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Breaking eggs, not the bank

Food for Thought 
12 weekly sessions

Published: Wednesday, 6th April 2022

People in North Lynn can attend a series of sessions offering help to cook tasty and nutritious food on a budget through the borough council’s Lily service.

Food for Thought, run in partnership with the College of West Anglia and the North Lynn Discovery Centre, offers weekly sessions in an informal environment where people can learn new skills such as food budgeting and healthy eating.

Councillor Sam Sandell, Cabinet Member for People and Communities, said: “These sessions, based in North Lynn Discovery Centre, will offer a wealth of information on how to cook healthy and tasty food without breaking the bank.

“You will be able to take away skills that will help you cook on a budget, find cheaper supermarket swaps, make healthy ‘fake-away’ meals and learn how to make meals go further.”

There are 12 sessions in total, starting on 22 April and continuing until 15 July. They will take place every Friday from 9.30am to 11.30am. You do need to book to make sure you have a place as limited spaces are available but they will be informal and you do not have to attend all of them, you can pick and choose topics that interest you.

  • Week 1: Introduction to healthy well-balanced meals and breakfast ideas
  • Week 2: Budget lunches and pack ups
  • Week 3: Low cost dinners, eat well plate and balanced meals
  • Week 4: Home-made snacks
  • Week 5: Improving nutritional content with hidden veggies
  • Week 6: Cooking on a budget, supermarket swaps and store cupboard staples
  • Week 7: Making meals go further, cooking for one and batch cooking
  • Week 8: Meat alternatives - vegetarian cooking
  • Week 9: Plant based meals - vegan cooking
  • Week 10: Low calorie cooking
  • Week 11: Low cost desserts
  • Week 12: Fake-away meals - homemade healthier take-away meals

For bookings, please email with your name, contact details and the dates of the sessions you are interested in attending.

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