Homemade protein bars.
At the end of this demo employees will know:
- Why protein bars are a good snack
- How and why to choose nuts, dried fruits, protein powders
- The health benefits of nuts, fruit, powders, flavors
- How to make protein-rich bars and avoid making a fruit bar
- How to sustain energy
- Healthy symptoms of sustained energy, metabolism
- The symptoms of low energy, low metabolism
Here are the details:
11:00: Arrive, unload
11:20: Set up demo:
- I will bring: food processor, extension cord, ingredients, a few gadgets, towels, things I’ll need for the demo.
- You will bring: prints of the recipes, flip chart, sharpie.
11:55: Set up complete
12:00: Employees arrive, introductions
I’ll introduce the snack and bring attention to the image on the flip chart: the anatomy of a protein bar.
12:10: Introduce the demo, the ingredients, the process, gadgets.
- I will lead a discussion on what they do now, is it healthy, and why or why not
- I will share the dos and don’ts of snacking, and the effects on the body and mind.
- I will share stories with information on how to create healthy habits, and ideas for transitions.
12:20: Dissection a protein bar
Will write down ideas from the employees on the flip chart (Nuts/seeds, Fruit, Powders, Flavors). Here are the categories with a couple of ideas in parenthesis.
- Nuts, seeds (cashews, sunflower seeds)
- Fruits (dried figs, blueberries, dates)
- Powders (whey, egg white, greens, hemp)
- Flavors (spices, extracts)
12:20: Blend ingredients in the food processor.
Will give short list of nutritional benefits of the ingredients. A person from the group will write on the flip chart –will capture the nutrition words as I talk about each food, such as….
- Nuts/seeds: macronutrients, the fat, protein, carbs, contains matrix for a complete plant
- Fruit: phytonutrients, fiber, intestinal brooming, GI health, removes cholesterol.
- Powders: protein, collagen, greens, talk about vegan, raw, whey choices.
- Flavors: carminative, adaptogenic, minimal amounts yet have big impact.
12:30: Blend and share the finished protein bar.
Will talk about other ways to use the same ingredients (crusts for pies, granola, toppings for crisps, puddings, vegan cheesecakes).
12:40: Will ask again what they think is a good snack and why
- Will lead discussion based on what they now know of a healthy snack.
- I will talk about the ease of bringing these on the road, trail, bike, for kids.
- Will also talk about biochemistry, health and nutrition (diabetes, cancer, weight issues, metabolism, etc).
12:50: Q and A. … open to any cooking, health, nutrition question.
1pm: Goodbyes, individual QandA
1:15: clean up, pack up
Here are other versions of my Lunch and Learns: