We’re all looking for the secret to delicous, healthy food, and it turn out that it’s been in our kitchens all along: our stoves. “Cooking your own food is a healthy choice in itself because you’re avoiding so many of the chemicals you find in packaged food,” says Chef Lawrence Wright. He should know: as executive chef for BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Wright has created a series of free cooking classes that focus on creating healthy meals.
To mark the beginning of summer, this month’s class, which will be held Thursday, June 12, will focus on grilling. Participants will watch Wright prepare a full menu — honey mustard chicken, veggie kabobs, spiced sweet potatoes and a special dessert — and then enjoy the dinner.
Can’t make the dinner? Here are a few of Wright’s secrets for pumping up food flavors without overdoing salt or fat.
Healthy Cooking will be held from 6:15 until 7:15 at the SC Blue Retail Center, 1260 Bower Parkway. For more information, visit scblueretailcenters.com