Healthy Cooking

HEALTH & WELLNESS

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JUICING FOR BEGINNERS

About:  Juicing is a tasty way to enrich your body with essential vitamins and minerals, which can boost your energy, kick-start your metabolism, and set you on the path to wellness. Juicing for Beginners is your comprehensive workshop, with several easy recipes and all the nutritional information you need to get started. In simple, practical steps, you’ll learn the ins and outs of detoxes, cleanses, and healthy smoothies, along with profiles on the revitalizing properties of key juicing ingredients. 

Type: workshop

Limit: 10 seats available

When: January 25, 2021

Time: 3:30pm

Length: 1:30 hours

Teacher: Cristina Macena

Location: Baltimore

Fee: $20

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HEALTHY HABITS FOR LIFE

About: Here’s a fun-filled, hands-on group to help you and your children find ways
to get moving and make healthy food choices along with other parents and their kids. You’ll enjoy tons of activities, games, poems and songs, dances, and ways to include learning
about healthy choices into your everyday routines.

Type: mommy & me group (circle time)

Limit: 10 seats available

Ages: 0-3 year-olds (and mom)

When: January 12, 2021

Time: 10am to 11am

Length: 8 weeks

Leader: Cristina Macena

Location: ULC Baltimore

Fee: $120 (for 8 weeks of classes)

Raw Vegetables
TRANSITION TO A PLANT-BASED DIET

About: : Learning to cook a plant-based meal is easier than ever before. Plant-based cooking is easy, affordable and fun! Classes will teach you the basics of a plant-based diet and how to cook wholesome, delicious food! From breakfast to main courses to desserts!

Type: workshop

Limit: 8 seats available

When: February 1, 2021

Time: 2 pm to 3:30pm

Length: 1 1/2 hours workshop

Location: Baltimore 

Instructor: Cristina Macena

Fee: $30

More info: cpmacena@urbanlifecenter.org

Confetti Girl
PREVENTING TYPE 2 DIABETES - A HEALTHIER YOU

About: Stress is the body’s response to a challenge or demand. Everyone experiences stress, which can be triggered by a range of events, from small daily hassles to major changes like a divorce or job loss. The stress response includes physical components such an elevated heart rate and blood pressure, thoughts and personal beliefs about the stressful event, and emotions, including fear and anger. Although we often think of it as being negative, stress can also come from positive changes in your life, like getting a promotion at work or having a new baby. While no one can avoid all stress, you can learn to handle it in healthy ways that increase your potential to recover. Dr. Shakes will guide you on this journey of emotional recovery.

Type: Lunch & Learn

Limit: max 10

When: Thursdays

Time: 12pm to 1pm 

Starting Date: January 13, 2021 to February 17, 2021

Teacher: Dr. Uva Shakes

Fee: $35

More info: cpmacena@urbanlifecenter.org

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NATURAL LIFESTYLE COOKING CLASS

About: With thousands of unique recipes and fun ways to prepare food, a plant-based diet is not restricted to tofu and salad. Natural Lifestyle Cooking Class provides a low-cost, training course filled with cooking demos, up-to-date information on diet crazes, and much more. Improving your health through simple, natural cooking is the emphasis of this dynamic educational experience.

Type: classes

Limit: max 12 people

When: Thursday

Starting Date: January 6, 2021

Length: 4 weeks

Leader: Connie

Location: Baltimore

Fee: $60

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COMING MARCH 2022
JUICING - 7LBS IN 7 DAYS CHALLENGE

About: Lose up to 7lbs in 7 days! This is an ultra-fast 1-week super juice cleanse. Come and learn how to lose weight with a healthy and effective diet and exercise program to reshape your body in just one week, but with lasting results.

Type: group

Limit: max 10 people

When: March 10th, 2022 (preparation day), March 21st, 2022 (closing day)

Time: 5pm

Length: 2 days (introduction day and closing day)

Starting Date: March 10th

Leader: Cristina Macena

Fee: $15

More info: cpmacena@urbanlifecenter.com

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COMING SPRING 2022
WALKING MEETUP GROUP

About: : If you love walking and would like to make part of a group of people who also love it, this is for you! Group will meet up at every Thursday to walk and explore the neighborhood together.  

Type: meetup group

Limit: 15 people 

When: TBA

Length: on going

Starting Date: TBA

Location: Baltimore

Leader: TBA

Fee: Free of charged

Registration: required

More info: cmacena@urbanlifecenter.com

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COMING SOON
FORKS OVER KNIVES MEETUP

About: Monthly Meetup Potluck. This potluck is a great opportunity to try out new recipes and pick some up to share with your loved ones! Dishes should serve 8-10 and must be entirely plant-based (vegan), so please no red meat, chicken, turkey, fish, seafood, eggs, cheese, butter, cream, yogurt or any other dairy products, or honey or gelatin, in the ingredients. 

Type: group

Limit: 10 seats available

When: Every 1st Sunday of the month at 4:30pm

Length: on going

Leader: Sharon McRae

Location: Ellicott City

Fee: no fee charged

More info: https://www.meetup.com/Columbia-MD-Forks-Over-Knives-Meetup/events/