Fall cooking classes and lunch & learn

I’m thrilled to share with you my fall cooking classes and lunch & learn! As the heat dies down and days start to feel a little shorter, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that fall is in the air. Although I do truly love summer, I like to welcome this season with open arms because there are so many wonderful things that come with fall! Cozy sweaters, warm soups, and early evenings filled with self-care. Fall feels like a time to finally give ourselves permission to slow down a little and just enjoy simple pleasures.

But what do we do when we want to slow down but everything seems like it’s just ramping up again? Work deadlines, Q4 looming, back to school, hockey games, prepping the house for winter, dry skin, coats and boots, who has time to deal with any of it, let alone find time to prep and eat healthy meals?

fall cooking classes and lunch & learn with Jesse Lane Lee

Fall Cooking Classes make a great virtual team-building activity!

Looking for more interactive team building activities? Try one of my fall cooking classes! Each recipe I teach will be made with me step-by-step. All cooking class attendees will receive the recipes before the class along with a grocery list. I can also have ingredient kits delivered to everyone participating. I have so much fun teaching these virtual cooking classes, it really is a great time had by all! Keep scrolling for all of the details!

Virtual cooking class testimonial

Jesse Lane’s cooking class has been an absolute wonderful experience.  As a company, we have participated for a fourth time now and plan for a fifth in the near future!  From the planning to the day of the class, Jesse Lane has made sure everyone has all the ingredients ready on time, and everyone’s dietary restrictions are met. The food is great, and Jesse Lane is an awesome teacher!  We highly recommend Jesse Lane’s cooking class!

Krista Campbell – Human Resources Manager at Kingstar Media

Fall Cooking Class 1: Must Make Apple Recipes

Nothing says fall like delicious, round, perfectly sweet and in-season apples! In this Must Make Apple Recipes Cooking Class, I’ll be teaching you step by step how to make my Healthy Apple Crumble to satisfy any autumn sweet tooth. This cooking class is also a little different because you’ll get to choose your second recipe. Pick either savory and sensible, or sweet and sumptuous. We’ll be making either my Cranberry Apple Kale Slaw (photo below) to help you meet your daily dose of greens, OR my Apple Cider Cocktail/Mocktail – because who doesn’t love happy hour! Either way, you choose, you’ll be reaping the benefits of these delectable and nutritious fall fruits!

Speaking of benefits, apples are packed with health benefits!

Apples have so many nutritional qualities! They’re filled with water, fiber, and pectin to support digestion and feed good gut bacteria. They contain 1 gram of protein per serving, and they’re loaded with health-promoting vitamins and minerals! Apples contain vitamin C which helps support the immune system, the skin, connective tissue, and more. They also contain loads of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoids to prevent disease and keep you feeling your best! “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” isn’t just a saying, it’s science!

Cranberry Apple Kale Slaw Salad by Jesse Lane Wellness

Fall Cooking Class 2: Embrace the Corn Harvest

Corn is a fall staple in my book! These starchy yellow vegetables are super satisfying this time of year. In my Embrace the Corn Harvest Fall Cooking Class, we’ll be doing just that! I’ll be teaching you how to make two different recipes where corn is the star of the show! I’ll show you step by step how to make my Fresh Corn Salsa. We’ll also make my Coconut Curry Corn Soup (photo below) for a creamy dish to add to your menu for cozy nights in!

Fact or fiction: Is corn a health food?

FACT! Corn is an awesome food with lots of overlooked health benefits. Firstly, corn contains fiber and water (especially if it’s steamed or boiled). These are essential for good digestion and good health. According to a 2017 national consumption survey, 95% of the US population does not consume enough fiber to maintain good health. Inadequate fiber intake has been associated with an increased risk of type two diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancers. This gluten-free, high-protein carb is an excellent way to help fill the fiber gap that so many of us might be experiencing! 

Corn is also a great source of carotenoids. Carotenoids are a group of antioxidants that help to protect the body from free radicals! There’s a reason why corn has been a staple food for indigenous cultures for thousands of years. And although our industrialized corn might have a slightly less dense nutritional profile, it’s still a worthy health food in my book!

How to book your fall cooking classes

Interested in bringing summer into the office with my virtual team-building activities? Feel free to email me at info@jesselanewellness.com for more details, or check out my Corporate Wellness page! See you soon!

Coconut Curry Corn Soup by @jesselwellness #homemadesoup

Fall Corporate Wellness Lunch & Learn

I’m here to tell you that together we can make fall a breeze! This Fall’s Lunch and Learn Session is all about giving you the Time-Saving Tips for Healthy Eating that you need to eat well and conquer your busy fall schedule! PLUS give you the extra downtime that you truly deserve! 

Transitioning from one season to the next can be tricky for anyone! But I’m here to help you make that transition seamlessly. During this Lunch and Learn, I’ll teach you and your team the basics of healthy eating, including how to eat like a Nutritionist so that everyone can feel their best this fall! We’ll discuss the benefits of meal planning, and how to make this time-saving hack work for your team and their schedules. I’ll also be sharing with you some of my top time-saving tricks. These will help your team make the most of their time, and their money this season! 

In this fall Lunch And Learn I’ll teach your team how to:

  • Eat like a nutritionist and make the best possible food choices
  • Plan your meals to save precious time and energy
  • Use tools like grocery lists and an organized kitchen for effective prep
  • Portion your ingredients for multiple meals
  • Hold on to your time, energy, and money with more of my time-saving tips and tricks

Ready to fall into another great season? I can’t wait to share more with you and your team in this informative Lunch and Learn!

Healthy Corporate Wellness Cooking Classes and Lunch & Learns: Health-based online team builders Time-Saving Tips

Your Choice: Virtual Team Building Activities, or Team Building In Person

Since employees are moving back into the office, I’m offering in-person Lunch And Learn in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

  • York Region
  • Halton Region
  • Peel Region
  • Durham Region 
  • Toronto

Today, more than ever, we care about what we eat and want to know more about what’s in our food and how we can use it to make better choices for our health. The best way to do this is to get excited and educated. My tested-till-perfect recipes are here to help make this easy. Lunch and Learn’s are fun, easy and deliver amazing results!

The Lunch and Learn takes place at your office (or virtually) over the lunch hour or your preferred time. It has a focus on nutrition and healthy living. I make sure they are engaging and informative with lots of time to answer questions. During the Lunch and Learn, staff are welcome to eat their own lunches or I can provide healthy lunches for everyone for $18 per person. 

Why choose my health-based Lunch and Learns?

Healthy corporate wellness classes and Lunch and Learns are the best way to set your team up for success this fall! My corporate wellness sessions are not only team builders but are also educational, informative and engaging. I share practical tricks and tips to help you and your team feel your best. You can email me at info@jesselanewellness.com for more details or check out my Corporate Wellness page. Please feel free to reach out and ask any questions, I can’t wait to support you and your team!

Fall photo by Fred Russo on Unsplash

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