Feeling sluggish after one too many Christmas cookies? Bring in the new year with a looser belt and a healthy blood pressure reading. Advance-based Healthy Made Simple is a healthy meal service that provides fresh, quality meals for individuals of all lifestyles and medical backgrounds. Pam Baker started Healthy Made Simple after a tough divorce left her wondering how to reinvent herself as a stay-at-home. With years of experience as a personal trainer and an event planner, Pam combined her knowledge of health and nutrition with a strong business acumen to serve clients looking for convenient, delicious meals designed to help them reach their goals.
Inspired by the postpartum success she experienced by using the WeightWatchers weight-loss program, Pam began educating her personal training clients on the program. In fact, Healthy Made Simple was born after one of her clients expressed a desire to have WeightWatchers-friendly foods prepared for them to make the program more convenient. In January 2016, Pam began cooking out of her home kitchen for clients and friends until she met her current husband, Inkem Baker, who supported her in starting a commercial kitchen in Advance in 2018.
Healthy Made Simple creates convenient, nutritious, calorie-conscious meals for clients with all dietary needs without compromising taste. The Bakers have perfected their recipes, making their meals so enticing and easy to serve that clients no longer have the temptation to resort to unhealthy, quick alternatives. Customers are able to choose from various cuisines, with Mexican enchiladas winning one of the most requested meals among clients. Pam and Inkem also plan seasonal menu items, such as hearty casseroles and warm stews for cold winter months, and light pastas and salads for the summer. Customers can order for themselves, or even order family style meals that serve up to four to six people. Healthy Made Simple meals are ideal for providing delicious, ready-to-eat meals to busy households that don’t want to resort to ultra-processed frozen meals or fast food after long days of school, work and sports. Professionals with packed schedules can bring Healthy Made Simple meals to work for guilt-free lunches on the job, or come home to a refrigerator full of appetizing pre-made entrees to take the burden of cooking off their already full plates.
The Bakers encounter many customers from out of town who use Healthy Made Simple to feed elderly parents or loved ones as an alternative to time-consuming and costly meal-prepping routines. With chaotic lives leaving little time to cook, Healthy Made Simple customers can rest assured their loved ones have well-rounded, nutritious meals daily. Give the gift of convenience to friends and family members for birthdays, holidays and anniversaries with a Healthy Made Simple gift certificate.
Each Sunday, a new Healthy Made Simple menu is posted on the website, prompting customers to purchase their selection of meals for the upcoming week before Wednesday at midnight. Meals are prepared on Sundays and are available for delivery or pick-up each Monday. Meals remain edible for up to a week in the refrigerator and are made from high-quality ingredients and organic produce. Portion-controlled meals with the WeightWatchers program in mind help clients reduce calories without feeling deprived.
Healthy Made Simple customers can also take advantage of the Carrot Club rewards program, where clients earn points for each dollar spent on meals, by sharing news and updates on social media, birthdays and referrals. Points never expire and accumulate for clients to redeem discounts on meals.
Healthy Made Simple helped Pam rise up from the ashes of a divorce and create a brand new career for herself that she is passionate about. Pam’s vision also allows others a chance to reinvent themselves by reaching health and weight-loss goals. One client informed Pam that he lost 25 pounds after only six to eight weeks of Healthy Made Simple meals, which is just one success story of many.
Interested in eating with Healthy Made Simple? Visit the website at hmsimple.com to learn more about the Bakers, meal plan options and the Carrot Club rewards program. The Healthy Made Simple kitchen is located at 1116 NC-801, Advance, NC 27006. Check out Healthy Made Simple on Facebook, and follow @healthymadesimple_ws on Instagram to learn more.