Great Healthy Cooking Classes in NYC
Ditch the "healthy" takeout and learn to cook healthy meals for real from the comfort of your tiny, tiny apartment. Hey, maybe with the savings you'll be able to upgrade. We've assembled our favorite healthy eating classes that keep your food allergies and penchants for different cuisine in mind. Bon appetit.

Kosher Healthy Cooking

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Fact of life: If someone says something is boring, then they are probably the one who is boring. Drop the boring haters of healthy food in your life and take a class with like-minded friends to learn the art of healthy cooking in this kosher standards kitchen. Undertaking dishes from Asian cuisine, there's nothing boring about these tasty, nutritious meals. Haters gonna hate.

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Vegetarian Cooking, Indian Style

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Despite the meat-heavy menu at some of your favorite Indian restaurants, Indian cuisine contains rich vegetarian dishes with unique Indian spices. In this class, you'll discover the art of vegetarian cooking with exotic spices to make staple Indian dishes like potatoes curry and sukha rajma, which contains a delicious combination of red kidney beans with onions, ginger and tomatoes to kickstart your taste buds.

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Throw out the buzzwords and learn how to eat well

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Organic, free-range, local, grass-fed - these are just buzzwords "foodies" and dieters like to throw out to describe healthy food without really showing what healthy means. Enter this food education course where regular food-lovers like you can get the hang of food shopping, menu planning and what constitutes as "healthy." Don't be fooled by the mindshare of healthiness, actually learn the basics and move towards a more healthy lifestyle, properly.

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Gluten-free baking

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Whether you're riding out the gluten-free craze or you have a gluten allergy, you'll still want to enjoy the varieties of breads and desserts. In this baking class, you'll learn to bake with the substitutes for wheat and flour from the likes of gram (made from chickpeas) and buckwheat flours so you can eat dessert again. And what's a bigger incentive than dessert?

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Ayurvedic Cooking: Healing Food

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Ayurveda is a 5000 year old Indian holistic system aimed toward feeling well and living in harmony with yourself and your surroundings. So how does this apply to food? Well, a principle of Ayurveda is a balanced diet to help you as a person. Enter this cooking course, where you'll learn to make dishes that calm your stomach, like mung dal kichri (a yellow mung dal with basmati rice and spices) and a dish of cauliflower with peas, cumin, coriander and red chili curry. Ayurvedic is a-yummy.

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Greenmarket Cooking

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If you've always wanted to explore Chelsea Market, then this class for you. You'll shop with a chef at the market after meet and greets with local farmers to learn about what's in season. Then, you'll head over to the kitchen with your crop of greenmarket food to create a gourmet meal. You may not take the food home (since you ate it all), but you will take home a lifetime of knowledge on how to navigate farmers markets with ease - and you can finally stop buying pineapple in December.

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Home-Cooked Meals for Families

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You may have figured out this whole "adult" thing by now and can cook for one, but cooking for large numbers of people may sound terrifying. Fear not, with this home-cooked meal class for families you'll never worry again. Grab your family members, close friends as well as some youngsters to undertake this intensive and immersive course to create meals that are cost-conscious and plentiful for the whole family.

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Eat like the Greeks do

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Just because Greece isn't a short bus ride away doesn't mean that we New Yorkers shouldn't get to enjoy their cuisine. With a diet rich in whole foods like nuts, legumes, vegetables, wheat and wine (because wine is a food group, right?), this class will educate you on the Greek way of cooking with cheap and accessible ingredients. The menu includes delicious bites like flatbread, Santorini baked cod in tomato and garlic sauce and almond cookies from Andros island. With flavors of oregano, mint, dill and garlic, your mouth will be watering days later.

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Fish are friends… and food

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Fish is healthy, readily available, tasty and did we mention healthy? It may seem like a treat to eat when you go out to dine, but preparing, cooking and storing fish is not nearly as difficult as you've made it out to be. Enter this delicious cooking class, where you'll learn that not all fish were made to be cooked the same way. A sample menu includes cooking Parchment-Roasted Salmon Fillets with Roasted Beet Coulis, Seared Tuna Steak with Orange-Olive-Currant Relish, Garlic Shrimp, Crispy Tilapia with Lemon-Caper Butter and an Asian Braised Fish with Bok Choy and Ginger. We promise, this class is a good catch.

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Gluten Free Cooking 2.0 - Dairy Edition

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If you love to cook but suffer from a gluten and/or dairy allergy, it can be a pain to attend regular cooking classes or even go out to eat. Luckily, there are classes created with people like you in mind. In this course, you'll discover new ways to cook your favorite dishes minus dairy and gluten ingredients under the guidance of a nutritionist. Working with fresh seasonal farmer's produce and a handful of other healthful ingredients, prepare a gourmet meal and end the night with a sit-down chow-down of your own creations!

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