As the weather cools off and you settle into the pace of the fall season, add making sure you are healthy to your list of things to do! Also, if you are gluten-free, bracing for the upcoming holiday season or all those Sunday football parties might not sound too fun. However, finding some tasty gluten-free recipes especially for those special get-togethers with family and friends will make them all the more enjoyable.
If you fall into any one of these categories, we have two classes coming up at Valley Natural Foods next week that you should take. For both classes, save $3.00 by entering coupon code “5130″ online or print one for in-store registration at customer service. You can also call 952-891-1212 ext. 221 to register. Be sure to register 36 hours in advance of each class.
On Tuesday, September 25th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. join Eileen Johnson, RN, for her Achieving Wellness class. Eileen, who is also an employee at Valley Natural Foods, is extremely passionate about helping others take a holistic approach to better health. The ultimate goal of the class is to reduce your lifetime risk for type 2 diabetes. She will help you understand key pre-diabetes health numbers along with how to change your diet to include more nutrient dense, toxin-free foods. Other important components to health, including exercise, supplementation and stress-relief practices, will also be discussed. Eileen’s calm demeanor, expertise and careful guidance will steer you on the path to lifetime wellness. If you attend this introductory class, be sure to sign up for her intermediate class held on either October 9th or November 7th. Cost for each Achieving Wellness class is $17 for members and $20 for non-members.
Shawn Binkowski and Sandra Calcutt have been cooking gluten-free for a combined 20 years. They know the ins-and-outs of what works and what doesn’t and what really tastes good. Let their expterise guide you to holding your first gluten-free party! Take their Gluten-Free Appetizers class on Thursday, September 27th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to learn how to make delicious flour tortilla wraps, appetizer pizza and sausage cheese balls and several other great gluten-free recipes. Besides all the tasting in the class (do come hungry), be ready to get your questions answered about following a gluten-free diet. Shawn and Sandra are bubbly and delightful and enjoy sharing what they have learned over the years. Cost is $27 for members and $32 for non-members.