Plant-Based Cooking Classes: Live Healthier, Feel Better
Vegan cooking and nutrition instruction: Our classes offer an overview of whole food, vegan nutrition, including plant-based recipe demonstrations and specific resources for those with diabetes, cancer, obesity, heart disease, and other chronic health conditions. Most of our classes are online via Zoom to keep it safe and convenient for everyone.
You will learn the basic principles of cooking and eating a whole-food, plant-based diet in all Planted Platter classes. Sign up for anything that fits your schedule! While we may highlight specific health conditions to better illustrate the impact of diet on the body’s health, you will learn the fundamentals of plant-based cooking and vegan nutrition in all sessions.
For employers, non-profits, places of worship, and clubs seeking private group classes: Planted Platter will work directly with your defined group at a suitable time for your members. Please use the Contact form to submit your inquiry or call Planted Platter at 518.350.4080.
Upcoming Classes with Deb Czech
WEDNESDAY EVENING | 9.22.2021
Plant-based diets benefit cancer survivors and aid in cancer prevention because they feature abundant fiber and cancer-fighting compounds. Find out how you can add immune-boosting, cancer-fighting nutrients with a plant-based diet. (Zoom class: September 22, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ET)
MONDAY EVENING | 9.27.2021
For those who have diabetes, plant-based meals can help to improve blood sugar levels and prevent complications. Learn why these meals are affordable, delicious, and satisfying! (Zoom class: September 27, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ET)
WEDNESDAY EVENING | 10.6.2021
Whole food, plant-based diets benefit digestive tract health because they are rich in fiber and avoid high-fat foods. Find out how you can alleviate digestive distress and reduce the risks of GI tract diseases with a plant-based diet. (Zoom class: October 6, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ET)
TUESDAY EVENING | 10.12.2021
Find out why increasing numbers of professional athletes are adopting a vegan diet to improve athletic performance. Explore how you can enjoy the same plant-based foods to improve your own fitness and overall health. (Zoom class: October 12, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ET)
MONDAY EVENING | 10.18.2021
Many women face conditions related to hormonal imbalance including menstrual cramps, PMS, and endometriosis. A plant-based diet that is high in fiber and low in added fat has been shown to reduce the hormones that cause this discomfort. (Zoom class: October 18, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ET)
WEDNESDAY EVENING | 10.20.2021
When cancer researchers started to look for links between diet and cancer, one of the most noticeable findings was that people who avoided meat and dairy products were much less likely to develop the disease. Consuming dairy products causes worrisome biological changes in the body and other sources of calcium can be found in plant foods. (Zoom class: October 20, 2021, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ET)
MONDAY EVENING | 10.25.2021
Certain cancers are significantly affected by hormones: breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer in women and prostate and testicular cancer in men. We can help regulate our hormones with a plant-based diet. (Zoom class: October 25, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ET)
WEDNESDAY EVENING | 10.27.2021
A plant-based diet helps to reduce cancer risk. There are many delicious forms of plant protein that are healthier than meat from animals. Red and processed meats—like bacon, hot dogs, and deli meat—contain harmful substances that can lead to colorectal cancer. (Zoom class: October 27, 2021, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ET)
MONDAY EVENING | 11.1.2021
Tackling Menopause will explain the nutritional science that makes a plant-based diet helpful in conquering many of the hormone-related symptoms of menopause. See a cooking demonstration of three healthy recipes that are easy to make at home. (Zoom class: November 1, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ET)
WEDNESDAY EVENING | 11.3.2021
Foods and Mood will explain the nutritional science that makes a plant-based diet helpful in conquering moodiness and lessening anxiety and depression. See a cooking demonstration of three mood-boosting recipes that are easy to make at home. (Zoom class: November 3, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ET)
TUESDAY EVENING | 11.9.2021
Plant-based diets benefit heart health because they contain no dietary cholesterol, very little saturated fat, and abundant fiber. Rich in potassium, a plant-based diet also improves blood pressure. Find out how you can manage your heart health with a plant-based diet. (Zoom class: November 9, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ET)
MONDAY EVENING | 11.15.2021
Many people worry about cognitive decline as they age. In this class, you will learn strategies for maintaining memory and improving brain function including how to prepare meals that promote brain health. (Zoom class: November 15, 2021, from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. ET)
Food for Life classes feature nutrition information and recipes that can help to prevent diet-related chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians, Food for Life promotes healthful eating based on the latest scientific research.