FOOD FOR LIFE | Plant-Based Cooking & Nutrition Class

Monday, May 1, 2023, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom

Learn the fundamentals of healthy plant-based cooking and eating. Find out how this way of eating can manage and sometimes reverse chronic health issues and allow you to lose excess weight.


Natural Appetite Control & Weight Loss with a Plant-Based Diet explains the basic fundamentals of a healthy, plant-based diet. There is no need to count calories or control portion sizes with a whole-food, low-fat diet built on plants!

Learn about: 

  • Why this way of eating works to keep you healthy
  • What groceries to purchase and what a healthful plant-based menu will look like
  • The fiber differential between plant-based and animal-based foods
  • Why beans are an essential component of a plant-based diet and how to prepare them
  • Why adding fiber to your diet helps reduce calorie intake
  • Daily fiber intake goals and which foods have the most fiber

In addition to group discussion, a short video featuring plant-based medical experts, a cooking demonstration of three vegan recipes, and Q/A time will complete this class.


Supportive group discussions about how to include delicious plant-based meals in your busy lifestyle

Informative handouts with plant-based nutrition tips for additional learning

Short, fact-based video segments presented by medical and nutrition experts from the Physicians Committee

Recipe demonstrations using inexpensive, wholesome, plant-based ingredients, with a copy of the recipes for you to try at home

Practical suggestions on replacing meat, dairy, and other animal products with tasty, plant-based ingredients

Tips for preparing healthy, low-cost vegan (plant-based) meals at home

Question/answer time


Hi, I’m Deb Czech, founder of Planted Platter. I’ve enjoyed excellent health on a plant-based diet since 2012 and would like to share with you what I’ve learned about cooking at home, dining out, and optimizing vegan nutrition. I am a licensed Food For Life instructor and a vegan cooking coach based in Saratoga Springs, New York, serving the upstate Capital Region.

Food for Life is an award-winning nutrition education and cooking program that provides an innovative approach to diet-related chronic diseases. Designed by the physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Food for Life promotes healthful eating based on the latest scientific research.


“WOW! I get so excited when I see an email from you! I really appreciate just how helpful and giving you are of your time and suggestions, recipes, tips for success, etc.“

J.K. January 14, 2020

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Online Classes Are Convenient
This class will be taught online via Zoom. Join from wherever you are! Use a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer for the best experience, though a mobile phone also works.

Receive Class Information via Email
All registered participants will be emailed the Zoom link, plus copies of handouts and recipes, a few hours in advance of each class.

Registration Deadline
Online registration ends 24 hours before the class.

Refund Policy
Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy
In the rare situation where Planted Platter needs to cancel a class, all participants will be notified via email and will receive a full refund for that class.

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