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Ways to Wellness

Cooking & Nutrition

We offer a variety of cooking classes and consultations that will give you the skills you need to cook and eat healthier meals, so you feel empowered in the kitchen and in your life.

 

Cooking classes at The Kitchen Table

Ways to Wellness has a beautiful, state-of-the-art teaching kitchen. We call it The Kitchen Table because it’s a welcoming, friendly place to get a hands-on cooking education. Whether you’re looking for healthy menus, a fun night out, or the opportunity to develop serious knife skills, we’ve got the cooking class for you. Many of our classes are fully participatory: You’ll learn and practice cooking skills, taste the fruits of your labor and take home tasty recipes. We focus on using fresh, whole foods to make healthy and delicious meals in your own kitchen. Cooking is a life-long adventure and we are here to inspire your journey.

The Kitchen Table

Sign up for a cooking class

We offer both one-time and series cooking classes. To sign up for a cooking course, you can scroll through the class options below and click “view” for details and registration.

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Upcoming cooking and mind/body wellness classes

Want more? Explore our current class catalog

Nov
21

Meal Planning and Prep for Breakfast

A little preparation can go a long way towards helping us reach our weight loss goals. Get your day started right with these protein packed Grab-n-Go...

Nov
29

Pro-Approach to Meal Planning

Don’t start from scratch every day! Don’t eat the same thing every day either. Make one meal and reinvent it throughout your week. This will save time...

Nov
30

“Panning” the Globe (China) - Dim Sum

All Aboard! In this six part series, we will get up close and personal with the cuisine of Italy, India, Greece, China, El Salvador and Thailand. Join us...

Dec
01

Friday Night Bites - Comfort Kitchen

We feed our bodies every day. Let’s not forget to nourish our relationships too! Grab your friend, sibling, spouse, child or coworker and join us for...

Dec
05

Meal Planning and Prep for Weight Loss

A little preparation can go a long way towards helping us reach our weight loss goals. Power through your day with these protein packed lunches that will...

Dec
06

Dining on a Dime

Making nutritious from-scratch meals for your family doesn’t have to break the bank. These crowd pleasers will each feed a family of four for under $10....

Dec
07

Simple Gourmet Brown-Bag Lunches

Check out these totally portable lunches that will make you the envy of your coworkers! Menu: Mason Jar Salad with Grilled Chicken, Apple, Radish and...

Dec
11

Gift of Silence

You are invited to join Health & Wellness Coach Lisa Somerville as she guides you through self-care, gentle yoga & breathing exercises enhanced with...

Dec
13

Fight Inflammation with Food

Learn how to reduce inflammation in your body, while preparing and experiencing mouth-watering omega-3, fiber and probiotic rich foods. Menu: Breakfast:...

Dec
14

“Panning” the Globe - El Salvador

All Aboard! In this six part series, we will get up close and personal with the cuisine of Italy, India, Greece, China, El Salvador and Thailand. Join us...

Chef consultations

Whether you're looking for a few fresh ideas or you want to completely overhaul your family's dining habits, we can help. We offer fully customized, one-on-one sessions with our chef and culinary advisor. He’ll listen to your cooking challenges and goals, and put together a session just for you, including everything from foundational kitchen skills to what to eat and recipe tips for quick, nutritious meals. His goal is to make cooking easier and more enjoyable, so you feel empowered in your home kitchen.

Chef consultations can cover a variety of areas, including:

Chef Jeremy
 
  • Healthy menus
  • Vegetarian, vegan and anti-inflammatory recipes
  • How to prepare a specific recipe
  • Making time for cooking
  • Meeting physician and dietitian recommendations
  • Improving overall kitchen skills and confidence
  • Using a knife and preparing foods for cooking
  • Cooking methods
 
The Kitchen Table Teaching Kitchen
 

MEET OUR CHEF AND CULINARY ADVISOR

Jeremy Reinicke
Chef

Schedule a chef consultation

Our chef consultations are available in 30-, 45- and 60-minute sessions for individuals or private groups up to three. You can schedule them using either of these options:

Jump-Start Program
You-Pick-It

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Nutrition consultations

At Ways to Wellness, we believe that nutrition is a vital component of health and well-being. How and what we eat impacts our mind, body and spirit. Our registered dietitians have clinical experience in a variety of nutrition issues, including reducing inflammation, weight loss and gain, chronic disease and recovery, gut health and much more. They offer nonjudgmental, kind support. They’ll listen to your concerns, help you create healthy goals, and then support and motivate you on your journey. They are passionate about helping you avoid damaging fad diets and make lasting changes in the way you eat – so you can meet your well-being goals.

We can coach you in a variety of nutrition areas:

 
  • Adopting mindful-based eating practices
  • Creating holistic clean eating plans
  • Planning healthy meals
  • Changing diet and lifestyle
  • Fueling up for sports
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Maximizing your metabolism
  • Getting phytochemicals and antioxidants into your diet
  • Building anti-inflammatory, vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian diets
  • Managing food allergies and sensitivities
  • Managing chronic health conditions
  • Restoring gut health
 

MEET OUR NUTRITION COACHES

Beth Dierkhising, RD, LD
Nutrition and Fitness Specialist

Megan Green, RD, LD
Nutrition and Fitness Specialist

Lisa Hellem
Nutrition & Fitness Specialist

Schedule a nutrition consultation

Nutrition consultations are available in 30-, 45- and 60-minute sessions for individuals or in groups up to three. You can schedule them using either of these options:

Jump-Start Program
You-Pick-It

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Contact & Registration

You can register for a Ways to Wellness class or coaching session by phone, fax, email or on our website.
Phone: 651-232-1926
Fax: 651-326-8729
waystowellness@healtheast.org
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Hours

Individual appointments:
Monday - Thursday, 6 am to 7 pm
Friday, 5:30 am to 2 pm
Office hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm
Friday, 8 am to 3 pm

Phone sessions are also available by request.

New to Ways to Wellness?

Please fill out our registration form before your first session.
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Ways to Wellness Locations

Check the schedule to find the location of your class, coaching session or consultation.

Midway Administrative Campus
HealthEast Administration Offices
1700 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
Stillwater Clinic
2900 Curve Crest Blvd.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Ways to Wellness
1825 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125