Smart Meals Class: Perfect Pumpkin Chili

- 01:00 pm

Smart Meals Class: Perfect Pumpkin Chili

September 25, 2024
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Must be 55 or older to register


Common Ground is partnering with OSF Healthcare to offer a free cooking class series for seniors over 55!


Smart Meals is a program designed to provide awareness and education on buying affordable, healthy foods that can be easily prepared at home. OSF dieticians have created Smart Meal Kits with shelf-stable ingredients that can be cooked into a full meal, or supplemented with additional ingredients. Each kit also includes a recipe card, a shopping list, and other educational materials. Each Smart Meal recipe is uniquely created by a registered OSF dietitian. All meals are high in fiber and low in fat and sodium.


Each cooking class will feature one Smart Meal kit, as well as fresh additions and recipes using local and organic food from Common Ground Food Co-op. At the end of the class, students will receive an additional Smart Meals kit to take home with them!


Join us for the third class in the series, Perfect Pumpkin Chili with Homemade Cornbread! (Vegan)

Nutritional Focus: Low-sodium Foods

This class's Smart Meals kit features a healthy pumpkin chili with pure pumpkin, chili beans in chili sauce, diced tomatoes, cinnamon apple sauce, and vegetable juice. Additional fresh options provided by Common Ground Food Co-op include red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, avocado, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and roasted seeds. Students will also learn how to make their own cornbread!



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