Focuses on creating healthy meals at a low cost. Recipes ask for minimal and readily available ingredients to keep costs low. Each recipe also includes tips on how to do easy modifications at home using ingredients that may already be on hand.
A sample recipe from Session One in the Food Sense program is Banana Oat Muffins. The recipe asks for mashed bananas as a way to reduce food waste and is used as a healthy sweetener.
Designed for seniors, this program focuses on eating well and staying active for overall great health. It is designed to meet the needs of older adults and provides an opportunity to meet new friends and reinforces healthy eating habits.
This program includes many freezer friendly recipes such as the Banana Oat Muffin. It also includes a number of very versatile recipes like Roasted Root Vegetables which encourage participants to use a variety of ingredients.
Designed for those new to Canada, this program teaches participants how to cook a variety of recipes that are considered staples in many Canadian homes. It provides a safe environment for newcomers to ask questions about the Canadian food system and includes discussion around what may be unfamiliar ingredients such as canned or frozen vegetables and fruits. Sessions demonstrate how to use a variety of kitchen equipment and utensils and tips on preparing school lunches.
Participants will practice using the oven to cook a number of recipes including roasted vegetables and muffins. They will also learn how to make a classic Minestrone Soup.
Features a mixture of recipes, many of which include foods traditionally grown in BC including; salmon, berries, wild rice and venison. The program offers ideas on how to modify the ingredients if they are not readily available and tips on how to prepare food in different healthy ways. It also introduces foods from many other cultures.
Participants will learn how to make many recipes including a few dips: in session one participants make Hummus using chick-peas as well as a Salmon Dip using canned salmon.
Focuses on healthy ways to cook traditional Punjabi recipes and introduces recipes from other cultures. Participants will receive the participant handbook that has been translated into Punjabi using a simple dual-language format. This helps participants get a jumpstart on interpreting recipes as well as nutrition labels seen on food packaging.
Participants cook a variety of Punjabi dishes that have been modified to reduce fat, salt and sugar while incorporating additional fruits and vegetables. For example the program includes a recipe for Five Vegetable Curry. A number of common Canadian dishes are also included, such as Ministrone Soup, muffins, pizza and pasta.