Cooking with Health in mind - Diabetes friendly (07C93CL/22)

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Adult Learning Cottingham
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Course details

Applicable fees
Total £13.50
Tuition Fees£13.50
Concessions are available for this course

Managing blood sugar is the key to living well with diabetes, and eating well is the key to managing blood sugar.

Healthy foods in the right amounts at the right times and keeping active will help you to ensure your blood sugar stays in your target range as much as possible. It will also help you control your weight and generally feel better.

In this session you will create a diabetic friendly three course option: turkey meatball laksa, berry mousse and flourless chocolate cookies- healthy dishes for the whole family to enjoy!

What will I learn?

In this session you will make:

  • Turkey meatball laksa
  • Berry mousse
  • Flourless Chocolate Cookies

You will also be given useful tips on presentation, nutrition and money saving!

What is it like to learn with East Riding Adult Learning and Employability?

At East Riding Adult Learning and Employability, we pride ourselves on the support we give to our learners, from the very first time you contact us, to the day you achieve your goals.

If you choose to join this cookery course you will be supported by our dedicated staff, learn in a small friendly and welcoming group, have the opportunity to take part in activities to practice your skills, be encouraged to continue to practice when you are away from the classroom and receive lots of encouragement to help you build both your skills and your confidence.

As well as working in groups, you will benefit from regular time working with your tutor, discussing your progress and planning your next steps.  They will also tell you about all of the other great opportunities that you have access to including help with developing your skills, joining one of our creative skills classes or sessions to improve your health, wellbeing, confidence or resilience. If you are looking for work or aiming for a change of role, then your tutor will also make you aware of the employability programmes we have available to support you in achieving your employment goals.

Our team will be there to support you at every step of your journey and we always welcome your feedback to help us ensure that you feel safe, happy, supported and welcome. 

What do I need to join the course?

Just some basic cooking skills and an enthusiasm to learn!

Please note that East Riding of Yorkshire Council is unable to guarantee a completely allergen-free environment. If you would like more information prior to booking, please contact us.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

Please bring an apron with you and the following ingredients:

Turkey meatball laksa

  • 250g pack turkey breast mince
  • 1 lime or lemon, ½ zested and juiced, the rest cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 100ml lighter coconut milk
  • 40g Tenderstem broccoli, trimmed
  • 40g mangetout

Berry mousse

  • 200g (1 1/2 cups) frozen raspberries
  • 300g (1 1/3 cups) fat-free cottage cheese

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

30g dark chocolate chips or chunks, chopped

What could I do next?

Whether you’re new to the kitchen or are looking to refine your skills, our range of courses will give you the opportunity to learn new skills and gain some fresh and exciting ideas for your menus!

We run courses on how to prepare a variety of dishes, pastries, appetisers and snacks suitable for every day, seasonal and special occasions.

If you’re interested in foreign cuisine, come along and develop your skills in Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Thai and Italian cookery.

Your tutor will discuss our range of short courses with you, including themes such as bread, biscuits, soups, batch cooking, desserts, family cookery, gluten free, speciality world cuisine, healthy eating, meals on a budget and pastry making to name but a few.

We will also cover the nutritional and financial benefits of home cooking, such as how to batch cook to fill up your freezer and use up those leftovers!

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Cottingham
Adult Learning Centre, Hallgate, Cottingham
HU16 4DD

01482 842329