#MondayMeals: Kale of the Wild

October 10, 2019

 

Let’s Get Cortland Cookin’! We at Seven Valleys Health Coalition have been partnering with FoodFeasible and Cortland County Soil and Water to create cooking classes that teach participants how to use healthy, fresh, and unusual vegetables. We had our third session at the Homer Junior High School where participants came together to have fun, socialize, and cook three incredible kale dishes. 

 

 

The next class will be held on October 15th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at The Salvation Army. This is located at 138 Main Street in Cortland, NY. Check details below for information on age restrictions, reserving a place at the table, and the benefits of these tasty dishes!

 

 

Kale is considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. The high levels of nutrients and antioxidants found in kale are great for heart health, may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and are anti-inflammatory. Kale is also an amazing source of vitamins C and K! 

 

 

Eggs are full of vitamins and nutrients that work to raise good cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Eggs are also great for eye health!

 

 

Milk has a wide variety of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, antioxidants, and protein. Milk excellent for bone health and promotes muscle repair.

 

 

Herbs such as thyme, rosemary, or sage can help prevent allergies, nasal congestion, and lower blood pressure. Herbs like these can also improve brain function and memory.

 

 

Olive oil contains healthy fats and antioxidants which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, fight inflammation, and promote heart health. Olive oil may also lower the risk of stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Food produced locally is more nutritious. This is because food contains the most nutrients around the time it is harvested. The longer food spends traveling, the less nutrition it contains. Less time traveling also means less exposure to harmful chemicals and less production of greenhouse gasses. What a tasteful way to decrease our carbon footprint! 

 

Find ingredients for these wonderful recipes and more at Anderson’s Farm MarketThe Local Food Market, or through a CSA share at Main Street Farms. Also be sure to stop by the Cortland and Homer Farmers Markets and Shared Roots Farm to see what nutritious and delicious foods are available this season.

 

Check out the healthy and delicious recipes below! 

 

 

 

If you liked these recipes or are interested in attending future classes, please contact us at rosalie@sevenvalleyshealth.org or call the office number listed below. We do ask that you please call to pre-register, as there is limited room in each class. If there are spots left, walk-ins are welcome. We also ask that participants are aged 10 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

 

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