Want your teens to take control of their bodies by providing it with the nutrients it craves and do so with pleasure? If the teen in question resists whole grains or doesn’t get enough of them in their diet, we’ve got good news. Ger-Nis is here to expose whole grains for how great they truly are, for health and for flavor- whether eaten as a main component at breakfast, incognito at lunch, making the most out of snacks, or improving the quality at dessert. Your teen will discover different varieties of whole grains, understand the composition of a whole grain versus processed grains, and find themselves using them in new, mouthwatering ways while staying full longer! Put whole grains back where they belong- inside of you!
Recipes:Whole Wheat Breaded Chicken Fingers with Spicy Grainy Honey Mustard; Brown Rice Fried Rice; Quinoa Stuffed Peppers; Barley Risotto with Mushrooms & Spinach; Chewy Oats & Raisin Cookies
Class Type: Teen (ages 13-17 years old), hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Learn the value of whole grains for flavor and health!
Tina DeGraff, Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center Manager, doesn’t mess around when it comes to flavor and health. Being no stranger to working in the food world, in the span of her career she has traveled the country and worked at Michelin star restaurants in San Francisco and Los Angeles, along with notable restaurants in Washington DC. She has honed her skills working with highly acclaimed chefs in fine dining kitchens, both in savory and pastry. Deciding to step out of the fast paced kitchen culture, she now brings her talents to the classroom setting, teaching about healthy eating and mindful thinking when it comes to our diets. The kitchen is her favorite place to be besides lounging on the beach. When Tina isn’t cooking, she enjoys being in the outdoors, biking, running or hiking. Contact Tina