Our Approach

Our Approach
Heartland is bringing back a better diet and all NEW weekly based program! For over 30 years, our mission was to offer the best healthy meals to our guests, and we are now moving forward in that mission as we offer a new whole foods / plant based menu! All of our foods that we serve now for lunch & dinner, are gluten and dairy free, raw / living greens, sprouts and vegetables, or an optional blended meal (if you desire). Some nuts, seeds, or avocado may be served as well. We will also provide several different FRESH juices throughout your stay with us. 

Meals are included in all of our retreat packages. For breakfast we provide morning juice or fruit and a selection of organic teas are always available. Lunch and dinner are always nutritious whole foods / plant based meals. 

The Heartland prepares  raw food / plant based, high flavor, healthy meals for you each day. Water and tea are available to our guests throughout the day and night.

Our menu includes lots of vegetables, some fruits, sprouts, whole sprouted grains & seeds, avocado and plenty of flavorful juices. 

The Heartland’s education program includes lectures on nutrition basics and hands on food preparation. Professionals from a variety of fields speak regularly at the Heartland on topics relating to nutrition, as well as fitness and stress management. 

Healthy Eating/Tasty Food & Juice


Changing how you eat is a challenge for all of us! We will have plenty of support for you during your stay. The evidence is clear that a plant-based, living food (even vegan) diet helps lower the risk of many cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, stress and other diseases common to our western civilization. A plant-rich diet will also aid in weight loss and weight maintenance. In fact, it is widely considered the healthiest way to lose and maintain ideal weight.

But eating should also be a pleasure!

Our approach to food at The Heartland is quite simple: Make it easy to eat and enjoy all of the things that are good for us, by making vegetables, sprouts, and greens as tasty as possible. However, we don’t stop there – we also know that deprivation is not sustainable, so meals should also be flavorful and satisfying. Beyond our meals, every juice we serve is considered a nutritious meal, in a liquid, easy to digest, form. Finding this balance in your life at home is easier after you practice it here! Don’t miss our lectures and demonstrations that will provide valuable insights in bringing home any change in lifestyle.

Many people come to the Heartland with hopes of making big changes in their lives or maybe just to lose some weight and have a ‘healthy’ / smart vacation for their body and mind. We provide them with the tools and information needed to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle, better choices and greater personal satisfaction. The Heartland is unique in comparison to other spas in that we consider facilitating these hopes our primary purpose. With our 3 week / 21 day program, anyone from the novice to the expert will experience a life change, let go of stress, regain their health, have a better night’s sleep, and be more conscious of the world around them. Our kind and knowledgeable staff will counsel guests who have specific concerns about achieving their ‘health style’ goals.

None of us can afford to function sub-optimally in today’s environment. It’s time to wake up, be aware and also…be kind again. Sound nutrition is the first step toward living a full life with the health and stamina required to achieve whatever an individual wishes. We demonstrate at the Heartland that nutritional ideas are easy to live with and can be incorporated into the schedule of the busiest person. Our lectures and hands-on classes will provide the tools you need to stay on the right path once you return home.

Many Americans suffer from basic to severe health issues that are directly related to their diet. We do understand that certain foods will help our body with the healing process, while other foods actually prevent this from happening. Other physical issues have to do with emotional stress caused by many unseen, or unrealized surroundings such as your job or even a person in your life. Something very simple could make a huge difference in the way you feel, both mentally and physically. We are excited to help you along your journey, and offer a safe place to come relax, detox, cleanse, lose weight, relieve stress, or just ‘get away’ from it all. Welcome to Heartland!

Food for Thought at the Heartland…

The average American eats a diet high in fat, sugar and salt and low in complex carbohydrates. At the Heartland Wellness Retreat and Spa, visitors enjoy a delicious, raw living food / plant based, all vegan diet. Many of our guests come to the Heartland with questions about nutritional controversies. We attempt to clear up areas of concern and emphasize a common sense approach where ‘moderation in all things’ is our motto. Making the small changes can lead to a huge difference in your health and in your life!