UnityPoint Health - Trinity offers three different series to help Quad Citizens transition to healthier eating. Each series focuses around a Mediterranean and plant-focused eating pattern. All of the series feature step-by-step instructions for several delicious recipes, teach you how to tailor recipes to your own taste preferences and give you valuable tips on how to get meals on the table in 15 minutes or less.
Eating is meant to be enjoyable. To stick to healthy eating, it must be delicious and fun. Class participants are amazed are how much they enjoy the course and how they go away with so many doable and tasty ideas for health. Looking for more classes? See all Quad Cities classes and events.
In-Person and Virtual Classes Available
UnityPoint Health - Trinity Heart Center now offers Cooking with Heart class in-person at our state-of-the-art Cardiac Nutrition Center at Trinity Rock Island or virtually from the comfort and convenience of home. Choose your preference when you register.
Learn More About Our Class Series
Four-part cooking series held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m.
Cooking with Heart Foundational Series is intended for anyone who wants to transition to plant focused eating for health. You will get innovative ways to easily incorporate plant focused dishes without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. You also learn foundational skills for creating dishes from whole foods. We cover key concepts like nutrient density, mindful eating, hunger, knife skills and adapting your new eating style to social events with friends and family. Class topics include:
- Show Your Heart Some Love
- Redesign Your Kitchen for Health-Centric Eating
- What's the Big Deal About Eating Plants?
- Mastering Mindful Eating
There is no cost to attend this course. UnityPoint Health thanks Trinity Health Foundation's support. UnityPoint Health - Trinity Heart Center offers this gift of health to our community to support heart healthy habits.
Four-part cooking series held on Wednesdays 6-7 p.m.
Learn easy recipes and cooking tips for anyone touched by diabetes. Classes share recipes that manage blood sugars. Boost your confidence in the kitchen preparing meals that will ramp up your health and help you feel better too. Have fun mastering flavor-filled, healthy dishes that are quick to get on the table. Class topics include:
- Clearing Up Carbohydrate
- Healthy Snacks on the Go
- Mind Eating Tricks
- Taking it All to Heart
Cost: FREE thanks to support from the Quad Cities Diabetes Association, Trinity Health Foundation and Genesis Health System.
Four-part cooking series held on Tuesdays at Noon
Learn easy recipes and cooking tips for anyone touched by cancer - survivors, caregivers and loved ones. The dishes prepared emphasize how nutrition can help reduce the risk of cancer or cancer recurrence through inclusion of foods in their most powerful form (raw, cooked and in combination with other foods.) Class topics include:
- Myth-busting and truths (sugar, alkaline, green tea, turmeric)
- Treasures in Eating the Rainbow
- Eating Made Uncomplicated: Fun and Easy Meal Planning
- Boost the Power of Food on Your Plate
>There is no cost to attend this course. UnityPoint Health thanks Trinity Health Foundation and Gilda's Club of the Quad Cities for their support. UnityPoint Health - Trinity Heart Center offers this gift of health to our community to support heart healthy habits.