Tina's Story

Tina's Story

Tina has a very active & energetic lifestyle and to add to that she has just completed and received her certificate for a Healthy Eating course. Since the completion of the course Tina and her facilitator have been planning on organising a cook up day ensuring that Tina had frozen healthy meals on hand.

Over the last few weeks Tina decided what meals she wanted, she then made a plan of what items she would need in preparation. Tina and her facilitator then went on a mission to source all the necessary equipment such as saucepans, utensils and storage containers. Tina was also able to pick up a number of potted herbs to pop up on her window sill to add to her cooking as she went along. The plan is to gradually grow her herb collection making for some very flavoursome cooking!

The organised cooking day began with Tina and her facilitator purchasing all her required ingredients. Everything was made from scratch including the stocks and sauces. Tina helped with all the preparing as well as the cooking, storing and cleaning up.

The result of the cooking day left Tina with a four meal menu plan consisting of spaghetti, pea and ham soup (her favourite), chicken vegetable soup and pumpkin soup (for her friend who sometimes comes for dinner). They also prepared some homemade garlic bread to have alongside the soup.

Tina achieved what they had planned, her freezer is now full with a varied assortment of meals she can have at home or take for lunch when she goes to the June O’Connor centre each week.

Tina’s ongoing plan is to make a new freezer meal every 2-3 weeks to keep her freezer stocked, and give her more variations.


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