Category: All things healthy

Free Daniel Plan Cooking Class -Tonight!

There is a FREE Daniel Plan Cooking Essentials Class in Irvine TONIGHT! I would be there myself tonight but Girl Scout duties are calling.

Image from Saddleback Church Irvine Facebook page
Image from Saddleback Church Irvine Facebook page

This should be a great Healthy Cooking Class for Families on a Budget.  The event is being held at tonight.

  • Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:30 PM
  • Saddleback Church in the Main Campus foyer – 18842 Teller Ave., Irvine.

Making healthy food choices as a family can be challenging — especially if you are always on the go. Come meet a certified Daniel Plan chef who will help show you the way with hands-on cooking demonstrations, tips for school lunches and busy weeknight dinners, and realistic menu plans on a budget.

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Whole Kids Cooking Class

Whole Foods features a Whole Kids Cooking Club twice a month, my kids always enjoy this class. This focus of this hands-on class is for kids create simple to make dishes using healthy, colorful fruits and vegetables while having fun.  This month’s classes features spooky fun Halloween treats.

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  • Where: Whole Foods, 2847 Park Ave., Tustin, CA
  • When: October 17, 2014 -Spooky Halloween Treat and October 28, 2014 – Veggie Skeleton
  • Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Program cost: $5.00 per child
  • Registration: email cinthia.mardid@wholefoods.com

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How to Feed a Family of 4 on $125 / Week At Whole Foods

 

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I love going to whole foods, I take my girls to their Kids Club Cooking Classes, they have great adult classes and I’ve even taken my troop there for a field trip but it always seems like a museum to me. I can look at all the gorgeous foods, fruits and vegetables (yes, fruits and vegetables are gorgeous to me) but I can’t afford to take it home. Well, this blogger at happystronghome.com made it work!

She feed her family of four for a week on $125.00!!! All the recipes look delicious and you can feed your family with peace of mind. I hope you enjoy her post as much as I did.

How to Feed a Family of 4 on $125 / Week At Whole Foods.

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Foods to Include in Your Diet Everyday

There are times in your life that simply leave you feeling stressed and/or depressed. It is during these times that your brain goes into survival mode. This usually goes hand in hand with eating the wrong foods since eating sends messages to the brain of pleasure and survival.

Unfortunately, unhealthy foods cause major damage to your emotional and physically healing. During times of stress and depression keep focused eating healthy. Here’s a handy list of foods to eat everyday that serve both your mental and physical needs.

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image from FitnessHealthZone.com

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Whole Kids Cooking Club at Whole Foods

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We attended the Whole Foods, Whole Kids Cooking club on Friday, “Cooking a Rainbow” was the theme. The goal of the cooking class was to support healthy eating habits by eating from a rainbow. This class was a hands healthy eating course for kids.

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The host had an array of beautiful juliette sliced veggies such as sweet potato, squash, zucchini, finely chopped rainbow broccoli, edamame and a black bean pasta. The younger kids, 3-4, had a great time piling veggies on their plate and the 6+ age group arranged their veggies into beautiful rainbows. All of them were so proud of their creation. They topped their colorful plates with a warm marinara sauce.

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For dessert they were given slices of bananas, they scooped out the middle of the banana filled it with peanut butter and dipped the bottom in chocolate. Both of my girls loved it.

Since the all the kids made such a big plate of veggies, my girls couldn’t even finish even a quarter of what was on the their plate. My husband and I were able to fest on the leftovers later on. Overall, this was a refining moment for all of us, the girls loved the veggies and I found a Black Bean pasta that I can’t wait to incorporate into a dish.

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Our local Whole Foods has kids cooking classes twice a month for the cost of $5.00. They provided an abundance of ingredients (all of which were organic), my girls were able to try (and liked) the black bean pasta and my girls understood the concept of eating from a rainbow. Since the discussion was ripe for the taking, we walked around Whole Foods afterwards and discussed the importance healthy eating habits. I look forward to the next class.

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