TAVARES —The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is offering a class teaching residents how to prepare small, nutritious meals at home.
“Quick, Healthy Meals for 1 or 2” will be presented from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. The class includes a discussion about foods to keep on hand and essential kitchen equipment and appliances that can simplify meal preparation. The program will also feature a demonstration offering techniques that will help participants eat better and save money, as well as a tasting of several recipes.
“Whether you are just learning to cook, or downsizing the amount you prepare, this program focuses on easy, healthy meal ideas you can quickly prepare without a lot of fancy ingredients or expensive equipment,” said Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent Julie England, who will be leading the class. “No matter what your cooking skill level, this class provides ideas to make your food preparation easier and healthier. Not only will you learn new ideas, but you get to taste examples as well.”
The class costs $10 and registration is required online by Sunday, Aug. 2 at https://cookingfor1.eventbrite.com. For more information, call the Extension Office during normal business hours at 352-343-4101 ext. 2719.
Those with food allergies should be aware that the items prepared as part of the class may contain milk, egg, gluten, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish; and are prepared in a facility that could be exposed to any of these ingredients.
The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The Foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.