QCWA Country Kitchens program gives cooking a healthy twist

COOKING: Workshop attendees at the QCWA Country Kitchens program.
COOKING: Workshop attendees at the QCWA Country Kitchens program. Contributed

LADIES in Miles have had the chance to learn some cooking tips and tricks from the QCWA Country Kitchens program at a workshop last Friday.

QCWA Country Kitchens program team nutritionist Alice Cameron said the workshop was the first of three, with Friday's event focussed on diet guidelines and salt.

"Looking at the Australian Dietary Guildelines and salt and hypertension in the diet, and then looking at how we can modify our recipes to take our the salt but not compromise on flavour,” Ms Cameron said.

Participants watched a demonstration before getting in the kitchen themselves, crafting delicious salads with local produce and no salt.

"Everyone that came were really impressed by it, I think they learnt a lot, sometimes nutrition can be a complicated subject, but I think they enjoyed it and I think they like the practicality side of it as well,” Ms Cameron said.

"It's fun to learn and listen about nutrition but then to actually put it into practice by preparing a meal is also really valuable.”

The next workshops will cover sugar and Type 2 diabetes, and fat and cardiovascular disease.

Anyone wanting to participate can contact the QCWA.

Topics:  cooking tips cooking workshop miles nutrition qcwa qcwa country kitchens

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