Free Online Cooking Class Resumes in February

Looking for easy to prepare, healthy meals? Community nutrition educator Bridgette Hamby is here to help!

Healthy Bites with Bridgette is a free online cooking class in a fun, relaxed environment.

Bridgette, a registered dietitian and trained chef, guides participants through the steps of making a nutritious and delicious meal, offering tips and tricks along the way.

“Eating healthy foods with more nutrition doesn’t have to be bland, and I can show participants how,” she says.

Bridgette shares the ingredient list for each recipe on the Healthy Bites webpage so that individuals may cook along with her or watch the class and cook the meal later. In this interactive format, participants can also ask questions during the class via chat.

“For Heart Health Month in February, the recipes that I plan on making are high in fiber and low in sodium, which both help to keep cholesterol and blood pressure at normal values,” Bridgette says. “I plan to address ways to increase fiber and reduce sodium in recipes during class.”

In March, she will demonstrate how to make a healthier version of a sloppy joe with added vegetables—a perfect way for parents to increase their children’s vegetable intake—as well as a lentil and sweet potato stew loaded with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Healthy Bites with Bridgette is perfect for all ages and skill levels, from those cooking for one to new parents looking to modify their meals for babies 6 months and older. It’s also great for meal prepping!

Join Bridgette for class every other week at noon starting Wednesday, February 2.

Registration is required for the free classes; visit to register and view the recipe lineup. Questions? Email Bridgette at


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