Healthy Cooking Classes in March

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (Feb. 24, 2014) – Making some modest changes in your diet can improve your heart health. Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s new Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers healthy cooking classes throughout the year and is offering some special classes in March.

Part of the Hospital’s Harvest for Health program, The Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers cooking classes to people of all ages for a nominal fee of $15 per class. Here’s what’s on tap for March:

Wednesday, March 5th. 2-3:30 p.m.
Easy and Economical Meals.

Nothing beats the ability to quickly whip up a satisfying meal without breaking the bank. This class will include several great recipes that don’t call for a lot of time or expensive ingredients. Skip the dollar menu and fast food, and feed your family a healthy alternative that is easy to make. Impress without the stress! ($15).

Tuesday, March 11th. 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Cooking with Whole Grains.

Quinoa, bulgur, barley, millet. All of these are whole grain options that deliver awesome taste and texture, along with fiber and nutrients. Come learn awesome ways to cook up whole grains in dishes that will add new dimensions to your cooking. This class will be led by Chef Noah Sheetz. Noah is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and spent many years as the Executive Chef to the Governors of New York State. Now, Chef Noah serves as the Executive Chef for Hudson Valley Hospital Center. ($15).

Friday, March 14th. 6-7:30 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Specials.

There’s more to St. Patrick’s Day than green beer and corned beef. Take a class that explores the uncelebrated but fun world of Irish cuisine. Whether it’s a hearty soup or a surprisingly enticing cabbage dish, this evening class will open your eyes to the joys of cooking for St. Patrick’s Day. ($15).

Sunday, March 16, 3-4:30 p.m.

Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Menus. The Mediterranean Diet is perhaps the most well-studied and accepted diet for promoting heart health. What’s more, it’s downright delicious. Featuring healthy fats, delectable vegetables, and lean proteins, this is a diet anyone can enjoy. In this class, you’ll learn the principles of the Mediterranean Diet and how to cook an easy meal that will lower your risk of heart disease. This class will be lots of fun, and who can argue with a diet plan that includes an optional glass of red wine? ($15).
Saturday, March 29, 3-4:30 p.m.

Cooking With Your Family. Bringing your family together in the kitchen is a great way to have fun and bond over great food. Get everyone involved in this class and make cooking together an economical way to spend time with your family. All family members age 6 and up are welcome in this class. ($15).

For more information on cooking classes, call 914-734-3780 or register on line at www.hvhc.org


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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org