Take Back Your Health Conference Cafe Menu

The cafe is sponsored by New Family Naturals.

Ingredients are organic, GMO free and locally sourced, when available.

GF= Gluten Free, DF= Dairy Free, R=Raw, V=Vegan


Sergei’s Wild Edible Smoothie Alkalizing green smoothie with seasonal wild greens and fruit. GF, DF, R, V. $8
Superfood Granola Sprouted buckwheat cereal with coconut flakes, goji berries, cacao nibs, pumpkin and flax seeds, sweetened with date paste and vanilla. Served with fresh fruit and almond or hemp milk. NFN House Specialty. GF, DF, R, V. $8
Breakfast Muffins Gluten free breakfast muffins made locally. GF. $4.50
Hot Oatmeal A wholesome blend of steel cut oats, flax, raisins, honey and spices. GF, DF. $4.75
Chia Breakfast Shake A nutritious blend of coconut milk, banana, berries, coconut oil, chia seeds, dates, spirulina and a pinch of sea salt. GF, DF, V. $8

Lunch & Dinner

Fajitas Sautéed onions and peppers, cultured veggies, salsa fresco and seasonal greens. You choose free range beef or marinated portabella mushroom*. Served with your choice of wrap: romaine or brown rice. GF, DF, V*. $15
Pad Thai Salad
Organic creamy Thai peanut sauce tossed with zucchini and kelp noodles, marinated vegetables, bean sprouts, pickled radish over a bed of seasonal greens and topped with crushed peanuts. NFN House Specialty. GF, DF, V. $12
Field Greens Salad
Field greens topped with seasonal vegetables, tomatoes, sauerkraut, raw olives, and gluten free crackers. Add country liver pate, free range beef, or marinated portabella mushroom**. Dressing: Robin’s honey mustard vinaigrette or NFN Italian herb dressing. GF, DF, R*, V**. $10*/$15


Chicken Chili Locally made chili with a bone broth base, pastured chicken, white beans and chili spices. GF, DF. cup $4; bowl $7
Robin’s Cream of Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted Butternut squash pureed with sautéed leeks, herbs and a dash of sea salt. Coconut milk provides a smooth creamy finish. GF, DF, V. cup $4; bowl $7

Sides and Snacks

Cheese Plate An assortment of pastured cheese with crudités and crackers. GF. $7.50
Hummus Plate Traditional chickpea dip served with crudités and crackers. NFN House Specialty. GF, DF, V. $7
Baked Sweet Potato Served with pastured butter* or cold pressed olive oil. GF, DF*, V*. $6
Fresh Fruit seasonal; based on availability.


Chia Pudding Sweet and satisfying, this pudding resembles tapioca in texture and is made from chia seeds, coconut
milk and lightly sweetened. GF, DF. $6.50

Fudge Brownies
Dense and gooey fudge brownies made with almond butter and/or butternut squash puree, cacao powder, honey, eggs, baking soda, vanilla, sea salt and chocolate chips. GF, DF. $4.50
Pear Apple Cobbler
Fresh ripe fruit topped with a sweet and salty crust of pecans and dates. GF, DF, R, V. $6.50


Green Juice $7
Almond Milk $6.50
Fresh Pressed Fruit Juice $5
Assortment of teas $2 (refill .25)
Kombucha $4.50
Reishi Cappucino $5.50


Menu subject to some change as planning progresses.


Win a gift card to the cafe!

What dish are you looking forward to ordering at the conference and why? Answer this question below before April 19th 2013 and you’ll be entered to win a $15 gift card to the cafe! We will draw the winner on April 19th and notify you by email.

And the winner is… Anh Thu Nguyen! Congratulations!


  1. Yum! I want the chia breakfast shake to get a healthy start to my day. For lunch the Thai salad is unbelievable. I remember it from the last conference. The kelp noodles are the perfect texture & the peanut sauce is bliss! Can’t wait!

    Comment by Danielle — February 25, 2013 @ 3:49 am

  2. Wow! How do I choose? Good thing there are 2 full days! Here are my picks so far: Breakfast – Superfood Granola, Lunch/Dinner – Pad Thai Salad &/or Cream of Butternut Squash Soup, Snack – Hummus Plate or Citrus Beet Salad, Dessert – Fudge Brownie or the Pear Apple Cobbler. Can’t wait to try these nutritious delicious options!

