UT Medical Center Healthy Living Kitchen Cooking Class to Focus on the Mediterranean Diet

It is well known that the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of many diseases. The diet emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds, along with seafood and extra virgin oil. Learn more about the many health benefits of the Mediterranean diet at the next UT Medical Center Healthy Living Kitchen cooking class, June 29 at noon.

Bowl of couscous saladResearch has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease and is also associated with a reduced incidence of cancer, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. The diet emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds, along with seafood and extra virgin oil.  Learn more about the many health benefits of the Mediterranean diet at the next UT Medical Center Healthy Living Kitchen cooking class, June 29 at noon.  

The staff of the Tree and Vine will be the Healthy Living Kitchen team’s special guests. They will discuss the healthy benefits of olive oil and how to choose the best olive oil for your recipes. 

The menu will feature a delicious array of Mediterranean flavors and herbs consisting of a orzo bowl topped with a pistachio crusted salmon, completed with a tzatziki sauce.  A peach sorbet topped with mint will invigorate your taste as we learn how to incorporate these simple, and delicious foods into our healthy lifestyle. Advance registration of $20 is required to register for the class. To register for this class, call 865-305-6970 or visit UTMedicalCenter.org/hlk. 

About UT Medical Center

The mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only hospital to achieve status as a Magnet® recognized organization, is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center, a 609-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The medical center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, is one of the largest employers in Knoxville. For more information about The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit online at www.utmedicalcenter.org.