Sunday, December 6, 2015

Healthy meal prep theme of cooking classes

Staci Halton, founder of Vitality Meal Prep, poses with a healthy snack she prepared for her class, in which she demonstrates how to eat healthily on a budget. Class are held fro 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays at 195 Grant St., home to Freddy J’s Babrecue. Halton teaches a group of six mostly working moms and others how to live a healthier lifestyle.“Being healthy isn’t as hard as it seems. The whole being healthy is expensive thing doesn't have to be,” Halton says. “Many people in the community seem uneducated on how to eat healthy without going broke and I want to change that.” Halton is a firm believer in supporting the community and gets all her ingredients from the Meating Place, 185 Grant St., and other local vendors. Classes cost $10 and cover ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Students get to sample each course. By Alexis Burnett and Hydeia Walker