Start making healthy lifestyle changes in your kitchen! Learn to cook simple, plant-based, satisfying meals that will promote health and prevent disease.

Nutrition workshops with Linda Byam, Health Coaching, LLC

Pre-registration required

 

The Power of Your Plate: Introduction to Plant-Based Eating

Thursday, 10/5, 7:15-8:45 pm, $25

More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese – a condition that can lead to many other health problems including diabetes, heart disease, and even increase one’s cancer risk. We will discuss how and why plant-based diets are beneficial for health in a multitude of ways. Suggestions and tips for plant-based breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snack foods are offered. Enjoy a cooking demo and food samples.

 

Nutrition for Teens – Thursday 10/19, 7:15-8:45 pm, $25

The food we consume daily directly affects our mood, athletic performance and energy level.  Teens are particularly vulnerable to marketing campaigns and peer pressure that encourage them to eat foods that negatively affect their health and can cause issues with self-esteem and weight.  In this class, you will learn about health promoting, nutrient rich foods to optimize your family’s well-being. You will leave with easy to implement ideas for lunches, family meals and snacks. Enjoy a cooking demo and food samples.

 

Cooking for One – Thursday 10/26, 7:15-8:45 pm, $25

If you are one of the 50.2% of Americans who are single, know that cooking for one does not have to relegate you to a life of cold cereal, ramen noodles or microwave options.  Cooking should be fun, creative, and enjoyable.  In this class, we will discuss benefits and challenges of cooking for one, and many suggestions to get you motivated to make delicious meals. Enjoy a cooking demo and food samples.

 

Cravings: Breaking the Food Seduction – Thursday, 11/2, 7:15-8:45 pm, $25

Ever wonder why after eating copious amounts of certain foods, you still crave more? It’s related to how these foods influence our brain chemistry. Discover how some foods are unfavorable for healthy weight management as well as why they have addictive qualities. Suggestions on how to best avoid the temptation of these foods are discussed. Enjoy a cooking demo and food samples.

 

What’s Eating You? Emotional Eating – Thursday 11/16, 7:15-8:45 pm, $25

Food is an undeniably emotional topic for many people. Often used as a reward or punishment, food is a focal point of just about every gathering from birthdays to funerals. In this workshop, we will explore some strategies to help you manage emotional eating. Enjoy a cooking demo and food samples.

 

Healthy Holiday Snacks – Thursday, 11/30, 7:15-8:45 pm, $25

The holidays can be a challenging time for sticking to a healthy eating routine.  With office parties, get-togethers with friends, and school parties, there always seems to be an excuse to overindulge. In this workshop, we will explore easy ideas for holiday treats that use less sugar, more whole foods, and will help you keep your healthy glow during the sweets season. Enjoy a cooking demo and food samples.