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Healthy Cooking Classes

A monthly cooking class that shares recipes and cooking techniques to improve the nutritional value and lower the calories in the foods you eat.

  • Presented by Raina Childers-Richmond, MS, RD, LD, a registered dietitian and Nutritional Services Coordinator at HealthPoint Fitness.
  • Recipes and samples provided during class.
  • Fee is $5
  • Classes held in the demonstration kitchen at HealthPoint Fitness-Cape.

Pre-registration is required and can be done by one of the following options:

Class details

2/15: Delightfully Light
Join us for an evening of healthy indulgence. We will be explaining the different types of chocolate and their health benefits as well as preparing other tasty treats in lower calorie versions.

3/22: Easy Asian for Busy Americans
We love to eat a variety of Asian inspired dishes in our country. These cultural dynamos can be delicious and a way to add many healthy foods to our regular eating routines. We can make them quicker than getting take-out too.

4/19: Cooking to Reduce Inflammation
Many chronic diseases are attributed to inflammation in the body. Healthy eating, along with adequate sleep, stress management and exercise can truly reduce this risk. Join us for recipes that make each of our "cells" feel better.

5/24: Entrees with Eggs
The incredible, edible egg is a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. They are versatile, economical and satisfying. Come see how to elevate these basic beauties into great meals.

6/21: Convenient, Healthy Eating
So is all convenient food bad for you? The answer is that there is much good nutrition in foods that don't come straight from the field. However, there are tricks for navigating the center aisles of the grocery store. Find out more about tasty, budget friendly and yes, healthy dishes that are "convenient."

7/19: Easy Entertaining Boards
Whether you are hosting a few friends for game night or a special occasion, keeping food options simple is key. Easy, elegant and healthy charcuterie boards are a fun way to share good eats.

8/23: Meal Prepping for Busy Months
The months ahead can be hectic and eating out can seem easy. Join us for some meal prepping tips that can help make feeding yourself or a family a little bit easier.

9/20: Mystery Meat
Today, there are many plant based alternatives to meat. They can be a way to up the nutrition while replacing beef, chicken and pork in traditional recipes. These substitutes have come a long way in taste and versatility. Curious? Join us.

10/18: Out of our Gourd
Cooking!- During the fall season, vegetables from the squash family are plentiful. We will be making tasty and easy recipes that maximize the health benefits of these wonderful foods.

11/22: Holiday Baking with Flour Alternatives
With the holidays upon us, thoughts of baking are on our minds. In this class we are going to create some baked items that don't use traditional wheat flours. There are many alternatives available that still produce healthy, mouth-watering treats.