Cooking Matters by Dare to Care

Cooking Matters by Dare to Care

           

I would like to take a minute to express my gratitude for Healthy Starts/FSU and BesideU4life for partnering together to teach women and mother’s like me how to make healthy choices and cook using fresh meats and vegetables.  Last Thursday was the first week of a 6 week long program to kick off healthy eating and cooking.  A woman from FSU came and taught us about the healthy plate which is the new food pyramid, while a certified chef began to cook a healthy meal before our eyes.  There were 15 women from besideU4life came together and helped prepare turkey tacos with collard greens.  We learned things like how to add beans and tomatoes to the dish to add more health content, instead of using ground beef we cooked with turkey and even added zucchini into the meat to add a little extra nutrition.

            

One of the best parts about the cooking session was the taste test at the end and the fact that each participant got to take home all of the ingredients to make their own turkey tacos that would feed a family of 4.  The event is definitely a big success and I can’t wait to go back today and see what we are cooking up for lunch.  Thank you again to all those who helped set up and organize the event.  I have already learned a few things I didn’t know about healthy food substitution and have cooked the recipe from last week in my own kitchen.  I really appreciate this unique learning experience.

 

BY Theresa Scheitz

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