Clean Eating 101: Healthy Cooking Classes in the D

By: Amber Ogden | January 11, 2016
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If you’re hoping to stick to a healthier diet plan this year, it all starts in the kitchen! While there are tons of great healthy dining options in Metro Detroit, perhaps you’re also planning to be more frugal this year, and if that’s the case, consider signing up for a healthy cooking class in Metro D.

Think of it this way: the class will certainly pay for itself, as you will learn how to whip up a variety of tasty and delicious dishes for your friends and family at home. Here are just a few to consider this month…

Taste: A Cook’s Place

Culinary instructor Mary Spencer leads all of the classes offered at The Village Workshop in Northville. Tonight’s class, Casseroles Go Meatless, will teach students how to make Zucchini Feta Casserole and Artichoke Heart Stuffed Shells in Lemon Ricotta Béchamel, amongst other dishes.

Later this month, sign up for Comfort Food Makeovers on Wednesday, Jan. 13, where you’ll learn how to prepare Cheesy Cauliflower Bake, Chinese Chicken Salad and more. Classes are held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and cost $50. Come hungry, and feel free to bring wine to go with your meal.

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Holiday Market of Royal Oak offers a wonderful cooking school, where you can up your skill level in the kitchen. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, take advantage of Gluten Free and Healthy Cooking, perfect for anyone who has a food allergy and has trouble finding gluten-free options available.

Vegetarian Made Easy will be held later in the month on Wednesday, Jan 27. Both classes run from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and cost $69.99.


You may be thinking, “pasta doesn’t exactly go along with my no-carb diet,” but most everyone on a diet allows themselves one cheat day during the week, right? And if you’re going to cheat with a plate of pasta, you’ll probably feel better preparing it yourself instead of eating out, where who knows what ingredients are going into your dish.

To learn how to cook Italian food like a pro, head to the restaurant’s Clarkston location on Thursday, Jan. 28, where Corporate Executive Chef Jim Oppat will demonstrate a four-course meal. Wine is included, and the class costs $50 per person or $90 per couple.

Don’t forget your basic knife skills, and have a great time cooking your way to a healthier you!