Bon Appétit: Health Check and Le Cordon Bleu teach Canadians how to cook healthy

It’s time to eat healthy – with style and taste. The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Health CheckTM program and Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa are partnering to offer healthy cooking classes aimed at teaching Canadians how to prepare healthy meals using classic French culinary techniques. The recipes were created specifically by Le Cordon Bleu to meet the Health Check nutrient criteria developed by the Foundation’s registered dietitians, based on Canada’s Food Guide.

“We are thrilled to work with Le Cordon Bleu to help Canadians expand their healthy cooking skill set,” says Terry Dean, Director, Health Check. “Our program has been helping Canadians eat well for nearly 15 years in grocery stores and restaurants. We want people to get excited about cooking and eating well. This is just another great way to do that.”

Photo courtesy of Le cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute

The classes aim to demonstrate that delicious meals don’t have to compromise on nutrition, while nutritious meals don’t have to compromise on taste.

“French cuisine can be healthy without sacrificing style or flavor,” says Linda Montone, Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa’s sales and marketing manager. “The benefits of a healthy Mediterranean diet are well-known. If you’re careful with your ingredient selection and know the proper way to use the ingredients to fully optimize their flavors, then beautiful, delicious and healthy meals can be created. Le Cordon Bleu has developed recipes that are tasty, healthy and refined.”

Photo courtesy of Le cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute

Taught by Le Cordon Bleu Chef Instructor, the classes include a two-hour demonstration, followed by a two-hour hands-on practical session. Guests can also attend the demonstration only.

Class dates are: September 28; October 26; November 16; December 7.

Class prices are $50 per person for the demonstration only and $179 per person for the demonstration and hand-on practical.

For more information about the courses and how to sign up, visit www.lcbottawa.com

All images – Photo courtesy of Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute.

Photo courtesy of Le cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute