ADRIAN — Lenawee County residents are invited to share wholesome recipes to be included in a group cookbook.
The Wholesome Lenawee Neighborhood Cookbook is a brand new initiative that was launched this fall by the Lenawee County Well being Division and its Neighborhood Well being Navigators program.
The cookbook might be printed on the finish of this yr, a information launch from the well being division mentioned.
“We’re very enthusiastic about this new cookbook,” Lenawee County Well being Officer Monica Hunt mentioned within the launch. “We might be amassing wholesome recipes all through the county as our Neighborhood Well being Navigators do workshops all through Lenawee and on-line. We’re searching for household recipes from our residents that they want to share with all of Lenawee as we work to develop into a more healthy group.”
To contribute to the cookbook, submit recipes by the Well being Division’s web site, www.LenaweeHealthDepartment.org. Paper varieties might be out there at group occasions attended by Lenawee County Well being Division workers. All recipe submissions might be collected by Oct. 31.
“We might be sharing these native, wholesome, household recipes with our group all through the subsequent yr,” Hunt mentioned. “Not solely by a digital cookbook that may be accessed whilst you cook dinner at dwelling, however by recipes shared on social media. We plan on printing copies and distributing them at occasions in addition to putting copies all through our native meals pantries.”
When registering a recipe for the cookbook, individuals might be requested to fill out their first and final names; their metropolis, village or township of residence; the identify of the recipe; an inventory of all required substances; and why the recipe is particular to their household. Folks may even want to pick which class the recipe greatest falls beneath:
Wholesome Mornings (breakfast recipes).
Wholesome and Fast Lunches and Snacks.
Wholesome Dinners (most important programs and sides).
Wholesome Shakes, Drinks and Smoothies (drinks with out extra sugar).
Wholesome on a Price range (meals that price $5-$10).
Wholesome Desserts (gluten or sugar-free).
The Neighborhood Well being Navigators program helps join people to group sources and construct particular person competence, in accordance with an announcement from the well being division. CHNs have the aim of enhancing total group well being.
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CHNs even have been holding packages every month at numerous places all through the county. Programming is obtainable for gratis and is open to all. The theme of the 2023 workshops is “New Yr, New Me,” and every month’s program has a special focus.
For October, the main target is exhibiting how vacation meals might be wholesome and scrumptious. Cookbook contributions might be made on the October packages.
The Navigators have dates scheduled for 1 p.m. at present on the Comstock Schooling Middle in Adrian, 801 E. Maumee St.; midday, Tuesday, Oct. 10, on the Morenci Senior Middle, 800 W. Chestnut St. inside Trinity Lutheran Church; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, on the Stair District Library in downtown Morenci, 228 W. Foremost St; 10 a.m. Oct. 17, on the Bliss-Liewert Senior Middle in downtown Blissfield, 206 S. Lane St.; and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19, on the Adrian District Library in downtown Adrian, 143 E. Maumee St.
For extra details about the Lenawee County Well being Division or its Neighborhood Well being Navigators program, go to www.LenaweeHealthDepartment.org or name 517-264-5226.