Healthier Jupiter and Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation hosted a Family Holiday Cooking Class on Saturday, December 10th, with Chef Barbara Clarke. We prepared a healthy holiday recipe fit for the whole family. Then discussed proper nutrition and took a light walk around the West Jupiter Recreation Center to burn off those pre-holiday calories.
Chef Barbara Clarke shared a recipe for Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole, she provided a healthy twist on a traditional dish making healthy substitutions to some ingredients to make it more nutritious. No cream or dairy milk was used in the making of this recipe. In-stead roasted garlic, nutmeg and cinnamon kicked up the flavors and added nourishing spices. Her excitement about healthy food was contagious.
Erin Hrim from Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation guided the group around the basketball court six times after we enjoyed tasting our spiced sweet potato casserole which was the exact amount to work off the serving size we just ate.
Healthier Jupiter is a community initiative funded by Palm Healthcare Foundation that addresses health and quality of life issues starting with diabetes. Diabetes was selected because promoting healthy lifestyles can lower diabetes risk and complications as well as many other chronic diseases. This initiative has four steps to help individuals: Increase awareness of diabetes risks and promote healthy lifestyles; make healthier food choices; become more active; and increase access necessary medical care.