Cooking Classes & More
Interested in new recipes? Trying to find healthy food ideas on a budget?
Once a month we have a cooking class at the food bank. Our volunteer nutritionists offer tasty samples, answers questions about healthy foods, does cooking demos and gives out recipe ideas. Check our Events Page for upcoming cooking classes.
Recipes from our Cooking Classes:
A Bite of Food $ense is a set of 53 recipes developed through Washington State University SNAP-Ed. All recipes were tested with adults who access food through WA food banks. There are five sets of recipe cards: Thrifty Main Dishes, Quick Whole Grains, Add Color (Fruits and Vegetables); Kid-tested Snacks, and Kid-tested Fruits and Vegetables. The latter two packets include well-tested recipes used in youth programming. These recipes are available in color for free download and are ‘print ready’ in both English and Spanish.
Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4--When working on her master’s degree in food policy in New York, grad student Leanne Brown set out to make a cookbook for Americans using a food budget of $4.00 per day. Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day is available for purchase or for free download.
Chop Chop Magazine’s website has an extensive collection of recipes that kids can make themselves or with a parent/caregiver.
Cookus Interruptus is a great site with funny and easy-to-follow cooking videos. Although the focus is on local and organic foods, many of the recipes are very doable on a budget. They have everything from how to cut an onion and sharpen your knife to things like miso happy soup and hoppin’ john.
USDA’s My Plate web page has posters in various languages and wonderful “10 Tips” nutrition education handouts series in English and Spanish as well as recipes.