Healthy Living Kitchen

Learn to properly fuel your body

When you visit our Healthy Living Kitchen, you’ll get connected with nutritionists and health/wellness professionals that are excited to share how food can be used to benefit your body—whether it’s to boost energy, fight inflammation or reduce stress.

Nutrition is at the heart of a healthy lifestyle. It affects our energy, our stress, the impact of exercise and our ability to think clearly. But all too many don’t know where to start. The Y is here to help!

Whether you're looking for a unique date night, girl's night out, a better understanding of nutrition or more freedom and confidence in the kitchen, our cooking classes and series are just the answer. 

Cooking classes

See what's cooking this month

Cooking classes will give you (and your family) an opportunity to learn from nutritionists and health/wellness professionals that are excited to share how food can be used to benefit your body. Our certified cooking facilitators will guide the class through the preparation of a full meal, with the option for participants to assist in prepping the food. You’ll leave the class with a small sample of food you learned to prepare and the recipes used during class for reference.

  • Meet once for 90 minutes
  • Registration required: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
  • Limit 12 participants

Upcoming classes

Gingerbread Cookie Fun: Create and Bake Your Very Own Gingerbread Person

Class - Saturday, December 15th, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Appropriate for all ages!

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Winter Comfort Food: Mac and Cheese with Winter Green Salad

Class - Wednesday, January 16, 6 -  7 p.m.

Most appropriate for ages 15 and up.

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Pancake Breakfast: Oatmeal Pancakes with Cooked Apples

Class - Saturday, January 19, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Great for the whole family!

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Have a hassle-free birthday party

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Y with a Cooking Party—and we’ll handle all the details for the special day. Kids will learn about tasty, nourishing foods with age-appropriate group cooking activities, plus get a primer on kitchen safety. There will be time to enjoy the prepared food together, and open presents too. Birthday parties allow you to pick the food and whether you’d like to include an additional art or fitness activity at the Y.

All Healthy Living Kitchen private parties and rentals must meet Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) national standards. View HEPA Standards

Healthy Living Kitchen Private Rental

The Healthy Living Kitchen is a great way to get your friends together for a cooking session, pump up a team or enjoy family time together without creating a mess at home. Choose between basic kitchen rentals bringing your own food or facilitator led private cooking classes where we provide the food. Both options are limited to two hours and include a certified cooking facilitator. The facilitator led private cooking class guides your group through the preparation of a meal, with the opportunity for participants to assist in prepping the food. Participants will leave with a small sample of the meal you learned to prepare and the recipes used for reference. Groups are limited to 15 people or less. View brochure

For more information on the Healthy Living Kitchen, contact Cathy Quinlivan at 651-292-4138.