Cooking Matters is a nutrition-based education program that will teach participants how to prepare healthy meals on a limited budget. Cooking Matters includes:
- Free 2 hour classes, once a week for 6 weeks
- Chefs and Dieticians available to answer questions
- Eat in class
- Go home with groceries
Learn more about Cooking Matters by clicking here.
Healthy Snack Ideas
formula for making a variety of fruit- and herb-infused waters. Say goodbye to
soda, juice and bottled water with these refreshing flavors!
Fruits/veggies - cucumbers, berries, citrus, melons, pineapple... most fruits will work.
Herbs - a
sprig of mint, basil, sage, rosemary, tarragon, thyme or lavender
Gather a 2-quart pitcher or jar with lid and a muddler or a wooden spoon
herbs, add a sprig of fresh herbs to jar/pitcher; press and twist with muddler
or handle of wooden spoon to bruise leaves and release flavor, being careful not to pulverize
the herbs into bits.
approximately 2 cups of fruit to jar/pitcher; press and twist with muddler or handle
of wooden spoon, just enough to release some of the juices.
jar/pitcher with ice cubes.
to top of jar/pitcher.
refrigerate for an hour.
1 medium banana
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup 100 percent orange juice
4 frozen strawberries
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Peel banana. Place in blender.
Add remaining ingredients to blender. Cover and blend until smooth.
* For a creamier smoothie, use nonfat, soy or 1 percent milk instead of orange juice.
* Freeze slices of fruits about to go bad. Use these in your smoothies.
* If smoothie is too thick, add water or ice. If smoothie is too thin, add more fruit.
* If you don't have a blender, use a fork to mash the fruit. Whisk in the other ingredients. Serve over ice.
1 cup cranberry-raspberry juice
4 cups seltzer water
1 large lime
In a large pitcher, mix juice with seltzer water.
Rinse lime and cut in half. Squeeze juice from each half into the pitcher, discarding seeds.
Mix well before serving
* Pour over ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
* Replace cranberry-raspberry juice with any 100 percent juice you prefer.
* For more fruit flavor, increase juice or decrease seltzer water.
* Add thin slices of lemon, lime or orange for more flavor.
* If you do not have a large pitcher, prepare in a large bowl. Use a measuring cup or ladle to serve.
For more information on Cooking Matters, please contact any of the following agencies: