Brush up your cooking and nutrition knowledge with this fun and informative 3-hour practical cooking class based on The Mediterranean Diet.
Run by Nutritionist Felice Adem, you’ll get ingredients, education about healthy eating and cooking, and a cookbook to take home with all the recipes made on the day. And to top it off, you’ll feast on your creations with bread and a nice glass of wine (or two 😉
Did you know? A poor diet combined with an inactive/sedentary lifestyle is a major contributing factor to many of us becoming overweight or obese. But it doesn’t take much effort at all to eat well and lose weight or stay healthy…
Studies have shown that a person who follows The Mediterranean Diet is more likely to maintain and sustain a healthy weight in the long term, due to the balanced nature of the diet and the presence of monounsaturated (good) fats.
Date and Time
Saturday 23 August 2014, – 9am – 12pm
CERES Community Environment Park
Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets
Brunswick East 3057
The classes will include:
- Cooking the dishes with demonstration and help – 2 hours
- An explanation of health benefits from Beyond Fitness Nutritionist – Felice Adem
- Your very own recipe book of all the delicious dishes made
- Feasting on the creations (including additional bread and wine!) – 1 hour
Why is this cooking class different?
There are many cooking classes out there which focus on developing people’s basic cooking skills, which is important.
However, they often miss the mark when it comes to educating people on healthy food choices and cooking techniques which can affect the nutritional content of the food they are consuming.
For example, many people are unaware that boiling your vegetables can result in an abundance of nutrients being lost and wasted in the cooking water.
Alternative cooking techniques such as grilling, roasting and steaming has been proven to retain more nutrients.
Our cooking class, based on the Mediterranean Diet will empower people to learn more about healthy ways to eat, which has the potential to improve their general lifestyle and health of their bodies in the long-term.
About the Presenter
Felice Adem is a qualified Nutritionist at Beyond Fitness. She is dedicated in educating the local community on the most effective ways to incorporate healthy cooking and eating into their everyday lives by introducing the Mediterranean Diet.
She takes a holistic approach to nutrition and believes that psychology significantly affects our motivation to eat particular foods, whether healthy or unhealthy.
Felice has in-depth knowledge in:
- biological nutrition
- diet, health & disease
- current health issues and prevention strategies
- sound & contemporary knowledge in psychological approaches to mental health.
She is a qualified chef who previously worked in the hospitality industry for 10 years.
Her passion is to provide individuals with basic cooking skills and educate about the importance of making healthy food choices.
LAMB KOFTA SERVED WITH WHITE BEAN SOUP
Fasule: A tomato based soup with carrot, celery and red/green capsicum – topped with dried chilli flakes for added flavour
THE HEALTH LOWDOWN
LAMB KOFTA WITH WHITE BEAN SOUP: GREAT SOURCE OF VITAMINS.
Research suggests a diet high in fibre can significantly reduce the risk of bowel cancer and minimise digestive issues, including irritable bowel syndrome. Maintaining the recommended dietary intake (RDI) of protein in our diet is an important aspect of our health.
This dish has been a traditional favourite throughout the Mediterranean for centuries and contains many sources for vital nutrients:
Mince lamb provides a good source of iron and protein
Beans in the dish contain high quantities of fibre and protein
Tomato base and capsicum and carrot give a rich source of vitamin C.
Iron is an essential nutrient which helps to transport oxygen in the blood and is vital for energy production and our metabolism.
STEWED APPLE AND RHUBARB CRUMBLE SERVED WITH NATURAL HONEY AND CINNAMON YOGHURT
APPLE & RHUBARB CRUMBLE: STEWING RETAINS NUTRIENTS.
has a high proportion of non-dairy calcium
contains vitamin K, which aids blood clotting and supports the absorption of vitamin D.
source of antioxidants, with vitamin A, C and E which helps to fight infection,disease and aid in the repair of tissue.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Watch this space (The health lowdown: it’s better to have small amounts often during the day, than a lot at once!
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