10. Shepherd’s Pie – can be topped with mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower or sweet potatoes
  11. Quiche or Frittata – just let me know your favorite ingredients or I’ll suggest some based upon your preferences (Quiche Lorraine is very popular)
  12. Mushroom Stroganoff with Rice or Pasta
  13. Hungarian Goulash
  14. Spaghetti Carbonara
  15. Lentil Walnut Loaf with Marinara or Meatless Style
  16. Teriyaki Tempeh and Broccoli
  17. Wild Mushroom Risotto
  18. Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce
  19. Crabless Cakes with Remoulade
  20. Jackfruit Pozole
  21. Mushroom Tetrazini
  22. Puerto Rican Red Beans and Rice with Fried Plantains
  23. Shepherd’s Pie – topped with either mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower
  24. Lupini Bean Seitan and Vegetables
  25. Swedish Meatless Balls with Mushrooms over Rice or Pasta
  26. Breakfast on a Bun
  27. The Hulk Scramble
  28. Whole Steamed Artichokes with Garlic Lemon Butter (seasonal)
  29. Soft or Crispy Tacos (filling prepared from a variety of ingredients so please inquire so we can pick the best choice for you!)
  30. BlackBean Enchilada Casserole
  31. Baked Sweet Potato Topped with Spiced Lentils, Pumpkin Seeds and Sour Cream (on the side)
  32. Seitan Nuggets with Ranch Style Dipping Sauce or BBQ Sauce; served with a side of roasted garden vegetables
  33. Tempeh Meatless Balls over Pasta or Spaghetti Sauce with Marinara or Creamy Marinara


  1. Rice Crispy Treats
  2. Chocolate Chip Matcha Cookies
  3. S’mores
  4. Super Food Power Balls
  5. Brownies – with our without walnuts
  6. GM Cookies (my Ginger Molasses Cookies are a client favorite)
  7. High Protein Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
  8. Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
  9. Carrot and Walnut Cake Protein Balls
  10. Cheesecake with Chocolate Sauce
  11. Fruit Pie – just name your fruit!
  12. Pecan Pie
  13. Baked Peach Almond Oats (great for dessert or breakfast)
  14. Oat Bars – variety of flavors
  15. Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies
  16. High Protein Breakfast Cookies (Chocolate Chip) – good for breakfast, dessert or a snack!

Now for the OTHER side of the business: Pilates Private Practice:

If you are interested in private Pilates instruction in my home studio, sessions are ONE HOUR and available:

Mondays – all day

Wednesday – all day

Thursday – after 1pm only

Friday – early morning and some afternoon spots still available

Pricing is as follows:

Single Sessions:  $75

4 Pack:  $270

8 Pack:  $525

12 Pack:  $825

Semi Private Sessions (for 2 people)

Single Session $95 ($47.50 each)

4 Pack $360 ($180 each)

8 Pack $725 ($362.50 each)

1/2 Hour Sessions – please inquire

*Cancellations the DAY OF a scheduled appointment need to be rescheduled during the same week to avoid losing a session credit*

(Military, Law Enforcement and Medical Professionals are eligible for first year pricing – please inquire.)

I hope this information has been helpful – please reach out with any questions.  Many thanks!

Peace!  Jen

Jennifer K Gause

Certified Chef, Nutritionist & Pilates Instructor

Healthy BYTE with Jen – Plants & Pilates!



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Arlington TX 76001

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