Dining With Diabetes gears up for fall cooking
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:18
Ohio State University Extension Wood County is teaming up with Meijer stores to offer a series of Dining with Diabetes classes this October.
“Never before have we had such a demand for these classes across the state, as Ohio and our country face many challenges with the growing diabetic epidemic,” said Susan Zies, extension educator for Family and Consumer Sciences.
Dining with Diabetes is a program for people with diabetes and/or their caretakers, or for those who want to learn to eat healthier. The free Dining with Diabetes class is a series of three sessions. Participants will receive recipe booklets, information on cooking with low/no sugar, diabetic food preparations, lecture from a registered dietician, and cooking demonstrations at each session.
Classes will be held Oct. 9, 16 and 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants must attend all three classes.
This is what two previous participants had to say:
• “I have enjoyed the class very much. Learned a lot. It was really nice to be able to taste the food. Also enjoyed the interaction with class members.”
• “I loved the class — so glad I came. The food has been great.”
People with diabetes, as well as their family members or caretakers, are encouraged to attend. For more information or to learn how to register, call the Ohio State University Extension Office at 419-354-9050.
Seating is limited, registrations will be on a first come basis.
On this page is a recipe from the Dining with Diabetes class. It’s a favorite from past participants.
1 Tbsp. reduced-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 packets artificial sweetener
1 large apple, cored and diced
½ cup diced celery
½ cup seedless raisins
¼ cup chopped nuts, optional
Cutting board and sharp knife
Measuring cups and spoons
1. Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice and artificial sweetener to make dressing.
2. Mix diced apple, celery, raisins and nuts with dressing mixture in a mixing bowl.
3. Serve immediately.
Makes approximately six servings.