Join us for our 3-part series
Healthy & Homemade
Focusing on healthy, nutritious meals and using your time, money and skills wisely. The series is Oct 15 ,22, 29 6:00-7:30pm in our Sioux County Extension office.
“This series will benefit anyone, from the inexperienced cook to a person that’s been cooking for many years,” said Renee Sweers, Human Sciences Specialist in Nutrition and Wellness with ISU Extension and Outreach. “Everyone is busy, and few have the time to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.”
However, according to Sweers, multiple studies have shown that meals cooked at home tend to be healthier.
“People generally eat fewer calories, carbohydrates, sugar and fat when cooking and eating at home,” Sweers said. “Most people want to enjoy their food while also trying to move toward healthier eating habits. This program can help with that.”
This particular “Healthy & Homemade” series will feature three sessions:
• The first session, “Slow Cooker Meals,” on Oct. 15, will explore the benefits of using a slow cooker, discuss food safety tips for doing so and look at some meal recipes and ideas.
• The second session, “Healthy Choices: Aisle By Aisle,” on Oct. 22 will lead participants on a virtual tour of the grocery store, where they will learn how to identify and purchase the most nutritious food items.
• The third and final session, “Cook Now, Enjoy Later,” on Oct. 29 will showcase how planning can reduce stress, save money and provide a family with nutritious home-cooked meals.
“During these three sessions, we will explore many strategies to eat healthy and save your time and money,” Sweers said. “We will share reliable resources, taste delicious recipes and have a great deal of fun in the process.”
To register for the upcoming “Healthy & Homemade” series in Orange City, visit http://bit.ly/hh14098 or call the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office at 712-737-4230. Registration fee for the three-part series and all materials, groceries and supplies involved is $30.