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Healthy Cooking Series

In partnership with the UT Culinary Institute, Be Well is happy to announce the sponsorship of a series of healthy cooking classes. The classes are free for UT employees and space is very limited. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis until all available spots are filled. Any additional registrations will be added to a wait-list. Available classes are listed below.

If you are interested in registering for any of the healthy cooking classes please send us an email at with the class title, your name, number and email.

Due to the high demand of the classes we will be working to schedule more next in the near future.

Trying to save time and money?  Need to simplify your life? Just settling for fast food? No time to cook?  Think again. With these recipes you will be able to pull together a meal using ingredients that you have on hand in 30 minutes or less while keeping it all healthy and delicious. In this hands on class you will prepare: Three Bean Salad with roasted sweet peppers; Shrimp in a citrus sauce over Israeli couscous; Basil Chicken with Grilled Pineapple. Chef Instructor: Donna Parang.

If it’s time for a lifestyle shift but you find that you shy away from a healthy diet because you think they’re flavorless and boring this class is for you. It will boost your culinary enthusiasm and put the kick back into your life. Eating clean is based on eating whole foods and avoiding processed food. In this hands on class we’ll talk about building flavor with herbs, spices and fresh fruits and vegetables. Join us for a delicious culinary journey. The menu will include: Late Summer Panzanella Salad with Corn, tomatoes and basil; Slow Roasted Italian Style Chicken with Barley and Carrots; and we will drink our dessert- Cacao Almond Smoothie. Chef Instructor: Terri Geiser.

Would it surprise you to know that you can serve fabulous dishes this holiday season while keeping your family and friends healthier? Best part is it’s your little secret. Join us in the kitchen for this hands on class where you will prepare a collection of crowd-pleasing party appetizers and holiday dessert recipes that are filled with flavor: Curried Crab Dip with homemade tortillas; Parmesan stuffed mushrooms; Avocado bar served with special salsa toppings; Pumpkin dip with ginger snaps and we’ll show you how to make it into a trifle; Chocolate mini bites with Orange Sauce . Chef Instructors: Beth LaFontaine and Terri Geiser


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