    Comment by Cindie — February 26, 2013 @ 1:00 am

  3. Excited to try the Gluten Free muffins. As a recent Celiac sufferer, it’s been a challenge to transition after 45yr of eating gluten but even harder to find breads that taste like something I would eat again. So muffins hear I come – mouth watering!!!

    Comment by Rita B — March 15, 2013 @ 1:16 am

  4. Yum, it all sounds so good. I look forward to the Fajitas and Pad Thai Salad and Butternut Squash Soup, Sweet potato and Hummus. Desserts sound good too.

    Comment by Pia — March 22, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

  5. Oh my gosh I am a foodie who decided that I can be both a foodie AND healthy at the same time ☺ This menu has me drooling! I usually pack my own healthy food for conferences because I can never trust the options they have available. This is my first time attending TBYH and I don’t think I will be packing any of my own food!

    Breakfast: must try the chia breakfast shake! I have never had spirulina before and this shake sounds divine! Day 2 will be the Superfood Granola: goji berries and cacao nibs sound like they would go perfect together!

    Lunch Day 1: definitely the fajitas with a brown rice wrap, although I could be swayed to try the coconut wrap. Again, I’ve never had a coconut wrap, and I’m always up for new taste adventures. Day 2: absolutely must have the pad thai salad! Just saw kelp noodles in the health food store the other day. They looked interesting, but I was afraid to take them home because I had no idea what I would do with them.

    Dinner: I usually try to go low carb in the evenings, so the field greens salad sounds amazing! Day 1 I will probably try the liver pate with it and see if it compares with my aunt’s homemade pate ☺. Not sure which dressing I would pair it with, so I’ll take whatever the person recommends. Day 2: the free-range beef! A salad will most likely not satisfy my big appetite, so I’ll have to have the lentil stew on day 1, and the chicken chili on day 2.

    And somewhere in between I’ll have to fit in Robin’s Citrus Beet Salad, chia pudding, and fudge brownies. OMG! There really aren’t enough meals in the day and during this conference for me to get to try the whole menu, but if I get to try what I’ve listed here, I’d be one happy girl ☺ So excited for this conference!

    Comment by Anh — March 26, 2013 @ 1:42 am

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  7. The granola caught my eye, because I love to start the day with granola, but the chia shake sounds like an amazing alternative. Everything sounds so good, but I know I LOVE a good beet salad and I am intrigued by the coconut wrapped fajita. It will be great to be at a conference where the food is as appealing and nourishing as the information!

    Comment by Rae — April 4, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

  8. I would like to GO GREEN!
    Breakfast~Sergei’s Wild Edible Smoothie
    Lunch: Field Greens Salad with Fresh pressed Fruit Drink
    Dinner: Hummus Plate and a Baked Sweet Potato
    Yumm-o! :)

    Comment by Carol — April 7, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

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  10. I am a sucker for anything butternut squash So I am Very Excited To Try Robins Special Butternut Squash Soup.

    Comment by Angie Lingo — April 15, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

  11. It all sounds wonderful! I am looking forward to the Hot Oatmeal to warm me up in the morning, then for lunch, definitely the Pad Thai Salad as I really enjoy the flavor. Later, and to hit the spot, the Pear Apple Cobbler sounds irresistible! Looking forward to it all!

    Comment by Annie — April 16, 2013 @ 1:06 am

  12. I usually have a specific breakfast shake, but am willing to “shake things up” and try some coconut oil in the Chia Breakfast Shake. I am also looking forward to Robin’s cream butternut squash soup, with a side of fresh juice! How does it get better than that?

    Comment by Nicolle Flood-Sawczyszyn — April 16, 2013 @ 3:03 am

  13. I love to see a black bean burger or sunflower seed burger on the menu. The current menu looks fabulous! What amazing improvements every conference!

    Comment by Sarah Soulliere — April 16, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

  14. I am looking forward to trying the chia breakfast shake. I recently (I know I musht have been underground not to know this before)became aware of the health benefits of chia seeds and am looking forward to trying them in a shake.

    Comment by Sunshine — April 18, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

  15. Glad we will be there for two days because I want to try the Chia Breakfast Shake and Sergei’s Wild Edible Smoothie, as well as the Fudge Brownie!

    Comment by Kari Ainsworth — April 18, 2013 @ 10:42 pm

  16. Thank you all! It was a great event!

    Comment by New Family Naturals — April 29, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

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