The Happy Heart course

Reboot your system, boost your energy, lower your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure and improve your heart health


Dream weight as a side effect?

Getting in shape doesn’t require calorie counting, skipping meals or any special teas or pills. But it does require making DAILY choices — which we all know is where the problem is sneakily hiding.

The truth is: first, you shape your habits. Then your habits shape you.

Once you truly understand how to take care of your body, you’ll be in for a lifetime of wins: more energy, better mood and skin, stronger and lighter body.

And if you could do with some support here, rebooting mindset AND body, our Happy Heart Course is just for you! It already has changed the lives of +20k people.

100+  Delicious plant based recipes & meal plans you'll love

Created for You by Professional Chefs & Registered Dietician

What's included in the Happy Heart?

Each week you will receive recipes, meal plans, educational content, live Q&As & practical videos.

An in-depth 4-week video course

to help you transform the relationship with food and your body — and finally feel confident in your body.

Weekly plant-based meal plans

with products you will need on shopping lists for each week.

Yoga and workout classes

— short & sweet — to match even the busiest schedule.

180+ Heart-Friendly Recipes

including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

Weekly Supportive Q&As

with Instructors to educate you on psychological aspects of weight loss, nutrition & happy lifestyle.

Online Community

of like-minded people going the same path to support, motivate and inspire you.

When you join the Happy Menopause course, you will get a yearly access our membership platform, Healthy Living. It’s a digital space to learn, to be inspired, to meet like minded people, to discover delicious healthy recipes and to have fun on your health journey.


Intro To The Course

The Happy Heart 10 Principles

Happy Heart 2020 Study: The South West Plant-Based Diet Challenge

Happy Heart Support

Happy Heart Toolkit

  • Food journal
  • Kitchen staples
  • Meal planning
  • Downloadable recipe booklet

Important Note For Happy Heart Participants On Medication

Live Q&A Recordings


  • Breakfast recipes
  • Lunch recipes
  • Dinner recipes
  • Dessert recipes
  • Breads and spread recipes
  • Salad dressings
  • Snack suggestions
  • Bonus oil free recipes
  • Meal planning and shopping list

Tips And Tricks

Eating out and travelling, how to cook grains

Food Fundamentals

  • Health spotlight – whole food plant-based diet
  • Buying produce
  • Reading labels
  • Alternative to dairy
  • Why no oil?
  • Knife skills
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Recommended supplements

Superhero Spotlight – Nathan Pritikin

Doctor’s Corner:

  • What are heart diseases?
  • What puts you at risk for coronary heart disease (CHD)?
  • Why low fat?
  • Why no oil?
  • Why does this work?
  • Why you don’t want to meet a cardiologist?

Meal Plan & Shopping List Week 2

– Doctor’s Corner:

  • Can CHD be detected early?
  • Can CHD be prevented?
  • Can CHD be reversed even if present?
  • What is the deal with saturated fat and CHD
  • Can other heart diseases be improved with a plant diet?
  • Sexual health and heart health: What is the connection?
  • Exercise Is Key


  • health spotlight – inflammation
  • whole fats vs refined fats
  • caloric density
  • carbohydrates
  • fibre

-Super Hero Spotlight – Dr. Michael Greger

Meal Plan & Shopping List Week 3

Doctor’s Corner:

  • Can medications be reduced or eliminated with a plant diet?
  • Plant diets and immune health: Do they help?
  • The Brain Heart Connection
  • Plant diets and aging: Do they help?
  • What is up with nitric oxide?
  • Is there a role for fasting in plant diets?

Fundamentals: Sleep And Stress

Food Fundamentals: Iron, Eggs

Super Hero Spotlight: Dean Ornish

Meal Plan & Shopping List Week 4

Doctor’s Corner:

  • Why is meat unhealthy?
  • TMAO: A fishy tale to know?
  • Why not Carnivore?
  • Why not Keto?
  • Is there a vegan keto diet?
  • The Blue Zones
  • Pitfalls of a Plant Diet
  • The Problem With Salt

Community: Our Swimrise Story

Food Fundamentals:

  • Why Are We Hooked On Sugar?
  • Are You Caught In The Pleasure Trap?
  • Plant-Based Diet For Athletes
  • Flaxseeds

Super Hero Spotlight: Dr Caldwell Esselstyn

Life After The Course

Further Resources & Readings

See what our students have to say

Learn On The Go

Access the challenge anytime, from anywhere and on any device!

Meet Your Instructors

David & Stephen Flynn

Founders of The Happy Pear

Dave & Steve are plant-based chefs with over 40 million views on their recipes on YouTube.

They are bestselling authors with restaurants, shops and a wide range of food products on sale across Ireland.

Rosie Martin

Registered Dietitian

Rosie has a special interest in disease prevention and plant-based nutrition.

She currently works for the NHS, where she supports a wide range of patients, with her daily work ranging from coeliac disease to cancer.

Dr. Joel Kahn

registered GP

Joel Kahn, MD, FACC of Detroit, Michigan, is a practising cardiologist, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Known as "America’s Healthy Heart Doc", he has triple board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology.


You have access to the course content for 12 months from date of purchase, you can complete this course at any point within this timeframe, so you don’t need to follow along live.

You will be able to find almost all the ingredients on this course in your local supermarket or health food shop.

Gluten containing foods present on the course can be replaced with gluten-free options or omitted completely.

The cooking, depending on what meal plan you choose and how many you are cooking for, can take anywhere from 3 hours for the whole week, or an hour or so every day.

Yes, this it is fine. Our courses are self-led. This means that you can do it when it suits you and you have 12 weeks to complete it.


We will do our best to make this experience fun, engaging, and impactful. We hope that you enjoy learning from us and the team of experts that we work with. Please remember that our courses are purely educational and designed for adults who have good general health. Taking part is designed to be a supportive and positive experience, but doing a course is no substitute for seeing your own family doctor or specialist. If you have any ongoing health problems or have symptoms that are worrying you, then please make an appointment to talk with your GP for individual medical advice. This is incredibly important.

As you might expect, food plays a big part in this journey. The meal plans and recipes that we use on all of our courses are designed to be healthy, lower in fat, and higher in fibre. If you are concerned that this type of eating isn’t suitable for you, then please talk to your own doctor or specialist before you make any changes.  We are here to support you every step of the way, remember, take it one day at a time.  Be kind to yourself, there really is no such thing as perfection.

Explore the tools brought by an amazing team of chefs, doctors, nutritionists, yoga and movement coaches.

And all of that together with the supportive community of like-minded people!