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Demonstration Kitchen

 

Join Vanderbilt’s celebrated chefs, registered dietitians, and expert guest for healthy cooking demonstrations along with tasty samples and recipes.

Presented by the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus

Vanderbilt Dining’s Executive Chef Bill Claypool officially launched the second year of Vandy Cooks on Friday, January 23.  The weather outside was cold and wet but the presentation inside was warm and provided two delicious recipes for desserts. Chef Claypool altered higher calorie and fat content to provide two healthy dessert options.  Get the recipes here: Mini Peach Crisps and Reduced Sugar Fruit Tartlets.

Friday February 27, 12 – 1 PM Vandy Cooks with Executive Chef George Moran

Join us as Executive Chef George Moran prepares heart healthy dishes in celebration of National Heart Month. The Vandy Cooks demonstrations are offered monthly in the Vanderbilt Recreation and wellness Center’s Demonstration Kitchen to celebrate healthy eating at Vanderbilt.

In March three Vandy Cooks presentations are scheduled in celebration of National Nutrition Month.

Friday March 6, 12 -1 PM Vandy Cooks with Registered Dietitian Sarah Kraynak

Join Sarah Kraynak, registered dietitian with Second Harvest as she prepares budget friendly, heart healthy, simple and delicious recipes. The Vandy Cooks demonstrations are offered monthly in the Vanderbilt Recreation and wellness Center’s Demonstration Kitchen to celebrate healthy eating at Vanderbilt.

Wednesday March 11, 12 -1 PM Vandy Cooks with Registered Dietitian Sarah-Jane Bedwell

Sarah-Jane Bedwell is a national speaker and media personality. Sarah-Jane has educated and entertained hundreds of different corporate and community groups as well as professional associations. Her goal is always to inspire her audiences to make healthy lifestyle changes through interactive, practical, and entertaining talks, cooking demonstrations, and media segments. Sarah-Jane completed her dietetic internship, with an emphasis on Medical Nutrition Therapy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is the author of the book Schedule Me Skinny.

The Vandy Cooks demonstrations are offered monthly in the Vanderbilt Recreation and wellness Center’s Demonstration Kitchen to celebrate healthy eating at Vanderbilt.

Thursday March 26, 5:30 – 6:30 PM Vandy Cooks with Sous Chef Brian Hancock

The Vandy Cooks demonstrations are offered monthly in the Vanderbilt Recreation and wellness Center’s Demonstration Kitchen to celebrate healthy eating at Vanderbilt.

Contact Marilyn Holmes by email or call 343-2638 for questions or other information about this program.

Nutrition minute held once a week at the VRWC will offer quick tips on ways to maintain healthy eating habits.

Feel free to stop in for a minute or stay the whole time. Nutrition Minute is held in the lobby of the VRWC.

Thursday February 12, 4 – 5 PM –  Oh, My Love Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner

Love your Valentine with this easy to prepare and healthy dinner. Get recipes and tips on putting this special meal together.

Thursday February 18, 1 – 2 PM – The Skinny on Heart Healthy Fats

Are all fats equal? Do some have less calories per amount than others? Which are the best for daily use? Stop by this session and get answers to these and others you might have about fat as you sample a healthy cooked item using fat.

Monday February 23, 8 – 9  AM – Welcome Hominy as a Breakfast Ingredient

Hominy is a great addition to a healthy breakfast dish. This versatile corn product is a star ingredient in hearty Hispanic dishes and scrumptious southern fare.

Thursday March 5, 10:30 – 11:30 AM –  Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

Eating a balanced diet is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Regularly eating the right amount and kinds of food can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce risk of many conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Check out the recommended daily foods for the average American and get your nutrition questions about eating  by a registered dietitian.

Tuesday March 10, 11:30 AM– 12:30 PM –  Rethink Buttermilk

Buttermilk has long been a staple for many living in the south. It contains calcium and protein along with other nutrients and probiotics. Stop and taste the unique taste of buttermilk in a mango buttermilk shake.

Tuesday March 17, 2 – 3 PM –  It is Planting Time in Tennessee

Love locally grown fruits and vegetables? Ever thought about growing your own produce? Stop by and get tips for planting your 2015 Tennessee garden.

Friday March 27, 9 – 10 AM – Beat the Mid-Morning Slump with these Healthy Snacks

Stop by to taste samples and get ideas for mid-morning snacks sure to put ‘pep in your step’ while providing a portion of your daily nutrients.