Workshops & Events

2017/18 Autumn & Winter
Amara Wellness workshops:

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Workshop for families: Eat the Rainbow
January 11th from 4:15 to 5:30pm at Behaved Brain Wellness Center in Ho-Ho-Kus

Is your “picky eater” making you crazy? Do you worry that your child isn’t getting the nutrients they need for proper growth and development? Tired of begging, bribing and lecturing them?  Bring your kids (grades 3-5 welcome) for this workshop and tasting opportunity. Kids will learn what gives food their colors naturally, why it’s important to eat a variety of foods and have a chance to taste a variety of delicious foods from the rainbow of colors.
Recipes will be provided so you can go home and make what they liked.
Tasting Menu will include: real jello; glorious green pasta; pumpkin spice muffins; fruit kebabs; chocolatey dessert.
Cost: $25 before Jan 2nd  ($35 after Jan 2nd).
Cost is for one adult and up to 2 children. Ideal for children in grades 3-5.
REGISTER HERE FOR: Eat the Rainbow, a family workshop 



Cooking for a Healthy Immune System
January 19th from 10am to 1pm in Park Ridge, NJ


If taking charge of your health is a priority, you won’t want to miss this hands-on cooking class. Learn which ingredients are essential to support your immune system this time of year and how to incorporate these ingredients into simple and delicious everyday meals.
3 hour hands-on class includes lunch and recipes.
Menu: creamy vegetable soup; mediterranean chicken; glorious greens tart; chocolate cake (seriously)
Cost: $45 before Jan 2nd  ($55 after Jan 2nd)
REGISTER HERE FOR: Cooking for a Healthy Immune System



Cooking Class: Encouraging kids to Eat the Rainbow
February 2nd from 4:15 to 5:45pm in Park Ridge, NJ


Struggling to get your kids to try new foods? Discouraged from cooking because you know your kids probably won’t eat it?
Reseach shows that children need to be exposed to new foods, in different ways multiple times before they deveop a taste for them. This is a great opportunity to help expose your child to new foods and encourage them to experiment. 
Part workshop, part hands-on cooking class, this is an opportunity for you and your child to learn more about the importance of eating antioxidant rich foods and to try foods in new, interesting, and delicious ways.
1.5 hour hands-on class includes plenty of snacking and all recipes.
Menu: real jello; glorious green pasta; dino chips; pumpkin spice muffins; fruit kebabs; chocolatey dessert
Cost: $65 before Jan 29th for one adult and 1 child. Additional child $20  ($75 after Jan 29th).  Ideal for children in grades 3-5.
REGISTER HERE FOR: Eat the Rainbow Cooking Class



Workshop: Optimize Your Family’s Nutrition for a Healthy Winter Season

A workshop about seasonal foods and eating habits to help balance your child’s (and yours too!) energy, mood and, of course, immune system. You’ll come away from this workshop with a better understanding of how specific seasonal foods affect our energy, mood, behavior and health, and how to optimize nutrition specifically for this time of year.

Cooking Class & Lunch: Cook Once; Eat Thrice cooking class & workshop

Sick of buying food only to throw half of it away? Tired of coming home tired and having to make an entire dinner from scratch every night? Ordering take-out or relying on packaged foods more often that you’d like?
In this class we will roll up our sleeves and learn creative strategies 
 and techniques to help you reduce food waste as well as time spent in the kitchen. I’ll share and then we’ll practice the specific process I’ve developed over the years to help you maximize your time spent in the kitchen. You’ll leave this class with a nourished soul and your belly satisfied (and inspired to cook more at home!)
Menu: Cuban-style black bean soup; Chicken burritos; Thai-style coconut chicken and veggies; Curried chicken salad.
3 hour hands-on class includes lunch and recipes.