**This workshop will be live-streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time.**
A whole food plant-based diet is a proven health winner! Sometimes the barrier for people to adopt this way of eating can be figuring out how to prepare simple yet delicious, healthy meals without spending the day in the kitchen. Nancy will teach you that meal prep, kitchen organization, and careful shopping is the answer. There is no “one way for everyone” approach as each household has its own requirements for space, preparation time, and the amount of food needed. Join plant-based personal chef Nancy Travis as she gives you her best tips for creating an individualized plan for quick, simple, every day, whole food plant-based meals that work for your family's needs.
Please Note: Foods will be determined by Nancy the day of the second class (depending what she needs to prep for her family) but recipes and resources list will be emailed after the class to all who attend.
Session 1: In this first session (no cooking) you’ll go through Nancy’s kitchen (virtually) where she will show you her fridge and kitchen storage and discuss ways to set up your own kitchen for success. This includes information about kitchen essentials like appliances, equipment, pantry staples, containers, and tips for saving time. Nancy also offers ideas for food storage for your veggies, grains, and beans, with an emphasis on keeping things fresh and ready to go! Nancy will go over different ways to prep meals depending on your family size and available time, and, how to think about creating meals in the most healthful way. Conversation will also include eating for weight loss and weight maintenance (usually fairly easy once on a plant-based diet!).
Session 2: In the second session we will be cooking and prepping demonstration where Nancy will put together a variety of foods to be used for meals or meal components. You’ll gain ideas for easy ways to put together prepped foods to create delicious meals for your family. Learn healthy cooking techniques such as no oil sautéing, roasting, and a demonstration of both. Nancy also teaches you the benefits of and about instant pot cooking and air frying.
During class, there will be time for questions and discussion about meal prep as well as how to maintain a healthy whole food plant-based diet.
- Registration will close on Sunday, June 6th at 6:00 pm.
- This class will be taught online via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software. A Zoom link to join this event will be sent to the email you registered with.
- BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here
Instructor Bio: Nancy Travis
As a health educator and personal chef, Nancy Travis supports people on their journey towards health and wellness through cooking, teaching, and promoting whole foods, a plant-based diet. Her passion is to help people transition to a plant-based diet, on their terms, making it sustainable for their lifestyle.
Nancy brings more than 30 years of experience cooking plant-based and vegan. She is a certified vegan lifestyle coach and educator, as well as has a certificate in plant-based nutrition. Nancy has formal culinary training in macrobiotics, and plant-based cooking and recently completed a vegan chef challenge. She has taught cooking at the BARN for the last four years. Nancy can be reached through her website Sukhikitchen.com.