SCHERTZ – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices for Guadalupe, Bexar and Comal counties will present a series of four Cooking Well with Diabetes classes in November at Schertz United Methodist Church, 3460 Roy Richard Drive in Schertz.
All classes will be held on Mondays at the church from 5:30-7:30 p.m., starting Nov. 3 and concluding Nov. 24.
“In these classes, participants will learn how to prepare diabetic-friendly recipes,” said Charla Bading, AgriLife Extension agent for family and consumer sciences, Guadalupe County. “They will also learn to modify favorite recipes to meet recommendations for diabetic nutrition needs.”
Bading said the class series is designed for those who have already taken AgriLife Extension’s Do Well, Be Well classes or classes that cover basic diabetic nutrition recommendations, such as portion control and glucose levels.
“Participants are expected to attend all four classes,” Bading said.
Cost for the class series is $20 per person to cover expenses. Payment must be received prior to beginning of the Nov. 3 class. Make checks payable to Guadalupe Family and Consumer Sciences and mail to: AgriLife Extension Guadalupe County office, 216 E. College St., Seguin, TX 78155.
Class dates and content will be:
— Nov. 3, Reducing Carbohydrates. Topics to be discussed include meal planning, high- and low-carbohydrate foods, artificial sweeteners, eating sweets in moderation, and preparing foods and adapting recipes for people with diabetes.
— Nov. 10, Making Recipes with Fat Better for You. Topics to be discussed include cutting fat while maintaining good flavor, using different kinds of fats, substituting other ingredients for fats and making lower fat main-dish recipes.
— Nov. 17, Double Pleasure Side Dishes — Reducing Sodium and Increasing Fiber. Topics to be discussed include lowering sodium content, getting more fiber into our diets and preparing side dishes.
— Nov. 24, Celebrating Sensibly. Topics will include planning for special occasion meals and altering family favorites for good health.
The Cooking Well with Diabetes series of classes is part of the Do Well Be Well with Diabetes program, an AgriLife Extension program offered in various counties throughout Texas. Contact your local AgriLife Extension office to see if they are offered in your county.
For more information on the classes in Schertz, contact Bading at 830-303-3889 or email@example.com.