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Healthy Living Kitchen

Also available in the Gift Shop ($35)

 

The Heart Lung Vascular Institute offers its Healthy Living Kitchen, healthy cooking classes dedicated to teaching individuals how to cook heart healthy and learn new techniques to enhance the flavor of food.

The Healthy Living Kitchen holds regular healthy cooking classes that deal with timely cooking topics such as grilling in the summer, holiday entertaining and healthy chocolate choices, so you can return as often as you wish to learn even more!

Attendees of the healthy cooking classes will enjoy cooking demonstrations, a meal, food safety and preparation, cooking tips and additional education such as how to lower your cholesterol.

The Healthy Living Kitchen was made possible by the generous donation from the University of Tennessee Medical Center Auxiliary. The $1,500 donation was used to purchase items to up fit the kitchen with cooking essentials and dishware to enable the medical center to provide cooking classes to the community.

The Healthy Living Kitchen staff includes Executive Chef Mark McKinney; Cardiac Nurse Specialist Jane Kelly, BSN, RN; and Dietitian Janet Seiber, RD.

The new Healthy Living Kitchen is located at UT Medical Center in the Heart Lung Vascular Institute, Suite E-170.


The Next Cooking Class

When: July 18 - UTMC Farmers Market: "Local Produce, Modern Recipes"; free demo and samples using market produce.

Where: The Farmers Market Demo will be available from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the main entrance of the Boiling Pavilion (flag circle)

Normal Cooking Class: Heart Lung Vascular Institute - Healthy Living Kitchen, Suite E-170 (next to Chest Services).

Contact: You do not need to register for the Farmers Market Cooking Class. For all others, you can register by calling 865-305-6970 or by registering online.

Join the Healthy Living Kitchen team for a locally inspired cooking class!

Our cooking classes take a hands-on approach to cooking with personal instruction to guide you through every stage of preparation. The Healthy Living staff provides a thorough overview of each recipe and a copy for you to take home. In addition to learning recipes and techniques, you will learn how to make any meal healthy for you and your family.

Next available Cooking Classes:

Over the span of 5 years the Healthy Living Kitchen has collected dozens of recipes and healthy lifestyle tips and combined them into a guidebook - A Recipe for Life. This guidebook for healthy living provides step-by-step instruction to making healthier lifestyle choices. A Recipe for Life offers tips for grocery shopping, selected diet plans, meal planning, cooking tips, recipe modification, and recipes for all occasions! To order your very own copy, click the icon below.

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Meet our kitchen staff, which includes Senior Executive Chef Mark McKinney; Cardiac Nurse Specialist Jane Kelly, BSN, RN; and Dietitian Janet Seiber, RD, LDN, CDE.

Also, if you haven’t checked out what’s new at the AllSpice Café at UT Medical Center, visit us and see many of the kitchen recipes and healthier choices available using fresh ingredients such as whole wheat pasta and breads, hormone-free chicken, organics, cage-free eggs and local produce.


 

Grocery Store Tours

Whether the labels on food products leave you scratching your head or you’re just looking for some ideas for a great tasting and healthy snack, The University of Tennessee Medical Center can help you.

Registered dietitians from the medical center want to help you make the right choices for a healthy lifestyle when you’re at the grocery store. In a free program presented by the Healthy Living Kitchen team from UT Medical Center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute, the upcoming Grocery Store Tours will give you the opportunity to walk the aisles with a nutrition expert and get the answers to all those questions you always wanted to know while at the grocery store.

“The grocery store is a place that can make or break your eating habits from a healthy living perspective,” said Janet Seiber, RD, LDN, CDE, a registered dietitian at UT Medical Center and a frequent presenter of the tours. “Learning to make better choices in the grocery store really can help you toward a healthier overall lifestyle.”

The registered dietitians from UT Medical Center will give you a tour around area Food City stores and share tips on healthy grocery shopping, comparing food labels and selecting food items that fit your desired eating plan.

The next tours will take place on the following dates:

Please call 865.305.6970 or register online by clicking date above. The tour is free, but space is limited so registration is required. Special group tours are available upon request by calling 865.305.6970.