Healthy Eating Series

Easy Ways with Winter Veggies

With current trends in healthy lifestyles, fresher culinary choices and quick-and-easy mealtime demands, many people want to eat healthier and are looking for tools to make it happen. Kitchen gadgets and recipe websites abound, but sometimes basic skills are in short supply. A Veggies in the Middle workshop joins all these elements in a lively demo and tasting experience.

One positive action to make an eating plan more nutritious is making it fruit and vegetable heavy. It’s not necessary to “go vegetarian” to transform an eating plan to the healthier side. But preparing vegetables is becoming a lost art, especially for those who rely on pre-packaged and restaurant meals for sustenance. This is where Veggies a in the Middle experience comes in.

This workshop will focus on winter veggies and some accessory ingredients that make them easy and delicious. Workshop topics include:

  • History, agro-practices, lore and botany of featured vegetables and their relatives
  • Basic techniques with simple ingredients and easy instructions
  • Philosophies behind buying organic, local, and clean resources when possible
  • Simple ways to get more vegetables in daily eating plans without a lot of extra work
  • Adaptations for special eating plans as needed and requested by the attendees
  • Nutrition values of featured vegetables

Participants receive a booklet with nutrition basics, preparation tips, and the recipes featured in the workshop. The interactive format allows for customizing the event to the interests and needs of those attending. Included note pages result in individualized take-home booklets.

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Easy Ways with Winter Veggies

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January 27, 2018; 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.


CSUSB’s Yasuda Center, Room 105. Park near the Yasuda Center in Lot A. A parking permit dispenser is nearby. A $6 daily parking permit required.

5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407


$30 per person. Fee includes demonstration, hearty tasting, beverage, recipe booklet and opportunity to purchase Veggies in the Middle boutique cookbook.


For more information and to register, call the Professional and Continuing Education staff at (909) 537-5976 or email

About Veggies in the Middle:

Veggies in the Middle, a food education enterprise, offers workshops, demonstrations and media to help you get more veggies on your plate. Quick and easy methods and readily accessible ingredients blend to make eating healthy easy and fun. More information at

Jolene Redvale holds an MA in Education and has been educating on sustaining nature for over 30 years. Her cookbook, Yellow Orange and Red: Veggies to Warm Your Tastebuds, offers 50+ recipes featuring simple tasty recipes, food lore and history, and nutrition tips.

For more information on future course offerings, please call (909) 537-5976 or email

* Fees are subject to change