Happy New Year! With the bustle of the holidays behind us, we can all settle into our daily routines again and get pumped up for an exciting year ahead. One new venture that Sound Dietitians will be pursuing in 2016 is teaching hands-on family cooking classes at Verdant Community Wellness Center in Lynnwood, Washington. Our first class in January will be all about pizza, from homemade dough to freshly blended marinara sauce to simple tips for quick prep. And the best part is, we’ll get to directly involve kids in the cooking process. Actively including kids in meal planning and food preparation helps develop important life skills and is one of the best ways to promote appreciation for healthy eating early on.
One recipe we will be teaching in our pizza class is a personal favorite: tortilla pizza! This is a quick recipe for those days when you’re craving a crispy, tasty pizza but want to get dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less. There is no need to fuss with dough because a whole wheat tortilla or flatbread makes the perfect base. Just add sauce, top it, and bake for 10 minutes at 400°F – quick, easy, and delicious!
Stay tuned for more posts about all things food and nutrition throughout 2016. Check out the Verdant Community Wellness Center events calendar if you are interested in learning about other health and wellness classes, seminars, and activities available to the public. Cheers to a healthy and delicious year!
~ Holly, RDN
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