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:

Contact:

Raina Childers, MS, RD, LD
573-986-4440

Dates Offered:

01/18/2021 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Healthy Comfort Foods

During this time of the year, the colder weather makes us long for some of those favorite warm dishes Mom made. Come see how good lighter versions of these tasty, soothing morsels can be.

HealthPoint Plaza
2126 Independence
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

02/15/2021 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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.

HealthPoint Plaza
2126 Independence
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

03/22/2021 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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.

HealthPoint Plaza
2126 Independence
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

04/19/2021 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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.

HealthPoint Plaza
2126 Independence
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

05/24/2021 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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.

HealthPoint Plaza
2126 Independence
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

06/21/2021 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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.

HealthPoint Plaza
2126 Independence
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

07/19/2021 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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.

HealthPoint Plaza
2126 Independence
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

08/23/2021 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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.

HealthPoint Plaza
2126 Independence
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

09/20/2021 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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.

HealthPoint Plaza
2126 Independence
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

10/18/2021 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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.

HealthPoint Plaza
2126 Independence
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

11/22/2021 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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.

HealthPoint Plaza
2126 Independence
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703