Virtual In-Person Event
Cooking with Heart for Diabetes (4-week class)
This series of cooking classes is an interactive, hands on experience teaching the components of a flavorful eating pattern for those with prediabetes and Type II diabetes (including caregivers). The dishes prepared emphasize how nutrition can help individuals live well and manage their blood sugars through food choices. Participants will go away with 8+ delicious dishes and the steps to prepare them including how to store and select the ingredients for the best quality. By the end of the series participants will have several new dishes and foods to work into their regular eating pattern for optimal blood sugar management. Each class is an hour long with two dishes demonstrated - one delicious dish taking less than 15 minutes to prepare or is a one pot style meal. The classes are meant to take into consideration limited financial means, limited time to prepare foods and no to little experience in the kitchen cooking.
Genesis Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – Trinity are teaming up to offer these cooking classes to the Quad Cities community.
Because the class is taught in a virtual format, the participant can make both dishes in their home kitchen at the end of class. The instructor will be available to answer questions – much like having your own private chef with you.
The classes will feature a Mediterranean pattern of eating. Emphasis is placed on consuming whole plant foods, fruits, vegetables while minimizing meat, sugars, and processed food.
- Clearing up Carbohydrate Confusion
- Snacking: All the Ins and Outs about Snacks
- Mind Eating Tricks
- Taking it all to Heart