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A prickly subject or a delicious dish? – Empowered Eating
December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Paulina Aguirre will be joining us at the Greenhouse to demonstrate some colorful and nutritious Mexican dishes made with Nopales on December 6th at 6 p.m.
When she decided to go vegetarian almost 3 years ago, she started researching the best dishes and how to prepare them. As she was researching, ” Plant based” came up on her search and she started learning more about it! With a strong influence from Mexican cooking, she naturally found herself doing simple switches in dishes like tacos or enchiladas!
“Nopales” (cactus) is highly popular in Mexico! It is used in many dishes cooked in different ways! Paulina reports that studies have shown that it can help lower blood sugar levels, regulate bowel movements and aid in weight loss.
According to Katherine Zeratsky, RD, LD at Mayo Clinic, it can be part of a healthy diet and is popular in many areas of the world, particularly Latin America, because it’s high in fiber, antioxidants and carotenoids.
Paulina will also share her efforts at her school to bring healthy eating to her students and their families!
Suggested donation $5.00. The Greenhouse Project is located in the James Barrett McNulty Greenhouse, 200 Arthur Ave., Scranton, PA in Nay Aug Park. Please meter park on street or park adjacent to greenhouse and ask for a parking pass or in parking lots at Nay Aug Park. (Greenhouse is located southwest end of park across street and down from Geisinger CMC.)
Taste, Learn, Listen Ask -Empowered Eating
Empowered Eating is a monthly program sponsored by and meeting at The Greenhouse Project in Nay Aug Park, Scranton on the 1st Thursday of each month 6-7pm. Much research indicates diets rich in plants and whole-food has been proven to improve health and when 100% followed, reverses many of the chronic illnesses associated with the standard American diet. Join us to learn more about local, plant-based, whole-food eating….whether you’re already committed to this lifestyle or you just want to incorporate more vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes into your meals…this will be a great time to taste some delicious plant-based, whole-food dishes, meet others interested in eating for health and wellness. Each month – new topics, fellowship, support, education, and best of all…tasty sampling of plant-based, whole-food cooking! All are welcome! Suggested donation: $5 to cover costs and to benefit The Greenhouse Project. Maureen Duffy, Empowered Eating Program Coordinator Mary Klem RD MS CSO LDN – Advisory Board
Please see our facebook page for monthly themes and guest speakers: https://www.facebook.com/EmpoweredEatingPlantBasedWholeFoods/